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.


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Answer from NGA
June 24, 2005

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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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