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Carrotwood, Cupania
Fuchsia Hybrid
Tall Fescue, Marathon (turf)
Lamb's Ears
Carrotwood, Cupania

Common name:Carrotwood, Cupania
Botanical name:Cupaniopsis anacardioides

This evergreen tree will grow up to 40' high and has leathery, dark green leaves. When the trees approach maturity, yellow to orange fruit may be produced; it does well in wet soil.

Fuchsia Hybrid

Common name:Fuchsia Hybrid
Botanical name:Fuchsia X hybrida

The Fuchsia hybrids are tender evergreen shrubs or scrambling vines that are well known for their beautiful flowers.

Tall Fescue, Marathon (turf)

Common name:Tall Fescue, Marathon (turf)
Botanical name:Festuca arundinacea 'Marathon'

This grass is best when kept at about 2"-2.5" high, but it has a root depth of about 6'. It is a beautiful, dark green color all year and is used in a variety of locations.

Lamb's Ears

Common name:Lamb's Ears
Botanical name:Stachys byzantina

This tiny, herbaceous shrub will grow less than 1' tall and has medium sized, grayish green leaves with blue and lavender flowers that bloom in the spring.

Designer: California Native Garden

Ranch Home and Garden

Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Practice grass-cycling by leaving short grass clippings on lawns after mowing, so that nutrients and organic matter are returned to the soil.

Integrated Pest Management:

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