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
Pineapple Guava Feijoa sellowiana Shrubs Sun Pineapple Guava   Feijoa sellowiana , Pineapple Guava   Feijoa sellowiana
Elbow Bush Forestirera pubescens Shrubs Sun/Part Shade Elbow Bush  Forestirera pubescens , Elbow Bush  Forestirera pubescens
Carolina Buckthorn Frangula caroliniana Trees (Small)/Large Shrubs Sun/Part Shade Carolina Buckthorn   Frangula caroliniana
Thyrallis, (Golden Showers) Galphimia glauca Shrubs Sun Thyrallis, (Golden Showers) Galphimia glauca , Thyrallis, (Golden Showers) Galphimia glauca
Silktassel, Mexican Garrya ovata spp. lindheimeri Trees (Small)/Large Shrubs Sun/Part Shade Silktassel, Mexican Garrya ovata spp. lindheimeri , Silktassel, Mexican Garrya ovata spp. lindheimeri
Gaura Gaura lindheimeri Perennials Sun/Part Shade Gaura   Gaura lindheimeri , Gaura   Gaura lindheimeri
Carolina Jessamine Gelsemium sempervirens Vines Sun/Part Shade Carolina Jessamine    Gelsemium sempervirens , Carolina Jessamine    Gelsemium sempervirens
Ghost Plant Graptopetalum paraguayense Perennials Sun/Part Shade Ghost Plant Graptopetalum paraguayense
Firebush Hamelia patens Perennials Sun Firebush  Hamelia patens
Maximilian Sunflower Helianthus maximiliani Perennials Sun/Part Shade Maximilian Sunflower  Helianthus maximiliani