Woolly Butterfly Bush – Buddleia marrubifolia

As the common name suggests, Woolly Butterfly Bush is a butterfly favorite, and will have them massing around its slightly fragrant, ball-shaped clusters of flowers from March through August. This evergreen shrub is tolerant of burning sun and scorching heat, and extreme drought only intensifies the beautiful, silvery sheen of the plant’s soft, fuzzy, grey-green…

Wolfberry – Lycium fremontii

Wolfberry is a drought-deciduous shrub that is a nearly effortless addition to the naturalistic landscape. Older, established plants can tolerate fairly long periods of little to no water. This low maintenance shrub can be a wonderful privacy hedge due to its dense growth habit and intricate branching structure. In late winter and spring, it gets…

Whitethorn Acacia – Acacia constricta

Whitethorn Acacia is often prized for its usefulness as a low-maintenance barrier or buffer plant when allowed to grow naturally under desert conditions, but this plant’s versatility and hardiness make it a worthy contender for many additional spots in your garden! If left to its own devices, Whitethorn Acacia will form a thicket of thorny…

Willow Acacia – Acacia salicina

This tough, thornless Australian evergreen really loves the heat and is considered one of the cleaner trees for use around pools and near walkways, where its graceful weeping form can be showcased. It gives excellent shade and serves well as a tall screen, while also being a perfect selection for street-sides, medians, natural areas, and…