MOUNTAIN LAUREL - TEXAS
TEXAS MOUNTAIN LAUREL
Sophora secundiflora (so-FORE-uh se-kune-di-FLOOR-uh)
Evergreen Sun to part shade Height 20 feet Spread 10 feet Spacing 8- 15 feet
HABIT: Slow growing, dense foliage, bushy unless trimmed into tree form. Fragrant, purple, wisteria-like flowers in spring. They actually smell like grape soda.
CULTURE: Any well-drained soil. Moderate to low water and feeding requirements.
USES: Specimen ornamental tree or large shrub. Drought-tolerant gardens. Can be grown in containers.
PROBLEMS: Winter damage in the northern parts of the state.
NOTES: Great in Central Texas but needs some protection in North Texas. Native to southwestern USA, Texas and Mexico.