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I am looking for a shrub or tree that can line my driveway but, the problem is that it is facing the south and gets little to none water. Can you suggest some drought resistant plants that will work for that particular area?
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There are two books I looked through to find some ideas of where you can start. One book is the Water-Wise Landscaping book put out by the USU Extension and the other book is Water Wise: Native Plants for Intermountain Landscapes. With about 2-3 feet wide with a retaining wall on one side it rules out putting trees in which the root system might ruin the wall. So, I started with mostly shrubs which could handle pruning and also not get too big (over 6 feet tall). Some of the plants which I suggest are, serviceberry, mountain mahogany, mockorange, columnar junipers, fernbush, dogwoods, potentilla, golden current, pea shrub, sand cherry, and snowberry.
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