Western Municipal Water District’s Guide to Water-Efficient Plants for the Inland Empire
Welcome to Western’s guide to water-efficient plants, a custom collection of more than 700 landscape plants adapted to grow successfully in Southern California’s inland valleys (Sunset Zone 18). With up to 60 percent of residential water used to irrigate home landscapes in our region, selecting and growing water-efficient plants goes a long way in reducing outdoor water use. The goal of using water-efficient plants in your yard is to provide beauty while saving you time and money. This site does not list all plants that will grow here, but those included are known to perform well in our warm, dry climate.
Review the "Top 100 Plants" for Western's service area.
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Click on the photos of Plant Types below to browse and review plants within a specific category.
allows you to find plants to fulfill a specific need, such as water use, height or width, flower color,
bloom season and more. The more specific your selections, the fewer the plants sorted for your review.
Reduce your criteria for more choices. Also, use this feature to search for plants by name—both botanic (Latin) and common names.
Wondering what Low Water, Reflected Sun, Hardy to Cold and Canopy Coverage mean?
Learn the basics
of what a plant needs to grow successfully in your yard.