Brachychiton populneus - The Bottletree is a beautiful and tropical looking addition to the Desert. It tolerates our heat, soil and water, but can be a bit cold sensitive. Typicall it presents a vertically oriented canopy, but can be persuaded to provided a wider shade pattern by removing the central leader after it has attained 12 to 15 feet in height.
Celtis reticulata - Western Hackberry adds a splah of variety in the desert. This hardy (deciduous) tree is slow growing with very attractive foliage. Birds will feed on the small orange-red fruit throughout the winter months.
Cercis canadensis - the Eastern Redbud has the most purple of Redbud flowers, but is a bit shy of afternoon sun here in the desert. Give it good soil and expand the root system to keep it healthy.
Cercis occidentalis (mexicana) - The Mexican Redbud is an early fall show-off! The blossom display will dazzle your neighbors. This variety of Redbud does quite well here in the desert southwest.
Chilopsis linearis - Desert Willow is very much at home here in the Desert. Drought - Heat and Cold hardy; you can't go wrong with this beautiful (deciduous) tree.
Chitalpa tashkenensis - The Pink Dawn Chitalpa is a hybrid mix between a Catalpa and a Desert Willow. A slower growing mmoderately sized tree that is very hardy, bioth heat and cold. It will sometimes develop discoloring on the leaves through the hot season but as these fall new ones replace them.
Cordia boissieri - the Texas Olive is a very hardy evergreen that definitely has a place here in the desert. It's beautiful flowers will bloom spring through fall.
Cupressus sempervirens (evergreen) - The Italian Cypress is another very hardy tree for the Desert Southwest. Withstanding cold as well as heat it is often attacked by mites, but treatment is effective. These tall (approx. 30 x 4) and slender trees are often used for privacy and borders.