Texas Mountain Laurel

Shiny evergreen leaves and drooping clusters of lavender flowers make Texas mountain laurel popular in warm regions. Commonly grown as a shrub, it also can be pruned into a small tree. Its lush purple flowers have a strong grapelike fragrance that permeates the area around the plant. Some people find the fragrance overwhelming. To be cautious, plant Texas mountain laurel several feet from an entryway or window. It thrives in a variety of soils and is drought-tolerant. When in blooms in spring, it attracts butterflies.

Texas Mountain Laurel Overview

Genus Name Sophora secundiflora
Common Name Texas Mountain Laurel
Plant Type Shrub, Tree
Light Sun
Height 8 to 20 feet
Width null to 10 feet
Flower Color Blue, Purple
Season Features Spring Bloom
Special Features Attracts Birds, Cut Flowers, Fragrance
Zones 10, 8, 9
Propagation Stem Cuttings
Problem Solvers Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Good For Privacy
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