If you live in a water scarce area or simply want a low-maintenance garden, plumbago is a drought-proof plant worth considering…

Plumbago is a popular drought-proof shrub that can be grown into a hedge or planted in a container.

Easy to grow as an informal or formal hedge

Easy to prune for a formal look, this fast-growing shrub grows to about three metres wide and four metres high.

For the love of flowers

And if you love flowers, this shrub is for you! Plumbago typically flowers from November until May, and has either blue or white blooms that butterflies love.

It is water-wise and resilient, making it a perfect addition to a low-maintenance garden. However, in a small garden, you may need to prune it regularly. In a large garden, it’s a great plant to help fill wide open spaces in garden beds.

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Sources: Plantzafrica.comRoyal Horticultural Society and Wikipedia