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Drought-Tolerant Plants in Sussex County, DE

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Not only are native plants beneficial to wildlife, but they are drought tolerant, low maintenance, and thrive in the Sussex County, DE climate. If you want to update your current landscape with native plants, you can rely on Sussex Tree to provide tree removal services, installation, and maintenance.

Native Plants and Shrubs in Delaware

There are many native plant options to choose from when updating your landscape, many of which are native to the United States and even specifically to Delaware. Native plants are well adapted to the coastal climate and soil conditions of Sussex County. Native plants are drought tolerant, thriving without water for extended periods, requiring only occasional watering, saving time and money.

Wax Myrtle (Morella cerifera)

This shrub is great for a privacy hedge and can replace higher-maintenance evergreen shrubs like boxwood. It grows to six to twelve feet in height and about six to eight feet in width and has small white flowers in the summer and berries in the fall that provide food for birds. It grows fairly quickly if you’re looking for something to give a border or a privacy screen on your property.

Yucca (Yucca filamentosa)

You can plant this to create some structural interest in your home landscape. Considered a shrub for its size and year-round appeal, it grows in full sun and is tolerant of well-drained sandy soils, heat, drought, and salt spray.

Butterflyweed (Asclepias tuberosa)

Don’t let the name fool you; this plant is a beautiful addition to perennial and border gardens. It brightens the garden with its beautiful orange flowers loved by butterflies, especially the monarch.

Phlox (Phlox paniculata)

If you’re looking for something to bloom all summer with zero to little maintenance, you’ll want to plant garden phlox. There are different varieties to choose from depending on the color of flowers you’re looking for, such as light and dark pink, white, and lavender.

Contact Sussex Tree for landscaping maintenance and installation services. Sussex Tree provides high-end design, installation, and care! Are you looking to add more native plants to your landscape? Get a free quote or contact us by phone at 302-227-1980.