Ironwood – Olneya tesota

This Arizona native is known around the world for its dense and heavy wood that is highly valued as quality firewood and as an exceptional woodworking material. Here in the landscapes of the desert southwest, ironwood serves as an excellent evergreen screen against unsightly views and provides cooling shade as it grows. Though it does…

Italian Cypress – Cupressus sempervirens

The unusually tall and narrow shape of the Italian Cypress is hard to miss; often tucked into confined spaces yet towering above nearby trees and buildings. It makes a striking vertical accent in the landscape, resembling a dark green exclamation point when viewed from a distance. Italian Cypress is recognized as the classic Mediterranean landscaping…