Texas Mountain Laurel$
Everything you could dream of in a small package, this evergreen shrub has a sturdy structure, keeps its lovely green leaves all year, and produces long-lasting drooping clusters of lavender-blue flowers that are show-stopping in beauty and breath-taking in fragrance. Their strong fragrance can be compared to grape juice or Juicy Fruit gum. The flowers are followed by a semi-woody pod with poisonous, bright red seeds. It is drought-tolerant, and the multi-trunks of this tree are easily trained as an espalier or patio tree. It grows 12 ft. tall and 8 ft. wide, or more, and requires little maintenance.