High Desert Plants & Trees
High Desert Plants & Trees
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Prosopis chilensis (Chilean mesquite)
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Mesquite 'Chilean Thornless'
Thuja selections (Arborvitae) **
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Arborvitae- for along fence in front yard
I want a couple in our side yard.
Get detailed growing information on this plant and hundreds more in BHG's Plant Encyclopedia.
Arborvitae for backyard privacy
Robinia pseudoacacia (Black locust) **
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Pretty! Love the different shades of green!
Shade plants under tree
Golden Locust - shade garden tree
Plant a Golden Locust Tree
Golden black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia') has white flowers and bright golden-yellow foliage in spring and summer that turns orange in fall. It grows 50 feet tall and 25 feet wide. Zones 4-9 (Frisia golden locust)
Creating pricacy in your backyard: Plant a Tree
Sisyrinchium bellum (Blue-Eyed Grass) **
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A meadow dotted with clumps of this plant, often called blue-eyed grass, is a lovely sight. Where it is hardy, 'Aunt May' has earned its place in more formal settings. Its erect iris-like foliage striped with cream brings a vertical dimension to the border and contrasts with its mostly mounded neighbors. Poor to average soil is suitable for most types; blue-eyed grass thrives in damper conditions, where it self-seeds freely. Light: Sun Zones: 5-9 Plant Type: Perennial Plant Height: 6-36 inches tall, depending on variety Plant Width: 6-10 inches wide, depending on variety Flower Color: White, blue, lavender, yellow flowers, depending on variety; variegated leaves, depending on variety Bloom Time: Blooms late spring and summer, depending on variety Landscape Uses: Containers,Beds & Borders Special Features: Flowers,Attractive Foliage,Drought Tolerant,Tolerates Wet Soil,Deer Resistant,Easy to Grow
Sisyrinchium bellum, Blue Eyed Grass
Blue-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium bellum) - needs little water, full to partial sun, blue flowers
Pyracantha coccinea 'vrs' (Firethorn) **
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Firethorn - shrub, can be 3-15 ft tall and 6-15 ft wide! Really pretty against a wall with all those orange red berries
Firethorn Shrub - Winter
Firethorn 3-15 feet tall, white flowers and berries summer and winter
Santolina chamaecyparissus (Lavender Cotton) **
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The hero of any hot, dry garden, lavender cotton is grown mainly for its wonderful aromatic green or silver foliage with its little yellow flowers almost an afterthought. It's also widely used in knot gardens for a contrasting foliage. That's because these low shrubby perennials accept regular shearing with aplomb and have been used as low hedge plants for centuries. The distinctive foliage blends well in beds and borders, and in herb gardens.
Lavender cotton - easy to grow, drought tolerant, okay with moist soil...attracts hummingbirds, butterflies - would be pretty in front flower bed.
Lavender cotton- beautiful pink flowers, drought resistant, it's my favorite plant in my garden!
Pincushion flower Scabiosa spp. They are as at home in cottage gardens as they are in more formal borders. Group several plants together for more impact. The lavender blue, pink, or white flowers bloom over several weeks and are good for cutting. Pincushion flowers must have good drainage and full sun. They like alkaline soil, so if yours tends to be acidic, add lime to raise the pH.
Scabiosis spp. (Pincushion Flower) **
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scabiosa pincushion flower (sun)
I have this flower. It's pretty and easy to grow. Pincushion flower Scabiosa spp. They are as at home in cottage gardens as they are in more formal borders. Group several plants together for more impact. The lavender blue, pink, or white flowers bloom over several weeks and are good for cutting. Pincushion flowers must have good drainage and full sun. They like alkaline soil, so if yours tends to be acidic, add lime to raise the pH.
Pincushion flower. PERENNIAL. SUN. BLOOMS EARLY SUMMER TO EARLY FALL
Romneya coulteri (Matilija Poppy) **
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Matilija Poppy, No-fail perennials of Southern California
Matilija Poppy - So cal Not quite a shrub, not quite just a flower, matilija poppy bears riotous foliage and showy white flowers in summer. Mostly u...
Matilija poppy--Romneya coulteri Good option for in front of hedge or in the dirt driveway spot. Spreads, drought tolerant, attracts birds, big flowers.
Matilija Poppy--CA native just planted in my front yard.
Funnel-shaped white callas represent a simple cool elegance in the garden, but the colored callas add a new dimension to the plant. Now available in a rainbow of hues including lavender, purple, orange, yellow, and peach, these South African natives perk up container gardens and borders. The plants go dormant in colder winter areas of their hardiness range and do not emerge until temperatures warm up in late spring. Outside of their hardiness range, store the rhizomes in a frost-free place for winter.
Zantedeschia aethiopica (Common Calla lily) **
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All time fav: Calla Lilly. Maybe for front of house? Plant Encyclopedia - BHG.com. 3ft tall. Great for back of border closest to house.
Calla Lily, zones 7-11
Tulbaghia violacea (Society garlic) **
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Society garlic, for the front yard
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Society garlic- The leaves look like chives and if you walk by a planting of this South African native bulb and brush the foliage, you'll catch a whiff of garlic. The beautiful clusters of lavender-pink flowers have a sweet fragrance, similar to hyacinth perfume. They open up on tall stems from early summer until late fall. Noted for its drought tolerance, society garlic has become a staple in southern California landscapes.
Pinus mugo (Mugho Pine)