With Nevada and California experiencing one of the worst droughts ever, the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) put together a list of trees that are commonly adaptable to the Las Vegas landscape.

The trees mentioned are listed below. Underlined entries indicate that a tree is what the SNWA considers bulletproof, meaning they require little water or maintenance, are non-invasive and generally tolerant to the harsh heat, cold and wind found in Las Vegas.

  1. African Sumac
  2. Aleppo Pine
  3. Argentine Mesquite
  4. Arizona Ash
  5. Arizona Cypress
  6. Arizona Sycamore
  7. Australian Willow
  8. Bay Laurel
  9. Bismarck Palm
  10. Black Locust
  11. Blue Atlas Cedar
  12. Blue Elderberry
  13. Blue Palo Verde
  14. Bottle Tree
  15. Bradford Pear
  16. Bur Oak
  17. California Fan Palm
  18. California Pepper Tree
  19. Canary Island Date Palm
  20. Carob Tree
  21. Cathedral Live Oak
  22. Cat’s Claw Acacia
  23. Chaste Tree
  24. Chilean Mesquite
  25. Chinese Date/Jujube
  26. Chinese Flame Tree
  27. Chinese Pistache
  28. Chinquapin Oak
  29. Chir Pine
  30. Chitalpa
  31. Colorado Mesquite
  32. Common Hackberry
  33. Coolibah Tree
  34. Cork Oak
  35. Crape Myrtle
  36. Date Palm
  37. Deodar Cedar
  38. Desert Museum Palo Verde
  39. Desert Willow
  40. Eastern Redbud
  41. Escarpment Oak
  42. Eucalyptus/Gum Tree
  43. Fan-Tex/Rio Grande Ash
  44. Foothills Palo Verde
  45. Golden Ball Lead Tree
  46. Goldenrain Tree
  47. Heritage Live Oak
  48. High Rise Live Oak
  49. Holly Oak
  50. Honey Locust
  51. Idaho Locust
  52. Italian Cypress
  53. Japanese Blueberry
  54. Japanese Pagoda Tree
  55. Japanese/Sawleaf Zelkova
  56. Kidneywood
  57. Lacebark Elm
  58. Littleleaf Ash
  59. London Plane Tree, Sycamore
  60. Loquat
  61. Mastic Tree
  62. Mediterranean Fan Palm
  63. Mexican Blue Palm
  64. Mexican Buckeye
  65. Mexican Fan Palm
  66. Mexican Palo Verde
  67. Mexican Sycamore
  68. Modesto Ash
  69. Mondell/Afghan Pine
  70. Mulga Acacia
  71. Native/Velvet Mesquite
  72. Netleaf Hackberry
  73. Ornamental Pear
  74. Pindo Palm
  75. Prairie/Flameleaf Sumac
  76. Purple Robe Locust
  77. Raywood Ash
  78. Red Push Pistache
  79. Red Rock Oak
  80. Screwbean Mesquite
  81. Shoestring Acacia
  82. Shumard Oak
  83. Silver Dollar Gum
  84. Silver Mountain Laurel
  85. Smoke Tree
  86. Sonoran Emerald Palo Verde
  87. Southern Live Oak
  88. Stone Pine
  89. Strawberry Tree
  90. Swan Hill or Wilson Olive
  91. Sweet Acacia
  92. Texas Ebony
  93. Texas Honey Mesquite
  94. Texas Mountain Laurel
  95. Texas Olive
  96. Texas Red Oak
  97. Thornless Argentine Mesquite
  98. Thornless Chilean Mesquite
  99. Thornless Honey Mesquite
  100. Thornless Hybrid Mesquite
  101. Thornless Hybrid Mesquite
  102. Twisted Acacia
  103. Valley Oak
  104. Weeping Acacia
  105. Western Honey Mesquite
  106. Western Redbud
  107. White Thorn Acacia
  108. Willow Acacia
  109. Willow Pittosporum
  110. Windmill Palm
  111. Xylosma
  112. Yew Pine

The following 17 tree types were found to be adaptable in certain situations only. They are classified as Limited-Use Trees.

  1. Almond Tree
  2. Apple Tree
  3. Camphor Tree
  4. Carolina Laurel Cherry
  5. Citrus Tree
  6. Dwarf Fruit Trees
  7. Fern of the Desert
  8. Fig Tree
  9. Glossy Privet
  10. Japanese Black Pine
  11. Japanese Flowering Apricot
  12. Mimosa/Silk Tree
  13. Pomegranate
  14. Purple Leaf Plum
  15. Sapphire Dragon Tree
  16. Southern/Little Gem Magnolia
  17. Waxleaf/Japenese Privet