Drougt tolerant Plants

30 Great Drought Tolerant Plants for Your Garden

Doug Kalal, Owner & Designer

619-200-7066, kalal5@sbcglobal.net, www.sdgreatgardens.com 2minutegardner.blogspot.com

The following are my favorite plants to use when designing a drought tolerant garden. The water needs of these plants vary from plant to plant and also on what part of the county you live in. All of these plants need less water and less maintenance than a typical lawn. These plants are also beneficial for the environment by providing food and/or habitat for butterflies, hummingbirds & other small birds.

Common Name Botanical Name Plant Type Size (H x W)

  1. +After Glow Echeveria Echeveria sp. ‘After Glow’ Succulent 18” x 2’ ____________________________________________________________________________________
  2. +Blue Chalk Sticks Senecio mandraliscae Succulent 6” x 3’ ____________________________________________________________________________________
  3. Blue Hesper Palm Brahea armata Palm Tree 20’ x 10’ ____________________________________________________________________________________
  4. Blue Point Juniper Juniperus chinensis ‘Blue Point’ Evergreen Shrub 7’ x 2’ ____________________________________________________________________________________
  5. Butterfly Weed Asclepias sp. Perennial 3’ x 4’ ____________________________________________________________________________________
  6. California Creeping Lilac *Ceanothus horiz. ‘Yankee Point’ Evergreen Shrub 7’ x 2’ ____________________________________________________________________________________
  7. +California Fuchsia *Zauchneria californica Perennial 2’ x 4’ ____________________________________________________________________________________
  8. Chaste Tree Vitex agnus-caste Deciduous Tree 15’ x 10’ ____________________________________________________________________________________
  9. +Cleveland Sage *Salvia clevelandii Perennial 4’ x 6’ ____________________________________________________________________________________
  10. Clumping Blue Fescue Fesuca glauca Ornamental Grass 12” x 12” ____________________________________________________________________________________
  11. +Coral Bells Heuchera sp. Perennial 2’ x 2’ ____________________________________________________________________________________
  12. +Crape Myrtle Lagerstroemia sp. Deciduous Tree 20’ x 20’ ____________________________________________________________________________________
  13. +Dymondia Dymondia margaretae Groundcover 3” x 12” ____________________________________________________________________________________
  14. +Fern Leaf Lavender Lavandula multifida Perennial 3’ x 3’ ____________________________________________________________________________________

+Fire resistant plant *California Native List #21 Typed 1/15/13

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Common Name Botanical Name Plant Type Size (H x W)

  1. Fraser’s Photinia Photinia x fraseri Evergreen Shrub 8’ x 6’ ____________________________________________________________________________________
  2. Gaura Gaura lindheimeri Perennial 3’ x 3’ ____________________________________________________________________________________
  3. Hopseed Bush Dodonaea viscosa Evergreen Shrub 10’ x 8’ ____________________________________________________________________________________
  4. +Kangaroo Paw Anigozanthos flavidus Perennial 5’ x 3’ ____________________________________________________________________________________
  5. +Marble Mirror Plant Coprosma repens ‘Marble Queen’ Evergreen Shrub 4’ x 4’ ____________________________________________________________________________________
  6. Marjorie Channon Pittosporum tenuifolium Evergreen Shrub 8’ x 4’ Pittosporum ‘Marjorie Channon’

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+Mexican Bush Sage Salvia leucantha Perennial 4’ x 4’

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+Mexican Palo Verde Tree Parkinsonia acuelata Deciduous Tree 20’ x 25’

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23. New Zealand Flax Phormium sp. Perennial 4’ x 4’

____________________________________________________________________________________ 24. +Paddle Plant Kalanchoe thyrsiflora Succulent 2’ x 2’

____________________________________________________________________________________ 25. Pincushion Protea Leucospermum sp. Perennial 4’ x 4’

____________________________________________________________________________________ 26. Pink Muhly Grass Muhlenbergia capillaris Ornamental Grass 2’ x 2’

____________________________________________________________________________________ 27. Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis Perennial 3’ x 3’

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  1. +Strawberry Tree Arbutus unedo Evergreen Shrub/Tree 10’ x 15’

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+Toyon *Heteromeles arbutifolia Evergreen Shrub 10’ x 15’

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+Yarrow *Achillea millefolium Perennial 2’ x 2’

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Whether you need a complete landscape makeover or a simple plant list for your yard, call today for a free design estimate. 619-200-7066, www.sdgreatgardens.com

+Fire resistant plant *California Native List #21 Typed 1/15/13

For more landscape ideas go to my photo blog at http://2minutegardner.blogspot.com

+Fire resistant plant

*California Native List #21 Typed 1/15/13

Nurseries that sell these plants

Miramar Wholesale Nursery

(858) 552-0592, Rocco
5400 Governor Dr, San Diego Hwy 805 & Governor www.miramarnurseries.com

Kniffing’s Discount Nursery

(619) 561-0611, Ted
14940 Oak Creek Rd. El Cajon 155 Quail Gardens, Encinitas
Hwy 8 & Lake Jennings Rd Just South of SD Botanic Garden Hwy 15 & N. Escondido
www.Kniffingsnurseries.com www.sunshinegardensinc.com

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Village Nursery

(858) 481-1140, Dennis 4343 Carmel Valley Rd, Hwy 56 & Carmel Valley

www.villagenurseries.com Sunshine Gardens

Walter Andersen Nursery

(858) 513-4900
12755 Danielson Court, Poway (also in Pt. Loma)
www.walterandersen.com

Plant World

(760) 436-3244

(760) 741-2144
26344 Mesa Rock Rd.

􏰀 Drought Tolerant Plants
􏰀 Hummingbird / Butterfly Plants 􏰀 Shade Plants
􏰀 Palm Trees
􏰀 Pathways
􏰀 Patios
􏰀 Plants for Cut Flowers
􏰀 Regular Trees
􏰀 Shrubs
􏰀 Succulents
􏰀 Walls
􏰀 Water Features and Fountains 􏰀 Gardening Tips

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