What’s Blooming in the Tucson Landscape?

Rain plus warm Tucson desert weather equals blooming plants.  And, viagra usa the desert plants are starting to bloom.  What have you noticed blooming in your Tucson landscaping lately?

I’ve personally seen cassias, Texas mountain laurels and fairy dusters in full bloom this month.  You’ll start seeing more and more plants, shrubs, wildflowers, trees and cactus blooming as our weather stays warm.  This is one of the reasons I love spring time in the Sonoran desert.  If you’ve wondered what shrubs bloom in the spring in Tucson, we have the answer for you.  Here is  a list of many of the shrubs you can expect to see blooming in March.

Blooming shrubs can include: 
•    Creosote (Larrea tridentata)
•    Bee Brush (Aloysia gratissima)
•    Desert-honeysuckle (Anisacanthus thurberi)
•    Baja Fairy Duster (Calliandra californica)
•    Pink Fairy Duster (Calliandra eriophylla)
•    Chuparosa (Justicia californica)
•    Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens)
•    Mexican-honeysuckle (Justicia spicigera)
•    Giant Bur-sage (Ambrosia ambrosioides)
•    Bur-sage (Ambrosia deltoidea)
•    Red Barberry (Mahonia haematocarpa)
•    Woolly Butterfly Bush (Buddleja marrubiifolia)
•    Bitter Condalia (Condalia globosa)
•    Texas Mountain-laurel (Calia secundiflora syn.Sophora secundiflora)
•    Bush Dalea (Dalea pulchra)
•    Tree Ocotillo (Fouquieria macdougalii)
•    Desert-lavender (Hyptis emoryi)
•    Ragged Rockflower (Crossosoma bigelovii)
•    Bush Germander (Teucrium fruticans)•    Wolfberries/Thorn berries (Lycium spp.)
•    Little-leaf Sumac (Rhus microphylla)
•    Sugar Bush (Rhus ovata)
•    Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii)
•    Desert Sage (Salvia dorrii)
•    Hopbush (Dodonaea viscosa)
•    Paperbag Bush (Salazaria mexicana)
•    Feathery Senna (Senna artemisioides)
•    Parish’s Goldeneye (Viguiera parishii)
•    Trixis (Trixis californica)









Texas Mountain LaurelCassiaBaja Fairyduster

If you’re looking to do some planting this month and want some color, these are good choices to add to your yard.

Contact us if you have any planting questions or if we can help you with adding new plants to your yard.  And, leave us a comment.  We’d love to hear from you!

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  1. I have just begun exploring the world of planting and gardening so I think this article is great!! These choices you have listed are so beautiful … It makes me want to get started right away! Thank you so much!

    • You’re welcome Cassie! I love planting in the spring. Choose some plants that don’t require a lot of care and are hardy and you’ll do great!

  2. Lilly’s are coming through here right now. Going to get a cold snap and snow so they may get hit.

  3. I think we’re past our last cold spell in Tucson. Hope your lilies don’t get damaged.

  4. What beautiful photos! I love Arizona and hope to visit again sometime soon. I saw the most beautiful pink flowers growing out of bedrock in the middle of nowhere. I will always treasure that memory and picture! Thanks!

    • You never know what flowers you’ll find out in the desert. It always amazes me.

    • That’s a Fairy Duster Yvonne. It is beautiful.

  5. After the snow melts in NY, we will begin to investigate what to plant! Nice Pictures!!

    • Thanks Rob! I’m so glad that spring comes early in Arizona.

  6. I love the information on these blooming shrubs. I am excited to learn more about what to plant.

    • You’re welcome Heather! I like that there are so many choices.

  7. I love these photos. It is still in the negative degrees here so I do not think anything can be planted but I can’t wait until it’s spring here.

    • We’re fortunate in Arizona to have warm weather and be able to plant now.

  8. I love blooming shrubs – so cheery and happy feeling. THanks for sharing the names of all those!

    • Robin glad to share! Spending time outside is much more fun when you have all the blooming shrubs to see.

  9. So much is blooming right now and I love it :)

    • Dov – I’m sure you have even more shrubs blooming in Phoenix than we do in Tucson. Lots already blooming.

  10. It’s just starting and it’s lovely already.

  11. I would love to have a green thumb, but grateful for your post, learning this is opening my eyes

    • Try things out and just make sure to follow the information on the planting tag that comes with your plant. It will tell you where to plant it, how much sun it needs and how much water.


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