One of the most difficult places in the landscape to grow plants is in areas that receive full sun as well as reflected heat.
Reflected heat occurs when sidewalks, walls, and patio decks absorb the heat during the day only to re-radiate that heat back out.
As you can imagine, when you couple the intensity of areas that get full sun AND reflected heat, it can be hard to find plants that can not only survive, but add beauty to these spaces.
Thankfully, there are a number of attractive plants that will thrive in these hot spots.
I recently shared 10 shrubs, in my latest article for Houzz, that can handle full sun as well as reflected heat.
**For additional shrub suggestions, I recommend Mary Irish’s book, Trees and Shrubs for the Southwest.