plant recommendations needed.

scotty66(8 Hutto TX)April 30, 2013

I need some plant recommendations please.

We just removed a bunch of dead bushes from between my Mom's property and her neighbors... not sure what they were, but even before they died (during last drought) they were an eye sore.
She lives in the Austin area, these plants would be on the north side of the property, which receives full sun (all day). They would need to be; low maintenance, drought tolerant and not grow any higher than 3 feet (is beside a driveway and we need to see over boundary while backing out of a long driveway).

Mom says she would also prefer something pretty and that flowers (no thorns, the neighbors have small children)

Thanks in advance,

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rock_oak_deer(8b TX)

Abelias and loropetalum stay low and rarely need trimming.

    Bookmark   April 30, 2013 at 11:56PM
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upright germanders are also good

    Bookmark   May 1, 2013 at 12:28PM
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ExoticRGVNativesTy(10a TX)

I would try the native Redroot or Jersey Tea (Ceanothus herbaceus), which produces masses of white flowers in the spring. Another option is the purple-flowered Black Dalea, which blooms in the summer and fall.


    Bookmark   May 1, 2013 at 2:46PM
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Lynn Marie

Indian Hawthorne?

    Bookmark   May 1, 2013 at 5:13PM
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A short variety of salvia greggi. Indestructable, flowers all summer long, Loves full sun, and evergreen too. Once established it's incredibly drought tolerant. Just read the label to make sure you're getting one of the ones that stays around 3 feet tall since some varieties can get quite large.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2013 at 3:27PM
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