Colleen Johnsen's California Plants
Class #62: Plant Materials And Design A, Lab #12

Class #62: Plant Materials And Design A, Lab #12


Botanical Name: Ribes viburnifolium
Botanical Pronunciation: RYE-beez vy-burn-eh-FOAL-ee-uhm
Common Name: Catalina Perfume
Family Name: Lamiaceae
Diseases: None.
Flower: Pink funnel shape 1/6
Growth: 2-3' X 5-12' average to slow growrh.
Landscape Use: Back ground, erosion control, ground cover, and understore under mature oaks.
Light: Sun to shade on the coast but best in part shade.
Location: Hort. entry and base of hill & north of LRC.
Pest: Mites, thrips if to much sun.
Problems: None.
Propagation: By cuttings.
Pruning: In spring to 12 feet.
Tolerance: Drought, winds, seacoast, insects, deer and lawn irrigation.
Type: Broadleaf evergreen ground cover or subshrub.
Water: Only until established (2 dry seasons).
California Native: Yes
Description: Hardy to 20 degrees.
Sunset Zones 8-9, 12-24.
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Botanical Name: Santolina chamaecyparissus
Botanical Pronunciation: san-tow-LEAN-ah kam-eh-SIP-ar-iss-us
Common Name: Lavender cotton
Family Name: Asteraceae
Diseases: None.
Flower: Gold - yellow button or ball head in the summer.
Growth: 2' X 5-6' around, fast growing.
Landscape Use: Bank cover, border/edging, container plant, cut/dried folia,deer proof, erosion control, groundcover tall, rock garden, seacoast, wall spiller and knot garden.
Light: Sun on the coast.
Location: North of 300 building Cambillo College
Pest: None.
Problems: None.
Propagation: By cuttings,
Pruning: Dead head flowers, tolerates shearing in March; 3-4 years.
Tolerance: Deer, drought, heat, insects, neglect, seacoast, smog/dust and winds.
Type: Broadleaf evergreen groundcover.
Water: Dry between to none in summer.
California Native: No
Description: Hardy to:0=10 degrees.
Sunset zones: 2-24, H1, H2
EBMUD: 210

Botanical Name: Trachelospermum jasminoides
Botanical Pronunciation: TRAY-keh-low-sper-mum jazz-min-OH-deez
Common Name: Star Jasmine
Family Name: Apocynaceae
Diseases: Oak root fungus.
Flower: White star shape in a cluster.
Growth: 2 1/2-3" X 20', average to slow growth.
Landscape Use: Attracts bees, bank cover container plant, erosion control, espalier(vine), screen, seacoast, wall spiller and vine.
Light: Sun to shade on the coast.
Location: East of 350
Pest: APHIDS, sCALE, MEALY BUGS: (control) fertilize & ter. SPIDER MITES (control) Increase water, fertilizer.
Problems: None.
Propagation: By cuttings.
Pruning: Tolerates shearing.
Tolerance: Deer, drought, lawn irrigation, neglect, and the seacoast.
Type: Broadleaf evergreen groundcover.
Water: Moderate monthly to none in summer.
California Native: No
Description: Notice the difference in the color of the leaves on both plants. The brown leaves tell us that the plant is not healthy. The second plant has healthy green leaves.

Hardy to: 15 degrees.
Sunset zones: 8-24, H1, H2
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Botanical Name: Gaura lindeimeril
Common Name: Gaura or Beblossom
California Native: No
Description: MENTIONED or REVIEWED:

TYPE: Semi herb. perennial.

GROWTH: 3' x 3-4'
Fast growth.

LIGHT: Sun on the coast.

WATER: Dry between monthly.

FLOWER: 4 pedel flower in the spring to fall.

PROBLEMS: Invasive/reseeds

PEST: None.

DISEASES: Fungle leaf spot.

Botanical Name: Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus"
Botanical Pronunciation: pose-mah-RHINE-us oaf-fish-in-AL-us pro-STROT-us
Common Name: Trailing Rosemary
Diseases: Crown rot in wet soil.
Flower: Light blue, 1/2
Growth: 2' x 4-8' fast growth, 25 year life.
Landscape Use: Attracts bees, bank cover, border/edging, container plant. cut/dried flowers, deer prood, erosion control, ground cover, hedge low, rock garden, seacoast, specimen plant and wall spiller.
Light: Sun on the coast.
Location: East side of LRC
Pest: None.
Problems: None.
Propagation: By cuttings and layering.
Pruning: Tolerates shearing.
Tolerance: Deer, drought, heat, insects, lawn irrigation, neglect, seacoast, smog/dust and winds.
Type: Broadleaf evergreen, herbaceous, perennial shrub or groundcover that is dense, mounding, semi-open spreading and trailing.
Water: Dry between until established (2 dry seasons) then none in summer.
California Native: No
Description: Hardy to: 15-18 degrees.
Sunset zones: 4-24, H1, H2
EBMUD: 205
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Botanical Name: Ophiopogon japonicus
Botanical Pronunciation: oh-fee-ohpPOE jah-PAWN-eh-cuss
Common Name: Mondo grass
Family Name: Liliaceae
Diseases: Tip burn in sun, root rot in too much water.
Flower: Small spikes of white of white flowers, in summer.
Growth: 8-10" x 8-10", slow growth.
Landscape Use: Border/edging, deer proff, fire retardant, groundcover, pond/stream, rock gardenw/water, seacoast, between stepping stones.
Light: Part shade to shade.
Location: Curcular planter south of 600 building.
Pest: Snails and slugs (control) Sluggo
Problems: None.
Propagation: Division.
Pruning: None required but can cut back radically.
Tolerance: Deer. lawn irrigation, neglect except water, and seacoast.
Type: Broadleaf evergreen her, perennial groundcover that is clymping, dense and spreading.
Water: Ample.
California Native: No
Description: Hardy to: 10 degrees.
Sunset zones: 5-9, 14-24, H1, H2

Botanical Name: Correa 'Dusky Bells'
Botanical Pronunciation: core-ee-ah
Common Name: Australian Fushsia
Family Name: Rutaceae
Diseases: None.
Flower: Rose to red fuchsia like tubular bell-shaped 1" X 1/4" in fall to winter.
Growth: 3-4' height x 5-6' spread is round, average growth and dense spreading
Landscape Use: As a bank cover, container plant and ground cover.
Light: Sun and part sun on the coast and part sun inland.
Location: Admin. Hillside, south of 100 bldg.
Pest: None.
Problems: None.
Propagation: By cuttings
Pruning: None required but will tolerate shearing.
Tolerance: Deer, drought, insect, neglect, seacoast, smog/dust and wind.
Type: Broadleaf evergreen shrub that is dense and spreading.
Water: Dry between.
California Native: No
Description: Characteristic: Beautiful under our native oaks,
avoid reflected heat.

Hardy to 15 degrees.
Sunset zones: 14-24
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Botanical Name: Gaura lindheimeri
Botanical Pronunciation: GORE-ah lind-HYM-er-i
Common Name: Bee blossom
Family Name: Onagraceae
Diseases: Fungal problems in shade/sun (control) Product of our weather and prune to invigorate.
Flower: 4 petals, circular in white/pink.
Growth: 3-4' height x 3-4' spread, fast growth.
Landscape Use: Attracks Bees, container plant, rock garden, shrum/plant mass, and wildflower effect.
Light: Sun or coast and inland.
Location: South of 100 building at Cabrillo College
Pest: None.
Problems: Reseeds.
Propagation: By cuttings and seeds.
Pruning: Dead head flowers cut to 6" in fall or winter.
Tolerance: Drought, heat, insects, lawn irrigation and neglect.
Type: Deciduous herbaceous perennial sunshrub that is open, semi-open, spreading and upright.
Water: Only until established (2 dry seasons) then none in summer.
California Native: No
Description: Hardy to: 10-20 degrees.
Sunset Zones: 2B - 24.
EBMUD: 133








Hardy to: 10-20 degrees.