|This is called Texas Mountain Laurel. It is slow growing, evergreen|
and one of the first things to bloom in the spring. It is toxic to
most livestock I am told. The seeds are large and hard to
germinate, but if you want seeds from this year's crop just
let me know and I will send you some. The seed pods come
on after the blooms are gone which will be a few more weeks.
It reminds me of wisteria when it blooms but it grows as a thick
bush, whereas wisteria is a vine and grows faster. I have a
few of these scattered about on my hillside, some of them must have
been here for 20 or more years based on their size. I moved ago here 12 years
ago and they were here then.