Lush and Xeric

Check out these xeric plants that will thrive even when your neighbor’s landscape is wilting under the heat!

Mountain Mahogany

These trees are native to Colorado. They are very hardy and have uniquely textured foliage, making it a point of interest in your landscaping. These trees can grow large, so make sure you have the appropriate space!

Texas Red Yucca

Indigenous people used this plant to make rope, cords, clothes, bedding mats and more! Its strong and fibrous stems make it ideal for such uses. In addition to this, this plant also has beautiful red flowers, making for a lovely display!

Sand Cherries

This plant makes for a lovely ornamental shrub or small tree. They are extremely hardy and produce a lovely display of white-ish pink flowers. Its reddish-purple foliage is a beautiful addition to any landscape, and provides a bit of color diversity.

Weeping Pea Shrub

This odd little tree is a nitrogen fixer, which means that its roots are colonized by a certain type of bacteria that specializes in extracting nitrogen from the air and converting it into a form of nitrogen that is readily usable by the plant itself. They make for great companion plants, are very hardy, and produce delicate yellow blooms early in the season.

Russian Sage

If you are looking for a bee friendly xeric plant to add to your landscape, search no more! Bees love Russian sage, not to mention it adds a beautiful burst of color with its long-lasting lavender blooms.

Big Tooth Maple

This tree is a Colorado native. It is a hardy, slow-growing tree that will make for a lovely addition to any yard. Providing shade in the summer and breath-taking colors in the fall, this tree is hard to pass up!

Russian Hawthorn