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Low Water-Use Landscape Plants for the Southwest
- Plants designated as low or moderate water use on the
El Paso County Suggested Plant List
are indicated as "E".
- Plants designated as low or moderate water use on the Las Cruces Plant List will be indicated as "L".
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.
Suitable for any soil unless specific one listed.
Plants with high pollen production are indicated as "P"
Large Deciduous Trees
Small Deciduous Trees
Perennials and Annuals
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