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Texas Mountain Laurel (Sophora secundiflora)


Texas Mountain Laurel

Sophora secundiflora

  • Very showy small tree
  • Fragrant, early spring blooms of violet-blue flowers in terminal clusters
  • Evergreen
  • Low maintenance tree
  • Attracts hummingbirds

Texas Mountain Laurel trees (Sophora secundiflora) are a favorite flowering tree throughout the Southwest, and it's one that is sure to add curb appeal! They are native to Texas, New Mexico, and northern Mexico, and this small tree turns heads, especially when the fragrant, early spring bloom of violet-blue flowers make an appearance, attracting hummingbirds and helping to make your yard the most attractive one on the block! Their smaller size makes them perfect for tight spaces, so we like to plant them in courtyards, in a front entryway, or in a sunny patio area! Visit your local Moon Valley Nursery and feel free to speak with our professional landscape designer who will be happy to show you how to utilize your space with these gorgeous trees!

There’s no doubt that the Texas Mountain Laurel tree is an ornamental beauty and it gets bonus points because it’s an evergreen with a sturdy structure that can keep its leaves all year long. They like to grow in a location that gets plenty of full sun exposure, and they’re water-wise too, so once established they will have little to moderate watering needs. For best results feed them with our Moon Valley fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

These trees have a slow growth rate, so if you’re looking for the tree right now, that can be used as a windbreak, we recommend buying as big as you can. Moon Valley Nurseries is the grower of the biggest and best Texas Mountain Laurel trees so that we can assure their quality! Consider adding companion plants such as Lantana or Heavenly Bamboo, available at our nurseries! Visit us today, and we will be glad to help you handpick the perfect Mountain Laurel trees as well as the perfect trees, shrubs, and other plants for the perfect spot in your yard!


Flowers produce a sweet and inviting aroma

Low maintenance and little pruning

Ornamental small to medium size tree works well anywhere

Grows great in desert climates