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 southeasternArizona, New Mexico,Texas, and Mexico. To 12 ft. talland wide, with dark greenle...
Rather open-growing plantsto 20 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide, withupright, sometimes twistedbranches. Somewha...
Native to southwesternU.S. and Mexico.Grows to 8 ft. (possibly 15 ft.)tall, 12 ft. wide. Leaves arediv...