Texas Mountain Laurel (Sophora secundiflora)


Texas Mountain Laurel

Sophora secundiflora

  • A true Texan beauty that produces wonderful color
  • Fragrant blooms with a sweet aroma
  • Very cold hardy and low maintenance specimen
  • Ornamental tree performs well in many landscape applications

The Texas Mountain Laurel tree, botanical name Sophora secundiflora, embodies everything that’s beautiful about the great state of Texas. When in bloom, a stunning display of large purple to lavender to violet flowers appear, creating a beautiful landscape scene that is sure to be admired by all. The flowers have a distinctive and pleasingly sweet aroma, often compared to Juicy Fruit gum or grape Kool-Aid! The Texas Mountain Laurel is not just brimming with color and aroma, it also brings a sturdy and reliable presence that adds value as well as curb appeal to just about any landscape!

A Texas Native, this beautiful, slow-growing, small to medium evergreen can be grown as a shrub or trained to a single or multi-trunk ornamental tree. It loves full sun and partial sun exposures and has a high heat tolerance. They get extra bonus points because they never lose their leaves and require very little clean-up and maintenance. Since it’s native to central Texas, it loves the soil and weather patterns of Houston. In fact, Texas Mountain Laurel seems to bloom even longer and brighter here than anywhere else!

Due to its slow growth rate, we recommend buying as big as you can. Big Tex Tree Nurseries has bigger trees for sale, ready to add instant beauty into a variety of landscape applications. Come visit any of our huge locations and let our nursery pro’s help you select the perfect Texas Mountain Laurel for your landscaping needs. These are some of the most sought after trees during bloom season and we have them available in a variety of sizes!

Let us do the digging! Our professional planting and delivery service will get any sized order planted into your landscape and treated with specialized fertilizers that get your plants growing just right!


Flowers produce a sweet and inviting aroma

Low maintenance and little pruning

Ornamental small to medium size tree works well anywhere

Grows great in desert climates