Conservation:
 Ordinance

Desert Plant List

Trees            
Common Name Photo Height Width Water Sun Evergreen or Deciduous
Palo Verde "Desert Museum" - Green bark. Yellow blooms. Thornless 20' 25' L F Deciduous
Desert Willow - Good tree for El Paso. Pink, purple or white flowers available 25' 15' L F Deciduous
Littleleaf Ash - Small patio tree. Multi-trunk. Good selection for El Paso 15' 8' L F Semi-Evergreen
Honey Mesquite - Excellent tree for El Paso, Multi-trunk. Sweet bean pods 25' 25' L F Deciduous
Mexican Blue Oak - Bluish foliage. Great El Paso tree   25' 20' L F Evergreen
Escarpment Live Oak - Deep green leaves provide heavy shade. Native to Pecos River   40' 40' L F Semi-Evergreen
Western Soapberry - Creamy white blossoms (followed by marble size berries) 30' 20' L F Deciduous
Shrubs            
Common Name Photo Height Width Water Sun Evergreen or Deciduous
Woolly Butterfly Bush - Silver foliage, orange ball flowers 4' 4' L F Semi-Evergreen
Fairy Duster - Very xeric spring bloomer. Pink flowers 4' 3' L F Deciduous
Black Dalea - Purple (pea-like) flowers, xeric plant 3' 5' L F Deciduous
Texas Sage/Ranger (varieties) - Colorful display of pink to purple flowers (on gray to green foliage) 4'-8' 4'-8' L F Evergreen
Evergreen Sumac - Creamy white flowers (followed by sticky red berries) 12' 8' L F Evergreen
Yellow Bells - Heat loving El Paso native. Trumpet yellow flowers 6' 4' L F Deciduous
Arizona Rosewood - Fragrant creamy white flowers. Good screen 15' 10' L F Evergreen
Ground Covers            
Common Name Photo Height Width Water Sun Evergreen or Deciduous
"Centennial" Coyote Bush - Bright green and hardy. Good for erosion control 4' 5' L F Evergreen
Orange Zexmenia - Yellow sunflower - like blossoms. Cut spent flowers 3' 2' L F Perennial
Trailing Yellow Dalea - Yellow lemon scented flowers in the fall. Low spreading 1' 5' L F Evergreen
Muhly Grass "Regal Mist" - Featherly flower spikes are deep pinkish. Fall bloomer 3' 3' L F Ornamental Grass
Vines            
Common Name Photo Height Width Water Sun Evergreen or Deciduous
Coral Vine - Bright pink flowers in large sprays. Vigorous vine   10' 4' L F Deciduous
Western Virgin's Bower - Very hardy for fences. White Summer blossoms 20' 10' L F Perennial
Virginia Creeper - Lush foliage with wonderful shades of red fall color 25' 25' L F Deciduous
Silver Lace Vine - Fast growing. Masses of small white flowers 10' 4' L F Deciduous
Flowers            
Common Name Photo Height Width Water Sun Evergreen or Deciduous
Desert Marigold - Pretty yellow blooms on long stalks. Don't overwater 1.5' 1' L F Perennial/Biennial
Chocolate Daisy - Chocolate fragrance from daisy-like flowers   2' 1' L F Perennial
Damianita - Tough sun loving shrub. Aromatic foliage with yellow flowers 2' 2' L F Perennial
Gazania - Heat loving. Daisy-like flowers. Don't overwater 1' 1' L F Perennial
"New Gold" Lantana - Drought tolerant with a wealth of golden yellow flowers 2' 3' L F Perennial
Blackfoot Daisy - Perky white daisy-like flowers. Don't overwater 1' 1' L F Perennial
Penstemon - Great variety of pink, reds, white trumpet flowers   4' 3' L F Perennial
Turf            
Common Name Photo Height Width Water Sun Evergreen or Deciduous
Common Bermuda - Widely used turf. Spreads quickly and reseeds readily. Many pollen-free hybrids 1" Varies L F Perennial
Buffalograss - Soft, fine, gray-green foliage with a meadow appearance. Mowing not needed 6" Varies L F Perennial
Zoysia grasses - Drought tolerant. Disease and pest resistant. May be special ordered 1" Varies L F Perennial