Sweet Bay – Laurus nobilis

Sweet Bay is an upright, classic evergreen shrub used for picturesque spheres, boxes, and other topiary sculptures, as it is very accepting of clipping and shearing. Its natural growth habit is shrubby and conical in shape, but can easily be trained as a small, bushy tree. The dark green, leathery green leaves of Sweet Bay…

Sweet Acacia – Acacia smallii

Sweet Acacia is currently one of the most popular residential trees being planted across the southern states, and for many good reasons! Its compact size and tolerance of ridiculous heat and poor soil make it useful for almost any situation; residential, commercial or otherwise. The real reason for this tree’s popularity, however, is the abundant…

Sweet Katie Burgundy Desert Willow – Chilopsis linearis ‘Sweet Katie Burgundy’

Desert Willow is a gem of a tree requiring little care and gracing southwestern landscapes with year-round intrigue. It retains a charming, architectural winter silhouette when the tree is bare, and attracts hummingbirds and butterflies with its profusion of fragrant, orchid-like flowers for the rest of the year. Civano Nursery introduces a new selection of…

Sun Drops – Calylophus berlandieri

Sun Drops is a delightful little groundcover that finds a comfortable home in containers, garden borders, on slopes and in perennial beds or cactus gardens across the southwest. Compared to other varieties of Calylophus, this one has darker green, narrower leaves and tends to bloom longer into the summer. Sunny-yellow flowers open in the mornings…