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
Abelia, Glossy Abelia x grandiflora Shrubs Sun/Part Shade Glossy Abelia , Abelia Glossy  , Abelia  Glossy
Agarita Berberis trifoliata (Mahonia trifoliata) Shrubs Sun/Part Shade Agarita - Berberis trifoliata (Mahonia trifoliata)
Agave spp Agave spp. Yuccas/Agaves/Succulents/Cacti/Sotols Sun/Part Shade Agave Queen Victoria Agave spp. , Agave spp. , Agave spp.
Alamo Vine Merremia dissecta Vines Sun/Part Shade Alamo Vine
American Beautyberry Callicarpa americana Shrubs Shade American Beautyberry   Callicarpa americana , American Beautyberry   Callicarpa americana
Anacacho Orchid Tree Bauhinia lunarioides Trees (Small)/Large Shrubs Sun/Part Shade Anacacho Orchid , Anacacho Orchid
Anacua (Sandpaper Tree) Ehretia anacua Trees (Small)/Large Shrubs Sun/Part Shade Anacua (Sandpaper Tree)
Apache Plume Fallogia paradoxa Shrubs Sun/Part Shade Apache Plume   Fallogia paradoxa
Aralia, Japanese Fatsia japonica Shrubs Shade Aralia, Japanese     Fatsia japonica , Aralia, Japanese     Fatsia japonica
Arroyo Sweetwood Myrospernum sousanum Trees (Small)/Large Shrubs Sun/Part Shade Arroyo Sweetwood Myrospernum sousanum , Arroyo Sweetwood Myrospernum sousanum