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plant recommendations needed.

Posted by scotty66 8 Hutto TX (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 30, 13 at 21:39

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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RE: plant recommendations needed.

Abelias and loropetalum stay low and rarely need trimming.

RE: plant recommendations needed.

upright germanders are also good

RE: plant recommendations needed.

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.


RE: plant recommendations needed.

Indian Hawthorne?

RE: plant recommendations needed.

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.

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