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Arizona Plant Directory

In this directory you’ll find information and photos for most of the plants we use when designing Arizona landscapes.  Many of the plants are native to Arizona and the Sonoran Desert, the rest are non-native species that thrive in our climate if cared for properly. We invite you to browse this directory or check out our gallery for more landscape design ideas.

Acacia farnesiana

Sweet Acacia
acacia-farnesiana
Sweet Acacia Information
Arizona Heat Tolerance: Excellent
Drought Tolerance: Low water once established
Arizona Sun: Full Sun
Arizona Growth: Deciduous tree grows to 30 tall and 15 wide.
Arizona Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 10 F.
Blooms Covered in scented yellow balls in spring.
Dangers Branches have large thorns.

Acacia salicina

Acacia Willow
Acacia Willow Information
Arizona Heat Tolerance: Excellent
Drought Tolerance: Low water once established
Arizona Sun: Full Sun
Arizona Growth: Deciduous tree quickly grows to 40 tall and 15 wide.
Arizona Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 20 F.
Blooms Abundant clusters of yellow balls year-round.
Dangers Subject to wind damage.

Acacia saligna

Blue Leaf Wattle
acacia-saligna
Blue Leaf Wattle Information
Arizona Heat Tolerance: Excellent
Drought Tolerance: Low water once established
Arizona Sun: Full Sun
Arizona Growth: Deciduous tree quickly grows to 40 tall and 15 wide.
Arizona Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 20 F.
Blooms Abundant clusters of yellow balls year-round.
Dangers Subject to wind damage.

Acacia schaffneri

Twisted Acacia
acacia-schaffneri
Twisted Acacia Information
Arizona Heat Tolerance: Excellent
Drought Tolerance: Moderate Water
Arizona Sun: Full Sun
Arizona Growth: Semi-deciduous tree quickly grows to 25 tall and 25 wide.
Arizona Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 10 F
Blooms Covered in scented yellow balls in spring.
Dangers None

Agave americana

Century Plant
agave-americana
Century Plant Information
Arizona Heat Tolerance: Excellent
Drought Tolerance: Low water once established
Arizona Sun: Full Sun
Arizona Growth: Fast growing with water to 10 wide.
Arizona Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 18 F
Blooms When plant is 15+ years old
Dangers A huge 15- 40 stalk will bloom with yellow flowers.

Agave vilmoriniana

Octopus Agave
agave-vilmoriniana
Octopus Agave Information
Arizona Heat Tolerance: Excellent
Drought Tolerance: Little to No Water
Arizona Sun: Full Sun to Partial Sun
Arizona Growth: Fast growing to 3 tall and 5 wide.
Arizona Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 20 F
Blooms When plant is 7 - 15 years old
Dangers a huge 15- 25 stalk will bloom with yellow flowers.

Ambrosia dumosa

White Bursage
ambrosia-dumosa
White Bursage Information
Arizona Heat Tolerance: Excellent
Drought Tolerance: Low water once established
Arizona Sun: Full Sun
Arizona Growth: Up to 12. Short lived.
Arizona Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 0F
Blooms Small yellow flowers appear in spring.
Dangers Produces a lot of pollen

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