Colleen Johnsen's California Plants
Class #63: Plant Materials And Design B, Lab #7

Class #63: Plant Materials And Design B, Lab #7


Botanical Name: Eriobotrya deflexa
Botanical Pronunciation: air- ee-o-BOUGHT-tree-ah dee-FLEX-ah
Common Name: Bronze Loquat
Family Name: Rosaceae.
Diseases: Fire blight and fungal leaf spot (control) prune out.
Flower: 5 pedel rose shape in white- cream in the spring with fragrance.
Growth: 18-20' X 25' average to fast growth.
Landscape Use: Attracts birds/bees, lawn tree, specimen tree and parking lots.
Light: Sun to part shade on the coast.
Location: Brown Market place parking lot in front.
Pest: Scales.
Problems: None.
Propagation: Seeds and cuttings.
Pruning: As disired to shape.
Tolerance: Drought, wind, smog/dust, sea coast, heat and lawn irrigation.
Type: Broadleaf evergreem tree that is dense, spreading, upright and globular.
Water: Dry between and monthly.
California Native: No
Description: Hardy to 15 degrees.
Sunset zones 8-24.
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Botanical Name: Cistus x skanbergil
Botanical Pronunciation: SIS-tuss skan-BERGE-ee-i
Common Name: Pink Rockrose
Family Name: Cistaceae
Native Location: Native to Mediterranean region.
Diseases: Root rot.
Flower: Pale pink.
Growth: 3-5' x 6' average growth globular.
Landscape Use: Background plant, bank cover, shrub mass and on the sea coast.
Light: Sun on the coast and inland.
Pest: None.
Problems: Short lives.
Pruning: After bloom to shape.
Type: Broadleaf evergreen shrub.
Water: Monthly.
California Native: No
Description: Hardy to 15 degrees.
Sunset zones 7-9, 12-24: boarderline in 4-6.
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Botanical Name: Tristaniopsis laurina
Botanical Pronunciation: tris-tain-ee-op-sis lore-ein-ah
Common Name: Swamp Myrtle, Water Gum
Family Name: Myrtaceae
Diseases: None.
Growth: 18-24' height X 10' spread with slow growth.
Light: Sun to shade on the coast and inland.
Location: Behind Bay Federal Credit Union Brown Marketplace.
Pest: None.
Problems: None.
Pruning: Tip to shape and will tolorate shearing.
Type: Broadleaf evergreem tree or shrub that is dense, spreading, upright and globulat.
Water: Dry between.
California Native: No
Description: Hardy to 15-20 degrees.
Sunset Zones:
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Botanical Name: Eucalyptus polyanthemus
Botanical Pronunciation: YEW-kah-lip-tuss pohl-ee-ANN-theh-muss
Common Name: Silver Dollar Gum
Family Name: Myrtaceae
Native Location: Native to Australia
Diseases: None.
Growth: 45-60' tall X 35-40' wide with fast growth.
Light: Sun to part shade on the coast.
Pest: Eve borer and bees.
Problems: Allergen, weak wooded and a fire hazard.
Type: Broadleaf evergreem tree.
Water: Monthly.
California Native: No
Description: Hardy to 14-18 degrees.
Sunset zones 5,6,8-24.
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Botanical Name: Erigeron karvinskianus
Common Name: Santa Barbara Daisy, Fleabane
Family Name: Asteraceae
Diseases: None.
Flower: White-pink daisy that is 3/4"-1" dia. in spring-fall.
Growth: 10-18" heigh X 2-3' spread, fast in youth to fast growth in maturity.
Landscape Use: Bank cover, border, container plant, deer proof, erosionnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn control, fire retardant, groundcover, rock garden and hanging basket.
Light: Sun to part shade on the coast.
Location: Baskin.
Pest: Gophers (control) poison and plant in wire baskets
Problems: Reseed.
Propagation: By cuttings and seed.
Pruning: Tolerates shearing and cut back to 6"/summer.
Tolerance: Deer, drought, hesat, insects, lawn irigation,,,neglect,seacoast and winds.
Type: Herbaceous perennial ground cover.
Water: Dry between to none in summer.
California Native: Yes
Description: Hardy to 15 degrees.
Sunset zones: 12-24.

MENTION PLANT

Botanical Name: Convolvulus mauritanicus
Botanical Pronunciation: kun-VUL-view-lus sab-e-A-tuss
Common Name: Ground Morning Glory
Family Name: Coinvolvulaceae
Diseases: None
Flower: Funnel shaped, circular lavender-blue in the summer to fall that is not edible.
Growth: 1-2' x 2-3' spread. It is average growth with medium texture.
Landscape Use: Container plant.
Light: Sun on the coast and inland.
Location: East of Hollywood Video.
Pest: None.
Problems: None.
Propagation: By cuttings,
Pruning: Tip prun as needed.
Tolerance: Deer, drought, heat, and insect/disease resistant.
Type: Broadleaf evergreen groundcover that is a heraceous perennial.
Water: Monthly/dry season.
California Native: No
Description: Hardy to 10 degrees.
Sunset zones 4-9, 12-24.
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Botanical Name: Loropetalum chinense
Botanical Pronunciation: lore-o-PET-ah-lum CHAI-nense
Common Name: Pink Fringe Flower
Family Name: Hamamelidaceae
Diseases: None.
Flower: 4 linear twisted petals, star shaped in deep rose pink in the spring with no fragarance.
Growth: 3-5' height X 5-6' spread that is average to fast growth.
Landscape Use: Container plant, hedge informal, pond/stream, rock garden, seacoast, plant mass, specimen plant and hanging basket.
Light: Sun to part shade on coast and part sun inland.
Location: Brown Marketplace in front of Hollywood Video
Pest: None.
Problems: None.
Propagation: By cuttings and layering.
Pruning: None required.
Tolerance: Deer, drought, insects, lawn irrigation, neglect and seacoast.
Type: Broadleaf evergreen subshrub that is dense, mound, round, spreading and upright,
Water: Ample.
California Native: No
Description: Hardy to 5 degrees.
Sunset zones (4-5 borderline), 6-9, 14-24.

Botanical Name: Acorus gramineus
Botanical Pronunciation: ah-C9ORE-us gram-in-AY-us
Common Name: Sweet Flag
Family Name: Araceae
Diseases: None.
Flower: Insignificant.
Growth: 1' x 1-1 1/2' spread that is average to slow growth with a fine texture.
Landscape Use: Container plant, ground cover, pond/stream and shrub mass.
Light: Sun - part sun on the coast.
Location: In front of Hollywood video.
Pest: None.
Problems: Spreads slowly.
Propagation: By division.
Pruning: None required.
Tolerance: Deer, lawn irrigation and poor drainage.
Type: Broadleaf evergreen herbaceous perennial that is spreading and weeping.
Water: Ample.
California Native: No
Description: Hardy to 0 degrees.
Sunset zones 3b-10, 14-24.