Texas Mountain Laurel

Sophora secundiflora

Size

Height - 15-20 feet

Width - 10-15 feet

Plant Type

Evergreen

Native ornamental tree

Close up view

Full plant view

Sun

Full sun to part shade

Other common names

Mescal Bean,

Frijolito

BLOOMING
MONTHS
Save Water   Low water required
 
More Color   Uniquely fragrant blue-purple flowers in early spring
 
 
Attract Wildlife   Bees and butterflies enjoy the flowers
 
Reduce Maintenance   Can prune into bush or tree shape
 
Texas Tough    Is considered evergreen

Interesting Facts

Is evergreen in our climate.  Can be pruned to look like a bush, or can be undercut to look like a tree (can appear similar to a crepe myrtle or a vitex/chaste tree).  Produces clusters of pretty purple blooms in early spring.  Flowers have a strong, sweet, unique fragrance, reminiscent of grape-flavored Kool Aid.  Bean pods produced later in the year are considered poisonous if ingested.

Texas Mountain Laurel in Frisco