Texas Mountain Laurel Sophora secundiflora
This small evergreen is a great tree for small to medium areas. It will work well in partial shade to full sun. This is a showy Texas native with clusters of fragrant purple flowers in the spring and velvet seed pods later in the fall.
Very drought tolerant and grows well in the alkaline soils of Parker county. The tree is generally found in local nurseries. Note: the seeds are not to be eaten, as they are toxic.
Firewise - Yes - Designated by Texas A&M Forest Service