Gardeners in Arizona depend on low-maintenance plants that can thrive with little care. The plants highlighted below are drought-resistant, yet it never hurts to water them if it hasn’t rained in a long time. Though these plants require little attention, some basic care is still necessary.
Sugar Bush Rhus Ovata
This shrub grows to an average of 3-4 feet tall. It features green leaves with a hint of red on the edges. During the fall, the leaves turn a beautiful shade of red/orange. The Sugar Bush Rhus Ovata also produces small yellow flowers.
Feathery Cassia Cassia Nemophila
Feathery Cassia is an evergreen shrub, which quickly grows. This plant loves when direct sunlight comes down on its feathery needle-like leaves. This shrub can also flower, producing round yellow clusters found at the ends of the branches.
Vauquelina Californica (Arizona Rosewood)
An evergreen shrub from the rose family, the Arizona Rosewood is dark with streaks of red. In the early spring, the Rosewood can produce white blossoms.
Daleas are a diverse group of plants that thrive in the hot Arizona summers. There are nearly 200 species of these plants, which include shrubs and trees. The pea-like flowers can grow in three colors, including rose, purple and yellow.
Little Leaf Cordia Cordia Parvifolia
This small, shrubby tree can grow between 3-6 feet tall. It features a broad, rounded canopy that creates white flowers during the spring seasons. The bark is thin and colored brown, featuring small and pointed leaves.
Chihuahuan Sage Leucophyllum Laevigatum
This low-maintenance plant thrives in the dry climate of Arizona. It features small leaves, producing a plethora of purple flowers. These shrubs can grow up to 4 feet tall and 5 feet wide.
This group of evergreen plants comes straight from the semi-arid to arid regions of Australia. These emu bushes grow in many different soil types, capable of surviving for long periods without water.
If you’re ready to choose and have a pomegranate tree planted at your Mesa home contact the knowledgeable and helpful folks at your local A&P Nursery.