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Shade, Evergreen & Ornamental Tree Selections in Austin

At Ted's Trees, Ltd., we pride ourselves on our vast inventory of quality shade trees, ornamental trees, evergreen trees, palms, plants and shrubs. Any tree purchased from Ted's Trees that includes installation comes with a one-year warranty. If what you are looking for is not listed, please contact our office at 512-928-8733 or email us at tedstrees@aol.com.

Shade Trees

Shade trees add to the value of a home. In the heat of a Texas summer, it’s really nice to have a giant shade tree to sit under. Here are some pictures of shade trees that we offer.
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Texas Ash
Height 30' to 45', width 60' Pinnate leaves, does well in full sun
Bur Oak
Bur Oak
Deciduous tree with a very wide, open crown. Usually wider than tall, the tree can exceed 100 ft. in height and width
Cedar Elm
Cedar Elm
Height 25-50', Spread 25-35', Will do well in sun and part shade, Color Gold Foliage, Water Very Little
Chinese Pistache
Chinese Pistache
Size: Height 40', 30'
wide,Exposure: Full sun
Chinquapin Oak
Chinquapin Oak
Height 50-70', Spread 30-40', Needs
Sun, Color Yellow and Rust Foliage,
Comments: good for deeper soils.
Corkscrew Willow
Corkscrew Willow
Height: 20-30', Spread: 15-25'
Shape: Rounded, Sun: Full
Drake Elm
Drake Elm
Spreading, arching branches and
weeping habit. Small leaves. Very
fast growth with a wider spread.
Heritage Live Oak
Heritage Live Oak
Mature height and spread of 30' to 50'
very drought tolerant tree
Japanese Red Maple
Japanese Red Maple
Height and spread of about 20', Soil
tolerances: clay, loam, sand
Lacey Oak
Lacey Oak
Height: 20-30', Spread: 25', Needs lots of
Sun, Color: Bluish-Green foliage, Water
need low
Live Oak
Live Oak
Height and spread between 50' - 60'
Grows about 2.5'' per year amazingly
adapted to drought
Mexican Oak
Mexican Oak
Height and spread around 45'
Does very well in sun
Mountain Laurel
Mountain Laurel
Is a shrub that can also be trimmed up into
a multi trunked tree form. It grows slowly but
can reach to well over 20' in time.
Red Oak
Red Oak
Height 70-90', one of the fastest
growing oaks, produces acorns,
has been known to live over 300
years

Ornamental Trees

Ornamental trees draw attention to themselves very easily. These trees have features that set them apart from the rest of your landscape. It is a good idea to put them where they can be viewed closely. Otherwise, the uniqueness of them will be lost. That uniqueness may be their color, texture, flowers, bark or branches. They are important to have and add distinctiveness and beauty to your yard. Here are some we carry in our nursery.
Bradford Pear
Bradford Pear
Height 40', width 20-25'
Profuse white blooms in the spring
In the summer, changes to a dark-green foliage
In the fall, has purple-red foliage
Flowering Peach Tree
Flowering Peach Tree
Rounded flowers: pink, red, white – single or double
Crape Myrtle
Crape Myrtle
Height 15-25', spread 10-20'
Needs lots of sun exposure and needs low to medium water 
White, pink or lavender in color
Produces showy flowers
Loquat
Loquat
20 to 30 ft, has a rounded crown
and a short trunk
Magnolia Tree
Magnolia Tree
Sun, Water well, Feature: White
Flowers, Comments: grows slow
Mexican Plum
Mexican Plum
Height 15-20', Spread 15-20', Needs
some sun, White flowers, Water
needs low, needs good drainage
Monterey Tree
Monterey Tree
Matures to a height of 45' with a
35' spread. Extremely drought tolerant.
Purple Leaf Plum
Purple Leaf Plum
This is a smaller tree to 30' with a
rounded head, a pink flower that
opens with the purple leaf.
Texas Redbud
Texas Redbud
Height 15-20', Spread 15-15',
Needs some sun, pinkish purple
drained
Texas White Bud
Texas White Bud
Height 15-20', Spread 15-15',
Needs some sun, White well
drained

Evergreen Trees

Evergreens retain some or all of their foliage throughout the year, growing new leaves before the old ones fall off. Two types of evergreens are needle-bearing and broad leaf. Here are a few.
Afghan Pine
Afghan Pine
Height: over 40 ft, Full Sun,
Bloom Color: Brown/Bronze
Blue Point Juniper
Blue Point Juniper
Grows slowly to a very dense, pyramidal form of 7-8' tall and wide.
Eastern Red Cedar
Eastern Red Cedar
Height: 30-50', Spread: 15-25', Needs
lots of Sun, Feature: Columnar/
spreading shape, Comments: Prefers
deeper soils
Italian Cypress
Italian Cypress
Height: Up to 60 Feet, Canopy Width:
5 to 10 Feet,Water: Little to moderate
Arizona Cypress

​Arizona Cypress

Height: 25-50', Spread: 15-25',
Needs lots of Sun, Color: Blue/Silver
foliage, Comments: attractive
peeling bark
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Leyland Cypress
​The Growth rate is-2’-3’ per
year in their youth. Leylands can
grow to a height of 40’ in a
landscape environment

Shrubs

Ted’s Trees carries many different types of shrubs. Shrubs are a great way to create privacy screening. Here are pictures of just a few we carry.
Wax Myrtle
Wax Myrtle
Height: 5'-6', Spread: 15', Needs to be in full sun or part shade, Evergreen, Must be pruned for shape only or to rise canopy.
Yaupon Holly
Yaupon Holly
Needs lots of Sun,Feature: Red Height: 12-20', Spread: 10-15', Needs lots of Sun,Feature: Red Berries, Water well, Comments: Females produce red berries
Cherry Laurel
Cherry Laurel
Height: 15-20', Spread: 12-15', Needs some sun, Color: Dark Green foliage, water
Mountain Laurel
Mountain Laurel
Is a shrub that can also be trimmed grows slowly but can reach to well over 20' in time.

Palms

Palm trees are great to place near a pool to create your own exotic paradise or to set in your landscape design. Our sizes vary from 2' to over 30'. Here are some we carry. 
Canary Island Palm
Canary Island Palm
Dense heavy canopies of green fronds with a thick, pineapple-like nut comprised of cut frond stems just under the fronds
Chinese Fan Palm
Chinese Fan Palm
Height 15-20', spread 8-10'
Needs full sun, fast-growing
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Mature size 80' by 10'
Needs full sun exposure
Deer-resistant and tolerates salty soil
Mediterranean Palm
Mediterranean Palm
Height 15'
Leaves are arranged in a symmetrical crown that can reach 8’ to 10’ wide
Pindo Palm
Pindo Palm
Trunk can grow to 20' but normally reaches 12’-15’
Windmill Palm
Windmill Palm
Often seen at 10’-20' tall
Framing tree offers patio shade 
Can be placed by a front entryway
Texas/Florida Sabal Palm
Texas/Florida Sabal Palm
Reaches the height of about 65'
Popular landscape plant 
Sago Palm
Sago Palm
It is seen in almost all botanical gardens
Temperate and tropical locations

Choosing the right trees depends on your yard’s setup as well as what you would like to accomplish for your property. View our past projects to get a better idea about how we can implement beautiful trees in your yard. 
Due to quick turnaround, we are unable to list prices and availability on our website. Please call our office with any questions at 512-928-8733.

Ted’s Trees, Ltd.

1118 Tillery St.
Austin, TX 78702
Phone: 512-928-8733
Fax: 512-928-2337
Email: tedstreesml@aol.com
Business Hours:
Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.