Thursday, April 30, 2015

Texas Mountain Laurel

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Texas mountain laurel (Dermatophyllum or Sophora) is an attractive evergreen shrub or understory tree. The tree likes full sun and well-drained, rocky limestone soil. The foliage is an attractive dark green shade.  


The flowers are both grape in shade and scent.


The seed pods are pendulous and typical of pods from the legume or pea family. Seeds found inside the pods are red and can be scarified to induce early germination.



Trimmed to form a hedge



Texas Mountain Laurel







Grassroots Horticulture
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