Drought tolerant plants are great for roadsides and landscapes where little or no irrigation will be applied. In some cases these plants may be required to live only on natural rainfall year after year.
This list of drought tolerant plants will help landscape architects and designers to specify plants that stay healthy and green looking during long dry periods with low rainfall resulting in more reliable landscape designs.
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SELECT id, scientific_name, cultivar_name, common_name, description FROM plant WHERE 1 = 1 AND drought_tolerant = 1 ORDER BY scientific_name LIMIT 0, 20
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1. Abelia (Abelia)
Abelias are popular garden shrubs, hardy and drought tolerant, and relatively pest free. They also flower for months, with the flowers making a lovely contrast to the glossy foliage. Plant Abelia in sun or part shade. It will do best in a moist humus rich...
2. Abelia, Golden abelia (Abelia grandiflora)
3. Abelia (Abelia grandiflora)
4. Abelia (Abelia x grandiflora)
5. Abelia (Abelia x grandiflora)
6. Cootamundra Wattle (Acacia baileyana)
7. Cootamundra Wattle (Acacia baileyana)
8. Cootamundra wattle (Acacia baileyana)
This is a very fast growing small tree with beautiful grey feathery foliage and bright yellow flowers in winter. The winter flowering is often so prolific that it hides the foliage. The colour and texture of the leaves is a year round feature. This species does...
9. Wyalong wattle (Acacia cardiophylla)
The feathery foliage coupled with bright yellow spring flowers and a relatively compact habit make this a wattle well worth planting in your garden. This popular shrub grows upright, and can vary from low growing to quite tall. This shrub has greyish green, finely divided heart-shaped...
10. River Wattle (Acacia cognata)
11. River Wattle (Acacia cognata)
12. River Wattle (Acacia cognata)
13. River Wattle (Acacia cognata)
14. River Wattle (Acacia cognata)
15. River Wattle (Acacia cognata)
16. River Wattle (Acacia cognata)
17. River Wattle (Acacia cognata)
18. Knife Blade Wattle (Acacia cultriformis)
19. Flinders Range Wattle (Acacia iteaphylla)
This adaptable wattle features beautiful silvery weeping foliage with a great display of pale yellow flowers in spring. It is a medium to large shrub with longish, narrow leaves and it varies in the degree to which these weep, with some forms of the species...
20. Wattle (Acacia pravissima)
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