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California Native Plants in a Palo Alto Garden

Articles: California Native Plants in a Palo Alto Garden

As a companion to her article on A Small Urban Native Wildflower Garden, in the January 2009 issue of Pacific Horticulture, Glenda Jones provides the following list of California native plants that have proven particularly successful in her garden in Palo Alto, California.

Trees
Aesculus californica
California buckeye
Fremontodendron californica
flannel bush

Shrubs
Baccharis pilularis ‘Coyote Point’
coyote bush
Carpenteria californica
bush anemone
Garrya elliptica ‘James Roof’ and ‘Evie’
silktassel bush cultivars
Mahonia ‘Golden Abundance’
hybrid Oregon grape
Rhamnus californica ‘Ed Holm’
coffeeberry
Ribes aureum
golden currant
Ribes sanguineum ‘Claremont'
pink winter currant
Ribes malvaceum
chaparrel currant

Perennials
Asclepias fascicularis
narrow-leaf milkweed
Asclepias speciosa
milkweed
Ceanothus griseus ‘Hearts Desire’
Carmel ceanothus cultivar
Eriogonum crocatum
saffron buckwheat
Eriogonum giganteum
St Catherine’s lace
Eriogonum grande var. rubescens
red buckwheat
Iris douglasiana and Pacific Coast Hybrids
native iris
Linum lewisii
blue flax
Penstemon centranthifolius
scarlet bugler
Penstemon heterophyllus ‘Blue Springs’ and...

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