Sierra Vista Area Plant List

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The Sierra Vista Area Plant List, with common name, botanical name, and other plant information
Botanical Namesort descending Common Name Size Water Use Sun Exposure Native Plant? Evergreen? Remarks
Acacia angustissima 'Hirta' Fern Acacia 5' H & W Moderate Full sun, Partial shade Yes No

Deciduous Shrub - May freeze to ground in winter, but will recover - Soak root zone every month or two in summer, less or not at all in winter

Acacia berlandieri Guajillo 5-12'H 5-20'W None to little Full sun No Yes

Tree - Flammable - Marginal - Thornless forms available

Acacia constricta White Thorn Acacia 6 - 20' H & W Little Full sun Yes No

Deciduous Shrub - Bark looks red in winter when wet

Acacia crassifolia Butterfly-leaf Acacia 10-15'H & W Little to moderate Full sun, Partial shade No Yes

Tree - Leaves butterfly-winged shaped

Acacia greggii Catclaw Acacia 15-25'H 15'W None to little Full sun Yes No

Deciduous Tree - Thorns - Shrubby in drought, Treelike with water

Acacia rigidula Blackbrush Acacia 10-15' H&W None to little Full sun No Yes

Semi-Tree or Shrub - Fragrant, pale yellow flowers almost glow on a bright spring day - To train to a single stalk, trim off suckers at base

Acacia smallii Sweet Acacia 10-35'H 15-25'W None to little Full sun No No

Deciduous Tree - Flammable - Marginal - Thorns

Acacia stenophylla Shoestring Acacia 30' H 20' W None to little Full sun No No

Deciduous Tree - Flammable - Marginal - Thornless

Achillea 'moonshine' Moonshine Yarrow 1.5' - 2' H 2' W Little to moderate Full sun No Yes

Perennials - Flame resistant - Silver-gray foliage, deep yellow flowers

Achillea filipendulina Fernleaf Yarrow 4-5'H 3'W Little to moderate Full sun No Yes

Perennial - Deep green fernlike leaves - Bright yellow flowers - Several varieties

Achillea millefolium Common Yarrow See remarks Little to moderate Full sun No Yes

Perennial - Flame resistant - Many varieties of different colors - Spreads by underground runners

Achillea serbica Serbian Yarrow 4" H 15" W Moderate Full sun No Yes

Perennial - Flame resistant - Slow-growing mats of leaves covered with numerous white flowers

Achillea X kellereri Keller's Yarrow 6" H 12 ' W Moderate Full sun No No

Perennial - Flame resistant - Large white flower clusters continue through summer

Achnatherum hymenoides Indian Rice grass 1-2' H & W None to little Full sun No No

Cool season grass - Leaves green in cool weather, golden brown in summer heat - Useful plant in desert landscapes

Agastache spp. Agastache 2-4' H & W Moderate Full sun, Partial shade No No

Perennial - Check nursery for interesting hybrids and water requirements - Reblooms if deadheaded - Favorites with hummingbirds

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