There are a variety of full sun Arizona shrubs that can provide your landscape with color, texture, and definition. Here are some of our favorites!
Agave is a striking plant with its spiky leaves and rosette shape. It’s perfect for adding texture and interest to any full-sun landscape. Agave is also drought tolerant and requires very little maintenance.
Aloe trees are a beautiful sight. Their flowers are large, showy, and come in a variety of colors. While they are most commonly seen in shades of yellow, orange, and red, aloe tree flowers can also be white or pink. The petals are thick and fleshy, and the center of the flower is often filled with nectar. This makes aloe tree flowers a popular choice for bees and other pollinators. However, aloe tree flowers are also known for their medicinal properties. The gel from aloe vera plants is often used to soothe burns and wounds, and it is thought that the flowers may have similar properties. In addition, aloe tree flowers are sometimes used in traditional medicine to treat digestive problems. As a result, aloe tree flowers are not only beautiful, but also beneficial to our health.
Angelita Daisy is a beautiful shrub that blooms yellow flowers from spring to summer. It thrives in full sun and is drought tolerant. The Angelita Daisy shrub is easy to trim and can be used as low growing hedges.
Arizona Yellow Bells
Arizona Yellow Bells are full sun, upright shrubs often used for focal points or fence borderlines. Known for their large, yellow trumpet-shaped flowers and green leaves, this shrub is popular in hot, dry climates!
Autumn Sage is a small perennial shrub with strong red, coral, or hot pink flowers. Once this shrub is established it is drought tolerant and attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.
Bird of Paradise
Bird of Paradise is a tropical plant that is known for its stunning flowers that resemble birds in flight. It thrives in full sun and can reach heights of up to 6 feet. Bird of Paradise is also drought tolerant.
Calliandra is a beautiful shrub that blooms red, pink, or white flowers from spring to summer. It thrives in full sun and can reach heights of up to 8 feet. Calliandra is extremely drought resistant.
Cape Honeysuckle is a beautiful evergreen shrub that blooms orange or red flowers from spring to fall. It thrives in full sun and can be used as a vine, bush, topiary, or even as a small privacy hedge. Cape Honeysuckle is also drought tolerant.
A member of the legume family, Dalea is a drought-tolerant shrub that can reach up to six feet in height. It produces small, purple flowers that attract bees and other pollinators, making it a great choice for those who are looking to add a little bit of color to their landscape.
Penstemon grows to about four feet in height and produces spikes of small, blue, or purple flowers that bloom from spring through fall. Most varieties will reseed in the landscape and are often used for gardens, rock accents, and open desert areas.
Texas Sages are drought-tolerant shrubs that produce clusters of small, blue, or purple flowers. They can reach up to six feet in height and thrive on full sun. This cold hardy plant will keep your yard looking vibrant spring-fall!
Verbena is a drought-tolerant shrub that can reach up to four feet in height that requires regular watering every week for the best results. It produces clusters of small, pink, or purple flowers that bloom from spring through fall.
Yucca is an evergreen shrub that produces spikes of white flowers that bloom from spring through summer and attracts hummingbirds. Yucca is also drought-tolerant and does not require extensive pruning.
These 13 shrubs are all great options for adding color and interest to your Arizona landscape. With their ability to thrive in our state’s hot, dry climate, they are sure to be low maintenance additions to your yard that will provide beauty for years to come!
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