#540 Selected Plants for Pahrump and Other Middle Elevations

#540 Selected Plants for Pahrump and Other Middle Elevations

#540 Selected Plants for Pahrump and Other Middle Elevations

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 Valley.  Deciduous 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
Common Name                             Botanical Name
Abelia, Glossy Abelia species
Autumn Sage Salvia greggi
Bridal Wreath Spiraea species
Butterfyl 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
Oleander Nerium oleander

 

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

 

 

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
Purple Robe Locust Robinia ambigua “purple robe”

 

SHADE WINDBREAK AND ORNAMENTAL TREES
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

 

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

 

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”

 

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
Prostrate Germander Teucrium chamaedrys “prostrata”

 

 

 

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