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"texasplantlovers.com has some promising selections. for trees and shrubs, fall planting is usually best. gives time to grow roots long before hot season next year. but nursery selection might be limited, i dont know.
for what it's worth, fig…"
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texasplantlovers.com has some promising selections. for trees and shrubs, fall planting is usually best. gives time to grow roots long before hot season next year. but nursery selection might be limited, i dont know.
for what it's worth, fig trees are suitable for most of texas, and do not make seeds in texas so totally noninvasive. figs grow great from dormant cuttings, so if you know anyone with a fig tree in your area, you may start one for free. Wildlife love eating fig fruits, but you might love them too.
I cant do links on my ipad, but if you google on Benny J Simpson, he has a site about texas native trees.
You might check the Dallas Arboretum. It is possible they have a native plant section where you can view them in person.