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Old West Gazebo
Flannel Bush, Fremontia cv.
Woolly Blue Curls
Carmel Creeper
Laurel Sumac
White Ironbark
Flannel Bush, Fremontia cv.

Common name:Flannel Bush, Fremontia cv.
Botanical name:Fremontodendron 'California Glory'

'California Glory' is an open and spreading evergreen shrub 10'-20' in height with many yellow flowers blooming in spring. It needs good drainage and little summer water. It is a native plant to California as the name suggests and it is drought tolerant.

Woolly Blue Curls

Common name:Woolly Blue Curls
Botanical name:Trichostema lanatum

The Woolly Blue Curls is an evergreen shrub that reaches 3'-5' high. It has an open branching habit and has long stalks of brilliant purple woolly flowers in the spring and summer. This shrub is native to California, is drought tolerant, and attracts hummingbirds.

Carmel Creeper

Common name:Carmel Creeper
Botanical name:Ceanothus griseus horizontalis

Carmel Creeper is one of the most popular forms of spreading shrubs. Its glossy oval leaves of 2" are bright green. The tiny, light blue flowers are abundant and form 1" clusters. This shrub benefits from pruning. It does best in well-drained soil with little to no summer water.

Laurel Sumac

Common name:Laurel Sumac
Botanical name:Malosma laurina

This evergreen shrub has dark green foliage that is red when it is young. This is a good plant for dry slopes.

White Ironbark

Common name:White Ironbark
Botanical name:Eucalyptus leucoxylon

This Eucalyptus variety is usually an upright grower, slender and open, reaching heights of 20'-80'. It is fairly fast growing. It sheds bark annually, with the result being a satin smooth, white trunk and sometimes dappled gray. Long, gray green leaves have sickle shape. Eucalyptus varieties are highly combustible.

Designer: Bob Perry

Old West Gazebo

Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Incorporate compost 6" into your soil to retain water, reduce compaction, feed earthworms, and provide valuable nutrients to your plants.

Integrated Pest Management:

Drip and other smart irrigation delivers water directly to roots, allowing no excess water for weeds.