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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 Ferox
Agave franzosinii
Agave havardiana
  Aloe striatula Agave Ferox Agave franzosinii Agave havardiana

 

 

  Characteristic hardy to about -7 degrees C thorny, fleshy green leaves striking agave, blue leaves wonderful cold-hardy Agave
  bright orange/yellow flowers yellow flower when mature much less common species bold architectural form
   
 
Agave neomexicana
Agave montana
Agave parryi
Astelia Silver Spear
  Agave neomexicana Agave montana Astelia chathamica
 
  one of the hardier Agaves hardy to winter cold Characteristic very cold-hardy Agave bright silver foliage
  moderate size / regular form rosette of dark green leaves Characteristic compact habit spiky, architectural foliage
   
 
Dasylirion longissimum
Dasylirion serratifolium
Phormium 'Alison Blackman'
Phormium 'Apricot Queen'
Dasylirion longissimum Dasylirion serratifolium Phormium 'Alison Blackman' Phormium 'Apricot Queen'
 

 

  amazing structural plant amazing structural plant up to 1.5 metres tall up to 1.5 metres tall
  resistant to cold and drought salt and wind tolerant arching habit, great colour magnificent, multi-colour
   
 
Phormium Bronze Baby
Phormium Evening Glow
Phormium cookianum 'Flamingo'
Phormium 'Golden Ray'
 
  Characteristic up to 1.5 metres tall Characteristic up to 1.5 metres tall Characteristic up to 1 metre tall Characteristic up to 2 metres tall
  Characteristic good in coastal gardens Characteristic pink and red foliage Characteristic great coastal variety Characteristic golden-yellow appearance
   
 
Phormium tenax 'Jester'
Phormium 'Maori Queen'
Phormium Tricolor
Phormium Yelow Wave
 
  Characteristic up to 1 metre tall Characteristic up to 1.5 metres tall Characteristic up to 1.5 metres tall Characteristic up to 1.5 metres tall
  Characteristic highly coloured cultivar Characteristic bronze-green & pink stripes Characteristic wide, glossy foliage Characteristic good in coastal gardens
   
 
Phormium tenax
Phormium tenax 'Variegata'
Yucca filamentosa 'Variegata'
Yucca gloriosa
 
  Characteristic up to 3 metres tall Characteristic up to 2 metres+ tall Characteristic up to 1 metres tall Characteristic up to 2-3 metres tall
  Characteristic good in coastal gardens Characteristic hardy and easy to grow Characteristic hardy and easy to grow Characteristic great hardy specimen
                 
 
Yucca gloriosa 'Variegata'
Yucca rostrata
   
   
     
  Characteristic up to 2-3 metres tall Characteristic up to 2 or more metres tall        
  Characteristic great hardy specimen Characteristic good in coastal gardens        
                 
         
 
 
 

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