Plant Selection for Water-Wise Shrub Beds

Appropriate plant selection for water-wise shrub beds can help reduce water needs in the landscape.

Shrubs can provide a more natural look, screen unsightly objects, create strong seasonal interest in the landscape, and provide a backdrop for showy perennials. Shrubs can also meet habitat and food requirements for a variety of wildlife species.









  • Look for native or species adapted to the local climate, soil type, and sun exposure
  • Choose flowering and fruiting