Mescal Bean, Texas Mountain Laurel
Evergreen, Shrubs, Trees
Handsome flowering trees with showy, drooping clusters of sweet pea-shaped blossoms. Seed pods are constricted between the seeds, giving them a bead-necklace look. Leaves are divided into many leaflets. Provide good drainage.Sophora secundiflora
From Texas, New Mexico, Northern Mexico. Reaches 15 to 25 ft. tall, 10 to 15 ft. wide; very slow growing, especially in cool-summer regions. Naturally shrubby but can be trained into tree with short, slender trunk or multiple trunks, narrow crown, upright branches. Leaves 4 to 6 in. long, divided into seven to nine glossy dark green, 1- to 2-in.-long leaflets. Blooms from midwinter to early spring, bearing sweet-scented violet-blue flowers in drooping, 4 to 8-in. clusters reminiscent of wisteria. A white-flowered form is occasionally available.
From Texas, New Mexico, Northern Mexico. Reaches 15 to 25 ft. tall, 10 to 15 ft. wide; very slow growi...
Dense grower to 5 ft. high and wide, with bright green leaves and lavender flowers.