Drought-tolerant, Sun-loving Shrub Border for Screening

This foliage-driven plant combination is the basis for an easy-care, drought-tolerant border. These plants can be used to create a backdrop and/or screen in a full sun garden.  The palette works as-is or you could choose to add additional sun-loving, water wise perennials for bloom to add further interest.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8
Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat
Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low

Design Considerations

Style: Mediterranean, Northwest Eclectic, Waterwise
Features: Drought Tolerant, Fabulous Foliage, Fall Color, Four Season Appeal, Low Maintenance, Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Warm Colors, Winter Interest, Zippy Color Contrasts
Focus: Curb Appeal, Mixed Border, Pleasing Seasonal Flow, Privacy and Screening, Saving Water, Year-round Interest
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: Once-a-Year Care, Prune annually

Plants In this Combo