The Short List Of Heat And Drought Resistant Plants For The Triad Area

I know at this time of year the tree or shrub that can stand our summer heat and drought is what you are looking for. Although no plant can tolerate total neglect (sorry-  at times they all need SOME TLC and water to survive the first month or so) these ones are at the top of the heap! 

Heat and Drought Resistant Plants      

Piedmont Triad Area

Trees

  •  Star Magnolia                    
  • Deodar Cedar                    
  • Southern Magnolia                         
  • Elm
  • Trident Maple                   
  • Green Ash                          
  • Pine                                                       
  • Zelkova
  • River Birch                           
  • Ginko                                   
  • Sycamore
  • Redbud                                              
  • Crape Myrtle                     
  • Oak
  • Rose of Sharon (shown right)

Perennials

  • Ajuga 
  • Gaura                                    
  • Red Hot Poker
  • Bee balm                                            
  • Gerber Daisy                      
  • Salvia 'May Knight'
  • Black Eyed Susan                                                
  • Lambs Ear                            
  • Sedum
  • Purple Coneflower                          
  • Liatris                                    
  • Shasta Daisy
  • Daylily                                                   
  • Garden Phlox                    
  • Yarrow  (shown right)

Evergreen Shrubs    

  • Abelia (shown right)                                               
  • Yaupon Holly
  • Aucuba                                                 
  • Juniper
  • Boxwood                                             
  • Kerria                                    
  • Leucothoe
  • Cleyera                                                 
  • Osmanthus
  • Deutzia                                                 
  • Wax Myrtle

Deciduous Shrubs

  • Potentilla                                             
  • Spirea      (shown right)                             
  • Witch Hazel
  • Forsythia                                             
  • Cotoneaster                       
  • Yucca
  •  Butterfly Bush                                   
  • Viburnum

About the Author:

Lori Hawkins, RLA, ASLA has been a registered landscape architect and active in the landscape design/build industry for over 25 years. For additional inspiring project pictures, design ideas, or great garden gifts, take a look at these websites:

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