Indigenous/Desert Appropriate Plants for ESL


Indigenous Plant List (PDF)

This list was compiled by the city of Scottsdale to be used in conjunction with the Environmentally Sensitive Lands Ordinance (ESLO) regulations in the Zoning Ordinance. These plants may be used for re-vegetation in Natural Area Open Space (NAOS) areas and in right-of-way as well, as any landscape areas.

Recommended Plants For Enclosed Areas

Recommended Plants For Enclosed Areas (PDF)

These plants may be used in areas enclosed by a three foot or higher opaque fence, such as backyards, and courtyards. This plant list is by no means all inclusive, other non-indigenous plants may be used, but if it has the potential to reach a mature height greater than twenty (20) feet it is not allowed.

Contact Information

City of Scottsdale - One Stop Shop
7447 E. Indian School Road, Suite #105
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
P: 480-312-2500

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