Plants for Sunny Dry Areas

Living in a very wet and humid climate it is hard to sometimes believe that there are arid places in BC! However even from Vancouver to the Lower Mainland there are dry and arid spots in many if not all yards and gardens. Below is a quick list of trees, shrubs and plants that enjoy this condition!

Evergreen Trees

  • Pines (Mugho, White Pine, Scotch Pine)
  • Arizona Cypress (Cupressus Arizonica)
  • Madrona (Arbutus Menziesii)

Deciduous Trees

  • Red Oak (Quercus coccinea)
  • Chesnut (Cstanea)
  • Flowering Peach (Prunus mume)
  • Silver Maple (Acer negundo variegatum)
  • Catalpa
  • Hawthorne (Cratageus)
  • Mountain Ash (Sorbus aucuparia)
  • Siberian Elm (Ulumus pumila)
  • Larch (Larix)
  • Lime (Tilia)

Evergreen Shrubs

  • Evergreen Barberry (Berberis Wilsonae, Darwini, Julianade)
  • Heaths (Calluna vulgaris)
  • Ceanothus
  • Cotoneasters (Franchetti, microphylla, dammeri)
  • Broom and Spanish Broom (Cytisus)
  • Euonymus Radicans
  • Mexican Orange (Choisya ternata)
  • Holly Mahonia (Mahonia aquifolium)
  • St. John’s Wort (Hypericum)
  • Veronica (Buxifolia, traversi, pageana)

Deciduous Shrubs

  • Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergi)
  • Smoke Tree (Rhus cotinus)
  • Lavender (Lavandula)
  • Tamarix (Tamarisk)


  • Sun Rose (Helianthemum)
  • Anemone Japonica
  • Catmint (Nepeta mussini)
  • Yucca

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