Black Dalea – Dalea frutescens

This medium, rounded shrub is one of the many reasons we’re lucky to be gardening in the Southwest! Virtually unknown outside of its native habitat, this tough, versatile shrub is right at home in almost any setting, easily blending into courtyards, patio areas, informal hedges, landscape foundations and rock or cactus gardens. Black Dalea’s delicate,…

Apache Plume – Fallugia paradoxa

Since this plant is a member of the rose family, it’s not a big surprise that its pure white flowers resemble small wild roses or apple blossoms. Pollinated by butterflies, these blooms later develop into the distinctive seedpods that give this evergreen shrub its common name. Apache Plume is best known for these namesake decorative,…

Aristocrat Flowering Pear – Pyrus calleryana ‘Aristocrat’

‘Aristocrat’ is an improved variety of Flowering Pear that features a strong and wide pyramidal branching structure with a distinct central leader, and superior disease resistance. These fruitless trees are notorious for their dramatic seasonal changes. Blooming begins in early spring as profuse clusters of pure white flowers decorate leafless branches, creating an enchanting white…