Classic PNW Dry Garden for Full Sun

This combo screams sun, sun, gimme SUN—the hotter the better. And best yet, once established, it is extremely drought-tolerant. It does all this without sacrificing one whit of style. The handsome evergreen structure looks fantastic year-round and is further enhanced by a succession of blooms that start in late winter (manzanita) and continue into late fall (California fuchsia). 

Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8
Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat
Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low, Low Water / No Water, Occasional

Design Considerations

Style: City and Courtyard, Mediterranean, Naturalistic, Northwest Eclectic, Wildlife Friendly, Waterwise
Features: Attracts Pollinator, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Fabulous Foliage, Four Season Appeal, Hot Vibrant Colors, Low Maintenance, Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Wildlife Friendly, Winter Interest
Focus: Hellstrip / Parking Strip, Mixed Border, Native and Habitat, Saving Water, Year-round Interest, Small Space, Pleasing Seasonal Flow
Seasons of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low
Maintenance Tasks: Deadheading, Prune annually

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