Colleen Johnsen's California Plants
Class #63: Plant Materials And Design B, Lab #10

Class #63: Plant Materials And Design B, Lab #10


Botanical Name: Camellia sasamqua
Common Name: Sasamqua Camellia
Family Name: Theaceae
California Native: No
Description: CAMPUS: Seson House

Botanical Name: Fagus sylvatica 'Atropunicea'
Botanical Pronunciation: FAY-gus / sill-VAT-eh-kah
Common Name: Copper Beech
Family Name: Fagaceae
Diseases: Cottony cushion scale.
Flower: Insignifiacant.
Growth: 50-60'height X 35-40 spread.
Landscape Use: As a hedge (which is unusual), a shade tree, specimen or street tree.
Light: Sun on the coast and inland.
Location: Perennial border hedge at Filoli Gardens.
Pest: Leafroller, caterpilllars and aphids.
Problems: No problems.
Propagation: By budding, grafting or seed.
Pruning: None needed once the central leader is established.
Tolerance: Lawn irrigation and does not like wind.
Type: Deciduous tree.
Water: Moderate twice a month.
California Native: No
Description: Filoli gardens, the Copper Beech is in tree form and also cut into hedges.

Hardy to 0 degrees.
Sunset zones: A3, 2b-9, 14-21.
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Botanical Name: Gleditsia triacanthos inermis
Botanical Pronunciation: gluh-DITZ-ee-ah / try-ah-CAN-thos
Common Name: Sunburst Honeylocust
Family Name: Fabaxeae
Diseases: None listed.
Flower: White catkin-like race in May-July that is fragrant.
Growth: 35-40'height X 20-30'spread, fast to average growth.
Landscape Use: Background, lawn tree, specimen plant, wind break and park tree.
Light: Sun on coast and inland.
Location: Behind pool house at Filoli Gardens.
Pest: Pod gall midge that deforms leaves and new growth, caterpillars, honey locust borers.
Problems: Excess litter, pavement buster and weak wooded.
Propagation: By grafting.
Pruning: Thin to lighten crown.
Tolerance: Drought, heat, lawn irrigation and neglect.
Type: Deciduous tree that is open to semi-open spreading,globular and upright.
Water: Monthly/dry season.
California Native: No
Description: Hardy to 0 degrees.
Sunset zones: 1-16, 18-20.
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Botanical Name: Hydrangea anomala
Common Name: Climbing Hydrangea
Family Name: Hydreangeaceae
Diseases: Grey mold, powdery mildew, leaf spot and honey fungus.
Growth: 50 feet.
Light: Full sun on coast, to part shade inland.
Pest: Aphids, red spider mites, scale. weevils, and capsid bugs.
Problems: All parts may cause mild stomach upset if injested.
Type: Deciduous shrub.
California Native: No
Description: Hardy to
Sunset zones 1-21.
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Botanical Name: Ulmus glabra / camperdownii
Common Name: Camperdown Elm
Family Name: Ulmaceae
California Native: No
Description: MENTIONED
Near the bathrooms and pool. Notice the beautiful form of the Camperdown.
Take notice of the branches that lay on the ground and the color of the flowers;
enjoy looking up underneith branches at the trunk.
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Botanical Name: Clematic montana
Botanical Pronunciation: cleh-MAA-tiss
Common Name: Clematis
Family Name: Ranunculaceae
Diseases: Leaf spot and stem rot.
Growth: 15-25' x 25-50 average growth.
Light: Sun.
Location: Filoli gardens.
Pest: Aphids and caterpillers.
Problems: Excess litter.
Type: Broadleaf evergreen vine.
Water: Ample moisture to moderate.
California Native: No
Description: The white vine on the entry.
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Botanical Name: Rhododendrons in the garden.
Common Name: From white to red
California Native: No
Description: Enjoy the reds, white and pink rhodrodendrons. The first pink one you see is names Lurline after Mrs. Roth and the second is it sister. The third is at the entrance of Filoli and the others are in the rhododendron garden.
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Botanical Name: Miscellaneous plant around Filoli
Common Name: Water lily, Dogwood.
California Native: No
Description: Oklahoma Rose, Peony, Kerria
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Botanical Name: Dicentra formosa
Botanical Pronunciation: dye-SEN-trah- four-MOE-sah
Common Name: Bleeding Heart
Family Name: Papaveraceae
Diseases: Nome.
Flower: Rose-purple clusters of hearts drooping, 3/4"-1" x 3/4"-1" in March-June.
Growth: 12-18" height X 12-18"+ spread. fash growth.
Landscape Use: Attracks birds, attracts butterflies, border/edging, contsiner plant, cut flowers, deer proof, fire retardant, pond/stream, shade plant and plant mass.
Light: Shade on coast.
Pest: None.
Problems: Invasive/reseeds.
Propagation: By division and seeds.
Pruning: None required.
Tolerance: Deer, insect/disease resistant, and neglect.
Type: Deciduous herbaceous perennial clumping, mat form semi-open and spreading with med-fine texture.
Water: Ample.
California Native: Yes
Description: Hardy to 0 degrees.
Sunset zones 1-9, 14-24.

Prefers moist loam but wuill tolerate clay.
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Botanical Name: Acer macrophyllum
Botanical Pronunciation: A-sir / mac-raw-fy-lum
Common Name: Big Leaf Maple
Family Name: Aceracear
Diseases: Verticillium wilt.
Growth: 30-95' x 30-50' Fast growing.
Light: Sun to shade on the coast.
Location: Nisene Marls State Park
Pest: Aphid and catipillers.
Problems: Shallow rooted, drain clogger and excess litter.
Type: Deciduous tree.
Water: Ample moisturer but dry between.
California Native: Yes
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Botanical Name: Clematis armandii
Botanical Pronunciation: cleh-MAA-tiss / are-MAHN-dee-eye
Common Name: Evergreen Clematis
Family Name: Ranunculaceae
Diseases: Stem rot and leaf spot.
Flower: White star-like in clusters 2 1/2' diameter in February - April that is fragrant.
Growth: 20-30' height X 20' spread that is fast growing.
Landscape Use: Container plant, cut flowers, espalier, screen and specimen plant.
Light: Sun on the coast and part sun inland.
Location: Wedding Place.
Pest: Aphids (control) Soup spray. Caterpillars (control) cut out and destroy.
Problems: None listed.
Propagation: By cutting 1/2 ripe wood in summer.
Pruning: Trim every few years after flowering.
Tolerance: Lawn irrigation and heat.
Type: Broadleaf evergreen vine that in dense and climbing.
Water: Ample moisture to moderate when established.
California Native: No
Description: Hardy to 10 degrees.
Sunset zones: 4-9, 12-24.

Botanical Name: Crataegus phaenopyrum
Botanical Pronunciation: crah-TAY-gus / fay-no-PIE-rum
Common Name: Washington Thorn
Family Name: Rosaceae
Diseases: Fireblight.
Flower: White single 5 petal rose shape in clusters in March that is not fragrance.
Growth: 20' height x 15-20' spread, average growth.
Landscape Use: Attracts bees/birds, background, cut fruit, espalier, screen, street tree and patio tree.
Light: Sun on the coast and inland.
Location: Walled Garden.
Pest: Aphid and scale.
Problems: None listed.
Propagation: By seed and grafting.
Pruning: Tolerates shearing and thin and shape as needed.
Tolerance: Deer, heat and lawn irrigation.
Type: Deciduous/dies down tree that is dense, spreading and upright.
Water: Monthly/dry season.
California Native: No
Description: Hardy to 0 degrees.
Sunset zones: 2-12, 14-17.

Botanical Name: Wisteria sinensis
Botanical Pronunciation: wiss-tear-ee-ah / sy-nes-sis
Common Name: Chinese Wisteria
Family Name: Fabaceae
Diseases: Possibly verticillium wilt.
Flower: Blue violet vertical cluster of pea-shaped 1" diameter in April to May.
Growth: 30+ height X 20-25' spread, fast growth.
Landscape Use: Attracts bees, bank cover, espalier and specimen plant.
Light: Sun to part sun on the coast and inland.
Location: Rear garden espaliered on Filoli house.
Pest: None.
Problems: Excess litter and suckers.
Propagation: By cuttings and seeds.
Pruning: Thin in winter, cut whips in summer and remove dead limbs.
Tolerance: Drought, heat and lawn irrrigation.
Type: Deciduous vine-tree that is dense semi-open, spreading, upright and weeping.
Water: Monthly/dry seasson.
California Native: No
Description: Hardy to 0 degrees.
Sunset zones 3-24.

Botanical Name: Helictotrichon sempervirens
Botanical Pronunciation: hell-ick-toe-TRY-con sem-purr-vye-wren
Common Name: Blue Oat Grass
Family Name: Poaceae
Diseases: Rust in too much shade. (control) Move to sunny area.
Flower: Loose panicles, oat-like in wheat color during the summer.
Growth: 2-1 1/2" height X 2-21/2" spread average to fast growth.
Landscape Use: Borders, deer proof, meadow/grassland, pomd/stream, rock garden, plant mass, street grass and parking strips.
Light: Sun on the coast and sun to part sun inland.
Location: Near Bay Federal in parking lot.
Pest: Gophers (control) pick off or poison.
Problems: Deer, drought, heat, insect/disease resistant, neglect, seacoast, smog/dust and wind.
Propagation: Crown rot in dense soils and fire hazard.
Pruning: Shear back to 6" every 3 years.
Tolerance: Deer, drought, insects, neglect, seacoast, smog/dust and winds.
Type: Evergreen grass that is dense, round and upright,
California Native: No
Description: Hardy to 0 degrees.
Sunset zones1-24.