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Moderate Water Demand Deciduous Shrubs

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


Common Name Botanic Name

Amur Maple

Acer ginnala

Bailey Compact Amur Maple

Acer ginnala ' Bailey Compact'

Compact Amur Maple

Acer ginnala ' Compactum'

Emerald Elf Amur Maple

Acer ginnala ' Emerald Elf'

Flame Amur Maple

Acer ginnala 'Flame'

Tatarian Maple

Acer tataricum

Saskatoon Serviceberry

Amelanchier alnifolia

Regent Serviceberry

Amelanchier alnifolia 'Regent'

Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry

Amelanchier 'Autumn Brilliance'

Shadblow Serviceberry

Amelanchier canadensis

Mentor Barberry

Berberis mentorensis

Red Leaf Barberry

Berberis thunbergii 'Atropurpurea'

Bagatelle Barberry

Berberis thunbergii ' Bagatelle'

Crimson Pygmy Barberry

Berberis thunbergii 'Crimson Pygmy'

Rose Glow Barberry

Berberis thunbergii 'Rose Glow'

Butterfly Bush

Buddleia davidii cultivars

Flowering Quince

Chaenomeles cultivars

Cranberry Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster apiculatus

Tom Thumb Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster apiculatus 'Tom Thumb'

Coral Beauty Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster dammeri 'Coral Beauty'

Spreading Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster divaricatus

Rock Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster horizontalis

Ground Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster horizontalis perpusillus

Peking Cotoneaster

Cotoneaster lucidus

Rock Spirea

Holodiscus dumosus

Twinberry Honeysuckle

Lonicera involucrata

Lewis Mockorange

Philadelphus lewisii

Mountain Ninebark

Physocarpus monogynus


Physocarpus opulifolius & cultivars


Potentilla fruticosa cultivars

Ground Cherry

Prunus fruticosa

Nanking Cherry

Prunus tomentosa

Native Chokecherry

Prunus virginiana

Shubert Chokecherry

Prunus virginiana 'Shubert'

Fern-Leaf Buckthorn

Rhamnus frangula 'Asplenifolia'

Columnar Buckthorn

Rhamnus frangula 'Columnaris'

Alpine Currant Ribes alpinum

Green Mound Currant

Ribes alpinum ' Green Mound'

Red Lake Currant

Ribes 'Red Lake'

Pixwell Gooseberry

Ribes 'Pixwell'

Red Jacket Gooseberry

Ribes uva crispa 'Red Jacket'

Shrub Rose

Rosa (All Shrub Roses)

Siberian Spirea

Siberaea laevigata

Ash-Leaf False Spirea

Sorbaria sorbifolia

White Snowberry

Symphoricarpos albus

Hancock Coralberry

Symphoricarpos chenaultii 'Hancock'

Magic Berry Coralberry

Symphoricarpos doorenbosii 'Magic Berry'

White Hedge Snowberry

Symphoricarpos doorenbosii 'White Hedge'

Western Snowberry

Symphoricarpos occicentalis

Red Coralberry

Symphoricarpos orbiculatus

Mountain Snowberry

Symphoricarpos oreophilus

Chinese Lilac

Syringa chinensis

Miss Kim Lilac

Syringa patula 'Miss Kim'

Late Lilac

Syringa villosa

Wayfaringtree Viburnum

Viburnum lantana

Mohican Viburnum

Viburnum lantana 'Mohican'

Nannyberry Viburnum

Viburnum lentago

Alleghany Leatherleaf Viburnum

Viburnum rhytidophylloides 'Alleghany'