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Looking for indestructible shrub or bush for Arizona yard

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Old 08-30-09, 02:47 PM
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Looking for indestructible shrub or bush for Arizona yard

I am looking for a shrub or plant that will thrive in my desert landscape yard in Arizona. Please exclude wild desert plants or cactus. Can someone think of three names that have these qualities:

-hardy and able to withstand intense heat and sun
-drought resistant
-needs little water
-has blossoms or flowers
-pest or disease resistant

I am thinking Bougainvilla for one. Thanks
 
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Old 08-30-09, 02:53 PM
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Oleander grows here without almost any care. More water=more blooms..but they still grow.

I'm up north in Kingman..may be different down in lower hotter areas.
 
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Old 08-30-09, 03:41 PM
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Thanks Gunguy. I am looking up Oleander now on the Internet. I am in Phoenix. Both desert environments except yours is Mojave?
 
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Old 08-30-09, 03:45 PM
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Yeah...yer much hotter normally..and drier...but we took out our sprinkler system last year..and watering every 3 weeks or so seems to be fine.

I'd contact the Master Gardener program down there..see what they recommend.
 
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I am reading about Oleander on Wikipedia. Yep, I have definitely seen this on yards in Phoenix.
 
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