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Drought Tolerant Plants

Click on these links to see over 50 of my favorite drought tolerant plant photos from this blog. All of these photos were taken in San Diego County, unless otherwise noted.  Make sure to look at all the photos on the succulent page as well, since succulents are terrific drought tolerant plants also.
TREES
African Sumac
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2012/02/photo-african-sumac-rhus-lancea.html

Bailey's Acacia
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2012/02/photo-baileys-acacia-acacia-baileyana.html
California Black Oak
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/10/photo-california-black-oak-quercus.html
California Fan Palm
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/12/photo-california-fan-palm-washingtonia.html

http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2012/04/photo-california-fan-palm-compared-to.html
Coast Live Oak
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/11/photo-coast-live-oak-quercus-agrifolia.html
Crape Myrtle
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/09/photo-crape-myrtle-rosea-lagerstroemia.html
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/05/photo-crape-myrtle-tuscarora.html
Date Palm
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/09/photo-date-palm-phoenix-dactylifera.html

Golden Wreath Wattle
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2012/04/golden-wreath-wattle-acacia-saligna.html
Italian Cypress
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2012/01/photo-italian-cypress-cupressus.html
Mexican Blue Hesper Palm
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/12/photo-mexican-blue-hesper-palm-brahea.html

Mexican Fan Palm
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2012/04/photo-california-fan-palm-compared-to.html
Mexican Palo Verde also known as
          Jerusalem Thorn Tree
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/10/mexican-palo-verde-tree-parkinsonia.html

http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2012/07/photo-mexican-palo-verde-tree-flower.html
Strawberry Tree 'Marina'
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/05/photo-strawberry-tree-flower-arbutus.html
Swane's Golden Italian Cypress
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2012/01/photo-swanes-golden-italian-cypress.html
Sweetshade Tree
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2012/02/photo-sweetshade-tree-hymensporum.html


SHRUBS
Arabian Lilac
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/12/photo-arabian-lilac-vitex-trifolia.html

Bank Acacia also known as Acacia redolens
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2012/02/photo-acacia-redolens.html

Bar Harbor Juniper
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2012/02/photo-bar-harbor-juniper-juniperus.html
Blue Point Juniper
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/10/photo-blue-point-juniper-juniperus.html

Bougainvillea
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2012/03/photo-bougainvillea-san-diego-red.html
Ceanothus 'Yankee Point'
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/03/photo-ceanothus-horizontalis-yankee.html
Ceanothus lecodermis (White Bark Lilac)
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2012/04/photo-white-bark-california-lilac.html
Cotoneaster
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/05/photo-cotoneaster-cotoneaster-dammeri.html
Dwarf Bottlebrush
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2012/01/photo-dwarf-bottlebrush-callistemon-sp.html
Fraser's Photinia
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2012/01/photo-frasers-photinia-photinia-x.html

Hopseed Bush
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/03/photo-hopseed-bush-dodonaea-viscosa.html
Lantana
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/08/photo-lantana-lantana-camara.html

http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2012/06/photo-lantana-lantana-camara.html
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/10/photo-skipper-moth-on-lantana.html
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/06/photo-new-gold-lantana-lantana-hybrid.html
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/11/photo-lantana-sp-dallas-red-lantana.html

Lemonade Berry
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2012/03/photo-lemonade-berry-rhus-integrifolia.html
Marjorie Channon Pittosporum
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/06/photo-marjorie-channon-pittosporum.html

http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2012/03/photo-marjorie-channon-pittosporum.html
Orchid Rockrose

http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/10/photo-orchid-rockrose-cistus-x.html
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2012/04/photo-orchid-rockrose-cistus-x.html
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/06/photo-orchid-rockrose-cistus-x.html
Pride of Madeira
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2012/01/photo-pride-of-madeira-echium-candicans.html

http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2012/04/photo-pride-of-madeira-echium-candicans.html
Silver Sheen Pittosporum
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/08/photo-silver-sheen-pittosporum.html
Tiny Tower Juniper
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/06/photo-tiny-tower-juniper-cupressus.html
Variegated Myrtle
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2012/01/photo-variegated-myrtle-myrtus-communis.html
Wichita Blue Juniper
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/12/photo-wichita-blue-juniper-juniperus.html


PERENNIALS
Autumn Sage
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/10/photo-autumn-sage-salvia-greggii.html
Baby Sage

http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/06/photo-baby-sage-salvia-microphylla.html
California Fuchsia
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/10/photo-california-fuschia-epilobium.html

http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2012/06/water-feature-with-california-fuchsia.html
Cleveland Sage
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/03/photo-cleveland-sage-salvia-clevelandii_7597.html

http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2012/09/photo-cleveland-sage-salvia-clevelandii.html
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2012/05/photo-cleveland-sage-salvia-clevelandii.html
Daylily
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/06/photo-daylily-hemerocallis-sp-lighting.html
Delta Leaf Sage
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/04/photo-delta-leaf-sage-salvia-neurepia.html

Fern Leaf Lavender
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2012/04/photo-fern-leaf-lavender-lavandula.html
French Lavender
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/07/photo-french-lavender-lavandula-dentata.html
Gaura
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/10/photo-gaura-gaura-lindheimeri.html
Goodwin Creek Lavender
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/10/photo-goodwin-creek-grey-lavender.html
Hot Lips Sage
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/03/photo-hot-lips-sage-salvia-microphylla.html

Lady Banks Rose
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2012/06/photo-lady-banks-rose-rosa-banksia.html
Lion's Tail
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/05/photo-lions-tail-leonotis-leonurus.html
Kangaroo Paw
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/05/photo-oriental-garden.html
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/11/photo-red-kangaroo-paw-anigozanthos.html
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/06/photo-yellow-kangaroo-paw-anigozanthos.html

http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2012/12/photo-yellow-kangaroo-paw-anigozanthos.html
Matilla Poppy
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/05/photo-matilija-poppy-romneya-coulteri.html
Mexican Bush Sage
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/10/photo-mexican-bush-sage-salvia.html
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/02/photo-mexican-bush-sage-salvia.html
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/11/photo-mexican-bush-sage-salvia.html
Monkey Flower

http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/06/photo-monkey-flower-mimulus-aurantiacus.html
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2012/04/photo-scarlet-monkey-flower-mimulus.html
Pincushion Protea
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2012/07/photo-pincushion-protea-leucospermum-sp.html
Powis Castle Artemisia
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2012/05/photo-powis-castle-artemisia-artemisia.html
Rosemary
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/02/photo-rosemary-rosmarinus-officinalis.html
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/09/photo-prostrate-rosemary-rosemarinus.html
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2012/11/photo-prostrate-rosemary-rosmarinus.html
Russian Sage
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/03/photo-russian-sage-perovskia.html 
Santa Barbara Daisy
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2012/04/photo-santa-barbara-daisy-erigeron.html
Yarrow
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/06/photo-yellow-yarrow-achillea.html
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/06/photo-yarrow-achillea-millefolium.html

GROUND COVERS
Beach Strawberry

http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2012/04/beach-strawberry-fragaria-chiloensis.html
Creeping Myoporum
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/12/photo-creeping-myoporum-myoporum.html

Dymondia
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/04/photo-flagstone-with-dymondia.html

http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2012/04/photo-dymondia-on-slope.html
Freeway Daisy
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2012/03/photo-freeway-daisy-osteospermum.html

ORNAMENTAL GRASSES
Clumping Blue Fescue
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/08/photo-clumping-blue-fescue-festuca.html
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/08/photo-clumping-blue-fescue-planted-in.html
Mexican Feather Grass
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/02/photo-mexican-feather-grass-stipa.html
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/06/photo-mexican-feather-grass-stipa.html
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/08/photo-stepping-stones-with-mexican.html
Pink Muhly
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/01/pink-muhly-grass.html
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/12/photo-pink-muhly-mulhlenbergia.html

ANNUALS
California Poppy
http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2011/03/photo-california-poppy-eschscholzia.html

http://2minutegardener.blogspot.com/2012/03/photo-california-poppy-eschscholzia.html

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