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Creosote

Creosote - Southwester native is slow growing to 8 x 6 feet with yellow flowers in spring. Perfect for dry areas. Gives unusual fragrance after rain. Full sun, well-drained soil, infrequent water when established. Feed lightly with desert plant food in spring. Shrub, Evergreen.
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Apache Plume

Apache Plume - Unusual shrub to 8 feet has white, rose-like flowers in spring followed by large clusters of feathery fruit. Excellent dry area accent; great for erosion control. Full sun, any soil with good drainage and deep, infrequent water when established. Very cold hardy. Shrub, Semi-evergreen.
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Spanish Bayonet Yucca

Spanish Bayonet Yucca - Slow growing, widely adaptable plant to 8 feet or more with white flower stalks in summer. Good in a variety of landscapes. Full sun, well-drained soil, deep infrequent water when established. Be careful of spines if located in well-traveled areas. Accent, Evergreen.
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Red Bird-of-Paradise

Red Bird-of-Paradise-Beautiful desert plant to 6 x 6 feet or more with clusters of bright, red-orange flowers. Full sun, amended soil, good drainage, infrequent water when established. Fertilize with desert plant food in spring and fall. May freeze in cold winder but rebounds in spring. Shrub, Deciduous.
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Spanish Broom

Spanish Broom - Plant with many green, nearly leafless stems grows to 6 feet or more with masses of bright yellow flowers in spring. Excellent in desert garden. Full sun, any soil, deep, infrequent water when established, no fertilizer. Prune regularly to keep form and control. Shrub, Evergreen.
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Yellow Bird-of-Paradise

Yellow Bird-of-Paradise-This tough, versatile plant reaches 6 feet or more with clusters of yellow, red centered flowers. Great accent or specimen. Full sun, amended soil, deep, infrequent water when established. Prune heavily for shrub form. Fertilize with Dr. Qs Desert Plant & Cactus Food in spring and fall. Deciduous, Shrub.
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Rio Bravo Texas Sage

Rio Bravo Texas Sage - Like Green Cloud but smaller (5 x 5 feet) with larger blue flowers in summer and fall. Superior accent or hedge. Takes heat, cold to 10 degrees. Full sun, any well-drained soil; deep infrequent water when established. Feed with desert plant food in spring. Shrub, Semi-evergreen.
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Grasstree

Grasstree - Tough desert plant marked by stiff green leaves reaching 3 feet in length from rounded plant to 5 feet high. Excellent in desertscapes. Full sun, any well-drained soil. Extremely drought tolerant once established. Accent, Evergreen.
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Grey Cloud Texas Sage

Gray Cloud Texas Sage - Denser version of the common Texas Ranger to 5 feet or more with fragrant, magenta flowers in summer and fall. Good desert hedge or accent. Full sun, well-drained soil, deep, infrequent water when established. Feed lightly with desert plant food in spring. Shrub, Semi-evergreen.
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Giant Sword-flower

Giant Sword-flower - This decorative relative of the Red Yucca reaches 4-6 feet tall with white flower stalks to 12 feet high. Suitable for any desert garden. Full sun, any soil, deep, infrequent water when established. Remove old flower stalks to keep form. Accent, Evergreen.
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Heavenly Cloud Texas Sage

Heavenly Cloud Texas Sage - Green leafed variety to 4 x 4 feet or more holds its leaves in cold weather better than others. Has profusion of dark purple flowers in summer and fall. Good hedge or accent. Full sun, well-drained soil; deep, infrequent water when established. Shrub, Semi-evergreen.
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Adam's Needle Yucca

Adams Needle Yucca - Tough plant with loose fibers at edges of leaves grows to 4 feet or more with narrow, white flower stalks lightly fragrant in the evening. Good in a variety of landscapes. Full sun, well-drained soil, deep, infrequent water when established. Accent, Evergreen.
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Red Yucca

Red Yucca - Outstanding accent plant has narrow leaves to 4 feet long and stalks of reddish pink flowers to 4 feet or more in spring, summer and fall. Good in containers or the landscape. Full sun, any soil, deep infrequent water when established. Removed old flower stalks. Accent, Evergreen.
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Weeping Yucca

Weeping Yucca - Forms clumps with weeping leaves on short branched stems to 4 feet or more; white flowers on stalks to 4 feet tall in summer. Useful in a wide variety of landscapes. Full sun, any soil, deep, infrequent water when established, little desert plant fertilizer. Accent, Evergreen.
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Mexican Bush Sage

Mexican Bush Sage - Graceful shrub to 3 x 3 feet or more; slender purple spikes with white flowers in summer and fall. Good desert accent. Full sun or light shade, well-drained soil, deep, infrequent water when established. Cut old stems to ground; new ones bloom continuously. Shrub, Semi-evergreen.
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Banana Yucca

Banana Yucca - Native yucca with bluish-tinted leaves. Clumping, with only short stems. Makes a dramatic hedge or accent. Flowers white, sweetly scented, in June. Mixes well with desert or traditional plants. Avoid over-watering. Accent, Evergreen.
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Desert Spoon - Blue

Desert Spoon - Fast growing plant with fountain of spiky bluish gray leaves to 3 feet has occasional flower stalks to 9 feet tall. Excellent for desertscapes or containers. Full sun, any soil with good drainage, infrequent water when established. Accent, Evergreen.
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Desert Spoon - Green

Desert Spoon -Fast growing plant with fountain of spiky yellowish green leaves to 3 feet has occasional flower stalks to 9 feet tall. Excellent for desertscapes or containers. Full sun, any soil with good drainage, infrequent water when established. Accent, Evergreen.
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Golden Yucca

Golden Yucca - This is one of the hardiest and most decorative of all the yucca relatives. Quickly forming clumps of recurving gray-green leaves, it produces many three to four foot stems of yellow flowers on and off all year. Excellent in the ground or pots. Accent, Evergreen.
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Arizona Rosewood

Arizona Rosewood - Decorative, upright shrub to 15 x 10 feet with clusters of white flowers in summer. An excellent alternative to oleander; great as a tall hedge screen or accent. Full sun, any well-drained soil, deep, infrequent water when established, little desert plant fertilizer. Shrub, Evergreen.
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Texas Mountain Laurel

Texas Mountain Laurel - Slow growing shrub or small tree to 12 x 8 feet or more has clusters of fragrant violet-blue flowers in spring. Excellent as desert hedge, screen or accent. Full sun, any well drained soil, deep, infrequent water when established. Remove seed pods before they mature. Shrub, Evergreen
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Rosrata - Beaked Yucca

Rosrata - Beaked Yucca - Handsome desert accent with 2 long blue-green leaves atop a trunk that ultimately reaches 12 high. Striking clusters of white flowers on 2 high stalks in March and April. This drought tolerant plant grows best in well drained soils and full sun. Hardy to 10 degrees. Accent, Evergreen.
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Chaste Tree

Chaste Tree - Deciduous shrub or tree to 10 x 8 feet or more covered with spikes of lavender blue flowers summer thru fall. Full sun, well-drained soil, moderate to infrequent water. Adapts to nearly any situation. Prune to suit-hedge, shrub or tree. Feed spring and summer. Tree, Deciduous.
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Shottii Yucca

Shottii Yucca - Treelike variety to 10 feet tall or more with sharp spined leaves to 3 feet long. White branched flower clusters in summer. Full sun, well-drained soil, deep, infrequent water when established. Good accent in dry areas. Accent, Evergreen.
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