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Lavender Cotton
Banana Yucca
Creosote Bush
Lavender Cotton

Common name: Lavender Cotton
Botanical name: Santolina chamaecyparissus

This evergreen groundcover-small shrub will grow to 3' x 2'. It has small, silvery-gray aromatic leaves. Yellow button-like flowers bloom in the summer. Occasional pruning will help it to maintain shape.

Banana Yucca

Common name: Banana Yucca
Botanical name: Yucca baccata

Evergreen clumping yucca grows at a moderate rate to 3' x 5'. Leaves are blue-green and have sharp tips. White clusters of flowers appear on tall stalks spring to summer. Accepts full sun. Striking show of flowers. Effective security plant. Very frost tolerant. Native to the southwest U.S. and Mexico.

Creosote Bush

Common name: Creosote Bush
Botanical name: Larrea tridentata

Open, angular evergreen shrub grows to 6'x 6'. Dark green, foliage is fragrant after a rain. One of the most abundant plants in the southwest desert. Extremely drought tolerant. Good informal screen. Native to North American deserts.

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