Hot Dry Shade Blooming Shrub - Knowledgebase Question

Pleasant Grove, Al
Question by stansnet
April 26, 2009
What low growing shrubs could you suggest that suit the following?

Hot Dry Shade Blooming all Summer, Shrub?

Answer from NGA
April 26, 2009


Not many shrubs will tolerate both heat and shade and still bloom, but here are two suggestions:
Dwarf Abelias Height x Width: 2-4' H x 3-4' W Bloom Color: White or Lavender
Bloom Time: Summer through Fall Water: Low once established Features: Clusters of small white or lavender bell-shape flowers are produced in abundance summer thru fall. Low mounding habit. Drought tolerant.

Barberri 'Crimson Pigmy' Size: 2' H x 3' W Bloom Color: Yellow - inconspicuous
Bloom Time: Spring Water: Low - drought tolerant Features: Outstanding maroon-red foliage on this low, mounding shrub. Extremely drought and heat tolerant.

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