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Which plants are drought tolerant?

Save water and money around the garden by using drought tolerant plants.

Drought tolerant trees and shrubs

  • Berberis
  • Birch
  • Buddleia – Butterfly bush
  • Box
  • Cotoneaster
  • Hebe (small leaved)
  • Holly
  • Winter jasmine
  • Lavender
  • Privet
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Yew
  • Viburnum
  • Periwinkle 

Drought tolerant annuals

  • Cosmos
  • Morning glory
  • Poppy 

Drought tolerant climbers

  • Clematis
  • Russian Vine
  • Ivy
  • Virginia creeper
  • Honeysuckle 

Drought tolerant bedding and patio plants

  • Argyranthemum
  • Begonia fuchsioides
  • Lantana
  • Tobacco plant
  • Pelargonium
  • Petunia 

Drought tolerant perennials

  • Bears breeches
  • Achillea
  • Hollyhock
  • Thrift
  • Aquilegia
  • Campanula
  • Foxglove
  • Perennial wallflower
  • Euphorbia
  • Fennel
  • Geranium
  • Day lily
  • Lovage
  • Catmint
  • Viola 

Drought tolerant alpines

  • Phlox
  • Sedum
  • Sempervivum
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