Common name: Noell's Grevillea
Botanical name: Grevillea 'Noellii'
This low, compact evergreen shrub reaches 3'-6' tall and 6'8' wide. Dark pink flowers apear in the spring. Its bright green foliage is needle-like. Full sun is required for growth. Prune after bloom period to keep this shrub looking dense. Grevillea is sensitive to salt accumulation so it's important to drip irrigate for hours on this plant to leach out salt once a month. Do not fertilize with phosphates.
Common name: Ruby Glow Manuka Tea Tree
Botanical name: Leptospermum scoparium 'Ruby Glow'
Ruby Glow Manuka has small, needle-like, green leaves with showy, 1/2" rose-like flowers in winter and spring. These shrubs can be thinned to enhance their attractive branch structure and flaking bark. They need very little water once established. 'Ruby Glow' is compact, upright and grows 6'-8' tall by 4'-5' wide. It has dark foliage with deep red blooms; it works well as a red accent in the garden.
Common name: French Lavender
Botanical name: Lavandula dentata
This lavender has green leaves and will grow 3' tall and 5' wide. It has lavender flowers that are prominent in the spring and summer months. Additional Common Name: Toothed Lavender
Common name: Ground Cover Natal Plum
Botanical name: Carissa macrocarpa 'Prostrata'
This wonderful groundcover will grow 2' high and can be trained as an espalier. It spreads quickly to provide good cover. It blooms with white flowers followed by red or purple fruit. Thorns make it a good barrier planting.
Common name: Blue Fescue, Blue Fescue Grass
Botanical name: Festuca glauca
This ground cover/grass will grow less than 1' tall and has small, blue-green, evergreen leaves that are very thin and hair-like. Flowers appear in the summer but are insignificant. This dependable but short-lived ground cover prefers full sun in coastal areas and afternoon shade in warm inland areas. It needs well draining soil and is drought tolerant once it's established. Leaves may burn during the summer but trim in winter to keep it looking refreshed. Does not tolerate wet soil.