PlantList

Trees


Albizia julibrissin

Silk Tree

Multiple trunk forms are common for Silk Tree. Flowers are dramatic, almost subtropical in nature. Flower litter can be messy. Canopy coverage: 1,257 square feet.

[Read More]

Arbutus 'Marina'

Marina Strawberry Tree

This hybrid Arbutus does best with some sun protection in hot desert and inland areas. Becomes an attractive tree with age, with interesting form and brown bark that peels to reveal new, smooth, red bark beneath. Edible, ball-shaped fruit follow the pink flowers in late winter. Fruit can be messy on pavement. Canopy coverage: 962 square feet.

[Read More]

Brahea armata

Mexican Blue Palm

Mexican Blue Palm is a tropical, fan-type palm that is very slow growing. Canopy coverage: 79 square feet.

[Read More]

Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman'

Ray Hartman Wild Lilac

The most popular of the large Ceanothus, due to its handsome appearance and acceptance of a range of soil types, drought, as well as both coastal and inland climates. Fast-growing, it can be trained to become a small tree in a matter of years. Avoid watering in summer, however, except to establish new plants the first year. Canopy coverage: 314 square feet.

[Read More]

Cedrus deodara

Deodar Cedar

Be certain to allow plenty of space for Deodar Cedar. It is a long-lived tree that can reach huge proportions. It has a distinctive, cascading form due to its moderately weeping growth habit. Accepting of hot, dry conditions. Canopy coverage: 1,257.

[Read More]

Cercis canadensis

Eastern Redbud

Eastern Redbud is an attractive small tree for home landscapes. Flowers appear early in spring on bare branches, even before the leaves emerge. Yellow fall color. Selections with different flower colors are also available. Accepts sandy to loam soils; prefers moist soil but not soggy. Requires protection from winter temperatures in coldest regions. Canopy coverage: 707 square feet.

[Read More]

Chamaerops humilis

Mediterranean Fan Palm

This is a small, fan-type palm with a mature size (to 10 feet) to remain in scale for residential use. Best with some protection from the sun in hot summer regions. Canopy coverage: 50 square feet.

[Read More]

Chilopsis linearis

Desert Willow

Desert Willow is a bulletproof tree for hot-summer regions. Weeping form is appealing, as are the spring flowers. Long brown to tan seedpods add interest in winter. Many selections are available in a range of colors. Canopy coverage: 314 square feet.

[Read More]

Chitalpa x tashkentensis

Chitalpa

Chitalpa is a hybrid of two genera: Chilopsis and Catalpa. It is a tough plant, accepting summer heat. Striking flowers and lush evergreen form are attractions. Many flower colors available. Look for the improved selection 'Morning Cloud'. Canopy coverage: 707 square feet.

[Read More]

Koelreuteria paniculata

Goldenrain Tree

The open, branching form of Goldenrain Tree produces light shade. Papery fruit capsules emerge red then turn brown. Best with some protection from the sun in hot summer regions. Canopy coverage: 962 square feet.

[Read More]

Lagerstroemia indica

Crape Myrtle

Crape Myrtle can be successfully grown as a tree or shrub. It offers interest all year—flowers summer into to fall, fall color, and interesting sculptural branches during winter after leaves fall. Canopy coverage: 314 square feet.

[Read More]

Melaleuca quinquenervia

Cajeput Tree

One of primary attractions of this Australian native is its deeply fissured, spongy bark along the trunk and major branches. Makes a slender, strongly vertical evergreen tree. Requires more moisture in hot inland and desert regions. Canopy coverage: 177 square feet.

[Read More]

Parkinsonia 'Desert Museum'

Hybrid Palo Verde

This Palo Verde is a thornless horticultural selection with an attractive vase shape. A popular choice. Avoid overwatering especially in summer; don't plant in lawns. Can suffer from limb breakage in high winds. Canopy coverage: 491 square feet.

[Read More]

Pinus eldarica

Afghan Pine, Mondell Pine

Afghan pine is a tree with a symmetrical, pyramidal form. Brown cones 4 to 6 inches long add interest in summer. Effective and commonly used as a fast-growing windbreak. Canopy coverage: 491 square feet.

[Read More]

Pinus halepensis

Aleppo Pine

You can often Identify a mature Aleppo Pine due to its rounded, irregular form. Makes a nice large specimen tree. Canopy coverage: 491 square feet.

[Read More]

Pinus pinea

Italian Stone Pine

Stone Pine develops a flat-topped crown with age. Brown cones are ornamental in late summer. Edible nuts attract wildlife. Canopy coverage: 1,257 square feet.

[Read More]

Pistacia chinensis

Chinese Pistache

Chinese Pistache is a great choice as a shade tree with the bonus of striking fall color in shades of gold and red. Canopy coverage: 962 square feet.

[Read More]

Prosopis glandulosa

Texas Honey Mesquite

This is a sprawling tree with character that takes time to develop. Its serious thorns require caution when pruning or grooming trees. 'Maverick' is a thornless selection. A similar tree is the Western Honey Mesquite. Its foliage is dark green compared to the bright green of Texas Honey. Canopy coverage: 707 square feet.

[Read More]

Punica granatum

Pomegranate

Pomegranate can be grown as a shrub or small tree. Edible fruit is a primary attraction. If fruit is the goal provide more water during summer. Canopy coverage: 113 square feet.

[Read More]

Quercus agrifolia

California Coastal Live Oak

California Coastal Live Oak is an outstanding shade tree of character where adapted. Spread is often greater than its height. Because it is native to an area with little summer rain, apply summer irrigations with caution. Leaves look much like those of holly: glossy dark green and crinkly. Canopy coverage: 1,963 square feet.

[Read More]

Quercus engelmannii

Engelmann Oak, Mesa Oak

The natural habitat of this native California Oak is in the path of progress. Development in southern California has taken place (and continues) in the very regions where it likes to grow. Form is an open, spreading crown. Canopy coverage: 1,963 square feet.

[Read More]

Quercus ilex

Holly Oak

Holly Oak can be grown as a tree or shrub, and actually makes a nice screen or hedge when planted close together. Canopy coverage: 1,963 square feet.

[Read More]

Quercus virginiana 'Heritage'

Southern Live Oak

This is a quality evergreen shade tree. Look for 'Heritage', which has shown to be well adapted to desert conditions. Canopy coverage: 2,827 square feet.

[Read More]

Tipuana tipu

Tipu Tree

The mature size range provided here is typical but be aware trees can grow much larger. Defining feature is the profuse amounts of flowers that bloom late spring into summer. Provides fast shade but give it plenty of room. Prune frequently and carefully to control and direct growth. Canopy coverage: 1,257 square feet.

[Read More]

Trachycarpus fortunei

Windmill Palm

A primary value of this palm is that it remains in scale for home landscapes. Dark brown fibers on trunk as trees age add interest. Canopy coverage: 50 square feet.

[Read More]
Page 1 of 4