APPENDIX:  PLANT PALLETTE
Trees
Latin/Botanical Name
Common Name
Trees
Latin/Botanical Name
Common Name
Acacia baileyana
Bailey Acacia
Acacia decurrens
Green Wattle
Acacia longifolia
Sydney Golden Wattle
Acacia melanoxylon
Blackwood Acacia
Albizia julibrissin
Silk Tree
Arbutus unedo
Strawberry Tree
Brachychiton populneus
Kurrajong Bottle Tree
Cedrus atlantica & cvs
Atlas Cedar
Cedrus deodara & cvs
Deodar Cedar
Cercis canadensis & cvs
Eastern Redbud
Cercis occidentalis
Western Redbud
Cupressus sempervirens
Italian Cypress
Geijera parviflora
Australian Willow
Jacaranda mimosiflia
Jacaranda
Juglans californica
Southern California Black Walnut
Lagerstroemia indica & cvs
Crape Myrtle
Laurus nobilis
Sweet Bay
Leptospermum laevigatum
Australian Tea Tree
Lyonothamnus floribundus & var.
Catalina Ironwood
Metrosideros excelsus
New Zealand Christmas Tree
Olea europaea & cvs
Olive
Pinus coulteri
Coulter Pine
Pinus eldarica
Afghan Pine
Pinus halepensis
Aleppo Pine
Pinus pinea
Italian Stone Pine
Pinus torreyana
Torrey Pine
Platanus acerifolia
London Plane Tree
Platanus racemosa
Western Sycamore
Prunus caroliniana
Carolina Laurel Cherry
Prunus lyonii
Catalina Cherry
Punica granatum & cvs
Pomegranate
Quercus agrifolia
Coast Live Oak
Quercus engelmannii
Mesa Oak
Quercus ilex
Holly Oak
Quercus suber
Cork Oak
Rhus lancea
African Sumac
Robinia pseudoacacia
Black Locust
Sambucus mexicana
Blue Elderberry
Schinus molle
Pepper Tree
Schinus polygamus
Peruvian Pepper
Schinus terebinthifolius
Brazilian Pepper
Shrubs & Vines
Latin/Botanical Name
Common Name
Shrubs & Vines
Latin/Botanical Name
Common Name
Acacia longifolia
Sydney Golden Wattle
Aesculus californica
California Buckeye
Alyogyne huegelii
Blue Hibiscus
Arbutus unedo ‘Compacta’
Dwarf Strawberry Tree
Artemisia arborescens
Shrubby Wormwood
Artemisia californica & cvs
California Sagebrush
Artemisia ‘Powis Castle’
NCN
Azalea southern indica
Sun Azalea
Baccharis p. consanguinea
Chaparral Broom
Bergenia cordifolia
Heartleaf Bergenia
Bougainvillea spectabalis
Bougainvillea
Calliandra eriophylla
Fairy Duster
Calliandra haematocephala
Pink Powder Puff
Calliandra tweedii
Trinidad Flame
Ceanothus ‘Concha’
NCN
Ceanothus ‘Dark Star’
NCN
Ceanothus ‘Frosty Blue’
NCN
Ceanothus gloriosus & cvs
Point Reyes Ceanothus
Ceanothus griseus & cvs
Carmel Ceanothus
Ceanothus ‘Joyce Coulter’
NCN
Ceanothus ‘Julia Phelps’
NCN
Ceanothus maritimus & cvs
Maritime Ceanothus
Ceanothus ‘Ray Hartman’
NCN
Ceanothus rigidus & cvs
Monterey Ceanothus
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus & cvs
Blue Blossom Ceanothus
Ceanothus ‘Wheeler Canyon’
NCN
Cercis occidentalis
Western Redbud
Chamelaucium uncinatum
Geraldton Wax Flower
Cistus species & cvs
Rockrose
Comarostaphylis diversifolia
Summer Holly
Cotoneaster apiculatus
Cranberry Cotoneaster
Cotoneaster buxifolius
NCN
Cotoneaster congestus
NCN
Cotoneaster horizontalis
Rock Cotoneaster
Cotoneaster lacteus
Red Clusterberry
Cotoneaster salicifolius
Willowleaf Cotoneaster
Dendromecon species
Bush Poppy
Echium fastuosum
Pride of Madeira
Elaeagnus pungens
Silverberry
Encelia californica
California Encelia
Eriogonum fasciculatum
Common Buckwheat
Feijoa sellowiana
Pineapple Guava
Fremontodendron species & cvs
Flannel Bush
Gelsemion sempervirens
Carolina Jessamine
Grevillea species & cvs
Grevillea
Hakea suaveolens
Sweet-scented Hakea
Hardenbergia violacea
False Sarsaparilla
Hardenbergia violaceae
NCN
Heteromeles arbutifolia
Toyon
Heuchera sanguinea
Coral Bells
Jasminum polyanthum
Jasmine
Juniperus californica
California Juniper
Juniperus chinensis & cvs
NCN
Juniperus sabina & cvs
Savin Juniper
Juniperus scopulorum & cvs
Rocky Mountain Juniper
Lagerstroemia indica & cvs
Compact Crape Myrtle
Lantana camara
Yellow Sage
Lavandula species & cvs
Lavender
Leptospermum laevigatum
Australian Tea Tree
Leptospermum scoparium
New Zealand Tea Tree
Macfadyena unguis-cati
Cat’s Claw
Mahonia aquifolium
Oregon Grape
Mahonia ‘Golden Abundance’
NCN
Mahonia nevinii
Nevin Mahonia
Mahonia pinnata & cvs
California Grape
Malosma laurina
Laurel Sumac
Metrosideros excelsus
New Zealand Christmas Tree
Myrica californica
Pacific Wax Myrtle
Myrtus communis & cvs
True Myrtle
Limonium perezii
Statice
Oenothera berlanedieri
Mexican Evening Primrose
Pennisetum setaceum ‘Cupreum’
Red Fountain Grass
Prunus caroliniana cvs
Carolina Laurel Cherry
Prunus ilicifolia
Hollyleaf Cherry
Prunus lyonii
Catalina Cherry
Punica granatum & cvs
Pomegranate
Pyracantha species & cvs
Firethorn
Rhamnus alaternus
Italian Buckthorn
Rhamnus californica
California Coffeeberry
Rhamnus crocea & var.
Redberry
Rhus integrifolia
Lemonade Berry
Rhus ovata
Sugar Bush
Ribes aureum
Golden Currant
Ribes indecorum
White-flowered Currant
Ribes malevaceum
Chaparral Currant
Ribes speciosum
Fuchsia-flowering Gooseberry
Rosa banksiae
Lady Banks’ Rose
Rosa hybrids
Rose
Rosmarinus officinalis & cvs
Rosemary
Rumohra adiantiformis
Leatherleaf Fern
Salvia apiana
White Sage
Salvia greggii
Autumn Sage
Salvia leucantha
Mexican Bush Sage
Salvia leucophylla
Purple Sage
Salvia mellifera & cvs
Black Sage
Sambucus caerulea
Blue Elderberry
Santolina species
Lavender Cotton
Tecoma stans var. angustata
Hardy Yellow Trumpet Flower
Teucrium fruticans
Bush Germander
Vitex agnus-castus
Chaste Tree
Westringia species
NCN
Ground Covers
Latin/Botanical Name
Common Name
Ground Covers
Latin/Botanical Name
Common Name
Acacia redolens & cvs
NCN
Ajuga reptans
Carpet Bugle
Arctostaphylos edmundsii & cvs
Little Sur Manzanita
Arctostaphylos ‘Emerald Carpet’
NCN
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi & cvs
Bearberry
Artemisia californica & cvs
Prostrate California Sagebrush
Baccharis ‘Centennial’
NCN
Baccharis pilularis & cvs
Prostrate Coyote Brush
Bougainvillea cultivars
Bougainvillea
Campanula poscharskyana
Serbian Bellflower
Ceanothus g. var. horizontalis
Carmel Pepper
Ceanothus g. var. h. ‘Yankee Point’
NCN
Ceanothus ‘Joyce Coulter’
NCN
Ceanothus maritimus & cvs
Maritime Ceanothus
Cistus salviifolius
Sageleaf Rockrose
Cotoneaster adpressus
Creeping Cotoneaster
Cotoneaster dammeri & cvs
NCN
Cotoneaster horizontalis
Rock Cotoneaster
Cotoneaster horizontalis perpusillus
Rock Spray Cotoneaster
Cotoneaster salicifolius ‘Repens’
NCN
Cynodon dactylon hybrids ‘Santa Ana’
Hybrid Bermuda Grass
Eriogonum fasciculatum & cvs
Common Buckwheat
Festuca ovina glauca
Blue Fescue
Frageria chiloenis & cvs
Strawberry
Gazania species & cvs
Gazania
Juniperus chinensis & cvs
NCN
Juniperus horizontalis & cvs
Creeping Juniper
Lantana montevidensis & cvs
Trailing Lantana
Lonicera japonica ‘Halliana’
Hall’s Japanese Honeysuckle
Mahonia aquifolium ‘Compacta’
Compact Oregon Grape
Mahonia repens
Creeping Mahonia
Pryracantha species & cvs
Firethorn
Ribes viburnifolium
Evergreen Currant
Rosmarinus officinalis & cvs
Prostrate Rosemary
Scaevola ‘Mauve Clusters’
NCN
Sedum species
Stonecrop
Senecio mandraliscae
NCN
Teucrium cossonii
NCN
Verbena species & cvs
Verbena
Perennials
Latin/Botanical Name
Common Name
Perennials
Latin/Botanical Name
Common Name
Achillea species & cvs
Yarrow
Agapanthus africanus & cvs
Lily of the Nile
Anigozanthos species & cvs
Kangaroo Paw
Armeria maritima
Sea Pink
Brachycome multifida
Cut-leaf Daisy
Centaurea species
Dusty Miller
Centranthus ruber
Red Valerian
Cheiranthus ‘Bowles Mauve’
Shrubby Wallflower
Convolvulus cneorum
Bush Morning Glory
Convolvulus mauritanicus
Ground Morning Glory
Coreopsis species & cvs
Coreopsis
Dietes species & cvs
Fortnight Lily
Diplacus species & hybrids
Monkey Flower
Epilobium species & cvs
California Fuchsia
Eschscholzia californica
California Poppy
Helictotrichon sempervirens
Blue Oat Grass
Hemmercallis hybrids & cvs
Evergreen Day Lily
Heuchera species & cvs
Coral Bells
Iris douglasiana & cvs
Pacific Coast Iris
Limonium perezii
Sea Lavender
Muhlenbergia species
NCN
Oenothera species
Mexican Evening Primrose
Pennisetum setaceum & cvs
Fountain Grass
Penstemon species & cvs
Western Natives
Perovskia atriplicifolia
Russian Sage
Phormium tenax & cvs
New Zealand Flax
Romneya coulteri & cvs
Matilija Poppy
Salvia species & cvs
Sage
Senecio cineraria
Dusty Miller
Sisyrinchium bellum
Blue-eyed Grass
Stipa tenuissama
Mexican Feather Grass
Tagetes lemmonii
Mountain Marigold
Thymus species & cvs
Thyme
Tulbaghia violacea & cv
Society Garlic
Verbena species & cvs
Verbena
Zantedeschia aethiopica
Calla Lily
 
Agave, Cacti, Succulents, and Yucca
Latin/Botanical Name
Common Name
Agave americana
Century Plant
Dasylirion species
Desert Spoon
Echeveria species
Echeveria
Nolina species
Bear Grass
Opuntia species
Prickly Pear, Cholla