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.

 

 

Crape Myrtle

Crapemyrtle Lagerstroemia indica

Yes, Crape Myrtles come in sizes from 2 foot to 25 foot. For a recommendation in the tree section of this website, the discussion will embrace the larger 20 plus feet specimens.

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Mexican Plum

Mexican Plum, Prunus mexicana

Mexican plum is a beautiful single-trunk, spring-flowering small tree with bark that eventually gets dark and striated, peeling off in patches. It gets as tall as 25 feet and is fast-growing, making it a good tree for new landscapes.

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Chittamwood

Chittamwood Sideroxlyon langinosum

This tree is commonly known as gum bumelia, woolly bumelia or woolly buckthorn. Grows in full sun, semi-evergreen. Mature size 60’x40’. This thorny tree blooms in summer in shades of white and yellow, followed by berries. Chittamwood is usually found in open woods or along fence rows in all areas of Parker County. It is well adapted to the blazing summer heat and is very drought tolerant. The tree is adaptable to most any soil type of the county.

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Carolina Buckthorn

Carolina Buckthorn Rhamnus caroliniana

A Texas native, that should have been named Texas Buckthorn is actually called Carolina Buckthorn. A small deciduous tree with a moderate growth rate.

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