The Pacific Northwest Xeriscape Garden

Provided is the list of plants to support a drought tolerant environment. These plants were planted in the spring and required frequent watering until I felt the roots were well established.

After all my hard work, the first winter provided wind chills below zero and majority of the new plant growth was killed off. Lessons learned if I knew of a hard winter storm was approaching, I applied a heavy mulch over all the shrub plants and in addition to a layer of plastic over the top. This saved the plants which were not hardy and or established. At one time I had Coronilla vaira “Crown vetch” and removed it due to it’s invasive nature. This section was replanted with Black eyed Susan’s.

This is the fourth summer and all have matured to healthy specimens. I never water unless the plants look really bad. Mostly the trees need the watering.

Hillside Gardening – Plants for a bank or the hill side.

PLANT

NAME

 

TYPE

 

ZONE

 

BLOOM

 

COLOR

Abella

x “Edward Goucher’

 

S

 

6

 

white

Artemisia

ludoviciana ‘ Silver King’

 

P

 

silver

Buddleia

Nivea

 

S

Cenothus

Vetichianus

 

S

Blue
Citus

Albidus

 

S

White
Citus

Laurifolius

 

S

white
Citus

x Corariensis

 

S

white
Coronilla

vaira

 

P

 

light pink

Cotinus

Coggygia

 

T

 

purple

Cotoneaster

Parneyi

 

S

green
Cotoneaster

Salicifolia

 

S

green
Elymus

arenarius

 

G

silver
Fraxinus

Ornus

 

T

Magnolia

x Loebneri ‘Leonard Messel’

 

T

Dead
Phalaris

arundinacea ‘Picta’

 

G

 

4

Varigated
Pyrus

Calleryana ‘Autumn Blaze’

 

T

Ribes

Sanguineum

 

S

Dead
Rosa

Rugosa

 

S

white
Sorbus

Hupehensis

 

S

yellow
Spartium

Junceum

 

S

Stachys

lanata

 

P

silver


Garden Themes

Rock | Bog | Perennial | Xeriscape | Mediterranean | Shade | Pumpkin Patch


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