Plant Database

Arboretum All-Star Plant Database

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Vine Hill manzanita

Vine Hill manzanita

Latin Name
Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Howard McMinn'
Description

California native plant; known for its smooth, wine-red bark; one of the few manzanitas that tolerates our clay-loam soils; attracts hummingbirds and beneficial insects.

California pipevine

California pipevine

Latin Name
Aristolochia californica
Description

California native plant; leaves provide food for pipevine swallowtail butterfly larvae; versatile plant that can be used as a climbing vine or a groundcover.

purple dome Michaelmas daisy

purple dome Michaelmas daisy

Latin Name
Aster 'Purple Dome'
Description

This dwarf daisy has deep-violet flowers in late summer; attractive to butterflies and beneficial insects; resists mildew and tolerates wet soils.

compact Oregon grape

compact Oregon grape

Latin Name
Berberis aquifolium 'Compacta'
Description

California native plant; dark, grape-like fruits provide food for native birds and can be made into preserves; tough plant that tolerates a variety of garden conditions; attracts beneficial insects and birds.

pigsqueak

pigsqueak

Latin Name
Bergenia crassifolia
Description

Dense clusters of pink flowers bloom in winter and early spring; classic California garden plant for dry or moist shady border; broad, shiny leaves provide textural contrast to small-leaved plants; attracts beneficial insects.