Landscape Plants for the Arizona Desert

Arizona Municipal Water Users Association

Foliage

Color describes the plant's overall color, such as medium green or gray-green.

Texture indicates the general appearance of leaves and flowers. Examples are small fine-textured leaves or large, coarse leaves. Plants with different leaf colors and textures provide contrast and interest to the landscape.

Evergreen plants keep their leaves all year. Deciduous plants lose their leaves in winter.