Xeric plants that will thrive even when your neighbor's landscape is wilting under the heat:
Native, hardy, uniquely textured foliage, grows large, mahogany wood.
Texas Red Yucca
Indigenous peoples used this plant for rope. It has beautiful red flower and is strong which makes it good for rope, cords, clothes, bedding mats etc.
Creeping, extremely hardy.
Weeping Pea Shrub
Nitrogen fixer, good companion plant, great bark, yellow and early blooms, hardy.
Bees love Russian Sage.
Big Tooth Maple
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Hardy white blooms in the spring, attracts birds. This tree has persistent berries which means that the berries don't fall off the tree.
Durable, thrives in a wide range of soils and sites, repels deer, full to part sun, attracts bees.
Long bloom time, long lasting summer blooms, full sun, attracts butterflies, good cut flowers.
Drought tolerant, attracts hummingbirds, fragrant foliage, long blooming.
Fragrant, harmful if eaten, repels deer, good cut flower, full to partial sun, attracts hummingbirds.
Full sun, attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, good cut flower, self seeding, large variety of colors.
Full sun, attracts butterflies, repels deer and rabbits, fragrant, good cut flower.