Eriogonum fasciculatum (California Buckwheat) is sometimes also called 'Warriner Lytle'. It is a sprawling, low-growing plant that occasionally can grow to 2 feet tall but is usually a plant that hugs the ground to about 4 ft. wide. It has attractive, fine-textured, dark green small needle-like leaves and an arching growth habit. Tight round clusters of creamy white to pink flowers will turn to a rust color in summer. Eriogonum fasciculatum should be planted in full sun and requires occasional to little irrigation. This is a great plant for dry slopes.
Lamium is one of the best choices for a tough yet showy perennial groundcover. Lamium Beacon Silver forms a spreading patch of small silver leaves with a narrow green edge. Small clusters of bright-pink flowers appear in the spring and then continue off and on until early fall. Beacon Silver is fairly tolerant of dry shade once it gets established. Lamium should be trimmed back in late winter. Lamium spreads and its stems will root into the ground where they touch.Lamium is an evergreen that is also easily divided.
Ilex c. Burfordii is known as the Burford Holly. It produces more fruit than a Burfordii Nana and is typically larger with leaves that usually have only one spine at the tip.
Ilex c. Burfordii and Burfordii Nana are perhaps the most popular of the ornamental berry plants. They last for several months and attract birds. It is best grown in full sun but will tolerate some shade. Hollies are versatile plants and range from 1 foot dwarf plants to 50 foot trees. Ilex c. Burfordii can be useful as a hedge, a barrier or as a background plant in larger gardens.
Excellent mat-like ground cover. Profuse deep blue flowers in spring that attract butterflies and bees. Great selection for erosion control on a warm sunny slope. Prefers regular moisture with good draining soil. Deer resistent. Fragrant leaves are used in cooking.
Ceanothus ‘Skylark’ is a compact dome-shaped shrub growing up to 5' high and wide. It has abundant blue flower clusters in spring blooming longer than most ceanothus. sometimes called Blue Mountain Lilac it is the most shade tolerant of the Ceanothus. It is also tolerant of clay-like, heavy soil.
Deciduous shrub up to 7' tall with weeping branches and finely dissected foliage, purple tinged during the summer before turning crimson in the fall. Prefers full sun to moderate shade in hottest areas with moderate to regular irrigation. Requires some protection from Southern California's "Santa Ana" winds.
Malus Radiant is a fast growing ornamental Crabapple tree. The abundant flowering of Malus Radiant is probably its best known characteristic. Each spring malus trees have beautiful pink blooms and produce small, round red fruit. The fruit matures late into the summer and provides a nice backdrop to the rest of the landscape.
Brahea Armata is commonly known as the Mexican Blue Palm and sometimes as "blue hesper palm".Brahea armata is a palm native to Baja California and is widely planted as an ornamental. It grows to a height of 45 feet with a stout trunk.
Brahea Armata is considered to be distinctive, unique and quite attractive.Brahea Armata has a crown of rigid leaves which radiate from the top of the trunk. Blue hesper palms have distinctive blue colored leaves and may grow to 50 feet tall and 16 feet wide. The trunk is slightly swollen at the base and will grow up to 1.5 feet in diameter. It presents scarring from the base of the leaf stems that drop off or are pruned.It should be noted that if the old leaves are not removed or drop off on their own they can form a continuous brown “skirt” that can reach from the top of the trunk all the way to the ground.Brahea Armata flower clusters consist of small white blossoms.This palm is considered to be one of the most beautiful of palm flowers. The shiny fruit of Brahea Armata is round and brownish black and contains a single palm seed.
Dasylirion longissima (Mexican Grass Tree) Many horticulturists would consider this to be quite a stunning plant. It needs lots of room to grow. It forms a dome of blue-green leaves that have an unusual swaying movement in just the slightest breeze. It grows to 8-10' wide. If the leaves are cut back to keep it smaller the normal shape is marred. Both male & female plants have very tall flower stalks that reach 10-15'.
Female flowers turn a lovely russet color as they mature. Dasylirion longissima blooms in late winter. After several years (up to 50 or so) it will start to develop a trunk. It can be grown in a pot for quite some time but eventually must be planted in the ground. In fire prone areas it is considered fire-retardant. This native of Mexico requires good soil drainage.
Hemerocallis 'Huge Red Hot' has vigor and the ability to flower over a long season. It produces big cherry red flowers with lemon throats on relatively short stems. It blooms dramatically in color just like “Red”, just bigger. Like most daylilies they offer glorious flowers and a long season of bloom. They are easy to transplant, easy to maintain, quick to multiply, and resistant to pests. When planted together in large numbers, they quickly crowd out weeds and make a carefree and colorful ground cover.
Punica granatum 'Nana' is known as Dwarf Pomegranate.It is a small shrub form of the deciduous pomegranate.It typically grows to 3 feet tall and produces abundant dark orange-red flowers in the summer.The flowers are followed by small ornamental red fruits.They are not edible. Dwarf Pomegranate should be planted in full sun with only occasional irrigation. Punica granatum 'Nana' is mostly evergreen in mild climates like Southern California.It can tolerate poor alkaline soil conditions as well as wind, heat and the winter frost. It makes a great small hedge that can be sheared.Some gardeners use Dwarf Pomegranate as a small specimen plant.
Camellia s. Apple Blossom is an evergreen shrub that is slow growing with gracefully arching branches, vase shaped, medium-sized, single white flowers blushed pink from November to February. Small glossy green leaves.
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