Common name: Evergreen Pear
Botanical name: Pyrus kawakamii
This tree grows quickly to about 20' tall and wide. It is has evergreen, glossy, oval, and pointed leaves. White, fragrant, spectacular flowers bloom in spring. Leaves may fall in winter if very cold. It prefers full sun and regular watering, more in hot summer months. Prune in winter. This tree looks great if espaliered. Fruit is inedible. Additional Common Name: Flowering Pear
Common name: Scarlet Trumpet Vine
Botanical name: Distictis buccinatoria
This evergreen vine is highlighted by large, blood red, trumpet-shaped flowers with a yellow throat. This fast growing, evergreen vine can reach 40' tall and wide. These flowers will continue to appear throughout the warm months. This vine prefers full to part sun with regular watering and more during the summer. This is a great plant for a tropical lush look. Make sure you provide support for this plant such as a chain link fence, wall or arbor.
Common name: Bird of Paradise
Botanical name: Strelitzia reginae
This shrub will grow to 6' tall and has large, gray green fronds with orange, blue, white, or multi-colored flowers that bloom throughout the year.
Common name: Catalina Cherry
Botanical name: Prunus ilicifolia ssp. lyonii
The Catalina cherry is an evergreen tree or shrub that grows 15'-40' high and wide. It develops showy white flowers in the spring and red fruit in the fall. It is resistant to oak root fungus. The Catalina cherry is native to California, is drought tolerant, is a beneficial insect plant, and attracts butterflies. -Cornflower Farms
Common name: Yellow Moraea, Fortnight Lily
Botanical name: Dietes bicolor
This clumping perennial Iris relative stands 3'-4' high and 3' wide. It has light yellow, iris-like flowers with maroon blotches that are about 2" wide. It performs best in full sun in coastal areas and appreciates afternoon shade or complete light shade in warm, inland areas. It does best with regular watering and well draining soil. Flowers only bloom one day but another one will bloom the following day, blooming from spring through fall. Foliage is evergreen, long, thin and sword-like.
Common name: Bougainvillea cultivars
Botanical name: Bougainvillea cvs.
The large amount of flamboyant color on this species creates a wonderful accent in a garden. Varieties can be in bush or vine form; colors vary. Once established, they tend to be carefree. All varieties are susceptible to frost damage. The 'Barbara Karst' variety blooms bright red in full sun; more crimson if in shade. It blooms early and long.