Mediterranean shrubs/trees - Knowledgebase Question

Orange, CA
Question by jpmascaro
June 24, 2005
Please recommend a shrub or tree that can form the background/foundation for a Mediterranean style landscape design (full sun and includes rosemary, lavender, rock rose, etc.) that will grow to approximately 12 feet tall.

Answer from NGA
June 24, 2005


Bougainvillea, Oleander, Pomegranite, Leonotis, Cytisus, Myrtle and Myoporum are all good shrubs for background to your garden. Here's a list of additional plants suitable for a Mediterranean garden: Artemisia absynthium 'Huntington Gardens' Berberis Thunbergii "Atropurpurea' Buddleia Nanhoensis 'Petit Plum' Euphorbia characius Wulfenii Euphorbia Cherokee Euphorbia dulcis Chameleon Euphorbia Griffith ' Dixter' Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow' Euphorbia x Martinii Iris Unguicularis Lavandula 'Munstead' Lavandula Latifolia Lavatera Thuringiaca 'Barnsley' Lavender angustifolia Mitcham Grey Lavender intermedia Grosso Sedum 'Vera Jameson' Best wishes with your new garden!

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