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Native to the Southwestern United States, Ocotillos are amongst the easiest to grow and one of most recognized trees in Arizona. These unique specimens require little water and almost no maintenance. Leaves appear readily after spring and summer rains. Following the foliage, red tubular shaped blooms emerge in a spectacular show of color. Ocotillos are best used as a large accent, showy silhouette against block walls, building, or in a dramatic skyline. They can also be used as a living fence!
The most colorful and striking in appearance of all the barrel cacti, Golden Barrels bloom yellow mid to late spring adding to the color and interest of its globe shape. These bold accents look great in cactus gardens, containers and in mass plantings. Irrigate every month or two when established to keep these barrels deep green and bright gold.
Native to the high elevation deserts of the Southwest, the Desert Spoon is one the hardiest of succulents. Often used in mass plantings or in large accents, these low water plants firm cream to white blooms on a large stock in early summer. Mature plants form a trunk, which develops into a striking landscape specimen.
This smaller type agave requires little water and full sun, and offers a unique blue color to the rosette with red and yellow margins along the leaf. 'Blue Glows" are best planted where natural or artificial light can back light these gorgeous specimens. This practice makes for a spectacular 'glow' along the margins. These Agave are best used in containers, cactus gardens, or in groupings.
A standard in any desert landscape requiring color, the Red Yucca has long slender leaves form a fountain-like rosette while providing a nice structure to an area that needs a sculptural accent. Exceedingly tough and tolerant of heat and cold, Red Yuccas require little care or maintenance. Red to coral blooms form on tall stalks late spring through early fall. Plant in groups for mass effect or mix in with cactus or succulents for a beautiful addition of color. Be sure to irrigate once every two weeks when mature to maintain appearance.