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Ribes cereum

Common Name: Wax Currant
Bloom Season: Spring to Summer
Bloom Color: Pink
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 3-5'
Mature Width: 3-5'
Description:

This shrub has light pink bell-shaped flowers. After a time these flowers become bright-red, fuzzy, feather duster-like currants.


Ribes aureum

Common Name: Golden Currant
Bloom Season: Spring to Summer
Bloom Color: Yellow
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 3-6'
Mature Width: 3-6'
Description:

This shrub has yellow flowers that turn orange over time. The flowers have a spicy fragrance. The berries are either yellow, red, or black.


Ptlea trifoliata

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Common Name: Wafer Ash
Bloom Season: Spring to Fall
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 6-12'
Mature Width: 4-6'
Description:

butterflies on blooms and as larval food source, whole tree is fragrant.Produces thin,round wafer-like seeds in fall


Garden Notes: A Panhandle Native. Seed source is from the Palo Duro Canyon area. I am excited to be producing this shrub. It has been a very nice low water, low maintenance small shrub. Glossy green leaves. Has a hint of yellow fall color.

Foresteria pubescens

Common Name: Elbow Bush
Bloom Season: Spring to Summer
Bloom Color: Yellow Green
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 10-12'
Description:

Panhandle native. Very similar to New Mexico Privet. Found in breaks. can be pruned to multi-trunk or small tree.


Cowania mexicana

Common Name: Cliffrose
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Almost No Water Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 6'
Mature Width: 6'
Garden Notes: SHRUB, Moderate growth at start, rapid when irrigated. Excess moisture distorts form. has a natural gnarled appearance.

Vitex agnus-castus

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Common Name: Chaste Tree
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Lilac
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 12'
Mature Width: 60"
Description:

Shrub to small tree, spice scented. Shrub to small tree, spice scented, short lived for me, but nice. (I think it likes more water than I will give it)


Foresteria neomexicana

Common Name: New Mexico Privet
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: Yellow
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 20'
Mature Width: 12'
Description:

Deciduos shrub/multi-trunked small tree if shaped. Yellow fall color, fast growth with water& N when young, regular deep watering.


Garden Notes: New Mexico Privet is a nice, drought tolerant shrub. Occasional water can help appearance, but is rarely a necessity. It is one of those plants that will survive, looking nice all the while with little additional water. With little additional water it stays smaller.

Chilopsis linearis

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Common Name: Desert Willow
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Pink, Purple, and White
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 20 feet
Mature Width: 12 feet
Description:

A great tree or shrub. Blooms off and on through summer. Colors range from purple, pink, or white.


Garden Notes: Easy to grow from any size pot. It should reach three ft tall this year. Treat like a perennial for a few years. Trim up to tree form or leave as multi-branched shrub.

Cercocarpus montanus 'Argentus'

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Common Name: Mountian Mahogany
Bloom Season: Spring to Early Summer
Bloom Color: White, Yellow
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 6-20 feet
Mature Width: 8 feet
Description:

Deciduous shrub. Slow growing, russet colored leaves in fall, plumed tails on seed, deer browse.


Garden Notes: My plants are making a nice, upright four foot shrub after five years. Extremely hardy, dependable.

Celtis reticulata

Common Name: Netleaf Hackberry
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: Red, Orange, Green
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 20 feet
Mature Width: 15 feet
Description:

Native tree, birds love seed, gets a gall that diminishes looks. Will reseed itself in garden from bird droppings.


Garden Notes: Hackberry is a very tough native tree. It is gangly looking when young. Keep pruning up branches for tree. Not the most refined looking tree, but it is a good selection for outlying areas.