Landscaping Guidelines

The City of Del Rio experiences frequent droughts and is in a semi-arid climatic zone. With this in mind we encourage the use of drought resistant plants and landscaping techniques that do not consume large quantities of water.

Below is a list of low-water, drought tolerant plants that are approved by the City of Del Rio for landscapes in the Del Rio area.

Annuals

Plants that complete their life cycle in one growing season.

Cacti and Succulents

Plants that have succulent stems and branches with scales or spines instead of leaves and are found especially in dry areas.

Grasses, Turf

Plants that have single or clustered blade like leaves and that spread by seed or along the ground.

Herbs

Plants that have aromatic stems, leaves and seeds.

Ornamental Grasses

Grasses that grow in bunches and have decorative leaves and flowers.

Palms

Plants that have non-woody stems, one growing point, and leaves that are either fan or feather shaped.

Perennials A - L

Plants that live for several years, or come back annually, usually with new berbaceous growth.

Perennials M - Z

Plants that live for several years, or come back annually, usually with new berbaceous growth.

Roses

Plants that have woody, thorny stems and decorative, aromatic flowers

Shrubs - Large

Not taller than 25 feet at maturity.

Shrubs - Medium

Not taller than 10 feet at maturity.

Shrubs - Small

Not taller than 6 feet at maturity.

Trees

Small: 10-25 feet, Medium: 25-40 feet, Large: 40 feet and higher

Vines

Plants that generally have an elongated woody stem and produce decorative, aromatic flowers.

Download the City of Del Rio's Landscaping Regulations here.