Drought or not, you can have beautiful landscaping, healthy plants and water savings once most plants are established, especially if you choose these plants and use good practices. These water-wise plants, once established (usually 2 seasons), deliver both water savings and drought tolerance. They are not the same thing as good water conservation practices that are always in fashion, drought conditions or not. These practices are captured in all our high desert fact sheets, especially our “What is Drought Tolerant” fact sheet. Additional information can be obtained at this local, helpful website: http://tmwa.com/conservation

Trees

Deciduous
Ash (Autumn Purple)
Chokecherry
Crabapple Blue
Gingko
Goldenrain
Hawthorn (Crusader)
Honeylocust
Kentucky Coffee
Lilac (Beijing Gold,
China Snow, Ivory Silk)
London Plane
Maple (Amur, Autumn Blaze,
Hedge, Hot Wings)
Oak (Bur, White) Persian Ironwood
Redbud
Serviceberry
Zelkova

Evergreen
Arizona Cypress
Austrian Pine
Atlas Cedar
Bosnian Pine
Bristlecone Pine
Incense Cedar
Jeffrey Pine
Limber Pine
Ponderosa Pine
Scotch Pine
Swiss Stone Pine
Wichita Blue Juniper
White Fir

Shrubs

Amur Maple
Ninebark
Barberry
Potentilla
Buffaloberry
Quince
Butterfly Bush
Rose of Sharon
Caryopteris
Rose (Rugosa, Woods)
Chokeberry
Cistena Plum
Serviceberry
Cotoneaster
Siberian Peashrub
Diervilla (dwarf bush honeysuckle)
Smokebush
bush honeysuckle)
Snowberry
Juniper Sumac
Kinnikinnick
Spiraea
Lilac
Yucca
Mock Orange
Mugo Pine

Perennials

Agastache
Lavender
Baptisia
Liatris
Centranthus (Jupiter’s Beard)
Lupine
Mexican Primrose
California Fuchsia
Monarda (Bee Balm)
Coreopsis (Tickseed)
Nepeta (Catmint)
Daylily
Penstemon
Dianthus
Peony
Echinacea (Coneflower)
Russian Sage
Flax
Salvia
Gaillardia (Blanket Flower)
Sedum
Snow in Summer
Helenium (Sneezeweed)
Thyme
Hesperaloe (Red Yucca
Veronica
Ice Plant (Delosperma)
Yarrow
Iris
Kniphofia (Red Hot Poker)

Grasses

Blue Fescue (Festuca)
Blue Oat (Helictotrichon)
Feather Reed (Calamagrostis)
Maiden (Miscanthus)
Switch (Panicum)
Tufted Hair (Deschampsia)

Vines

Honeysuckle
Silver Lace
Trumpet Vine
Wisteria

Drought or not, you can have beautiful landscaping, healthy plants and water savings once most plants are established, especially if you choose these plants and use good practices. These water-wise plants, once established (usually 2 seasons), deliver both water savings and drought tolerance. They are not the same thing as good water conservation practices that are always in fashion, drought conditions or not. These practices are captured in all our high desert fact sheets, especially our “What is Drought Tolerant” fact sheet. Additional information can be obtained at this local, helpful website: http://tmwa.com/conservation

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