Here's a good example that shows that you can have a tropical Mediterranean landscape without the influence of tall palm trees. There's no denying that a even a single palm tree in a design gives the impression that the theme of a garden or landscaping is Mediterranean or tropical.
So, besides the style of home, what is giving this front entry landscaping a Tropical or Mediterranean atmosphere? Actually, along with some evergreen flowering shrubs, there are some smaller Mediterranean Fan Palms framing the front steps. The combination of the dark green foliage, bright flowers, and palms all work together to create the atmosphere of this front entry landscaping.