Drought Tolerant Plant Combo with Dramatic Color

This drought tolerant planting combination for full sun looks great four seasons; well-suited for a front yard display. Strong evergreen structure provided by evergreen shrubs in variety of forms and textures, attractive bark on the crape myrtle in winter, and hot colored blooms summer to fall are some of the high points of the planting scheme. The plan view schematic shows this planting combo arranged in a long, narrow bed that is about 40 feet long and 8 feet wide, the size of a typical parking strip in some areas (the layout could be adapted for different sized beds).

Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9
Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun

Design Considerations

Style: Mediterranean, Northwest Eclectic
Features: Drought Tolerant, Fabulous Foliage, Flower Fest, Hot Vibrant Colors, Winter Interest
Focus: Year-round Interest, Curb Appeal, Hellstrip / Parking Strip, Mixed Border, Saving Water
Seasons of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Year-round Interest, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

Plants In this Combo