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A deciduous water-loving tree with broad crown and sweeping branches. Found predominantly in valleys and canyons along waterways, especially in southeastern part of the state along the Green, San Juan, and Colorado rivers and the tributaries that feed them. Grows at elevations of 2, to feet, lives 30 to 50 years on average, but can live as long years. Light green in spring and summer, golden yellow in fall.
For any tree enthusiast, be it homeowner, landscaper, recreationist, traveler, or student, who has needed a comprehensive, user-friendly guide to the trees of. A Guide to the Trees of Utah and the Intermountain West. This book covers tree identification, interesting facts about tree species and cultivars, and uses of trees .
Bark: Light green and smooth on young trunks; thick, coarse, and gray with deep ridges on older specimens. Twigs: Light green, stout, hairless. Fruit: Light brown, egg-shaped pods; contain several cottony seeds, carried by wind, resemble flitting snowflakes in a stolid spring breeze. Survival tip: Run out of water in the Utah desert? Look for a snaking line of cottonwoods on a valley floor, a solid indicator of water and shade.
A usually bushy evergreen, with rounded crown, forked trunk and spreading branches. Grows at elevations of 4, to 8, feet, lives on average to years, though the oldest in Utah is believed to be 1, years.
Distinguishable from the Rocky Mountain juniper by its short twigs and shrub-like appearance. Bark: Gray to rust-colored, fibrous, furrowed, shreddy. Twigs: Stout, remain covered with overlapping leaves for years.
A graceful evergreen cypress with straight trunk, narrow, pointed crown and slender branches of aromatic green and drooping foliage; often symmetrical, branching from the ground up. Grows at elevations of 5, to 9, feet, found in mixed forests of Douglas fir and Gambel oak, ponderosa pine, pinyon, and Utah juniper, though more common in the Wasatch and Uinta ranges than in the desert regions.
Bark: Rusty brown, thin, fibrous, furrowed, shreddy. The book discusses how to approach native gardening and landscape design in these regions, and provides detailed descriptions and full-color pictures of a number of plants, as well as indigenous plant charts and a regional zone map.
Available at: Your local bookstore, or Powells. Native Plants for Southwestern Landscapes by Judy Mielke Published by: University of Texas Press In simple enough language for the beginning gardner, with helpful information for the professional landscaper, Judy Mielke describes over plants trees, shrubs, vines, groundcovers, cacti, wildflowers, you name it native to the desert regions of the southwestern U. Plant descriptions include soil, water, light, temperature, and pruning requirements, landscape design use, and color photographs.
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Natural by Design: Beauty and Balance in Southwest Gardens by Judith Phillips Published by: Museum of New Mexico Press Plant grower and landscape designer Phillips takes her readers on an illustrated tour of native gardens in a variety of southwestern ecosystems: upland forests, desert grasslands, riparian oases, arid city plots.
Anyone interested in gardening and the environment in the dry regions of the intermountain West can appreciate Phillips' insights and advice on how to design a beautiful, low-maintenance garden of native and adaptive, water-conservative plants.
Phillips includes an especially helpful section on effective plant combinations.