Fragrant, bright yellow puffball flowers. Provides light shade. 12-18' high.
Sweetly fragrant, orange to yellow, puffball flowers. Provides light shade. 15-25' high.
Fragrant, white, puffball flowers. Provides moderate shade. 30-40' high.
Necklace-like seed pods, long narrow green leaves have weeping appearance. Provides light to moderate shade. 20-40' high.
Mexican Bird of Paradise
Bright yellow flower spikes on branch tips. Provides moderate shade. 10-15' high.
Brown seed pods with a chocolate flavor. Provides dense shade. 30-40' high.
Hybrid Palo Verde / 'Desert Museum'
Bright yellow blossoms. Yellow-green bark. Provides light shade. 25-30' high.
Pale yellow blossoms. Yellow-green bark. Provides light shade. 10-20' high and wide.
Cercis canadensis var. mexicana:
Pink flowers mid winter. Heart shaped leaves. Provides moderate shade. 18-25' high.
Large, fragrant flowers are purple to pink to white. Provides light shade. 6-25' high.
Clustered, white flowers with yellow throats. Provides moderate shade. 12-24' high.
Florida Hop Bush
Papery, winged seed capsules. Provides moderate shade. 12-15' high.
Creamy yellow, fragrant flowers. Provides dense shade. 15-30' high.
Eucalyptus species: Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus trees are not recommended because they grow large rapidly and are structurally weak. Owners experience heavy falling limbs (the wood is dense), severe die-back during freezes, and expensive tree-trimming bills to remove dead wood. The trees produce abundant litter from falling leaves, flowers, fruit, bark and branches. The leaves contain a flammable oil. Branches routinely drop during the summer.
Inconspicuous flowers. Provides light to moderate shade. 12-20' high.
Clustered, crinkled, pink, red or white flowers. Provides moderate shade. 30' high.
White puffball flowers, fern-like leaves. Provides light shade. 20' high.
Mandarin Melon Berry
Attractive, red hanging fruit. Provides medium to dense shade. 25' high.
Edible leaves and seedpods. Provides light to light-medium shade. 32-40' high.
Fruit attracts birds. Provides dense shade. 10-50' high.
Flowers bloom spring through fall, many colors available. Provides moderate shade. 3-20' high.
Evergreen. Provides dense shade. 30' high.
Purple and white flowers. Provides moderate shade. 15-30' high.
Blue Palo Verde
Bright yellow blossoms. Blue-green bark. Provides light shade. 25' high.
Fuzzy yellow flowers. Provides moderate to dense shade. 30' high.
Fuzzy cream colored flowers. Provides moderate to dense shade. 20-40' high.
Fragrant, fuzzy yellow flowers. Provides moderate to dense shade. 30-40' high.
Texas Red Oak
Leaves turn red in fall. Provides moderate shade. 30-40' high.
Texas Mountain Laurel
Fragrant violet-blue flowers in drooping clusters. Provides dense shade. 15-25' high.
Fragrant rose-purple flowers. Provides dense shade. 10-15' high.
Clusters of small white flowers. Provides dense shade. 10-30' high.
Delicious fruit. Provides moderate shade. 15-30' high.
Mexican Blue Palm
A fan palm that grows 30-40' high. Spectacular large, pendulent flower plumes.
A fan palm that grows 36-45' high. Pale yellow flowers clustered on long plumes.
Pindo Palm / Jelly Palm
A hardy, trouble-free, feather palm growing 10-12' high. Large sprays of yellow to orange, round to oval edible fruit, with a mixed-fruit flavor. The flower bundle stalks can be clipped before opening to prevent fruit production.
True Date Palm
A feather palm growing 100-120' high. Known for its edible dates.
California Fan Palm
A fan palm that grows 60' high.
The trunks of all trees should be at least
30' from a house to reduce fire danger.
= Wildlife unfriendly.