Texas Mountain Laurel trees (Sophora secundiflora) are a favorite flowering tree throughout the Southwest, and it's one that is sure to add curb appeal! This slow growing evergreen may be grown as a medium to large shrub or trained to a single or multi-trunk tree. While it can reach 30’ tall if given lots of water, it usually holds in the more manageable and desirable 10’ to 15’ range and gets about 10’ wide. Texas mountain laurel grows in limestone soils in Central and Southwest Texas and to 5000 feet in the Chisos and Davis Mountains. It can be pruned to keep it shrub-like. The Texas Mountain Laurel (Sophora Secundiflora) is an evergreen shrub and it grows slowly, in time becoming treelike with multiple trunks. It produces purple flowers that have a grape jelly scent which permeates the garden. Texas Mountain Laurel is a native evergreen shrub that can be trained as a multi-trunked small tree. Texas Mountain Laurel. Its blends into the landscape, but can be highlighted by planting in an area where the sun and water prevent other shrubs from thriving. Texas Mountain Laurel is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright form. Sophora secundiflora An evergreen small tree or large shrub that is native to central Texas. This is a very low maintenance plant, and should not require much pruning. Learn more about the Texas Mountain Laurel and other low water use plants from the Water Use It Wisely’s plant of the month blog post. It is heat and drought tolerant and requires little maintenance once it is established.