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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 tree growing in Queens Creek, AZ.

1. Acacia

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 plant growing in Gilbert, AZ.

2. Agave

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 plant growing in Mesa, AZ.

3. Aloe

Aloe vera plants are attractive succulents that are easy to grow and care for. These plants prefer bright, indirect sunlight and well-drained soil.

Bird of paradise flow growing in landscape in Chandler, AZ.

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.

Fairy duster plants growing in Mesa, AZ.

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.

Cercidium plant growing in landscaping in Gilbert, AZ.

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.

Chilopsis linearis planting growing in Gilbert, AZ.

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.

Dalea plants in Queen Creek, AZ.

8. Dalea

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."

Ebenopsis ebano tree growing in Gilbert, AZ.

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.

Eremophila shrub growing in Chandler, AZ.

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 plant growing in landscape in Chandler, AZ.

11. Hesperaloe

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.

Angelita Daisy planting growing in Mesa, AZ.

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.

Desert Honeysuckle with hummingbird in Queen Creek, AZ.

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.

Texas sage shrub growing in landscape in Chandler, TX.

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.

Muhlenbergia decorative grass in Mesa, AZ.

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.

Evening Primrose plant growing in landscape in Gilbert, AZ.

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.

Palo verde tree growing in landscape in Chandler, AZ.

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 planting growing in Mesa, AZ.

18. Penstemon

Penstemon plants are long-blooming perennials with minimal watering requirements. These wildflowers come in many shapes, sizes, and colors.

Prosopis tree growing in Chandler, AZ.

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.

Salvia planting in Chandler, AZ.

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.

Senna flowerings growing in Mesa, AZ.

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.

Tecoma planting in Queen Creek, AZ.

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.

Evergreen elm tree in Mesa, AZ.

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 growing in Gilbert, AZ.

24. Verbena

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 plant in Chandler, AZ.

25. Yucca

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!