Evergreen Trees that Flourish in Texas During the Christmas Season

Evergreen Trees that Flourish in Texas During the Christmas Season

magnolia tree by ben and annies

November 24, 2021

The Christmas tree is often seen as the pinnacle of Christmas decorations, and although your artificial tree may make the inside of your home feel like a winter wonderland—you might not be able to say the same for your outdoor scenery. While evergreen trees may not be as common in Texas as in other parts of the United States, there are a handful that are native to the state. If you want to bring a festive look to your home all year round, our team at Ben & Annie’s Trees for Tomorrow has rounded up a few evergreens that would do well in your yard. 

Eastern Red Cedar

Starting with the Eastern Red Cedar, this tree is arguably the closest thing we have to a Christmas tree in Texas. If you’re looking for something to spruce up your yard this winter and in the years to come, this is one tree you’ll definitely want to add to your list. Whether in the sweltering heat of the Texas summer or in the cooler temperatures that winter brings, this evergreen tree will continue to thrive no matter what. 

Carolina Sapphire

Similar to the Eastern Red Cedar, the Carolina Sapphire is an incredible evergreen tree that is closely related in appearance to a typical Christmas tree. The tree’s silver and blue hues within the foliage bring a comforting and unique charm to any home landscape, especially around the Christmas season. Line your backyard with this evergreen tree and in a few short years, your yard will become its own private winter wonderland. 

Nellie R. Stevens Holly

On the Christmas festivity scale—close behind the actual Christmas tree comes the holly tree.  One holly tree that you’ll want to try adding to your landscaping this year is the Nellie R. Stevens Holly. If you let it, this tree can grow up to 30 feet in height, or it could become a beautifully trimmed hedge to frame the front of your home. The deep green leaves and vibrant red hollies make the perfect addition to any Christmas decoration and can be kept up all year round to ensure that your home is always ready for the next holiday season. 

Southern Magnolia

The magnolia tree is known as quite the staple piece in southern landscaping as they’re one of the most common trees in the area. They can reach an incredible height of 40 feet, and surround your home in stunning white and green foliage. While many people may not automatically think of Christmas when discussing a Magnolia tree, the stunning white flowers will give any home an elevated and classic look no matter what the season is. 

At Ben & Annie’s Trees for Tomorrow, we want to wish all of you an amazing holiday season, and we hope that you are able to spend this time of the year with all those you love. 

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