Fruit Trees & Shrubs
Houstonians are often surprised by the variety of fruits that can be grown here in our home town. From the super-dense nutrition of berries to citrus and even tropical fruits there are great options for every palate.
Many homeowners have serious hesitations about growing fruit at home. Too often concerns about space requirements, maintenance and aesthetics scare people away from fruiting plants. Don't be fooled by the naysayers, there are multiple plants suited to each owner and their location. There are wonderful dwarf varieties, beautiful flowerers (and fall color!) and super low maintenance plants for our area.
The following species are common Houston-area fruiting plants:
There are many types of fruit available. Think of your favorite fruit, chances are, if it's not pineapple or the stinky durian, it will thrive in the Houston area.