Super Drought-Tolerant Plants
With water restrictions throughout communities in Florida, many home gardeners are looking for super drought-tolerant plants that are also good-looking.
Native saw palmetto is perfect for the Florida-friendly yard, as it can survive through the driest of times. This palm can range from 3 to 15 feet in height and will thrive in sun or shade.
The acacia is a small or medium-sized evergreen tree with feathery foliage and yellow, showy flowers. The Jerusalem thorn tree has airy foliage and a low, spreading form. It boasts a profusion of small, yellow blooms that have a slight fragrance.
Rosemary’s a drought-tolerant herb that gives the landscape a Mediterranean feel as well as a delicious scent. Many ornamental grasses are drought tolerant as well.
- Acacia wrightii: Wright Acacia
- Agave and Yucca: Tough Plants for Tough Times
- Parkinsonia aculeata: Jerusalem-Thorn