Plants For Closed-cone Pine Forest

Antirrhinum multiflorum, Mutliflowered Snapdragon Flowers used to be common in the hills around Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. - grid24_12
Antirrhinum multiflorum Multiflowered Snapdragon

Multiflowered snapdragon is a two foot perennial with two foot flower spikes of pink and yellow flowers. Multiflowered Snapdragon prefers full sun with excellent drainage, and no water after establi... Learn more.

Emerald Carpet Manzanita is a creepy little groundcover that likes lawn water. BUT, you do not have to mow it. - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos 'Emerald Carpet' might as well be a lawn manzanita

Emerald Carpet manzanita is an evergreen groundcover preferred by the non-native folks that want to plant a 'native'. This is a hybrid between Arctostaphylos uva-ursi and Arctostaphylos nummularia. Em... Learn more.

Sorry, we've not grown Greensphere manzanita for awhile so this picture is old. - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos 'Greensphere' So slow manzanita

Greensphere Manzanita is an evergreen shrub, incredibly slow to 5', dark green foliage, rounded form. A very garden tolerant, a very formal looking shrub. Looks like it has been sheared into a tight b... Learn more.

Arctostaphylos columbiana hated us. It loves the Pacific Northwest. - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos columbiana Hairy Manzanita

An evergreen, 5-10' high shrub, Hairy Manzanita grows along the coastal plains in the evergreen forest from northern California to British Columbia. A fuzzy, light- green plant that grows under pines,... Learn more.

 A small lime green manznianta - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos crustacea var. eastwoodiana Harris Grade manzanita

This little Manzanita selection, Harris Grade, was found  by the late Bert Wilson founder of Las Pilitas Nursery. Bert introduced it originally as  A. glandulosa Eastw. subsp. howellii  but then de... Learn more.

A butterfly on the Harmony Manzanita - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Harmony Manzanita' Harmony

Harmony manzanita is an evergreen shrub with pink flowers that commonly grows two or three feet high and six feet wide. Harmony manzanita can tolerate clay to sand, loam to gravel. It likes full sun... Learn more.

Howard McMinn manzanita with a Painted Lady Butterfly - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Howard McMinn Manzanita' McMinn's manzanita

Arctostaphylos 'Howard McMinn' plants are very flowery with red stems, green foliage, and easy in most gardens. 'Howard McMinn' was selected from wild stands of Arctostaphylos densiflora from Son... Learn more.

A Painted lady on a Sentinel Manzanita - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Sentinel Manzanita' Sentinel Manzanita

Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Sentinel' was selected way back when as an upright floweriest of manzanitas in the stand. This three to four foot manzanita (that can be pruned up to  eight ft. with some... Learn more.

Arctostaphylos glandulosa campbelliae, I swear  all the glandulosas look the same. - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos glandulosa var. campbelliae Eastwood Manzanita

Evergreen bush manzanita, usually about 4' tall. It has 1 1/2" gray leaves, red- brown stems. Among the toughest of the manzanita, roots and spreads to 10' wide, usually on sandstone or clay. This wou... Learn more.

Arctostaphylos glandulosa mollis, and then it set seed and we had to change it to glandulosa x glauca. - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos glauca-glandulosa Weird Manzanita

Arctostaphylos glandulosa x glauca, or glauca X glandulosa, is an evergreen bush, usually about 4-6' tall. It has 1 1/2" gray leaves, red-brown stems. Among the toughest of the manzanitas, roots and s... Learn more.

Monterey Carpet manzanita flowers. - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos hookeri 'Monterey Carpet manzanita' Monterey Pine Manzanita

Arctostaphylos hookeri Monterey Carpet manzanita is a foot by four foot evergreen shrub. It is not the best for interior plantings but good along the coast. It will survive well in beach sand, and is ... Learn more.

Arctostaphylos hookeri, Wayside manzanita, this manzanita works great in beach sand near the coast. But we've used it in heavy clay on drip and the plants lived. (At least long enough for us to get off the project.) Amazing! - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos hookeri 'Wayside Manzanita' Inner Monterey Manzanita

The 'Wayside'  cultivar of Arctostaphylos hookeri manzanita is an evergreen shrub, two feet high by six feet wide, with bright green leaves tinged with red. 'Wayside' manzanita is one of the few manza... Learn more.

Arctostaphylos nummularia Glossyleaf Manzanita

This one is beautiful in its range under shore pine near the coast, but a real pain elsewhere. Glossyleaf Manzanita is not cold hardy or heat hardy. It looks like a small, tight form of A. uva-ursi. ... Learn more.

An old picture of Arctostaphylos nummularia sensitiva - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos nummularia var. sensitiva Glossyleaf Manzanita

An evergreen shrub, 3-5' tall, with dark green leaves with reddish tips. A very nice manzanita if you live near the ocean. It grows in old acid sand dunes in the central coast ranges. It has drought t... Learn more.

Arctostaphylos obispoensis San Luis Obispo Manzanita on a cold winter morning - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos obispoensis 'San Luis Obispo Manzanita' Serpentine Manzanita

San Luis Obispo Manzanita is an evergray shrub, bush or small tree to 8' tall, with gray fuzzy leaves, and deep red stems that used to grow on the hills North of San Luis Obispo. It will make a very ... Learn more.

Flowers of Pecho manzanita, Arctostaphylos pechoensis. - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos pechoensis Pecho Manzanita

Pecho Manzanita is a rare evergreen shrub that grows to five feet in height on shaly to sand with hardpan soil in the central coast area. A very unusual and wild plant with shiny, green to gray cl... Learn more.

Arctostaphylos pumila, Dune manzanita, sandmat manzanita - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos pumila Sandmat Manzanita

A gray mounding ground cover manzanita from the inner dunes and hills around Monterey Bay. With a few summer wash offs and some afternoon shade, this rare species grows fair in our central coast range... Learn more.

Arctostaphylos viridissima is a pain to key out. - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos viridissima McMinn's Manzanita

Sprawling shrub manzanita to 8-12 feet wide, two to eight foot tall, light green foliage with reddish new growth. A nice looking plant with glossy green leaves and a shiny clean appearance. It doesn'... Learn more.

Armeria maritima, California Thrift, growing on the bluffs of the seacoast of California.  - grid24_12
Armeria maritima var. californica Thrift

6" mound with 1" pink pom-poms 1' high. Will take almost any climate with regular water. Best in part shade inland, full sun along coast. Not drought tolerant or tough except on coastal bluffs. Excell... Learn more.

Baccharis pilularis consanguinea, Coyote Brush flowers with a Western Pygmy Blue and an American Snout Butterfly. - grid24_12
Baccharis pilularis var. consanguinea Coyote Brush

Baccharis pilularis consanguinea, Coyote Brush, is usually deer proof throughout California.  (You might want to cover it for the first year.) It's drought tolerant, very useful for hedges or fence li... Learn more.

Camassia quamash Camas

A perennial bulb that grows in wet meadows. The flowers are quite showy blue. Northern Coastal Calif. We've had nothing but problems with it at our site. Learn more.

Carex fracta. Fragile Sheath Sedge - grid24_12
Carex fracta Fragile Sheathed Sedge

A beautiful green perennial that lives in mountain meadows, road cuts, rocky slopes, and seeps. The soil can be fairly dry, but as it dries out the foliage will fade. This sedge looks kinda like som... Learn more.

Carex obispoensis Obispo sedge - grid24_12
Carex obispoensis Obispo sedge

San Luis Obispo sedge is different form most other sedges, it doesn't seem to go dormant, and it seems to be somewhat drought tolerant. Carex obispoensis also prefers serpentine or other heavy clays. ... Learn more.

An old picture of Ceanothus  gloriosus growing over rocks next to a brick patio. - grid24_12
Ceanothus gloriosus var. gloriosus Pt. Reyes Ceanothus

Evergreen groundcover 1 ft. high 6 ft. wide. It has blue flowers on dark green foliage. If you live near the coast it's a good tough ground cover. It will not tolerate full sun or drought in the inter... Learn more.

Ceanothus gloriosus porrectus  flower close up. - grid24_12
Ceanothus gloriosus var. porrectus Mt. Vision Ceanothus

Mount Vision Ceanothus is a sprawling evergreen groundcover. Pretty tough for such a low-growing plant. Deer proof or close to it with bright blue flowers. This Ceanothus likes full sun near the coa... Learn more.

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