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Plants that can cope with drought, windy or coastal conditions. Drought tolerant plants generally have narrow, strap-like, spiky or silver leaves. In general most drought resitant plants will also tolerate coastal or exposed windy gardens making them suitable for container cultivation and ideal for balcony and rooftop planting. They are by the most part evergreen, architectural and structural plants adding a different dimension to the garden and providing form throughout the year. This section of the website highlights some of our favourite drought tolerant plants. All of these plants make fantastic statements and are suitable for most gardens - just err towards the sunnier parts and avoid any areas prone to waterlogging. If you feel you need any further advice, please contact any of our helpful members of staff at the nursery.

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Aloe striatula, Hardy aloe
Agave franzosinii
Agave macroacantha
Agave neomexicana
  Aloe striatula Agave franzosinii Agave macroacantha Agave neomexicana

 

  Characteristic hardy to about -7 degrees C striking agave, blue leaves Ideal for smaller gardens one of the hardier Agaves
  bright orange/yellow flowers much less common species requires minimal watering moderate size / regular form
   
 
Agave parrasana
Agave victoriae-reginae
Astelia Silver Spear
Dasylirion serratifolium
  Agave parrasana Astelia chathamica Dasylirion serratifolium
 

 

  up to 1 metre Characteristic Stout, triangular leaves bright silver foliage amazing structural plant
  great in a pot Characteristic hardy to - 12C though winter spiky, architectural foliage salt and wind tolerant
   
 
Phormium 'Alison Blackman'
Phormium 'Apricot Queen'
Phormium Bronze Baby
Phormium Evening Glow
Phormium 'Alison Blackman' Phormium 'Apricot Queen'
 
  up to 1.5 metres tall up to 1.5 metres tall Characteristic up to 1.5 metres tall Characteristic up to 1.5 metres tall
  arching habit, great colour magnificent, multi-colour Characteristic good in coastal gardens Characteristic pink and red foliage
   
 
Phormium cookianum 'Flamingo'
Phormium 'Golden Ray'
Phormium tenax 'Jester'
Phormium 'Maori Queen'
 
  Characteristic up to 1 metre tall Characteristic up to 2 metres tall Characteristic up to 1 metre tall Characteristic up to 1.5 metres tall
  Characteristic great coastal variety Characteristic golden-yellow appearance Characteristic highly coloured cultivar Characteristic bronze-green & pink stripes
   
 
Phormium Tricolor
Phormium Yelow Wave
Phormium tenax
Phormium tenax 'Variegata'
 
  Characteristic up to 1.5 metres tall Characteristic up to 1.5 metres tall Characteristic up to 1.5 metres tall Characteristic up to 1 metres tall
  Characteristic wide, glossy foliage Characteristic good in coastal gardens Characteristic good in coastal gardens Characteristic hardy and easy to grow
   
 
Yucca filamentosa 'Variegata'
Yucca gloriosa
Yucca gloriosa 'Variegata'
Yucca rostrata
 
  Characteristic up to 1 metres tall Characteristic up to 2-3 metres tall Characteristic up to 2-3 metres tall Characteristic up to 2 or more metres tall
  Characteristic hardy and easy to grow Characteristic great hardy specimen Characteristic great hardy specimen Characteristic good in coastal gardens
                 
         
 
 
 

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