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CA Native Shrubs (misc.)
Bladderpod
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Isomeris arboreaCA Native
BLADDERPOD
Uses: Upright rounded shrub; food and cover for wildlife. Large round seedpods rattle when dry. Summer water OK.
Sun Exposure
Sun to partial sun
Water Requirements
Dry to semi-dry
Soil Preference
Sandy or rocky
Height & Width
3'-5' x 3' -5'
Flowers
All year; Yellow
Deciduous or Evergreen
Evergreen
 
CoastGoldenbush
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Isocoma menziesiiCA Native
COAST GOLDEN BUSH
Uses: Upright shrub, abundant flowers attract many beneficial insects, provides food/cover for lizards and songbirds.
Sun Exposure
Sun or part shade
Water Requirements
Semi-dry
Soil Preference
Sandy to rocky
Height & Width
3' x 3'
Flowers
Summer/Fall; Yellow
Deciduous or Evergreen
Evergreen
 
ChannelIslandAlumrootorCoralBells
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Heuchera maximaEndangered CA Native
CHANNEL IS. ALUMROOT/CORAL BELLS
Uses: Rock gardens, containers, groundcover, under trees, as edgings. Apply shredded redwood or cedar bark mulch.
Sun Exposure
Part to full shade
Water Requirements
Average to dry
Soil Preference
Sandy to clay, alkaline OK
Height & Width
24" x 24"
Flowers
Spring; 3' pink spikes
Deciduous or Evergreen
Evergreen
 
Toyon
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Heteromeles arbutifoliaCA Native
TOYON or CHRISTMAS HOLLY BERRY
Uses: Upright, rounding shrub or small tree. Red berries in winter attract birds. Hollywood named after this plant.
Sun Exposure
Sun to partial shade
Water Requirements
Dry to semi-dry
Soil Preference
Sand to clay
Height & Width
6'-8' x 4' -5'
Flowers
Summer/Fall; White
Deciduous or Evergreen
Evergreen
 
CommonSunflower
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Helianthus annuusNorth America Native
COMMON SUNFLOWER
Uses: Specimen plant for large area. Abundant flowers. Provides food and cover for wildlife.
Sun Exposure
Sun
Water Requirements
Dry to semi-dry
Soil Preference
Sandy to clay
Height & Width
1 1/2' - 8' x 5'
Flowers
Spr/Sum; Yellow
Deciduous or Evergreen
Deciduous
 
IslandBushSnapdragon
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Galvezia speciosaCA Native
ISLAND BUSH SNAPDRAGON
Uses: Dense arching shrub, provides food/cover for wildlife. Throated flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies.
Sun Exposure
Sun/Part shade
Water Requirements
Dry/Semi-dry
Soil Preference
Sandy to clay
Height & Width
3' x 3'
Flowers
Spring/Summer; Red
Deciduous or Evergreen
Evergreen
 
FlannelBushCAGlory
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Fremontodendron 'CA Glory'CA Native
FLANNEL BUSH, FREMONTIA
Uses: Upright shrub for large area. Dramatic flowers. Dust from leaves may cause skin irritation. Fast growing.
Sun Exposure
Sun
Water Requirements
Dry, well drained
Soil Preference
Sandy to rocky
Height & Width
To 20' x 10'
Flowers
Spring/Sum; Yellow
Deciduous or Evergreen
Evergreen
 
CatalinaSilverlace
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Eriophyllum nevinii 'Canyon Silver'Rare CA Native
CATALINA SILVERLACE
Uses: Mounding shrub is excellent as textural accent, informal low hedge, cover for lizards and songbirds.
Sun Exposure
Sun/Part shade
Water Requirements
Low
Soil Preference
Sandy to clay
Height & Width
2'x 4'
Flowers
Summer/Fall; Yellow
Deciduous or Evergreen
Evergreen
 
MockHeather
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Ericameria ericoidesCA Native
MOCK HEATHER
Uses: Beach garden, as shrub or accent plant. Tolerates salt air and sea wind. Abundant bright yellow flowers.
Sun Exposure
Sun
Water Requirements
Low
Soil Preference
Sandy
Height & Width
3' x 3'
Flowers
Spring; Yellow
Deciduous or Evergreen
Evergreen
 
CaliforniaFuchsia
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Epilobium canumCA Native
CALIFORNIA FUCHSIA
Uses: Groundcover, low growing filler, erosion control for slopes. Striking blue-green foliage with coral flowers.
Sun Exposure
Sun to part shade
Water Requirements
Dry to semi-dry
Soil Preference
Sandy, rocky or clay
Height & Width
6"-12" x 3'- 4'
Flowers
Sum/Fall; Red-orange
Deciduous or Evergreen
Evergreen
 
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