Drought Tolerant Plants for Texas Landscaping

texas drought tolerant plants

Bookmark this page: We’ve put together a list of our favorite drought tolerant plants for Texas landscaping projects. Keep it handy by bookmarking this page.

If you want Low Maintenance plants, this is your go to list. We use the plants below heavily in our Landscaping designs and highly recommend them for Texas.


Live Oak Tree

Live Oak


Texas Persimmon

desert willow tree drought resistant

Desert Willow

Texas Redbud tree

Texas Redbud

crape myrtle tree drought resistant

Crape Myrtle

windmill palm tree

Windmill Palm

pomegranate tree


retama bush drought resistant


texas mountain laurel drought resistant

Texas Mountain Laurel

mock orange tree

Mock Orange

flame acanthus

Flame Acanthus

bottlebrush weeping willow tree

Bottlebrush Weeping Willow

turks cap

Turks Cap

trailing lantana

Trailing Lantana

dwarf burford holly

Dwarf Burford Holly

yaupon holly

Dwarf Yaupon Holly

white mistflower drought tolerant

White Mistflower

texas sage

Texas Sage

flower senna

Flowering Senna


Silver Frost Artemisia



black eyed susan rudbeckia


golden showers

Golden Showers Thryallis



calylophus serrulatus

Calylophus Serrulatus

batface cuphea

Batface Cuphea

black foot daisy

Black Foot Daisy

esparanza gold star

Gold Star Esperanza

fall aster

Fall Aster

firecracker fern drought resistant

Firecracker Fern

texas bearded iris

Bearded Iris

lamb's ear

Lamb’s Ear

texas lantana

Texas Lantana

pride of barbados

Red Bird of Paradise

purple coneflower

Purple Coneflower

cherry sage

Cherry Sage

jerusalem sage

Jerusalem Sage

pink skullcap drought resistant

Pink Skullcap



centuryplant agave

Centuryplant Agave

queen victoria agave

Queen Victoria Agave

Parrys Agave plant

Parry’s Agave

red yucca

Red Yucca

Mexican Feathergrass

Mexican Feathergrass



Confederate Jasmine

Confederate Jasmine

texas leadwort plumbago

Leadwort Plumbago

purple heart

Purple Heart

trailing rosemary

Trailing Rosemary

silver ponyfoot

Silver Ponyfoot


Fetthenne Sedum Spectabile

American Beautyberry

American Beautyberry

gulf muhly

Gulf Muhly

texas frog fruit

Texas Frog Fruit




3 responses to “Drought Tolerant Plants for Texas Landscaping”

  1. Veronica says:

    I love this page! I’m already getting inspired to create a great space in my backyard with a few of these drought tolerant plants. I think I will go with a Texas Persimmon, a Texas Redbud, Skyflower and some Black Foot Daisy. Can’t wait to get started!

  2. Kelly says:

    Great selection of drought tolerant plants. Are all these plants native to the USA? I’ve not heard of many of them and was wondering whether there are similar varieties in Australia. I really like the look of the Firecracker Fern, as well as a few others. Red yucca also seems like a good option.

  3. Denise P. says:

    Had no idea there were so many options of plants that are drought tolerant! It’s amazing how much variety there is. I want to add some life to my parents’ garden and I’m considering adding some Purple Heart, Red Yucca and a Windmill Palm. Or I might just call you for help ;).

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