Otto Quast Spanish Lavender – Lavandula stoechas ‘Otto Quast’

Most of us associate Lavender with scented lotions, soaps, and shampoos, however, many of these are vague imitations of what lavender actually smells like. Luckily, ‘Otto Quast’ Spanish Lavender grows great in Tucson, and you can experience first-hand the wonderful foliage and blossom fragrance in your own garden. The fragrance attracts lots of butterflies and…

Details

Palo Blanco – Acacia willardiana

Thanks to its manageable size, picturesque silhouette, attractive bark, low maintenance requirements, drought resistance and heat tolerance, Palo Blanco is one of the best specimen trees available to southwestern gardeners. It’s an excellent thornless choice for placement against walls, near walkways and entryways, in small gardens or courtyards, or any spot with high, reflected heat.…

Details

Palo Brea – Parkinsonia praecox

Palo Verde is the state tree of Arizona, and the name translates from Spanish to “green stick,” in reference to the tree’s branches that stay green year-round. This unique trait allows the tree to appear evergreen, even when the leaves have been shed in winter or summer drought. Compared to other varieties of Palo Verde,…

Details