List Of Trees For Xeriscapes

Waterwise Shade Trees 40—75′

Natives

  1. Populus acuminata-Lanceleaf Cottonwood
  2. Salix amygdaloides-Peachleaf Willow
  3. Celtis occidentalis-Western Hackberry
  4. Fraxinus pennsylvanica-Green Ash
  5. Pinus ponderosa-Ponderosa Pine
  6. Pinus flexilis-Limber Pine
  7. Pinus contorta var. latifolia-Lodgepole Pine
  8. Pseudotsuga manziesii var. glauca- Rocky Mt. Douglas Fir

Non-Natives

  1. Catalpa speciosa- Western Catalpa
  2. Gleditsia triacanthos- Honeylocust
  3. Quercus macrocarpa-Burr Oak
  4. Gymnocladus dioicus-Kentucky Coffee Tree
  5. Acer saccharinum-Silver Maple
  6. Aesculus hippocastanum-Horsechstnut
  7. Trash Trees”: Black Locust, Siberian Elm, Tree of Heaven, Boxelder (a native) are serviceable as frontier trees

Waterwise Ornamental Trees 15—40′

Natives

  1. Acer glabrum-Rocky Mt. Maple
  2. Celtis douglasii-Canyon Hackberry
  3. Acer grandidentatum-Bigtooth Maple
  4. Fraxinus anomala-Singleleaf Ash
  5. Prunus americana-American Plum
  6. Prunus virginia-Chokecherry
  7. Quercus gambelii-Gambel Oak
  8. Quercus undulata-Wavyleaf Oak
  9. Robinia neomexicana-New Mexico Locust
  10. Ptelea trifoliata-Hoptree; Wafer Ash
  11. Populus tremuloides-Quaking Aspen
  12. Pinus edulis-Colorado Pinon Pine
  13. Pinus aristata var aristata-Colorado Bristlecone Pine
  14. Juniperus scopulorum-Rocky Mt. Juniper
  15. Juniperus monosperma-Oneseed Juniper
  16. Cupressus arizonicus-Arizona Cypress

Non-Native Ornamental Trees 15—40′

  1. Acer ginnala-Ginnala Maple
  2. Crataegus ambigua-Russian Hawthorn
  3. Crataegus ‘Toba’-Toba Hawthorn
  4. Crataegus phaenopyrum-Washington Hawthorn
  5. Morus alba tatarica-Russian Mulberry
  6. Pyrus ussuriensis-Ussurian Pear
  7. Koelreuteria paniculata-Golden Rain Tree
  8. Prunus padus-May Day Tree
  9. Sophora japonica-Japanese Pagoda Tree
  10. Syringa pekinensis-Peking Lilac
  11. Syringa reticulata-Japanese Tree Lilac
  12. Rhus typhina-Staghorn Sumac
  13. Aesculus glabra-Ohio Buckeye
  14. Cotinus obovatus-Smokebush

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