Fragrance
Garden
       
Common Name Latin Name T H X W Ornamental Value
         
Acton Encelia Encelia actoni S 3' X 3' Yellow flowers in spring and summer, fragrant foliage
Antelope Bitterbrush, Greasewood Purshia tridentata S 5' X 5' Fragrant with yellow flowers
Autumn Sage Salvia greggi S 3' X 3' Red flowers, aromatic
Azure Penstemon Penstemon azureus P 2' X 2' Blue-purple flowers in mid-summer
Bay Laurel Laurus nobilis T 10' x 10' Inconspicuous yellow flowers December through May, fragrant leaves
Blackfoot Daisy Melampodium leucanthum P 6" X 1' White one inch daisies
Blue Palo Verde Cercidium floridum T 12' X 15' Evergreen branches, yellow flowers two weeks in April or May, fragrant
Brittle Bush Encelia farinosa S 3' X 3' Yellow flowers blooming all spring
Bush Beardtongue Keckiella breviflora P 5' X 5' White flowers line with purple, pink, or red streaks in spring and fall, fragrant
California Brickelbush Brickellia californica S 3' X 6' Insignificant pale yellow flowers with strong fragrance
California Evening Primrose Oenothera californica P 3' X 10' White to pink fragrant flowers
California Lilac Ceanothus greggii vestitus S 6' X 6' White flowers in spring through summer
Catclaw Acacia Acacia greggii T 15' X 20' Yellow flowers in spring, grey deciduous foliage, fragrant
Chihuahuan Sage, Cenizo Salvia mellifera S 4' X 5' Fragrant with lavender to purple flowers
Chocolate Daisy Berlandiera lyrata P 1' X 1' Yellow daisies almost all year
Cleveland Sage Salvia clevelandii S 4' X 4' Purple trumpet shaped flowers, evergreen
Cliff Fendlerbush Fendlera rupicola S 1' X 6' Purple flowers in spring to fall, fragrant, silver foliage
Cliff Rose, Mexican Cliffrose Purshia mexicana S 8' X 5' Fragrant white aromatic flowers with long yellow stamens
Coulter Pine Pinus coulteri T 40' X 20' Long dark green needles
Creosote Bush Larrea tridentata S 6' X 6' Small yellow flowers, evergreen
Curl-leaf Mountain Mahogany Cercocarpus ledifolius T 12' X 12' Inconspicuous flowers but eye catching spiral silver-haired seed plumes, plant has spicy aroma
Desert Alyssum Lepidium fremontii P 2' X 2.5' Fragrant white flowers March to May
Desert Apricot Prunus fremontii T 15' x 10' Fragrant white/pink flower in February and March
Desert False Indigo Amphora fruticosa S 10' x 10' Small purple flowers on 3 inch spike, fragrance of guava, pineapple, lavender
Desert Lavender Hyptis emoryi S 8' X 8' Lavender flowers, minty fragrance in spring
Desert Sage, Purple Sage Salvia dorrii S 2' X 2' Blue flowers bloom late in spring , leaves fragrant
Fairy Duster, Pink Fairy Duster Calliandra eriophylla S 4' X 4' Silver-green leaves, fragrant, pink to red duster blooms most of year
Fragrant Ash, Flowering Ash Fraxinus cuspidata T 12' X 12' White flowers in spring
Fragrant Evening Primrose Neriserenia camporum P 8" X 1' White to pale pink flowers in spring
Fragrant Pitcher Plant Lepechinia fragrans S 6' X 6' Aromatic white to purple flowers blooming April to June
Giant Sacaton Grass Sporobolus wrightii P 6' X 6' Pale pink fragrant flowers mid-summer to fall
Goldenball Leadtree, Lemonball Leucaena retusa T 25' X 25' Golden fluffy balls of flowers after rains
Grape Soda Lupine Lupinus excubitus S 4' X 4' Showy purple blooms May and June with fragrance of grape soda
Great Basin Sage, Big Sagebrush Artemisia tridentata S 4' X 4' Silver-green leaves, fragrant
Gregg Dalea Dalea greggii S 1' X 6' Purple flowers in spring to fall, fragrant
Huajillo Havardia pallens T 20' X 15' Fragrant, white, ball shaped flowers May through August
Indigo Bush Amorpha californica P 6' x 6' Violet flowers in spring, fragrant, attracts butterflies
Lechuguilla Agave lechuguilla CS 18" X 2' Evergreen, fragrant yellow-green flower
Limber Pine Pinus flexilis T 30' x 20' Long dark blue/green needles
Littleleaf Mock Orange Philadelphus microphyllus S 1' X 1' Dark green leaves, small white flowers have fragrance of pineapples
Lodgepole Pine Pinus contorta T 40' X 15' Dark green needles, slender conical shape
Matilija Poppy Romneya coulteri P 3' X 2' Huge white flowers, yellow centers, May to July, fragrant
Mescal Bean Sophora secundiflora  T 20' X 15' Distinctive, showy; pendulous raceme of purple flowers late winter to early spring, fragrant
Mountain Desert Sage Salvia pachyphylla S 2' x 2' Two-tone red and purple large flowers July through September, evergreen grey-green leaves
Mountain Mahogany Cercocarpus belutoides T 12' x 4' White to pink fragrant flowers, attractive leaves, inverse conical shape, gains personality with age
New Mexico Locust Robinia neomexicana T 5' X 6' Green leaves, purplish to pink flowers are fragrant
Palmer's Penstemon Penstemon palmeri P 2' X 1' Showy pink flowers in spring, aromatic
Parish's Bluecurls Trichostema parishii P 3' X 3' Showy blue fragrant flowers in spring
Ponderosa Pine, Yellow Pine Pinus ponderosa T 100' X 30' Dark green needles
Red Barberry Berberis haematocarpa S 6' X 8' Fragrant yellow flowers, red berries, purple fall color
Rocky Mountain Douglas Fir Pseudotsuga menziesii T 40' X 20' Long dark green needles, fragrant
Roundflower Catclaw Acacia roemeriana T 10' X 15' White fluffy balls of fragrant white flowers, pinkish flat beans
Smoke Tree Dalea spinosa T 15' X 30' Purple flowers in spring, fragrant
Skeletonleaf Goldeneye Viguiera stenoloba P 2' X 3' Golden flowers after rains
Starleaf Mexican Orange Choisya dumosa S 18" X 3' White fragrant flowers after rains, fancy leaves
Texas Plume Bauhinia lunarioides T 12' X 10' Fragrant pale pink orchid-like flowers in spring, butterfly shaped flowers
Turpentinebush Ericameria laricifolia S 6' X 8' Yellow flowers, red berries, purple fall color
Whitebrush Aloysia gratissima S 6' X 6' White flowers March to November
White Fir Albies concolor T 30' X 12' Evergreen, popular Christmas tree, leaves have lemony fragrance
White Sage, Bee Sage Salvia apiana S 3' X 3' White flowers, grey leaves, aromatic
Whitethorn Acacia Acacia constricta T 15' X 10' Yellow puffballs in spring, fragrant, attractive brown pods in fall
Wooly Bluecurls Trichostema lanatum S 4' X 4' Blue-pink flowers in spring and fall, fragrant
Woolly Paper Flower Psilostrophe tagetina P 1' X 1' Yellow flowers bloom early in spring and last for a long time eventually turning into dry and paper-like, fragrant
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
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