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Star-Tip 1008

Gardening Tips for successful and beautiful Landscapes and Gardens

 

The following plants are well adapted to extremes of heat, wind, drought and poor soil.  They are highly efficient water users and do best with deep, widely spaced irrigation once established in the landscape.  This listing covers many plants normally available in our area.  Proper soil preparation and water management can extend the range of plants suited for growth in these conditions.   When deciding on plants for your landscape, follow this simple routine, “plan your landscape, pick your specimens, plant them.”  Friendly Star Nursery consultants are ready to help in your quest. 

 

Shrubs

Arborvitae

Platycladus orientalis

Bird of Paradise, Red

Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Butterfly Bush

Buddleia nanhoensis

Cassia

Cassia nemophila

Cotoneaster, Gray Leaf

Cotoneaster glaucophyllus

Creosote

Larrea tridentata

Germander

Teucrium chamaedrys

Guava, Pineapple

Feijoa sellowiana

Lantana, Yellow

Lantana camara

Laurel, Texas Mountain

Sophora secundiflora

Oleander, Dwarf Red

Nerium ‘Little Red’

Pyracantha

Pyracantha cultivars

Rosemary

Rosmarimus officinalis

Rosewood, Arizona

Vauquelina californica

Sage, Autumn

Salvia greggi

Sage, Texas Ranger

Leucophyllum species

Spanish Broom

Spartium junceum

Sugarbush

Rhus ovata

Xylosma

Xylosma congestum

Desert Bird of Paradise

 

Agave

Chase Tree

 

Mesquite

Trees

Ash, Fan-Tex

Fraxinus velutina “Rio Grande”

Chaste Tree

Vitex agnus-castus

Desert Willow,

Rio Salado

Chilopsis linearis “Rio Salado”

 

Desert Willow, Burgundy Lace

Chilopsis linearis

“Burgundy Lace”

Elm species

Ulmus parvifolia

Goldenrain Tree

Koelreuteria paniculata

Locust

Gleditsia species

Mesquite, Arizona

Prosopis velutina

Mesquite,

Western Honey

Prosopis glandulosa

 

Pine, Mondel

Pinus eldarica

Pistache, Chinese

Pistacia chinensis

Silk Tree

Albizia julibrissin

Texas Umbrella

Melia azederach

Accents

Agave, Century Plant

Agave Americana

Agave, Nevada

Agave utahensis nevadensis

Blanket Flower

Gaillardia cultivars

Daisy, Bush

Euryops cultivars

Desert Spoon

Dasylirion species

Marigold, Desert

Baileya multiradiata

Ocotillo

Fouquiera splendens

Penstemon

Penstemon cultivars

Perky Sue

Hymenoxis

Sage, Victoria Blue

Salvia farinacea and cultivars

Yucca, Red

Hesperaloe parviflora

Yucca, Soaptree

Yucca elata

Yucca, Spanish Bayonet

Yucca aloifolia

Yucca, Weeping

Yucca recurvifolia

 

 

 

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