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Drought Tolerant Plants

Below is a list of just a few drought tolerant trees, shrubs, and perennials that require less water once established. This is not a complete list. Remember that while these plants require less water, some watering will still be needed, and regular watering will be required during the first year or two after planting. In addition, you can reduce water needs by properly planting with soil conditioner to encourage good root development and applying mulch around your plants to reduce evaporation. ( * indicates California Native)


TREES

romneya
Acacia baileyana
Acer macrophyllum
Acer negundo
*Aesculus californica
Albizia
Arbutus
Calocedrus
Cercidium
Chitalpa
Cedrus atalantica
Cedrus deodora
Celtis sinensis
Crataegus
Eriobotrya
Ginkgo biloba
Gleditsia
Lagerstroemia
Morus alba
Olea
Pistacia
Pinus thunbergia
Prosopis chilensis
*Quercus
Rhus lancea
Robinia
Schinus molle
Ulmus parvifolia

SHRUBS

Abelia
Agapanthus
Anisodontea
*Arctostaphylos
Berberis
Buddleja
Callistemon
*Calycanthus occidentalis
*Carpenteria
*Ceanothus
Chaenomeles
Cistus
Cotoneaster
Euonymus
Forsythia
*Fremontodendron
Grevillea
Junipers
Lantana
Leucophyllum
*Mahonia
*Myrica californica
Myrtus communis
Nerium Oleander
Phormium
Photinia
Pinus mugho
Pittosporum
Plumbago capensis
Prunus caroliniana
Punica
*Rhamnus californica
Rhamnus alteranus
*Ribes species
Rosmarinus
Symphocarpus
Xylosma

PERENNIALS

kniphofia
*Achillea
Arctotis
Artemesia
Centranthus
Convolvulus
Coreopsis
Echium
*Eriogonum
Erysimum
Gaillardia
Geranium
Helianthemum
Kniphofia
Lavender
Limonium
Lotus(Parrots Beak)
Monarda
Penstemon
*Romneya
Rudbeckia
*Salvia
Santolina
Sanvitalia
Thymus
Verbena
*Zauschneria(Epilobium)