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The Xeric Zone > Foundations > Landscapes, Albuquerque Style
Unusual Plant Locations:
Albuquerque Area (ALL BUT LANDRY NW ARE IN FRONTS, VISIBLE FROM STREET)
Botanical name COMMON NAME ADDRESS / LOCATION NOTES HAVE PHOTO
TREES
Acacia greggii CATCLAW ACACIA 1801 MOUNTAIN RD NW @ NM MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY One in front, on SE in mesquites, thriving - 8 ft tall  
Acer saccharum var. grandidentatum BIGTOOTH MAPLE 500 CARLISLE BLVD NE Front @ corner in lawn - 30 ft tall
" " 3100 TAHITI NE Along street - 25 ft tall  
Olea europea OLIVE 318 SILVER AVE SW @ ST JOHN'S EPISCIPOL CATHEDRAL Protected against west facing inner courtyard wall - 12 ft tall  
Pinus pinea ITALIAN STONE PINE 801 YALE NE @ CORNER OF SIGMA CHI NE Front near street, towering over UNM Latin American Bldg - 50 ft tall
" " ALLEY BETWEEN 7TH AND 8TH ST NW, ALONG CENTRAL AVE N side of alley near Firestone and Friendship Inn - 35 ft tall  
" " 460 SIERRA ST NE E side of street, surrounded with concrete  
" " 2911 GENERAL CHENAULT NE W of street, S of dvwy - 30 ft tall
" " 2114 HOFFMAN DR SE NW corner, by dvwy - 30 ft tall  
Prosopis glandulosa var. glandulosa TEXAS HONEY MESQUITE I-25 BETWEEN BOTH BERNALILLO EXITS, WEST SIDE IN LOW AREA Some drought dieback - 10 - 12 ft tall (REMOVED 2000 FOR PREFAB BLDG)  
" " I-25 S. OF BERNALILLO, 3/10 MILE N OF MILE MARKER 238 Healthy - 10 - 12 ft tall, east side of N bound freeway, N of guardrail
" " 4105 NEW VISTAS CT NW S OF DRIVEWAY, W SIDE OF HOUSE
" " "BIG I" @ I-25 / I-40. SOUTHBOUND LANES, RIGHT SIDE OF SHOULDER Naturalized behind jersey barrier; west side - 8-10 ft tall (REMOVED 2000 FOR NEW "BIG-I")
" " 305 HERMOSA SE / N OF DRIVEWAY ACROSS FROM HOUSE 25 ft tree and thriving, pruned nicely
" " ACROSS FROM CARMELLIA SE AND HWY.66 / S SIDE OF I-40 @ MILE MARKER 168 One 10 ft. tree on slope by fence
" " 1612 COPELAND SW, LOS LUNAS Hanging over side wall in back - 15 ft tall  
" " 8233 RAINTREE DR NE NEW, by front ctyd wall  
" " I-40 EASTBOUND, about 3 MI to WEST OF NINE MILE HILL Growing along S side of access road near a fence  
" " I-40 EASTBOUND, 1/2 MILE E OF MILE MARKER 150 (JUST W OF "SCENIC VIEW 1/2 MILE SIGN") Growing along S side of shoulder, behind guardrail
Botanical name COMMON NAME ADDRESS / LOCATION NOTES HAVE PHOTO
TREES
Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana WESTERN HONEY MESQUITE NM 44, 1 MILE NW OF SAN YSIDRO, NM / S SIDE One 8 ft. tree - in cold air drain by many Tamarisks (REMOVED 1995 FOR ROAD GRADING)
" " RIO BRAVO, W OF BROADWAY One 10', S side median next to E bound lanes
" " NM 44 BETWEEN BERN. AND SAN YSIDRO / N SIDE, MILE MARKERS 16-20 Quite a few 8'-12' scattered in the junipers to the north of the fence
" " HWY. FROM I-40 N TO CANONCITO / 1 MILE SOUTH OF SCHOOL (2-3) 10 ft., scattered in arroyos, colder than Albuq.  
" " E SIDE OF US 89, 1 MILE N OF CAMERON, AZ In an area that has similar climate to Albuq. One 12 ft. tree - gives fall color; several along canyon walls of Little Colorado River
" " W SIDE OF I-25, N END ISLETA PUEBLO Arroyos and bases of hills
" " N SIDE OF I-40, 5 MILES W OF THE RIO PUERCO EXIT In arroyo and along fence - 6-8 ft tall
" " N SIDE OF I-40, 2 MILES E OF LAGUNA PUEBLO Numerous on the S side of hills, also along Rt. 66 - between 6 and 14 ft tall.
" " I-25, N OF MILE MARKER 217 Median - 5' tall X 8' spread  
Prosopis pubescens SCREWBEAN MESQUITE SANDIA BOSQUE RD and Old Hwy 85, S of Bernalillo Clumps @ SW quadrant 50 yards off intersection - several 8-10 ft and thriving (REMOVED 2000-2001)
Prosopis velutina VELVET MESQUITE 1801 MOUNTAIN RD NW @ NM MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Several in front @ SE area - 12 to 18 ft and thriving
" " 13601 ENCANTADO AVE NE Front - W of driveway - 14' and thriving
" " 6024 LANDRY AVE NW Front - open N area
" " I-40 EASTBOUND, 3/4 MILE E OF MILE MARKER 150 (JUST W OF SCENIC VIEW EXIT) Growing along S side of shoulder  
Quercus arizonica ARIZONA WHITE OAK I-25, NEAR ARREY AND DERRY NEAR MI. MRKR. 55 W side of freeway, in valley, near river
Quercus fusiformis ESCARPMENT OR TEXAS LIVE OAK 9003 MATTHEW AVE NE Next to N side of street - 20 ft tall
" " 303 MULBERRY NE - MEDICAL CENTER CTYD Front inside courtyard - too big for tight space  
" " 423 WELLSLEY SE Side, north side of street - 20 ft tall
Botanical name COMMON NAME ADDRESS / LOCATION NOTES HAVE PHOTO
TREES
Quercus suber CORK OAK 1101 DIDDIER, BELEN NM Front, NE 10 ft from garage - 12 ft tall
Quercus virginiana SOUTHERN LIVE OAK 303 MULBERRY NE - MEDICAL CENTER CTYD Front inside courtyard - too big for tight space  
" " 6032 VISTA CAMPO NE Front, in open by street - 30 ft tall
" " 9657 SAN BERNARDINO AVE NE NEW, (3) south and west sides of house
" " WYO. LIBRARY ROSE GARDEN Entry along east parking lot - 12 ft tall
Sambucus mexicana MEXICAN ELDER 1117 ISLETA BLVD SW Front - betw. houses, 15 ft tall  
" " 5020 ISLETA BLVD SW Front - along fence, 10 ft tall  
" " 7205 PRIMROSE NW Nicely pruned - SE of house -10 - 15 ft tall  
" " 6210 COORS SW Front - poorly pruned - 15 ft tall  
" " 3401 GRANDE VISTA NW Front - E side, poorly pruned - 8 ft tall
" " 8601 OSUNA RD NE Front, big specimen - 15 - 20 ft tall
" " 1911 WILLIAM ST SE Front - 10 ft tall
SHRUBS
Ephedra trifurca CANUTILLO ISLETA PUEBLO ON NM 47 NEAR MILE MARKER #38, SLOPE ON E SIDE OF ROAD (NORTH OF TRAFFIC LIGHT) On the north side of a grassy hill - 5 ft tall  
Ericameria laricifolia TURPENTINE BUSH 1801 MOUNTAIN RD NW @ NM MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Front - hidden under desert willow N of E sidewalk
" " 8233 RAINTREE DR NE NEW, Front  
" " 1220 SAGEBRUSH SW, LOS LUNAS NEW, Front  
Fremontodendron californica FLANNEL BUSH 1902 SILVER AVE SE Front - hanging over wall above sidewalk, top of the slope on the east side of the front yard  
Larrea tridentata CREOSOTE BUSH 2308 CALLE DE SANCHO NW Front - W side of lot along street (hand collected off of his family's land near La Joya)
" " 2034 QUAIL RUN DR NE Front, next to walk
" " 1720 QUAIL RUN CT NE Front, between entry walk and SW corner of wall  
" " 1801 MOUNTAIN RD NW @ NM MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Front @ SE area - 8'+, Sonoran Desert variety
" " 13009 ARROYO DE VISTA NE In parkway strip  
" " 911 ANTELOPE NE Front along driveway / 1/2 way to garage  
" " NE of LAGUNA PUEBLO, RIO PUERCO VALLEY A few plants on S face of lava outcrop (According to Aspen at Santa Ana Growers)  
" " 215 GIRARD SE Front  
Botanical name COMMON NAME ADDRESS / LOCATION NOTES HAVE PHOTO
SHRUBS
Larrea tridentata CREOSOTE BUSH 1305 MARQUETTE NE Front, closer to house  
" " ALONG I-25, S AND W OF ISLETA BLVD AND S OF ALBUQUERQUE Locally common along of sand / lava slopes and arroyos: colder than Albuq
" " W SIDE OF MANZANO MTNS. Widely spaced stands at 5500 - 6000 feet on gravelly soil, a little cooler than Albuq
Nerium oleander OLEANDER 12925 MANITOBA NE Front - S wall
" " 5009 GLENWOOD HILLS DR NE Front - NE wall, protected area shaded in winter  
" " 5730 VISTA BONITA NE Front - S wall next to walk  
" " 7133 KIOWA NE Front, S of house / E of driveway - 8' tall  
" " 201 WASHINGTON SE Side, N side of parking lot along wall - 5' tall
" " 9910 TANOAN DR NE Front, N of front door along wood wall - 8' tall  
" " 1213 CENTRAL NW, KNIGHT'S INN Front - S facing
Parthenium incanum MARIOLA RINCONADA CANYON, ALBUQUERQUE; WEST SIDE OF UNSER NW, BETWEEN OURAY NW & WESTERN SKIES NW Locally common on gravelly slopes @ E 1/3 of canyons / S facing
" " 12204 ERIC CT NE Front, S of mailbox
" " 8208 INDIGO CT NE Front by house entry  
Rhus ovata SUGARBUSH 6024 LANDRY AVE NW Several thriving along E side house  
" " 8208 INDIGO CT NE Front by house entry against SE facing wall  
SHRUBS
Salvia dorrii DESERT SAGE 4004 CARLISLE BLVD NE Numerous W side of building under yuccas
Sophora secundiflora TEXAS MTN LAUREL 6410 UPTOWN BLVD NE, CORONADO 6 THEATERS Front, SW side, S facing wall and thriving
ACCENTS AND GRASSES
Agave lechuguilla LECHUGUILLA 717 WAGONTRAIN DR SE Front - in shade of pines  
Ferocactus wislizenii FISHHOOK BARREL 505 MONTE ALTO NE Front, S facing by front door
Muhlenbergia capillaris REGAL MIST GRASS 2416 MORROW AVE NE Front - in rock terrace beds
Botanical name COMMON NAME ADDRESS / LOCATION NOTES HAVE PHOTO
ACCENTS AND GRASSES
Muhlenbergia rigens DEERGRASS 6024 LANDRY AVE NW Front - open N area; underwatered
" " PAINTED CLIFFS REST AREA / ARIZONA WELCOME STATION - WEST OF GALLUP, NM Several along cobble dry stream bed in landscape planting, much colder than Albuq (installed 1994)
" " 8601 SAN MATEO BLVD NE, EWING IRRIGATION In gravel bed, southeast of main store entry - very healthy
" " LOMAS MEDIANS, E OF CARLISLE N side of median among Red Yucca - probably a volunteer within Red Yucca that took over  
Yucca brevifolia JOSHUA TREE 10 JUNIPER HILL NE Front against house - 18 ft tall
Yucca elata SOAPTREE YUCCA I-25, ABOUT MILE MARKER 194 East side of freeway Belen- 2 ft tall, multiple flowers
  " I-25, JUST S OF MILE MARKER 197 Median of freeway, N of N Belen exit  
  " I-25, JUST S OF MILE MARKER 204 Median of freeway, S of Los Lunas exit  
  " I-25, MILE MARKER 220 N of Rio Bravo in median, across from Ethicon - 5 ft tall w/ tall flower stalk
  " I-25, MILE MARKER 221 S of Sunport Blvd in median - 4 ft tall with tall flower stalk
  " 1 MILE S OF NM 47 Beyond RR tracks before Burris Ranch - many 3'-6 trunks @ up to 9' tall