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Cedros Island Verbena
Prostrate or Spreading Acacia
Toyon, Christmas Berry, Calif. Holl
Cedros Island Verbena

Common name:Cedros Island Verbena
Botanical name:Verbena lilacina 'De La Mina'

Verbena lilacina 'De La Mina' is a selection introduced by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden. It follows the same wonderful characteristics described under the general species V. lilacina.

Prostrate or Spreading Acacia

Common name:Prostrate or Spreading Acacia
Botanical name:Acacia redolens 'Prostrata'

This is a fast growing drought tolerant ground cover growing no higher than 3 feet and spreading 12 to 15 feet wide. The leaves are gray-green and it has yellow flowers from February to April.

Toyon, Christmas Berry, Calif. Holl

Common name:Toyon, Christmas Berry, Calif. Holl
Botanical name:Heteromeles arbutifolia

Toyon is a California native evergreen shrub that grows 8-15ft. high and spreading 2-3ft. It has leathery toothed leaves, white summer flowers and clusters of red winter berries. It tolerates full sun or partial shade, heat, smog, wind and heavy or light soils. It is drought tolerant, attracts beneficial insects and hummingbirds. - Cornflower Farms

Sustainable Landscaping Fundamentals

Sustainable landscaping is a term coined to mean sensible landscape practices that work within the limits of the Eco-system. This means within the limits of your local rainfall, soil conditions and sun patterns.

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Designer: Alrie Middlebrook

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Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Physical weed control, including mulching, or hand removal protects the watershed from harmful chemicals.

Integrated Pest Management:

Remove irrigation water and fertilizer from areas where you don't want weeds to grow.