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Potted Olive and Friends
Olive, European Olive
Coast Redwood
Giant Feather Grass, Golden Oats
Concha California Lilac
Scarlet Monkeyflower
Manzanita Emerald Carpet
Olive, European Olive

Common name:Olive, European Olive
Botanical name:Olea europaea

This broad tree will grow to 40' tall and has small, gray/green leaves with fleshy black fruit that appears in fall.

Coast Redwood

Common name:Coast Redwood
Botanical name:Sequoia sempervirens

This fast-growing, aromatic tree has soft, dark green foliage with long needles appearing in flat sprays and brown, barrel-shaped cones that appear after 1 year. Its soft, red-brown bark is fiberous and furrowed. Particularly after mechanical damage, this tree will stump sprout to form new, young trees around the stump. Avoid planting in areas of high foot traffic.

Giant Feather Grass, Golden Oats

Common name:Giant Feather Grass, Golden Oats
Botanical name:Stipa gigantea

This grass will grow 2-3' tall and 2-3' wide. It has narrow, dark green leaves with golden flowers that bloom in the summer.

Concha California Lilac

Common name:Concha California Lilac
Botanical name:Ceanothus 'Concha'

Concha is a lilac that grows 6-8 ft. in height and width. It has small narrow leaves with intense dark blue flower clusters in spring. Tolerant of coastal and inland conditions. -Cornflower Farms

Scarlet Monkeyflower

Common name:Scarlet Monkeyflower
Botanical name:Mimulus cardinalis

This herbaceous perennial has soft green leaves with bright red/scarlet flowers that bloom in the spring. Requires regular water. Prune back regularly to maintain shape. Great for natural water gardens/meadows. High water needs, best used along riparian or pond areas, in wet soils, or on properties with high rainfall or water tables.

Manzanita Emerald Carpet

Common name:Manzanita Emerald Carpet
Botanical name:Arctostaphylos 'Emerald Carpet'

The 'Emerald Carpet' is an evergreen groundcover that grows to 1' tall by 6-8' wide. It is favored by many landscapers as the manzanita of choice for inland situations. It has dark green leaves and exhibits compact growth. This variety is relatively tolerant of adverse soil conditions. -Monterey Bay Nursery

Designer: Liz Ryan

Potted Olive and Friends

Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Maintain a two to four inch layer of mulch on the soil surface to reduce weeds, infiltrate rain water, and reduce compaction.

Integrated Pest Management:

Remove irrigation water and fertilizer from areas where you don't want weeds to grow.