The parts of a property that are not occupied by fruiting and exotic trees are usually occupied
by landscaping plants.
Ideal plants for landscaping are easy to take care of, attractive, and need
little if any supplemental watering. Hundreds of books have been devoted to desert and xeriscape
gardening, and there are a substantial number of plant varieties that are suitable. However, there is a much
shorter list of standout plants which are the star performers in the typical Phoenix landscape. Anyone who has
lived in Phoenix more the 5 years, or has landscaped a property can rattle off a list of favorites. The links below
lead to categorized lists of exceptional landscaping plants plus some other useful landscaping information. Some plants
have characteristics that fit more than one group and are therefore included more than once.