Texas Mountain Laurel (Sophora secundiflora) Hardy and heat tolerant in Phoenix, this Southwestern native evergreen shrub or smal tree is slow growing to 15 ft. tall, making good border shrubs or patio trees. The wisteria like violet flowers of the Sophora are grape bubblegum scented and bloom early April in Phoenix.
10 RED CUMBERLAND AZALEA Rhododendron Cumberlandense Bush Shrub Flower Seeds BLOOMS: Spring HARDINESS ZONE: 5 - 8 PLANT HEIGHT: 36 - 48 . . . PLANT SPACING: 24 - 36" LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Light Shade . . . SOIL / WATER: Average These bushes are completely covered in blooms in springtime, and the Cumberland Azalea is a late blooming species. Paired with other Azaleas, you can really prolong the bloom season. This North American native will attract bees, birds, and butterflies to your garden.