Extremely useful and attractive desert shrubs from the southwestern states and northern Mexico. All have finely divided foliage and clusters of small sweet pea-shaped flowers. The taller shrub types should be cut back by half during their first 3 or 4 years to encourage dense growth. Overwatering or summer drought can result in partial leaf drop.Dalea frutescens
Mounded growth to 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. across, with silvery green, lacy foliage. Purple flower clusters appear from fall to spring.
Native to southwesternU.S. and Mexico.Grows to 8 ft. (possibly 15 ft.)tall, 12 ft. wide. Leaves arediv...
Native from Arizona to Texas. Shrubby tree to 18–20 ft. tall and 10–15 ft. wide, with bright green lea...
Has mounding habit to 1 1/2 ft. high and 6 ft. wide. Pearl gray foliage and clusters of lavender to pu...