Related to Texas mountain laurel, this is another specimen tree as an accent in sun to part sun. This deciduous small/tree shrub gets to be about 15-20′ tall. In spring, it produces light pink flowers, followed by interesting black seeds that look like they’re strung on beads along a necklace. It’s extremely tough, it’s extremely hardy, it’s not prone to deer problems. They may nibble a bit, but aren’t prone to extensive dining. It’s free of disease or insect problems and makes an excellent choice in smaller gardens or as an accent in larger ones.