Plants on the Museum Reach

Photos: Lee Marlowe & Palani Whiting
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Area near Pearl Brewery:

Scarlet rosemallow (Hibiscus coccineus)

Scarlet rosemallow (Hibiscus coccineus)

  • Also called Texas star hibiscus
  • Exposure: full sun
  • Height: 3-6 feet
  • Bloom color: red
  • Bloom period: July-September
  • Texas native
Knockout rose (Rosa 'Knock Out')

Knockout rose (Rosa 'Knock Out')

  • Exposure: full sun
  • Height: 1-3 feet
  • Bloom color: white, yellow
  • Bloom period: March-May
  • Adapted ornamental
Indian woodoats (Chasmanthium latifolium)

Indian woodoats (Chasmanthium latifolium)

  • Also called Inland sea oats
  • Exposure: part shade, shade
  • Height: 2-4 feet
  • Bloom color: green
  • Bloom period: June-September
  • Texas native
Broadleaf arrowhead (Saggitaria latifolia)

Broadleaf arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia)

  • Exposure: sun, part-shade
  • Height: 1-3 feet
  • Bloom color: white
  • Bloom period: July-September
  • Texas native
Trumpet honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)

Trumpet honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)

  • Also called Coral honeysuckle
  • Exposure: sun, part shade
  • Height: 12-36 feet
  • Bloom color: red, yellow
  • Bloom period: March-June
  • Texas native
Bald cypress (Taxodium distichum)

Bald cypress (Taxodium distichum)

  • Exposure: full sun, part shade
  • Height: up to 70 feet
  • Fruit type: cone
  • Fruit color: green, brown at maturity
  • Texas native
Galphimia glauca

Golden shower thryallis (Galphimia glauca)

  • Exposure: full sun, part shade
  • Height: 4-6 feet
  • Bloom color: yellow
  • Bloom period: June-August
  • Adapted ornamental
Yellow Trumpetbush (Tecoma stans)

Yellow trumpetbush (Tecoma stans)

  • Also called Esperanza, or Yellow bells
  • Exposure: full sun, part shade
  • Height: 3-6 feet
  • Bloom color: yellow
  • Bloom period: April-November
  • Texas native

Area near the San Antonio Museum of Art:

Desert willow (Chilopsis linearis)

Desert willow (Chilopsis linearis)

  • Exposure: sun
  • Height: 15-40 feet
  • Bloom color: white, pink, purple, violet
  • Bloom period: April-September
  • Texas native
Mexican Olive (Cordia boissieri)

Anacahuita (Cordia boissieri)

  • Also called Mexican olive
  • Exposure: sun, part shade
  • Height: 12-30 feet
  • Bloom color: white
  • Bloom period: January-December
  • Texas native
Barbados cherry (Malphigia glabra)

Wild crapemyrtle (Malpighia glabra)

  • Also called Barbados cherry
  • Exposure: part shade
  • Height: 3-8 feet
  • Bloom color: pink
  • Bloom period: March-December
  • Texas native
Batface cuphea (Cuphea llavea)

Batface cuphea (Cuphea llavea)

  • Exposure: sun, part shade
  • Height: 1.5-2.5 feet
  • Bloom color: purple, red
  • Bloom period: May-September
  • Adapted ornamental
Mountain laurel (Sophora secundiflora)

Mescal bean (Sophora secundiflora)

  • Also called Texas mountain laurel
  • Exposure: sun, part shade
  • Height: 10-20 feet
  • Bloom color: blue, purple
  • Bloom period: February-March
  • Texas native
Wax mallow (Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii)

Wax mallow (Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii)

  • Also called Turk’s cap
  • Exposure: part shade, shade
  • Height: 2-9 feet
  • Bloom color: white, red
  • Bloom period: May-November
  • Texas native
Fountainbush (Russelia equisetiformis)

Fountainbush (Russelia equisetiformis)

  • Also called Firecracker plant
  • Exposure: full sun
  • Height: 2-4 feet
  • Bloom color: red
  • Bloom period: all year with sufficient warmth and light
  • Adapted ornamental
American pistachio (Pistacia Mexicana)

American pistachio (Pistacia Mexicana)

  • Also called Texas pistache
  • Exposure: sun
  • Height: 12-20 feet
  • Bloom color: white
  • Bloom period: March-August
  • Texas native

Area near the Lock and Dam:

American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)

American beautyberry (Callicarpa Americana)

  • Exposure: part shade
  • Height: 3-6 feet
  • Bloom color: white, pink
  • Bloom period: May-July
  • Texas native
Texas barometer bush (Leucophyllum frutescens)

Texas barometer bush (Leucophyllum frutescens)

  • Also called Cenizo
  • Exposure: full sun, part shade
  • Height: 2-8 feet
  • Bloom color: white, pink, purple, and violet
  • Bloom period: January-December
  • Texas native
Pecan (Carya illinoensis)

Pecan (Carya illinoinensis)

  • Exposure: full sun
  • Height: 70-100 feet
  • Fruit type: nut
  • Fruit color: green, brown at maturity
  • Texas native
American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)

American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)

  • Exposure: full sun, part shade, shade
  • Height: 75-100 feet
  • Fruit type: round cluster of achenes (1-seeded fruits)
  • Fruit color: brown
  • Texas native
Texas plume (Bauhinia lunarioides)

Texas plume (Bauhinia lunarioides)

  • Also called Anacacho orchid
  • Exposure: part shade
  • Height: 6-12 feet
  • Bloom color: white and pink
  • Bloom period: March-May
  • Texas native
Blood sage (Salvia coccinea)

Blood sage (Salvia coccinea)

  • Also called Scarlet sage
  • Exposure: sun, part shade, shade
  • Height: 1-3 feet
  • Bloom color: white, red, pink
  • Bloom period: February-October
  • Texas native
Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata)

Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata)

  • Exposure: sun, part shade
  • Height: 36-72 feet
  • Bloom color: red, yellow
  • Bloom period: March-May
  • Texas native
Finestem needlegrass (Nassella tenuissima)

Finestem needlegrass (Nassella tenuissima)

  • Also called Mexican feathergrass
  • Exposure: sun, part shade
  • Height: 1-3 feet
  • Bloom color: white
  • Bloom period: June-September
  • Texas native