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Glorious No Water Needing Hillside
Centennial Coyote Brush
Tree Lupine
Brittlebush, Desert Encelia
California Buckwheat
Winnifred Gilman Dark Blue Sage
California Sagebrush
Toyon, Christmas Berry, Calif. Holl
Centennial Coyote Brush

Common name: Centennial Coyote Brush
Botanical name: Baccharis 'Centennial'

This plant is a hybrid that combines a prostrate habit with tolerance for desert conditions. It grows 3' tall and 6' wide. It tolerates heat, sun and frost, maintaining its green appearance.

Tree Lupine

Common name: Tree Lupine
Botanical name: Lupinus arboreus

This shrub has grayish green leaves with flowers may be in yellow, blue, or lavender forms and bloom in the spring.

Brittlebush, Desert Encelia

Common name: Brittlebush, Desert Encelia
Botanical name: Encelia farinosa

This deciduous mounding shrub typically has gray leaves that can reach 3' tall and wide. However, the leaves will turn white in drought conditions. Bright yellow 1" wide daisies appear in spring and summer. There is rapid growth following rain but this shrub is short-lived. Individual plants will reseed to repopulate. It does well in hot areas but cannot tolerate clay soils due to root rot. It will become overgrown and fragile if overwatered. It will suffer frost damage at 25 degrees F.

California Buckwheat

Common name: California Buckwheat
Botanical name: Eriogonum fasciculatum

Eriogonum fasciculatum is a fast growing, woody perennial with tiny narrow leaves and pink-white flower heads that dry to a rust color. This is a highly combustible plant.

Winnifred Gilman Dark Blue Sage

Common name: Winnifred Gilman Dark Blue Sage
Botanical name: Salvia clevelandii 'Winnifred Gilman'

The ' Winifred Gillman' Sage is a dense, compact sub-shrub that grows to 4'-5' tall and wide, and has a round form. It has blue flowers in spikes above the foliage in the spring and summer. This sub-shrub is native to California and is drought tolerant. -Cornflower Farms

California Sagebrush

Common name: California Sagebrush
Botanical name: Artemisia californica

The California sagebrush is an evergreen medium sized, gray green aromatic shrub. The foliage has wispy soft texture.This shrub is native to CA, is drought tolerant, and attracts butterflies. This is a highly combustible plant. ~Cornflower Farms

Toyon, Christmas Berry, Calif. Holl

Common name: Toyon, Christmas Berry, Calif. Holl
Botanical name: Heteromeles arbutifolia

Toyon is a California native evergreen shrub that grows 8'-15' high and spreading 2'-3'. It has leathery toothed leaves, white summer flowers and clusters of red winter berries. It tolerates full sun or partial shade, heat, smog, wind and heavy or light soils. It is drought tolerant, attracts beneficial insects and hummingbirds. - Cornflower Farms

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Glorious No Water Needing Hillside

Photographer: GardenSoft

Water Saving Tip:

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