Tuesday, January 25, 2011


When it comes to planting design it can sometimes get overwhelming with massive amounts of plant choices. Luckily there are places like Tree of Life Nursery that like to make it a little easier by giving you tips, suggestions and nice lectures geared to help you find the right plant for your garden. In this video Mike Evans talks about foundation plants for the landscape.

Below is a list of plants (some mentioned in this video) that would be great as foundation plants...
  • Quercus agrifolia
  • Platanus racemosa
  • Prunus lyonii
  • Cercis occidentalis
  • Arctostaphylos ‘Lester Rowntree’ or refugioensis or ‘Byrd Hill’ (tall)
  • Ceanothus ‘Ray Hartman’ or ‘Snow Flurry’ (tall)
  • Mahonia ‘Golden Abundance
  • Heteromeles arbutifolia
  • Rhus integrifolia
  • Rhamnus californica ‘Eve Case’
  • Arctostaphylos ‘Sunset’ or ‘Howard McMinn’ or ‘Louis Edmunds' (medium)
  • Ceanothus ‘Joyce Coulter’ or ‘Dark Star’ or ‘Skylark’ (medium)
If you would like more info on California native plants then click on any of the links below that suit your needs.

Planting perennial beds and borders in California
Planting groundcovers up to 3' high in California
Accent plants up to 4' high in California
Accent plants up to 5' high in California
Plants suitable for slopes in California
Plants suitable as background and screening up to 6' high in California
Planting with hedges in California
Planting with deciduous trees in California
Planting with evergreen trees in California
Planting with vines in California
California native grasses
30 California native plants
California Native Hummingbird Containers

1 comment:

Rob Moore said...

Great info, Rama. Thanks for sharing and keeping up the good work!