Drought-Tolerant Plants

Kathy Zuzek

University of Minnesota Extension Educator


Do you live in a geographic area with little rainfall?  Do your sandy soils allow water to percolate away quickly?  Are you looking for a drought-resistant landscape?  Are attractive landscapes and water conservation both goals of yours?  Below is a partial list of trees, shrubs, and herbaceous perennials that once established, grow well with little supplemental watering.  Within most of the species listed, there are cultivar choices that will provide you with a wide variety of ornamental traits.


 Drought Tolerant Plants

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