SELECTED PLANTS FOR

PAHRUMP & SANDY VALLEY

 

STARNOTE 540

June 2009

Good Plants for Middle Elevations

 

The winters are colder and the summers are a little bit cooler. Plant selection in these areas is different from the Las Vegas ValleyDeciduous Fruit trees do exceptionally well in these areas but should be planted in sheltered areas to protect blossoms and developing fruit from strong winds.  If fruit production is not your primary goal, plant them where you want. Citrus is frost tender and should be moved indoors for the winter in these areas. This list can also be used for other outlying areas in Southern Nevada below 4000 feet elevation. 

 

FLOWERING SHRUBS

EVERGREEN SHRUBS AND HEDGES

TREES, FLOWERING

TREES – SHADE, WINDBREAK AND ORNAMENTAL

VINES

LANDSCAPE ACCENTS

GROUND COVERS

 

 

 

FLOWERING SHRUBS

 

Common Name

Botanical Name

Abelia, Glossy

Abelia species

Autumn Sage

Salvia greggi

Bridal Wreath

Spiraea species

Butterfly Bush

Buddlea species

Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica

Dwarf Flowering Almond

Prunus glandulosa

Dwarf Flowering Plum

Prunus x cistena

Forsythia

Forsythia species

Indian Hawthorn

Raphiolepis species

Lilac, Common

Syringa vulgaris

Lilac, French

Syringa vulgaris “French Hybrids”

Lilac, Persian

Syringa persica

Mock Orange

Pittosporum tobira

Oregon Grape

Mahonia aquifolium

Rose-of-Sharon

Hibiscus syriacus

Russian Sage

Perovskia atriplicifolia

Shrubby Senna

Cassia wislizenii

Texas Mountain Laurel

Sophora secundiflora

Texas Ranger varieties

Leucophyllum species

Viburnum, Spice

Viburnum burkwoodii

Viburnum, Sweet Bouquet

Viburnum tinus

Weigela

Weigela hybrids

Yellow Bird of Paradise

Caesalpinia gilliesii

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EVERGREEN SHRUBS AND HEDGES

 

Common Name

Botanical Name

Arborvitae

Platycladus orientalis

Arizona Rosewood

Vauquelinia californica

Barberry

Berberis thunbergii

Boxwood, Japanese

Buxus microphylla japonica

Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster species

Creosote Bush

Larrea tridentata

Desert Broom

Baccharis sarothroides

Evergreen Euonymus

Euonymus japonica

Heavenly Bamboo

Nandina domestica

Holly

Ilex species

Junipers

Juniperus species

Privet

Ligustrum japonica

Pyracantha

Pyracantha species

Xylosma

Xylosma congestum

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FLOWERING TREES

 

Common Name

Botanical Name

Chaste Tree

Vitex angus-castus

Desert Willow

Chilopsis species

Flowering Crabapples

Malus hybrids

Flowering Pears

Pyrus species

Flowering Plum

Prunus cerasifera “Krauters Vesuvius”

Fruit Trees (various)

Prunus species

Idaho Locust

Robinia ambigua “Idahoensis”

Japanese Pagoda Tree

Sophora japonica

Pomegranate

Punica Granatum

Purple Smoke Tree

Cotinus coggygira “purpurea”

Saucer Magnolia

Magnolia Soulangeana

Silk Tree (Mimosa)

Albizzia julibrissin

Western Catalpa

Catalpa speciosa

Western Redbud

Cercis occidentalis

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TREES, SHADE, WINDBREAK & ORNAMENTAL

 

Common Name

Botanical Name

Aleppo Pine

Pinus halapensis

Arizona Cypress

Cupressus arizonica

Ash varieties

Fraxinus velutina

Chinese Pistachio

Pistacia chinensis

Elm varieties

Ulmus species

Mediterranean Fan Palm

Chamaerops Humilis

Mondell Pine

Pinus eldarica

Fremont Cottonwood

Populus fremontii

Globe Willow

Salix matsudana

Goldenrain Tree

Koelreuteria paniculata

Heritage Oak

Quercus virginiana “Heritage”

Honey Locust

Gleditsia triacanthos

Italian Cypress

Cupressus sempervirens

Japanese Black Pine

Pinus thunbergiana

Japanese Privet Tree

Ligustrum Lucidum

Native Mesquite

Prosopis glandulosa

Pecan

Carya illinoinensis varieties

Raywood Ash

Fraxinus oxycarpa “Raywood”

Russian Olive

Elaeagnus angustifolia

Texas Ebony

Pithecellobium flexicaule

Texas Umbrella (Chinaberry)

Melia azederach

White Alder

Alnus rhombifolia

Zelkova

Zelkova serrata

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VINES

 

Common Name

Botanical Name

Asian  Jasmine

Trachelospermum asiaticum

Banks Rose

Rosa banksiae

Boston Ivy

Parthenocissus tricuspidata

English Ivy

Hedera helix

Grape

Vitis vinifera varieties

Hall’s Honeysuckle

Lonicera japonica “Halliana”

Primrose Jasmine

Jasminum mesnyi

Rambling Roses

Rosa climbing hybrids

Silver Lace Vine

Polygonum aubertii

Trumpet Creeper

Campsis radicans & hybrids

Virginia Creeper

Parthenocissus quinquefolia

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LANDSCAPE ACCENTS

 

Common Name

Botanical Name

Adam’s Needle

Yucca filamentosa

Banana Yucca

Yucca baccata

Deer Grass

Muhlenbergia rigens & hybrids

Desert Spoon

Dasylirion wheeleri

Golden Bamboo

Phyllostachys aurea

Joshua Tree

Yucca brevifolia

Maiden Grass

Miscanthus sinensis

Mojave Yucca

Yucca schidigera

Pampas Grass

Cortaderia selloana

Red Yucca

Hesperaloe parviflora

Soaptree Yucca

Yucca elata

Weeping Yucca

Yucca recurvifolia

Zebra Grass

Miscanthus sinensis “zebrinus”

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GROUND COVERS

 

Common Name

Botanical Name

Balearic Germander

Teucrium cassonii “majoricum”

Centennial Broom

Baccharis x “Centennial”

Dwarf Coyote Brush

Baccharis pilularis

Hardy Iceplant

Delospermum Cooperi

Juniper varieties

Juniperus species

Lippia

Phyla nodiflora

Lowfast Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster x “lowfast”

Red Spike Iceplant

Cephalophyllum “Red Spike”

Spring Cinquefoil

Potentilla tabernaemontanii

Wintercreeper

Euonymus fortunei

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