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Recommended Plants and Trees:

Plant listings below contain the following information:

  • Scientific Name listed first
    • (Common Name in parentheses)
    • CA N = California native
    • US N = US native
    • Comments

Trees

  • Acer macrophyllum
    • (Bigleaf maple)
    • CA N
    • for big parkstrips
  • Circis occidentalis
    • Western redbud
    • CA N
    • for small parkstrips
  • Madrone
    • CA N
    • for big lots
  • Quercus lobata
    • Valley oak
    • CA N
    • for big parkstrips
  • Umbellularia californica
    • bay laurel
    • CA N
    • for small parkstrips

Plants for Sunny Areas

  • Achillea millifolium
    • WhiteYarrow
    • CA N
    • There are pretty hybrids in red colors as well.
  • Armeria
    • Sea pink or sea thrift
    • CA N
    • Needs to be planted in clumps, to show well and avoid being overwhelmed by other, larger plants.
  • Artemesia pycnocephala
    • "David's Choice" (Sandhill sage)
    • CA N
  • Aurinia sexatilis
    • Basket of Gold
    • US N
  • Baccharis pilularis ‘Pigeon Point’ or ‘Twin Peaks’
    • Cayote bush
    • CA N
  • Carex pansa and Carex tumicola
    • Sedges
    • CA N
  • Camissonia cheivanthifolia
    • Beach evening primrose
    • CA N
  • Dusty Miller
  • Erigeron glaucus
    • Beach aster
    • CA N
  • Eschscholzia
    • CA poppy
    • CA N
  • Festuca idahoensis
    • Idaho fescue
    • US N
  • Festuca rubra
    • Red fescue
    • CA N
  • Gaura lindheimeri
    • US N
  • Koeleria macrantha
    • Junegrass
    • US N
  • Monardella villosa
    • (Cayote mint)
  • Nepeta
    • (Catmint)
  • Penstemon
    • CA/US N
  • Rosmarinus
    • (Creeping rosemary)
  • Rudbehckia
    • Black-eyed Susan
    • CA/US N
  • Salvia sonomensis
    • Creeping sage
    • CA N
  • Thymus praecox arcticus
    • (Creeping thyme)
  • Thymus langinosus
    • (Wooly thyme)

Plants for Shady Areas

  • Heuchera
    • Coral bells
    • CA N
  • Ribes viburnifolium
    • Evergreen current
    • CA N
    • Kind of viney; spreads
  • Salvia ‘Dara’s choice’
    • Creeping sage
    • CA N
  • Sedum
    • (stonecrop)
    • US N
  • Viola
    • Johnny jump-ups
    • CA/US N
  • Satureja douglasii
    • Yerba buena
    • CA N

Parkstrip Project Plant Resources:

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