Get ready to add some shine and lushness to your garden with the Texas Mountain Laurel (or Mescal Bean). This evergreen beauty is a multi-trunked shrub or small tree that loves to show off its glossy and dark green leathery leaflets that are rounded on the ends, measuring 2 inches long and tapering more gradually to the base. And if that's not enough, the Texas Mountain Laurel, has a habits of flaunting its violet-to-lavender flowers, in 3-7 inch drooping clusters. The fragrance is reminiscent of artificial grape products.
If that wasnt enough, this drought-tolerant plant, that prefers rocky limestone soil, is native from central Texas west to New Mexico and south to San Luis Potosi in Mexico. So, if you're looking for a slow-growing, native evergreen ornamental tree that will make your garden stand out, the Texas mountain laurel is the one for you.
Light: Full Sun, Part Shade, Dappled Shade
Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10
Origin: Texas, New Mexico