Category Archives: Desert Plants

We’re Gonna Have Some Desert Willows!

It’s only been a month or six weeks since I walked the rows containing our oldest desert willow trees –  they were just bare branches then.   I was in for a surprise when I was back in that  field this morning!  … Continue reading

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Single Med Fan Palms

Everyone who works with palms knows that the Mediterranean Fan Palm, Chamerops humilis, is a clumping palm.   That means that it grows its main trunk first and then develops “pup” surrounding the trunk 3 or 4 years later.   (See photo below) … Continue reading

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Tree of the Week: Spanish Dagger

Although not technically a tree, our tree of the week is Yucca trecleana, or Spanish Dagger. This is a low water plant commonly found in brush lines and in the ranch country. It has stiff wide leaves with extremely sharp … Continue reading

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Looks like, rains or no rains, desert plants will remain hot items in the years ahead. This yucca rostrata is a nice architectural addition to any low-water planting bed. It likes sandy soils and absolutely, positively will not tolerate wet … Continue reading

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