water conservation arizona landscape plants
From the bold, armored leaves of the agaves to the delicate foliage of the fragrant-flowered acacias, landscape plants greatly enhance our urban landscapes in the Arizona desert. In our region of the Sonoran Desert, hundreds of low-water-use plants are available that vary in color, texture, form, and function. The purpose of this booklet is to help you select from the best of these plants to create an attractive, water efficient landscape.

To find the perfect plant:
  • Browse through PLANT CATEGORIES (at top),
  • Enter a specific plant in the PLANT SEARCH box (at top under Plant Categories)
  • Find plant combinations by doing an ADVANCED SEARCH.
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visit Plant Something .org to find Arizona Nurseries that sell low water use plants
Trees
trees that have low water use
Shrubs
shrubs for desert landscapes
Groundcovers
groundcover that have low water use
Vines
vines for desert landscapes
Cactus
cacti that have low water use
Succulents
succulents for desert landscapes
Grasses
grasses that have low water use
Perennials
ornamentals plants for desert landscapes
Annuals
annuals for desert landscapes