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ZiaScapes - Xeric Plant Guide

Evergreen Trees


Fir, White
The white fir has a pyramidal shape with horizontal branching.  It will cast dense shade which can kill turf grass.  Foliage is a wonderful blue grey color.
 

Exposure

Full Sun
Soil Type Any, well drained
Height 40 - 50 feet
Width 15  - 20  feet
Drought Tolerance High


 


Juniper, Spartan
This great looking, rapidly growing evergreen juniper forms a densely branched columnar form.  Very  useful as screen or windbreak and an excellent choice for sheared topiary.

Exposure

Full Sun
Soil Type Any, well drained
Height 15 feet
Width 3 - 5 feet
Drought Tolerance High



 


Juniper, Wichita Blue
This hardy evergreen has a broadly pyramidal shape.  The attractive brilliant bright blue foliage is retained year around.

Exposure

Full Sun, partial shade
Soil Type Any, well drained
Height 9 feet
Width 4 feet
Drought Tolerance High



 


Pine, Afghan

This Evergreen pine has sturdy branches and soft needles. The branches are spaced apart and gives this tree a more open appearance, and has a mild fragrance. Drought, heat, and wind tolerant once established. Grows in hot, dry climates and tolerates the cold.
 

Exposure

Full Sun / Part Shade
Soil Type Any, well drained
Height 20 feet
Width 15 feet
Drought Tolerance High



 


Pine, Austrian

Austrian Pine is densely branched, producing long dark needles.  It is a fast growing Evergreen Conifer and will tolerate both limestone or acidic soil, dry rocky locations and windy conditions.  Good for thick screens and windbreaks.
 

Exposure

Full Sun / Part Shade
Soil Type Any, well drained
Height 40 - 50 feet
Width 20 - 40 feet
Drought Tolerance High



 


Pine, Pinon
The Pinon Pine is a handsome tree with a pyramidal shape and rich blue-green needles that grow in bundles of 2 or 3.  The cones are rounded with thick scales 1 1/2 inches long. The large seeds (nuts) are edible
 

Exposure

Full Sun
Soil Type Any, well drained
Height 20 - 30 feet
Width 15 - 20 feet
Drought Tolerance High



 


Spruce, Colorado Blue
The Colorado Blue Spruce are deer resistant and are often used for wind breaks.  Their silvery-blue needles are prickly to the touch and aromatic

Exposure

Full Sun
Soil Type Any, well drained
Height 50 - 75feet
Width 25 feet
Drought Tolerance Low



 


Spruce, Dwarf Albert
Very light, compact growth habit. Slow growing, about 2 to 4 inches per year, to a mature height of 8 feet. Spread to 4 feet. Good for rock gardens, bonsai, small areas, or planter
 

Exposure

Full Sun
Soil Type Any, well drained
Height 8 feet
Width 4 feet
Drought Tolerance High
 

 

Spruce, Norway
A medium to large tree with conical form.  Great for privacy or show it's the ultimate wind barrier.  Glistening evergreen color lasts year round.
 

Exposure

Full Sun / Part shade
Soil Type Any, well drained
Height 50 - 80 feet
Width 20  - 40  feet
Drought Tolerance Moderate


 

At ZiaScapes we are dedicated to designing, installing and maintaining the finest Xeriscapes in New Mexico. We are very aware of the drought conditions that currently exist in our area and select our plants for their hardiness under these conditions. We also support the efforts of the Village of Ruidoso to conserve our most precious resource - our water.

If we can assist you with your landscaping needs, please call us at 575-336-7674.
There is no charge for your initial landscaping consultation.

Visit our Nursery & Demo Gardens
1110 State Highway 48
Alto, NM 88312
575-336-7674
www.ziascapes.com

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