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.
Has a mounding habit to 1 1/2 ft. high and 6 ft. wide. Pearl gray foliage and clusters of lavender to ...
Native to southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico. Small tree or shrub with dense, spiny growth to 18 ft...
Mounded growth to 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. across, with silvery green, lacy foliage. Purple flower clusters a...