Top 10 Evergreen Trees

1. Acacia spp.

Acacia

2. Agonis flexuosa

Peppermint

3. Callistemon viminalis

Weeping Bottlebrush

4. Calocedrus decurrens

Incense Cedar

5. Cupressus spp.

Cypress

6. Eucalyptus spp

Eucalyptus

7. Juniperus spp.

Juniper

8. Olea europea (fruitless)

Olive

9. Pinus spp.

Pine

10. Schinus molle

California Pepper

Top 10 Deciduous Trees

1. Brachychiton populenus

Bottle Tree

2. Cercidium spp.

Palo Verde

3. Cercis occidentalis

Western Redbud

4. Chilopsis linearis cvs

Desert Willow

5. Lagerstroemia indica

Crepe Myrtle

6. Prosopis chilensis

Chilean Mesquite

7. Puncia granatum cvs

Pomegranate

8. Quercus spp.

Oak

9. Robinia ambigua 'Idahoensis'

Idaho Locust

10. Vitex agnus-castus

Chaste Tree

Top 10 Western Native Shrubs

1. Arctostaphylos spp.

Bearberry

2. Artemisia arborescens

Shrubby Wormwood

3. Ceanothus spp.

California Lilac

4. Encelia californica

Brittlebush

5. Fremontadendron californicum

Flannelbush

6. Heteromeles arbutifolia

Christmasberry

7. Lavatera assurgentiflora

Calif. Tree Mallow

8. Leucophyllum frutescens

Purple Sage

9. Mahonia aquifolium

Oregon Grape

10. Tecoma stans

Yellow Bells

Top 10 Flowering Shrubs

1. Alygone huegelii

Blue Hibiscus

2. Cistus spp.

RockRose

3. Grevillea spp.

Grevillea

4. Hibiscus syriacus

Rose of Sharon

5. Lavandula spp.

Lavender

6. Plumbago auriculata

Cape Plumbago

7. Raphiolepis indica

Indian Hawthorne

8. Ribes sanguineum

Red Flowering Currant

9. Tecomaria capensis

Cape Honeysuckle

10. Xylosma congestum

Shinyu Xylosma

Note:


spp indicates many species are drought tolerant.

cvs indicates the species has yielded improved cultivars for xeriscaping.

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