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Howard McMinn Manzanita
Coast  Live Oak
California Fuchsia
Bush Anemone
Howard McMinn Manzanita

Common name:Howard McMinn Manzanita
Botanical name:Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Howard McMinn

This shrub is highly appreciated for its decorative characteristics, which include a dense show of small, pale pink urn-shaped flowers. Above all, it is the mahogany-red to brown bark (which peels beautifully) that is the major attraction. Its fruit resembles the tike apple, and the flowers contrast perfectly to the light green leaf (which can get rather tough). It blooms from late winter to spring. - Cornflower Farms

Coast  Live Oak

Common name:Coast Live Oak
Botanical name:Quercus agrifolia

The Coast Live Oak is an evergreen, round-headed tree. It can reach 15'-40' high and 20' wide and grows very well from the coastal areas to the interior valleys. It is native to CA, is drought tolerant, and attracts butterflies and birds.

California Fuchsia

Common name:California Fuchsia
Botanical name:Zauschneria californica

The California Fuchsia is a showy perennial shrub that grows 1'-2' high with upright stems. It has grey-green foliage and bright orange-red tubular flowers and attracts hummingbirds. This shrub is a native to CA and is drought tolerant. This plant is known as Epilobium in some books and botanical gardens. -Cornflower Farms.

Bush Anemone

Common name:Bush Anemone
Botanical name:Carpenteria californica

This California native is a dense, clean evergreen shrub that grows 6'-8' high and 5' wide. It is tolerant of sun or shade. It has white fragrant flowers with yellow stamens flowers that bloom in spring and summer. This shrub makes a great privacy hedge. It is drought tolerant once it's established but will appreciate extra watering during hot summer months.

Designer: Christian Kiillkkaa

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Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Maintain a two to four inch layer of mulch on the soil surface to reduce weeds, infiltrate rain water, and reduce compaction.

Integrated Pest Management:

Attract, or buy beneficial insects such as ladybugs and lacewings to control pest outbreaks in your garden.