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Lemon Bottlebrush
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Lemon Bottlebrush

Common name: Lemon Bottlebrush
Botanical name: Callistemon citrinus

A large evergreen shrub, the Lemon Bottlebrush bears masses of bright red flowers in the spring and summer that are shaped, as the name implies, like a 'bottle brush.' New foliage grows in a bright, bronzy red.

Italian Cypress

Common name: Italian Cypress
Botanical name: Cupressus sempervirens 'Stricta'

Italian Cypress is often associated with Italian and Spanish architecture, providing columns in the landscape. They often reach 60' tall. 'Stricta' is compact, columnar and produces long, straight branches with deep green foliage.

Japanese Flowering Quince

Common name: Japanese Flowering Quince
Botanical name: Chaenomeles japonica

Chaenomeles japonica is a deciduous shrub that grows 1' to 6' tall and 1' to 6' wide with simple glossy green leaves. It requires half to full sun, medium to low watering (drought tolerant when established) and will tolerate any soil that is well drained.

Mexican Feather Grass

Common name: Mexican Feather Grass
Botanical name: Nassella tenuissima

This ornamental grass grows to 2' tall. It goes partially dormant during the summer but green in spring and fall. It prefers a sunny, well drained site. This plant can be invasive in some areas, so use caution. To keep reseeding to a minimum, drip irrigation will be best. Cut back in early spring to remove dormant foliage and dried seed heads. It can also tolerate dry shade. It grows to 10" wide and is the finest textured of the ornamental grasses.

Yankee Point California Lilac

Common name: Yankee Point California Lilac
Botanical name: Ceanothus griseus hor. 'Yankee Point'

Yankee Point is a fast growing shrub that stays near 3' in height with a spread of 6'. It has large, bright green leaves and light blue flowers. It is great for banks and mass plantings. It does well on the coast and in hot inland areas. It attracts hummingbirds, butterflies and beneficial insects. -Cornflower Farms

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Water Saving Tip:

Mulching and adding compost to soil can minimize evaporation and help soil absorb and store water.