"Low-Water Trees (Part I)

 

Trees are the largest plants for our landscapes and provide the greatest benefits. They add permanent structure to the design and can become the ceilings and walls of our outdoor living spaces.

 

 

Botanical Name: Acacia berlandieri Common Name: Guajillo

Basics:
  Hardiness: 15°F
 
  Sun: full sun, partial sun
 
  Water: low
Growth:
  Growth Rate: moderate
 
  Mature Size: 15' height X 15' width
 
  Mature Form: vase-shaped
Foliage:
  Evergreen semievergreen
 
  Foliage Color: medium green
 
  Foliage Texture: fine
Flowers:
  Flower Color Cream puffballs
 
  Flower Season: spring to fall
Comments:
  Litter: moderate
 
  Thorns: variable
 
  Allergenic: no
Special Features:
  Features: Lush-looking shrub for screening or attractive small tree.
 
  Native to: Mexico, southern Texas, southern Texas and Mexico, Texas

Botanical Name: Acacia constricta Common Name: White Thorn Acacia

Basics:
  Hardiness: 5°F
 
  Sun: full sun
 
  Water: very low
Growth:
  Growth Rate: slow
 
  Mature Size: 10' height X 15' width
 
  Mature Form: multitrunked
Foliage:
  Evergreen semievergreen
 
  Foliage Color: medium green
 
  Foliage Texture: fine
Flowers:
  Flower Color Yellow puffballs
 
  Flower Season: spring to summer
Comments:
  Litter: moderate
 
  Thorns: medium
 
  Allergenic: no
Special Features:
  Wildlife: birds
 
  Features: Good for naturalistic landscapes. Attracts birds.
 
  Native to: Chihuahuan Desert, Sonoran Desert
 
  Also try A. greggii.

 

 

Stay tuned for more trees that will thrive in Arizona and keep your yard looking gorgeous. Contact us if your yard could use a trim. Have a wonderful weekend!