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Cushion Coyote Brush/Bush
Arizona Ash
Dwarf Plumbago
Lamb's Ears
Wheeler's Dwarf Pittosporum
California Sycamore
Climbing Rose
Yellow Moraea, Fortnight Lily
Santa Barbara Daisy, Mexican Daisy
Cushion Coyote Brush/Bush

Common name: Cushion Coyote Brush/Bush
Botanical name: Baccharis pilularis 'Pigeon Point'

'Pigeon Point' is a compact, evergreen groundcover that grows 18"- 24" tall and 10'-12' wide. It is the preferred form of the Coyote Bush. Its leaves are green; it has white flowers that bloom in the fall. It is important to plant this groundcover that are at least 6' -10' apart. Otherwise they will overgrow each other and create a high groundcover. 'Pigeon Point' is tolerant of ocean spray and is deer resistant.

Arizona Ash

Common name: Arizona Ash
Botanical name: Fraxinus velutina

This rounded tree will grow 30'-50' tall and has glossy, bright green leaves that turn yellow and gold in the fall. The leaves are soft and velvety, and the trunk is slender and gray. This tree is cold hardy to about -10 degrees F. It does well in desert areas. This is a great tree for parks.

Dwarf Plumbago

Common name: Dwarf Plumbago
Botanical name: Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

Intense blue flowers adorn the glossy green leaves of this plant in late summer and fall. This 6" mat-forming groundcover does well in shade or sun, and in average soil. -Holland WIldflower Farm

Lamb's Ears

Common name: Lamb's Ears
Botanical name: Stachys byzantina

This tiny, herbaceous shrub will grow less than 1' tall and has medium sized, grayish green leaves with blue and lavender flowers that bloom in the spring.

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.

California Sycamore

Common name: California Sycamore
Botanical name: Platanus racemosa

The California Sycamore is a fast growing deciduous tree that reaches up to 40'-50' high. It tolerates heat, smog, as well as moist conditions; it is native to riparian areas. It can be drought tolerant once it's established if there is a high water table. It has interesting mottled bark when the tree is bare in winter. Leaves in fall are gold, red and orange, creating litter. It is beautiful all year round.

Climbing Rose

Common name: Climbing Rose
Botanical name: Rosa Climbing varieties

With its dark green foliage and fragrant flowers with full and double blooms, this upright shrub is generally grown as a vine or pillar rose. Climbing varieties come in many colors.

Yellow Moraea, Fortnight Lily

Common name: Yellow Moraea, Fortnight Lily
Botanical name: Dietes bicolor

This clumping perennial Iris relative stands 3'-4' high. It has light yellow, iris-like flowers with maroon blotches that are about 2" wide. It performs best in full sun and in soil with good drainage.

Santa Barbara Daisy, Mexican Daisy

Common name: Santa Barbara Daisy, Mexican Daisy
Botanical name: Erigeron karvinskianus

This low mounding perennial, with fine leaves and white to pinkish, daisy-like flowers, is an excellent asset to rock gardens.

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