The Montezuma Cypress is a decidedly iconic tree in the south, with its large, almost disproportionate trunk and fringe like needles. It is the national tree of Mexico and thrives in the humid and hot air of South Texas. Though very similar in appearance to the Bald Cypress, it rarely produces knees, thus making it an appealing drought tolerant landscape tree. At Alvin Tree Farm we have some 45# Cypress that are just full of charm. Cone shaped while they are young, they grow to have a large evergreen canopy perfect for providing shade to a picnic table in the park, or next to a backyard pond. Give us a call with any questions at...read more
With its pyramidal growth & large glossy leaves this variety of Magnolia grandiflora (southern magnolia) makes the Green Giant Magnolia my pick of the week.read more
The average height of the Nuttall Oak is 75 feet with a canopy spread up to 60 feet which makes this tree impressive by any standard. This is a deciduous oak that has red to orange late fall foliage with a grayish-brown bark and produces large acorns.read more
This magnificent tree is a native to Texas and can grow to be just as big. It has large branches that spread gracefully in a horizontal fashion which provides superb shade when mature. These trees can live for centuries, which make them a good choice when planting to mark an occasion such as a birth or marriage.read more
This variety of the Magnolia truly is a little gem just as the name implies. It is a prolific bloomer from May until October with large fragrant flowers with a distinct perfume.read more
The Texas Redbud is more drought tolerant than the Eastern Redbud, but that doesn’t keep it from putting on a show in the spring. This Redbud earns its name with hot pink flowers that make a display before the leaves emerge.read more
This plant attracts the hummingbirds and butterflies to the striking red flowers that form what looks like a bottlebrush on the ends of its branches. It can be used as a shrub, pruned into a small tree or can be espaliered for a more dramatic effect.read more
This specimen tree is evergreen with a dense growth habit that can reach 25 to 30 feet tall. But the most striking feature of this plant is how it weeps with the leaves growing at the ends of the long branches. This trait is highlighted with it blooms from May to July with clusters of bright red flowers that attract hummingbirds and butterflies.read more
The Italian Cypress tree has a tall, narrow columnar shape which is seldom wider than three feet and can grow from 40 to 60 feet in height. This unique shape lends itself well to formal landscapes where a framing effect is desired.read more
The Eastern Redbud makes a show in early spring by flowering with purple-pink flowers before the leaves emerge. This tree has a moderate rate of growth with the canopy starting low on the trunk.read more
The Forest Pansy Redbud tree has red twigs and very interesting leaves. In early spring, purple/pink flowers are seen before the leaves for a wonderful burst of color; a welcoming sight after dull winter days.read more
The East Palatka Holly is female and bears bright red berries in the Fall and Winter which is very attractive in the landscape since it is an evergreen tree.read more
Awabuki Viburnum tree is a small tree that is sometimes used as a shrub as screening or as a clipped hedge. The leaves are distinctive because they are lustrous, large, leathery and very fragrant which sets this variety apart from the rest of the species.read more
Acoma Crape Myrtle tree provides a burst of color during our hot Texas summers and the small size makes it ideal for both formal and informal landscapes.
It is a favorite for parking lots and commercial installations and has a good resistance to powdery mildew.
This is an evergreen tree with a dense, tight growth habit which makes it ideal for hedges or ornamental sculpting. This hardy species of pine is well adapted to Texas and does well even during drought conditions.read more