Best Austin, TX and Central Texas Xeriscape Plants:
This list includes our most commonly utilized, design oriented, and favorite drought-tolerant Xeriscape plants for Austin, TX and for the Central Texas area. Water-wise Xeriscaping plants will thrive in the Central Texas heat and will require very little, if any, watering after initial establishment. Furthermore, these plants are watershed friendly, often filtering out pollutants. The Austin Xeriscape focused plants in this list are very hardy, drought tolerant and resistant and will need a good watering only during especially hard droughts. We strive to design and use as many Central Texas and Austin, TX Xeriscaping plants as we can in our Xeriscape designs and landscaping projects in Austin. When landscapers think about Xeriscape design they assume that their only choice will be the regular Central Texas drought tolerant Xeriscaping favorite plants: yuccas, agaves, and cacti. Those are very common in Austin, TX Xeriscapes and for a good reason. However, there are many more water-wise Xeriscaping plants that you could design in your Xeriscape landscape for a different height, form, color and variation.
The following deer-resistant plants are recommended after much observation, literature, and experience. Please note that deer will eat almost every plant when very hungry, especially during drought conditions where other vegetation is non-existent.