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Japanese Maple
Valley Oak, Calif. White Oak, Roble
Yellow Dietes or Fortnight Lily
Saucer Magnolia, Tulip Tree
Japanese Maple

Common name: Japanese Maple
Botanical name: Acer palmatum

This magnificient plant can used as a small tree or shrub. It is deciduous with graceful leaves which have a scarlet color in spring as it leafs out. Leaves later turn orange or yellow in fall. It is slow growing to 20', and requires shelter from the hot sun. The leaves of this tree are small, light green in color, and deeply lobed. It should also be noted that this tree remains spectacular throughout all seasons. (2nd photo courtesy of Steve Mullany)

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.

Yellow Dietes or Fortnight Lily

Common name: Yellow Dietes or Fortnight Lily
Botanical name: Dietes bicolor

This clumping perennial iris relative stands 3'-4' high. It has light- yellow, iris-like flowers with maroon blotches that are about 2" wide. It performs best in full sun and in soil with good drainage.

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.

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Shingle House Deck and Pool

Photographer: GardenSoft

Water Saving Tip:

Adjust sprinklers to avoid watering sidewalks and driveways.