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Drought Tolerant Plants: Top 4 for Hot, Dry Weather

Dealing with hot, dry conditions in your landscape? We're almost one month into the summer season, and the toasty temperatures seem to have reached a peak, especially in the southern and midwest regions.

Dealing with hot, dry conditions in your landscape? We're almost one month into the summer season, and the toasty temperatures seem to have reached a peak, especially in the southern and midwest regions. Luckily, your garden doesn't have to be parched...with our top drought-tolerant plants, you'll have a thriving landscape look through tough weather.

Check out our favorites below!

1. Windmill Palm

One of the cold hardiest Palms (and most drought-tolerant) on the market, the Windmill Palm Tree is a dream come true for those who want island-inspired looks in the toughest conditions.

Windmill Palm Tree

North to South, the Windmill is unbelievably low-maintenance and naturally pest resistant, too.

Plus, it's got the good looks to match its easy upkeep. Despite extreme weather conditions, the Windmill Palm has fresh, fan-like fronds that are arranged symmetrically, with stunning green foliage.

2. Phenomenal Lavender

Phenomenal™ Lavender is tough and can survive in conditions that other lavender plants can't handle, like extreme heat and cold. 


The Lavenders grow extremely well in containers, too, and can be placed on your porch or patio, with purple blooms that shine and compact size that's totally versatile. So, effortless vibrancy is synonymous with this plant, living up to its 'phenomenal' name.

 

3. Drought Tolerant Evergreen

It's right in the name: The Drought Tolerant Evergreen Tree thrives on neglect, forming a thick privacy screen despite tough conditions. And it's adaptable to various soil types and is actually the most drought tolerant of any evergreen on the market.

Drought Tolerant Evergreen

Also known as the Blue Sapphire Cypress or Arizona Cypress, this hardy tree stands up to the extreme weather conditions that damage and even kill other varieties, like arid, Southwestern regions. 

4. Enduring Summer Crape Myrtle

They're small in size, but their color is huge - the Enduring Summer, named for its consistent color and full growth, boasts clusters of vibrant red blooms that last from the summer all the way into the fall.

Enduring Summer Crape Myrtle

So, you get rich blooms for four months and high drought tolerance and heat resistance. This Crape Myrtle endures everything that hot and dry summers have to throw at it. Even better? It resists the molds and mildews that harm other trees in hot, humid conditions.

So, elevate your garden with the carefree, easy-growing vibes of our drought-tolerant plants...you'll have what you need to celebrate the season and beyond. Check out some of our other drought-tolerant plants!