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Plants for dry areas: 20 hardy shrubs that cope well in a dry area.

  • Lavender (Lavandula spp.)
  • Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
  • Cistus (Cistus spp.)
  • Escallonia (Escallonia spp.)
  • Rock Rose (Helianthemum spp.)
  • Euonymus (Euonymus fortunei)
  • Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)
  • Spanish Broom (Spartium junceum)
  • Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster spp.)
  • Potentilla (Potentilla fruticosa)
  • Berberis (Berberis spp.)
  • Caryopteris (Caryopteris x clandonensis)
  • Elaeagnus (Elaeagnus x ebbingei)
  • Hypericum (Hypericum spp.)
  • Myrtle (Myrtus communis)
  • Grevillea (Grevillea spp.)
  • Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus)
  • Mahonia (Mahonia aquifolium)
  • Juniper (Juniperus communis)
  • Yucca (Yucca filamentosa)

These shrubs are adapted to drier conditions and once established, they can withstand periods of drought without significant harm. They will add beauty and interest to your dry area garden or landscape.

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