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Plants For Central Oak Woodland

Poa scabrella

Poa scabrella Pine bluegrass
Pine bluegrass clumps are 2 ft. tall and 6 inches across. This very fine grass is dark green and ranges from the coast of Ca. to Wash.. Pine bluegrass, One sided Blue Grass, Needle grass grows in... Learn more.

Polypodium hesperium

Polypodium hesperium Western Polypody
A small creeping perennial fern that grows throughout much of the west to B.C. and Mexico. Western Polypody is usually found in rocky crevices that are seasonally(winter) wet drying in summer to no mo... Learn more.

Populus fremontii

Populus fremontii Western Cottonwood
A deciduous tree. Plant and stand back, very fast with regular water, on one site 30' in a year. We grow male trees, females have cotton. An excellent shade tree. Keep away from septic system. Do not ... Learn more.

Prunus ilicifolia

Prunus ilicifolia Holly-Leafed Cherry
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Prunus virginiana demissa

Prunus virginiana demissa Western Chokecherry
Prunus virginiana demissa, Western Chokecherry forms a small tree or large shrub. Western Chokecherry does great at higher elevations in California, but grows in small numbers on north slopes everywh... Learn more.

Psoralea orbicularis

Psoralea orbicularis Giant Clover
Synonym: Hoita orbicularis. Picture a patch of clover, but the foliage is huge, each 3 leaf cluster is 2-3 inches across. The patch forms a 1 foot high mat that can commonly be 10 ft across. Useful i... Learn more.

Ptelea crenulata

Ptelea crenulata Western Hop tree
A small deciduous tree that grows in the lower elevations of northern California and one spot in Orange County. "This shrub because of its glossy green foliage and light green fruits which turn brown ... Learn more.

Pteridium aquilinum pubescens

Pteridium aquilinum pubescens Brake
A creeping fern of mountainous hillsides. Bracken ranges throughout most of the west from northslopes in Baja to Alaska and N. Dakota. Although the old timers ate the new shoots, it is not recommended... Learn more.

Quercus berberidifolia

Quercus berberidifolia Scrub Oak
(Q.dumosa )A this 'species' has caused a very difficult problem for us. We have grown Quercus dumosa for years. It is as described here. About 1990 a less than clever person decided that there was a ... Learn more.

Quercus douglasii

Quercus douglasii Blue Oak
A deciduous oak tree, usually growing to 30 feet, although this oak can sometimes can go to 50 ft. Blue oak has blue-green leaves and light-colored bark.. A California native from Los Angeles to Sacr... Learn more.

Quercus durata

Quercus durata Leather Oak
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Quercus wislizenii

Quercus wislizenii Interior Live Oak
An evergreen tree that can reach 50' (Your grandkids might see it.), and as broad. It has glossy, dark-green leaves. Native to lower and middle elevations of the coast ranges, Sierra Nevada of Calif. ... Learn more.

Ranunculus californicus

Ranunculus californicus California Buttercup
California Buttercup, Ranunculus californicus is a cheery yellow perennial that grows in amongst Blue Oak woodland. In between Oaks it is often growing in clay soil although it can also be found in se... Learn more.

Rhamnus californica

Rhamnus californica Coffeeberry
Coffeeberry is an evergreen shrub that grows fast to 6-8, sometimes as high as 10 ft.. Coffeeberry is native from the Oregon Coast ranges through most of California into Arizona and Baja. Coffeeberry... Learn more.

Rhamnus californica cuspidata

Rhamnus californica cuspidata California coffee berry
Rhamnus californica cuspidata form of Coffeberry from the Sierras and inner Coast Ranges of S. California. The only significant difference from this form and the regular species is dentate(small teet... Learn more.

Rhamnus crocea ilicifolia

Rhamnus crocea ilicifolia Hollyleaf Redberry
Hollyleaf Redberry is an evergreen shrub to 3-9' that is native to dry slopes in the coast ranges and Sierra Nevada foothills. Hollyleaf Redberry likes partshade of oaks and has low water requirements... Learn more.

Rhus trilobata

Rhus trilobata Fragrant Sumac
Rhus trilobata (aromatica), Fragrant Sumac is a very tidy looking deciduous shrub. It has a very attractive arching habit and some of the most beautiful fall color in warmer drier climates. Rhus trilo... Learn more.

Ribes amarum

Ribes amarum Bitter Gooseberry
A sprawling, stickery, twiggy deciduous shrub with a sticky bitter fruit. Native from mid-California to San Diego(higher elevations). If you're a collector or have a mountain cabin this plant could be... Learn more.

Ribes californicum

Ribes californicum Hillside Gooseberry
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Ribes divaricatum

Ribes divaricatum Spreading Gooseberry
Deciduous shrub to 5'. The thorniest of the gooseberries. A stream side bush or moist coastal understory plant. Spreading Gooseberry can be used as a bramble in the shade for the wildlife or to make a... Learn more.

Ribes malvaceum

Ribes malvaceum Pink Chaparral currant
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Ribes quercetorum

Ribes quercetorum Yellow Gooseberry
A sprawling 3' deciduous shrub. Its flowers are yellow in Mar.-May. Native to foothill slopes in south coast ranges and Sierra Nevada. It likes sun to part shade, partly dry to moderate water. This is... Learn more.

Ribes sanguineum glutinosum

Ribes sanguineum glutinosum Pink-Flowered Currant
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Rosa californica

Rosa californica California wild rose
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Rosa gymnocarpa

Rosa gymnocarpa Wood Rose
Wood Rose is a delicate sub-shrub that arches up to 3'. Normally 2'. A bristly slender shrub with fairly large fragrant pink flowers. This looks like a little formal perennial in cultivation. In the ... Learn more.

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