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Native Plant Combinations
Catalina Ironwood
Red Star Autumn Sage
Catalina Ironwood

Common name:Catalina Ironwood
Botanical name:Lyonothamnus floribundus asplenifolius

Recommended for water conservation gardens, this fast-growing evergreen is capable of reaching heights of 80'. Its fragrant, fern-like leaves produce showy flowers during the months of May and June. This tree is multi-stemmed and grows well in groves and on rocky slopes. It needs well-drained soil. If planted along the coast, the tree will be free from trouble.

Red Star Autumn Sage

Common name:Red Star Autumn Sage
Botanical name:Salvia greggii 'Red Star'

This shrub will grow 1-4' tall and 1-4' wide. It has glossy green leaves with red flowers that bloom from fall to spring.

The Magic of Mulch

In the natural world the endless cycle of birth, growth, decay, death and rebirth flows throughout the seasons. Plants die, leaves fall and new growth springs up in its place. Nothing is lost and the fallen leaves and dead plants decay into the soil, enriching it for the next generation of growth.

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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:

Attract, or buy beneficial insects such as ladybugs and lacewings to control pest outbreaks in your garden.