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 Desert Jewels Nursery 

 Trees & Vines 

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Incense cedar

Calocedrus decurrens 

Region

W

Flower Color

Flower Time

Fruit

Evergreen

Yes

Xeric

Yes

Size

Up to 150 feet

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Western white clematis

Clematis ligusticifolia

This rampant vine can cover a chain link fence, and provide privacy in just a couple of years. Clusters of dainty white flowers are followed by showy puffs of fringed seeds.

Region

L, R, W, M

Flower Color

white

Flower Time

Summer

Fruit

yes

Evergreen

no

Xeric

very

Size

Up to 20' long.

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Water Birch

Betula occidentalis

A beautiful, slightly weeping, round topped tree for a moist site or bioswale.

Region

L

Flower Color

inconspicuous

Flower Time

spring

Fruit

catkin

Evergreen

no

Xeric

no

Size

20' tall

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Rocky Mountain Juniper

Juniperus scopulorum

Hardy, slow growing tree with an open, upright growth form. The berries are an important food for birds and small animals.

Region

L, R, W

Flower Color

inconspicuous

Flower Time

spring

Fruit

yes

Evergreen

yes

Xeric

very

Size

15 - 20 ft. tall & 10 - 15 ft. wide

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Orange Honeysuckle

Lonicera ciliosa

Vining honeysuckle with orange flowers loved by hummingbirds. Moderate water use. Full sun to part shade. Wants to climb trees, but can be pruned. Can tolerate dry shade.

Region

L, R

Flower Color

orange

Flower Time

Summer

Fruit

yes

Evergreen

no

Xeric

no

Size

8+ ft.

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