Plants For Northern Coastal Sage Scrub

Baby Bear manzanita bush has dark red bark, bright rose pink flowers, liked by hummingbirds, butterflies, bumblebees and other native bees, easy to grow, tolerates most soils, Baby Bear manzanita is a huggable when young.&nbsp; The height seems to be about seven feet and width about eight feet.The bush can be easily pruned to five feet both vertically and wide.'Baby Bear' manzanita can be used as a six to eight foot hedge. The bright pink flowers are very showy and stay for about sixty days. This manzanita bush has a goodly amount of nectar in it's flowers that is used by hummingbirds, butterflies and many native insects.<br> Baby bear seems to tolerate many conditions and be happy as a bear in most of California. - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos 'Baby Bear Manzanita Bush' Manzanita by the baby bear

'Baby Bear' manzanita has dark red almost purple bark, bright rose pink flowers, liked by hummingbirds, butterflies, bumblebees and other native bees, easy to grow, tolerates most soils, Baby Bear man... Learn more.

The flowers of Sonoma Manzanita - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos 'Sonoma Manzanita Bush' Stanford Manzanita

Sonoma manzanita was not impressive until it flowered. The large pink flowers made quite an impression on everyone. The foliage is neat, green, and glossy. The bark is deep red and clean. A nice pla... 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.

Arctostaphylos edmundsii 'Indian Hill' Manzanita groundcover

Evergreen ground cover. 6" by 4', light green foliage. Needs garden conditions with good drainage. It has no vigor in the heat and is not cold hardy below 20 deg.. (It's not as bad as 'Monterey Carpet... Learn more.

Arctostaphylos hooveri, Hoovers manzanita grows into a medium sized bush. - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos hooveri 'Hoovers Manzanita'

Hoovers Manzanita is an evergray 10' X `6' bush with red stems that has proved intractable in our climate and soil. This species has an interesting leaf appearance, because of the long, silvery, hair... Learn more.

This manzanita is believed to be a hybrid of Arctostaphylos glandulosa and Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, found in northern California. - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos pacifica x San Bruno Carpet

Arctostaphylos pacifica x is an evergreen groundcover that is very garden tolerant and grows well with regular waterings. This is supposed to be like A. glandulosa, but it looks much more like A. uv... 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 uva-ursi Point Reyes - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Point Reyes Manzanita' sandberry

'Point Reyes' manzanita has lovely dark green leaves. It grows rapidly as long as it has regular irrigation to get established. Its final height is 2-5 inches tall and width is 10 feet. This is a co... Learn more.

Arctostaphylos uva ursi, Radient Manzanita has great red berries on a flat ground cover. - grid24_12
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Radiant Manzanita' sandberry

Radiant Manzanita, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi is a prostrate evergreen ground cover with pink flowers and red berries. Native throughout the northern US, and both coasts. On the west coast it grows fr... 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.

Artemisia californica 'Montara - grid24_12
Artemisia californica 'Montara' Montara Sagebrush

Artemisia californica 'Montara is a selection from San Mateo Co. and appears to be a natural hybrid between Artemisia californica and Artemisia pycnocephala.(Both forms have a diploid chromosome count... 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.

Baccharis pilularis 'Twin Peaks  - grid24_12
Baccharis pilularis var. pilularis 'Twin Peaks' Dwarf Coyote Brush

Native along coast from Sonoma to Monterey Co. A very adaptable groundcover. Near coast,1 ft. high 10 ft. wide, small leaves, evergreen. As you go inland the plant changes into a shrub. The leaves ge... Learn more.

Calystegia purpurata Purplish Morning Glory - grid24_12
Calystegia purpurata Purplish Morning Glory

Calystegia purpurata, or Purplish Morning Glory, is a perennial vine well enough behaved to use on a trellis next to your house. Flowers are large and cheerful, foliage looks like glossy salad gree... Learn more.

Carex globosa, Globe Sedge - grid24_12
Carex globosa Globe Sedge

A dark green mounding sedge that always looks like it just got watered. Globe sedge grows throughout the redwoods, conifer forests and oak woodlands all long the California coastal area. Learn more.

Ceanothus Blue Jeans flowers - grid24_12
Ceanothus 'Blue Jeans' Holly Leaf Mountain Lilac

Ceanothus 'Blue Jeans' is a six by six evergreen mountain lilac with holly-like leaves and lavender flowers. This hybrid Ceanothus needs full sun to retain its form and to produce the most flowers ... 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.

An old picture of Ceanothus griseus - grid24_12
Ceanothus griseus Carmel Ceanothus

Ceanothus griseus, is a large bush or small tree, with beautiful, large, rounded, shiny, dark green leaves, and blue flowers, which grows very fast up to 8-10 ft. high and 4-6 ft. wide. Ceanothus gri... Learn more.

Louis Edmunds Mt. lilac - grid24_12
Ceanothus griseus 'Louis Edmunds' Carmel Mtn. Lilac

Louis Edmunds Ceanothus is a mounding evergreen shrub, 3' X 6' that looks like a 'Carmel Creeper' on steroids. We use as large scale ground cover. If the edges are pruned the plant can become a he... Learn more.

Ceanothus rigidus Snowball White Monterey Lilac flowers - grid24_12
Ceanothus rigidus 'Snowball' White Monterey Lilac

Ceanothus rigidus 'Snowball' is a low evergreen shrub with small dark green, leathery, holly-like leaves, and white flower clusters cover the foliage in spring.  'Snowball' needs some summer water ... Learn more.

A low form of Ceanothus thyrsiflorus, Blueblossom or Blue blossom Ceanothus - grid24_12
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Big Sur California lilac' Big Sur Lilac

This California lilac is an evergreen 5' shrub to small tree. (This form is more of a four foot mound.) Flowers May-June with a good light blue show. They are not very cold hardy. They usually grow ... Learn more.

Ceanothus Snoflurry is a White flower mountain lilac - grid24_12
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Snow Flurry' White Flowered Mtn. Lilac

Snowflurry Ceanothus is an evergreen 10 foot bush with lush 2 inch leaves and a good white flower show. Not as drought tolerant or cold tolerant as other individuals of this species we have grown. Thi... Learn more.

Clarkia amoena (Farewell to Spring or Godetia; syn. Godetia amoena) - grid24_12
Clarkia amoena Farewell-to-spring

Clarkia amoena, or Farewell-to-spring, is an annual that grows to two feet high, with 1" to 2" pink flowers in late spring. This delicate annual grows well in sandy or clay soil and also tolerates sa... Learn more.

The sticky monkey flower - grid24_12
Diplacus aurantiacus Sticky Monkey Flower

Diplacus aurantiacus, Sticky Monkey flower is the coastal form of Mimulus aurantiacus, a perennial with 1" orange flowers that likes partial shade if planted in the interior sun if it is along the c... Learn more.

Epipactis gigantea, Stream Orchid. I think this was at Big Bear - grid24_12
Epipactis gigantea Stream Orchid

Giant Helleborine or Stream Orchid, Epipactis gigantea,  is a perennial orchid that grows in wet or moist places. Stream Orchid will go dormant at the first sign of drought. Grows all over the West ... Learn more.

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