#530 Reliable Plants for Hot & Dry Climates

#530 Reliable Plants for Hot & Dry Climates

#530 Reliable Plants for Hot & Dry Climates

Great choices for tough and chilly conditions

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
Redbud Cercis spp Mesquite, Western Honey Prosopis glandulosa
Palm, Mediterranean Fan Chamerops humilis Mesquite, Hybrid Prosopis hybrids
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
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
Austrian Black Pine Pinus Nigra Purple Robe Locust Robinia Ambigua

 

Shrubs
Common Name Botanical Name Common Name Botanical Name
Strawberry Bush Arbutus unedo Cassia, Green Cassia nemophylla
Saltbush, Four-wing Atriplex canescens Cassia, Sickle-leaf Cassia phyllodinea
Broom, Desert Baccharis sarothroides Senna, Shrubby Cassia wislizenii
Barberry, Japanese Berberis thunbergii Hackberry, Desert Celtis pallida
Butterfly Bush, Dwarf Buddleia davidii Rockrose Cistus species
Butterfly Bush Buddleia nanhoensis Cordia, Littleleaf Cordia parvifolia
Bird of Paradise, Yellow Caesalpinia gilliesii Cotoneaster, Gray Leaf Cotoneaster glaucophyllus
Bird of Paradise, Red Caesalpinia pulcherrima Red Clusterberry Cotoneaster parneyi
Fairyduster, Baja Calliandra californica Indigo Bush, Pink Dalea pulchra
Fairyduster Calliandra eriophylla Silverberry, Ebbing’s Elaeagnus ebbingei
Bottlebrush Callistemon citrinus species Emu Bush Eremophila cultivars
Cassia, Feathery Cassia artemisioides Euonymus, Evergreen Euonymus japonica
Apache Plume Fallugia paradoxa Sage, Autumn Salvia greggi
Guava, Pineapple Feijoa sellowiana Sage, Mexican Bush Salvia leucantha
Juniper Juniperus species Santolina, Gray/Green Santolian species
Lantana Lantana camara Jojoba Simmondsia chinesis
Creosote Larrea tridentate Laurel, Texas Mountain Sophora secundiflora
Sage, Texas Sage Leucophyllum species Broom, Spanish Spartium junceum
Cotoneaster, Gray Leaf Cotoneaster glaucophyllus Lilac, Persian Syringa persica
Oleander, Dwarf & Regular Nerium species Yellow Bells – Gold Tecoma stans
Arborvitae Platycladus orientalis Germander Teucrium chamaedrys
Pomegranate, Orn.Dwarf Punica granatum Germander, Bush Teucrium fruiticans
Pyracantha Pyracantha cultivars Rosewood, Arizona Vauquelina californica
Sugarbush Rhus ovata Xylosma Xylosma congestum
Rosemary Rosmarimus officinalis

 

 

Accents
Common Name Botanical Name Common Name Botanical Name
Yarrow Achillea cultivars Perky Sue Hymenoxis
Agave, Century Plant Agave Americana Daisy, Blackfoot Melampodium leucanthum
Agave, Nevada Agave utahensis nevadensis Penstemon Penstemon cultivars
Marigold, Desert Baileya multiradiata Sage, Russian Perovskia atriplicifolia
Bush Morning Glory Convolvulus cneorum Sage, Victoria Blue Salvia farinacea cultivars
Desert Spoon Dasylirion species Marigold, Mountain Tagetes lemmonii
Daisy, Bush Euryops cultivars Yucca, Spanish Bayonet Yucca aloifolia
Daisy, Felicia Felicia amelloides Yucca, Banana Yucca baccata
Ocotillo Fouquiera splendens Yucca, Soaptree Yucca elata
Blanket Flower Gaillardia cultivars Yucca, Spanish Dagger Yucca gloriosa
Yucca, Red Hesperaloe parviflora Yucca, Weeping Yucca recurvifolia

 

 

Vines
Common Name Botanical Name Common Name Botanical Name
Banks Rose Rosa banksiae Primrose Jasmine Jasminum mesnyi
Cat Claw Macfadyena unguis-cati Pyracantha Pyracantha graberi ‘Firethorn’
Honeysuckle, Halls Lonicera japonica “Halliana” Silver Lace Vine Polygonum aubertii
Lilac Vine Hardenbergia Trumpet Creeper, hybrid Campsis cultivars
Orange Jubilee Honeysuckle Tecomaria x ‘Orange Jubilee’ Wisteria Wisteria sinensis

 

 

Grasses
Common Name Botanical Name Common Name Botanical Name
Beargrass Nolina cultivars Maiden Grass Miscanthus cultivars
Blue Fescue Festuca ovina Mexican Feather Grass Stipa tenuissima
Blue Lyme Grass Elymus glaucus Pampas Grass Cortaderia selloana
Deer Grass Muhlenbergia cultivars Quaking Grass Briza media
Fountain Grass Pennisetum cultivars Zebra Grass Miscanthus sinensis “Zebrinus”

 

 

Groundcover
Common Name Botanical Name Common Name Botanical Name
Acacia, Prostrate Acacia redolens cultivars Ice Plant, Common Carpobrotus edulis
Australian Racer Myoporum parvifolium Ice Plant, Hardy Delosperma nubigenum
Broom, Centennial Baccharis x “Centennial” Ice Plant, Hardy Delosperma Cooperi
Broom, Thompson Baccharis x “Starns” Ice Plant, Red Spike Cephalophyllum “Red Spike”
Brush, Coyote Baccharis pilularis Indigo Bush, Trailing Dalea greggi
Gazania Gazania hybrids Indigo Bush, Yellow Trailing Dalea Capitats ‘Sierra Gold’
Germander, Prostrate Teucrium cultivars Lantana, Trailing Lantana montevidensis
Hearts and Flowers Aptenia cordifolia Verbena Verbena hybrids
Acacia, Prostrate Acacia redolens cultivars

 

 

 

 

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