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Nov 19, 2016 3:31 PM CST

Would appreciate the names of Drought Resistant / Low Water Plants, Shrubs and Ground Cover that would grow successfully in zip code 94571.

Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Nov 19, 2016 7:40 PM CST
Welcome to NGA, @ms1 !

High Country Gardens has lots of information about drought-resistant plants: https://www.highcountrygardens...
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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Nov 20, 2016 10:34 AM CST
That would be zone 9b, I think. Try a native succulent of the region like Dudleya brittonii (from Baja California), or various other Dudleyas from California.

There's a coastal agave from SoCal and BC which might also work for you.

Also consider various other agaves (choose placement carefully due to spines).

There's a variety of aloes which might also work. Including trees

and other plants.

For help sorting out the cold tolerance of aloes, consult this handy list.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Nov 21, 2016 10:38 AM CST
Rio Vista is pretty warm; it won't be hard to find winter hardy plants. My concern would be finding xeriscape plants for an area that gets on average 20 or more inches of rain each year.

I would look at Junipers or bunch grasses.
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