Carob Trees have been planted in Houston for the past 50 years as a way to provide durable shade in a very warm growing climate. This highly resilient shade provider never loses the stalk shaped green leaves and will continue to provide an umbrella of shade to your landscape year round. Carob Trees come in both female and male specimens, with the females producing a large number of bean pods which can become bothersome to some homeowners. Male trees produce a pungent odor during the fall which some find unpleasant.
Carobs are a wise choice when a unique shade tree is needed for a southwestern or desert style landscape. While they do come with some caveats that some homeowners may not enjoy, Carob Trees cannot be mistaken for their large and durable desert beauty.