We need more shade! It is time to plant more drought tolerant trees in San Diego. San Diego really does have a void when it comes to tree lined streets. With our ever increasing temperatures (each year is hotter and hotter) the demand for more cooling is stronger than ever before. Sure adding a shade structure will give you some immediate relief, however planting trees that eventually grows into magnificent shade vehicles are destined to become a priority in future landscape planning.
A few great drought tolerant trees in San Diego are:
- Peppermint Willow (Agonis flexuosa)
- Australian Willow (Geijera parviflora)
- Bottle Tree (Brachychiton populenum)
- Palo Verde (Cercidium ‘Desert Museum’)
- Sweet Bay (Laurus nobilis)
- African Sumac (Rhus lancea)
- Fruitless Olive (Olea ‘majestic beauty)
- Chinese Pistache (Pistache chinensis)
These are a small selection of low water use trees for San Diego. Each tree has its own attributes, whether faster growing or less maintenance consider any of the above when considering drought tolerant trees for San Diego.
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