Located just south of Tucson, Arizona, Civano Growers is a premier grower of plants that thrive in the desert Southwest. We are at the forefront of development and introduction of new plant varieties that are unique to our arid environment.
At Civano Growers, our roots run deep. Established in 1998, our family-owned business focuses on exactly that-- family. We value our employees as if they are a part of our family because they are. We value our customers as if they are part of our family because they are. It's because of these relationships that we continue to lead our industry in the Southwest.
Our passion is plants-- we strive to breed, introduce and grow quality plants that thrive in the arid Southwest. Each of our patented varieties is hand selected for performance and hardiness because we recognize that plants are the best and most cost-effective way to beautify and enhance the urban environment.
Happy people, healthy plants and efficient processes-- these are our core values. Join our family, and you'll understand why.
After years of scrutinizing in the test garden, Civano Growers proudly present Tecoma ‘Red Hot’. Red Hot was handpicked by our horticulturists for its quality, form and health. The Red Hot is one of our 2018 shrub introductions that has many unique qualities. As the name suggests, the plant is characterized by its intense flower color. Best of all, this Tecoma reaches only 3-4 feet tall and wide at maturity, and it is root hardy to 15°F once established. The Red Hot has a long bloom season that is a favorite of hummingbirds and other pollinators. Plant it and sit back and enjoy the show!
Civano Growers pays homage to the founder of Tucson Clean and Beautiful, Joan Lionetti, by naming this unrivaled oak clone in her honor. This beautiful evergreen oak is praised for its fast growth, straight trunk and symmetrical canopy. Its superior form will provide any landscape with dense shade all year long. The tree prefers full sun and moderate water until established. It grows to 30’ tall at maturity. These noteworthy features, along with the tree's tough-as-nails demeanor and smaller structure make the Joan Lionetti Live Oak an ideal residential or streetscape tree.
Our Desert Willow, ‘Sweet Katie Burgundy’, is a fast-growing prolific bloomer, that produces an abundance of showy flowers flush from spring to fall. The tree boasts very few seed pods. Unlike other Desert Willows, it has a uniform, compact growth habit and, though deciduous, the minimal presence of seedpods and tidy structure give it an exceptionally attractive winter appearance. This gem of a tree requires little care. It is drought tolerant once established and loves the sun. Best of all- it attracts hummingbirds and butterflies with it’s profusion of fragrant, orchid-like burgundy flowers.