xeric shrubs for part shade

xanthoria(9)December 7, 2010

I have two spots that will each need an anchoring shrub soon. I am removing two plants that have grown well, but aren't all that attractive to me: a groundcover ceanothus (too low) and a black sage (salvia mellifera - boring, sad to say)

Can you suggest shrubs to me that meet these requirements?

1. Drought tolerant/xeric

2. Do well with about 2-4 hours of sun per day on a well-drained slope

3. Evergreen

4. 3-5' tall

5. Dense, low maintenance, and not sprawly or airy

6. Bonus points for flowers, especially scented, in bright colors

Other plants doing well in the same area include yucca, aloe, achillea, chasmanthe, leucadendron, agave, psoralea, echium, tibouchina, leonotis, leptospermum, various salvias, penstemon, eriogonum etc.

thanks!

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nmgirl(8 S.NM)

Maybe you can get some ideas from the link below?

Here is a link that might be useful: xeric shrubs for part shade

    Bookmark   December 13, 2010 at 7:40AM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

Algarita, Texas barberry, aromatic sumac, little leaf sumac and evergreen sumac, Salvia regla

    Bookmark   January 3, 2011 at 12:18AM
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