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 from Arizona to Texasand adjacent Mexico. Handsomeand rounded, to 50 ft. tall and40 ft. wide. L...
Native to Texas and Mexico.Compact, rounded plant to 2–3 ft. high and wide; puts on agood show of brig...
Native to southwesternU.S. and Mexico.Grows to 8 ft. (possibly 15 ft.)tall, 12 ft. wide. Leaves arediv...