Question by  DrWiz (23)

What are some suitable ornamental shrubs for the inland valley area of California?

The climate tends to be very dry.


Answer by  meetoo (7)

Cistus is a deciduous flowering shrub perfectly suited to dry conditions. The flowers are 6cm in diameter, bright pink and papery with a darker centre. A good neighbour for Cistus would be Fathead Lavender which provides spears of deep mauve fragrant little flowers topped with deep violet frilly petals.


Answer by  Pmz (13)

Shubs that may be grown in the inland area of California include cactus and succulents. The extremely dry climate discourages plants that need great amounts of water. Plants that require heavy watering are not likely to thrive. Cactus have specialized stems that serve to hold water.


Answer by  eatwrite (1559)

Drought tolerate shrubs such as hedges and azaleas works best in a dry area that does not get much rain. Some people have much success with the oriental poppy and the chrysanthas.


Answer by  luckyhappy (90)

Jade plant, Cactus, Yucca, Oleander, palms all work for us. Tour your neighborhood, see what has worked in an older section. Visit local park and see what the professionals planted. The space and water available will help narrow the selection. Buy small, many and let them grow.

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