Medium Water Use Shrubs

Scientific Name Common Name Hgt Width Evergree or Deciduous Hardy and Notes
           
Abelia grandiflora Glossy Abelia 8' 5' Semi-Evergreen  
Amorpha fruticosa False Indigo Bush 10' 5' Deciduous  
Buxus microphylla Japanese Boxwood 4' 4' Evergreen  
Carissa grandiflora Natal Plum 7' 7' Evergreen  
Cotoneaster glaucophyllus Grey leafed Cotoneaster 1' 5' Evergreen  
Cotoneaster horizontalis Rock Cotoneaster 1' 5' Evergreen  
Cotoneaster lacteus "parneyi" Red Clusterberry 6' 8' Evergreen  
Cotoneaster pannosus Silverleaf Cotoneaster 1' 5' Evergreen  
Eriobotrya japonica Loquat 15' 15' Evergreen Marginal
Feijoa sellowiana Pineapple Guava 18' 18' Evergreen  
Forsythia intermedia Forsythia 5' 5' Deciduous  
Hamelia patens Firebush 3' 2' Deciduous Marginal
Hibiscus syriacus Rose of Sharon 10' 4' Deciduous  
Ilex altaclarensis Wilson Holly 8' 8' Evergreen  
Ilex chinensis Chinese Holly 10' 8' Evergreen  
Ilex cornuta Burford Holly 4' 3' Evergreen  
Ilex vomitoria Yaupon Holly 15' 10' Evergreen  
Ipomoea leptophylla Bush Morning Glory 3' 5' Deciduous  
Juniperus chinensis Shrubby cultivars 5' 10' Evergreen  
Juniperus scopulorum Shrubby cultivars 8' 8' Evergreen  
Juniperus virginiana Shrubby cultivars 6' 12' Evergreen  
Lagerstroemia indica Crepe Myrtle 20' 15' Deciduous
Ligustrum japonicum Wax Leaf Ligustrum 10' 8' Evergreen  
Lonicera fragrantissima Winter honeysuckle 5' 5' Deciduous  
Lycium torreyii Wolfberry 4' 5' Semi-Evergreen  
Mahonia aquifolium var. aquifolium Oregon Grape Holly 6' 4' Evergreen  
Malvaviscus drummondii (M. arboreus) Turk's Cap 3' 5' Evergreen  
Myrtus communis Common Myrtle 5' 5' Deciduous  
Nandina domestica Heavenly Bamboo 5' 3' Evergreen  
Pavonia lasiopetala Rose Pavonia 3' 2' Perennial  
Photinia fraseri Red Tip Photinia 12' 10' Evergreen  
Photinia serrulata Chinese Photonia 20' 10' Evergreen  
Pittosporum tobira Japanese Mock Orange 6' 6' Evergreen  
Platycladus orientalis (Thuja orientalis) Oriental Arborvitae 15' 15' Evergreen  
Podocarpus macrophyllus Japanese Yew 15' 8' Evergreen  
Poliomintha longiflora Mexican Oregano 3' 2' Semi-Evergreen  
Prunus besseyi Western Sandcherry 4' 6' Deciduous  
Punica granatum Pomegranate 15' 10' Deciduous  
Pyracantha spp. Pyracantha 8' 8' Deciduous  
Raphiolepis indica Indian Hawthorne 4' 4' Evergreen  
Rosa spp. Rose 4' 2' Evergreen  
Rosa woodsii Wild Rose 5' 8' Deciduous Invasive
Robinia neomexicana New Mexico Locust 6' 6' Deciduous  
Salvia azurea var. grandiflora Pitcher's Blue Sage 3' 2' Evergreen  
Salvia greggii Autumn Sage 3' 2' Semi-Evergreen  
Syringa persica Persian Lilac 6' 6' Deciduous  
Viburnum plicatum Japanese Snowball 15' 15' Deciduous  
Xylosma congestum Shiny Xylosma 8' 8' Evergreen  

Ornamentals for Far West Texas Index