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Plants For Chaparral

Ceanothus velutinus velutinus

Ceanothus velutinus velutinus Snowbrush
Ceanothus velutinus velutinus is similar to C. velutinus var. laevigatus but is much more hardy. It was burnt this year at June Lake at -20 degrees F.(?). It only reaches a height of 4' in its range. ... Learn more.

Ceanothus verrucosus

Ceanothus verrucosus Wart-Stemmed Ceanothus
Wart-Stemmed Ceanothus is an evergreen shrub averaging five-eight feet in height, and a little narrower in width. Wart-stemmed ceanothus is so called because of the bumpy, rough stipules where the le... Learn more.

Ceanothus Wheeler Canyon

Ceanothus Wheeler Canyon Blue Mtn. Lilac
A hybrid Ceanothus that looks a great deal like a squat 'Concha'. Flowers are small but numerous. Often covering the entire plant. 'Wheeler Canyon' stays in the 6-ft height range, but can sprawl to ... Learn more.

Cercis occidentalis

Cercis occidentalis Western Redbud
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Cercocarpus alnifolius

Cercocarpus alnifolius Island Mountain Mahogany
Island Mountain Mahogany, ... Learn more.

Cercocarpus betuloides

Cercocarpus betuloides Mountain Mahogany
Mountain Mahogany is an evergreen shrub, found in Oregon, California, and east to the Rocky Mountains. The whole plant appears silvery in the late summer through fall, due to the feathery fruits. The... Learn more.

Cercocarpus minutiflorus

Cercocarpus minutiflorus San Diego Mountain Mahogany
An evergreen shrub that can grow to 12 feet or so, but generally is fast to eight feet, then beyond that real slow. This mountain mahogany is fuller and not as narrow as the Island form (alnifolius) ... Learn more.

Chaenactis glabriuscula

Chaenactis glabriuscula Pinchusion Flower
Low-growing annual with yellow flowers, very showy when massed, excellent butterfly flower for adult butterflies. Grows in open, sandy areas. Appropriate for unwatered native gardens, or for ecologica... Learn more.

Chenopodium californicum

Chenopodium californicum Indian lettuce
Perennial to 3.5 ft. in height, with a caudex (thickened, woody stem base), flowers are insignificant, best in a wild garden as it shrivels to the ground in the dry season, survives with the aid of i... Learn more.

Chrysopsis villosa echioides

Chrysopsis villosa echioides Hairy Golden-aster
Telegraph Weed. . A hairy, perennial, branching near the upper portion of the plant, with many varieties that ranges throughout California in several plant communities. Flowers yellow and showy. Sy... Learn more.

Cirsium californicum

Cirsium californicum California Thistle
A biennial or short-lived perennial.... Learn more.

Cirsium occidentale venustum

Cirsium occidentale venustum Red Thistle
Venus Thistle is a rather large, tomentose, ( covered with short, soft, matted, white hairs) biennial (sometimes annual) thistle with 1-2" bright red flowers. Very showy. Can grow to six feet tall.... Learn more.

Clarkia cylindrica

Clarkia cylindrica Speckled Clarkia
Speckled Clarkia or one of the flowers called Farewell to Spring. We do not sell these as container plants. They are rapidly being replaced by Ripgut, Bromus diandrus as they favor the same situation... Learn more.

Clarkia speciosa

Clarkia speciosa Red Spot Clarkia
This is an annual wildflower. We do not grow it. This page is for information only. Redspot Clarkia lives in the center of the state from the Hollister area south to Buellton, and across to the foothi... Learn more.

Clarkia unguiculata

Clarkia unguiculata Mountain Garland
An annual with slender petaled pink flowers up a 2-3' stem. Not showy unless massed. Useful on north or east slopes up to and under oaks and pines. Native on the nursery site. Easy to grow.... Learn more.

Clematis lasiantha

Clematis lasiantha Pipestem Clematis
Pipestem Clematis is a deciduous, dioecious vine, that grows to 8-20' and has showy, creamy white flowers from March-August. Chaparral clematis is native in the coast ranges and Sierra Nevada mounta... Learn more.

Clematis ligusticifolia

Clematis ligusticifolia Western White Clematis
Clematis ligusticifolia is very similar to Clematis lasiantha. This Clematis grows in our area with Populus fremontii, Rosa californica, and Platanus racemosa, etc. This species is found in the rip... Learn more.

Clematis pauciflora

Clematis pauciflora
A small cute perennial that would work well in small perennial gardens. This one doesn't need nearly as much water as it grows in the coastal sage scrub, mixed with the shrubs. Xylococcus, Ceanothus, ... Learn more.

Cneoridium dumosum

Cneoridium dumosum BerryRue
An evergreen shrub 2-3' with a sprawling habit that lends itself to being a high groundcover in hot dry areas. In the desert areas plant under an Acacia Greggii or Chilopsis to give some shade in the ... Learn more.

Collinsia heterophylla

Collinsia heterophylla Chinese Houses
An annual that grows on north slopes, under trees, etc. in shady places. We commonly see it with Clarkia unguiculata in this area. It has a 1' spike of pale purple to pink flowers. Very showy.... Learn more.

Comarostaphylis diversifolia

Comarostaphylis diversifolia Summer Holly
Comarostaphylis diversifolia ssp. diversifolia. is a very slow evergreen shrub to 20 '(var planifolia has flat leaves) It needs good drainage and indirect water 1-2 times a summer after established ... Learn more.

Comarostaphylis diversifolia planifolia

Comarostaphylis diversifolia planifolia Summer Holly
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Corethrogyne filaginifolia

Corethrogyne filaginifolia California Corethrogyne
California Aster, the original common name was California Corethrogyne. (Lessingia filaginifolia, Aster filaginifolia, Aster tomentellius, Aplopappus haenkei, Corethrogyne tomentella, Corethrogyn... Learn more.

Corethrogyne filaginifolia Silver carpet

Corethrogyne filaginifolia Silver carpet Common Corethrogyne
(Lessingia filaginifolia, Aster filaginifolia, Aster tomentellius, Aplopappus haenkei, Corethrogyne tomentella, Corethrogyne filaginifolia tomentillia, Corethrogyne californica tomentellus) Silver c... Learn more.

Cornus glabrata

Cornus glabrata Brown Twig Dogwood
A deciduous shrub that grows to 4' in bad conditions and 10' in moist shade. It has brown stems, green/brown/red leaves, creamy white flower clusters. It is always next to or in a stream. It grows do... Learn more.

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