Though staghorn sumac is known as a weedy, suckering shrub often seen along roadsides, the cutleaf form of this species is more refined and highly ornamental.
The stiff, spiky, blue-green leaves of desert spoon look almost grasslike—but they’re not. The elegant leaves are edged in vicious spines.
Fragrant white flowers appear in spring, small purple-black fruits ripen in summer, bright foliage shines in the fall, and sllvery gray bark provides winter interest.
If you're looking for a variegated plant that's subtle rather than wildly splashy, Carol Mackie daphne is the plant for you.
The fragrant, light purple blooms of the chaste tree are a beautiful accent in the summer landscape.
This native bush or small tree has a thin, airy habit, with widely spaced branches that practically disappear among the trunks of stately oaks and beeches.
Keep your roses, your lilies, your lilacs, and your lavender. The fragrance of a creosote bush after rain puts them all to shame.
In July to late August, bluebeard blooms with feathery, light blue, aromatic flowers.
The magnificent bur oak is sturdy, long-lived, and tolerant of many less-than-perfect growing conditions.
Bush honeysuckle will cover dry shade, eroding hills, and rocky outcrops with barely a nod from you.