Garden design: choice of shrubs


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 nameCommon name
Abelia spp.
Arctostaphylos uva-ursiBearberry, Bear Grape
Artemisia spp.
Atriplex plumosusFlorist asparagus
Berberis thunbergiiBarberry
Buddleja davidii
Nana sempervivens Combat
Calliandra tweedii
Callistemon citrinus
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
Chaenomeles spp.
Cistus spp.Jaras
Convolvulus cneorum
Coprosma repensVery bright, coprosma
Cornus spp. 
Cotoneaster spp.
Cytisus spp.
Dasylirion spp.
Dodonaea viscosa
Echium fastuosum
Eleagnus pungens 
Eunymus japonicusEvonimo
Euryops pectinatusYellow daisy
Feijoa sellowiana
Genista hispanica
Grevillea rosmarinifolia
Hypericum calycinum 
Juniperus sobina
Lantana camaraLantana or Spanish flag
Laurus nobilisLaurel
Mahonia aquifoliumMahonia, Oregon Grape
Myoporum spp.Transparent
Nandina domesticaNandina, Sacred Bamboo
Nerium oleanderAdelfa
Philadelphus x virginails
Phlomis fruticosa
Phormium tenaxFornio
Photinia x fraseri
Pittosporum tobiraPitospore
Prostanthera rotundifolia
Pyracantha spp.
Rhamnus alaternus
Rhamnus spp.
Rhaphiolepsis indica
Rhus typhinaZumaque de Virginia
Ribes spp.
Romneya coulteri
Rosa spp.
Rosmarinus officinalisRomero
Ruscus aculeatusRusco, Acebillo
Sambucus spp.
Senna corymbosa
Senna didymobotrya
Sorbus aucuparia
Syringa vulgaris
Teucrium chamaedrys
Thymus vulgaris
Viburmum tullianLaurentino, Durillo
Vitex angus-castus
Yucca spp. Yucca

 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.

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