• December 8, 2015
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    Catalina Cherry Tree

    Catalina Cherry Tree, Prunus illicifolia Like many California native trees, the Catalina Cherry is, hardy, extremely drought tolerant, and provides great habitat. At a typical 20’ in height at maturity, it makes a great evergreen shade tree for backyard […]

  • December 8, 2015
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    Blue Fan Palm

    Blue Fan Palm, Brahea odorata (armata) Large and showy, blue leaves, and exceptional blooms, make this drought tolerant palm an ideal choice for San Diego gardens. It is slow growing, but worth the wait.

  • December 8, 2015
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    Italian Stone Pine

    Italian Stone Pine, Pinus pinea This exceptional pine is also known as the Umbrella Pine because of its characteristically broad canopy. Peaking near 80’, it can cover your house, providing great sun protection. Very drought tolerant at maturity, and […]

  • July 31, 2015
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    Agave Geminiflora

    This agave has narrow, dark green, unarmed leaves that are very flexible. These leaves, which often number in the 100’s, cascade from the center of the plant, forming a dense rounded rosette to 2 to 3 feet tall.. When […]

  • July 26, 2015
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    Purple Bottlebrush

    This shrub has low water needs. It works well with hot, dry summers and prefers full sun exposure. The flowers bloom summer through fall and they attract bees and hummingbirds.

  • July 26, 2015
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    Sister Agnes Oleander

    Sister Agnes Oleander works well in Southern California. It can flower year round and is tolerant to drought, wind and salt spray. It grows in partial to full sun and can grow in many soil types, but prefers well […]

  • July 26, 2015
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    Leucospermum

    This shrub has low water needs. It works well with hot, dry summers and prefers full sun exposure. The flowers bloom summer through fall and they attract bees and hummingbirds.

  • July 26, 2015
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    Marble King Coprosma

    Categorized as a shrub, this species comes from the Rubiaceae family and is native to New Zealand. The size of this species varies based on location: in more exposed locations, it stays relatively small in height whereas it can […]

  • July 26, 2015
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    Matilija Poppy

    Known formally as Romneya coulteri, this perennial subshrub is from the Papaveraceae family. It is native to dry, sunny areas from California to Baja and has the largest flower of any poppy. Put in a warm, dry spot with […]

  • October 3, 2014
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    Superb Grevillea

    This cultivar is native to Australia and works well in the Southern California climate. It is a medium density shrub with orange/yellow flowers. It works best in neutral to acidic soils and a sunny, well drained position. It’s able […]