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Great North American Plants for Dry Soils in New England

Regional Gardening, Native Shrubs, Native Trees, New England Gardening, Native Plants Gardening


Hardy native North American plants are important elements in New England gardens. They add depth and character to any garden and not only provide lovely blooms, but also attractive berries, showy fall color and food for the birds.

Do not despair if your garden is affected by dry soil conditions. There are plenty of beautiful native plants for difficult sites like yours.

Here is a list of native North American plants that cope better than most with dry conditions. Remember to provide them with plenty of water after planting them in order to get them well established.

Guide Information

Hardiness 3 - 7
Heat Zones 1 - 3
Exposure Full Sun
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Tolerance Dry Soil
New England Plant Combination Ideas New England Guides

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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 3 - 7
Heat Zones 1 - 3
Exposure Full Sun
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Tolerance Dry Soil
New England Plant Combination Ideas New England Guides

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