WHAT SHRUBS ARE INDICATED IN THE DESIGN OF XEROPHYTIC GARDENS?
We continue in this complete guide on all the species that we can use when designing xerophytic or sustainable gardens with the environment. In this case it is necessary to mention all the shrub plant species that, together with the trees (already published), we are going to see how our garden grows in diversity. You will notice that there are plenty of resource efficient plants to choose from.
Here is our particular table of shrubs suitable for xero -landscaping or in sustainable garden design .
|scientific name||Common name|
|Arctostaphylos uva-ursi||Bearberry, Bear Grape|
|Atriplex plumosus||Florist asparagus|
|Coprosma repens||Very bright, coprosma|
|Euryops pectinatus||Yellow daisy|
|Lantana camara||Lantana or Spanish flag|
|Mahonia aquifolium||Mahonia, Oregon Grape|
|Nandina domestica||Nandina, Sacred Bamboo|
|Philadelphus x virginails|
|Photinia x fraseri|
|Rhus typhina||Zumaque de Virginia|
|Ruscus aculeatus||Rusco, Acebillo|
|Viburmum tullian||Laurentino, Durillo|
Now that they do not come to tell us that only cacti would be included in the design of xerophytic gardens and that it is very poor compared to a garden full of grass and plants that consume many resources. One thing we have to mention is that when we talk about resources we are not only talking about physical ones, that is, the consumption of water and nutrients. Everything is related to xero-landscaping and a consumption of resources (monetary) can be the susceptibility to pests or diseases, the maintenance of the garden(pruning, harvesting, etc.) and many other inconveniences that add cost to the garden. That is why in the design of xerophytic gardens all these costs are reduced, since they are native species, vigorous, resistant to drought and tolerant to pests and diseases, in addition to that they do not need continuous pruning or other maintenance.
We remind you that here are the bushes that you can use, but you also have trees for xerogardening at your disposal . All these articles fall within the design of sustainable gardens , an article that we did days ago.