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Hicks/McLeod Slopes

1030 Miramar Drive East and South Slopes

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Sydney Golden Wattle Acacia longifolia Fast-growing evergreen shrub or small tree with a mounding growth habit to 15-20' tall and wide. This tough, low-maintenance, drought-tolerant Australian native can be grown as a single trunk tree but is more commonly left un-pruned to achieve its dense, bushy growth habit. Lance-shaped, light-green leaves are accented with lightly-fragrant, caterpillar-shaped, powder-puff-like yellow flowers that appear near the branch tips late-winter into spring. Highly adaptable, growing from the low deserts to coastal ranges, this durable species is ideally suited for use as a slope, screening or windbreak planting. Requires a well-drained soil and little water once established. Thrives in a full sun exposure. USDA Zone: 10A-11 Sunset Zone: 8, 9, 14-24 1
Acacia redolens ‘Low Boy’ Fast growing variety, which will stay about 12" tall spreading to cover a large area quickly making it an excellent selection for erosion control. Adapts easily to heat, sun, drought and cold to 25 degrees. Very attractive olive-green leaves with fluffy yellow flowers late winter into spring. Height: 12" Width: 15' 1
Quercus agrifolia Moderate-growing evergreen tree with a spreading growth-habit to 30-60’ tall x 40-70’ wide. This vigorous and stately-looking California native species develops a large picturesque trunk and branching structure with age, with massive limbs spreading out to create a large canopy of prickly, holy-like deep-green foliage. Adding further interest are the narrow-shaped ¾-1 ¼“ long acorns that emerge a shiny bright-green in the fall, to eventually mature to a light-brown color. It should be noted that this species can develop large surface roots that can lift or damage concrete, and is susceptible to Sudden Oak Death, a pathogen that has in recent years claimed a number of these trees in the northern and central regions of California. Despite these drawbacks, this highly attractive species continues to be a valuable and greatly admired part of the western landscape. Best-suited to parks or large open areas that can accommodate its large size and potential surface rooting nature. Avoid planting anything under the canopy of this tree, as the water required to maintain this vegetation is not conducive to its overall growth and success. Tolerates heat, drought, and a variety of soil types provided they’re fast-draining. Thrives in a full sun exposure. USDA Zone: 9-11 Sunset Zone: 7-9, 14-24 1
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ‘Point Reyes Bearberry Evergreen shrub that is low and spreading making a carpet.  It can spread as far as 15' . It has glossy reddish black bark and glossy dark green leaves turning red or purple in the fall . in spring it has small white to pink flowers in an upside down urn shape followed by red fruit. Prefers full sun to light shade and moderate to little water when established. 1
Comman Manzanita Arctostaphylos manzanita ‘Dr. Hurd’ Dr. Hurd Manzanita is an evergreen multi-branched treelike hybrid shrub with glossy light green foliage. It grows up to 15' and is one of the biggest of the large manzanitas. It is more “garden tolerant” meaning it can handle some summer water and a richer soil than its southern counterpart Arctostaphylos glauca. Grows well in clay soil and it will tolerate sandy soil. Its brown-red bark and lovely multi-branched form makes this distinctive taller Manzanita a prized specimen plant and focal point of the landscape in many gardens. 1
Arctostaphylos densiflora ‘Howard McMinn’ Evergreen shrub that is low and spreading making a 5'-6' mound it can spread as far as 7' in five years. It has glossy reddish black bark with bright green leaves in spring it has white to pink flowers in an upside down urn shape followed by berry like fruit that can attract birds. Prefers full sun to light shade and moderate to little water when established. 1
Superb Grevillea Grevillea 'Superb' Hummingbirds, birds and bees cannot resist the nectar-filled flowers of this stunning evergreen shrub that is covered in 5-inch panicles of coral, pink and yellow blooms year-round in frost free areas. It prefers a neutral to acidic soil and thrives in well-drained soil that is low in phosphorous. The foliage has a beautiful textual quality. Light pruning encourages more blooms at the ends of each branch. This magnificent plant is a hybrid cross of G. banksii and G. bipinnatifida. 1
Westringia ‘Morning Light’ Compact evergreen shrub growing to 3-4’ tall x 4-5’ wide. While not as prolific a bloomer as others within its genus revealing its dainty white flowers only in spring this unique variety is greatly revered for its attractive variegated linear-shaped leaves that are a pale green with lovely creamy-white margins. Though this relatively pest and disease free shrub is drought tolerant it performs best with a more regular watering schedule during spring and summer better retaining its color and density. Great compact shrub for using in beds and borders and takes well to shearing to form a small hedge or for a more formal appearance. Prefers a well drained soil. Full sun to partial shade. 1
Cistus purpureus Cistus purpureus (Orchid Rock Rose) is a large rockrose. The rich pink blooms (3 or more) are beautifully marked with a purple-red eye at the base of each petal offset nicely by a dense cluster of stamens in the center. Cistus purpureus can grow 5' tall by 8' wide but can be sheared to keep it to a specific size. It’s best to do this in the late spring or early summer when the blooming is finished. Cistus purpureus is the result of a cross between C. ladanifer X C. incanus creticus. They can thrive on minimal summer watering. 1
Huntington Carpet Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Huntington Carpet’ 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. Height: 18" 1
Leucadendron 'Ebony' Leucadendron 'Ebony' Ebony is an evergreen shrub growing to 3-4' tall and 4-6' wide. Unique, black-purple foliage develops burgundy-colored flower bracts in the late winter to summer. It works great as a color contrast, does well in containers, and cut foliage is excellent for flower arrangements. Requires a well-drained soil, has low water needs once established, and prefers full sun. 2
         

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