A unique Texas-grown nursery
Welcome to Madrone Nursery in San Marcos, TX

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The widest selection of trees and shrubs






Almighty God, in giving us dominion over things on earth, you made us fellow workers in your creation: Give us wisdom and reverence so to use the resources of nature, that no one may suffer from our abuse of them, and that generations yet to come may continue to praise you for your bounty...

From the Book of Common Prayer, Prayer for Conservation of Natural Resources, The Episcopal Church, Church Publishing Incorporated.


The Madrone Nursery Difference

We grow better plants

Don't look for imports or imposters here. We make every effort to propagate the vast majority of our stock from wild, genetically pure seed to increase the viability and diversity of each species. We travel thousands of miles every year to gather the seeds to grow our hardy Texas native stock.

Certain plants are reproduced from seed or cuttings from select individuals maintained in our collection. NO plants offered for sale are ever dug from wild populations.

Please call ahead to schedule a visit

Madrone Nursery is open by appointment only.

Preserving the heritage of Texas

Dan Hosage, Jr. is a nationally known naturalist, botanist and Texas historian. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in natural sciences from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia and completed graduate work in phytochemistry at the University of Texas at Austin.

Since 1986, Mr.Hosage has been the proprietor of Madrone Nursery where he operates a plant tissue culture laboratory and container grows over 300 species of Texas natives.

Dan has been a featured guest on PBS programs including "Central Texas Gardener", "The Victory Garden" and in the pages of "Texas Monthly" and "American Nurseryman" magazines.

In 2000, the Native Plant Society of Texas presented Mr. Hosage with the Lynn Lowrey Memorial award for his "Traveller" weeping Texas redbud. In 2002, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas honored Mr. Hosage with a Certificate of Achievement for Outstanding Promotion of Texas History.

Most of our plants are grown from seed to increase genetic diversity
 Dan in the field






A number of Texas natives, now found in the retail nursery trade, were originally propagated and introduced by Dan Hosage, Jr.




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