Sissoo Tree – Dalbergia sissoo

The bright green leaves of the Sissoo Tree are held to its branches by long petioles, allowing them to catch the slightest breeze and “shimmer” in the sunlight, earning comparisons to the better known Cottonwood and Aspen. However, Sissoo Trees are more drought and heat tolerant, and faster growing than their quaking counterparts. In the…

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Silver Leaf Senna – Senna phyllodinea

Like other Senna varieties, Silver Leaf Senna is a popular choice for both residential and commercial landscapes because of its exceptional heat and drought tolerance, and open rounded form when left un-pruned. Tucson gardeners appreciate this plant for the dense, yet airy, silver-grey foliage that clings to the shrub year-round and makes an attractive screen,…

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