Tree Replacement List

Planting the right replacement tree in the right spot is key to enjoying your trees and their benefits. Austin Energy offers a variety of replacement trees.

We offer the replacement trees shown below — depending on their availability. You can view and print this replacement tree list and more planting information in the Tree Replacement List brochure (pdf).

To learn about selecting and planting the right tree in the right spot, see the Native Tree Growing Guide (pdf).

We offer 5- to 15-gallon replacement trees, but 5-gallon trees survive best because their root systems establish more readily.

 

Anacacho Orchid Tree

Anacacho Orchid Tree
Bauhinia congesta
Deciduous

Sun: Full-Part
Size: 8-12'
Spread: 6-12'
White or pink orchid-like blooms in early spring; prefers well drained soil; deer resistant.

Common Tree Senna

Common Tree Senna
Cassia corymbosa
Deciduous
Sun: Full
Size: 6-8'
Spread: 6-8'
Showy yellow blooms from summer to fall; deer resistant.

Crape Myrtle (dwarf)

Crape Myrtle (dwarf)
Lagerstroemia indica
Deciduous
Sun: Full-Part
Size: 6-8'
Spread: 3-6'
Showy, white, pink, or red blooms throughout summer. 

Desert Willow

Desert Willow
Chilopsis linearis
Deciduous
Sun: Full
Size: 15-20'
Spread: 15-20'
White, pink, or burgundy, trumpet-shaped blooms from spring to fall; deer resistant.

Evergreen Sumac

Evergreen Sumac
Rhus virens
Evergreen
Sun: Full–Shade
Size: 8-10'
Spread: 6-8'
White blooms in late summer; burgundy foliage in cool season; deer resistant. 

Eve’s Necklace

Eve’s Necklace
Sophora affinis
Deciduous
Sun: Full–Part
Size: 15-20'
Spread: 15-20'
Drooping, pale pink flower clusters in spring; deer resistant.

Flameleaf Sumac

Flameleaf Sumac
Rhus lanceolata
Deciduous
Sun: Full–Part
Size: 12-20'
Spread: 10-15'
Bright orange/red foliage in fall; deer resistant.

Goldenball Leadtree

Goldenball Leadtree
Leucaena retusa
Deciduous
Sun: Full–Part
Size: 12-20'
Spread: 12-15'
Golden, globe-like flowers from spring to fall; fast growing.

Mexican Buckeye

Mexican Buckeye
Ungnadia speciosa 
Deciduous
Sun: Full–Part
Size: 12-20'
Spread: 12-20'
Pink flowers in early spring; good understory tree; drought tolerant once established; deer resistant.

Mexican Plum

Mexican Plum
Prunus mexicana
Deciduous
Sun: Full–Part
Size: 15-20'
Spread: 15-20'
White flowers in spring; edible fruit.

Possumhaw Holly

Possumhaw Holly
Ilex deciduas
Deciduous
Sun: Full–Part
Size: 12-20'
Spread: 12'
Red berries stand out on bare branches during winter; deer resistant.

Rough Leaf Dogwood

Rough Leaf Dogwood
Cornus drummondii
Deciduous
Sun: Full–Part 
Size: 12-20'
Spread: 15'
White flowers from spring to early summer; foliage changes color in fall.

Texas Mountain Laurel

Texas Mountain Laurel
Sophora secundiflora
Evergreen
Sun: Full–Part 
Size: 10-20'
Spread: 8-12'
Fragrant purple bloom in spring; drought tolerant; deer resistant.

Texas Persimmon

Texas Persimmon
Diospyros texana
Deciduous
Sun: Sun–Part 
Size: 12-20'
Spread: 8-12'
White flowers in spring; smooth gray bark.

Texas Pistache

Texas Pistache
Pistacia texana
Deciduous

Sun: Full–Part 
Size: 12-20'
Spread:15-20'
White flowers in spring, followed by four-to-six-inch red fruit clusters on females.

Texas Redbud

Texas Redbud
Cercis canadensis var. texensis
Deciduous

Sun: Full–Part
Size: 15-20'
Spread: 12-15'
Pink/purple flowers in early spring giving way to curly, waxy leaves.

Wax Myrtle

Wax Myrtle
Myrica cerifera 
Evergreen
Sun: Full–Part
Size: 10-12'
Spread: 15-20'
Aromatic foliage; fast growing screen; deer resistant.

Yaupon Holly

Yaupon Holly
Ilex vomitoria
Evergreen
Sun: Full–Part
Size: 12-20’
Spread: 10-15’
Red berries on females; shade tolerant. 

 

Last Updated: 6/13/17

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