35 Drought-Tolerant Plants

35 Drought-Tolerant Plants: a Comprehensive List

If you’re looking to add some drought-tolerant plants to your garden, you’ve come to the right place! In this blog post, we will provide a comprehensive list of the best plants for those who live in dry climates. Keep reading for information on how to choose the right plants for your garden, and learn about some of our favorite drought-tolerant varieties including information about their features, requirements, and other characteristics.

What are Drought-Tolerant Plants?

Drought-tolerant plants are plants that can survive severe dry spells and other heat and drought events. While a drought-tolerant plant may vary in its watering needs, drought-tolerant plants are able to bounce back from periods of water withdrawal. Still, most drought-tolerant plants are pretty low maintenance and can offer your garden or landscape a beautiful addition with very little water maintenance.

35 of the Best Drought-Tolerant Plants for Your Garden

1) New Jersey tea

drought-tolerant plants
  • Scientific Name: Ceanothus americanus L.
  • States/Territories Grown in: AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV
  • Seasonal Duration: Perennial
  • Type: Subshrub, Shrub
  • Active Growth Period: Spring and Summer
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: 
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Flower Conspicuous: No
  • Fruit Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistant: No
  • Flower Color: Blue
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Fruit Color: Brown
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Maximum Height After 20 Years: 3 Feet
  • Toxicity: None
  • Okay Soils: Coarse. Medium. 
  • Drought Tolerance Level: High
  • Minimum Number of Frost Free Days: 120
  • Moisture Use Level: Low
  • Minimum pH: 4.00
  • Maximum pH: 6.00
  • Minimum Number of Days of Precipitation: 25
  • Maximum Number of Days of Precipitation: 60
  • Blooming Period: Late Spring
  • Edible: Yes

2) netleaf hackberry

  • Scientific Name: Celtis laevigata Willd. var. reticulata (Torr.) L.D. Benson
  • States/Territories Grown in: AZ, CO, ID, KS, LA, NM, NV, OK, OR, TX, UT, WA, WY
  • Seasonal Duration: Perennial
  • Type: Tree, Shrub
  • Active Growth Period: Spring and Summer
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: 
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Flower Conspicuous: No
  • Fruit Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistant: No
  • Flower Color: Green
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Fruit Color: White
  • Growth Rate: Rapid
  • Maximum Height After 20 Years: 8 Feet
  • Toxicity: None
  • Okay Soils: Coarse. Medium. 
  • Drought Tolerance Level: High
  • Minimum Number of Frost Free Days: 200
  • Moisture Use Level: Low
  • Minimum pH: 7.00
  • Maximum pH: 8.00
  • Minimum Number of Days of Precipitation: 8
  • Maximum Number of Days of Precipitation: 40
  • Blooming Period: Mid Spring
  • Edible: Yes

3) Texas redbud

Texas redubud: drought tolerant plant
  • Scientific Name: Cercis canadensis L. var. texensis (S. Watson) M. Hopkins
  • States/Territories Grown in: OK, TX
  • Seasonal Duration: Perennial
  • Type: Tree, Shrub
  • Active Growth Period: Spring
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: 
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fruit Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fire Resistant: No
  • Flower Color: Red
  • Foliage Color: Dark Green
  • Fruit Color: Brown
  • Growth Rate: Rapid
  • Maximum Height After 20 Years: 12 Feet
  • Toxicity: None
  • Okay Soils: Coarse. Medium. Fine. 
  • Drought Tolerance Level: High
  • Minimum Number of Frost Free Days: 180
  • Moisture Use Level: Low
  • Minimum pH: 6.00
  • Maximum pH: 7.00
  • Minimum Number of Days of Precipitation: 15
  • Maximum Number of Days of Precipitation: 80
  • Blooming Period: Early Spring
  • Edible: No

4) tietongue

  • Scientific Name: Coccoloba diversifolia Jacq.
  • States/Territories Grown in: PR, VI
  • Seasonal Duration: Perennial
  • Type: Tree, Shrub
  • Active Growth Period: Spring
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: None
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fruit Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistant: No
  • Flower Color: White
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Fruit Color: Purple
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Maximum Height After 20 Years: 38 Feet
  • Toxicity: None
  • Okay Soils: Coarse. Medium. Fine. 
  • Drought Tolerance Level: High
  • Minimum Number of Frost Free Days: 365
  • Moisture Use Level: 
  • Minimum pH: 0.00
  • Maximum pH: 0.00
  • Minimum Number of Days of Precipitation: 0
  • Maximum Number of Days of Precipitation: 0
  • Blooming Period: Summer
  • Edible: Yes

5) seagrape

  • Scientific Name: Coccoloba uvifera (L.) L.
  • States/Territories Grown in: PR, VI
  • Seasonal Duration: Perennial
  • Type: Tree, Shrub
  • Active Growth Period: Year Round
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: 
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fruit Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fire Resistant: No
  • Flower Color: 
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Fruit Color: Purple
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Maximum Height After 20 Years: 25 Feet
  • Toxicity: None
  • Okay Soils: Coarse. Medium. Fine. 
  • Drought Tolerance Level: High
  • Minimum Number of Frost Free Days: 365
  • Moisture Use Level: Low
  • Minimum pH: 5.00
  • Maximum pH: 7.00
  • Minimum Number of Days of Precipitation: 20
  • Maximum Number of Days of Precipitation: 60
  • Blooming Period: Indeterminate
  • Edible: No

6) Russian olive

Russian olive: drought tolerant plants
  • Scientific Name: Elaeagnus angustifolia L.
  • States/Territories Grown in: AZ, CO, CT, IA, ID, IL, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WY
  • Seasonal Duration: Perennial
  • Type: Tree, Shrub
  • Active Growth Period: Spring and Summer
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: 
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fruit Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fire Resistant: No
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Foliage Color: White-Gray
  • Fruit Color: Red
  • Growth Rate: Rapid
  • Maximum Height After 20 Years: 35 Feet
  • Toxicity: None
  • Okay Soils: Coarse. Medium. 
  • Drought Tolerance Level: High
  • Minimum Number of Frost Free Days: 100
  • Moisture Use Level: High
  • Minimum pH: 6.00
  • Maximum pH: 9.00
  • Minimum Number of Days of Precipitation: 12
  • Maximum Number of Days of Precipitation: 40
  • Blooming Period: Early Summer
  • Edible: Yes

7) Tartary buckwheat

tartary buckwheat: drought tolerant plants and drought resistant
  • Scientific Name: Fagopyrum tataricum (L.) Gaertn.
  • States/Territories Grown in: MA, ME, MI, NH, NY, PA, VT, WV
  • Seasonal Duration: Annual
  • Type: Forb/herb
  • Active Growth Period: Summer
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: 
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fruit Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistant: No
  • Flower Color: White
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Fruit Color: Black
  • Growth Rate: Rapid
  • Maximum Height After 20 Years: 0 Feet
  • Toxicity: None
  • Okay Soils: Coarse. Medium. 
  • Drought Tolerance Level: High
  • Minimum Number of Frost Free Days: 155
  • Moisture Use Level: Low
  • Minimum pH: 4.00
  • Maximum pH: 6.00
  • Minimum Number of Days of Precipitation: 35
  • Maximum Number of Days of Precipitation: 55
  • Blooming Period: Mid Summer
  • Edible: Yes

8) Jerusalem artichoke

jerusalem artichoke: drought tolerant plants
  • Scientific Name: Helianthus tuberosus L.
  • States/Territories Grown in: AL, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
  • Seasonal Duration: Perennial
  • Type: Forb/herb
  • Active Growth Period: Spring and Summer
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: 
  • Fall Conspicuous: Yes
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fruit Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistant: No
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Foliage Color: Yellow-Green
  • Fruit Color: Brown
  • Growth Rate: Rapid
  • Maximum Height After 20 Years: 0 Feet
  • Toxicity: None
  • Okay Soils: Coarse. Medium. 
  • Drought Tolerance Level: High
  • Minimum Number of Frost Free Days: 100
  • Moisture Use Level: Low
  • Minimum pH: 4.00
  • Maximum pH: 7.00
  • Minimum Number of Days of Precipitation: 15
  • Maximum Number of Days of Precipitation: 55
  • Blooming Period: Late Summer
  • Edible: Yes

9) white leadtree

white leadtree drought tolerant plants
  • Scientific Name: Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit
  • States/Territories Grown in: VI
  • Seasonal Duration: Perennial
  • Type: Tree, Shrub
  • Active Growth Period: Spring and Summer
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: 
  • Fall Conspicuous: Yes
  • Flower Conspicuous: No
  • Fruit Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fire Resistant: No
  • Flower Color: White
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Fruit Color: Brown
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Maximum Height After 20 Years: 15 Feet
  • Toxicity: Moderate
  • Okay Soils: Coarse. Medium. Fine. 
  • Drought Tolerance Level: High
  • Minimum Number of Frost Free Days: 365
  • Moisture Use Level: Low
  • Minimum pH: 5.00
  • Maximum pH: 8.00
  • Minimum Number of Days of Precipitation: 15
  • Maximum Number of Days of Precipitation: 80
  • Blooming Period: Indeterminate
  • Edible: No

10) alfalfa

alfalfa: drought tolerant plants but high water use
  • Scientific Name: Medicago sativa L.
  • States/Territories Grown in: PR, VI
  • Seasonal Duration: Annual, Perennial
  • Type: Forb/herb
  • Active Growth Period: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: 
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fruit Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistant: No
  • Flower Color: Purple
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Fruit Color: Brown
  • Growth Rate: Rapid
  • Maximum Height After 20 Years: 0 Feet
  • Toxicity: None
  • Okay Soils: Medium. Fine. 
  • Drought Tolerance Level: High
  • Minimum Number of Frost Free Days: 90
  • Moisture Use Level: High
  • Minimum pH: 6.00
  • Maximum pH: 8.00
  • Minimum Number of Days of Precipitation: 12
  • Maximum Number of Days of Precipitation: 65
  • Blooming Period: Spring
  • Edible: Yes

11) Barbary fig

drought tolerant barbary fig
  • Scientific Name: Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill.
  • States/Territories Grown in: PR
  • Seasonal Duration: Perennial
  • Type: Tree, Shrub
  • Active Growth Period: Summer
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: 
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fruit Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fire Resistant: No
  • Flower Color: Red
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Fruit Color: 
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Maximum Height After 20 Years: 10 Feet
  • Toxicity: None
  • Okay Soils: Coarse. Medium. Fine. 
  • Drought Tolerance Level: High
  • Minimum Number of Frost Free Days: 200
  • Moisture Use Level: Low
  • Minimum pH: 7.00
  • Maximum pH: 8.00
  • Minimum Number of Days of Precipitation: 8
  • Maximum Number of Days of Precipitation: 15
  • Blooming Period: Mid Summer
  • Edible: Yes

12) rosemary

drought tolerant rosemary
  • Scientific Name: Rosmarinus officinalis L.
  • States/Territories Grown in: PR
  • Seasonal Duration: Perennial
  • Type: Subshrub, Shrub
  • Active Growth Period: Spring and Summer
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: 
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fruit Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistant: No
  • Flower Color: Blue
  • Foliage Color: Dark Green
  • Fruit Color: Brown
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Maximum Height After 20 Years: 5 Feet
  • Toxicity: None
  • Okay Soils: Coarse. Medium. 
  • Drought Tolerance Level: High
  • Minimum Number of Frost Free Days: 200
  • Moisture Use Level: Low
  • Minimum pH: 5.00
  • Maximum pH: 7.00
  • Minimum Number of Days of Precipitation: 14
  • Maximum Number of Days of Precipitation: 45
  • Blooming Period: Mid Spring
  • Edible: Yes

13) American red raspberry

drought tolerant american red raspberry
  • Scientific Name: Rubus idaeus L.
  • States/Territories Grown in: AB, BC, LB, MB, NB, NF, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT, CA
  • Seasonal Duration: Perennial
  • Type: Subshrub
  • Active Growth Period: Spring
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: 
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Flower Conspicuous: No
  • Fruit Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fire Resistant: Yes
  • Flower Color: White
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Fruit Color: Red
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Maximum Height After 20 Years: 9 Feet
  • Toxicity: Slight
  • Okay Soils: 
  • Drought Tolerance Level: High
  • Minimum Number of Frost Free Days: 0
  • Moisture Use Level: 
  • Minimum pH: 6.00
  • Maximum pH: 6.00
  • Minimum Number of Days of Precipitation: 12
  • Maximum Number of Days of Precipitation: 24
  • Blooming Period: Spring
  • Edible: Yes

14) vegetable hummingbird

drought tolerant vegetable hummingbird
  • Scientific Name: Sesbania grandiflora (L.) Poir.
  • States/Territories Grown in: PR, VI
  • Seasonal Duration: Perennial
  • Type: Tree, Shrub
  • Active Growth Period: Year Round
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: 
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Flower Conspicuous: No
  • Fruit Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistant: No
  • Flower Color: White
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Fruit Color: Brown
  • Growth Rate: Rapid
  • Maximum Height After 20 Years: 20 Feet
  • Toxicity: None
  • Okay Soils: Coarse. Medium. Fine. 
  • Drought Tolerance Level: High
  • Minimum Number of Frost Free Days: 365
  • Moisture Use Level: Low
  • Minimum pH: 5.00
  • Maximum pH: 7.00
  • Minimum Number of Days of Precipitation: 30
  • Maximum Number of Days of Precipitation: 60
  • Blooming Period: Spring
  • Edible: Yes

15) sorghum

drought tolerant sorghum
  • Scientific Name: Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench
  • States/Territories Grown in: PR, VI
  • Seasonal Duration: Annual
  • Type: Graminoid
  • Active Growth Period: Summer and Fall
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: 
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Flower Conspicuous: No
  • Fruit Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fire Resistant: No
  • Flower Color: Brown
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Fruit Color: Brown
  • Growth Rate: Rapid
  • Maximum Height After 20 Years: 0 Feet
  • Toxicity: Moderate
  • Okay Soils: Coarse. Medium. Fine. 
  • Drought Tolerance Level: High
  • Minimum Number of Frost Free Days: 90
  • Moisture Use Level: Medium
  • Minimum pH: 5.00
  • Maximum pH: 7.00
  • Minimum Number of Days of Precipitation: 18
  • Maximum Number of Days of Precipitation: 60
  • Blooming Period: Late Summer
  • Edible: Yes

16) Sudangrass

  • Scientific Name: Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench ssp. drummondii (Nees ex Steud.) de Wet & Harlan
  • States/Territories Grown in: AL, AZ, FL, HI, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NM, OR, PA, SC, TN, VA
  • Seasonal Duration: Annual
  • Type: Graminoid
  • Active Growth Period: Summer and Fall
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: 
  • Fall Conspicuous: Yes
  • Flower Conspicuous: No
  • Fruit Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistant: No
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Fruit Color: Brown
  • Growth Rate: Rapid
  • Maximum Height After 20 Years: 0 Feet
  • Toxicity: Slight
  • Okay Soils: Coarse. Medium. Fine. 
  • Drought Tolerance Level: High
  • Minimum Number of Frost Free Days: 90
  • Moisture Use Level: Low
  • Minimum pH: 5.00
  • Maximum pH: 6.00
  • Minimum Number of Days of Precipitation: 17
  • Maximum Number of Days of Precipitation: 40
  • Blooming Period: Early Summer
  • Edible: Yes

17) eastern redbud

drought tolerant eastern redbud
  • Scientific Name: Cercis canadensis L.
  • States/Territories Grown in: AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV
  • Seasonal Duration: Perennial
  • Type: Tree, Shrub
  • Active Growth Period: Spring and Summer
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: 
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fruit Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fire Resistant: No
  • Flower Color: Purple
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Fruit Color: Black
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Maximum Height After 20 Years: 16 Feet
  • Toxicity: None
  • Okay Soils: Coarse. Medium. 
  • Drought Tolerance Level: High
  • Minimum Number of Frost Free Days: 130
  • Moisture Use Level: Low
  • Minimum pH: 4.00
  • Maximum pH: 7.00
  • Minimum Number of Days of Precipitation: 28
  • Maximum Number of Days of Precipitation: 60
  • Blooming Period: Spring
  • Edible: No

18) American beech

  • Scientific Name: Fagus grandifolia Ehrh.
  • States/Territories Grown in: AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV
  • Seasonal Duration: Perennial
  • Type: Tree
  • Active Growth Period: Spring and Summer
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: 
  • Fall Conspicuous: Yes
  • Flower Conspicuous: No
  • Fruit Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistant: No
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Fruit Color: Brown
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Maximum Height After 20 Years: 30 Feet
  • Toxicity: None
  • Okay Soils: Coarse. Medium. 
  • Drought Tolerance Level: High
  • Minimum Number of Frost Free Days: 100
  • Moisture Use Level: Medium
  • Minimum pH: 4.00
  • Maximum pH: 6.00
  • Minimum Number of Days of Precipitation: 30
  • Maximum Number of Days of Precipitation: 50
  • Blooming Period: Mid Spring
  • Edible: Yes

19) mammee apple

drougth tolerant mammee apple fruit
  • Scientific Name: Mammea americana L.
  • States/Territories Grown in: PR, VI
  • Seasonal Duration: Perennial
  • Type: Tree
  • Active Growth Period: Spring
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: 
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fruit Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fire Resistant: No
  • Flower Color: White
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Fruit Color: Brown
  • Growth Rate: Rapid
  • Maximum Height After 20 Years: 113 Feet
  • Toxicity: Slight
  • Okay Soils: Coarse. Medium. Fine. 
  • Drought Tolerance Level: High
  • Minimum Number of Frost Free Days: 365
  • Moisture Use Level: 
  • Minimum pH: 6.00
  • Maximum pH: 8.00
  • Minimum Number of Days of Precipitation: 40
  • Maximum Number of Days of Precipitation: 60
  • Blooming Period: Spring
  • Edible: Yes

20) twoneedle pinyon

drought tolerant two needle pinyon
  • Scientific Name: Pinus edulis Engelm.
  • States/Territories Grown in: AZ, CO, NM, NV, OK, TX, UT, WY
  • Seasonal Duration: Perennial
  • Type: Tree
  • Active Growth Period: Spring and Summer
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: 
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Flower Conspicuous: No
  • Fruit Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistant: No
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Fruit Color: Brown
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Maximum Height After 20 Years: 25 Feet
  • Toxicity: None
  • Okay Soils: Coarse. Medium. Fine. 
  • Drought Tolerance Level: High
  • Minimum Number of Frost Free Days: 200
  • Moisture Use Level: Low
  • Minimum pH: 6.00
  • Maximum pH: 8.00
  • Minimum Number of Days of Precipitation: 9
  • Maximum Number of Days of Precipitation: 27
  • Blooming Period: Early Summer
  • Edible: Yes

21) littleleaf sumac

littleleaf sumac
  • Scientific Name: Rhus microphylla Engelm. ex A. Gray
  • States/Territories Grown in: AZ, NM, OK, TX
  • Seasonal Duration: Perennial
  • Type: Tree, Shrub
  • Active Growth Period: Spring and Summer
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: 
  • Fall Conspicuous: Yes
  • Flower Conspicuous: No
  • Fruit Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fire Resistant: No
  • Flower Color: White
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Fruit Color: Red
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Maximum Height After 20 Years: 10 Feet
  • Toxicity: None
  • Okay Soils: Coarse. Medium. 
  • Drought Tolerance Level: High
  • Minimum Number of Frost Free Days: 150
  • Moisture Use Level: Low
  • Minimum pH: 7.00
  • Maximum pH: 8.00
  • Minimum Number of Days of Precipitation: 8
  • Maximum Number of Days of Precipitation: 12
  • Blooming Period: Spring
  • Edible: Yes

22) gooseberry currant

  • Scientific Name: Ribes montigenum McClatchie
  • States/Territories Grown in: AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY
  • Seasonal Duration: Perennial
  • Type: Shrub
  • Active Growth Period: Spring and Summer
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: 
  • Fall Conspicuous: Yes
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fruit Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fire Resistant: No
  • Flower Color: Red
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Fruit Color: Brown
  • Growth Rate: Rapid
  • Maximum Height After 20 Years: 1 Feet
  • Toxicity: None
  • Okay Soils: Coarse. Medium. 
  • Drought Tolerance Level: High
  • Minimum Number of Frost Free Days: 120
  • Moisture Use Level: Medium
  • Minimum pH: 7.00
  • Maximum pH: 8.00
  • Minimum Number of Days of Precipitation: 10
  • Maximum Number of Days of Precipitation: 35
  • Blooming Period: Early Summer
  • Edible: Yes

23) sassafras

  • Scientific Name: Sassafras albidum (Nutt.) Nees
  • States/Territories Grown in: AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV
  • Seasonal Duration: Perennial
  • Type: Tree, Shrub
  • Active Growth Period: Spring and Summer
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: 
  • Fall Conspicuous: Yes
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fruit Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistant: No
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Fruit Color: Brown
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Maximum Height After 20 Years: 24 Feet
  • Toxicity: None
  • Okay Soils: Coarse. Medium. 
  • Drought Tolerance Level: High
  • Minimum Number of Frost Free Days: 160
  • Moisture Use Level: Low
  • Minimum pH: 4.00
  • Maximum pH: 7.00
  • Minimum Number of Days of Precipitation: 35
  • Maximum Number of Days of Precipitation: 55
  • Blooming Period: Late Spring
  • Edible: Yes

24) saw palmetto

  • Scientific Name: Serenoa repens (W. Bartram) Small
  • States/Territories Grown in: AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, SC, TX
  • Seasonal Duration: Perennial
  • Type: Tree, Shrub
  • Active Growth Period: Spring and Summer
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: 
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Flower Conspicuous: No
  • Fruit Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistant: No
  • Flower Color: White
  • Foliage Color: Yellow-Green
  • Fruit Color: Black
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Maximum Height After 20 Years: 10 Feet
  • Toxicity: None
  • Okay Soils: Coarse. Medium. Fine. 
  • Drought Tolerance Level: High
  • Minimum Number of Frost Free Days: 180
  • Moisture Use Level: High
  • Minimum pH: 4.00
  • Maximum pH: 7.00
  • Minimum Number of Days of Precipitation: 35
  • Maximum Number of Days of Precipitation: 80
  • Blooming Period: Late Spring
  • Edible: Yes

25) russet buffaloberry

  • Scientific Name: Shepherdia canadensis (L.) Nutt.
  • States/Territories Grown in: AK, AZ, CO, ID, IL, IN, ME, MI, MN, MT, ND, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SD, UT, VT, WA, WI, WY
  • Seasonal Duration: Perennial
  • Type: Shrub
  • Active Growth Period: Spring and Summer
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: 
  • Fall Conspicuous: Yes
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fruit Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fire Resistant: No
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Foliage Color: White-Gray
  • Fruit Color: Yellow
  • Growth Rate: Rapid
  • Maximum Height After 20 Years: 6 Feet
  • Toxicity: None
  • Okay Soils: Coarse. Medium. 
  • Drought Tolerance Level: High
  • Minimum Number of Frost Free Days: 95
  • Moisture Use Level: Medium
  • Minimum pH: 5.00
  • Maximum pH: 8.00
  • Minimum Number of Days of Precipitation: 15
  • Maximum Number of Days of Precipitation: 30
  • Blooming Period: Late Spring
  • Edible: Yes

26) grain sorghum

  • Scientific Name: Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench ssp. bicolor
  • States/Territories Grown in: PR, VI
  • Seasonal Duration: Annual
  • Type: Graminoid
  • Active Growth Period: Summer and Fall
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: 
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Flower Conspicuous: No
  • Fruit Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fire Resistant: No
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Fruit Color: Brown
  • Growth Rate: Rapid
  • Maximum Height After 20 Years: 0 Feet
  • Toxicity: Moderate
  • Okay Soils: Coarse. Medium. Fine. 
  • Drought Tolerance Level: High
  • Minimum Number of Frost Free Days: 60
  • Moisture Use Level: Medium
  • Minimum pH: 5.00
  • Maximum pH: 7.00
  • Minimum Number of Days of Precipitation: 18
  • Maximum Number of Days of Precipitation: 60
  • Blooming Period: Late Summer
  • Edible: Yes

27) boxelder

  • Scientific Name: Acer negundo L.
  • States/Territories Grown in: AL, AR, AZ, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
  • Seasonal Duration: Perennial
  • Type: Tree
  • Active Growth Period: Spring and Summer
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: 
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fruit Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistant: No
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Fruit Color: Brown
  • Growth Rate: Rapid
  • Maximum Height After 20 Years: 35 Feet
  • Toxicity: None
  • Okay Soils: Coarse. Medium. Fine. 
  • Drought Tolerance Level: High
  • Minimum Number of Frost Free Days: 100
  • Moisture Use Level: Medium
  • Minimum pH: 5.00
  • Maximum pH: 7.00
  • Minimum Number of Days of Precipitation: 17
  • Maximum Number of Days of Precipitation: 60
  • Blooming Period: Early Spring
  • Edible: No

28) sugar apple

  • Scientific Name: Annona squamosa L.
  • States/Territories Grown in: PR, VI
  • Seasonal Duration: Perennial
  • Type: Tree
  • Active Growth Period: Summer and Fall
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: 
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fruit Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fire Resistant: No
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Fruit Color: Green
  • Growth Rate: 
  • Maximum Height After 20 Years: 30 Feet
  • Toxicity: Slight
  • Okay Soils: Coarse. Medium. 
  • Drought Tolerance Level: High
  • Minimum Number of Frost Free Days: 365
  • Moisture Use Level: 
  • Minimum pH: 0.00
  • Maximum pH: 0.00
  • Minimum Number of Days of Precipitation: 32
  • Maximum Number of Days of Precipitation: 98
  • Blooming Period: Summer
  • Edible: Yes

29) bitternut hickory

  • Scientific Name: Carya cordiformis (Wangenh.) K. Koch
  • States/Territories Grown in: AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV
  • Seasonal Duration: Perennial
  • Type: Tree
  • Active Growth Period: Spring and Summer
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: 
  • Fall Conspicuous: Yes
  • Flower Conspicuous: No
  • Fruit Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fire Resistant: No
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Fruit Color: Brown
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Maximum Height After 20 Years: 30 Feet
  • Toxicity: None
  • Okay Soils: Coarse. Medium. Fine. 
  • Drought Tolerance Level: High
  • Minimum Number of Frost Free Days: 130
  • Moisture Use Level: Medium
  • Minimum pH: 6.00
  • Maximum pH: 7.00
  • Minimum Number of Days of Precipitation: 25
  • Maximum Number of Days of Precipitation: 50
  • Blooming Period: Mid Spring
  • Edible: Yes

30) beach plum

  • Scientific Name: Prunus maritima Marshall
  • States/Territories Grown in: CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA
  • Seasonal Duration: Perennial
  • Type: Shrub
  • Active Growth Period: Spring and Summer
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: 
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fruit Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fire Resistant: No
  • Flower Color: White
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Fruit Color: Blue
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Maximum Height After 20 Years: 12 Feet
  • Toxicity: None
  • Okay Soils: Coarse. Medium. 
  • Drought Tolerance Level: High
  • Minimum Number of Frost Free Days: 150
  • Moisture Use Level: Medium
  • Minimum pH: 5.00
  • Maximum pH: 7.00
  • Minimum Number of Days of Precipitation: 36
  • Maximum Number of Days of Precipitation: 60
  • Blooming Period: Late Spring
  • Edible: Yes

31) wax currant

  • Scientific Name: Ribes cereum Douglas
  • States/Territories Grown in: AZ, CO, ID, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY
  • Seasonal Duration: Perennial
  • Type: Shrub
  • Active Growth Period: Spring and Summer
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: 
  • Fall Conspicuous: Yes
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fruit Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fire Resistant: Yes
  • Flower Color: White
  • Foliage Color: Dark Green
  • Fruit Color: Red
  • Growth Rate: Rapid
  • Maximum Height After 20 Years: 3 Feet
  • Toxicity: None
  • Okay Soils: Coarse. Medium. 
  • Drought Tolerance Level: High
  • Minimum Number of Frost Free Days: 300
  • Moisture Use Level: Low
  • Minimum pH: 6.00
  • Maximum pH: 7.00
  • Minimum Number of Days of Precipitation: 13
  • Maximum Number of Days of Precipitation: 35
  • Blooming Period: Early Summer
  • Edible: Yes

32) tamarind

  • Scientific Name: Tamarindus indica L.
  • States/Territories Grown in: PR, VI
  • Seasonal Duration: Perennial
  • Type: Tree
  • Active Growth Period: Year Round
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: 
  • Fall Conspicuous: Yes
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fruit Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fire Resistant: No
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Fruit Color: Red
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Maximum Height After 20 Years: 40 Feet
  • Toxicity: Slight
  • Okay Soils: Medium. Fine. 
  • Drought Tolerance Level: High
  • Minimum Number of Frost Free Days: 365
  • Moisture Use Level: Low
  • Minimum pH: 4.00
  • Maximum pH: 8.00
  • Minimum Number of Days of Precipitation: 30
  • Maximum Number of Days of Precipitation: 80
  • Blooming Period: Spring
  • Edible: No

33) Utah serviceberry

  • Scientific Name: Amelanchier utahensis Koehne
  • States/Territories Grown in: AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, TX, UT, WA, WY
  • Seasonal Duration: Perennial
  • Type: Tree, Shrub
  • Active Growth Period: Spring and Summer
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: 
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fruit Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fire Resistant: No
  • Flower Color: White
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Fruit Color: Red
  • Growth Rate: Rapid
  • Maximum Height After 20 Years: 10 Feet
  • Toxicity: None
  • Okay Soils: Coarse. Medium. Fine. 
  • Drought Tolerance Level: High
  • Minimum Number of Frost Free Days: 110
  • Moisture Use Level: Medium
  • Minimum pH: 5.00
  • Maximum pH: 8.00
  • Minimum Number of Days of Precipitation: 12
  • Maximum Number of Days of Precipitation: 45
  • Blooming Period: Late Spring
  • Edible: Yes

34) pigeonpea

  • Scientific Name: Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
  • States/Territories Grown in: PR, VI
  • Seasonal Duration: Perennial
  • Type: Subshrub, Shrub
  • Active Growth Period: Year Round
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: 
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fruit Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fire Resistant: No
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Fruit Color: Brown
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Maximum Height After 20 Years: 10 Feet
  • Toxicity: None
  • Okay Soils: Coarse. Medium. Fine. 
  • Drought Tolerance Level: High
  • Minimum Number of Frost Free Days: 365
  • Moisture Use Level: Low
  • Minimum pH: 5.00
  • Maximum pH: 8.00
  • Minimum Number of Days of Precipitation: 30
  • Maximum Number of Days of Precipitation: 150
  • Blooming Period: Indeterminate
  • Edible: Yes

35) hyacinthbean

  • Scientific Name: Lablab purpureus (L.) Sweet
  • States/Territories Grown in: PR, VI
  • Seasonal Duration: Perennial
  • Type: Vine, Forb/herb
  • Active Growth Period: Year Round
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: 
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fruit Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fire Resistant: No
  • Flower Color: White
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Fruit Color: Brown
  • Growth Rate: Rapid
  • Maximum Height After 20 Years: 0 Feet
  • Toxicity: Slight
  • Okay Soils: Coarse. Medium. Fine. 
  • Drought Tolerance Level: High
  • Minimum Number of Frost Free Days: 300
  • Moisture Use Level: Medium
  • Minimum pH: 4.00
  • Maximum pH: 6.00
  • Minimum Number of Days of Precipitation: 30
  • Maximum Number of Days of Precipitation: 60
  • Blooming Period: Spring
  • Edible: Yes

Source: USDA PLANTS Database

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