Drought Tolerant Shrub Trio Makes Easy-care Hedgerow


Grow this trio of drought-tolerant shrubs towards the back of a mixed border to create an easy-care boundary hedge. This space-efficient plant combination is suitable for a small city garden. The rose of Sharon, decorated with a profusion of blue flowers provides a happy boost of color in summer. Year-round, the evergreen foliage of the compact, upright juniper and brightly-variegated buckthorn do the heavy lifting in terms of screening.


Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Afternoon Sun, Full Sun, Reflected Heat

Water Needs: Average, Drought-tolerant, Low

Design Considerations

Style: Cottage, Mediterranean
Features: Drought Tolerant, Fabulous Foliage, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest
Focus: Privacy and Screening, Year-round Interest
Seasons of Interest: Fall, Summer, Three Seasons of Interest, Winter, Year-round Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plants In this Combo