Mixed Evergreen Forest Plant Options

 

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Large Shrubs or Small Trees (more than 10’ tall and wide)

Cercis occidentalis - western redbud

Arbutus “Marina” - Marina madrone

Rhamnus californica – coffeeberry

Garrya eliptica – silk tassle

Heteromeles arbutifolia – toyon

Philadelphus lewisii – western mock orange

Cornus californica, California dogwood

Medium Size Shrubs (4-8’ tall)

Ribes sanguineum – pink flowering current, 5-12’ x 5-12’

Ribes viburnifolium – evergreen currant, 3-6’ x 4-12’

Ceanothus spp. –Many varieties to choose from, including Big Sur, Carmel mountain, and California mountain lilac

Small Shrubs (2-4’ tall)

Mimulus aurantiacus spp. – sticky monkeyflower, 3-4’ x 3-4’

Correa pulchella spp. – Australian fuschia (non native), 2-3’ x 4-5’

Arctostaphylos hookeri, – Monterey manzanita, 2-4’ x 4’

Grasses and Perennials (choose two or more)

Asclepias californica – California milkweed

Monardella villosaCoyote Mint, 1-2’ x 12-18”

Heuchera spp. – coral bells 1-2’ x 3-4’

Aquilegia formosa - Western Columbine, 1-2’ x 1’

Polystichum munitum – western sword fern, 3-5’ x 3-4’

Iris douglasiana – Douglas' Iris, 1-2’ x 2-4’

Sisyrinchium bellum - blue-eyed grass, 6-12” x 6’18”

Festuca californica, California fescue

Groundcover (less than 1-2’ and spreading)

Satureja douglasii - yerba buena

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi or edmundsii - manzanita

Ceanothus gloriosus . ‘Anchor Bay’ – Point Reyes ceanothus

Fragaria californica – woodland strawberry

Geranium x. cantabrigiense spp. - cranesbill (NON NATIVE)