The hot, dry summers of Arizona can be a challenge for gardeners in the southwest. However, when you choose drought-tolerant plants, you can enjoy a gorgeous garden all-year-round. And what's more, drought-tolerant plants are usually easy-care, so you can spend more time enjoying your garden without the backbreaking labor.
Fortunately, the enormous amount of diversity in drought-resistant plants means that Arizona gardeners have many choices when creating beautiful and unique gardens. Here are a few of our favorite picks and how they can help complement your garden.
Thornless Palo Verdes hybrids explode in splashes of brilliant yellow across Arizona gardens at the onset of spring. Canopies are lush and green, making them an excellent shade tree. They are very popular for landscaping and provide ample nesting opportunities for birds. Flowers are abundant during spring, but will still show up on occasion through the summer months.
Thornless Palo Verdes don't need watering after a year, other than a light spritzing during summer. On the contrary, too much water will kill the tree. Control the growth and size of established trees by weaning them off regular irrigation so you can enjoy one of the most versatile and colorful desert trees available all year round.