Evergreen, Shrubs, Trees
Rather open-growing plants to 20 ft. tall and 15 ft. wide, with upright, sometimes twisted branches. Somewhat reminiscent of oleander (Nerium) in habit. Narrow, leathery, typically tooth-edged leaves are dark green above, grayish beneath. Small white flowers in 2–3-in. clusters decorate branch tips in spring. Blossoms are followed by woody seed capsules that last through fall and winter.
Grow as large shrubs or train as single- or multitrunked trees. Very drought-tolerant but look best with some water during the hot months.Vauquelinia californica
Native to southern Arizona, Baja California, and Mexico. Leaves to 4 in. long.
Native to the southwestern U.S. Branching gray stems are set with narrow white leaves to 3/4 in. long....
Native to southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico. Small tree or shrub with dense, spiny growth to 18 ft...
Native from Arizona to Texas. Shrubby evergreen tree grows to 18–20 ft. tall and 10–15 ft....