Want Color in November in Your Desert Garden?

The weather is cooling and winter brings a lot of dead looking dormant plants in yards.  Take a look outside.  Things might not look bad yet.  But, viagra buy  once the temperatures drop, most plants will be closing down and going dormant for the winter.  If you’d like to add some color that blooms in the Fall and Winter and liven up your yard for the holidays, you can do it with the right plants. Here are some good shrub options.

BARBERRY – This 5×5′ shrub is evergreen and has yellow flowers that bloom from late winter to spring.  It makes a good informal hedge and attracts birds.

BLACK DALEA – 3×4′ shrub is semi-evergreen to 15 degrees with rose-purple clusters of flowers that bloom from the fall to early winter.  Quails are attracted to it.

WEEPING DALEA – 3×4′ shrub that has a spreading shape and is evergreen.  It has purple clusters of flowers that bloom from the fall to the spring.

RED EREMOPHILA – 4×5′ rounded evergreen shrub with red tubular flowers that bloom from late winter to spring.  This plant attracts hummingbirds.

CHUPAROSA – 4×4′ sprawling plant that is semi-evergreen with orange to red tubular flowers that bloom from late winter to spring.  It attracts hummingbirds too.

RED JUSTICIA –  3×3′ sprawling evergreen shrub.  It has bright red flowers that bloom from the fall to the spring.  It can be used in containers.

GREEN FEATHERY SENNA – 6×6′ round and airy shrub with yellow clusters of flowers that bloom from late winter to spring.

These shrubs can add winter color to your yard and make it more inviting.  Tucson is one of the best places to enjoy the outdoors during the fall and winter since our weather is so great.  So, you might as well have some nice plants to enjoy too.

Next week we will post winter flowers that look great in a desert landscape.

Deborah Munoz-Chacon

Sonoran Oasis Landscaping

(520) 370-5697

Black Dalea - aggiehorticulture.org photo

Black Dalea – aggiehorticulture.org photo

 

Red justicia - delang.org photo

Red justicia – delang.org photo

 

 

Chuparosa - Desert Horizon Nursery photo

Chuparosa – Desert Horizon Nursery photo

 

Barberry - nmsateuniv.org photo

Barberry – nmsateuniv.org photo

 

Green feathery senna - AMWUA.org photo

Green feathery senna – AMWUA.org

Weeping Dalea - cals-arizona.edu photo

Weeping Dalea – cals-arizona.edu photo

Red Eremophila - droughttolerantplants.com photo

Red Eremophila – droughttolerantplants.com photo

 


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  1. Thank you so much for putting the pictures. I never know the names of the bushes or plants that I like, especially the “real” name of them. This is really helpful for knowing what to plant for winter color.

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