The Mimosa is a gorgeous flat-topped deciduous tree that brings a special rainforest effect to the Sonoran desert. The very hardy and heat loving Mimosa is ideal wherever a full, dense canopy is desired during the summer months

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Desert Museum Palo Verde tree - draught tolerant and flowers spring through summer

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How to use it. Palo blanco is the perfect tree for small, narrow spaces, such as a side yard. It thrives in small spaces with reflected sun, like a courtyard or patio. It provides very light shade, so most plants that need full sun, such as angelita daisy, penstemon or verbena, can do well planted underneath. You can plant palo blanco trees in groups of three or five to maximize their visual impact in the landscape.

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Desert Willow. I really want to replace our Crepe Myrtles for this. They are so pretty and fragrant. The ones near my office still had flowers on them all summer long even though we didn't have any rain and had 110 degree heat.

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Pistachio trees are very attractive. They are considered a desert plant and each pistachio tree averages around 50 kg of seeds, or around 50,000, every two years

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