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DROUGHT TOLERANT PLANTS

 

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Trees
Latin Name                 Common Name
Aesculus                      Horsechestnut
Arbutus x ‘Marina’     
Calocedrus decurrens Incense Cedar
Catalpa                        Catalpa
Cedrus spp.                 Cedar
Cercis occidentalis      Western Redbud
Chilopsis linearis         Desert Willow
Crataegus                   Hawthorn
Cupressocyparis sp.*  Leland Cypress
Eucalyptus spp.          Eucalyptus
Ficus carica**             Fig
Fraxinus                      Ash
Ginkgo biloba              Ginkgo
Gleditsia sp.                 Honey Locust
Gymnocladus dioica    Kentucky Coffee Tree
Koelreuteria paniculata    Goldenrain Tree
Picea spp.                    Spruce
Pinus spp.                    Pine
Pistacia chinensis        Pistache tree
Pseduotsuga menziesii Douglas Fir
Quercus                       Oak
Robinia                                    Locust
Sequoiandendron sp.   Giant Sequoia
Sophora japonica        Japanese Pagoda Tree
Sorbus spp.                  Mountain Ash 
Tilia tomentosum         Linden
Thuja plicata               Western Red Cedar
Zelkova serrata          

Herbs
Latin Name                 Common Name
Lavandula*                 Lavender
Origanum                    Oregano
Rosmarinus                  Rosemary
Ruta*                           Rue
Santolina*                   Lavender cotton
Teucrium                     Germander
Thymus*                      Thyme

Grasses
Latin Name                 Common Name
Anemanthele sp.          Pheasant’s Tail grass
Cortaderia selloana     Pampas grass
Festuca                        Blue fescue
Calamagrostis             Feather Reed grass
Miscanthus                  Maiden grass   
Pennisetum*                Fountain grass
Stipa                            Mexican feather grass

             

Shrubs
Latin Name                 Common Name
Acanthus mollis                       Bear’s Breech
Arbutus unedo             Strawberry Bush
Arctostaphylos*                       Manzanita
Aronia                         Chokeberry
Berberis spp.               Barberry
Callistemon                  Bottlebush
Calycanthus floridus    Carolina Allspice

Camellia spp.                          
Caryopteris clandonensis        Bluebeard
Ceanothus* **                        California Lilac
Chaenomeles                           Flowering Quince
Cistus*                                     Rockrose
Cotinus coggyria                     Smoke Bush
Cotoneaster spp.                     
Deutzia                                               
Elaeagnus spp.                        Silverberry      
Escallonia **                          
Euonymus spp.                                   
Feijoa sellowiana                    Pineapple Gauva
Forsythia spp.                         
Fremontodendron californica  Flannel bush
Garrya elliptica                                   Silk Tassel
Genista pilosa                          Broom
Grevillea victoriae                  
Halimium                                
Hamamelis                               Witchhazel
Hibiscus syriacus                     Rose of Sharon
Holidiscus discolor                  Ocean Spray
Kerria japonica                                  
Lagerstroemia indica**                       Crape Myrtle
Mahonia spp.                          Oregon Grape 
Myrica californica                   Pacific Wax Myrtle
Nandina spp.                           Heavenly Bamboo
Osmanthus spp.**                  
Philadelphus                            Mock Orange
Photinia                                  
Pittosporum                            
Punica granatum                     Pomegranate
Pyracantha                              Firethorn
Rhus typhina                            Sumac
Rhamnus frangula                   Buckthorn
Rosa rugosa                            Rugosa Rose
Skimmia japonica                   
Spiraea            spp.                              Spirea
Symporicarpos spp.                 Snowberry
Umbellularia californica         Oregon Myrtle
Taxus*                                     Yew
Viburnum lantana                    Wayfaring Tree
Vitex angus-castus                   Chaste tree

Perennials
Latin Name                             Common Name
Achillea                       Yarrow
Agapanthus**             Lily-of-the-Nile
Agastache spp.                        Hyssop
Antennaria rosea* **  Pussytoes
Arenaria montana       Sandwort                    
Artemisia*                   Wormwood
Asclepias*                   Butterfly weed
Baptisia*                     False Indigo
Bergenia cordifolia      Bergenia
Calluna vularis                        Heather
Centranthus ruber       Jupiter’s beard
Ceratistigma                Plumbago                    
Coreopsis*                  Coreopsis
Dianthus                      Pinks
Echinacea purpurea*  Purple coneflower
Echinops exaltus*        Globe thistle
Erica spp.                    Heath
Erysium*                     Wallflower
Eryngium spp.             Sea holly
Euphorbia spp.                        Spurge
Gaillardia grandiflora*           Blanket flower
Geranium spp.             Geranium        
Gypsophilia sp.*          Baby’s Breath
Helenium autumnalis   Sneezeweed
Helianthemum             Sunrose
Helleborus                   Lenten rose
Kniphofia uvaria*       Red hot poker
Liatris*                                    Gayfeather
Limonium*                   Sea Lavender
Lychnis*                      Maltese cross
Nepeta                         Catmint
Oenothera*                 Evening primrose
Papavera*                   Poppy 
Penstemon spp.*          Beard tongue
Perovskia*                   Russian sage
Phlomis*                      Jerusalem sage
Phormium spp.**        New Zealand flax
Polystichum munitum   Western Sword Fern
Romneya coulteri*       Matilija Poppy
Salvia spp.                   Sage    
Saponaria*                  Soapwort
Sedum*                                    Sedum
Sisyrinchium                Blue-eyed grass
Solidago                      Goldenrod
Tradescantia                Spiderwort
Verbascum                   Mullein
Yucca spp.*                 Yucca

Zauschneria*               California fuchsia

 

*These plants will not tolerate heavy clay soils that are water-saturated in the winter. ** These plants are marginally hardy for the Northwest. They will freeze out some years

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Garland Handout:

Drought Tolerant Plants

December 19,2009

Once established, the plants listed here will tolerate seasonal moisture and occasional water during the summer months.  Promoting deep root growth is essential to establishing healthy plants that can survive periods of drought.  All plants require deep watering for at least the first growing season.  In addition, it is important to use a root stimulator and a fertilizer that facilitates root development at the time of planting.