Alamo Mexican Sycamore
Platanus mexicana AlamoTM is a superior seedling selection that was discovered by Peerless Farm and Orange County Nursery, Inc. AlamoTM Mexican Sycamore was chosen from thousands of seedlings to have unique desirable characteristics.
The Mexican Sycamore is one of Peerless Farms featured trees. It is a majestic shade tree towering up to 80 feet in height with large maple-like leaves that are dark green on top and silvery white below. This distinctive tree is also noted for its beautiful, smooth, white exfoliating bark. Mexican Sycamore is more resistant to disease problems and better adapted to dry, rocky alkaline soils than other species of Sycamores. This fast growing giant is a great choice for Texas.
Sierra Red Oak
The Sierra Red Oak (Quercus canbyi) is one of the most attractive of all oaks species and also one of the fastest growing. Native to Northern Mexico, it grows alongside two other very good oaks Quercus polymorpha ‘Monterrey Oak’ and Q. risophylla ‘Loquat Oak’.
Sierra Red Oak has a very pyramidal habit when young and as it matures, it will start developing a wider canopy usually at around 15 years. This oak is highly tolerant to heat, drought, pest and alkaline soils which these traits makes this a perfect tree for south and central Texas. In the Spring, the new growth is red and the fall color can be red to a deep maroon. The leaves are 2”-3” long and have a Holly-like appearance. This tree is classified as an evergreen but this depends greatly on the age of the tree, temperatures and what area of Texas you live. When young it is usually always goes deciduous and with age it can be semi-deciduous to evergreen. It can reach 50 to 60 feet in height with a spread of 30 to 40 feet. The Sierra Red Oak is an underutilized tree that has been tested since the late 1980s in all regions of Texas. This tree has an outstanding performance record and should be used more. With urban yards becoming smaller the Sierra Red Oak is a perfect choice for space, but it will also add interest and beauty. This tree is also a choice tree for parking lots, office buildings, parks and golf courses. The Sierra Red Oak, along with the Monterrey Oak and Loquat Oak, where introduced to the nursery trade by Lynn Lowery, a truly great plantsman. Zone (7-9)
Bubba Desert Willow
The Bubba Desert Willow is a superior selection with glossy, dark green, willow-like leaves. The Bubba Desert Willow is a very floriferous from late spring through fall producing deep lavender pink flowers.
This selection has a moderate growth rate which can reach a height of 20 to 25 feet. Another attribute of this willow is the lack of seed set usually only producing a few pods a season. The Bubba Desert Willow can be grown as a multi-trunk tree or as a single trunk standard. This drought and heat tolerant native is perfect for small back yards as a single specimen planting or planting in groups for a spectacular show of texture and flower production. Bubba Desert Willow was introduced by Paul Cox at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. Zone (7-9)