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Common Name Latin Name T H x W Ornamental Value
         
White Fir Abies concolor T 30' x 12' Evergreen, popular Christmas tree, leaves have lemony fragrance
Whitethorn Acacia Acacia constricta T 15' x 10' Yellow puffballs in spring, fragrant, attractive brown pods in fall
Catclaw Acacia Acacia greggii T 15' x 20' Yellow flowers in spring, grey deciduous foliage, fragrant
Roundflower Catclaw Acacia roemeriana T 10' x 15' White fluffy balls of fragrant white flowers, pinkish flat beans
Yarrow Achillea millefolium californica P 3' x 3' White to near white, sometimes pink, flat topped cluster of small flowers from mid-spring to early winter, fragrant
Chamise Adenostoma fasciculatum S 6' x 6' Tiny tubular white flowers in spring until July
Redshank Adenostoma sparsifolium S 5' x 6' Small showy white flowers July and August
Century Plant Agave americana YA 7' x 12' Evergreen, yellow flower once at about 10 years or more (monocarpic), stalk 15 to 30 feet high
Mescal Ceniza Agave colorata YA 3' x 3' Yellow flowers on stem, grey leaves (monocarpic)
Desert Agave Agave deserti YA 3' x 3' Yellow flowers on stem up to 15' in June, grey leaves (monocarpic)
Giant Century Plant Agave franzosinii YA 8' x 10' Evergreen silver-grey leaves, infrequent yellow flowers
Lechuguilla Agave lechuguilla YA 18' x 2' Evergreen, yellow-green flower April to August after rain
Quadricolor Century Plant Agave lophantha CS 1' x 1' Evergreen, greyish green to yellow flower once at about 10 years or more (monocarpic), stalk 12 feet high
Texas Tuberose Agave maculosa YA 2' x 3' Pale flowers on stem, spotted green leaves
New Mexico Agave Agave neomexicana YA 2' x 2' Evergreen, yellow flower once in spring
Mescal Pelon Agave pelona Y A 6' x 6' White bloom on stem in early spring, light green leaves (monocarpic)
Weber's Century Plant Agave weberi YA 6' x 6' Evergreen blue-green toothed leaves, yellow flowers on 15 foot stalk (monocarpic)
Zebra Agave Agave zebra YA 4' x 4' White bloom on stem in late spring, silver-gray striped leaves
Whitebrush Aloysia gratissima S 6' x 6' White flowers March to November
Utah Service Berry Amelanchier utahensis S 15' x 15' White flowers in spring, fruit in early summer, white bark
California False Indigo Amphora californica S 6' x 6' Small purple flowers on 3 inch spike, frangrance of guava, pineapple, lavender
Howard McMinn Manzanita Arctostaphylos densiflora S 8 ' x 12' Small, white to pinkish white flowers, appearing from late winter to spring
Big Berry Manzanita Arctostaphylos glauca S 10' x 6' White to pink flowers
Pointleaf Manzanita Arctostaphylos pungens S 6' x 6' White to pink flowers in late winter to spring, red berries in summer
Purple Threeawn Aristida purpurea P 3' x 3' Bunch grass, purple blooms April to October
California Sage Artemisia californica S 3' x 3' Accent plant, insignificant flowers
White Sagebrush Artemisia ludoviciana S 1' x 3' Fragrant silver foliage, insignificant yellow flowers July to October
Great Basin Sage Artemisia tridentata S 4' x 4' Silver-green leaves, drab brown flowers August to October, fragrant
California Milkweed Asclepias californica S 3' x 3' Attractive deep purple flowers, grey/white fuzzy leaves
Fourwing Saltbush Atriplex canescens S 5' x 5' Yellow flowers May to September, evergreen grey leaves
Desert Holly Atriplex hymenelytra S 3' x 3' Yellow flowers, red fruits, spring to fall
Brewer's Salt Bush Atriplex lentiformis S 7' x 7' Yellow flowers July to October, evergreen grey leaves
Indian Milkweed Asclepias eriocarpa P 3' x 1' Yellow flowers July to October, red fruits, butterfly magnet
Desert Milkweed Asclepias erosa P 2' x 2' White flowers May to July
Narrowleaf Milkweed Asclepias fascicularis P 3' x 1' White to off-white flowers July to October, butterfly magnet
Butterfly Milkweed Asclepias tuberosa P 2' x 2' Bright red or orange flower in mid-summer followed by attractive pods in fall
         
Dwarf Coyote Brush Baccharis pilularis Var. pilularis S 1' x 12' Evergreen groundcover, white flowers summer to fall
Desert Broom Baccharis sarothroides S 6' x 6' Winter blooms, showy white flowers on female plant, cream colored on male
Desert Marigold Baileya multiradiata P 1' x 1' Yellow daisies almost all year
Texas Plume Bauhinia lunarioides T 12' x 10' Fragrant pale pink orchid-like flowers in spring, butterfly shaped flowers
Red Barberry Berberis haematocarpa S 6' x 8' Fragrant yellow flowers, red berries, purple fall color
Chocolate Daisy Berlandiera lyrata P 1' x 1' Slight fragrance of chocolate, late summer yellow flowers
Golden Stars Bloomeria crocea P 2' Bright yellow flowers in spring, goes dormant in summer
Side Oats Grama Bouteloua curtipendula P 2' Purple blooms summer to fall
Blue Grama Bouteloua gracilis S 20" Attractive brown to purple flowers
Bovardia Bouvardia ternifolia S 4' x 3' Showy red trumpet shaped flowers May through November
California Brickelbush Brickellia californica S 3' x 6' Insignificant pale yellow flowers with strong fragrance
         
Cascalote Tree Caesalpinia cacalaco T 12' x 12' Light yellow flowers most of winter, attractive copper pods
Desert Bird of Paradise Caesalpinia gilliesii   S 4' x 4' Showy red and yellow flowers mainly in spring and summer, sporadically after that
Baja Fairy Duster Calliandra californica S 3' x 4' Bright red blooms February to May, again in fall
Fairy Duster Calliandra eriophylla S 4' x 4' Silver-green leaves, fragrant, pink to red duster blooms most of year, showy April through July
Desert Mariposa Lily Calochortus kennedyi P to 8" Orange, yellow, or white flowers from April to June
Incense Cedar Calocedrus decurrens T 40' x 20' Long dark green needles, fragrant
Canotia Canotia holacantha T 12' x 8' Evergreen texture of branching
Saguaro Carnegiea gigantea CS to 50' Attractive, borne on the branch tips in rings, white with a yellow center, 2 inches across, blooming at night during May and June
Wooly Indian Paintbrush Castilleja foliolosa P 3' x 3' Showy orange to red flowers March through June
Longleaf Indian Paintbrush Castilleja subinclusa S 2' x 3' Showy red flowers spring through summer
Buck Brush Ceanothus cuneatus S 8' x 10' White to light blue flowers in late winter to mid-spring
California Lilac Ceanothus greggii vestitus S 6' x 6' White flowers in spring through summer
Hairy-leaf Ceanothus Ceanothus oliganthus oliganthus S 6' x 6' Whitish to blue to purple flowers in spring
Western Hackberry Celtis occidentalis T 45' x 50' Attracts songbirds in fall and winter, good shade tree, small green flowers in spring
Netleaf Hackberry Celtis reticulata T 15' x 20' Attracts songbirds in fall and winter, good shade tree, small green flowers in spring
Winterfat Ceratoides lanata S 2' x 3' Silvery leaves, white hairs on leaves in fall
Blue Palo Verde Cercidium floridum T 12' x 15' Evergreen branches, yellow flowers two weeks in April, May, or June, fragrant
Foothill Palo Verde Cercidium microphyllum T 15'X 15' Green branches, yellow flowers two weeks in spring, seed pod matures on late summer
Western Redbud Cercis occidentalis T 10' x 20' Showy pink, purple, or white flowers in April, rosy seed pods in May
Mountain Mahogany Cercocarpus belutoides T 12' x 4' White to pink fragrant flowers, attractive leaves, inverse conical shape, gains personality with age
Littleleaf Mountain Mahogany Cercocarpus intricatus T 6' x 6' Small yellow flowers in mid-spring, evergreen rosemary-like leaves
Curl-leaf Mountain Mahogany Cercocarpus ledifolius T 12' x 12' Inconspicuous flowers but eye catching spiral silver-haired seed plumes, plant has spicy aroma
Birchleaf Mountain Mahogany Cercocarpus montanus S 12' x 4' White to pink fragrant flowers, attractive leaves
California Goosefoot Chenopodium californicum P 1' x 3" Showy leaves, flowers insignificant
Desert Willow Chilopsis linearis T 12' x 15' Trumpet shaped flowers 2 to 3 inches long in white to rose to purple, often two toned, April through September
Wavyleaf Soap Plant Chlorogalum pomeridianum P to 3' Summer white lilies, dies out in late summer
Starleaf Mexican Orange Choisya dumosa S 18' x 3' White fragrant flowers mid-spring to early winter, fancy leaves
Rubber Rabbitbrush Chrysothamnus nauseosus S 5' x 6' Small yellow flowers in summer, cotton tufts in fall, grey leaves and limbs
Red Thistle Cirsium proteanum or occidentale P 6' x 1' Red flowers in spring, dies after it produces
Pipestem Clematis Clematis lasiantha P To 20' Small white to tan blooms late spring to mid-summer, vine to 20 feet
Spinystar Cactus Coryphantha (Escobaria) vivipara P 1' x 1' Showy pink to purple flowers in spring or early summer
Coyote Gourd Cucurbita palmata V 6" x 30' Large 3" wide yellow, unisexual, bell shaped, opens in morning, closes by mid-day, April through September
Arizona Cypress Curpessus arizonica T 50' x 20' Christmas tree look, evergreen, conical
Tecate Cypress Curpessus forbesii T 15' x 10' Evergreen, grey/green, irregularly conical
         
Feather Dalea Dalea formosa S 1' x 2' Bloom March to September with small purple and white or cream flowers, good ground cover
Black Dalea Dalea frutescens   S 3' x 4' Summer and fall bright lavender flowers
Gregg Dalea Dalea greggii S 1' x 4' Purple flowers in spring to fall, fragrant, silver foliage, ground cover
Smoke Tree Dalea spinosa T 15' x 30' Purple sweet smelling pea flowers in the spring, silver leaves, green stems, leaves for only a short time
Mexican Grass Tree Dasylirion longissimum Y 6' x 6' White flowers after red buds, stalk up to 15 feet tall in mid-summer, dioecious
Texas Sotol Dasylirion texanum Y 3' x 5' Creamy white flowers on 15 foot stalks spring and summer, light green evergreen leaves
Desert Spoon Dasylirion wheeleri S 5' x 4' Yellow flowers on 15 to 20 foot stalks, silver to green evergreen leaves
Jimson Weed Datura wrightii P 2' x 4' Showy white or off-white 6 to 8 " flowers in spring, summer, and fall, deadly poisonous
Tree Poppy Dendromecon rigida S 8' x 6' Profuse bright yellow poppy flowers spring through fall
Desert Larkspur Delphinium pasishii P 3' x 1' Blue to purple flowers in April through June
Bluedicks Dichelostemma capitatum P 6" Light blue flowers late winter to mid-spring
Texas Persimmon Diospyros texana T 20' x 12' Green to white-green urn shaped flowers, edible black fruit on female  trees, dioecious, madrone-like peeling bark
Orange Bush Monkeyflower Diplacus aurantiacus S 3' x 3' One inch yellow to orange to scarlet flowers in spring, dormant in summer in desert
         
Engelmann's Hedgehog Cactus Echinocereus engelmannii C 2' x 2' Showy magenta to fuschia flowers in spring or early summer
Claret Cup Cactus Echinocereus triglochidiatus C 1' x 4' Showy scarlet to wine flowers in spring or early summer
Acton Encelia Encelia actoni S 3' x 3' Yellow flowers in spring and summer, fragrant foliage
Brittle Bush Encelia farinosa S 3' x 3' Yellow flowers blooming all spring, fragrant
Giant Woolystar Eriastrum densifolium P 1' x 1' Light blue to purple flowers bloom June to October, endangered
Cliff Goldenbush Ericameria cuneata S 1' x 1.5' Showy yellow flowers late summer and fall
Turpentinebush Ericameria laricifolia S 6' x 8' Fragrant yellow flowers mid-fall, red berries, purple fall color
Nevada Jointfir Ephedra nevadensis P 5' x 5' Texture of stems, yellow flowers on males in spring
Mormon Tea Ephedra trifurca or E. viridus S 4' x 6' Texture of stems, yellow flowers on males in spring
Latin American Fleabane Erigeron karvinskianus P 2, x 5' White to pink flowers blooming most of year, ground cover, shuts down during hottest months
Narrowleaf Yerba Santa Eriodictyon angustifolium S 3' x 3' White flowers in spring and summer
Hairy Yerba Santa Eriodictyon trichocalyx S 6' x 6' White to purple flowers in spring
California Buckwheat Eriogonum fasciculatum P 1.5' x 3' Lacy flowers in spring
Sulfur Flower Eriogonum umbellatum S 3" x 3' Yellow flowers in spring, good ground cover
Golden Yarrow Eriophyllum confertiflorum P 2' x 2' Mat of bright yellow flowers blooming late winter to early spring
         
Apache Plume Fallugia paradoxa S 4' x 4' White rose-like flowers, pink plumed fruits May through December
Cliff Fendlerbush Fendlera rupicola S 1' x 6' Purple flowers in spring to fall, fragrant, silver foliage
California Barrel Cactus Ferocactus acanthodes C 6' Yellow to orange to red flowers in late summer or early fall
Fishhook Barrel Cactus Ferocactus cylindraceus C 4' x 1' Yellow flowers in early summer, yellow fruit
Mexican Tree Ocotillo Fouquieria macdougalii Y 15' x 10' Red  flowers mid-spring
Ocotillo Fouquiera splendens S 12' x 8' Green leaves for short time after rains, red-orange flowers on fall, stem evergreen
Woodland Strawberry Frageria vesca ssp. californica P 6" x 9' White flowers in spring, red fruit in summer, ground cover
California Fremontia Fremontodendron californicum T 12' x 15' 1 to 2 inch yellow flowers in spring
         
White Gaura Gaura lindheimeri P 18" x 2' Shiny pink flowers from mid-summer to fall, red to green foliage
Canyon Silktassel Garrya veatchii S 6' x 6' Showy male flowers hang in long white catkins from the end of the branches late winter to spring
Spiny Hopsage Grayia spinosa S 2' x 2' Dark green leaves, bright red flowers March through June
         
Huajillo Havardia pallens T 20' x 15' Fragrant, white, ball shaped flowers May through August
Bisbee Peak Rushrose Helianthemum scoparium P 1' x 2' Yellow flowers March through July
New Mexico False Yucca Hesperaloe funifera Y 6' x 6' White to yellow blooming stalk to 15 feet March through May
Red Yucca Hesperaloe parviflora S 3' x 3' Evergreen, red flowers March through July
Toyon Heteromeles arbutifolia Y 8' x 5' Small white flowers late spring to early summer, beautiful red fruit in clusters later
Hairy Goldenaster Heterotheca villosa P 1' x 1' Yellow to gold flowers June through October
Desert Rosemallow Hibiscus coulteri P 4' x 2' Showy cream, tan, or yellow flowers March through November
Rockspirea Holodiscus dumosus S 8' x 5' White spray of flowers in July, fruits in October
Angelita Daisy Hymenoxys acaulis,
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Tetraneuris acaulis
P 1' x 1' Yellow, long blooming yellow flower February to November
Desert Lavender Hyptis emoryi S 8' x 8' Lavender flowers, minty fragrance in spring, grey to white foliage
         
Standing Cypress Ipomopsis rubra P 6' x 2' Red, orange, or yellow trumpet shaped flowers May through July (biennial)
Bladder pod Isomeris arborea
(also Cleome isomeris)
S 4' x 5' Yellow flowers almost all year
         
California Walnut Juglans californica T 20' x 20' Yellow blooms the March through May resulting in edible nuts, full shade
California Juniper Juniperus californica T 20' x 20' Flowers not noticeable, grey/blue berries on female plants
Chuparosa Justicia californica S 4' x 8' Long tubular red flowers from May through fall, deciduous
         
Yellow Bush Snapdragon Keckiella antirrhinoides P 6' x 3' Wonderfully fragrant, bright yellow flowers spring and summer and elegant foliage
Bush Beardtongue Keckiella breviflora P 5' x 5' White flowers line with purple, pink, or red streaks in spring and fall, fragrant
Scarlet Keckiella Keckiella ternata P 3' x 3' Red flowers spring to summer
         
Creosote Bush Larrea tridentata S 6' x 6' Yellow flowers in spring, evergreen, fragrance from leaves when humidity is high
Bay Laurel Laurus nobilis T 10' x 10' Inconspicuous yellow flowers December through May, fragrant leaves
Fragrant Pitcher Plant Lepechinia fragrans T 6' X 6' Aromatic white to purple flowers blooming April to June
Desert Alyssum Lepidium fremontii P 2' x 2.5' Fragrant white flowers March to May
California Prickly Phlox Leptodactylon californicum S 3' x 3' Pink/violet/lavender flowers late winter to mid-spring
Violet Silverleaf Leucophyllum candidum P 5' x 5' Violet flowers February to May, silver-white leaves
Texas Ranger Leucophyllum frutescens S 6' x 6' Purple trumpet shaped flowers, evergreen silver leaves
Bitterroot Lewisia rediviva P 6" x 6" Rose-pink to white flowers in mid-summer
Lewis Flax Linum lewisii P 3' x 3' Lavender flowers spring until summer
Southern Honeysuckle Lonicera subspicata denudata S 8' spread White to yellow flowers spring to summer, climbing
Deerweed Lotus scoparius P 3' x 3' Blooms all year, yellow flowers turn red once pollinated
Silver Lupine Lupinus albifrons S 5' x 5' Light blue to purple flowers in summer
Grape Soda Lupine Lupinus excubitus S 4' x 4' Showy purple blooms May and June with fragrance of grape soda
Waterjacket Lycium andersonii S 3' x 18" Light purple to nearly white flowers in early spring, red berries in fall
         
Strawberry Cactus Mammillaria dioica C 1' x 6" White to pink flowers, scarlet fruit
Graham's Nipple Cactus Mammillaria grahamii C 6" Large pink flowers February to July, red fruits
Yellow Butterfly Vine Mascagnia macroptera S 15' vine Bright yellow butterfly shaped flowers during hottest months
Blackfoot Daisy Melampodium leucanthum P 6" x 1' White flowers later winter to mid-summer
California Melic Melica imperfecta S 2' x 8' Clump grass, prefers shade, does well under large trees
Sticky Monkeyflower Mimulus aurantiacus P 3' x 3' White to orange to red flowers mid-spring to early summer
Colorado Four O'clock Mirabilis multiflora P 1' x 1' Green leaves, purple flower in July and August
Hairawn Muhly Muhlenbergia capillaris P 3' x 4' Purple to pink flowers on September to November, clump grass
Pine Muhly Muhlenbergia dubia P 3' x 3' White flowers on August to September, clump grass
Bamboo Muhly Muhlenbergia dumosa S 1.5' x 3' Delicate flowers after rains
Bullgrass Muhlenbergia emersleyi P 3' x 3' Purple flowers June to November, clump grass
Big Muhly Grass Muhlenbergia lindheimeri S 1' x 2' Purple to grey flowers in summer and fall
Deergrass Muhlenbergia rigens P 3' x 4' Lacy flowers in spring, clump grass
         
Nodding Needlegrass Nassella cernua or Stipa cernua S 2' x 3' Tufted foliage with elegant flower stems
Fragrant Evening Primrose Neriserenia camporum S 2' x 8" White to pale pink flowers in spring, fragrant
Bear grass Nolina bigelovii Y 4' x 3' Long grass-like leaves, white flowers in June and July
Sacahuista Nolina microcarpa  Y 6' x 8' Greenish white flower cluster in spring, 6 foot leaves
Parry's Beargrass Nolina parryi Y 3' x 3' White flowers on very tall stalks in spring
Texas Beargrass Nolina texana S 4' x 3' Off white blooms mid-spring to mid-summer, clump grass appearance
         
California Evening Primrose Oenothera californica P 2' x 4' White to pink fragrant flowers in spring
Tree Cholla Opuntia acanthocarpa T, C 8' x 8' Pink to purple flowers most of the year, fruit yellow green
Beavertail Cactus Opuntia basilaris C 2' x 2' Magenta to red flowers mid-spring and early summer, purple green fruit
Teddybear Cholla Opuntia bigelovii C 4' x 4' Green-yellow to white flowers in spring, green or yellow fruit
Pancake Prickly Pear Opuntia chlorotica C 3' x 3' Yellow-orange flowers in spring, red fruits
Prickly Pear Cactus Opuntia engelmannii C 3' x 3' Yellow to red flowers April-May, purple fruit
Cow's Tongue Prickly Pear Opuntia engelmannii var. linguiformis C 4' x 4' Yellow flowers in spring, purple fruits
Grizzly Bear Pricklypear Opuntia erinacea CS 1' x 3' Pink, red, or yellow flowers in May and June
Jumping Cholla Opuntia fulgida var. fulgida C 8' x 6' Red-purple to pink flowers mid spring, green fruits in fall
Black-Spine Prickly Pear Opuntia macrocentra C 4' x 4' Red and bright yellow flowers late spring to early summer, red fruits
Bunny Ears Opuntia microdasys C 4' x 4' Pale yellow flowers in spring to early summer, red fruits
Mojave Prickly Pear Opuntia phaeacantha C 3' x 6' Yellow flowers in spring slowly changing to pinkish orange, mahogany fruits
Blind Prickly Pear Opuntia rufida C 5' x 5' Orange flowers in spring to early summer, fruits have several colors
Santa Rita Prickly Pear Opuntia violaceae santa rita C 3' x 6' Pale yellow flowers mid spring, purple fruit in fall drying to grey
Indian Ricegrass Oryzopsis hymenoides P 2' x 1' Cream or tan flowers in spring, goes dormant with summer heat, popular for dry flower arrangements
         
Mariola Parthenium incanum P 2' x 2' Pale white to yellow flowers in summer, gray-white, velvety, aromatic leaves, drought and cold deciduous
Bird's-foot Cliffbrake Pellaea mucronata S 1' x 1' Fern-like, green fill or background
Gilia Beardtongue Penstemon ambiguus P 2' x 2' Uniquely showy light-pink flowered species for its extravagant late spring display
Baccharifolius Beardtongue Penstemon baccharifolius P 2' x 2' Red trumpet shaped flowers June through September
Scarlet Bugler Penstemon centranthifolius P 1' x 2' Showy red flowers in spring
Eaton's Penstemon Penstemon eatoni P 3' x 2' Showy red flowers in spring
Grinnell's Penstemon Penstemon grinnellii P 2' x 2' Showy pink flowers in spring
Foothill Penstemon Penstemon heterophyllus P 2' x 1' Showy violet flowers in spring
Mojave Beardtongue Penstemon incertus P 3' x 3' Showy pink and blue flowers in spring to summer
Palmer's Penstemon Penstemon palmeri P 2' x 1' Showy pink flowers in spring, aromatic
Parry's Penstemon Penstemon parryi P 3' x 2' Rose-pink flowers in spring
Pineleaf Penstemon Penstemon pinifolius P 1' x 1' Showy red flowers in late spring, summer
Desert Penstemon Penstemon pseudospectabilis P 2' x 2' Showy magenta (pink-purple) flowers in mid-summer
Royal Penstemon Penstemon spectabilis P 3' x 2' Purple-blue flowers in spring
Littleleaf Mock Orange Philadelphus microphyllus S 1' x 1' Long grass-like leaves, small white flowers March through May with fragrance of pineapples
Lodgepole Pine Pinus contorta T 40' x 15' Dark green needles, slender conical shape
Coulter Pine Pinus coulteri T 40' x 20' Long dark green needles, huge pine cones, tolerant
Limber Pine Pinus flexilis T 30' x 20' Long dark blue/green needles
Ponderosa Pine Pinus ponderosa T 90' x 30' Evergreen, long needle-like leaves, intolerant
Honey Mesquite Prosopis glandulosa T 20' x 20' White flowers with long stamens February through September, seed pods
Torry Mesquite Prosopis glandulosa
var. torreyana
T 10' x 25' Yellow flowers in late spring, fragrant, seedpods are sometime scarlet
Screwbean Mesquite Prosopis pubescens T 15' x 15' Yellow flowers in late spring, fragrant, interesting seedpods
Velvet Mesquite Prosopis velutina T 15' x 15' Light yellow flowers with long stamens late spring to mid-summer, seed pods
Desert Almond Prunus fasciculata S 3' x 3' Tiny, white flowers, not showy
Desert Apricot Prunus fremontii T 15' x 10' Fragrant white/pink flower in February and March
Hollyleaf Cherry Prunus ilicifolia T 8' x 8' White flower spikes in spring, bright red cherries in fall
Bigcone Spruce Pseudotsuga macrocarpa T 40' X 60' Evergreen, majestic
Rocky Mountain Douglas Fir Pseudotsuga menziesii T 40' X 20' Long dark green needles, fragrant
Paper Flower Psilostrophe cooperi P 2' x 1' Yellow flowers bloom early in spring and last for a long time eventually turning into dry and paper-like, used for dry arrangements
Woolly Paper Flower Psilostrophe tagetina P 1' x1' Yellow flowers bloom early in spring and last for a long time eventually turning into dry and paper-like, fragrant
Desert Bitterbrush Purshia glandulosa S 5' x 6' 1" yellow rose-like flowers in spring
Mexican Cliffrose Purshia mexicana S 8' x 5' Fragrant, white aromatic flowers with long yellow stamens in late spring
Antelope Bitterbrush Purshia tridentata S 5' x 5' Fragrant with yellow flowers May through July
         
Coast Live Oak Quercus agrifolia T 20' x 40' Deep shade, evergreen
Canyon Live Oak Quercus chrysolepis T 30' x 25' Shade, evergreen, large acorns
Blue Oak Quercus douglasii S 25' x 25' Dapple shade
California Black Oak Quercus kelloggii T 25' x 25' Dapple shade, deciduous, leaves red in fall
Scrub Live Oak Quercus turbinella T 6' x 6' Remains small, evergreen
Interior Live Oak Quercus wislizenii T 10' x 20' Deep shade, evergreen
         
Upright Prairie Coneflower Ratibida columnifera P 3' x 2' Showy brown, yellow, orange flowers May through October
Coffeyberry Rhamnus californica S 5' X 10' Greenish white to yellow flowers in spring, dark red fruit later
Redberry Rhamnus crocea T 12' x 9' White flowers in March and April, followed by showy red berries, tree looks like scrub oak
Littleleaf Sumac Rhus microphylla S 8' x 6' White flowers in spring, orange fruits in early summer
Sugarbush Rhus ovata S 12' x 15' Cream flowers in spring, red fruits in early summer
Skunkbush Sumac Rhus trilobata P 5' x 5' Small white or yellow flowers in mid-spring, red berries, leaves turn reddish in fall, deciduous
Golden Currant Ribes aureum V 10' x 10' Yellow, tubular showy flowers, borne in spring, hanging clusters several inches long, clove-like fragrance
New Mexico Locust Robinia neomexicana T 12' x 12' Green leaves, fragrant purplish to pink flowers April through August
Matilija Poppy Romneya coulteri P 3' x 2' Huge white flowers, yellow centers, May to July, fragrant
         
Bladder Sage Salazaria mexicana S 6' x 6' Pink and purple flowers with purple lip which evolve into a reddish or a pale yellowy bladder
White Sage Salvia apiana S 3' x 3' White flowers in spring, grey leaves, aromatic
Cleveland Sage Salvia clevelandii S 4' x 4' Purple trumpet shaped flowers spring to summer, evergreen, fragrant
Snowflake Sage Salvia chionophylla P 1' x 6'/yr Blue flowers spring and fall, evergreen gray-white ground cover
Chia Salvia columbariae S 2' Light blue flowers March through June
Desert Sage Salvia dorrii S 2' x 2' Blue flowers bloom late in spring , leaves fragrant
Autumn Sage Salvia greggi S 3' x 3' Red flowers, aromatic mid-summer to mid-fall
Black Sage Salvia mellifera S 1' x 1' Fragrant with lavender flowers
Baby Sage Salvia microphylla S 3' x 3' Red flowers, mid-summer to mid-fall
Mountain Desert Sage Salvia pachyphylla S 2' x 2' Two-tone red and purple large flowers July through September, evergreen grey-green leaves
Blue Eldberberrry Sambucus nigra T 12' x 12' Small, berrylike drupe, purple-black, and very juicy
Western Soapberry Sapindus saponaria var. drummondii T 40' x 20' Large showy flowers in May and June, deciduous
Redspined Fishhook Cactus Sclerocactus polyancistrus C 1' x 1' Showy fuschia to magenta flowers in spring or early summer
Silver Buffaloberry Shepherdia argentea S 12' x 12' Dioecious, silvery buds, orange-red fruit
Purple Nightshade Solanum xanti P 3' x 3' One inch blue to purple flowers bloom from late winter to early summer
Mescal Bean Sophora secundiflora  T 20' x 15' Distinctive, showy; pendulous raceme of purple flowers late winter to early spring, fragrant
Globe Mallow Sphaeralcea ambigua P 2' x 3' Orange, pink, white, or lavender leaves mostly in spring
Giant Sacaton Grass Sporobolus wrightii P 6' x 6' Pale pink fragrant flowers mid-summer to fall
Prince's Plume Stanleya pinnata P 6' x 5' 3 foot yellow flower spikes bloom April through September
Snowberry Symphoricarpos albus S 8' x 8' Small flowers (1/4 inch), pinkish-white, and bell-shaped, white fruit
         
Wooly Bluecurls Trichostema lanatum S 4' x 4' Blue-pink flowers in spring and fall, fragrant
Parish's Bluecurls Trichostema parishii P 3' x 3' Showy blue fragrant flowers in spring
California Trixis Trixis californica S 3' x 3' Showy yellow flowers in spring or after rain
         
Arizona Rosewood Vauquelinia californica S 5' x 25' In place of oleander, shrub, hedge, or tree, may be pruned, blooms May through July
Mojave Verbena Verbena gooddingii P 1' x 1' Pale lavender-blue flowers from February to November, fragrant
Skeletonleaf Goldeneye Viguiera stenoloba P 3' x 2' Golden flowers June through October especially after rains
Southern California Grape Vitis girdiana P 9' x 30' White flowers in spring, blue fruit in summer, ground cover
         
Mojave Aster Xylorhiza tortifolia P 1' x 2' Light purple flowers March through May and again in September-October
         
Banana Yucca Yucca baccata YA 4' x 4' Green leaves, white, greenish, or reddish flowers in spring
Joshua Tree Yucca brevifolia YA 15' x 8' White to cream colored flowers in March followed by attractive fruits
Soaptree Yucca Yucca elata YA 6' x 4' Green leaves, bell-shaped white flowers March and April, limbs, dead leaves hang on limbs
Soapweed Yucca Yucca glauca YA 3' x 3' Bell shaped flowers, greenish white, pendulous, June to August
Texas Yucca Yucca rupicola YA 2' x 2' Evergreen, white flowers in late spring to mid-summer
Mojave Yucca Yucca schidigera YA 5' x 4' Evergreen, white and purple flowers
Thompson Yucca Yucca thompsoniana YA 10' x 5' Evergreen, white flowers in April to May
Our Lord's Candle Yucca Yucca whipplei YA 3' x 4' Evergreen, white and purple flowers in spring
         
California Fuchsia Zauschneria californica P 3' x 5' Red flowers from mid-spring to early winter
Pink California Fuchsia Zauschneria californica Pink S 2' x 2' Pink flowers spring through fall
Desert Deathcamas Zigadenus brevibracteatus P 2' x 1' Cream colored flowers April-May
Dwarf White Zinnia Zinnia acerosa P 6" x 18" White flowers after rains