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9th December, 2013 Comments are closed

Top Ten Bullet Proof Plants

Hesperaloe-parviflora

We’d like to share 10 of our favorite bullet proof plants. These plants are unique in that they can lend a desert or a lush garden feel to the landscape, depending on how they are combined. All of these plants are low water use and low maintenance. If these plants are hit hard by a freeze, they can easily be pruned down to encourage re-growth from the roots and recover quickly. Additionally, because of their vigorous growth rate, you won’t have to buy such a large plant at the nursery or dig such a big planting hole!

  1. Red Yucca/Hesperaloe parviflora (Accent plant)
  2. Desert Marigold/Baileya multiradiata (Accent plant)
  3. Fairy Dusters/Caliandra species (Shrub)
  4. Texas Sages/Leucophyllum species (Shrub)
  5. Petite Oleander/Nerium oleander ‘Petite’ series (Shrub)
  6. Yellow or Orange Bells/Tecoma stans varieties (Shrub)
  7. Red Bird of Paradise / Caesalpinia pulcherima (Shrub)
  8. Yaupon holly/ Ilex vomitoria dwarf varieties (Shrub)
  9. Willow Acacia/Acacia salacina (Tree)
  10. 10. Desert Willow/Chilopsis linearis(Tree)