In this plant section, we group together those plants which are adapted to arid or drought conditions. Normally, the majority of these species, grown in dry conditions, are waxy, succulent, hairy, sticky, needle-like and even, smaller than the rest.
In Drought Resistant Plants you can find any species with these features: Pithecellobium dulce, Ruta graveolens, Syzygium cordatum, Tamarindus indica and so on.
Semi-evergreen shrub with deep green foliage and long bloom time. This "Glossy abelia" has abundant lavender pink flowers and showy red calyces . Highly fragrant! The leaves retain the reddish foliage all summer long. Frost tolerant, while evergreen in frost free climates.
Feijoa or "pineapple guava" is the fruit of an ornamental subtropical bush native to South America. Acca grows effortlessly in Mediterranean climates and fruits regularly. It bears beautiful pink flowers with edible petals! It sets fruits in pots.
The African Baobab is a beautiful symbolic tree, able to attain a gigantic size. It is easy to cultivate in pots, as long as it is kept above 8 C and kept dry in winter, when leafless. Leaves are dark green, glossy and palmate. Flowers are an absolute beauty. The fruit is edible.
The most unusual of all the Bauhinias from Madagascar. This shrub has very architectural growth with small nice foliage and lots of blue-violet flowers. It takes harsh and cool conditions, so it is suitable for coastal Mediterranean gardens.
Wow! "Qué será", Whatever will be will be, is a supershowy, fiercely spined bromeliad suitable for non-tropical climates. Its leaves have cream-yellow stripes on dark green with pink hues. It is not too large and eventually produces a spectacular red inflorescence. It is remarkably hardy to light frosts.
Carob trees are culivated throughout the Mediterranean. Fruits are highly nutritious: sweet, fibrous and juicy with a typical aroma reminiscent of chocolate. The ree itself is very ornamental too, with leathery glosssy dark green foliage.
Small shrub with wavy, grey leaves and clusters of rose-pink flowers, about 5 cm across. It takes harsh mediterranean conditions and frost to about -12 C. Cistus x Pulverulentus is a garden hybrid, obtained by crossing Cistus albidus x Cistus crispus. It has an extended flowering season, much longer than the average Cistus.
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