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Drought Tolerant Trees And Shrubs For Dry Sandy Soil And Full Sun

A range of tough trees and shrubs that will put up with dry exposed planting location conditions and sandy or droughty soils. There are some common features and types of tress and shrubs that will tolerate drought as well as flourish in dry and sunny planting conditions.

Many conifers will tolerate a sunny dry spot, as will other evergreens that have tough moisture retentive foliage or silvery foliage plants which have water conserving hairs, protecting the plant against drought.

If you are planting in an exposed position it is always sensible to stake and tie trees securely and always improve dry sandy impoverished soils by digging in plenty of planting compost and fertilizer into the planting pit to give the young plant a good start.


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Common Name
EarmarkType & FormFlowers & Foliage
Ballota pseudodictamnus - Shrubby HorehoundBallota pseudodictamnus

Shrubby Horehound
Herbaceous Flowers, Ground cover, Container-friendly, SpreadingDark pink flowers (Summer early)
Salvia x sylvestris - Mainacht - SageSalvia x sylvestris

'Mainacht'

Sage
Herbaceous Flowers, Ground cover, Container-friendly, Rounded - ClumpDark blue flowers (Summer late)
Cistus purpureusCistus purpureus Shrub, Ground cover, Container-friendly, SpreadingCerise flowers (Summer)
Yucca gloriosa - Spannish daggerYucca gloriosa

Spannish dagger
Shrub, Container-friendly, SpikeyCream flowers (Summer)
Helianthemum - Henfield Brilliant - Rock RoseHelianthemum

'Henfield Brilliant'

Rock Rose
Shrub, Ground cover, Alpine, Container-friendly, SpreadingRed flowers (Summer)
Yucca recurvifoliaYucca recurvifolia Shrub, Container-friendly, SpikeyCream flowers (Summer)
Rosmarinus officinalis - RosemaryRosmarinus officinalis

Rosemary
Shrub, Herbs, Hedging & Screening, Culinary, Container-friendly, Rounded - BushDark blue flowers (Summer)
Cistus cobariensisCistus cobariensis Shrub, Ground cover, Container-friendly, SpreadingWhite flowers (Summer)
Helianthemum Ben Fhada - Rock RoseHelianthemum Ben Fhada

Rock Rose
Shrub, Ground cover, Alpine, Container-friendly, SpreadingYellow flowers (Summer)
Rosmarinus officinalis - Sissinghurst Blue - RosemaryRosmarinus officinalis

'Sissinghurst Blue'

Rosemary
Shrub, Herbs, Hedging & Screening, Culinary, Container-friendly, Rounded - BushDark blue flowers (Summer)


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