Plant Database

Arboretum All-Star Plant Database

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western spice bush

western spice bush

Latin Name
Calycanthus occidentalis
Description

California native plant; maroon-red flowers attract pollinating beetles; leaves have a sharp, clean fragrance and turn yellow in the autumn, adding seasonal color to the garden.

bush anemone

bush anemone

Latin Name
Carpenteria californica
Description

California native plant; has clusters of large, sweetly-scented white flowers in late spring and early summer; glossy, dark-green leaves stay on the plant all year; older stems have attractive, pale, papery bark.

Marie Simon ceanothus

Marie Simon ceanothus

Latin Name
Ceanothus x pallidus ‘Marie Simon’
Description

Large, loose clusters of soft-pink flowers complement maroon-red stems; nectar-rich flowers attract bees and other beneficial insects; semi deciduous to evergreen.

concha ceanothus

concha ceanothus

Latin Name
Ceanothus ‘Concha’
Description

California native plant; one of the best California lilacs for the garden with dark-green leaves all year; showy, deep blue flowers with reddish bracts bloom in spring; attracts beneficial insects.

Ray Hartman California lilac

Ray Hartman California lilac

Latin Name
Ceanothus ‘Ray Hartman’
Description

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.