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Low Water Demand Deciduous Shrubs

The City of Arvada Plant List - Low Water Demand Deciduous Shrubs will help you to select drought-tolerant species for your landscaping projects.

 

Common Name

Botanic Name

Great Plains Leadplant

Amorpha canescens

Indigobush Leadplant

Amorpha fruticosa var. angustifolia

Dwarf Leadplant

Amorpha nana

Silver Sagebush

Artemisia cana

Tall Western Sagebush

Artemisia tridentata

Four-Wing Saltbush

Atriplex canescens

Alternate-Leaf Butterfly Bush

Buddleia alternifolia 'Argentea'

Siberian Peashrub

Caragana arborescens

Fern-Leaf Siberian Peashrub

Caragana arborescens 'Lobergii'

Globe Peashrub

Caragana frutex 'Globosa'

Maximowicz Peashrub

Caragana maximowicziana

Blue Mist Spirea

Caryopteris clandonensis (all cultivars)

Mountain Lilac

Ceanothus fendleri

Winterfat

Ceratoides lantana

Little Flowered Mountain Mahogany

Cercocarpus brevifolius

Littleleaf Mountain Mahogany

Cercocarpus intricatus

Curl-leaf Mountain Mahogany

Cercocarpus ledifolius

Common Mountain Mahogany

Cercocarpus montanus

Fernbush

Chamaebatiaria millefolium

Rabbitbrush

Chrysothamnus (all varieties)

Cliffrose

Cowania mexicana

Moonlight Broom

Cytissus 'Moonlight'

Andorra Broom

Cytissus purgans 'Spanish Gold'

Silverberry

Elaeagnus commutata

Autumn Olive

Elaeagnus umbellata

Apache Plum

Fallugia paradoxa

New Mexican Privet

Forestiera neomexicana

Royal Gold Woadwaxen

Genista tinctoria 'Royal Gold'

Sunburst St. Johnswort

Hypericum frondosum 'Sunburst'

Hidcote St. Johnswort

Hypericum 'Hidcote'

Waxflower

Jamesia americana

Beautybush

Kolkwitzia amabilis

Regal Privet

Ligustrum obtusifolium var. regelianum

Cheyenne Privet

Ligustrum vulgare 'Cheyenne'

Upright Privet

Ligustrum vulgare 'Densiflorum'

Lodense Privet

Ligustrum vulgare 'Lodense'

Honeyrose Honeysuckle

Lonicera 'Honeyrose'

Blue Velvet Honeysuckle

Lonicera korolkowii var. floribunda 'Blue Velvet'

Lilac-Flowering Dwarf Honeysuckle

Lonicera syringantha var. wolfii

Arnold Red Honeysuckle

 

Lonicera tatarica 'Arnold Red'

Clavey's Dwarf Honeysuckle

Lonicera xylosteoides 'Clavey's Dwarf'

Miniglobe Honeysuckle

Lonicera xylosteoides 'Miniglobe'

Russian Sage

Perovskia atriplicifolia

Littleleaf Mockorange

Philadelphus microphyllus

American Plum

Prunus americana

Western Sandcherry

Prunus besseyi

Pawnee Buttes Western Sandcherry

Prunus besseyi 'Pawnee Buttes'

Dwarf Russian Almond

Prunus tenella

Antelope Brush

Purshia tridentata

Gambel Oak

Quercus gambelii

Wavy Leaf Oak

Quercus undulata

Smith's Buckthorn

Rhamnus smithii

Fragrant Sumac

Rhus aromatica

Gro-Low Sumac

Rhus aromatica 'Gro-Low'

Smooth Sumac

Rhus glabra

Rocky Mountain Sumac

Rhus glabra var. cismontana

Threeleaf Sumac

Rhus trilobata

Staghorn Sumac

Rhus typhina

Cutleaf Sumac

Rhus typhina 'Laciniata'

Golden Currant

Ribes aureum

Wax Currant

Ribes cereum

Wood's Rose

Rosa woodsii

Silver Buffaloberry

Shepherdia argentea

Russet Buffaloberry

Shepherdia canadensis

Round-leaf Buffaloberry

Shepherdia rotundifolia

Early Lilac (all cultivars)

Syringa hyacinthiflora (all cultivars)

Late Lilac (all cultivars)

Syringa prestoniae (all cultivars)

Common & French Lilac (all cultivars)

Syringa vulgaris (all cultivars)