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[Total: 0   Average: 0/5]You must sign in to vote 5 Great Shrubs To Plant In The Fall Here In Phoenix Are you looking for great shrubs to plant this Fall in our desert? This blog is about what plants are great to plant going into September and October as we cool off here in the Fall of Phoenix. Because we cool off quickly here in the Arizona desert (we reach 60 degrees at night by mid-October), it can make it challenging for shrubs to get established before the winter months which can be hard on some desert plants. These are 5 great examples of hardy shrubs that once established do really well in both the extreem winters and extreem summers here in the Valley of the Sun. There are many more that can do pretty well, but here are 5 we love here at AMS Landscaping. Texas Sage (or Leucophyllum frutescens) have great color twice per year with small purple flowers and stay green all year if watered properly. Here is a great link with more information about this great shrub. amwua.org/plant/texas-sage Flame Honeysuckle (or Anisacanthus quadrifidus v. wrightii) has a pretty orange/red flower with light green leaves and attraced wildlife like hummingbirds. Here is a direct link about these plants amwua.org/plant/flame-honeysuckle Baja Fairy Duster (or Calliandra californica) is a cool shrub that has a dark leaf with a pretty red puffy flower that blooms most of the year. These shrubs get to be about 5 feet tall and here is more information about them amwua.org/plant/baja-fairy-duster Deer Grass (or Muhlenbergia rigens) are cool looking patches of grass that look best when they are planted in groups and are very low maintenance. Check out more about these bushes here amwua.org/plant/deer-grass Trailing Rosemary (or Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Prostratus’) are a small shrub/groundcover that have a […]

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  • Hey Eli, quick question. I'm up north Phoenix and we have very rocky soil. When planting any type of plants (flowers, herbs, shrubs), should we be removing as many rocks as possible prior to planting? I can't obviously remove all the small rocks but will this affect the plant's growth? Thanks!

  • rosendo perez 1 month ago

    Wat can i add on my grass now to make it green somehow its brown and I add plenty of water like about 20 minutes of sprinkler time

  • Christian Hurtado 1 month ago

    Hello, this question is a bit off topic but I was wondering with these heatwave that southern Arizona has been getting when would you suggest to overseed a lawn with ryegrass?

  • Jillian Willsey 1 month ago

    Is there a particular shrub/bush/hedge you recommend for planting around the yard as a border that does well here in the west valley? Looking for something green and classy to keep our yard closed off in the front!

  • Steven Adamczyk 1 month ago

    Thanks for the info Eli!

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