a4b8f95837c3698b5a924f1ba3bb3048
Greg Rubin

Harmony Manzanita - Arctostaphylos densiflora 'Harmony'
Heat and drought tolerant vigorous, low-growing manzanita. Rich foliage, nice flowers, red bark and baby apple fruits make this a great groundcover, even good for Japanese gardens! Easy and adaptable.
Additional Details

Pigeon Point Dwarf Coyote Brush - Baccharis pilularis var. pilularis 'Pigeon Point'
Medum green, evergreen, fire-resistant groundcover. Great for slopes. Water every 7-10 days in summer to keep looking its best. "Pigeon Point" if the preferred form over "Twin Peaks" as it doesn't die out in the middle. Fast to 9 feet across by 1 foot high in two years. Clay tolerant.
Additional Details

Yankee Point Carmel Creeping Ceanothus - Ceanothus griseus var. horizontalis 'Yankee Point'
All these ceanothus (Yankee Point, Joyce Coulter & thrysiflorus repens) are much wider than they are tall, up to 10-20' wide by about 18" typically (c.t.r is lower). Very neat, evergreen leaves with striking blue flowers in Spring and intermittently throughout the year. Great groundcovers!
Additional Details

Joyce Coulter Ceanothus - Ceanothus sp 'Joyce Coulter'
All these Ceanothus (Yankee Point, Joyce Coulter & thrysiflorus repens) are much wider than they are tall, up to 10-20' wide by about 18" typically (c.t.r is lower). Very neat, evergreen leaves with striking blue flowers in Spring and intermittently throughout the year. Great groundcovers!
Additional Details

Creeping Blueblossom - Ceanothus thyrsiflorus var. repens
All these Ceanothus (Yankee Point, Joyce Coulter & thrysiflorus repens) are much wider than they are tall, up to 10-20' wide by about 18" typically (c.t.r is lower). Very neat, evergreen leaves with striking blue flowers in Spring and intermittently throughout the year. Great groundcovers!
Additional Details

Woodland Strawberry - Fragaria californica
Great shade ground cover with delicious strawberries. Evergreen, emerald colored foliage. Can grow all day under oaks. Nice groundcover for a woodland garden.
Additional Details

San Diego Povertyweed - Iva hayesiana
Nice evergreen groundcover superficially resembling a sage. 6-8' across by 1-2' high. Fire resistant if given water every 7-10 days. Only maintenance is an occasional shearing to remove seed heads.
Additional Details

Mrs. Beard Sage - Salvia sonomensis 'Mrs. Beard'
Fast, low growing, colorful ground hugging sages based on Salvia sonomensis. Can often get to be 8'+ in one year.
Additional Details

Daras Choice Sage - Salvia sonomensis x mellifera 'Daras Choice'
Fast, low growing, colorful ground hugging sages based on Salvia sonomensis. Can often get to be 8'+ in one year.
Additional Details

Bees Bliss Sage - Salvia X hybrid 'Bees Bliss'
Fast, low growing, colorful ground hugging sages based on Salvia sonomensis. Can often get to be 8'+ in one year. Bee's Bliss is a nice silver color contrast with blue flowers in Spring.
Additional Details

About the Author
Greg Rubin, President and Founder of California’s Own Native Landscape Design, Inc. is a licensed landscape contractor (C-27 No. 717147) who has been working with California native plants since 1985. His company has designed over 700 native landscapes in Southern California. Specialties include residential, commercial, and institutional landscapes that cover an array of garden styles while providing year round appeal, low maintenance, water efficiency, rich habitat, and fire-resistance.
Other Articles

Featured Plant Care

Oranges Monthly Plant Care

Oranges - Sweet (Citrus sinensis ) - Monthly Plant Care Calendar

in Edibles
You can have these monthly Plant Care Reminders sent directly to you each month!
Kangaroo Paw Monthly Plant Care

Anigozanthos (Kangaroo Paw) - Monthly Plant Care Calendar

You can have these monthly Plant Care Reminders sent directly to you each month!
Wisteria Monthly Plant Care

Wisteria spp (Wisteria) - Monthly Plant Care Calendar

in Vines
You can have these monthly Plant Care Reminders sent directly to you each month!

Latest Articles

Peach Leaf Curl

Peach Leaf Curl - Information Hub

Peach leaf curl is a common problem found on leaves of Peaches and Nectarines (and their…
Avocado Information Hub

Avocado - Growing and Plant Care Information Hub

in Edibles
We're bringing relevant information about Avocados (Persea americana) to one fantastic…

Popular Articles

Using the Mulch for Home Gardeners

Home Gardener: Using All The Great Features on the Mulch

You Can Use The Great Features on the Mulch For Free!
Baseball Field Maintenance

Baseball Field Maintenance - A General Guide for Fields of All Levels

in Lawn
More great baseball field resources can be found here (including a pdf version of this…
Queen Palm Care & Use

The Queen Palm (Syagrus romanzoffiana) Care & Use

in Trees
Jungle Music Palms and Cycads is a family owned and operated business established in 1977
Microgreens

What are Microgreens and How to Grow Them

in Edibles
Microgreens are tiny leafed vegetables that are grown from seed and require very little…

User Guides (Slide)

Popular Recommendations (Slide)

Upcoming Events

View All Events

Who's Online

We have 8770 guests and no members online