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A Great Looking and Low-Care Mediterranean Border

Plant Combinations, Spring Borders, Summer Borders, Fall Borders, Winter Borders


Providing delicate shade in this desert garden, Parkinsonia praecox (Palo Brea) is a wonderful tree for large, open desert gardens where its architectural qualities can be admired: smooth pale green bark, gracefully twisting branches, vast numbers of lemon-yellow flowers in spring when it creates a dramatic display.

Palo Brea is combined with the ravishing blue-green rosettes of Dioon edule (Chestnut Dioon), an elegant, palm-like, evergreen cycad. They are both underplanted with a carpet of Dyckia 'Burgundy Ice', a small succulent with striking rosettes of gracefully curving, burgundy leaves adorned with brilliant white spines.

Tolerant of extreme heat and cold, all these plants are low-care, water-wise, drought tolerant, and they look great year-round.

Garden Information

Hardiness 9 – 11
Climate Zones 14
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Birds, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Palms - Cycads


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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Garden Information

Hardiness 9 – 11
Climate Zones 14
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Birds, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Palms - Cycads


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