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The City of Granite Shoals
2221 N. Phillips Ranch Road
Granite Shoals, TX 78654
Ph: 830-598-2424
Native Plants
Roses growing near City Hall.

Native Plant List from the Master Gardeners
Although there is no requirement to plant these particular plants here in the city, experts recommend them.   As native plants, these should be easier to maintain during this extended drought than non-native plants.  

President of the Highland Lakes Master Gardeners Association (HLMGA), Donna Maier, provides this list of native plants for the Granite Shoals Area.  

Many items on this list would have some kind of attraction for birds, bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects.  Many would offer shelter/nesting areas for wildlife

Small Trees/Large Shrubs:

Arroyo Sweetwood (Myrospernum sousanum)

Mexican Buckeye (Ungandia speciosa)

Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstromia indica)

Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis)

Possumhaw Holly (Ilex decidua)

Texas Mountain Laurel (Sophora secundiflora)


Agarita (Berberis or Nahonia Trifoliata)

Apache Plume (Falogia paracoxa)

Barbados Cherry (Malphigia glabra)

Black Dalea (Dalea frutescens)

Elbow Bush (Forestirera pubescens)

Flame Acanthus (Aniscanthus quadrifidus – variation Wrightii)

White mist flower (Agertina havanensis)

Rosemary – either upright or prostrate/creeping

Turk’s Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus – variation Drummondii)

Perennial flowers:

Calylophus (calylophous berlanderieri)

Red Columbine (Aquiliegia canadensis)

Blackfoot Daisy (Melampodium leucanthum

Damianita (Chrysactina mexicana)

Esperanza/Yellow Bells (Tecoma stans)

Fall Aster (Aster oblongifolium)

Gayfeather (Liatris mucronata)

Hymenoxys/Four Nerve Daisy (Tetraneuris scaposa)

Lantana – various

Maximilian Sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani)

Penstemon – various

Sage/Salvia – various

Skeletonleaf Goldeneye (Viguiera stenoloba)

Skullcap – various

Yuccas/Agaves/Succulents/Cacti – various

Ornamental Grasses – various, including some of the Muhly varieties

Annuals – a liberal sprinkling of native wildflowers including Bluebonnets, Indian Blanket, Blanketflower, Winecup, Lemon Mint, Tickseed, etc

If there is a space where a vine would be useful, we would use Crossvine or Carolina Jessamine

If larger trees are desired, we would use the hardiest varieties of native oak trees and cedar elm.