Drought Tolerant Garden Anchored by Manzanita

Arctostaphylos 'Austin Griffith' is the strong and steady anchor for this handsome and durable plant combination. Yucca and a dwarf deodar cedar complement the composition—the yucca's variegated swords and the dwarf conifer's with its low and wide shape. A tapestry of foliage—carex, sedum, and sempervivum—rounds out the vignette on the ground plane. This combo is low water, low maintenance, and it looks good year-round!


Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun, Reflected Heat

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low

Design Considerations

Style: City and Courtyard, Mediterranean, Modern, Native, Northwest Eclectic
Features: Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Fabulous Foliage, Four Season Appeal, Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form
Focus: Curb Appeal, Hellstrip / Parking Strip, Native and Habitat, Saving Water, Small Space, Year-round Interest
Seasons of Interest: Fall, Spring, Summer, Three Seasons of Interest, Winter, Year-round Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low, medium

Plants In this Combo