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Best Shrubs for Mediterranean Gardens in Cool Countries

Mediterranean Garden Style, Mediterranean Plants, Mediterranean Garden Design


Cool courtyards built around fountains celebrating the sight and sound of water, tiled patios with dappled shade from cascading vines and plants flowering in turn for all twelve months of the year - Mediterranean gardens have such an irresistible appeal. Fortunately, they are not strictly reserved for gardeners from warmer climates. Gardens in more northern climates can capture the charm, romance and warmth of the Mediterranean style. Thousands of plants from the Mediterranean region thrive in cooler climates, with the added bonus that most are drought tolerant and low-maintenance. The main prerequisite for a Mediterranean garden is full sun and well-drained soils, whatever its location.

Here is a list of suitable shrubs for your Mediterranean Garden. Plant them around your Mediterranean perennials and enjoy your new landscape. Don't forget to combine them with perfect flower bulbs that will pop up in profusion every spring or fall! As you will note, most of them have received the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.

Guide Information

Hardiness 4 - 11
Plant Type Shrubs
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden

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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.

Guide Information

Hardiness 4 - 11
Plant Type Shrubs
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden

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