Atriplex confertifolia | Shadscale

Atriplex confertifolia | Shadscale is a small, rounded shrub ideal for xeriscape gardens. The leaves are small, blue-gray with a little crinkle. The flowers aren’t noticeable but as with most saltbushes, the seeds are the attraction. The seeds are papery,...

Cornus sericea | Red-Osier Dogwood

Commonly referred to as Red-Twig Dogwood, Cornus sericea | Red-osier Dogwood is used extensively in the nursery industry as it tolerates over-watering. However, it is fairly drought tolerant once established and will adapt to a variety of locations.  The white flowers...

Chrysothamnus nauseosus | Chamisa

The romantic name for Rabbitbrush, Chrysothamnus nauseosus | Chamisa is the most prevalent shrub of the west, as illustrated in Western artist Tim Cox’s paintings. Its form is dense, erect, multi -stemmed and even though it’s deciduous it still is visible...

Atriplex canescens | Fourwing Saltbush

A remarkable shrub of the Colorado plateau, Atriplex canescens | Fourwing Saltbush gets its name from the four papery wings attached to the seed. It endures ruthless  sites and even in the wildest locations it holds its own, giving it a place in the xeriscape garden. ...