Western facing concrete wall in Perth

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  1. erehwon

    erehwon New Member

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    Hi,
    I have a concrete wall that faces west. This year in Perth we had a hot summer and the wall understandably got extremely hot causing all the plants planted in front of it to die. Is there something I could plant in this area that could withstand this heat? The only thing I can think of is Olives - having seen them grow in similar circumstances in Italy.
    Thanks .......... Paul
     
  2. Ojo

    Ojo Junior Member

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    Re: Western facing concrete wall in Perth

    Periwinkle (Vinca) is a small plant that can take reflected sun, trumpet honeysuckle is a medium size, pollinators love it and Bearss lime is a year round bloomer/producer. All three take the heat well, Lantana can take it, but gets out of hand easily.

    PS. Butler spelled it Erewhon, but a good book,
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  3. gardenlen

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    Re: Western facing concrete wall in Perth

    citrus could do well, always found they like the western aspects of hot and dry and colder in winter.

    incorporate lots of mulch as well.

    len
     
  4. kathleenmc

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    Re: Western facing concrete wall in Perth

    Hiya Paul....why don't you try date palms? Or some other type of desert palm....sure they could handle it.
    K
     

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