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Recommended Trees for North Central Texas

A Yaupon Holly with yellow berries.
This is an uncommon Yaupon Holly. It's a favorite of ours in the Arborilogical Services landscape due to its yellow berries.

Published May 18, 2023, by Arborilogical Services, Inc.

Recommended Trees for North Central Texas

There are no “perfect” trees. Your consulting arborist can help you select the best tree for the location and aesthetics. To learn about each tree species, search online and learn the botanic names, overall sizes, leaf shapes, positive attributes, and more. In some cases, there are multiple cultivars or varieties of tree species that are not listed and may be found online. There are also other tree species that can be planted, and new species or cultivars are often introduced.

Trees on the list with this symbol in front of them are either Evergreen or Everciduous. These are also the best trees to select from for Screening Trees.

Large Shade Trees

American Elm
Arizona Cypress

An Arizona Cypress is not a true Evergreen, but it is considered an Everciduous tree.

Bald Cypress
Bur Oak
Caddo Maple
Cedar Elm
Chinquapin Oak
Deodar Cedar
Live Oak
Mexican Sycamore
Monterey Oak
Montezuma Cypress (semi-evergreen)
Post Oak
Shumard Red Oak
Southern Magnolia
These Southern Magnolias were planted as a screen between two next-door businesses.                

Medium Shade Trees

Bigtooth Maple
Claudia Wannamaker Magnolia
Eastern Red Cedar
Eve's Necklace
Ginkgo Biloba
Golden Rain Tree
Incense Cedar
Italian Stone Pine
Lacey Oak
Shantung Maple
Trident Maple

Ornamental Trees and Bushes

Blue Point Juniper
Burford Holly
Carolina Buckthorn
Carolina Cherry Laurel
Chinese Photinia
Crepe Myrtle
Deciduous Holly
Desert Willow
East Palatka Holly
Forest Pansy Redbud
Goldenball Lead Tree
Heather Leaf Mahonia
Japanese Maple
Little Gem Magnolia
Mary Nell Holly
Mexican, White, or Texas Buckeye
Mexican Plum
Needlepoint Holly
Nellie R. Stevens Holly
Rusty Blackhaw Viburnum
Saucer Magnolia
Smoke Tree
Taylor Juniper
Texas Mountain Laurel
Yaupon Holly

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