Albuquerque's Big-I landscaping project
I read in the paper recently that albuquerque is planning a 10 million landscaping project along the 'Big I'. The newspaper noted that the plants were mostly natives. Then they mention a few that makes me wonder. They have eastern redbud and palm yucca (yucca faxonia). Now I'm wondering why they couldn't find a 'native' small tree that was native to nm (or at least near nm). I can think of a few . As for tree yuccas, why not soaptree yucca(yucca elata)? That would've made the most sense. Yucca faxonia, although very popular in abq, is native to a small area in west texas last time I checked. Maybe because they can't find suitable size specimens for yucca elata because of it's taproot... not sure. The mayor said when you see it you'll know your in new mexico. Eastern redbud?