Common name: California Pepper
Botanical name: Schinus molle
The California Pepper is a fast growing evergreen tree that will mature to a height of 25'-40' and as wide. Its bright green leaves are divided into many narrow, 1.5"-2" long leaflets. Additional Common Name: Mission Pepper
Common name: Purple Chinese Wisteria
Botanical name: Wisteria sinensis 'Cooke's Special'
This deciduous vine quickly and aggressively spreads 30' wide. During spring, leaves just start to bud out and fragrant long clusters of lilac purple flowers hang below foliage. Will occasionally re-bloom in summer. After bloom period, leaves appear as leaflets, followed by drooping pods. This vine does best in full to part sun with well draining, moist, rich soil. It will tolerate less moisture if established. Give it something to climb on.
Common name: Tolleson's Weeping Juniper
Botanical name: Juniperus scopulorum 'Tolleson's Weeping
This juniper has an upright form, reaching 25' tall and 12' wide. What is unusual about this plant and makes it a fun specimen plant in the garden is its weeping habit which is rare in the juniper family. It is hardy and drought tolerant once it's established. Foliage is blue green and scale-like. Make sure you plant in an area that will allow for this size.
Common name: Flowering Maple
Botanical name: Abutilon hybrids
Flowering Maple usually grow to 8'-10' tall and as wide. Most will tolerate frost to 25 degrees F or lower with some damage. All are irresistible to hummingbirds with their showy flowers and heavy nectar production. They will take sun to moderately deep shade and little or no summer watering in coastal areas. They should be given more shade and water in hotter, drier climates. They make an excellent plant for containers.
Common name: Calla Lily
Botanical name: Zantedeschia aethiopica
This perennial will grow 2'-4' tall and has large, glossy green leaves with beautiful cream or white flowers with a central yellow "finger" that bloom in spring and sometimes even summer. Calla Lily prefers full sun or afternoon shade in warm, inland areas. It prefers rich, moist soil and does well near water features or boggy conditions. Cally Lily is beautiful for cut flowers.
Common name: Sea Pink
Botanical name: Armeria maritima
This clumping, grass-like perennial is native to many areas, including coastal California. Its flowers range from deep rose pink to white.