Xeriscape Trees
for the Desert Southwest

Name Evergreen Thorns Water Use
  Abyssinian Acacia (Acacia abyssinica) No No Moderate
  Mulga Acacia (Acacia aneura) Yes No Low
  Mimosa Bush, Sweet Wattle (Acacia farnesiana) No Yes Low to Mod
  Willow Acacia, Australian Willow (Acacia salicina) Yes No Low
  Shoestring Acacia (Acacia stenophylla) Yes No Low to Mod
  Palo Blanco (Acacia willardiana) Yes No Low to Mod
  Palo Blanco (Acacia willardiana) Yes No Low to Mod
  Mexican Blue Palm (Brahea armata) Yes No Low to Mod
  Cascalote (Caesalpinia cacalaco) Yes Yes Low to Mod
  Blue Palo Verde (Cercidium floridum) Yes Yes Low to Mod
  Littleleaf Palo Verde (Cercidium cacalaco) No Yes Low
  Palo Brea (Cercidium praecox) No Yes Low
  Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis) No No Moderate
  Silk Floss Tree (Chorisia speciosa) No Yes Moderate
  Smoke Tree (Dalea spinosa) No Yes Moderate
  Red Cap Gum, Illyarrie (Eucalyptus erythrocorys ) Yes No Low to Mod.
  Pink Iron Bark (Eucalyptus leucoxylon "Rosea" ) Yes No Low
  Narrow Leaf Gimlet, Swamp Mallee (Eucalyptus spathulata) Yes No Low
  Coral Gum (Eucalyptus torquata) Yes No Moderate
  Desert Fern (Lysiloma microphyllum var. thornberi) No No Low
  Ironwood (Olneya tesota) No Yes Low
  Mexican Palo Verde, Jerusalem Thorn (Parkinsonia aculeata) No Yes Moderate
  Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera) Yes Yes Low to mod.
  Texas Ebony (Pithecellobium flexicaule) Yes Yes Moderate
  Argentine Mesquite (Prosopis alba) No Yes Moderate
  Chilean Mesquite (Prosopis chilensis) No Yes Moderate
  Honey Mesquite, Texas Mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa) No Yes Moderate
  Arizona Mesquite (Prosopis juliflora) No Yes Moderate
  Screwbean Mesquite (Prosopis pubescens) No Yes Moderate
  Velvet Mesquite (Prosopis velutina) No Yes Moderate
  Evergreen Elm (Ulmus parvifolia) Semi No Moderate
  Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus-castus) No No High
  California Fan Palm (Washingtonia filifera) Yes Yes Moderate
  Mexican Fan Palm (Washingtonia robusta) Yes Yes Moderate

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