Welcome to Hill Country Natives

In our expanded catalog you’ll find all of the common and hard-to-find Texas-hardy natives we’ve been growing for years with new additions in fruit bearing trees and shrubs specially selected for our variable climate conditions. Continued upgrades in our growing techniques and nursery infrastructure ensure that this year’s crop will be our most vigorous offering to date. As always, our strongest focus is on healthy root growth, so the plant will adapt to its planting site quickly and vigorously.  And you don’t have to spend extra time untangling and cutting roots when you plant our trees & shrubs.

 You can use our Browse section to learn more about the plants before you make your final choices. We sell our plants on a first come first serve basis unless you reserve a plant with a deposit or establish a contract grow agreement with us. We update our inventory on a monthly basis, so if you would like to receive an update when we have new plants ready for sale sign up for our mailing list.  When you’re ready to visit and shop, please use our APPOINTMENT MANAGER on the Contact Page.

At Hill Country Natives, our mission is to promote the sustainable cultivation of native Texas trees and shrubs and to increase their use in landscaping. We specialize in native trees and shrubs and perennial edible plants that are well-adapted to central Texas.

Native plants offer many benefits. They require less water. They improve wildlife habitat. They support genetic diversity. They require less fertilizer and pesticide, thus reducing pollution and cost. And they improve the connection between people and the land.

Over the last few decades we’ve witnessed a degradation of native plant communities in central Texas. We feel that the loss of native plants is having a negative impact on the environment and on all of us. We believe that by increasing the use of native plants we can help restore our unique central Texas environment and quality of life. Our work is informed by the ethics and principles of Permaculture design.

Our Learn page contains informational material in several sections. To learn how we cultivate healthy plants, and to get some tips, see Cultivation. And check our Articles & Links to read up on Green Living Screens, Fire-wise landscaping, Fungi, and other key topics. Enjoy our Plant Showcase too!

Whatever your situation, we’ve got native plants and edible plants for you.  Whether you already know a lot or are just getting started, Hill Country Natives is here to help. We’ve been in the business of nurturing Texas natives since 2001 and we’ve been stewards of our own Hill Country home for over 35 years.  You can get Hill Country Natives plants three times a year at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, as well as several other area nurseries – look for the Rootmaker containers. Or you can order via our SHOP page right here on this website. You can also shop at our nursery in Leander, TX. (Driving directions, Google link and map on our Contact/Visit page.)

“Just a quick note to say I was very impressed by the root system on the Montezuma Cypress … I planted it a few hours after I picked it up from you and it was perfect! The structure was very dense. More importantly the branching from the root flare was perfect and no circling or girdling root on the outside of the root ball! … You definitely have me sold. … Thanks for all your help. I plan to use your nursery as much as I can.” – D.L.

We proudly support local eco-friendly businesses as a partner of the Austin Eco Network.

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In an effort to better serve you, our customers and fellow plant lovers we have joined the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association. 

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