A well designed Mediterranean landscape conjures up the warm romantic vistas of Rome, Tuscany, the Greek islands, or sunny Spain. A mix of formal and informal, there is a overlay of classical elegance that reflects the old charm of southern Europe. For the plants, there are several Mediterranean landscaping plants that are xeric, which means they require little water once established. You can use Mediterranean landscaping plants such like Italian cypresses or junipers, for a formal Mediterranean landscaping. Palm trees give a more casual, tropical atmosphere to the landscape. Olive trees and citrus trees are suitable for both styles of Mediterranean landscaping.