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
Persimmon, Texas Diospyros texana Trees (Small)/Large Shrubs Sun/Part Shade Persimmon, Texas  Diospyros texana , Persimmon, Texas  Diospyros texana
Skyflower, Duranta Duranta erecta Shrubs Sun/Part Shade Skyflower, Duranta Duranta erecta , Skyflower, Duranta Duranta erecta
Snakeherb Dyschoriste linearis Groundcovers Sun/Part Shade Snakeherb    Dyschoriste linearis , Snakeherb    Dyschoriste linearis
Purple Coneflower Echinacea purpurea Perennials Sun/Part Shade Purple Coneflower  Echinacea purpurea
Anacua (Sandpaper Tree) Ehretia anacua Trees (Small)/Large Shrubs Sun/Part Shade Anacua (Sandpaper Tree)
Daisy, Engelmann Engelmannia peristenia Perennials Sun/Part Shade Daisy, Engelmann Engelmannia peristenia , Daisy, Engelmann Engelmannia peristenia
Coralbean Erythrina herbacea Perennials Sun/Part Shade Coralbean Erythrina herbacea , Coralbean Erythrina herbacea
Kidneywood Eysenhardtia texana Trees (Small)/Large Shrubs Sun/Part Shade Kidneywood   Eysenhardtia texana , Kidneywood   Eysenhardtia texana
Apache Plume Fallogia paradoxa Shrubs Sun/Part Shade Apache Plume   Fallogia paradoxa
Aralia, Japanese Fatsia japonica Shrubs Shade Aralia, Japanese     Fatsia japonica