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Deodar Cedar, Calif. Christmas Tree
Concha California Lilac
Pacific Sunset Flannel Bush
Mission Fig
Germander Sage
Coast  Live Oak
Deodar Cedar, Calif. Christmas Tree

Common name: Deodar Cedar, Calif. Christmas Tree
Botanical name: Cedrus deodara

This fast-growing, coniferous evergreen is capable of reaching a size of 80' high by 40' wide. Its needles are a light, silvery green color.

Concha California Lilac

Common name: Concha California Lilac
Botanical name: Ceanothus 'Concha'

Concha is a lilac that grows 6'-8' in height and width. It has small narrow leaves with intense dark blue flower clusters in spring. It is tolerant of coastal and inland conditions. -Cornflower Farms

Pacific Sunset Flannel Bush

Common name: Pacific Sunset Flannel Bush
Botanical name: Fremontodendron 'Pacific Sunset'

'Pacific Sunset' is an open and spreading evergreen shrub that grows from 10'-20' high and has deep orange yellow flowers in spring; it withstands garden conditions better than other varieties. It is a California native and drought tolerant. -Cornflower Farms

Mission Fig

Common name: Mission Fig
Botanical name: Opuntia ficus-indica

This Opuntia is more tree-like than other types; it grows to15' tall. It usually has no spines but some glochids can be found. Flowers are yellow to orange in late spring and early summer. Fruit is edible. It does best in full sun and is frost sensitive. It needs well drained soil. The major pest and source of the red dye cochineal comes from a scale.

Germander Sage

Common name: Germander Sage
Botanical name: Salvia chamaedryoides

Low mounding perennial with long bloom spreads by underground runners. Produces a small, silvery foliage which serves as a background for bright blue flowers. Bruised leaves have spicy fragrance. Native to eastern Mexico 7-9000' in desert habitat Grows to mature size of 2' tall and wide. Heaviest bloom in spring and early fall, intermittent throughout the rest of the season. Full sun, well drained site. No fertilizer. Drought tolerant.

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; it grows very well from the coastal areas to the interior valleys. It is native to California, is drought tolerant, and attracts butterflies. -Cornflower Farms

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