Parking Strips: Plant Selection

Parking strips, the generally long, narrow strips between the street and sidewalk, can make plant selection more challenging.

Many types of plants are available for creating an attractive water-conserving parking strip. Plants should be selected for hardiness, sun exposure, soil and pollution tolerance, and mature size.

Many parking strips contain existing street trees. Consider the orientation of existing trees. Is there morning or afternoon shade under the trees?  Are existing trees drought tolerant species? Selection of companion plants for …