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Deciduous Shrubs

Site Legend

  • E - Plants designated as low or moderate water use on the El Paso County Suggested Plant List are indicated as "E".
  • L - Plants designated as low or moderate water use on the Las Cruces Plant List will be indicated as "L".

Water Requirement:

  • H = High water use. Either large volumes or frequent application of water is needed throughout the life of the plant; weekly or more often during peak summer months.
  • M = Moderate water use. Some supplemental water is needed throughout the life of the plant; at least twice monthly during peak summer months once established.
  • L = Low water use. Able to survive once established without supplemental water; water needed at least once a month for plants to look their best.

Soils Suitability:

  • Suitable for any soil unless specific one listed.

Pollen

  • Plants with high pollen production are indicated as "P"

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Scientific name Common nameWaterHeightSunlightSoil
Amorpha fruticosa False IndigoM4 to 10'PartialClay
Anisacanthus thurberi Hummingbird TrumpetL/M3 5'Part/Full
Berberis thunbergii - L Japanese BarberryM1 to 6'Full
B. thunbergii 'Atropurpurea' - EL Redleaf Barberry M4 to 6'Full
B. t. 'Atropurpurea Nana' - L 'Crimson Pygmy' BarberryM1' to 2'Full
Buddleia davidii nanhoensis - L Dwarf Butterflybush M3' to 5'Part/Full
Caesalpinia gilliesii - L Bird of ParadiseLto 10'Full
Caragana sp. - L PeashrubMto 20'Full
Caryopteris x clandonensis - L Blue MistM2'Full
Ceanothus fendleri CeanothusMto 3'Full
Celtis pallida Desert HackberryLto 18'Full
Chamaebatiaria millefolium - L FernbushL/M2 to 5'Full
Chrysothamnus nauseosus - EL Chamisa, Rubber RabbitbrushL2 to 5'Full
Cotoneaster apiculatus - L Cranberry CotoneasterM/Hto 4'Part/Full
Cotoneaster divaricatus - L Spreading CotoneasterMto 6'Part/Full
Cotoneaster horizontalis Rock CotoneasterM2 to 3'Full
Fendlera rupicola - L Cliff FendlerbushMto 6'FullSandy
Forestiera neomexicana - EL New Mexico ForestieraMto 15'Part/Full
Fouquieria splendens - EL OcotilloL8 to 25'FullSandy
Genista tinctoria Summer BroomM2 X 4'Full
Hibiscus syriacus - EL Rose of SharonM/Hto 10'Full
Hippophae rhamnoides Sea BuckthornHto 30'Full
Holodiscus dumosus Rock SpireaM3 to 6'Part/Full
Jasminum nudiflorum - L Winter JasmineM10 to 15'Full
Kolkwitzia amabilis Beauty BushM/Hto 10'Part/Full
Lonicera fragrantissima Winter HoneysuckleMto 5'Part/full
Parryella filifolia DunebroomL2 to 3'FullSandy
Parthenium incanum MariolaL1 to 3'Full
Philadelphus coronarius Sweet MockorangeM/Hto 10'Part/Full
Philadelphus microphyllus Littleleaf MockorangeMto 6'Part/Full
Prunus besseyi Western Sand CherryM2 to 3'Full
Psorothamnus scoparia Broom DaleaL3'Full
Rhus glabra cismontana - L Cutleaf SumacM3 to 4'Full
Rhus microphylla - L Littleleaf Sumac L/M3 to 6'Full
Rhus trilobata - L Skunkbush or Threeleaf SumacL/M2 to 6'Full
Rhus trilobata 'Prostrata' - L Prostrate SumacL/M1 to 3'Full
Rosa woodsii Woods RoseMto 4'Full
Salvia greggii - EL Cherry Sage, Autumn SageMto 3'Part/Full
Shepherdia argentea Silver BuffaloberryM/H10 to 15"Part/Full
Symphoricarpos albus SnowberryM2 to 6'Full
Symphoricarpos orbiculatus Indiancurrant CoralberryM2 to 6'Full
Syringa rothomagensis Chinese LilacMto 8'Part/Full
Syringa patula 'Miss Kim' Korean LilacM/Hto 6'Part/Full
Vitex agnus castus - EL Chaste TreeM/Hto 25"Full
Weigela florida WeigelaM/Hto 10'Full