Yavapai County Cooperative Extension Xeriscape List

Trees

Latin Name Common Name Height/Width Water Hardiness Sun Exposure Seasonality Flower Color Flower Season
Acacia constricta Whitethorn acacia 10 ft/15 ft very low hardy to 5 F sun deciduous yellow spring
Acacia greggii Catclaw acacia 10 ft/15 ft very low hardy to 0 F sun deciduous yellow spring
Acacia wrightii Wright acacia 10 ft/10 ft very low hardy to 5 F sun deciduous white spring-summer
Adenostoma sparsifolium Red shanks 20 ft/20 ft low up to 6,500 sun evergreen white summer
Arctostaphylos glauca Blue manzanita 20 ft/20 ft very low up to 4,700 sun-part shade evergreen white-pink spring
Canotia holacantha Crucifixion thorn 20 ft/15 ft very low up to 4,700? full sun evergreen green spring
Celtis reticulata Netleaf hackberry 75 ft/75 ft low up to 6,000 full sun deciduous -- --
Cercidium floridum Blue palo verde 20 ft/25 ft low hardy to 15 F sun deciduous yellow spring
Cercidium microphyllum Foothill palo verde 12 ft/15 ft very low hardy to 15 F sun deciduous yellow spring
Chilopsis linearis Desert willow 40 ft/40 ft moderate up to 5,000 full sun deciduous lavender spring-summer
Crataegus crus-galli Cockspur hawthorn 30 ft/35 ft low up to 5,500? sun deciduous white spring
Cupressus arizonica Arizona cypress 40 ft/20 ft low up to 8,000 sun-part shade evergreen -- --
Fraxinus cuspidata Fragrant ash 18 ft/20 ft moderate up to 7,000 sun-part shade deciduous white spring
Fraxinus greggii Gregg ash 15 ft/10 ft very low up to 6,000 sun evergreen? green? spring
Fremontodendron californicum California fremontia 25 ft/30 ft very low up to 6,000 sun-part shade evergreen yellow spring
Juniperus deppeana Alligator juniper 40 ft/20 ft low up to 8,000 sun evergreen cones brown --
Juniperus monosperma One-seed juniper 20 ft/8 ft very low up to 8,000 sun evergreen cones blue --
Juniperus osteosperma Utah juniper 15 ft/15 ft very low up to 8,000 sun evergreen cones blue --
Juniperus scopulorum Rocky Mountain juniper 30 ft/15 ft low up to 10,000 sun evergreen cones blue --
Koelreuteria paniculata Goldenrain tree 30 ft/35 ft low-mod up to 6,000 sun deciduous yellow summer
Leucaena retusa Goldenball leadtree 25 ft/25 ft low up to 6,500 sun-part shade deciduous yellow summer
Pinus edulis Pinyon pine 35 ft/25 ft low up to 8,000 sun evergreen cones brown --
Pinus monophylla Singleleaf pinyon 20 ft/15 ft low up to 8,000 sun evergreen cones brown --
Pistacia chinensis Chinese pistache 40 ft/40 ft moderate up to 8,000 sun deciduous insignificant --
Prosopis glandulosa Torrey mesquite 35 ft/50 ft very low up to 5,000 sun deciduous yellow spring
Prosopis pubescens Screwbean mesquite 15 ft/15 ft low hardy to 0 F sun deciduous yellow spring
Prosopis velutina Velvet mesquite 20 ft/30 ft low hardy to 5 F sun deciduous yellow spring
Prunus virginiana Chokecherry 30 ft/25 ft low-mod up to 10,000 sun deciduous white spring
Quercus arizonica Arizona white oak 60 ft/30 ft very low up to 7,000 sun evergreen -- --
Quercus dunnii Palmer oak 20 ft/15 ft very low up to 7,000 sun ? -- --
Quercus emoryi Emory oak 50 ft/30 ft very low up to 7,000 sun evergreen -- --
Quercus gambelii Gambel oak 10 ft/3 ft low up to 8,500 sun-part shade evergreen insignificant spring?
Vitex agnus-castus Monk's pepper tree 20 ft/15 ft low-mod up to ? sun deciduous purple summer-fall
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