Adding new plants to your garden is a great way to breathe new life into your landscape. There are countless plants available here in Arizona that would make an excellent addition to your property. From aloe to primrose to mesquite trees, you are sure to find some plants on this list that fit you perfectly.
Acacia trees grow in places with warmer climates, such as Hawaii, Mexico, and the southwestern United States. The leaves of these trees are typically bright green and the blooms can be white or yellow.
Agave plants are perennial succulents that can vary from 12 inches tall to more than 10 feet tall. It is best to plant this slow-growing plant in the spring or early fall.
Aloe vera plants are attractive succulents that are easy to grow and care for. These plants prefer bright, indirect sunlight and well-drained soil.
4. Caesalpinia (Birds of Paradise)
Caesalpinia, aka birds of paradise, are flowering plants that will bring a tropical atmosphere to your landscape. These plants bloom aggressively in full sun exposure and need to be divided every 5 years.
5. Calliandra (Fairy Duster)
Calliandra, aka fairy dusters, are evergreen shrubs that thrive in hot, dry weather. Their unique, puffy blooms are sure to add some personality to your garden.
6. Cercidium (Parkinsonia)
Cercidium, aka parkinsonias, are flowering plants that are part of the pea family. These plants typically grow to be 16 to 39 feet tall in ideal conditions.
7. Chilopsis Linearis (Desert Willow)
Chilopsis linearis, aka desert willows, are deciduous trees that have a slender, delicate structure. Their exotic-looking blooms usually appear following summer rains.
Daleas are perennial wildflowers that grow similarly to small shrubs. These violet flowers are native to southwestern prairies, which earned them the nickname "purple prairie clover."
9. Ebenopsis Ebano (Texas Ebony)
Ebenopsis ebano, aka Texas ebonies, are large shrubs that are native to the state of Texas. These shrubs prefer full sun and can thrive in either dry or moist soil.
10. Eremophila (Emu Bush)
Eremophila, aka emu bushes, are indigenous to Australia and grow into dense, rounded shrubs. Once established, these bushes rarely require water.
Hesperaloe is an evergreen succulent that blooms from the spring through the summer. These plants are drought-resistant and adaptable to a variety of soils.
12. Hymenoxys Aucalis (Angelita Daisy)
Hymenoxys aucalis, aka Angelita daisies, are compact wildflowers that are resistant to pests, diseases, and drought. These flowers are ideal for sunny rock gardens and for bordering your landscape beds.
13. Justicia (Desert Honeysuckle)
Justicia, aka desert honeysuckle, is common in Arizona but fairly rare in the rest of the United States. With sufficient rainfall, these flowers can bloom throughout the year.
14. Leucophyllum (Texas Sage)
Leucophyllum, aka Texas sage, is a deciduous shrub that blooms in a variety of colors. These bushes often attract friendly pollinators like bumblebees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.
15. Muhlenbergia (Muhly Grass)
Muhlenbergia, aka muhly grass, is a type of decorative grass that grow just as easily in difficult conditions as they do in ideal ones. It is best to plant these grasses at least a month before the first frost of the year.
16. Oenothera (Evening Primrose)
Oenothera, aka evening primrose, is an herbaceous flowering plant that has a bright, delicate appearance. These flowers are best planted in the fall so they will grow more quickly and bloom consistently.
17. Palo Verde
Palo Verdes are low-maintenance trees that can thrive even in extreme climates and soil conditions. These trees can live to be over 100 years old.
The palo verde is the state tree of Arizona!
Penstemon plants are long-blooming perennials with minimal watering requirements. These wildflowers come in many shapes, sizes, and colors.
19. Prosopis (Mesquite)
Prosopis, aka mesquite trees, are the quintessential desert plant. These trees are quite hardy and only require a deep watering about once a month.
20. Salvia (Sage)
Salvia, aka sage, is a perennial herb that is fairly easy to grow. This plant prefers full sun exposure and can grow spikes of flowers in a variety of colors.
21. Senna (Cassia)
Senna, aka cassia, is a type of herb that grows naturally throughout eastern North America. These hardy plants can attract bumblebees, hummingbirds, and other friendly pollinators.
22. Tecoma (Yellow/Orange Bells)
Tecoma, aka yellow bells, are deciduous shrubs that typically grow to be around 3 to 6 feet tall but can sometimes reach 9 feet. These plants are popular for landscaping due to their drought tolerance and vibrant color.
23. Ulmus Parvifolia (Evergreen Elm)
Ulmus parvifolia, aka evergreen elm trees, are characterized by their long, arching branches that are ideal for providing shade. These trees are fast growers and need plenty of room to reach their full potential.
Verbena flowers have long-lasting blooms that thrive in the hottest days of summer. These plants need to be planted somewhere they will receive at least 8 hours of full sun a day.
Yucca plants are native to the southwestern United States and tend to thrive in well-drained soil with full sun exposure. This plant's sword-shaped leaves and white blooms will give your landscape an elegant feel.
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Did this list help you find the perfect plant to add to your garden this season? If so, it's time to call our landscaping experts at Little John's Lawns. With our plantings and softscapes service, we can install almost any plant that you want, including any of the plants listed above. For the last 10 years, we have offered this service to the homes and businesses in Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, and nearby communities in Arizona. If you're interested in completely upgrading your landscape with beautiful new plants, give us a call at 480-264-5399 to schedule our plantings and softscapes service today!