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  1. Trees
  2. Shrubs
  3. Accents
  4. Grass
  5. Annuals


OlneyaTesotaDesert Ironwood (Olneya tesota)

Form: Irregular/spreading

Size: 30'x & W

Flowers: Lavender; late May

Distinct trait: Smooth grey bark/trunk


Parkinsoniaflorida

Blue Palo Verde (Parkinsonia florida)

Form: Partially deciduous; rounded

Size: 30' H & W

Flowers: Yellow; early spring

Distinct trait: Slight blue tint develops rough bark, squat leaves


prosopisvelutinaVelvet Mesquite (Prosopis velutina)

Form: Partially deciduous; sprawling

Size: 20'-50' H & 15'-25' W

Flowers: Inconspicuous; spring

Distinct trait: Thorns, rounded leaflets


chilopsislinearisDesert Willow (Chilopsis linearis)

Form: Deciduous; upright

Size: 15'-35' H&W

Flowers: White-pink; late spring-fall

Distinct Trait: Linear leaves, trumpet flowers