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Evergreen 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"
Scientific name Common nameWaterHeightSunlightSoil
Agave parryi Parry AgaveL30"Full Sun
Arctostaphylos pungens - L Pointleaf ManzanitaM3 to 6'Partial
Arctostaphylos uva ursi - L Kinnikinnick
Bearberry Manzanita
M/H6" X 24"Shade
Artemisia cana Silver SageL1 1/2 to 31"Full
Artemisia filifolia - EL Treadleaf or Sand Sagebrush L2 to 5'FullSandy
Artemisia tridentata - L Basin Bigleaf SageL2 to 7'Part/FullClay
Atriplex canescens - EL Fourwing SaltbushL2 to 5'FullSand
Baccharis salicina - L Desert BroomL/M6 to 7'FullSandy
Berberis gladwynensis 'William Penn' BarberryM/Hto 6"Part/Full
Berberis haematocarpa - EL Algerita, BarberryL/M4 to 6'Full
Cercocarpus montanus - L Mountain MahoganyM4 to 12'Full
Cotoneaster buxifolius Grayleaf CotoneasterM1 to 6'Full
Cotoneaster congestus - L Pyrenees CotoneasterM/Hto 3'Part/Full
Cotoneaster lacteus - L Parney Cotonesater,
Red Clusterberry,
M6 to 8'Full
Cotoneaster salicifolius - L Willowleaf CotoneasterMto 15'Full
Cotoneaster salicifolius - L Dwarf Willowleaf
repens Cotoneaster
M6"Full
Cowania mexicana - EL CliffroseL4 to 20' Full
Cytisus scoparius Scotch Broom Mto 4'Full
Dasylirion wheeleri - EL Wheeler Sotol L31"FullSandy
Elaeagnus pungens - L SilverberryM6 to 15'Full
Ephedra viridis - L Mormon TeaL2 to 4'FullSandy
Ericameria laricifolia - EL Turpentine BushL2 to 4'Full
Euonymus kiautschovia 'Manhattan' EuonymusMto 6'Part/Full
Eurotia lanata - EL Winterfat L12 to 24"FullSandy
Fallugia paradoxa - EL Apache Plume L3 to 8'Full
Garrya wrightii - L Wright's Silk TasselL2 to 8'Full
Genista hispanica Spanish BroomMto 4'Full
Hesperaloe parviflora - EL Pink YuccaM3 to 4'Full
Juniperus chinensis - EL "Ames", "Blue Point","Fruitland,"
"HetziiGlauca","Old Gold",
"Mint Julep","Pfitzer",
"Sargent","SeaGreen"Juniper
MVariesFull
Juniperus horizontalis - L "Wilton Carpet", "Gray Carpet"MVariesFull
Juniperus sabina - L "Arcadia", "Buffalo",
"Scandia", "Tam"Juniper
MVariesFull
Juniperus squamata "Blue Carpet" Juniper M1'Full
Larrea tridentata - EL CreosotebushL3 to 6'Full
Lavandula angustifolia English LavenderM2'Part/Full
Mahonia aquifolium Oregon Grape Holly Mto 6'Part/Full
Mahonia haematocarpa Grape Holly
Mahonia aquifolium
'Compacta' - L
Compact Oregon GrapeM2'Part/Full
Mahonia repens Creeping Grape HollyM1' X 3' Shade
Nolina microcarpa - L BeargrassLto 4'Full
Nolina texana - E BeargrassLto 2'Full
Opuntia clavata Dagger Spine ChollaL3"FullSandy
Opuntia imbricata - EL Walkingstick ChollaL4 to 15'FullSandy
Opuntia phaecantha - L Prickly PearL6" to 2'FullSandy
Photinia fraseri - L PhotiniaMto 10'Full
Purshia tridentata Antelope Bitterbush Lto 10'Full
Pyracantha lelandii FirethornM8'+Part/Full
Raphiolepis indica - L India HawthornMto 3'Part/Shade
Rosmarinus officinalis
'Prostratus'
- L
Prostrate RosemaryM2'Full
Salvia dorrii Desert SageL1 to 3'Full
Santolina chamaecyparissus - L Lavender cottonL1 to 3'Full
Santolina virens - L Holy Flax, Green Santolina L1 to 3'Full
Spartium junceum - EL Spanish BroomM6 to 10'Full
Vauquelinia californica - EL Arizona RosewoodLto 20'Full
Yucca baccata - EL DatilLto 3'FullSandy
Yucca glauca SoapweedLto 4'FullSandy