Plant Finder

Shrubs

After trees, shrubs are some of the most important living features in a landscape. It’s very important to select the correct plant for every part of your yard based on size, function, exposure and overall appearance. Luckily, we have thousands in stock at any given time, available in all sizes, shapes, textures and colors.

Types of Shrubs

Hearts and Flowers

Hearts and Flowers

Aptenia cordifolia

This succulent plant makes for great ground cover in many different landscapes. Commonly referred to as ‘Hearts and Flowers’ and Aptenia ‘Red Apple’ because of its apple red flowers and bright green leaves, the Aptenia cordifolia only grows to about 4” tall but makes a for a great splash of tropical color in your yard.

Desert bird of paradise

Desert bird of paradise

Caesalpinnia Giliessii

The Desert Bird of Paradise is most notable for its red stamens contrasting with soft yellow flowers. Feathery type foliage makes these ‘Birds’ a great choice to soften hard desert landscapes or in transition areas between green and desert landscaped areas. Pruning branch ends following a bloom cycle will keep it fuller and promote a quicker re-bloom.

Shiny Xylosma

Shiny Xylosma

Xylosma senticosa

Xylosma is a very attractive shrub with bright green shiny leaves that will grow in part to full sun.

Society Garlic

Society Garlic

Tulbaghia violacea

Society Garlic is a pretty little grassy accent that adds interest and color to gardens in a variety of conditions.

Morea Iris

Morea Iris

Dietes iridioides

The strong, grey-green leaves of the African Iris (Dietes iriodes) add a nice, thick grassy texture to many situations.

Agapantha

Agapantha

Agapanthus africanus

Evergreen perennial with grassy foliage and clusters of beautiful blue flowers on long stems.

Blue Hibiscus

Blue Hibiscus

Alyogyne huegelli

Commonly mistaken for a true Hibiscus, these hot weather blooming shrubs are evergreen and provide beautiful accent color in desert and semi-tropical yards.

Boxwood Beauty

Boxwood Beauty

Carrissa macrocarpa 'Boxwood Beauty'

This low growing, very dense shrub displays shiny, dark green leaves and fragrant, white, star-shaped flowers from spring through the fall.

Butterfly Iris

Butterfly Iris

Dietes bi-color

Dietes bi-color, or Butterfly Iris, are used in many landscape situations where a soft blooming accent is needed.

Feathery Cassia

Feathery Cassia

Senna artemisioides

Feathery Cassia is a fast growing, large desert shrub with soft, delicate looking silver foliage.

Everblooming Gardenia

Everblooming Gardenia

Gardenia jasminoides 'veitchii'

The Ever-blooming Gardenia is a low to medium sized mounding shrub that grows in partial to full sun.

Foxtail Fern

Foxtail Fern

Asparagus meyeri

This versatile fern has many uses in desert and tropical landscapes.

Giant Lily Turf

Giant Lily Turf

Lirriope gigantea

Giant Lily Turf AKA Lirriope is a very hardy ornamental grass that works in Asian theme gardens as well as contemporary settings.

Green Cassia

Green Cassia

Cassia nemophylla

The Green Cassia is a rounded evergreen shrub that produces masses of bright yellow, pea-like flowers in the early spring.

Heavenly Cloud Sage

Heavenly Cloud Sage

Leucophyllum frutescens ''Heavenly Cloud'

Plant heavenly Cloud Sage as a short screen or unique stand alone shrub.

Japanese Boxwood

Japanese Boxwood

Buxus japonica

This hardy evergreen is an excellent choice for low to medium formal hedges along walls or walkways.

Japanese Privet

Japanese Privet

Ligustrum japonica

Mostly used as a hedge or tall screen, the Japanese Privet has large, deep green foliage and insignificant light blooms in the Spring.

Juniper

Juniper

Juniper

Landscaping with Juniper plants is easy and present many beautiful options and uses.

Lantana

Lantana

Lantana

Lantana are one of the most colorful plants used in warm climates.

Little John Bottlebrush

Little John Bottlebrush

Callistemon citrinus 'Little John'

The Callistemon citrinus, commonly known as ‘Little John’, is one of the most seen and identifiable shrubs in the Valley.

Little Leaf Cordia

Little Leaf Cordia

Cordia parvifolia

The Little Leaf Cordia (Cordia parvifolia) is a very easy plant to grow and blooms beautifully in the warm-humid days of Valley summers.

Mexican Bird of Paradise

Mexican Bird of Paradise

Caesalpinia mexicana

Correctly called Mexican Bird of Paradise, they can easily be shaped as a full dense shrub or screen, or allowed to grow into a small natural canopy tree.

Mexican Honeysuckle

Mexican Honeysuckle

Justicia spicigera

Mexican Honeysuckle grows about knee high and spreads up to 5’ across.

Silver Bush Morning Glory

Silver Bush Morning Glory

Convolvulus cneorum

Morning Glory produces soft, silver foliage on a low mounding shrub that looks beautiful on mounds, in rocky landscapes and near cactus as a contrast.

Oleander

Oleander

Nerium oleander

Oleanders are planted as large hedges for privacy and color.

Dwarf Oleander

Dwarf Oleander

Nerium oleander

Oleanders are planted as large hedges for privacy and color.

Chihuahuan Sage

Chihuahuan Sage

Leucophyllum laevegatum

Chihuahuan Sage is a fragrant flowering sage that blooms naturally with increased humidity in mid to late summer.

Creosote Bush

Creosote Bush

Larrea tridentata

The Creosote Bush is native to the Sonora Desert and abundant across the Valley.

Deer Grass

Deer Grass

Muhlenberghia rigens

Deer Grass has many uses in the landscape. Accents throughout a desert landscape, soften rock features, borders and transition areas are suitable situations for this tough grass.

Dwarf Myrtle

Dwarf Myrtle

Myrtus communis compacta

Excellent hardy shrub mostly used for small to medium hedges.

Elephant's Food

Elephant's Food

Portulacaria afra

Elephant food looks like Jade Plant with smaller more compact leaves.

Golden Bamboo

Golden Bamboo

Phyllostachys aurea

Golden Bamboo can reach heights of 20’ or more in warm climate zones and spread rapidly when it receives ample water.

Green Fountain Grass

Green Fountain Grass

Pennisetum setaceum

Green Fountain grass is a showy, clumping grass often used as an accent around rock gardens or border areas.

Bamboo 'Gulf Stream Heavenly'

Bamboo 'Gulf Stream Heavenly'

Nandina domestica 'Gulf Stream'

Heavenly Bamboo is graceful, upright accent plant with soft draping foliage on tall stems usually growing right from the ground.

Heavenly Bamboo

Heavenly Bamboo

Nandina domestica

Heavenly Bamboo is graceful, upright accent plant with soft draping foliage on tall stems usually growing right from the ground.

Penstemon

Penstemon

Penstemon

Small flowering shrub that has tall spikes of blooms with bright tubular flowers. These come in different varieties each offering a unique color.

Pineapple Guava

Pineapple Guava

Feijoa sellowiana

A versatile, easy to grow landscape addition, the Pineapple Guava (Feijoa sellowiana) yields edible flowers and tropical fruit!

Pink Muhly

Pink Muhly

Muhlenbergia capillaris

Pink Muhly Grass is a very strong plant that thrives in full or part sun.

Mock Orange

Mock Orange

Pittosporum tobira

Mock Orange is a very hardy shrub with deep green shiny leaves.

Plumbago

Plumbago

Plumbago capensis

Plumbago is a rambling shrub with beautiful clusters of sky blue flowers.

Purple Fountain Grass

Purple Fountain Grass

Pennisetum setaceum rubram

Very attractive grassy ornamental that adds color and to any landscape style.

Red Mexican Bird of Paradise

Red Mexican Bird of Paradise

Caesalpinnia pulcherrima

The Red Mexican Bird of Paradise is a medium to large growing shrub with bright orange/red flowers that show from late spring through the fall.

Red Yucca

Red Yucca

Hesperaloe parvifolia

Red Yucca is an excellent accent plant for desert and transition areas

Red-Tip Photinia

Red-Tip Photinia

Photinia fraseri

Photinia is a large growing shrub with dark, shiny leaves and red new leaves.

Split-leaf Philodendron

Split-leaf Philodendron

Philodendron selloum

Split-leaf Philodendron is one of the most dramatic tropical plants that thrive in the desert.

Silver Cloud Sage

Silver Cloud Sage

Leucophyllum candidum

Silver Cloud Sage is a striking plant whose dark purple blooms contrast strongly against silver foliage.

Green Cloud Sage

Green Cloud Sage

Leucophyllum frutescens 'Green Cloud'

Rose colored flowers carpet this hardy shrub creating a beautiful change in just about any landscape.

Yaupon Holly Stokes

Yaupon Holly Stokes

Ilex vomitoria 'Stokes'

Dwarf Yaupon Holly is a very tough little shrub that can be used as a border plant,

Texas Sage

Texas Sage

Leucophyllum frutescens

Texas Sage is a very hardy shrub for desert landscapes. It can be shaped into balls and squares, hedged or grown free form.

Timber Bamboo

Timber Bamboo

Phyllostachys oldhamii

Timber, or Giant Bamboo, can reach heights over 30’ and grows in fairly open clumps

Twisted Myrtle

Twisted Myrtle

Myrtus boetica

Twisted Myrtle is a very versatile shrub with rich green foliage that hugs a twisting branch structure

Wax Leaf Privet

Wax Leaf Privet

Ligustrum texanum

Wax Privet are frequently used in formal shapes such as two and three tier topiary and pyramids for patio planting.

Whirling Butterflies

Whirling Butterflies

Guara lindheimeri 'Siskiyou'

Fluffy waves of deep pink flowers flutter above the red-tinged foliage of the Guara lindheimeri ‘Siskiyou’,

Indian Hawthorn

Indian Hawthorn

Raphiolepis indica

Indian Hawthorn are dark green shrubs that produce large clusters of small pink flowers in mid spring.

Santa Cruz Pyracantha

Santa Cruz Pyracantha

Pyracantha koidzumii 'Santa Cruz'

Santa Cruz Pyracantha is a medium to large shrub especially noted for it’s prolific display of red berries in late fall and winter.

False Mexican Heather

False Mexican Heather

Cuphea hyssopyfolia

Mexican Heather is an excellent accent plant in flowers beds, gardens and containers.

Asian Jasmine

Asian Jasmine

Trachelospermum asiaticum

Very similar to Star Jasmine, Asian Jasmine is a hardy ground cover for shady or partial sun locations.

Autumn Sage

Autumn Sage

Salvia greggii

Autumn Sage is a very pretty perennial small accent shrub with beautiful red to coral flowers during the warm months of spring and fall.

Baja Fairy Duster

Baja Fairy Duster

Calliandra californica

The Calliandra californica aka ‘Baja Fairy Duster’ is a fast growing, thornless, small to medium shrub.

Baja Ruellia

Baja Ruellia

Ruellia peninsularis

Baja Ruellia grows very well in full to part sun and performs wonderfully in desert landscapes.

Bells of Fire

Bells of Fire

Tecoma stans 'Bells of Fire'

Bells of Fire is a recent addition to the landscape world offering abundant clusters of bright red trumpets in spring and deep orange in the heat of summer

Bursage

Bursage

Ambrosia deltoidea

Bursage is a small dense desert native shrub with a neutral grey-green color that blends well in natural desert and open space desert landscapes.

Chaparral Sage

Chaparral Sage

Salvia clevlandii

Chaparral sage is a medium sized plant with very fragrant foliage.

Coral Fountain

Coral Fountain

Russelia equisetaformis

Soft, weeping rush like branches rise up from the ground with very tiny bright green leaves and cascade towards the ground with bright coral trumpet shaped flowers

Damianita Daisy

Damianita Daisy

Chysactiana mexicana

Bright daisy-like flowers adorn this small, compact shrub in spring and fall.

Dwarf Golden Arborvitae

Dwarf Golden Arborvitae

Thuja orientalis aurea-nana

Dwarf Arborvitae grows moderately slow in an upright globe shape.

Giant Bird of Paradise

Giant Bird of Paradise

Strelitzia nicoli

Giant Bird of Paradise is one of the most dramatic tropical plants that thrives in desert climates.

Globe Mallow

Globe Mallow

Sphaeralcea ambigua

Gently sprawling small shrub produces soft orange or pinkish shades of flowers in late spring

Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea spp.

Bougainvillea are easily recognizable in landscapes everywhere.

Boxleaf Euonymous

Boxleaf Euonymous

Euonymus japonica

Boxleaf Euonymus are very versatile shrubs with small leaves and dark green color that stays strong year-round.

Brazilian Skyflower

Brazilian Skyflower

Duranta repens

Long narrow clusters of small purple flowers followed by yellow/orange berries make this a very useful plant when planning backgrounds or screens

Brittle Bush

Brittle Bush

Encilia farinosa

This Arizona native mounding shrub prefers well drained, sandy or gravelly soil.

Green Carpet

Green Carpet

Carissa macrocarpa 'Green Carpet'

The dark green leaves of the Carissa macrocarpa make this an excellent ground cover for green yards and a beautiful contrast in desert landscapes.

Green Euonymus

Green Euonymus

Euonymus japonica 'Green'

Euonymus have been used in the Valley for decades in green landscapes as a hedge or as an anchor plant in areas protected from afternoon sun and shade.

Green Hopseed

Green Hopseed

Dodonea viscosa

Green Hopseed Bush (Dodonea viscosa) are most useful as a screen or filler plant in full to part sun.

Jojoba

Jojoba

Simmondsia chinensis

Jojoba will grow into a large shrub good for screening or defining areas in the desert landscape.

Arizona Yellowbells

Arizona Yellowbells

Tecoma stans

Commonly called Yellow Bells, this popular shrub can reach 8 ft tall and wide

Variegated Euonymus

Variegated Euonymus

Euonymous japonica aureo-varigata

Variegated Euonymus thrive in the cool shade but produce more colorful leaves with a half-day of direct sun.

Mexican Bush Sage

Mexican Bush Sage

Salvia leucantha

Medium sized perennial shrub blooms from late spring through fall.

Valentine Emu Bush

Valentine Emu Bush

Eremophylla maculata 'Valentine'

Valentine Emu is a very hardy shrub that brightens desert landscapes in late winter before most other plants have even started to grow.

Cape Honeysuckle

Cape Honeysuckle

Tecoma capensis

Cape Honeysuckle is one of the most versatile plants for any landscape

Orange Jubilee

Orange Jubilee

Tecoma alata

Orange Jubilee is noted for the fast growing, reaching branch structure with bright orange flowers.

Tuttlei Natal Plum

Tuttlei Natal Plum

Carissa macrocarpa 'Tuttlei'

The Natal Plum can be used as a formal hedge along house walls or bordering walkways.

Pink Fairy Duster

Pink Fairy Duster

Calliandra eriophylla

The Pink Fairy Duster (Calliandra eriophylla) is a very nice accent for desert landscapes and rock gardens

Tropical Hibiscus

Tropical Hibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinenses

Hibiscus are medium to large growing shrubs with very lush, dark foliage and beautiful flowers that come in a wide variety of colors. One of the most popular flowering shrubs available.

Purple Hopseed

Purple Hopseed

Dodonea pupurea

This tall evergreen shrub’s popularity here in the Valley is due to it’s colorful purple foliage and tall nature.

Upright Rosemary

Upright Rosemary

Romarinus officianalus

Rosemary is a very hardy herbaceous shrub with many ornamental uses in all styles of landscaping.

Ruellia

Ruellia

Ruellia brittoniana

Ruellia is a very easy to grow shrub that reaches 3 to 4 ft in height with purple flowers that constantly bloom from Spring through the Fall.

Tropical Bird of Paradise

Tropical Bird of Paradise

Strelitzia reginae

The Tropical Bird of Paradise is one of the most tropical shrubs one can add to their landscape for an instant splash of paradise.

Solanum 'Purple Potato Vine'

Solanum 'Purple Potato Vine'

Solanum jasminoides

Solanum has attractive light green foliage and produces a steady flow of jasmine looking light purple flowers.

Texas Olive

Texas Olive

Cordia boissieri

The deep green leaves of the Texas Olive are large, leathery and coarse in texture. White flowers with yellow throats cluster from spring through fall.

Roses

Roses

Rosa

Roses are a timeless beauty and one of the most popular flowers on the planet. We carry may different varieties.

Trailing Rosemary

Trailing Rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus'

Rosemary is a very hardy herbaceous shrub with many ornamental uses in all styles of landscaping.