Architectural Review Committee Recommended Trees & Plants

The Architectural Review Committee (ARC) of the Portillo Ridge HOA has outlined the landscaping requirements and restrictions for Portillo Ridge. To read the complete 2017 Architectural Review Committee Guidelines, click HERE.

Examples of trees and bushes which will grow in the Green Valley climate and that are acceptable within the Architectural Review Committee Guidelines are listed below.

NOTE: This list is NOT an all-inclusive approved bushes and trees list.

Common Name

Botanical Name

Height

Width

Evergreen Patio Trees

Bottlebrush Tree

Callistemon citrinus

15

10

Acacia, Guajillo

Acacia berlandieri

12

12

Kidneywood

Eysenhardtia orthocarpa

18

15

Pineapple Guava

Feijoa sellowiana

15

15

Greg Ash (Goodding Ash)

Fraxinus greggli (F goodgingii)

18

15

Texas Mountain Laurel

Sophora secundiflora

15

10

Dense Shrubby Tree for Screening

Hackberry, Desert

Celtis pallida

15

10

Texas Persimmon

Diospyros texana

15

15

Hopseed Bush, Green

Dondonaea viscosa

15

10

Oak, Desert Scrub

Quercus turbinellia

8

12

Sugar Sumac

Rhus Ovata

15

15

Chisos Rosewood

Vauquelinia augustifolia

15

10

Trees for Desert Landscape

Acacia, Catclaw

Acacia greggli

15

20

Palo Verde, Foothills

Cercidium microphylum

15

15

Desert Willow

Chilopsis linearisLucretea Hamilton’

18

18

 

There are many other sources (books, the internet, the Green Valley Garden Club, advice from plant nurseries, etc.) which HOA members can consult to identify suitable plants. A few websites which might prove helpful are listed below.

Desert USA

Desert-Tropicals

Garden Web Forums

Horticulture Unlimited Inc.