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Flora is an essential part of any landscape design. Take a look at some of the most popular cacti, trees, flowering plants and more …

Aptenia cordifolia

Hearts and Flowers
aptenia-cordifolia
Hearts and Flowers Information
Arizona Heat Tolerance: Excellent
Drought Tolerance: Needs regular water in Phoenix area
Arizona Sun: Full Sun to Light Shade
Arizona Growth: Up to 10 tall and 36 wide
Arizona Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 23 F
Blooms Small purplish-red flowers (occasionally white) appear in the spring and summer
Dangers None

Baileya multiradiata

Desert Marigold
Desert Marigold Information
Arizona Heat Tolerance: Excellent
Drought Tolerance: Little to No Water
Arizona Sun: Full Sun
Arizona Growth: Up to 12. Short lived.
Arizona Frost Tolerance: Not at all
Blooms Bright yellow
Dangers 2-wide flowers appear spring to summer

Bougainvillea glabra Choisy

Bougainvillea
bougainvillea-glabra-choisy
Bougainvillea Information
Arizona Heat Tolerance: Excellent
Drought Tolerance: Low water once established
Arizona Sun: Full Sun
Arizona Growth: Shrub grows to 20
Arizona Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 25 F
Blooms Blooms year-round
Dangers Thorns

Caesalpinia coriaria

Cascalote
caesalpinia-cacalaco
Cascalote Information
Arizona Heat Tolerance: Excellent
Drought Tolerance: Low water once established
Arizona Sun: Full Sun
Arizona Growth: Evergreen tree slowly grows to 20 tall and 20 wide.
Arizona Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 20 F
Blooms Spikes of yellow flowers bloom in winter. Copper-colored pods are also attractive.
Dangers Thorns

Caesalpinia mexicana

Mexican Bird of Paradise
caesalpinia-mexicana
Mexican Bird of Paradise Information
Arizona Heat Tolerance: Excellent
Drought Tolerance: Little to No Water
Arizona Sun: Full Sun
Arizona Growth: Up to 12 tall. Short lived.
Arizona Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 20 F
Blooms Bright yellow
Dangers 2-wide flowers appear spring to summer

Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Red Bird of Paradise
caesalpinia-pulcherrima
Red Bird of Paradise Information
Arizona Heat Tolerance: Excellent
Drought Tolerance: Needs infrequent deep watering
Arizona Sun: Full Sun to Partial Sun
Arizona Growth: Evergreen shrub grows to 6 tall and wide.
Arizona Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 23 F
Blooms Bright yellow-orange flowers appear spring to summer
Dangers Contact with branches can cause skin irritation.

Calliandra californica

Red Fairy Duster
calliandra-californica
Red Fairy Duster Information
Arizona Heat Tolerance: Excellent
Drought Tolerance: No watering needed. Slight watering in summer will keep it in bloom.
Arizona Sun: Full Sun
Arizona Growth: Semi-evergreen shrub grows up to 6 tall and 5 wide.
Arizona Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 25 F
Blooms Red duster flowers appear in February to April. Watering will keep it blooming until September.
Dangers None

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