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Fall…it’s almost here…can you feel it? Fall is a great time to lounge and entertain outdoors in Texas. The nights cool down, rainfall increases and we can look forward to starting a fire in the chiminea. Looking for more shade on back patio? You’re in luck…fall is the very best time to plant new trees.
It seems we’re always in a hunt for the most new exciting plant or tree on the market to plant in our landscapes. But, sometimes older is better. When it comes to tough trees that tolerate urban abuse, there aren’t many trees that can keep up with the ancient Ginkgo biloba, also known as Maidenhair Tree.
Time and time again, we’re called out to assess trees that are in decline only to find that had it been properly planted in the beginning, the tree could have thrived.
Texas is a big state: That means we have lots of native trees. From time to time we like to feature a Texas native tree so you can identify them in your own area. The Texas Buckeye (also referred to as an Ohio Buckeye), Aesculus glabra var. arguta, is classified as a small multi-trunked tree or large shrub. Distinctive features of this native tree are its large palmate leaves and white to yellow spring blooms held in large clusters. The large spiny fruit appears in summer and produce large shiny black seeds.
We really need our shade trees here in North Texas. More importantly, we need to choose the right shade trees. Not all trees are well suited to our soils and climate, even if they seem to be popular choices.
Because of our weather here in the DFW area, good fall color is not always a guarantee. Rainfall needs to have been available through the year, the autumn days sunny and night temperatures cool in order to bring on the perfect show of fall color. If we get good fall color, it usually happens in November.
The Cedar Elm, Ulmus crassifolia, is one of the most common and widespread native trees in Texas. It grows all over the eastern half of the state, with the exception of the most southern parts. We love Cedar Elms because they are a tough, heat-tolerant shade tree that can weather out a drought. They also provide beautiful golden foliage color in fall.