Copyright © 1999 California Gardens Easier to grow locally than anywhere else in the world, most penstemons are drought tolerant and most are. Maidenhair Tree * Ginkgo biloba California Walnut * Juglans californica Acacia pravissima * Ovens Wattle Silver Wattle * Acacia dealbata Quercus dumosa * Scrub Oak Western Redbud * Cercis occidentalis Fiejoa seloiana * Pineapple Guava Pinyon Pine * Pinus monophylla Drought tolerant plants from the world over that thrive in our region. Particularly trees with nest cavities. LOS ANGELES AREA: Bel Air, Brentwood, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Beverly Hills, West Los Angeles, Hollywood Hills, Hollywood, Hancock Park, Larchmont Village ORANGE COUNTY AREA: Laguna Beach, Anaheim, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, San Juan Capistrano, Trabuco Canyon, Coto de Caza , Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, Corona del Mar, Dana Point. Cascabela thevetia * Yellow Oleander, Cook Tree Trumpet Tree * Brugmansia candida Caesalpinia californica Common Names --------Plants by their Latin Names, After Dark Peppermint Tree * Agonis flexuosa After Dark Arbutus unedo * Strawberry Tree Dry Garden - Low Water Plants. White Floss Silk Tree * Chorisia insignis, Ceiba insignis Casuarina cristata * Belah Coast live oaks look best and are happiest with other drought-tolerant native plants, like manzanita, ceanothus, hummingbird sage, barberry, pitcher sage, coffeeberry and currants, to name a few. Callistemon Cane's Hybrid * Cane's Bottlebrush From yard to table! A 20- to 30-foot-tall tree, the purple-leaf acacia is relatively short-lived, and rarely reaches 50 years of age. O  P  Q  Ceanothus Gentian Plume * Gentian Plume California Lilac Summer Chocolate Mimosa * Albizia Summer Chocolate X  Y  Z. Home    Heteromeles arbutifolia * Toyon Melaleuca elliptica * Granite Honey Myrtle 'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); Ceiba speciosa * Floss Silk Tree Well it’s hard to call today’s drought tolerant garden barren—not with all of the beautiful, drought-tolerant plants available. Pearl Acacia * Acacia podalariifolia Silk Tree * Albizia julibrissin Trident Maple * Acer buergerianum Arbutus Marina * Marina Straberry Tree There’s lots to enjoy here, with splashes of bright orange from the native California poppy (Eschscholzia californica, annual). This … Keep in mind that drought tolerant plants require excellent drainage and can die if left in standing pools of water. The ultimate dead tree, a power pole. Laura Camp, general manager at Tree of Life Nursery and past president of the California Native Plant Society, said many specialty nurseries emphasize evergreens that are drought tolerant… Acacia vestita * Hairy Wattle Valley Oak * Quercus lobata The flame tree is tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions and sun exposure levels, making it an acceptable choice for most properties. Taiwan Flowering Cherry * Prunus campanulata Sycamore * Platanus racemosa Paperbark Tree * Melaleuca quinquenervia U  V  W  Ptelea crenulata * California Hopseed Acca sellowiana * Pineapple Guava But remember trees are drought tolerant after they are established. So enjoy our Drought Tolerant Tree List and plant a few of these beauties in your dry California Landscape. Sambucus mexicana * Mexican Elderberry Gentian Plume California Lilac * Ceanothus Gentian Plume Jacaranda mimosifolia * Jacaranda, Brazilian Rosewood Australian Willow * Geijera parviflora Book Reviews    Those are the trees that made the grade for this list for our dry California landscape. Punica granatum * Pomegranate Wonderful California Black Oak * Quercus kelloggii What Are Some of the Best Drought-Tolerant Trees for California? Tree Dahlia * Dahlia imperials The flame tree (Brachychiton acerifolius) is named for its gorgeous orange or red flowers, which grace the tree in the late spring or summer. Acacia cultriformis * Knifeleaf Wattle, Knife Wattle, Dogtooth Wattle Eremophila bignoniiflora polyclada * Big Poly Emu Bush Arroyo de la Cruz Blue-Eyed Grass So give them plenty of water when they are young, about once a week for their first three years. Mudgee Wattle * Acacia spectabilis This can be an opportunity to beautify and get some gorgeous flowering California natives or other drought-tolerant plants in. Red Flowering Gum * Corymbia ficifolia, Eucalyptus ficifolia Blue Bush Acacia * Acacia covenyi Pinus monophylla * Single Leaf Pinyon Pine Plant List    This is a drought-tolerant plant. Contacts    Lavatera purisima * Purisima Tree Mallow Buddhist Orchid Tree * Bauhinia variegata candida Euphorbia cotinifolia * Caribbean Copper Plant Just because a tree is drought tolerant doesn't mean that it is full of thorns, though it can be of that is what you are looking for. Powered by Create your own unique website with customizable templates. Cotinus coggygria * Smoke Tree U  V  W  Vitex agnus castus * Chaste Tree Quercus john-tuckeri * Tucker's Oak Peppermint Tree * Agonis flexuosa Floss Silk Tree * Chorisia speciosa Tucker's Oak * Quercus john-tuckeri California Bay: These large hardwood trees native to California's coastal forests. Dombeya wallichii * Tropical Hydrangea Aromatic, feathery fern-like leaves grow to 6 inches in height. Erythrina falcata * Brazilian Coral Tree Firewheel Tree * Stenocarpus sinuatus Brugmansia Betty Marshall * White Trumpet Tree examples of California native and drought tolerant plants that have been selected specifi-cally for the conditions of the Malibu/Topan-ga/Marina del Rey area. Agonis flexuosa After Dark * Purple Peppermint Tree, After Dark Peppermint Tree Brisbane Box * Lophostemon confertus variegata Single Leaf Pinyon Pine * Pinus monophylla Planting California native plants in your garden is also a sustainable approach in the Turf Replacement Program. Sweet Shade * Hymenosporum flavum Fortunately for residents of the sunniest part of the Sunshine State, there are a number of native and exotic selections that fit this bill. Red Pencil Tree * Euphorbia tirucalli Sticks on Fire As a California native and now a resident of Arizona, drought-tolerant gardening is something that has been a part of my life for a … Tristaniopsis laurina * Water Gum California Lilac California Native Plants Garden Shrubs Garden Trees Outdoor Landscaping Outdoor Plants Drought Tolerant Trees Lilac Tree Shady Tree It is very fast to 10' in 18 months. See more ideas about Plants, Planting flowers, Xeriscape. Five-spot (Nemophila maculata) is another annual plant native to California. Dead trees are also important as roost sites for raptors and others. Desert Willow * Chilopsis linearis Lophostemon confertus variegata * Variegated Brisbane Box, Variegated Brush Box Stock Image Catalog    Since there is a limited amount of water that can be extracted from our watersheds before significant environmental consequences are obvious to us all. Both drought-tolerant and riparian (water-way) plants can be native. Perennial Garden    A colorful and drought-tolerant groundcover pair: Dragon’s Blood Sedum with shrubs of Dymondia Omit Heath. Shoestring Acacia * Acacia stenophylla All of that rotting action can spread to the trunk if it is buried in mulch. Focusing on native and drought-tolerant landscaping does not mean sacrificing beauty! Pomegranate Wonderful * Punica granatum Chorisia speciosa * Floss Silk Tree Corymbia ficifolia * Red Flowering Gum The following list of drought tolerant trees should provide plenty of options to create a dry California landscape that not only doesn't cost a fortune to irrigate but is beautiful on every level. Although these trees are deciduous and shed their leaves each fall, they make excellent shade trees during the spring and summer. Fouquieria splendens * Occotillo Will A Tree Die If Its Roots Are Damaged? Milkweeds can jazz up a … Often these drought tolerant trees come from parts of the state that are hotter and drier than most of us live. Mountain Ebony * Bauhinia variegata Kentucky coffee tree (zone 3-8): Drought-resistant shade tree; White oak (zone 3-9): Large shade tree that can tolerate … Flat-topped clusters of flowers... 2. Purple Peppermint Tree * Agonis flexuosa After Dark Projects to improve your garden    K  L  M  Acer buergerianum * Trident Maple Manzanitas are easy and lively in most Bay area gardens. California Yarrow Garden Calendar    Silver Dollar Gum * Eucalyptus polyanthemos Acacia boormanii * Snowy River Wattle Toyon * Heteromeles arbutifolia Not only will one of our experienced arborists help you determine the perfect trees for your space, he or she will provide you with tips for helping to prepare your tree for the inevitable droughts that will occur over the next several decades. All require. Oregon Oak * Quercus garryana Cupaniopsis anacardioides * Carrotwood Tree Common Names -------- Plants by their Latin Names. Orange Bells * Tecoma X smithii Giant Bird of Paradise * Strelitzia nicolai This dwarf selection of blue-eyed grass is about 6 inches tall and has unusually... 3. Chaste Tree * Vitex agnus castus … California Hopseed * Ptelea crenulata H  I  J  Albizia julibrissin * Mimosa Tree, Silk Tree They can also work well for screening projects in some cases. Coral Gum * Eucalyptus torquata A California native, the buckeye (Aesculus californica) is a drought-tolerant species, but without supplemental irrigation, it will usually shed its leaves in the late summer. Jump to navigation. Shrub List    Banksia seminuda * River Banksia Blue Oak * Quercus douglassii Belah * Casuarina cristata R  S  T  Acacia podalariifolia * Pearl Acacia Golden Rain Tree * Koelreuteria paniculata Chinese Date * Ziziphus jujuba Drought tolerant trees are often not at all tolerant of sitting in a puddle while the water soaks in. Chinese Wingnut * Pterocarya stenoptera The most important factor when designing a drought-tolerant yard is choosing plants that are able to endure SoCal summer temperatures and little water for half of the year once they are planted. Yucca brevifolia * Joshua Tree B  C  D  Many of these trees are well adapted to a dry hot summer. Most trees grow quickly in their youth and slow as they mature. Wildlife Photography, Home Garden Dogtooth Wattle * Acacia cultriformis Koelreuteria paniculata * Golden Rain Tree O  P  Q  Chorisia insignis * White Floss Silk Tree FOOD PRODUCING. Punk Tree * Melaleuca quinquenervia Carrotwood Tree * Cupaniopsis anacardioides Once they are established, drought-tolerant trees can fend for themselves under almost any conditions, adding beauty to your yard and vital habitat for birds and other wild critters. Achillea millefolium californica Yarrow. Chitalpa 'Pink Dawn' Knifeleaf Wattle * Acacia cultriformis Mimosa Tree * Albizia julibrissin Big Poly Emu Bush * Eremophila bignoniiflora x polyclada Tecoma stans * Yellow Elder California Box Elder * Acer negundo californicum The Plant Society says the best time to plant California natives is late fall through late winter for areas below 3,000 feet in elevation. Quercus berberidifolia * Scrub Oak https://greenarborists.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/logo.png, © 2020 Copyright - Evergreen Arborist Consultants. Silver Princess * Eucalyptus caesia magna 1. Melea azedarach * Chinaberry Tree, Bead Tree, Cape Lilac, Persian Lilac Variegated Brush Box * Lophostemon confertus variegata, Tristania conferta variegatus A  Tabebuia Apricot * Apricot Trumpet Tree Bauhinia variegata * Mountain Ebony Desert Bird of Paradise * Caesalpina gilliesii In order to keep trees looking fresh during the summer I deep water during a cool spell about once a month. Marina Strawberry Tree * Marina Strawberry Tree Purple Robe Black Locust * Robinia pseudoacacia Purple Robe Hymenosporum flavum * Sweet Shade, Queensland Frangipani Lyonothamnus floribundus * Catalina Ironwood A California native, the buckeye (Aesculus californica) is a drought-tolerant species, but without supplemental irrigation, it will usually shed its leaves in the late summer. There are plenty of trees with spectacular flowers that will get by with almost no assistance after getting them established for coastal or inland valley gardens. Erythrina acanthocarpa * Tambookie Thorn Parkinsonia aculeata Desert Museum * Thornless Palo Verde Even if the tree is drought tolerant you probably don't want your garden full of dormant trees hunkered down waiting for a better season. I was able to rescue a portion of an aging power pole with an acorn woodpecker cavity. Prunus campanulata * Taiwan Flowering Cherry Apricot Mallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua) A perennial shrub that is great in a dry garden or on a slope. Quercus muehlenbergii * Chinkapin Oak Acer negundo californicum * California Box Elder, Boxelder H  I  J  After California native and drought tolerant plants are established in the soil, they’ll require substantially less water and maintenance than traditional landscaping plants, so you can spend less time watering and more time in the yard enjoying your plants. Aug 8, 2020 - Explore F Kane's board "California Native /Drought & Heat Resistant Plants", followed by 494 people on Pinterest. Gingko biloba * Maidenhair Tree Erythrina caffra * Kaffir Coral Erythrina humeana raja * Dwarf Natal Coral Tree lyonii * Catalina Cherry Cook's Corner    K  L  M  There are fast growing trees that are quite drought tolerant. Acacia stenophylla * Shoestring Acacia Acacia dealbata * Silver Wattle Jujube * Ziziphus jujuba Took two days but the woodpeckers found that recycled power pole in the back yard instead of the front. Trees in parkways that don't get irrigation, planters that haven't been watered for years. Crimson Red Crape Myrtle * Lagerstroemia Crimson Red Lavatera assurgentiflora * Island Tree Mallow Granite Honey Myrtle * Melaleuca elliptica Lilly Pilly * Acmena smithii Low-water landscaping: In the Sept. 13 Saturday section, an article about drought-tolerant plantings identified manzanitas and ceonothuses as trees; they … Stepping stones in rock path through California drought tolerant garden perennial bed with Euphorbia, Perovskia, Sedum 'Autumn Joy, Licorice Mint (Agastache 'Ava') Your water bill will be much more gentle on your wallet. Strawberry Tree * Arbutus unedo Notice that we don't use the word drought which indicates an unusual circumstance, 7 months of 'no rain' is normal. I use a drip system with the drip emmitters over the native soil near the tree one on each side of the new tree. Bird of Paradise Tree * Caesalpina gilliesii give your friends at Evergreen Arborist Consultants a call, Bees and Avocado Trees: The Power of Pollinators, Pests That Threaten Citrus Trees of Southern California, Asian Citrus Psyllids Threaten Southern California Trees. Brugmansia x candida * Datura or Trumpet Tree The western redbud (Cercis occidentalis) is a small species that bears pretty purple flowers in the early spring. Pineapple guava * Feijoa sellowiana, Acca sellowiana Tristania conferta variegatus * Variegated Brisbane Box, Variegated Brush Box Pistacia chinensis * Chinese Pistache Ziziphus jujuba * Chinese Jujube, Chinese Date, Plants Photos and Descriptions    Mugga * Eucalyptus sideroxylon Silky Oak * Grevillea robusta Snowy River Wattle * Acacia boormanii They don't require irrigation for as long. Once all of the lawn is cleared away, build your landscape features such as hills, flower beds, and walkways. native to the western states, found in the desert heat, on mountainsides, and in mild coastal zones. Chilopsis linearis * Desert Willow Tabebuia impetiginosa * Purple Trumpet Tree I prefer to start with a smaller tree. Your water bill will be much more gentle on your wallet. If you need help selecting the best drought-tolerant trees for your property, give your friends at Evergreen Arborist Consultants a call. Last modified: December 2, 2020. Brazilian Rosewood * Jacaranda mimosifolia Not only does this allow the plants to thrive, but it also saves you a fortune on water bills compared to a traditional green, grassy lawn. at least six hours of sun daily and well-drained soil that is loose and gravelly. Five California Native Trees That are Easy on the Eyes and Easy on Your Water Bill . A large shrub about 8 feet tall and wide that spreads by underground rhizomes. Erythrina coralloides * Naked Coral Tree Apricot Trumpet Tree * Tabebuia Apricot Because of their small size (few specimens exceed 20 feet in height), they don’t work well as shade trees, but they are an excellent accent or ornamental trees that also provide significant wildlife value. There are a variety of California Native Trees that perform well in a residential landscape. Quercus lobata * Valley Oak B  C  D  E  F  G  Links    CALIFORNIA NATIVE. LithopsLithops are unique, stone-like succulent plants with a very low watering requirement. Australian Frangipani * Hymenosporum flavum Lolly Bush * Clerodendrum floribundum But if you want a simple list of drought tolerant plants that can work for your San Jose garden here are a few of the hundreds you can choose from. Catalina Cherry: Evergreen that produces red berries and showy, white flowers in the spring. Tabebuia chrysotricha * Golden Trumpet Tree Cook Tree * Cascabela thevetia Faster growing trees are usually short term answers in the garden. Prunus ilicifolia ssp. Pictures and helpful information about each plant are featured to help meet your landscaping needs and make for a quick, easy transition to a native and drought tolerant plant garden. Acacia covenyi * Blue Bush Acacia Purple Trumpet Tree * Tabebuia impetiginosa Hairy Wattle * Acacia vestita California Ash * Fraxinus dipetala Ceiba insignis * White Floss Silk Tree Native Frangipani * Hymenosporum flavum Here are 10 of our favorite trees for South Bay Area landscapes: Desert willow; A small tree, the … Bauhinia variegata candida * Buddhist Orchid Tree Strelitzia nicolai * Giant Bird of Paradise Usually they are much easier to establish in a dry garden. Caribbean Copper Plant * Euphorbia cotinifolia Robinia pseudoacacia Purple Robe * Purple Robe Black Locust Organic Gardening Methods and Ideas    Purple Fernleaf Acacia * Acacia baileyana purpurea While choosing s… Southern magnolia (zone 6-10): Flowering evergreen that’s moderately drought tolerant Eldarica pine (zone 6-10): Heat-tolerant, fragrant and evergreen; Drought Tolerant Trees: Zone 7 and Zone 8 (Georgia, North California and Southern Nevada) Pictured: Oak tree. Acer macrophyllum , Big Leaf Maple. Ovens Wattle * Acacia pravissima Quercus douglasii * Blue Oak River Wattle * Acacia cognata There are a number of desert adapted trees in the list including Occotillo, Desert Willow, Chitalpa Pink Dawn, Joshua Tree, and the Palo Verde Desert Museum, But this list is targeted to gardens from coastal communites and inland valleys to the central valley. Acorn woodpeckers are a keystone species with many other birds dependent upon their nest cavities to make nests of their own. Erythrina crista-galli * Cockspur Coral That is, REALLY drought tolerant or drought resistant plants for a California garden. I plan to irrigate a tree through its first hot season. Lagerstroemia Crimson Red * Crimson Red Crape Myrtle Scrub Oak * Quercus berberidifolia Coulter Pine * Pinus coulteri White Trumpet Tree * Brugmansia Betty Marshall N  R  S  T  Eucalyptus polyanthemos * Silver Dollar Gum Kaffir Coral Tree * Erythrina caffra Prolonged droughts are commonplace in Southern California, so it is important to select trees that can survive with relatively little water for your next tree installation project. Catalina Ironwood * Lyonothamnus floribudus Golden Trumpet Tree * Tabebuia chrysotricha Vines    Yellow Oleander * Cascabela thevetia, Acacia baileyana purpurea * Purple Fernleaf Acacia Caesalpinia gilliesii * Desert Bird of Paradise California's climate consists of, with luck, 5 months of rain followed by 7 months of no rain. Width and height of each full grown plant. This is typical of what's known as the Mediterranean climate. Even dead trees can have a place in the garden. Smoke Tree * Cotinus coggyria What Are Some Fast-Growing Trees for California Properties? Although fast-growing, purple-leaf acacias have relatively weak wood, so it is best planted away from homes and areas of high foot traffic. Fostering California wildlife and habitat restoration in backyards. Melaleuca quinquenervia * Paperbark Tree, Punk Tree Plants such as turfgrass and tropical plants often depend on more water than is naturally available in the dry, Mediterranean climate in much of California and the West, and are best replaced with drought-tolerant, non-invasive plants. Palo Verde * Parkinsonia Desert Museum Rarely exceeding 25 feet in height, the California buckeye is typically used as an accent tree, but it provides great shade while in leaf and can be used to keep air conditioning units cooler (which will help reduce your home-cooling … The top of the rootball should be slightly above the surrounding grade. Queensland Frangipani * Hymenosporum flavum Juglans californica * California Walnut Quercus agrifolia * Coast Live Oak White Orchid Tree * Bauhinia variegata candida Jacaranda * Jacaranda mimosifolia Matilija Poppy. Brachychiton bidwillii * Little Kurrajong Clerodendrum floribundum * Lolly Bush Quercus garryana * Oregon Oak Geijera parviflora * Australian willow Albizia Summer Chocolate * Summer Chocolate Mimosa, Summer Chocolate Silk Tree Sac Valley's Drought-Tolerant, California Native Plant List. Rarely exceeding 25 feet in height, the California buckeye is typically used as an accent tree, but it provides great shade while in leaf and can be used to keep air conditioning units cooler (which will help reduce your home-cooling costs) in the summer. This is particularly important if you plant a larger specimen. Garry Oak * Quercus garryana Eucalyptus ficifolia * Red Flowering Gum Big Cone Pine * Pinus coulteri I use mulch but keep the mulch back from the base of the tree. Here is a list of some colorful flowering shrubs that, once established, take little to no water. Stenocarpus sinuatus * Firewheel Tree Eucalyptus sideroxylon * Red Ironbark Palm Trees    Pinus coulteri * Coulter Pine, Big Cone Pine Specializing in California native plants and habitat gardening since 1981 (707) 528-8813 • 2990 Somers Street • Fulton, CA 95439 Map • … Drought Tolerant Gardening with California Native Plants: having a water wise garden doesn't have to be rocks and cacti. The purple-leaf acacia (Acacia baileyana ‘Purpurea’) is an attractive tree with smooth bark and green to purple evergreen foliage. You have never seen more joyous birds. N  Information provided for each plant includes: Scientific and common name. Reaching up to 100 feet in height, California sycamores – like most of their relatives – possess very attractive, splotchy bark that includes white, grey and brown tones. Black Locust Purple Robe * Robinia pseudoacacia Purple Robe You should also consider the amount of work you are willing to dedicate to the garden. Little Kurrajong * Brachychiton bidwillii Acacia spectabilis * Mudgee Wattle Caesalpinia pulcherrima * Red Bird of Paradise, Poinciana Water Gum * Tristaniopsis laurina Yellow Elder * Tecoma stans Reaching about 60 feet in height, these trees are not suitable for use under utility lines, but their modest spread – generally less than 35 feet – makes it a great choice for narrow planting locations. I dig the hole no deeper than the rootball. Coast Live Oak * Quercus agrifolia This doesn't encourage the roots to reach out either. Grow your own food in a holistic garden. Angels Trumpet Tree * Brugmansia Charles Grimaldi Drought tolerant plants, xeriscape, water wise gardens are the gardening vocabulary that we are likely to see for some time to come, particularly in Southern California. Variegated Brisbane Box * Lophostemon confertus variegata, Tristania conferta variegatus If the tree is not a hazard keeping it as part of the habitat will reward you in ways unexpected. Catalina Cherry * Prunus ilicifolia lyonii Plant a heritage oak tree this fall that will provide a habitat and beauty for multiple generations to come. LOW WATER. Southern California Trees. 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