10 No-Effort Plants for a Fool-Proof Landscape |TEXAS RANGER The vibrant lavender, purple, and magenta blooms of a Texas Ranger may look like they take some work to care for—but we won't tell the neighbors your secret. These hardy plants are built to survive on little water, so all you need to do is plant it in full sunlight and water during the summers or in times of drought.
some think the Katsura tree smells like caramel or cotton candy when it loses it's leaves in the fall. Besides being wonderful to smell in the fall, the Katsura sports a lovely blend of orange-, raspberry- and apricot-coloured leaves. In the spring Katsura has reddish-purple new growth, in summer it sports heart-shaped blue-green leaves and in winter the gray, slightly exfoliating bark lends interest.
Montgomery Blue Spruce -- 3-4ft. tall -- Outstanding addition to the landscape! Very slow growing dwarf forming a dense, symmetrical cone shape. Attractive, pointed gray-blue needles. Holds its color in Southern climates. Evergreen.
Pinus contorta or the Chief Joseph pine is winter hardy to zones 5-8. It has light green color during the warm season, then in the fall, the color changes to a bright yellow that lasts until the following spring when it transitions back to light green. Grows 1' per year to a max of 8'. Plant in full sun.