Common name: Hybrid Tea Rose (selections)
Botanical name: Rosa Hybrid Tea varieties
These shrubs and vines are the most loved in the Western USA and are very resilient. They come in a wide variety of colors and sizes, from 2'-6' tall. Tea roses are the classical look types that have tall thin vertical stems, with a single flower at the end of the stem. Buds usually spiral open during spring and even into fall if weather is still frost free. Tea roses prefer full sun, well draining, rich soil, with ample watering. Plant foliage at the base of the plants to cover canes.
Common name: European White Birch
Botanical name: Betula pendula
This medium-size weeping tree will grow to about 40' tall and has a whitish/brown bark with deciduous green leaves. Additional Names: Betula verrucosa, White Birch
Common name: Japanese Garden Juniper
Botanical name: Juniperus procumbens
This groundcover-small shrub will reach 3' tall with a 4'-5' spread. It has small, blue-green, evergreen leaves. This dependable conifer is used for bonsai. It prefers full to part sun with occasional watering once it's established. It can also be used for topiaries.
Common name: Camphor Tree
Botanical name: Cinnamomum camphora
This beautiful evergreen tree has evergreen, glossy foliage that is light green in color. The new foliage comes in with a tinted red color. Fragrant flowers appear in spring but are considered insignificant. Small black fruit appear in summer or winter. Eventually, this tree becomes quite large in size (50'-60' tall and 60' wide) so plant in an area with ample space. Bark can be dark or light gray or sometimes reddish brown. It is furrowed. This tree does best in full sun with moist, well draining soil. Roots can be destructive. This tree tolerates coastal conditions.
Common name: Maidenhair Tree
Botanical name: Ginkgo biloba
The Ginkgo biloba, with its distinct fan-shaped leaves, initially grows with a pyramidal habit, but later becomes wide-spreading. It is generally not bothered by insects or disease. It slowly reaches 35'-50' tall and wide. It needs regular watering and more during hot summer months. Flowers are inconspicuous. Fall color is spectacular with changing color of leaves from light green with a yellow tinge to yellow.
Common name: Kangaroo Paw 'Yellow'
Botanical name: Anigozanthos 'Yellow'
This herbaceous perennial can reach 4'-6' tall and 2'-3' wide. Kangaroo Paw has strap-like leaves and fuzzy tubular-shaped, yellow flowers that bloom in spring and fade as summer progresses. They can be used for cut or dried flowers. The flowers have nectar which attract hummingbirds. Kangaroo Paw does well in full sun and looks great in borders, mass plantings, and in pots. It can do well in drought tolerant conditions. It prefers sandy soil and deep, infrequent watering.
Common name: Trailing Lantana
Botanical name: Lantana montevidensis
Lavender flowers accent the trailing growth habit of this Lantana. It is excellent for spilling over walls or down banks. Eventually, it will reach about 2' tall by 6' wide; size is controlled by pruning and severity of winter. It does best in full sun and is drought tolerant. It grows rapidly, even in heat, smog and poor soil. It is cold hardy to 25 degrees F, but recovers quickly. Fruit is poisonous. Butterflies are attracted to Lantana.