RELIABLE PLANTS FOR

SOUTHERN UTAH

 

STARNOTE 530U

June 2009

Great choices for tough and chilly conditions

 

The climate in Utah will have colder winter nights and slightly cooler summer afternoons than that found in the Las Vegas Valley. This list of plants will help when making choices for this area or similar desert areas.

 

Trees

Shrubs

Accents

Grasses

Groundcover

 

 

Trees

Common Name

Botanical Name

Common Name

Botanical Name

Silk Tree (Mimosa)

Albizzia julibrissin

Pine, Aleppo

Pinus halepensis

White Alder

Alnus rhombifolia

Pine, Stone

Pinus pinea

Pecan

Carya illinoinensis varieties

Japanese Black Pine

Pinus thunbergiana

Western Catalpa

Catalpa speciosa

Pistache, Chinese

Pistacia chinensis

Hackberry, Western

Celtis occidentalis

Texas Ebony

Pithecellobium flexicaule

Western Redbud

Cercis occidentalis

Cottonwood, Cottonless

Populus candicans

Mediterranean Fan Palm

Chamaerops Humilis

Cottonwood, Western (native)

Populus fremontii

Desert Willow, Burgundy Lace

Chilopsis linearis “Burgundy Lace”

Native Mesquite

Prosopis glandulosa

Desert Willow, Rio Salado

Chilopsis linearis “Rio Salado”

Mesquite, Western Honey

Prosopis glandulosa

Desert Willow

Chilopsis species

Mesquite, Arizona

Prosopis velutina

Chitalpa, Pink Dawn

Chitalpa tashkentensis

Flowering Plum

Prunus cerasifera “Krauters Vesuvius”

Purple Smoke Tree

Cotinus coggygira “purpurea”

Fruit Trees (various)

Prunus species

Arizona Cypress

Cupressus arizonica

Pomegranate

Punica Granatum

Italian Cypress

Cupressus sempervirens

Flowering Pears

Pyrus species

Russian Olive

Elaeagnus angustifolia

Oak, Holly

Quercus ilex

Common Name

Botanical Name

Common Name

Botanical Name

Raywood Ash

Fraxinus oxycarpa “Raywood”

Oak, Southern Live

Quercus virginiana

Ash varieties

Fraxinus velutina

Heritage Oak

Quercus virginiana “Heritage”

Ash, Fan-Tex

Fraxinus velutina “Rio Grande

Idaho Locust

Robinia ambigua “Idahoensis”

Honey Locust

Gleditsia triacanthos

Globe Willow

Salix matsudana

Goldenrain Tree

Koelreuteria paniculata

Japanese Pagoda Tree

Sophora japonica

Japanese Privet Tree

Ligustrum Lucidum

Palm, Windmill

Trachycarpus fortunei

Saucer Magnolia

Magnolia Soulangeana

Elm varieties

Ulmus species

Flowering Crabapples

Malus hybrids

Chaste Tree

Vitex angus-castus

Texas Umbrella (Chinaberry)

Melia azederach

Palm, California Fan

Washingtonia filifera

Mondell Pine

Pinus eldarica

Zelkova

Zelkova serrata

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Shrubs

Common Name

Botanical Name

Common Name

Botanical Name

Abelia, Glossy

Abelia species

Privet

Ligustrum japonica

Strawberry Bush

Arbutus unedo

Oregon Grape

Mahonia aquifolium

Saltbush, Four-wing

Atriplex canescens

Heavenly Bamboo

Nandina domestica

Saltbush

Atriplex species

Oleander, Dwarf Red

Nerium ‘Little Red’

Desert Broom

Baccharis sarothroides

Russian Sage

Perovskia atriplicifolia

Barberry, Japanese

Berberis thunbergii

Photinia

Photinia fraseri

Butterfly Bush

Buddlea species

Mock Orange

Pittosporum tobira

Butterfly Bush, Dwarf

Buddleia davidii

Arborvitae

Platycladus orientalis

Butterfly Bush

Buddleia nanhoensis

Dwarf Flowering Almond

Prunus glandulosa

Boxwood, Japanese

Buxus microphylla japonica

Dwarf Flowering Plum

Prunus x cistena

Common Name

Botanical Name

Common Name

Botanical Name

Cassia, Sturt’s

Cassia sturtii

Pyracantha

Pyracantha species

Shrubby Senna

Cassia wislizenii

Indian Hawthorn

Raphiolepis species

Hackberry, Desert

Celtis pallida

Sugarbush

Rhus ovata

Rockrose

Cistus species

Rosemary

Rosmarimus officinalis

Common Name

Botanical Name

Common Name

Botanical Name

Cotoneaster, Gray Leaf

Cotoneaster glaucophyllus

Autumn Sage

Salvia greggi

Cotoneaster Red Clusterberry

Cotoneaster parneyi

Sage, Mexican Bush

Salvia leucantha

Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster species

Santolina, Gray

Santolina chamaecyparisus

Indigo Bush, Pink

Dalea pulchra

Santolina, Green

Santolina virens

Silverberry, Ebbing’s

Elaeagnus ebbingei

Jojoba

Simmondsia chinesis

Silverberry

Elaeagnus pungens

Texas Mountain Laurel

Sophora secundiflora

Evergreen Euonymus

Euonymus japonica

Broom, Spanish

Spartium junceum

Apache Plume

Fallugia paradoxa

Bridal Wreath

Spiraea species

Guava, Pineapple

Feijoa sellowiana

Persian Lilac

Syringa persica

Forsythia

Forsythia species

Lilac, Common

Syringa vulgaris

Rose-of-Sharon

Hibiscus syriacus

Lilac, French

Syringa vulgaris “French Hybrids”

Holly

Ilex species

Germander

Teucrium chamaedrys

Junipers

Juniperus species

Germander, Bush

Teucrium fruiticans

Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica

Arizona Rosewood

Vauquelinia californica

Lantana

Lantana camara

Viburnum, Spice

Viburnum burkwoodii

Creosote Bush

Larrea tridentata

Viburnum, Sweet Bouquet

Viburnum tinus

Texas Sage varieties

Leucophyllum species

Weigela

Weigela hybrids

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Accents

Common Name

Botanical Name

Common Name

Botanical Name

Adam’s Needle

Yucca filamentosa

Joshua Tree

Yucca brevifolia

Banana Yucca

Yucca baccata

Mojave Yucca

Yucca schidigera

Desert Spoon

Dasylirion wheeleri

Red Yucca

Hesperaloe parviflora

Golden Bamboo

Phyllostachys aurea

Soaptree Yucca

Yucca elata

 

 

Weeping Yucca

Yucca recurvifolia

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Grasses

Common Name

Botanical Name

Common Name

Botanical Name

Beargrass

Nolina cultivars

Maiden Grass

Miscanthus cultivars

Blue Fescue

Festuca ovina

Pampas Grass

Cortaderia selloana

Deer Grass

Muhlenbergia cultivars

Fountain Grass

Pennisetum cultivars

 

 

Zebra Grass

Miscanthus sinensis “Zebrinus”

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Groundcover

Common Name

Botanical Name

Common Name

Botanical Name

Dwarf Coyote Brush

Baccharis pilularis "twin peaks"

Wintercreeper

Euonymus fortunei

Coyote Bush

Baccharis pilularis

Gazania

Gazania hybrids

Centennial Broom

Baccharis x “Centennial”

Sun Rose

Helianthum nummularium

Thompson's Baccharis

Baccharis x “Starns”

Blue Chip Juniper

Juniperus horizontalis 'Blue Chip'

Ice Plant, Common

Carpobrotus edulis

Buffalo Juniper

Juniperus sabina 'Buffalo'

Red Spike Iceplant

Cephalophyllum “Red Spike”

Lantana, Trailing

Lantana montevidensis

Lowfast Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster x “lowfast”

Lippia

Phyla nodiflora

Indigo Bush, Trailing

Dalea greggi

Spring Cinquefoil

Potentilla tabernaemontanii

Ice Plant, Hardy

Delospermum nubigenum

Balearic Germander

Teucrium cassonii “majoricum”

Hardy Iceplant

Delospermum Cooperi

Germander, Prostrate

Teucrium cultivars

 

 

Verbena

Verbena hybrids

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