Drought Tolerant Trees Southwest. This list is for those looking for trees that will do well in the desert Southwest area.
The Honey Mesquite tree – Prosopis glandulosa. It will grow about 30 ft. tall and wide. Deciduous and will grow sweet bean-like pods. Want to see the Honey Mesquite tree in your landscape area? Submit your Garden Photo.
USDA Zones 6 – 9
The Palo Verde Tree – Parkinsonia aculeata. Will grow to about 40 ft. tall and wide. The Common Palo Verde does produce thorns but not the Desert Museum variety.
USDA Zones 8 – 9
The Live Oak Tree Quercus virginiana – About 50 tall and wide larger after 30 years or so. Moderate Water after being well established. Typically about 4-5 years after initial planting.
USDA Zones 7 – 10
The Vitex Tree – agnus-castus . Also called the Chaste tree. Growth rate about 20 ft. tall and wide. Sometimes larger after 40-50 years of growth. Deciduous and drought are tolerant.
USDA Zone 5 – 9
Afghan Pine – Pinus Eldarica. Also called the Mondell, and Desert Pine.
Grows up to 60ft. tall and 30ft wide. It will drop lots of pine needles and cones.
USDA Zone 6 – 8
Chinese Push Pistache – Probably one the hardiest trees in and around the Southwest area. Drought tolerant and will turn a burgundy red color in Autumn. Deciduous and will grow about 40 ft. tall and wide.
USDA Zone 6 – 9
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