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Map 1236 N. Peck Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA
(West of Polliwog Park)
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Non-Native Shrubs
LionsTailorDagga
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Kniphofia uvaria ‘Malibu Yellow’South Africa
MALIBU POKER PLANT
Uses: Spiky shrub, accent plant. Provides nectar food for hummingbirds and butterflies. Dramatic flower heads.
Sun Exposure
Full sun
Water Requirements
Occasional near coast
Soil Preference
Average
Height & Width
3’- 4’ x 3’- 4’
Flowers
Spr/Sum; OrangeYellow
Deciduous or Evergreen
Evergreen
 
MexicanSage
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Salvia leucanthaNative to Mexico & Cen. America
MEXICAN SAGE
Uses: Graceful shrub, border, hedge, filler. Trim back in early summer. Scent not as attractive as native sages.
Sun Exposure
Sun/Partial shade
Water Requirements
Moderate irrigation
Soil Preference
Rich, organic soil
Height & Width
2’- 4’ x spreader
Flowers
Sum-Fall; Purple
Deciduous or Evergreen
Evergreen with water
 
OregonGrape
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Mahonia aquifoliumNative to Pacific Northwest
OREGON GRAPE
Uses: Tall spreading shrub, hedge. Dramatic flower clusters. Bares purple berries (not grapes). Leaves pointed like holly.
Sun Exposure
Shade-Part sun
Water Requirements
Semi-moist
Soil Preference
Slightly acidic
Height & Width
3’- 6’ x spreader
Flowers
Spr-Yellow; Fall-Purple
Deciduous or Evergreen
Evergreen with water
 
PinkMelaleuca
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Melaleuca nesophilaNative to W. Australia
PINK MELALEUCA
Uses: Shrub or tree. Can be sculpted to moderate size. Pretty pom pom flowers. Very hardy, drought-tolerant.
Sun Exposure
Sun
Water Requirements
Dry to semi-dry
Soil Preference
Sand to clay, well drained
Height & Width
To 20’ x To 12’
Flowers
Spr-Sum; Pink
Deciduous or Evergreen
Evergreen
 
PrideofMadeira
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Echium candicansNative of Mediterranean region
PRIDE OF MADEIRA
Uses: This dramatic woody shrub with tall flower spikes is a butterfly magnet. Hairy leaves may cause irritation.
Sun Exposure
Sun
Water Requirements
Dry to semi-moist
Soil Preference
Sand to clay
Height & Width
8’ x 3’- 6'
Flowers
Spring-Sum: Purple
Deciduous or Evergreen
Evergreen
 
RoseWhiteLadyBanks
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Rosa banksiae ‘Alba Plena’Native to China
ROSE ‘WHITE LADY BANKS’
Uses: Vigorous climber. Lovely white flower clusters. Practically thornless. Very long-lived and disease resistant.
Sun Exposure
Sun
Water Requirements
Moderate irrigation
Soil Preference
Rich
Height & Width
12’- 20’ x 8’- 12’
Flowers
Spring; White
Deciduous or Evergreen
Deciduous
 
Rosemary
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Rosemarinus officinalis (herb)Native to Europe
ROSEMARY
Uses: Groundcover, pots, topiary, hanging over wall, shrub. Scented pine needle-like leaves, small delicate flowers.
Sun Exposure
Sun/Partial sun
Water Requirements
Dry to semi-moist
Soil Preference
Sandy, loam; good drainage
Height & Width
2’- 3’ x 2’
Flowers
Spr-Sum; Blue
Deciduous or Evergreen
Evergreen
 
SageleafRockrose
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Scistus salviifolius Prostratus’ Native to Europe
SAGELEAF ROCKROSE
Uses: Low shrub, groundcover, stabilizes slopes. Abundant white flowers with orange centers. Very drought-tolerant.
Sun Exposure
Sun
Water Requirements
Dry to semi-dry
Soil Preference
Sand to clay
Height & Width
2’ x 4’- 6’
Flowers
Spring; White
Deciduous or Evergreen
Evergreen
 
ScarletMilkweed
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Asclepias curassavicaNative to S. America
SCARLET MILKWEED
Uses: Wildflower meadow, rock garden, containers. Host plant for Monarch caterpillars and Milkweed bugs.
Sun Exposure
Sun (flowers less in shade)
Water Requirements
Moist, semi-moist
Soil Preference
Sandy to clay
Height & Width
1’- 2’ x 2’ self-seeds
Flowers
Spr-Fall; Orange & Red
Deciduous or Evergreen
Evergreen with water
 
ScentedGeraniumplant
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Pelargonium speciesNative to South Africa
SCENTED GERANIUM PLANT
Uses: Groundcover, shrub. Attractive, soft and scented foliage with pretty flower sprays. Drought-tolerant.
Sun Exposure
Sun
Water Requirements
Dry to semi-moist
Soil Preference
Sand to clay
Height & Width
2’- 3’ x 2’- 3’
Flowers
Spr-Sum; Pink & White
Deciduous or Evergreen
Evergreen
 
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