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The native plants we recognize today have thrived in Texas for thousands of years without requiring human support, but the modern urban overlay exerts increasing pressure on these ecosystems.

Our ultimate goal in native plant design is to restore proper biological functioning for planted areas, providing the context for designed spaces + desired structures.

Steve Shelton, MLA

VEGETATION TYPES FOR AUSTIN

CANOPY

tallest trees in a given habitat

UNDERSTORY

smaller, colorful trees beneath the canopy

CACTUS

xeric desert plants that love the sun

SUNNY PERENNIALS
+ SHRUBS

bright plants for sunny spots

SHADY PERENNIALS
+ CREEKSIDE

specialists in darker, wetter environs

BUNCH GRASSES

showy, clumping tufts of native grass