The High Country Xeriscape Council of Arizona is a non-profit 501 C-3 corporation dedicated to educating our communities about water-wise gardening. For additional information write:
4397 E AZ Highway 260
Payson, AZ 85541
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Fastest growing native, lacy gray-green foliage.
Arizona White Fir
Bluish green 1-2 needles, erect, symmetrical pyramid.
Austrian Black Pine
Slow to moderate growth, dense with uniform crown.
Fast growing, soft, light texture.
Dense, rich green , fragrant foliage.
Large family of tough trees with fleshy, berry-like cones.
Slow growing, no water once established.
Needs large space in age. Bushy growth for 1st 25 years.
Broadleaf Trees ( Mostly Deciduous)
Works well in natural drainages or swails.
Tiny red or brown berries attractive to birds.
Trumpet shaped pink to purple flower.
New Mexico Locust
Pinkish, pea-like blooms in dense clusters in late spring.
Inquire locally for availability, water requirements.
Shredding brown bark picturesque in winter.
Fine textured shrub with dense, slender branches. Single, white, rose-like flower followed by mauve feather-like seed heads.
Blue Mist Spirea
Caryopteris x clandonensis
Blue flowers in profuse clusters in late summer. Leaves are grayish green arrowhead shaped. Loosely rounded, erect.
Broom - Scotch, Moonlight
Yellow pea like flowers in late spring and early summer. Stems remain green through winter.
Tiny, mostly evergreen, silver-green to blue-green leaves. Flower-4-winged bract clustered along stems on female plants in spring. Extremely tolerant of all conditions.
Cliffrose, Quinine Bush
Light yellow rose like, fragrant flowers in early summer through rest of season. Leaves are deep blue-green.
Aromatic, fernlike foliage. Remains green most of the year. Bark is shreddy and reddish.
Long branched, blue or violet spikes at the end of each stem. Flower turns yellowish in fall. Leaves are small, oval and gray-green with downy white hairs.
Rubber Rabbitbrush, Gray Rabbitbrush, Chamisa
Irregular globe-like shape, multi-stemmed. Compact when young and more open as it ages. Numerous, slender, blue-green needlelike leaves and fluffy seed clusters throughout the winter.
Bluish green flower, leaves pale blue green.
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