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Click for more information Acca sellowiana (Feijoa sellowiana) - pineapple guava
Attractive spring flowers are edible and sweet; large green berries have a pineapple-like flavor; can be used as hedging or as a screen; attracts hummingbirds.
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Click for more information Arbutus ‘Marina- Marina madrone
Shiny evergreen leaves and large drooping clusters of pink flowers are followed by red berries that last into late winter; attractive smooth coppery bark; tolerant of head and alkaline water; very attractive to hummingbirds.
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Click for more information Ceanothus ‘Ray Hartman- Ray Hartman California lilac
California native plant; one of the best ceanothus cultivars for gardens because it can tolerate some summer irrigation; makes a good screen or small garden tree.
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Click for more information Chionanthus retusus - Chinese fringe tree
Attractive grooved or peeling bark provides winter interest; leaves turn yellow before falling off in the winter; has no known diseases.
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Click for more information Crataegus phaenopyrum - Washington hawthorn
Provides year-round interest with profuse white spring flowers, brilliant scarlet foliage in fall and ornamental fruit clusters in winter; graceful, open-limb structure makes it an attractive patio specimen; disease free in our area; attracts birds.
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Click for more information Crinodendron patagua - Chilean lily-of-the-valley tree
Drought tolerant; makes a good screen or patio tree with its upright form and narrow profile; attractive, shiny, evergreen leaves; white bell-shaped flowers.
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Click for more information Koelreuteria elegans subsp. formosana - Formosan flame tree
Tropical-looking shade tree; has broad clusters of bright yellow flowers in fall, followed by coral-red seed pods; adaptable to various soils and watering schedules.
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Click for more information Lagerstroemia hybrids and cultivars - crape myrtle
Provides year-round interest with summer flowers, fall color, and handsome ornamental bark in winter; comes in pink, white, lavender-purple, or red-flowering varieties; hybrid forms are more mildew resistant; attracts beneficial insects.
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Click for more information Quercus lobata - valley oak
California native plant; provides shelter and food for many native insects and other animals; tolerates high heat, drought, and alkaline soil; provides refreshing summer shade; attracts beneficial insects and birds.
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