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,"
"Hetzii Glauca", "Old Gold",
"Mint Julep", "Pfitzer",
"Sargent", "Sea Green," 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