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Saucer Magnolia, Tulip Tree
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Columnar Italian Cypress
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Shrub Rose
Saucer Magnolia, Tulip Tree

Common name: Saucer Magnolia, Tulip Tree
Botanical name: Magnolia X soulangiana

This medium-sized tree will grow 25'-40' tall and has deciduous green leaves with pink, tulip-shaped, fragrant flowers that bloom in the spring. It prefers full sun and moderate amount of water, perhaps once a week during hot summer months.

Japanese Boxwood

Common name: Japanese Boxwood
Botanical name: Buxus microphylla japonica

Japanese Boxwood is often used as a hedge. It is compact, with small bright green leaves. It can reach 4-6' tall and wide or be kept smaller through pruninig. It can be sheared to shape. It does better in areas with milder winters. It prefers full sun and a moderate amount of water.

Columnar Italian Cypress

Common name: Columnar Italian Cypress
Botanical name: Cupressus sempervirens 'Stricta'

Italian Cypress is often associated with Italian and Spanish architecture, providing columns in the landscape. They often reach 60' tall. 'Stricta' is compact, columnar and produces long, straight branches with deep green foliage. This plant needs regular watering for 2-3 years; then it will become drought tolerant when established. It needs well draining soil.

Valley Oak, Calif. White Oak, Roble

Common name: Valley Oak, Calif. White Oak, Roble
Botanical name: Quercus lobata

The Valley Oak is a large deciduous tree that grows 60'-80' tall. It develops a rounded canopy that spreads 50'-70' wide with leaves deeply lobed and rounded. The Valley Oak is very heat tolerant and drought tolerant. It is a native to CA and attracts butterflies and birds.

Shrub Rose

Common name: Shrub Rose
Botanical name: Rosa Shrub varieties

The dark green, heavily veined leaves of this bushy shrub are strong support for the pure white or pink, nearly double flowers it produces. This is a very tolerant, heavily scented plant with an impressive fall color. Also, large hips appear intermittently with this plant.

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Water Saving Tip:

Group plants with similar watering needs in the same area.