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.
Rather open-growing plants to 20 ft. tall and 15 ft. wide, with upright, sometimes twisted branches. S...
Evergreen shrub. Native to southeastern Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico. Grows to 12 ft. tall a...
Native to southern Arizona, Baja California, and Mexico. Leaves to 4 in. long.