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Plants For Closed-cone Pine Forest

Antirrhinum multiflorum

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.

Arctostaphylos columbiana

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.

Arctostaphylos crustacea eastwoodiana

Arctostaphylos crustacea eastwoodiana Harris Grade manzanita
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Arctostaphylos densiflora Harmony  Manzanita

Arctostaphylos densiflora Harmony Manzanita Harmony
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Arctostaphylos densiflora Howard McMinn  Manzanita

Arctostaphylos densiflora Howard McMinn Manzanita McMinn's manzanita
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Arctostaphylos densiflora Sentinel   Manzanita

Arctostaphylos densiflora Sentinel Manzanita Sentinel Manzanita
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Arctostaphylos Emerald Carpet

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.

Arctostaphylos glandulosa campbelliae

Arctostaphylos glandulosa 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 glauca-glandulosa

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.

Arctostaphylos Greensphere

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 hookeri Monterey Carpet manzanita

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

Arctostaphylos hookeri Wayside Manzanita Inner Monterey Manzanita
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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.

Arctostaphylos nummularia sensitiva

Arctostaphylos nummularia 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

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.

Arctostaphylos pechoensis

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

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

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 californica

Armeria maritima 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

Baccharis pilularis consanguinea Coyote Brush
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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

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
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.

Ceanothus gloriosus gloriosus

Ceanothus gloriosus 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

Ceanothus gloriosus 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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