Landscaping Guidelines

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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.

Complete Landscape Guidelines

City of Del Rio's Landscaping Regulations

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.

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