Types of Shrubs
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.
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.
Xylosma is a very attractive shrub with bright green shiny leaves that will grow in part to full sun.
Society Garlic is a pretty little grassy accent that adds interest and color to gardens in a variety of conditions.
The strong, grey-green leaves of the African Iris (Dietes iriodes) add a nice, thick grassy texture to many situations.
Evergreen perennial with grassy foliage and clusters of beautiful blue flowers on long stems.
Commonly mistaken for a true Hibiscus, these hot weather blooming shrubs are evergreen and provide beautiful accent color in desert and semi-tropical yards.
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.
Dietes bi-color, or Butterfly Iris, are used in many landscape situations where a soft blooming accent is needed.
Feathery Cassia is a fast growing, large desert shrub with soft, delicate looking silver foliage.
Gardenia jasminoides 'veitchii'
The Ever-blooming Gardenia is a low to medium sized mounding shrub that grows in partial to full sun.
This versatile fern has many uses in desert and tropical landscapes.
Giant Lily Turf AKA Lirriope is a very hardy ornamental grass that works in Asian theme gardens as well as contemporary settings.
The Green Cassia is a rounded evergreen shrub that produces masses of bright yellow, pea-like flowers in the early spring.
Leucophyllum frutescens ''Heavenly Cloud'
Plant heavenly Cloud Sage as a short screen or unique stand alone shrub.
Buxus microphylla japonica
This hardy evergreen is an excellent choice for low to medium formal hedges along walls or walkways.
Mostly used as a hedge or tall screen, the Japanese Privet has large, deep green foliage and insignificant light blooms in the Spring.
Landscaping with Juniper plants is easy and present many beautiful options and uses. Great for filling in space fast. Can be used as a ground cover, screen or vertical feature.
Lantana are one of the most colorful plants used in warm climates.
Callistemon citrinus 'Little John'
The Callistemon citrinus, commonly known as ‘Little John’, is one of the most seen and identifiable shrubs in the Valley.
The Little Leaf Cordia (Cordia parvifolia) is a very easy plant to grow and blooms beautifully in the warm-humid days of Valley summers.
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 grows about knee high and spreads up to 5’ across.
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.
Fast growing, tall evergreen shrub that's excellent for use as privacy hedge and bringing color to a landscape.
Great for use as a privacy hedge, along the property line, lining a walk or driveway, as an accent for a garden bed, around tall palm trees and around a patio.
Chihuahuan Sage is a fragrant flowering sage that blooms naturally with increased humidity in mid to late summer.
The Creosote Bush is native to the Sonora Desert and abundant across the Valley.
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.
Myrtus communis 'Compacta'
Excellent hardy shrub mostly used for small to medium hedges. Can be planted in tight rows to create a thick privacy screen for porches, patios or for property lines.
Elephant food looks like Jade Plant with smaller more compact leaves.
Golden Bamboo can reach heights of 20’ or more in warm climate zones and spread rapidly when it receives ample water.
Green Fountain grass is a showy, clumping grass often used as an accent around rock gardens or border areas.
Nandina domestica 'Gulf Stream'
A graceful, upright accent plant with soft draping foliage on tall stems usually growing right from the ground. Compact shrubs with year-round foliage interest.
Heavenly Bamboo is graceful, upright accent plant with soft draping foliage on tall stems usually growing right from the ground.
Small flowering shrub that has tall spikes of blooms with bright tubular flowers. These come in different varieties each offering a unique color.
A versatile, easy to grow landscape addition, the Pineapple Guava (Feijoa sellowiana) yields edible flowers and tropical fruit!
Pink Muhly Grass is a very strong plant that thrives in full or part sun.
Mock Orange is a very hardy shrub with deep green shiny leaves. Very useful as a hedge or anchor plant near buildings.
Plumbago is a rambling shrub with beautiful clusters of sky blue flowers.
Pennisetum setaceum rubram
Very attractive grassy ornamental that adds color and to any landscape style.
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.
An excellent accent plant for desert and transition areas. It produces tall spikes of reddish-pink flowers that continue to bloom all summer. Attracts hummingbirds.
Photinia is a large growing shrub with dark, shiny leaves and red new leaves.
Split-leaf Philodendron is one of the most dramatic tropical plants that thrive in the desert.
Silver Cloud Sage is a striking plant whose dark purple blooms contrast strongly against silver foliage.
Leucophyllum frutescens 'Green Cloud'
Rose colored flowers carpet this hardy shrub creating a beautiful change in just about any landscape.
Ilex vomitoria 'Stokes'
Dwarf Yaupon Holly is a very tough little shrub that can be used as a border plant,
Texas Sage is a very hardy shrub for desert landscapes. It can be shaped into balls and squares, hedged or grown free form.
Timber, or Giant Bamboo, can reach heights over 30’ and grows in fairly open clumps
Twisted Myrtle is a very versatile shrub with rich green foliage that hugs a twisting branch structure
Ligustrum japonicum 'Texanum'
Wax Privet are frequently used in formal shapes such as two and three tier topiary and pyramids for patio planting.
Guara lindheimeri 'Siskiyou'
Fluffy waves of deep pink flowers flutter above the red-tinged foliage of the Guara lindheimeri ‘Siskiyou’,
Indian Hawthorn are dark green shrubs that produce large clusters of small pink flowers in mid spring.
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.
Mexican Heather is an excellent accent plant in flowers beds, gardens and containers.
Very similar to Star Jasmine, Asian Jasmine is a hardy ground cover for shady or partial sun locations.
Autumn Sage is a very pretty perennial small accent shrub with beautiful red to coral flowers during the warm months of spring and fall.
The Calliandra californica aka ‘Baja Fairy Duster’ is a fast growing, thornless, small to medium shrub.
Baja Ruellia grows very well in full to part sun and performs wonderfully in desert landscapes.
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 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 is a medium sized plant with very fragrant foliage.
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
Bright daisy-like flowers adorn this small, compact shrub in spring and fall.
Thuja orientalis aurea-nana
Dwarf Arborvitae grows moderately slow in an upright globe shape.
Giant Bird of Paradise is one of the most dramatic tropical plants that thrives in desert climates.
Gently sprawling small shrub produces soft orange or pinkish shades of flowers in late spring
Bougainvillea are easily recognizable in landscapes everywhere.
Boxleaf Euonymus are very versatile shrubs with small leaves and dark green color that stays strong year-round.
Long narrow clusters of small purple flowers followed by yellow/orange berries make this a very useful plant when planning backgrounds or screens
This Arizona native mounding shrub prefers well drained, sandy or gravelly soil.
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.
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 Bush (Dodonea viscosa) are most useful as a screen or filler plant in full to part sun.
Jojoba will grow into a large shrub good for screening or defining areas in the desert landscape.
Commonly called Yellow Bells, this popular shrub can reach 8 ft tall and wide
Euonymous japonica aureo-varigata
Variegated Euonymus thrive in the cool shade but produce more colorful leaves with a half-day of direct sun.
Medium sized perennial shrub blooms from late spring through fall.
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 is one of the most versatile plants for any landscape
Orange Jubilee is noted for the fast growing, reaching branch structure with bright orange flowers.
Carissa macrocarpa 'Tuttlei'
The Natal Plum can be used as a formal hedge along house walls or bordering walkways.
The Pink Fairy Duster (Calliandra eriophylla) is a very nice accent for desert landscapes and rock gardens
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.
This tall evergreen shrub’s popularity here in the Valley is due to it’s colorful purple foliage and tall nature.
Rosemary is a very hardy herbaceous shrub with many ornamental uses in all styles of landscaping.
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.
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 has attractive light green foliage and produces a steady flow of jasmine looking light purple flowers.
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 are a timeless beauty and one of the most popular flowers on the planet. We carry may different varieties.
Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus'
Rosemary is a very hardy herbaceous shrub with many ornamental uses in all styles of landscaping.
Bougainvillea 'Torch Glow'
If your landscape is in need of bursting year round color and a shrub that can display that ‘wow’ factor, look no further than the Bougainvillea Torch Glow.
Leucospermum is easily recognizable by their large pin cushion style blooms with long curving pistols crowning from an elongated stem.
Plumeria's are not only a beautiful focal plant that works in almost any landscape style but they are also extremely elegant and add a beautiful fragrance.