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Zone 85029 | royalan added on July 8, 2017 | Answered

I live in Phoenix, AZ and I would like to plant some type of shrub or plant in my front planters. They run along the front of the home. One is 23\' x 1\' and the other is 14.5\' x 1\'. currently there are Agave plants in there which I am pulling out, they have overgrown and reproducing like crazy. I would like something that is easy to maintain, adds color to the front of my home, attracts Hummingbirds and/or Butterflies and can possibly add some shade to the front of the home. Focusing on the fact that the planters are only about a foot deep, I have been looking at all the plants in local nurseries and most grow out to 3 - 5 feet in circumference, which would push against the home or require me to groom it on a schedule. Do you have any options which would help me make a decision on what to plant?

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    Downtoearthdigs
    Certified GKH Gardening Expert
    Answered on July 11, 2017

    This article will give you some plant suggestions.
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/gardening-by-zone/zone-9-10-11/plants-zones-9-11.htm
    You can also visit local garden centers and even look at landscaping in your area.
    You can also contact your County Extension Office for a list of plants suited to your region.
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search/

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