Desert Museum palo verde
Plant Type: Tree, Native
Water Needs: Low 2
Exposure: All day sun
Height: 20 ft. - 30 ft. Width: 20 ft. - 25 ft.
The Succulent Sculpture Garden is for those who prefer a succulent-focused landscape because they love the dramatic look and very low maintenance. Honestly, I visually prefer and would encourage those interested in gardening with succulents to embrace a more balanced approach by combining more flowering desert shrubs and perennials with succulents, as found in our Colorful Desert Garden palette. That approach also provides more habitat for hummingbirds, songbirds, butterflies, and pollinators. However, we know that some people prefer a more minimal approach, so we are providing this palette as an option. Due to identical horticulture and irrigation preferences, plants in this palette and the Colorful Desert palette can also be mixed or combined.
The Succulent Sculpture Garden provides a variety of easy to grow and diverse succulents of various sizes, with just a few accent shrubs and one tree suggestion to pull it all together and help make everything pop. The succulents selected here were done so to provide visual diversity and to provide a list of plants generally easily sourced from local nurseries that carry waterwise plants. However, there are many other options available, and most succulents and cacti have very similar care and irrigation requirements in the garden, so feel free to do some research about other options available at the nurseries you visit and mix in additional succulents as desired.
This plant palette is available as an option for the Waterwise Community Center's Landscape Design Assistance Program. Visit cbwcd.org/desgin for more details.
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