One of the most common native shrubs in Southwest deserts, creosote bush grows 4–8 ft. tall and wide, with many upright branches. Straggly and open in shallow, dry soil; attractive, dense, rounded but spreading where water accumulates. Leathery yellow-green to dark green leaves divided into two tiny, 3?8-in.-long crescents; gummy secretion makes them look varnished and yields distinctivecreosote odor, especially after rain. Small yellow flowers appear off and on all year, followed by small roundishfruit covered with shiny whiteor rusty hairs. With water andfertilizer, grows taller anddenser with larger, shiny darkgreen leaves. Use as windor privacy screen, or trim intoformal hedge.
Large, ruffled blossoms in pure, unshaded pink with paler throat. Holds leaves long; evergreen in warm...
Long season of two-toned lavender and burgundy blooms; no seedpods. To 15–20 ft. high and wide.
Lavender and purplesummer—fall flowers; to 20 ft.