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Low Water Use Plants

Groundcover or Low Growing

  • Acacia
    redolens (prostrata)
  • Arctotis
  • Arctostaphylos prostrata variety
  • Arctotheca calendula
  • Asparagus springeri
  • Baccharis pilularis
  • Carissa ‘Green Carpet’ & prostrate
  • Ceanothus griseus horizontalis
  • Ceratostigma plumbagioides
  • Convolvulus mauritanicus
  • Festuca ovina glauca
  • Fragaria chiloensis
  • Gazania
  • Ice Plant Varieties
  • Juniper, several low varieties
  • Kalanchoe puaila
  • Lantana, prostrate or spreading
  • Lavendula
  • Liriope
  • Lonicera
  • Myoporum parvifolium
  • Osteospermum
  • Rhynchospermum jasminoides asiaticum
  • Rosmarinus officinal prostrate
  • Seedum varieties
  • Verbena peruviana

Trees

  • Acacia
  • Albizzia
  • Arbutus
    unedo
  • Brachychiton
  • Callistemon
  • Cedris
    deodara
  • Eucalyptus
  • Fraxinus
  • Geijera
    parvifolia
  • Grevilla
    robusta
  • Leptospermum
  • Meleluca
  • Myoporum
  • Olea
  • Pinus
  • Pittosporum
  • Podacarpus
  • Populus
  • Quercus
  • Rhus
  • Schinus
Shrubs

  • Acacia varieties
  • Agapanthus
  • Agave varieties
  • Aloe varieties
  • Alyogyne huegelii
  • Asparagus varieties
  • Aspidistra
  • Beaucarnia recurvata
  • Bouganvilla
  • Callistemon
  • Cassia
  • Ceanothus
  • Cistus
  • Clivia
  • Convolvulus
  • Coprosma
  • Echium
  • Escallonia
  • Euphorbia varieties
  • Feijoa
  • Genista
  • Grevillea varieties
  • Hemerocallis
  • Ilex
  • Juniper
  • Lagerstromia
  • Leptospermum
  • Leucophyllum texanum
  • Ligustrum texanum
  • Morea or Dietes
  • Myrtus
  • Nandina
  • Nerinbergia
  • Nerium ‘Oleander’
  • Pittosporum
  • Plumbego capensis
  • Photinia
  • Prunus caroliniana
  • Pyaracantha
  • Raphiolepis indica
  • Rosmarinus officianlis
  • Santolina
  • Solanum rantonetii
  • Sollia hetrophylla
  • Statice perizii/Limonium
  • Stretlezia
  • Tecomaria capensis
  • Yucca
Palms

  • Archontophoenix
  • Chamerops humilis
  • Phoenix varieties
  • Trachycarpus
  • Washingtonia
Vines

  • Bignonia & relatives
  • Bouganvilla
  • Hardenbergia
  • Lonicera
  • Pyracantha
  • Rose
  • Wisteria
When planning your yard for low water use, the following should also be seriously considered. Use plenty of Soil Conditioner and use about 3” Mulch.