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Chinese Pistache 'Keith Davey'

Mediterranean-Inspired Plant Combos

Palo Verde Flowers behind title "Mediterranean-Inspired"

Grow Heat-Hardy Natives From Mediterranean Climate Zones

We've curated plant combinations inspired by natives of Mediterranean climates that offer leaf color and texture variation, flowers for local pollinators, waterwise options, and visual uniqueness. All of these combinations stand up to our summer heat and low water seasons. It's fun to think that plants native to Africa, Australia, Italy, New Zealand or Spain can be part of a thriving landscape in your own yard.

When planting, consider mature height and place tallest varieties in the background. Plant the same varieties in groups for greater impact. Punctuate with your favorite annuals and perennials for seasonal color.

Planting Tip: Trees do much better if they are watered from a separate valve because they require large doses of water, less often than smaller shrubs.
Palo Verde Tree with four plants

Under The Tuscan Sun

A waterwise and unique combination that offers low maintenance with a variety of leaf color and texture. We've incorporated plants native to Africa, Portugal, Spain, and Italy.
Palo Verde Tree
Red Oleander
Rosemary 'Tuscan Blue'
Fountain Grass 'Hameln'
Variegated Society Garlic
Olive tree with four plants

Summer Rockets

Invite pollinators during spring and summer with this combination. Native Australian plants like Grevillea and Lomandra unique flair to any local landscape.
Fruitless Olive
Barberry 'Orange Rocket'
Pugster Blue Butterfly Bush
Grevillea 'Mt. Tamboritha'
Platinum Beauty™ Lomandra
Crape Myrtle 'Dynamite' with four plants

Tuscan Obsession

Not only does this combo provide rich summer blooms, the Crape Myrtle offers up vibrant fall leaf color. While Rosemary is native to Spain and Portugal, we've included a nod to Africa with the Fortnight Lily and Society Garlic.
Crape Myrtle 'Dynamite'
Rosemary 'Tuscan Blue'
Heavenly Bamboo 'Obsession'
Yellow Fortnight Lily
Daylily
Chinese Pistache 'Keith Davey' with four plants

Australian Brush

We can thank Australia for the Bottlebrush in this combination. The red, brush-like flowers pop against its grey-green leaves. Not to mention the tidy form of New Zealand's Pittosporum. Enjoy summer flowers, a variety of leaf color and texture, and the beaming fall color of the Chinese Pistache.
Chinese Pistache 'Keith Davey'
Silver Maiden Grass 'Morning Light'
Bottlebrush 'Little John'
Beach Ball™ Black Stem Pittosporum
Variegated Society Garlic
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