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Santa Barbara Botanic Garden: Entrance
Island Ironwood
Red Buckwheat
Oregon Grape
Coast  Live Oak
Island Ironwood

Common name:Island Ironwood
Botanical name:Lyonothamnus floribundus asplenifolius

Recommended for water conservation gardens, this fast-growing evergreen is capable of reaching heights of 80'. Its fragrant, fern-like leaves produce showy flowers during the months of May and June. This tree is multi-stemmed and grows well in groves and on rocky slopes. It needs well-drained soil. If planted along the coast, the tree will be free from trouble.

Red Buckwheat

Common name:Red Buckwheat
Botanical name:Eriogonum grande rubescens

Red Buckwheat is a low growing, woody perennial 1'-2' high and 3' wide. It has showy, dark pink summer flowers that stand out against small, gray green foliage. It is a CA native that is drought tolerant. It attracts butterflies and benefical insects.

Oregon Grape

Common name:Oregon Grape
Botanical name:Mahonia aquifolium

Exhibiting erect growth, this evergreen shrub grows to a height of 6'. The leaves are 4"-10" long, with 5-9 very spiny-toothed, oval leaflets that are 1.5" in length.

Coast  Live Oak

Common name:Coast Live Oak
Botanical name:Quercus agrifolia

The Coast Live Oak is an evergreen round headed tree. It can reach 15'-40' high and 20' wide; it grows very well from the coastal areas to the interior valleys. It is native to California, is drought tolerant, and attracts butterflies.

Designer: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden: Entrance

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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:

Remove irrigation water and fertilizer from areas where you don't want weeds to grow.