Lucky Loves – Sonoran Desert Landscape

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Posted on September 1, 2021 by Laura Lucky


Ironwood Tree – The Ironwood tree is the desert’s diamond-in-the-rough. Seen in its native habitat, the Ironwood can be unassuming and easily unnoticed. Given the proper grooming and shaping they become a statement piece for a well designed and landscaped yard. The silver bark and seasonal purple flowers are unique and impressionable.


Flowering Bush – Chuparosa plant: They are a must have! It attracts the eight different species of hummingbirds that you find in Arizona and are a great addition to your landscaping, hence the nickname hummingbird bush.  For a short time, it bears succulent leaves. It loses those leaves and then produces plentiful tubular flowers, usually in shades of bright to deep red, or sometimes yellow. This fruit is also edible – you can add them to salad!


Texas Ebony – Under ideal conditions, it grows to 30 feet tall with an equal spread and is incredibly drought tolerant. It’s a very full tree so if you are trying to camouflage another house or block wall, it’s a great plant for filling things in. Beware! Birds love to make nests in these plants as they are thick and the thorns provide shelter from owls and larger predators.

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