Trees for Small Yards

Which trees would we recommend for small yards in North Texas?

Mexican Plum, Fort Worth Botanical Garden. Copyright 2023.

Property owners in North Texas have many choices when it comes to tree species. For those that have limited space, we recommend that you consider the species listed below. Consulting with a ISA Certified Arborist is also a good idea, as there are many factors to consider when planting a tree.

  • Teddy Bear Southern Magnolias
  • Lacey Oak
  • Chinese Pistache
  • Texas Mountain Laurel
  • Caddo Maple – this maple has a thicker bark and leaves than do other maples; it helps them to be less susceptible to sun scald and leaf scorch.
  • Mexican Plum
  • Mimosa

We also recommend that homeowners use Texas A&M’s Tree Selector page to discover more options:

Krista White

Krista White

Krista is a member of the marketing and education team at Tree Shepherds. A lifelong learner, she loves writing about anything from Hemingway to Quercus macrocarpa.