plant search guide

Our native landscape is the inspiration for this guide to earth-wise plant choices for Austin area gardens. The Grow Green plant list was created to help you select beautiful native and adapted plants which are naturally drought tolerant and resistant to pests and diseases. The less watering, fertilizing, and chemical control required in your yard, the more you contribute to the conservation and preservation of our precious water resources - our streams, lakes, and aquifers.

Featured Plants

Title Botanical Name Plant Type Light Plant Images
Desert Willow Chilopsis linearis Trees (Small)/Large Shrubs Sun/Part Shade Desert Willow  Chilopsis linearis
Elbow Bush Forestirera pubescens Shrubs Sun/Part Shade Elbow Bush  Forestirera pubescens , Elbow Bush  Forestirera pubescens
Elm, Cedar Ulmus crassifolia Trees (Large) Sun/Part Shade Cedar Elm
Esperanza/Yellow Bells Tecoma stans Perennials Sun Esperanza/Yellow Bells
Eve's Necklace Styphnolobium affine Trees (Small)/Large Shrubs Sun/Part Shade Eve's Necklace   Styphnolobium affine , Eve's Necklace   Styphnolobium affine
Fall Aster Aster oblongifolium Perennials Sun/Part Shade Fall Aster   Aster oblongifolium
Fern, Firecracker Russelia equisetiformis Perennials Sun/Part Shade Fern, Firecracker Russelia equisetiformis , Fern, Firecracker Russelia equisetiformis
Fern, River Thelypteris kunthii Perennials Shade Fern, River     Thelypteris kunthii
Fig Vine Ficus pumila Vines Sun/Part Shade Fig Vine   Ficus pumila
Firebush Hamelia patens Perennials Sun Firebush  Hamelia patens