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Desert Trees

Some of the most beautiful and interesting trees in the world come from arid regions where hot sunny conditions and low rainfall are the norms. Whether native or from other deserts, natural evolution has made these trees perfectly suited to grow here, especially for those seeking trees that can thrive, look amazing and yet use minimal water once established.

Types of Desert Trees

Museum Palo Verde

Museum Palo Verde

Cercidium-parkinsonia hybrid

A very fast growing water wise hybrid version of the classic Palo Verde. Bright yellow, showy blooms in spring.

Sissoo

Sissoo

Dalbergia sissoo

Closely resembling an Aspen, the Sissoo is perfectly at home in Western landscapes and thrives in warmer conditions. These trees grow very rapidly after planting.

Chilean Mesquite

Chilean Mesquite

Prosopis chilenis

Naturally a fast grower, Hybrid Mesquites will naturally spread out quickly. These are very durable trees that will cover lots of space quickly and provide massive amounts of shade.

Tipu

Tipu

Tipuana tipu

Prized for it's almost ridiculous growth rate, homeowners and commercial landscapers are finding the Tipu tree quite useful in many landscape designs.

Vitex

Vitex

Vites angus-castus

Small to medium sized flowering tree that can grow into a small spreading shade tree and has a fantastic flower display that appear as spikes of purple flowers at every growth tip on the tree.

Willow Acacia

Willow Acacia

Acacia salicina

Unique silver-blue leaves with a slightly weeping appearance make this tree useful for many landscape styles.

Desert Willow

Desert Willow

Chilopsis linearis

Greatly resembling a Willow, they are small to medium trees with beautiful multi-colored flowers in cycles spring through fall.

Shoestring Acacia

Shoestring Acacia

Acacia stenophylla

Another unique water wise tree. This extremely fast growing Australian native provides a dramatic weeping effect with a tall columnar growth habit.

Palo Brea

Palo Brea

Cercidium praecox

This Sonoran native features unique green trunks that twist and turn to form interesting, irregular patterns throughout the tree.

Mulga Acacia

Mulga Acacia

Acacia aneura

The Mulga Acacia is an evergreen desert tree used in many landscape styles for its unique foliage, smaller size, and showy golden flowers

Sweet Acacia

Sweet Acacia

Acacia smallii

This drought tolerant Sonoran native is well known for its beautiful and aromatic blooms during early spring.

Ironwood

Ironwood

Olneya tesota

An excellent choice for desert style landscapes. Unique trunk patterns, purple blooms, and foliage color make it a great focal point for any landscape.

Acacia Saligna

Acacia Saligna

Acacia saligna

These Acacias grow a very wide umbrella-shaped canopy that provides filtered shade year round. They are a very fast growing tree with great durability to heat and cold.

Blue Palo Verde

Blue Palo Verde

Cercidium floridum

Known for its early arrival of bright golden yellow flowers, the Palo Verde is among the most popular trees used in desert and water-wise landscapes.

Ocotillo

Ocotillo

Fouquieria splendens

Ocotillos are used as a unique desert-themed accent tree. Long canes of desert green, blooming fiery red at the tips make it a must for desert style landscapes.

Texas Ebony

Texas Ebony

Pithecellobium flexicaule

This highly decorative tree produces beautiful cream colored, fragrant flower clusters that bloom in the late spring and accent the trees twisting branches.

African Sumac

African Sumac

Rhus lancea

A wide spreading, durable & fast-growing shade provider that has a large, stately appearance and thrives in intense heat or cold.

Texas Mountain Laurel

Texas Mountain Laurel

Sophora secundiflora

Known well for it's fragrant, early spring blooms, Texas Mountain Laurels are grown more for looks than shade.

Chitalpa

Chitalpa

Chitalpa tashkentensis

This is a great water wise choice for those desiring a tree with a softer, greener appearance. Beautiful pink blooms are present from summer through fall.

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