Texas Mountain Laurel Details

Texas Mountain Laurel

  • Also Known As: Mescal Bean
  • Botanical Name: Sophora secundiflora
  • Plant Type: Ornamental Tree
  • Light Requirement: Partial Shade, Full Sun
  • Water Demand: Very Low
  • Landscape Use: Screen - Physical (e.g., barriers), Focal Point/Specimen Plant, Deer Resistant
  • Ornamental Value: Purple, Lavender, Violet, White
  • Native/Adapted: Native
  • Wildlife Value: Bees, Butterflies, Birds
  • Season: Spring
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
  • Plant Form: Spreading, Upright
  • Plant Spread: 10' - 15'
  • Plant Height: 15' - 20'


Evergreen with deep glossy green leaves. Slow growing. Requires good drainage, and does best in alkaline soils. Beautiful, fragrant spring flowers. Flowers and seeds are poisonous.

Tree Care Guide

Texas Mountain Laurel Photos