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xeric shrubs for part shade

Posted by xanthoria 9 (My Page) on
Tue, Dec 7, 10 at 14:32

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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RE: xeric shrubs for part shade

Maybe you can get some ideas from the link below?

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


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RE: xeric shrubs for part shade

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


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