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Manhattan Beach, CA
(West of Polliwog Park)
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Non-Native Shrubs
Bulbine
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Bulbine frutescensNative to South Africa
BULBINE or BULBINELLA
Uses: Ground cover, rock garden, border, filler. Fleshy succulent with Aloe properties. Very drought-tolerant.
Sun Exposure
Sun/Partial shade
Water Requirements
Dry to semi-moist
Soil Preference
Sand to clay, well drained
Height & Width
18” x spreader
Flowers
Spr-Sum; Yellow
Deciduous or Evergreen
Evergreen
 
BushGermander
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Teucrium fruticansNative to Spain & N. Africa
BUSH GERMANDER
Uses: Bushy shrub makes good drought-tolerant hedge or accent plant. Long blooming period. Silver-backed leaves.
Sun Exposure
Sun or part shade
Water Requirements
Dry to semi-dry
Soil Preference
Sandy, clay; good drainage
Height & Width
To 4’- 6’ x 4’- 6’
Flowers
Winter-Spring; Blue
Deciduous or Evergreen
Evergreen
 
ButterflyBushBlackKnight
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Buddleia davidii ‘Black Knight’Native to China
BUTTERFLY BUSH
Uses: Large shrub with showy, fragrant flowers. Grows well in poor soils. Very drought-tolerant. Butterfly magnet.
Sun Exposure
Sun
Water Requirements
Dry to semi-dry
Soil Preference
Sand to clay
Height & Width
3’- 10’ x to 3’- 10’
Flowers
Sum-Fall; Dark Purple
Deciduous or Evergreen
Deciduous
 
ButterflyMilkweed
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Asclepias tuberosaNative to Florida
BUTTERFLY MILKWEED
Uses: Wildflower meadow, rock garden, containers. Host plant for Monarch caterpillar and Milkweed bug.
Sun Exposure
Sun (flowers less in shade)
Water Requirements
Moist, semi-moist
Soil Preference
Sandy to clay
Height & Width
2’x 2’ self-seeds
Flowers
Spr-Fall;Yellow/Orange
Deciduous or Evergreen
Evergreen with water
 
CapeHoneysuckle
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Tecomaria capensisNative to South Africa
CAPE HONEYSUCKLE
Uses: Shrub, climber, as screen. Very drought-tolerant. Long blooming season. Hummingbirds love this plant!
Sun Exposure
Sun/part shade
Water Requirements
Dry to semi-dry
Soil Preference
Most rich soils, sandy OK
Height & Width
6’- 8’ x 6’ x 8’
Flowers
All year; Red-orange
Deciduous or Evergreen
Evergreen
 
CatMin
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Nepeta faasseniiNative to Eurasia & Africa
CAT MINT
Uses: Low mounding groundcover, rock garden, containers. Spreads. Gray-green mint-scented foliage, lovely flowers.
Sun Exposure
Sun to part shade
Water Requirements
Dry to semi-dry
Soil Preference
Sand to loam, well drained
Height & Width
12”- 18” x 12”- 18”
Flowers
Spr-Sum; Violet
Deciduous or Evergreen
Evergreen
 
HensandChicks
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Echeveria x imbricataMexico
HENS AND CHICKS
Uses: Rock garden, container, slope or indoors. Rosette of grey succulent leaves. Flower spikes.
Sun Exposure
Sun to part shade
Water Requirements
Low
Soil Preference
Sandy or rocky
Height & Width
1’ x 1’ (spreads)
Flowers
Spring; Pink/Yellow
Deciduous or Evergreen
Evergreen
 
JerusalemSage
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Phlomis fruticosaNative to Eurasia
JERUSALEM SAGE
Uses: Drought-tolerant shrub of mint family with bright flowers stalks that look nice dried. Wildlife magnet.
Sun Exposure
Sun to part shade
Water Requirements
Dry semi-dry
Soil Preference
Sandy to clay, good drainage
Height & Width
4’ x 3’
Flowers
Spr-Sum; Yellow
Deciduous or Evergreen
Evergreen
 
LemonVerbena
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Aloysia triphyllaNative to South America
LEMON VERBENA
Uses: Fragrant shrub used in cooking and teas. A great scratch and sniff plant. Dies back. Green longer with water.
Sun Exposure
Sun
Water Requirements
Moderate irrigation
Soil Preference
Rich, organic
Height & Width
4’- 5’ x 3’- 4’
Flowers
White
Deciduous or Evergreen
Deciduous
 
LionsTailorDagga
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Leonotis leonurusNative of South Africa
LION'S TAIL, EAR or WILD DAGGA
Uses: Wildlife magnet. Great drought-tolerant coastal shrub. Robust, dramatic, abundant large flowers on stalks.
Sun Exposure
Sun to shade
Water Requirements
Dry to semi-dry
Soil Preference
Rich, well drained
Height & Width
3’- 6’ x spreader
Flowers
Sum-Fall; Orange
Deciduous or Evergreen
Evergreen if watered
 
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