Oak, Quercus spp.

Oak, Quercus spp.

Full Sun Medium Water Mature Size: 25-60’X 15-60’ Many species of oak grow well through- out most of New Mexico. Gambel Oak (Quercus gambelii) is a moderate-sized tree that’s native from Southern Colorado through the canyons and foothills of New Mexico and Arizona. It...
Desert Willow, Chilopsis linearis

Desert Willow, Chilopsis linearis

Full Sun Rainwater Only Mature Size: 8-20’X 10-15’ Blooming Season: May-July Flower Color: Pale pink to rosy purple A sturdy, heat-loving tree that’s native to warm deserts, especially in arroyos. Grows well in New Mexico’s lowlands, but may not be suited to...
Velvet Mesquite, Prosopis velutina

Velvet Mesquite, Prosopis velutina

Full Sun Rainwater Only Mature Size: 15-30’X 10-25’ Blooming Season: May-June Flower Color: Yellow The various species of mesquite are trees synonymous with the desert Southwest. All are slow to leaf out in the spring, but they make up for their tardiness with...
Netleaf Hackberry, Celtis reticulata

Netleaf Hackberry, Celtis reticulata

Full Sun Low Water Mature Size: 25’X 25’ A young Netleaf Hackberry passes through a rather ungainly adolescence, but with a little pruning, like a butterfly from a chrysalis, it emerges as a sculptural small shade tree that provides habitat for butterflies and...