NAME: Texas Laurel
OTHER COMMON NAMES: Texas Mountain Laurel / Mescal Bean / Coral Bean / Frijollito
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Sophora Secundiflora / Calia Secundiflora / Broussonetia Secundiflora / Dermatophyllum Speciosum
COLOR: Violet Blue
PLANT SEEDS: Outdoors after frost / Indoors weeks before last frost
BLOOM TIME: Early Spring (Feb - March in the N Hemisphere)
HARDINESS ZONE: 7 - 10
PLANT HEIGHT: 10 - 15'
PLANT SPACING: 10 - 15'
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun - Part Shade
SOIL & WATER PREFERENCES: Average - Dry
QUANTITY: 10 Seeds
OTHER: Texas Mountain Laurel is a shrub or small tree that is native to Texas, New Mexico, & Mexico. They are wildly popular as an ornamental.
Their huge showy 5 – 7” hanging clusters of violet blue flowers are delightfully fragrant with a grape soda scent. The flowers attract bees, butterflies, & HUMMINGBIRDS! After the blooms have gone, the small trees will develop fuzzy silver 4” long bean-like seed pods that are also quite lovely.
The leaves of the Texas Laurel are glossy & evergreen. The plants are deer resistant, & are able to tolerate a wide variety of soils from sandy to heavy clays. They also tolerate drought well. They do not have a rapid growth rate, so can be easily enjoyed in containers as a patio plant. They are also used as a specimen tree where they are sure to be the highlight of the garden, planted in rows for a living fence, etc.
** Please use caution – both & flowers & seeds of this plant are poisonous to humans & animals if ingested.
(You can clip the seedpods off the plant before they mature if you have children or pets that may try to eat them.)
* We have several exceptionally beautiful small purple flowering tree seeds in our store, such as the French Lilac, Purple Smoke Tree, & the Purple Beautyberry! *
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Jul 3, 2020
Received the seeds in a timely fashion but none of the seeds germinated unfortunately.
Jun 7, 2020
May 13, 2020
Wow! Great seeds. Germinated without any problems and shared them with other enthusiasts.
Aug 26, 2019
Super fast shipping and very helpful owner!
Oct 4, 2018
I had no luck getting these seeds to germinate.