Parker County Master Gardener Association's

ANNUAL PLANT SALE

Saturday, April 8, 2017 8 a.m. - Noon

 

Native Plants and Grasses, Perennials, Vegetables, Herbs, Annuals, Roses, Shrubs...

Educational presentations on various topics.

Bring plant & gardening questions to “Ask a Master Gardener” table.

 

Texas AgriLife Extension Service Office

604 N Main Street   Weatherford, Texas

Proceeds help fund horticultural educational and community projects in Parker Co.

 

Thank you for your support!

 

These are some of our ongoing projects:

To help in your decision making for selecting a tree, these entries have been divided three categories:

  • Small trees, under 30 feet in height need an area of less 120 square feet
  • Medium trees, 30-60 feet in height need an area of less than 180 square feet
  • Large trees, up to and over 70 feet in height need an area of over 180 square feet

Our Best of Trees for Parker County recommends only drought tolerant specimens. Granted, every tree needs an ample amount of water the first year of growth or during the time the tree is getting established. After that period, the tree should be able to do well with rainfall, and minimal irrigation. When picking a tree for your lawn, take time to do your homework. Decide if you want the tree for aesthetics, privacy, or have a purpose, such as, blocking an unsightly view. Consider the growing rate of the tree. All trees will take some time to mature and accomplish your goal. Some will take much longer than others. Remember, you do not want a tree that will over power the surrounding landscape or be a burden by needing continued attention. The list provided are trees that Parker County Master Gardeners prefer.

 

 

Pecan

Pecan  Carya illinoinensis

Who does not love the state tree of Texas.  The Pecan can rise 120 feet in height and with a 75 foot canopy. This is quite an impressive tree. It will take a good amount of space to grow, so take that into consideration when planting Pecans.

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Arizona Cypress

Arizona Cypress Cupressus arizonica ssp. arizonica

This is a native Texas evergreen with a height of up to 90 feet. The trunk generally reaches 2 feet in diameter and will have unique blue-gray foliage. The tree can be seen in the natural settings of deep west Texas and Big Bend National Park.

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Desert Willow

Desert Willow Chilopsis linearis

Small, deciduous fair growth rate. Very drought tolerant and does well in the Parker County alkaline soils. Showy pink flower in spring and summer. This tree works well in a cactus garden or as an accent tree to a garden of cactus or succulents. Do not over water this tree.

 Firewise - Designation by Texas A&M Forest Service

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Red Bud

Redbud Cercis canadensis OR Cercis reniformis

The Redbud will grow in full sun or dappled shade.  A small deciduous tree 20 foot by 10 foot when mature will bloom during spring in shades of purple, pink, or white, followed by seed pods.  The Oklahoma cultivar (Cercis reniformis) performs better than the Texas cultivar (Cercis canadensis). Most nurseries keep in stock a proven variety, Cercis canadensis commercially called Forest Pansy Redbud.

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