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Olive, European Olive
Wheeler's Dwarf Pittosporum
Butterfly-Iris, Fortnight Lily
Japanese Maple
Chinese Wisteria
Olive, European Olive

Common name: Olive, European Olive
Botanical name: Olea europaea

This broad tree will grow to 40' tall and has small, gray green leaves with fleshy black fruit that appears in fall.

Wheeler's Dwarf Pittosporum

Common name: Wheeler's Dwarf Pittosporum
Botanical name: Pittosporum tobira 'Wheeler's Dwarf'

This handsome dwarf form of the Pittosporum tobira grows into a low, dense mound that is covered with glossy, evergreen foliage.

Butterfly-Iris, Fortnight Lily

Common name: Butterfly-Iris, Fortnight Lily
Botanical name: Dietes iridioides

This clumping evergreen Iris bears tall, narrow leaves to 30" tall and white flowers marked purple in the center on stalks up to 3' tall. This variety has stiffer, darker foliage than the bicolor form. It requires sun to part shade with little or no summer watering when established. -Monterey Bay Nursery

Japanese Maple

Common name: Japanese Maple
Botanical name: Acer palmatum

This magnificient plant can used as a small tree or shrub. It is deciduous with graceful leaves which have a scarlet color in spring as it leafs out. Leaves later turn orange or yellow in fall. It is slow growing to 20', and requires shelter from the hot sun. The leaves of this tree are small, light green in color, and deeply lobed. It should also be noted that this tree remains spectacular throughout all seasons. It can be used as a bonsai plant.

Chinese Wisteria

Common name: Chinese Wisteria
Botanical name: Wisteria sinensis

While the sinensis is similar to the floribunda, it bears more rounded, full clusters of strongly fragrant flowers which open more or less, all at once. There are usually 13-15 leaflets per leaf, and they require full sun and average to little watering. It comes in many colors in the blues, whites and purples.-Monterey Bay Nursery

Designer: Susan McEowen

Grand Patio

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