Prescott Area Plant List – Landscape Trees Verde Valley by forrests

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									Verde Valley Plant List

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Landscape Trees
Scientific Name
Acacia constricta Acer palmatum Acer saccharum Ailanthus altissima Albizia julibrissin Betula nigra Betula pendula Calocedrus decurrens Catalpa speciosa Cedrus atlantica Cedrus deodara Celtis occidentalis Cercis canadensis Cercis occidentalis Chaemerops humilis X Chitalpa tashkentensis Cotinus coggygria Crataegus laevigata Cupressocyparis leylandii Cupressus arizonica Cupressus sempervirens „Stricta‟ Cycas revoluta Elaeagnus angustifolia Eucalyptus microtheca Fraxinus greggii Fraxinus velutina „Modesto‟ Ginkgo biloba Gleditsia triocanthos inermis Gymnocladus dioica Juglans nigra

Common Name
Whitethorn Acacia Japanese Maple Sugar Maple Tree of Heaven Mimosa River Birch European White Birch Incense Cedar Western Catalpa Atlas Cedar Deodar Cedar Common Hackberry Eastern Redbud Western Redbud Mediterranean Fan Palm Chitalpa Smoke Tree English Hawthorne Leyland Cypress Arizona Cypress Italian Cypress Sago Palm Russian Olive Coolibah Tree Little-leaf Ash Modesto Ash Maidenhair Tree Honey Locust Kentucky Coffee Tree Black Walnut

Drought Tolerance
very none none very somewhat none none somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat medium somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat none very somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat medium somewhat medium

Height (feet)
15 20 50 40 30 40 30 60 40 50 60 40 25 10 15 20 20 20 40 40 50 10 20 45 25 40 35 40 30 40

4/14/08 Width (feet)
15 20 50 20 40 25 20 30 40 30 40 40 25 10 15 20 20 20 30 30 10 8 20 45 20 30 35 40 25 50

Comments
Spiny Arizona native tree; fragrant flowers in spring Many named varieties with unusual characteristics Source of maple sugar Invasive Species – DO NOT PLANT Fluffy pink flowers; flat topped; southwest injury prone Darker flaky bark; attractive foliage White bark; attractive foliage; good alternative to aspen because of fewer diseases Rich green foliage in flat sprays; wood smells like pencils Large heart-shaped leaves; attractive flowers and bark Shorter needles than Deodar Cedar; more erect leader Droopy leader; softer texture than Atlas Cedar Leafs out late in spring; attractive bark; tough tree Heart-shaped leaves; pink flowers before leaves appear Heart-shaped leaves; pink flowers before leaves appear; smaller that Eastern Redbud One of two palms that take cold weather; often multi-trunked Inter-specific cross between Catalpa and Chilopsis; flowers resemble its parents; can have anthracnose problems Multi-trunked; shrubby; smoky-pink flowers Showy spring flowers; small size; can get cedar-apple rust Extremely fast growing; attractive to cypress bark beetle Can be messy; produces pollen; used as windbreak; attractive to cypress bark beetle Columnar tree; only effective where this shape compliments surroundings Palm-like plant; slow growing; tolerates shade Invasive Species – DO NOT PLANT Cold tolerant; blue-green foliage; best Eucalyptus for Arizona Small tree with small leaves; evergreen Yellow fall color; prone to verticillium wilt Attractive foliage; plant male trees; yellow fall color Fast growing. Varieties: Moraine; Rubylace; Sunburst Large doubly compound leaves; slow grower Can become large tree; 15-23 leaflets

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Bulletin #32B

Landscape Trees
Scientific Name
Juniperus chinensis „Torulosa‟ Juniperus chinensis „Spartan‟ Juniperus scopulorum Juniperus virginiana Koelreuteria paniculata Laburnum spp. Lagerstroemia indica Liquidambar styraciflua Liriodendron tulipifera Magnolia grandiflora Magnolia soulangiana Malus sp. Morus alba Picea pungens Picea pungens „Glauca‟ Pinus aristata Pinus edulis Pinus elderica Pinus halapensis Pinus nigra Pinus thunbergiana Pithecellobium flexicaule Pistachia chinensis Platanus acerifolia Platanus occidentalis Podocarpus macrophyllus Prosopis glandulosa

Common Name
Hollywood Juniper Spartan Juniper Rocky Mountain Juniper Eastern Red Cedar Goldenrain Tree Goldenchain Tree Crepe Myrtle Sweet Gum Tulip Tree Southern Magnolia Saucer Magnolia Crabapple Mulberry Colorado Spruce Blue Spruce Bristlecone Pine Pinyon Pine Elderica Pine Allepo Pine Austrian Pine Japanese Black Pine Texas Ebony Chinese Pistache London Plane American Sycamore Yew Pine Honey Mesquite

Drought Tolerance
somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat none somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat medium somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat very somewhat none none none very

Height (feet)
15 20 20 30 25 20 20 50 30 to 80 20 20 40 60 60 15 15 40 40 30 20 15 40 60 50 20 25

4/14/08 Width (feet)
10 10 10 20 15 15 15 35 20 to 60 20 20 40 30 30 15 10 30 30 30 20 15 30 60 50 8 25 Unique twisted appearance Dense column

Comments

Pyramidal; Varieties: Pathfinder; and others Varieties: Cupressifolia; Skyrocket Open branching; interesting flower Sensitive to alkaline soils; unique shape; pendulous yellow flower somewhat resemble Wisteria Flowering tree; smooth gray or tan bark; many cultivars Many varieties with brilliant fall color; deciduous Have not seen it growing here; so it may have problems Glossy green foliage; white flowers; many varieties Deciduous, attractive specimen plant with large saucer shaped flowers; many varieties Many varieties that vary in structure; size; and flower color. Flowers that resemble apple Fast growth; many surface roots; overused; males produce lots of pollen; females are messy and attract birds Dark green foliage; heat may be hard on them Gray blue foliage; heat may be hard on them Slow grower; very hardy; needles in fives Slow grower; produces pinyon nuts; needles usually in twos Widely planted in Arizona; takes heat with some irrigation; is susceptible to Comandra Blister Rust in Sedona, Prescott, Payson Widely planted in Arizona; takes heat with some irrigation; blight can cause temporary dieback in winter Irregular shape; moderate grower; needles in twos; most successful non-native pine in the Prescott area Irregular shape; moderate grower; needles in twos; requires and handles pruning well when mature Deep green foliage; creamy yellow, fragrant flowers; semi-evergreen Long-lived; winter hardy shade tree with spectacular red; red-orange fall color. Heat; drought and soil tolerance. Extremely pest resistant. Large tree; not suitable for most residential landscapes Similar to London Plane; can have leaning trunk Cylindrical shaped; evergreen; very heat tolerant Glossy foliage, often multi-trunked, Texas native

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Landscape Trees
Scientific Name
Prosopis pubescens Prunus cerasifera Pseudotsuga menziesii Pyrus calleryana „Bradford‟ Quercus buckleyi Quercus macrocarpa Quercus palustris Quercus rubra Quercus suber Quercus virginiana Robinia pseudoacacia Salix babylonica Salix matsudana „Umbraculifera‟ Thuja occidentalis Tilia americana Trachycarpus fortunei Ulmus pumila Vitex agnus-castus Ziziphus jujuba

Common Name
Screwbean Mesquite Ornamental Plum Douglas-fir Bradford Pear Texas Red Oak Bur Oak Pin Oak Red Oak Cork Oak Southern Live Oak Black Locust Weeping Willow Globe Willow Arborvitae American Linden Windmill palm Siberian Elm ChasteTree Chinese Jujube

Drought Tolerance
very somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat none none none somewhat somewhat medium none none somewhat somewhat somewhat medium medium somewhat

Height (feet)
20 25 varies 70 40 40 50 40 50 45 60 60 30 30 15 30 30 60 20 30

4/14/08 Width (feet)
20 25 varies 25 30 40 30 25 30 40 30 30 30 30 15 20 10 40 20 20

Comments
Small tree; can be shrubby; spiral seedpods; may have potential Showy flowers; attractive foliage, many varieties Not long-lived due to heat and arid climate Showy flowers in spring; attractive foliage in summer; very common in the Prescott area Red fall color; not tested in the Prescott area; but should do well Attractive tree; not widely planted; nice specimen at Sharlot Hall Museum Attractive tree; not widely planted; nice specimens at Prescott Courthouse Square Attractive tree; not widely planted; nice specimen at Sharlot Hall Museum This tree produces cork; handsome tree; gray green foliage Attractive tree; variety „Heritage‟ is best for our area Attractive and tough tree; Variety „Purple Robe‟ has reddish bronze new growth and pink flowers High water user and disease prone when under drought stress Very round headed; widely planted throughout northern Arizona Usually planted as named varieties; these tend to be dwarf varieties Never actually seen one in Arizona One of two palms that take cold weather Invasive Species – DO NOT PLANT Aromatic leaves; purple blooms summer to fall; varieties Slow growing tree; smooth gray bark; edible fruits

Landscape Shrubs
Scientific Name
Abelia Xgrandiflora Acer ginnala Archtostaphylos sp. Artemisia tridentata Atriplex canascens Berberis mentorensis Berberis thunbergii

Common Name
Glossy Abelia Amur Maple Manzanita Big Sagebrush Fourwing Saltbush Mentor Barberry Japanese Barberry

Drought Tolerance
none somewhat very very very somewhat somewhat

Height (feet)
8 10 varies 4 5 7 4

4/14/08 Width (feet)
5 10 varies 5 8 7 4

Comments
Large flowering shrub; usually evergreen; many named cultivars Red fall color; striking flowers and fruit Many varieties available; slow growing and sometimes difficult to establish Great basin native; gray foliage; many other sages are also suitable for our area Native; but widely planted as a xeriscape and wildlife plant Hybrid; red fall color; berries dull dark red; sturdy plant Red fall color; red berries persist through winter; thorny

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Landscape Shrubs
Scientific Name
Buddleia alternifolia Buddleia davidii Buddleia marrubiifolia Buxus microphylla japonica Buxus microphylla koreana Caesalpinia gilliesii Caragana arborescens Cercocarpus montanus Chaenomeles spp. Cotoneaster spp. Dasylirion wheeleri Elaegnus pungens Euonymous fortunei Euonymous japonica Forsythia intermedia Genista hispanica Helianthemum nummularium Hibiscus syriacus Hydrangea paniculata „Grandiflora‟ Ilex altaclarensis „Wilsonii‟ Ilex cornuta Ilex cornuta „Burfordii‟ Juniperus chinensis sargentii Juniperus chinensis „Armstrongii‟ Juniperus chinensis „Blue Point‟ Juniperus chinensis „Pfitzerana‟ Juniperus chinensis „Sea Spray‟

Common Name
Fountain Butterfly Bush Common Butterfly Bush Woolly Butterfly Bush Japanese Boxwood Korean Boxwood Yellow Bird of Paradise Siberian Pea Shrub Mountain Mahogany Flowering Quince Cotoneaster Sotol, Desert Spoon Silverberry Euonymous Evergreen Euonymous Forsythia Spanish Broom Sunrose Rose of Sharon Peegee Hydrangea Wilson Holly Chinese Holly Burford Holly Sargent Juniper Armstrong Juniper Blue Point Juniper Phitzer Juniper Sea Spray Juniper

Drought Tolerance
somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat very very very somewhat somewhat very very somewhat somewhat somewhat very somewhat somewhat none medium somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat

Height (feet)
10 12 12 4-6 2-4 10 20 4-6 3-6 varies 5 10 varies 8 8 1-2 6-8” 5-8 10 6-8 6-10 6-10 1 4 8 5 8”

4/14/08 Width (feet)
10 12 12 4-6 2-4 6 15 4-6 3-6 varies 3 10 varies 8 8 5 3‟ 5-8 10 6-8 6-10 6-10 10 4 8 15 5‟

Comments
Fuzzy leaves; purple flowers; weeping growth habit Many varieties; flowers from white to pink to purple Silvery foliage; orange flowers; Texas native Slow growing; evergreen; can be sheared Slower growing than japonica with smaller leaves; evergreen; can be sheared Yellow flowers with red stamens; blooms all summer; deciduous Large shrub; pea-flowers; fragrant; tough plant Prescott native; feathery seeds attractive when backlit Many varieties having white; red; pink flowers and various; dwarfed varieties also White flowers turning into red berries; from large shrubs to prostrate groundcovers Succulent with spiky margins; good focal point plant Deciduous; small fragrant flowers; dry silver berries that are attractive to birds Comes in many shapes and sizes; variegated; prostrate; etc. Nice foliage plant, many varieties available Hybrid; yellow flowers appear early in spring; should be rejuvenated through pruning periodically Spreading low shrub; sweet-smelling golden flowers; considered invasive in California, Oregon, and Washington Many flower colors; bloom over a long period Deciduous shrub; white; blue; and purple flowered varieties Large deciduous shrub; white flowers; bronze foliage in fall Hybrid; tough plant; male plants will not have berries Many varieties; tough leaves Attractive leaf with fewer spines; produces berries without pollenation Gray green foliage; feathery Medium green Cone-shaped; good screen; blue green foliage Large plant; medium green foliage Low growing with blue green foliage

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Landscape Shrubs
Scientific Name
Juniperus horizontalis „Bar Harbor‟ Juniperus horizontalis „Plumosa‟ Juniperus horizontalis „Wiltonii‟ Juniperus sabina „Broadmoor‟ Juniperus sabina „Tamariscifolia‟ Kolkwitzia amabilis Ligustrum japonicum Lonicera tatarica Maclura pomifera Magnolia stellata Mahoberberis miethkeana Mahonia aquifolium Nandina domestica Nandina domestica „Compacta‟ Nerium oleander Paeonia spp. Philadelphus coronarius Philadelphus lemoinei Philadelphus virginalis Photinia fraseri Phyllostachys aurea Phyllostachys aureosulcata Phyllostachys bambusoides Pinus mugo mugo Platycladus orientalis „Aureus Nana‟ Potentilla fruticosa Pyracantha coccinea „Lalandei‟ Rhaphiolepis indica

Common Name
Bar Harbor Juniper Andorra Juniper Blue Carpet Juniper Broadmoor Juniper Tam Juniper Beauty Bush Waxleaf Privet Tatarian Honeysuckle Osage Orange Star Magnolia Mahoberberis Oregon Grape Heavenly Bamboo Compact Nandina Oleander Peony Sweet Mock Orange Mock Orange Mock Orange Fraser‟s Photinia Golden Bamboo Yellow Groove Bamboo Giant Timber Bamboo Mugho Pine Golden Dwarf Arborvitae Cinquefoil Lalandei Pyracantha Indian Hawthorn

Drought Tolerance
somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat none somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat medium somewhat medium somewhat somewhat

Height (feet)
1 18” 4” 14” 18” 10 10 4 15 10 6 6 6 3 20 4 8 5 6 10 10 10 20 2-4 3 2 8 4

4/14/08 Width (feet)
10 10‟ 8‟ 10‟ 10-12‟ 10 10 4 15 20 4 4 4 2 12 4 5 4 4 10 4 2 3 8 5

Comments
Fast growing; feathery; blue green foliage to purplish in fall and winter Gray green in summer; purplish in fall and winter Intense silver blue; similar to Bar Harbor but tighter Soft; bright green foliage Dense; blue green foliage; very wide spreading Deciduous; gray green foliage; pink yellow-throated flower; brown fruit Standard sheared hedge plant; glossy green foliage Deciduous; pink flowers turning to bright red fruit Fast growing; thorny; will produce fruit if male plant is present; can be a tree Deciduous; many varieties ranging in size and flower color (white to pink) Hybrid; gets leggy; needs some pruning; takes shade Evergreen; leaves turn bronze to red in fall; compact variety available Multi-trunked; leaves turn red in fall; red berries persist Smaller version of Heavenly Bamboo Large evergreen shrub; fragrant flowers; many flower colors, and dwarf varieties available; all plant parts are poisonous Deciduous shrub; large flowers; many varieties Fragrant flowers; blooms in June Hybrid; fragrant flowers Hybrid; fragrant flowers Evergreen; spring growth red; white flowers; Running bamboo; yellow stems up to 2” in diameter Running bamboo; yellow stems up to 1.5” in diameter; hardiest bamboo Running bamboo; yellow stems up to 6” in diameter; hardiest timber bamboo Slow growing; low spreading shape; needles in twos Slow growing; golden foliage; globe shaped Many varieties; cream to yellow flowers; different growth habits White flowers in spring; red orange berries in summer; many growth forms; many other Pyracanthas are suitable for our area Tough plant often used in commercial plantings; pink or white flowers, leathery leaves; takes heat

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Landscape Shrubs
Scientific Name
Rhus glabra Ribes aureum Rosa spp. Salix caprea Spiraea spp. Syringa persica Syringa vulgaris Teucrium spp. Viburnum spp. Weigela spp. Wisteria floribunda Wisteria sinensis Yucca spp.

Common Name
Smooth Sumac Golden Currant Rose French Pussy Willow Spiraea Persian Lilac Common Lilac Germander Viburnum Weigela Japanese Wisteria Chinese Wisteria Yucca

Drought Tolerance
very somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat somewhat medium somewhat none somewhat somewhat very

Height (feet)
10 3-6 10-20 1-8 6 10-15 1-4 4-12 4-6 -

4/14/08 Width (feet)
10 3-6 10-20 3-8 6 10-15 1-4 4-12 4-6 -

Comments
Compound pinnate leaves; red fruit in fall Deciduous; yellow blooms in spring; spicy fragrance; yellow berries Many species/varieties Can be kept small through pruning Many species/varieties; white to red flowers Pale violet fragrant flowers Range of flower colors and plant sizes Spreading compact shrub; attractive fragrant foliage Deciduous or evergreen; many sizes; leaf shapes; flower characteristics Deciduous; many varieties; cream to pink flowers Viny deciduous plant; white and violet flowered varieties Viny deciduous plant; white and violet flowered varieties Many cold hardy varieties

Vines
Scientific Name
Campsis radicans Hedera helix Lonicera japonica Parthenocissus qunquefolia Parthenocissus tricuspidata Trachelospermum jasminoides Vinca major

Common Name
Trumpet Vine English Ivy Honeysuckle Virginia Creeper Boston Ivy Star Jasmine Periwinkle

Drought Tolerance
very somewhat somewhat very somewhat none none

Height (feet)
-

4/14/08 Width (feet)
-

Comments
Aggressive deciduous vine; red and yellow flowered varieties Aggressive evergreen vine; is destructive to plants and buildings Aggressive deciduous vine; fragrant cream or yellow flowers Native vine; grows fast with irrigation; red fall color Hardy vine; leaves three-lobed; similar to Virginia Creeper Glossy, oval leaves; fragrant flowers; attractive plant Looping ground cover; purple five-petaled flowers, can be invasive in shady forested settings

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Ground Covers
Scientific Name
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides Mahonia repens Santolina chamaecyparissus Santolina virens Thymus serpyllum

Common Name
Dwarf Plumbago Creeping Oregon Grape Lavender Cotton Green Santolina Creeping Thyme

Drought Tolerance
somewhat somewhat medium medium somewhat

Height (feet)
1 3 2 2 3”

4/19/06 Width (feet)
3‟

Comments
Bronze foliage; intense blue flowers Similar to Oregon Grape; but more spreading and lower growing Gray fuzzy foliage; yellow button-like flowers Green foliage; cream colored button-like flowers Green fragrant foliage; excellent for planting among pavers and stepping stones

Native Plants
Scientific Name
Alnus oblongifolia Acacia greggii Acer grandidentatum Acer negundo Canotia holocantha Celtis reticulata Cercidium floridum Chilopsis linearis Cupressus arizonica Fraxinus velutina Juglans major Juniperus deppeana Juniperus osteosperma Morus microphylla Pinus monophylla Pinus ponderosa Plantanus wrightii Populus angustifolia Populus fremontii Prosopis velutina Prunus virginiana Quercus arizonica Quercus emoryi Quercus gambelii Quercus palmeri

Common Name
Arizona alder Catclaw acacia Bigtooth maple Boxelder Crucifixion thorn Netleaf hackberry Blue palo verde Desert willow Arizona cypress Velvet ash Arizona walnut Alligator Juniper Utah juniper Texas mulberry Single leaf pinyon Ponderosa pine Arizona sycamore Narrowleaf cottonwood Fremont cottonwood Velvet mesquite Chokecherry Arizona white oak Emory oak Gambel oak Dunn oak

Family
Betulaceae Leguminosae Aceraceae Aceraceae Celastraceae Ulmaceae Leguminosae Bignoniaceaea Cupressaceae Oleaceae Juglandaceae Cupressaceae Cupressaceae Moraceae Pinaceae Pinaceae Platanaceae Salicaceae Salicaceae Leguminosae Rosaceae Fagaceae Fagaceae Fagaceae Fagaceae

4/14/08 Life Form
Tree Tree/shrub Tree Tree Tree Tree Tree Tree Tree Tree Tree Tree Tree Tree Tree Tree Tree Tree Tree Tree Tree Tree Tree Tree Tree/shrub

Comments
Attractive bark and foliage; should be planted in riparian areas Drought tolerant; recurved thorns on stems; wildlife habitat plant Found in steep canyons; prefers cooler sites Three leaflets; opposite arrangement; found in riparian areas Unusual plant with photosynthetic stems; not often propagated Smooth gray bark; deciduous Attractive tree; yellow flowers; green bark; uncommon in the Verde Valley Small tree; long leaves; pink bloom in summer Large tree; produces pollen; and can have bark beetle problems Gray bark; opposite leaf arrangement; found in riparian areas Slow growing; leafs out late Gray; alligator-like bark Shaggy; stringy bark; single trunk Small tree; found in riparian areas Single needle per fascicle Three needles per fascicle Large tree; attractive bark; should be planted in riparian areas Upright tree; narrow willow-like leaves; found in riparian areas Large tree; should only be planted in riparian areas Drought tolerant; beans are important food for wildlife Smooth bark; fruit attracts birds Whitish bark; light green leaves; summer deciduous Blackish bark; dark green; shiny leaves; summer deciduous Has “typical” oak leaf; winter deciduous Small tree; found in washes and canyons

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Native Plants
Scientific Name
Robinia neomexicana Salix sp. Sapindus saponaria Archtostaphylos pringlei Archtostaphylos pungens Atriplex canescens Baccharis sathroides Berberis fremontii Ceanothus fendleri Ceanothus greggii Cercocarpus montanus Coldenia canescens Dalea formosa Ephedra sp. Eriogonum wrightii Eurotia lanata Fallugia paradoxa Forestieria neomexicana Garrya wrightii Gutierrezia sarothrae Krameria parvifolia Larrea tridentata Mimosa buincifera Parthenium incanum Ptelea angustifolia Quercus arizonica Ribes cereum Rhamnus crocea Rhamnus californica Rhus ovata Rhus trilobata Rosa arizonica Ziziphus obtusifolia var. canescens Asclepius sp. Datura metaloides Gaura coccinea Oenothera caespitosa Penstemon sp.

Common Name
New Mexico locust Willow Western soapberry Yellowleaf manzanita Pointleaf manzanita Four-wing saltbush Desert broom Fremont barberry Fendler ceanothus Gregg ceanothus Mountain mahogany Shrubby coldenia Feather dalea Mormon tea Shrubby buckwheat Winterfat Apache plume New Mexico olive Wright‟s silktassel Broom snakeweed Range ratany Creosote bush Wait-a-minute Mariola Hoptree Shrub oak Wax currant Hollyleaf buckthorn Coffeeberry Sugar bush Lemonade berry Rose Graythorn Milkweed Jimsonweed Scarlet gaura Tufted evening primrose Beardtounge

Family
Leguminosae Salicaceae Sapinidaceae Ericaceae Ericaceae Chenopodiaceae Compositae Berberidaceae Rhamnaceae Rhamnaceae Rosaceae Boraginaceaea Leguminosae Ephedraceae Polygonaceae Chenopodiaceae Rosaceae Oleaceae Garryaceae Compositae Krameriaceae Zygophyllaceae Leguminosae Compositae Rutaceae Fagaceae Saxifragaceae Rhamnaceae Rhamnaceae Anacardiaceaea Anacardiaceaea Rosaceae Rhamnaceae Asclepiadaceae Solanaceae Onagraceae Onagraceae Scrophulariaceae

4/14/08 Life Form
Tree Tree Tree Shrub Shrub Shrub Shrub Shrub Shrub Shrub Shrub Shrub Shrub Shrub Shrub Shrub Shrub Tree Shrub Shrub Shrub Shrub Shrub Shrub Shrub Shrub Shrub Shrub Shrub Shrub Shrub Shrub Shrub Perennial Perennial Perennial Perennial Perennial

Comments
Small tree; pinkish flowers; spiny stems Small tree; narrow leaves; found in riparian areas Attractive tree; drought tolerant; poisonous berries Light colored fuzzy leaves; blooms after pungens Light colored; smooth leaves; blooms before pungens Drought tolerant; important wildlife food species; dioecious Very common (almost weedy); drought tolerant; dioecious Light green leaves; dense and spiny Small light green leaves; low growing Leaves medium green on upper surface/gray below Multi-stemmed shrub; featherlike seed Gray-green-leaves; somewhat succulent leaves covered with fine hairs Drought tolerant; small leaves; small but attractive purple flowers Green stems; attractive plant; medicinal uses Low growing half shrub; good browse species for livestock and wildlife Downy seeds persist over winter; important forage species Multi-stemmed shrub; small leaf; featherlike seed Small tree; light green leaves; opposite leaf arrangement Multi-stemmed shrub; opposite leaf arrangement Dark green; fine leaves; yellow flowers; grows best with winter moisture Low; dense shrub; purple flowers Drought tolerant; resinous leaves; attractive yellow flowers; fuzzy fruits Resembles catclaw; but has spines in pairs on stems Small shrub; sap contains latex; leaves dull green and lobed Three leaflets; pungent; skunky odor Light green leaves; summer deciduous Pink flowers; pungent foliage Dense shrub; leaves have finely serrate margins Open shrub; bark used as a laxative Large; dense shrub; shiny green leaves; round shape Small leaves with three leaflets; pungent; berries tart Pink flowers with five petals; usually in creek bottoms Very thorny; fruits eaten by quail and doves Usually white flowered; attractive to butterflies; toxic to animals Medium plant; white flowers; all plant parts are toxic Red/pink flowers; spreading low growth habit Flowers white to pink; attractive plant Flowers pink to red to purple; attractive plant

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Native Plants
Scientific Name
Phlox diffusa Solidago sp. Sphaeralcea sp. Zinnia grandiflora Agave delamateri Agave parryi Foqueria splendens Nolina microcarpa Yucca baccata Yucca elata Cylindropuntia whipplei Echinocereus triglochidiatus Echinocereus fendleri Opuntia engelmanii Opuntia leptocaulis Aristida sp. Bothriochloa barbinodis Bouteloua gracilis Bouteloua curtipendula Bouteloua eriopoda Elymus smithii Eragrostis curvula Koeleria macranta Lycurus setosus Muhlenbergia emersleyi Muhlenbergia rigens Poa fendleriana Sporobolis cryptandrus Stipa comata

Common Name
Spreading phlox Goldenrod Globemallow Prairie zinnia Tonto Basin agave Parry‟s agave Ocotillo Beargrass Banana yucca Soaptree yucca Plateau cholla Claret cup hedgehog cactus Fendler hedgehog cactus Desert prickly pear Desert Christmas cactus Three awn Cane beardgrass Blue grama Sideoats grama Black grama Western wheatgrass Weeping lovegrass Junegrass Wolftail Bullgrass Deergrass Muttongrass Sand dropseed Needle and thread grass

Family
Polemoniaceae Compositae Malvaceae Compositae Agavaceae Agavaceae Fouquieriaceae Agavaceae Agavaceae Agavaceae Cactaceaea Cactaceaea Cactaceaea Cactaceaea Cactaceaea Graminacea Graminacea Graminacea Graminacea Graminacea Graminacea Graminacea Graminacea Graminacea Graminacea Graminacea Graminacea Graminacea Graminacea

4/14/08 Life Form
Perennial Perennial Perennial Perennial succulent succulent succulent succulent succulent succulent cactus cactus cactus cactus cactus Grass Grass Grass Grass Grass Grass Grass Grass Grass Grass Grass Grass Grass Grass

Comments
Flowers pink; attractive plant Medium plant; yellow flowers in summer/fall Orange flowers; palatable to wildlife and livestock Small plant; yellow ray flower with red-orange center Species cultivated by Pre-Columbian Native Americans; vegetative propagation only (seeds are not viable) One of the “century plants”; dies after flowering Tall; spiny; multi-stemmed plant; bright orange flowers; relative of the Boojum tree (Mexico) Tall grasslike plant with strong fibers Stout spines on leaf tips; favored by packrats Attractive drought tolerant landscape plant; leaves narrower than banana yucca Cylindrical joints; yellow; orange; or red flowers; dry fruits Forms large; round colonies; red blooms Forms colonies; taller growth form than claret cup; magenta blooms Round pads; yellow flowers; several species in Arizona Small cylindrical joints; fleshy red fruits Cool season; bunch grasses; many species Warm season; tall bunch grass Warm season; sod forming grass Warm season; bunch grass; often found on rocky slopes Warm season; sod forming; prefers limy areas Cool season; sod forming; prefers fine textured soils EXOTIC-Warm season; bunch grass Cool season; bunch grass Warm season; bunch grass Warm season; tall bunch grass Warm season; tall bunch grass Cool season; bunch grass Warm season; bunch grass; early pioneer species; easily established Cool season; bunch grass; prefers limy areas

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