Recommended Trees for Abilene & the Surrounding Area
– One of the larger growing oaks with less chance of contracting oak wilt.
– A white oak group tree that will do well in this area.
– A white oak tree that is semi-evergreen in Abilene and is just being introduced to this region.
– Needs no explanation, but is susceptible to Oak wilt.
– A very popular tree that SHOULD NOT be planted in clusters, Also any red oak that contracts oak wilt is doomed.
– Another popular red oak that shouldn’t be planted in clusters.
– its foliage and growth pattern make it resemble a live oak in the summer, but is very susceptible to mistletoe infestation. Its best application is in rough untended sites.
– A very hardy evergreen that tolerates our dry alkaline soil extremely well, but shouldn’t be planted in a watered landscape.
– a good drought tolerant pine that can stand a little more water than the Afghan.
– Drought tolerant with a little different shape than most pines.
– A large fairly quick growing cedar that makes a good specimen tree as a stand alone planted away from structures or other plants.
– Probably the closest thing to the perfect shade tree in this part of Texas as long as the aphids are controlled.
– A good quick growing shade tree with good fall color and drought tolerance.
– the ultimate survivor, these should be planted only where the root knees won’t be a problem if they develop.
– excellent survivability and great fall color, but very invasive, plant where you want the entire area covered with small colorful trees and where you can contain them.
– an excellent small growing low maintenance short life tree that has good spring color, also one of the few trees that does okay as an under story tree.
– A graceful small growing flowering tree that is extremely drought tolerant and is NOT in the willow family.
– A large growing shrub that is under utilized in this area with striking spring blooms. Keep in mind the beans it produces are toxic.
– A drought tolerant low growing multi stem flowering tree.
– Evergreen shrub shaped tree spreading into many trunks right at the base of the tree that keeps that shape into maturity and will become very large and need lots of room.