Acacia baileyana

Bailey Acacia

Grows to 20-30 feet high by 20-40 feet wide. Requires full sun. Hardy to 25 F (-3 C.) Fast growing. Requires little to no watering. 3 year life expectancy. Tolerant to coastal climates, bank and hillside settings. Deer tolerant.

Agonis flexuosa

Jervis Bay After Dark

Grows to 18 feet high by 10-15 feet wide. Prefers sun to part shade. Hardy to 27 F (-3 C.)  Slow growing. Requires little to regular watering. Tolerant to costal conditions and most soil conditions.

Agonis flexuosa

Burgundy

Grows to 16 feet high by 9 feet wide. Prefers sun to part shade. Hardy to 27 F (-3 C.) Slow growing. Requires little to regular watering. Tolerant to windy coastal conditions. Adapts to most soils.

Agonis flexuosa

Peppermint tree

Grows to 25-35 feet high by 15-25 feet wide. Prefers sun to part shade. Hardy to 27 F (-3 C.) Medium growth rate. Requires little to regular watering. Tolerant to costal conditions and most soil conditions. Deer Resistant.

Arbutus ‘marina’

Marina Strawberry tree

Grows to 25-40 feet high by 30-45 feet wide. Prefers full sun. Hardy to 10 F (-12 C.) Slow growing. Requires little to regular watering. Attracts birds. Tolerant to costal climates, most soils, windy and desert conditions.Gopher resistant

Arbutus unedo Compactum

Compact Straberry tree

Grows to 10 feet high by 10 feet wide. Prefers full sun. Hardy to 10 F (-12 C.) Slow growing. Requires little to regular watering. Attracts birds. Tolerant to costal climates, most soils, windy and desert conditions.

Arbutus unedo

Strawberry Tree

Grows to 10-30 feet high by 5-15 feet wide. Prefers full sun. Hardy to 10 F (-12 C.) Slow growing. Requirs little to regular watering. Attracts birds. Tolerant to costal climates, most soils, windy and desert conditions.

Arbutus unedo ‘oktoberfest’

Oktoberfest

Grows to 6-8 feet high by 6-8 feet wide. Prefers full sun. Hardy to 10 F (-12 C.) Slow growing. Requires little to regular watering. Attracts birds. Tolerant to costal climates, most soils, windy and desert conditions.

Caesalpinia Mexicana

Mexican bird of paradise

Grows to 10-12 feet high by 10-12 feet wide,  Prefers full sun. Hardy to 32 F (0 C.) Fast growing. requires little to moderate watering. Attracts Hummingbirds. More tolerant to hot, sunny, well-drained soil, conditions.

Calocedrus decurrens

Incense Cedar

Grows 30-50 feet high and spreads 8 to 10 feet wide. Full sun or part shade. Hardy to 34 F. Slow Growing. Gragrant. Moderate watering California Native. 

Cinnamomum camphora

Camphor tree

Grows to 50-60 feet high by 50-60 feet wide. Prefers full sun or light shade. Hardy to 20 F (-6 C.) Slow growing. Requires little to regular watering. Heavy trunked. Roots will invade sewer lines. Prone to salt burn near seaside.

Cupressus abramisana

Santa Cruz Cypress

 

Medium growing upright evergreen tree. Grow 30 to 50 feet high and spreads 10 to 20 feet wide. Prefers the full sun or light shade. Hardy to 10 F. Fragrant foliage. Drought tolerant once established. 

California Native.

Cupressus macrocarpa

Monterey Cypress

Grows to 40 feet high by 40 feet wide. Prefers full sun. Hardy to 25 F (-3 C.) Fast growing, Requires little to moderate watering. More tolerant to windy coastal conditions. Deer Resistant.

California Native.

Cupressus macrocarpa

Gold Crest Cypress

Grows to 30 feet high by 15 feet wide. Prefers full sun. Hardy to 25 F (-3 C.) Slow growing. Requires little to moderate watering. More tolerant to inland conditions. Deer Resistant. 

Cupressus sempervirens

Italian Cypress

Grows to 60 feet high by 10 feet wide, Prefers full sun. Hardy to 5 F (-15 C.) Slow growing. Requires little to moderate watering. Colum growth habit. Dense grower. Deer Resistant. 

Eucalyptus cinerea

Silver dollar tree

Grows to 20-50 feet high by 20-40 feet wide. Requires full sun. Hardy to 17 F (-8 C.) Rapid growing. Requires little or no watering. Do not plant by home or structure. 10 feet annually. 10 year life span. Invasive roots. Deer Resistant. 

Eucalyptus corymbia citriodora

Lemon-scented gum

grows to 45-90 feet high by 15-45 feet wide. Prefers full sun. Hardy to 28 F (-2 C.) Rapid growth rate. Requires little or no watering, Do not plant by home or structure. 10 feet annually. 10 year life span. Invasive roots. Deer Resistant

Ficus Benjamina

Weeping fig

Grows to 30 feet high by 30 feet wide. Prefers sun or shade. Hardy to 30 F (-1 C.) Fast growing.Requires regular watering. Invasive root system. Does not tolerate high wind conditions.

Ficus Benjamina ‘Variegata’

Weeping fig variegata

Grows to 30 feet high by 30 feet wide. Prefers sun or shade. Hardy to 30 F (-1 C.) Fast growing. Requires regular watering. Invasive root system. Does not tolerate high wind conditions. Affected by thrips.

Ficus (retusa) microcarpa ‘Nitida’

indian laurel fig

Grows to 25-30 feet high by 35-40 feet wide. Prefers full sun.

Hardy to 25 F (-3 C.) Medium growth rate. Requires regular watering. Invasive root system. Does not tolerate high wind conditions. Affected by thrips.

Ficus (retusa) microcarpa ‘Green Gem’

indian laurel fig

Grows to 20-30 feet high by 20-30 feet wide. Prefers sun to light shade. Hardy to 25 F (-3 C.) Medium growth rate. Reuires regular watering. Invasive root system. Does not tolerate high wind conditions. Unaffected by thrips.

Geijera parviflora

Australian willow

Grows to 25-35 feet high by 30 feet wide. Prefers full sun. Hardy to 15 F (-9 C.) Medium growth rate. requires little to moderate watering. Noninvasive roots and minimal litter. Needs well drained soil.

Lyonothamnus floribundus

Catalina Ironwood

Grows to 20-35 feet high by 15 feet wide. Prefers full sun.

Hardy to 20 F (-6 C.) Medium growth rate, Requires moderate watering. Tolerant to coastal climates. Needs excellent drainage.

Magnolia grandiflora ‘D.D Blanchard’

D.D Blanchard

Grows to 50 feet high by 25-35 feet wide. Prefers full sun or partial shade. Hardy to 5 F (-15 C.) Fast growing. Regular watering.  Does not tolerate crowded roots. Plant in a grass free area. Deer Resistant.

Magnolia grandiflora ‘Southern’

Southern Magnolia

Grows to 80 feet high by 60 feet wide. Prefers full sun or partial shade. Hardy to 5 F (-15 C.) Fast growing. Requires regular watering. Useful street or lawn tree, big container plant, or wall or espalier plant. Deer Resistant. 

Magnolia grandiflora ‘St. Mary’

St. Mary

Grows to 20 feet high by 20 feet wide. Prefers full sun or partial shade. Hardy to 5 F (-15 C.) Fast growing. Requires regular watering. Tolerates containers. Do not crowd roots. Plant in a grass free environment. Deer Resistant. 

Maytenus boaria

Mayten tree

Grows to 30-50 feet high by 30-50 feet wide. Prefers full sun. Hardy to 25 F (-3 C.) Slow grwoing. Requires regular watering. Grows 20 feet by 15 feet by age 12. Give well drained soil and deep irrigation. Invasive roots. Deer Resistant. 

Melaleuca qyuinquenervia

Paperbark tree

Grows to 20-40 feet high by 15-25 feet wide. Prefers full sun. Hardy to 25 F (-3 C.) Medium growth rate. Requires little watering, Drought tolerant. Good street plant. Attractive to birds. Deer Resistant. 

Olea Europaea

Olive

Grows 6-8 feet high by 6-8 feet wide. Prefers full sun. Hardy to 15 F (-9 C.) Medium growing. Requires little to moderate watering.  Non fruiting plant. Heat, coastal and drought tolerant. Deer Resistant.

Olea europaea ‘little Ollie’

Little Ollie

Grows 6-8 feet high by 6-8 feet wide. Prefers full sun. Hardy to 15 F (-9 C.) Medium growth rate. requires little to moderate watering. Non fruiting plant. Heat, coastal and drought tolerant. Deer Resistant.

Pistacia chinensis

Chinese Pistache

Grows to 30-60 feet high by 30-60 feet wide. Prefers full sun. Hardy to -5 F (-30 C.) Slow growing. Requires little to moderate watering. Drought tolerant if planted in deep soil. Reliable for street side planting.Deer Resistant. 

Prunus ilicifolia lyonii

Catalina Cherry

Grows to 15-25 feet high by 10-15 feet wide. Prefers sun or shade. Hardy to -15 F (-24 C.) Fast growing. Requires little to no watering. Drought tolerant. California native. Attracts birds.Rabbit resistant. 

California Native.

Pyrus kawakamii

Evergreen Pear

Grows to 15-30 feet high 15-30 feet wide. Prefers full sun. Hardy to 20 F (-6 C.) Medium growth rate. Requires moderate watering. Subject to fireblight. Tolerates heavy clay soil opposed to shallow soil. 

Quercus agrifolia

Coast live oak

Grows to 20-70 feet high by 20-70 feet wide. Prefers full sun.

Hardy to 15 F (-9 C.) Medium growth rate. Requries little to no watering. Greedy roots. Drought tolerant. California native. Deer & Rabbit resistant.

Quercus suber

Cork oak

Grows to 30-60 feet high by 30-60 feet wide. Prefers full sun. Hardy to 5 F (-15 C.) Slow growing. Requires little to no watering. Drought tolerant. Tolerant to all soils except heavy wet soil. Deer & Rabbit resistant. 

Schinus molle

California pepper tree

Grows to 25-40 feet high by 25-40 feet wide. Prefers full sun.

Hardy to 15 F (-9 C.) Fast growing. Requires little to no watering . Droppings cause acidity in soil. Susceptible to root rot. Invasive roots, will invade drains, sewers, or paving.

Thujia plicata 'Emerald Cone'

Western Red Cedar

Gorws 40 to 50 feet and spreads 15 to 20 feet. Prefers sun or part shade. Slow growing. Hardy to 0 F. Requiers regular to moderate watering. Fragrant foliage. California Native

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Semi-evergreen / Deciduous Trees

 

Albizia julibrissin rosea

Mimosa Silk tree

Grows to 40 feet high by 80 feet wide. Prefers full sun or partial shade. Hardy to 25 F (-3 C.) Rapid growth rate. Requires regular watering.  Attracts birds, butterflies. Canopy/patio tree. Pink flowers. Does best in summer heat. Deer tolerant.

Albizia julibrissin

Summer Chocolate silk tree

Gorws to 40 feet high by 80 feet wide. Prefers full sun or partial shade. Hardy to 25 F (-3 C.) Rapid growth rate.  Requires regular watering. Attracts birds, butterflies. Canopy or patio tree. Does best in summer heat. Deer tolerant.

Bauhinia blakeana

Hong Kong orchid tree

Grows to 12-20 feet high by 15-20 feet wide. Prefers full sun.

Hardy to 25 F (-3 C.) Medium growth rate. Requires moderate to regular watering. Needs wind-sheltered, well-drained, semi- fertile soil; dry heat or drought conditions.

Bauhinia variegata (purpuerea)

Purple orchid tree

Grows to 20-35 feet high by 20-35 feet wide, Prefers full sun.

Hardy to 22 F (-6 C.) Medium growing. Requires moderate to regular watering. Needs wind-sheltered, well-drained, semi- fertile soil; dry heat or drought conditions.

Betula pendula

European white birch

Grows to 30-40 feet high by 15-20 feet wide. Requires full sun.

Hardy to -40 F (-76 C) Fast growing. Requires regular watering. Attracts birds, butterflies. Heat tolerant. Rabbit resistant

Cassia leptophylla

Golden Medallion

Grows to 20-25 feet high and 30 feet wide. Requires full sun.

Hardy to 25 F (-3 C.) Fast Growing. Requires little to moderate watering. Tolerant to coastal, nearby pavement, heat, and well-drained soil conditions

Cercis Canadensis

Forest Pansy

Grows to 25-35 feet high by 25-35 feet wide. Prefers full sun or light shade.

Hardy to -35 F (-70 C.) Fast growing. Requires moderate to regular watering, Attracts birds. Best in well-drained soil, chilly winter, and naturalized conditions. Resents cold soil. Rabbit resistant.

Cercis occidentallis

Western Red Bud

Grows to 10-18 feet high by 10-18 feet wide. Prefers full sun or light shade.

Hardy to -15 F (-24 C.) Slow growing. Requires moderate to regular watering. Attracts birds. Best in well-drained soil, and naturalized conditions. Resents cold soil. Deer & Rabbit Resistant.

California Native.

Cotinus coggygira ‘royal purple’

Purple Smoke tree

Grows to 12-15 feet high and 12-15 feet wide. Prefers full sun.

Hardy to -15 F (-24 C.) Medium growth rate. Requires moderate watering. Best under stress, poor or rocky soil, fast drainage, avoid overly wet conditions.

Ginkgo biloba

Autumn Gold

Grows to 45 feet high and 35 feet wide. Prefers full sun.

Hardy to -15 F (-24 C.) Slow growing. Requires moderate to regular watering, Small roots. Heat tolerant and requires well drained soil. Deer Resistant. 

Jacaranda mimosifolia

Jacaranda

Gorws to 25-40 feet high and 15-30 feet wide. Prefers full sun.

Hardy to 25 F (-4 C.) Medium growth rate. Requires moderate watering. Canopy. Does best in sandy soil. Does not tolerate coastal winds. Heat tolerant.

Lagerstroemia indica

Crape Myrtle

Grows to 25 feet high by 25 feet wide. Prefers full sun.

Hardy to 5 F (-15 C.) Medium growth rate. Requires moderate watering. Mildew is a serious problem. Prune in winter.

Liquidambar styraciflua

American sweet gum

Grows to 60 feet high by 20-25 feet wide. Prefers full sun.

Hardy to -10 F (-26 C.)  Medium growth rate. Requries moderate to regular watering. Surface roots can crack sidewalks. Tolerates damp soil. Spiky sphere droppings.

Liquidambar styraciflua ‘burgundy’

Burgundy sweet gum

Grows to 60 feet high by 20-25 feet wide, Prefers full sun.

Hardy to -10 F (-26 C.) Medium growth rate. Requires moderate to regular watering. Surface roots can crack sidewalks. Tolerates damp soil. Spiky sphere droppings.

Liquidambar styraciflua ‘rotundiloba’

Rotundiloba sweet gum

Grows to 60 feet high by 20-25 feet wide. Prefers full sun.

Hardy to -10 F (-26 C.) Medium growth rate. Requries moderate to regular watering. Surface roots can crack sidewalks. Tolerates damp soil. No seed pods.

Magnolia hybrid x Atlas

Atlas

Grows to 16 -26 feet high by 16-26 feet wide. Prefers full sun or partial shade

Hardy to 15 F (-9 C.) Medium growth rate. Requires regular watering. Needs slightly acidic soil. Good container plant. White / violet blooms. Deer Resistant. 

Magnolia hybrid x Vulcan

Vulcan

Grows to 25 feet high by 25 feet wide, Prefers sull sun or partial shade.

Hardy to 15 F (-9 C.) Medium growth rate. Requires regular watering. Needs slightly acidic soil. Violet / pink blooms. Good container plant. Deer Resistant. 

Parkinsonia ‘Desert Museum’

Palo verde ‘Desert Museum’

Grows to 20 feet high by 20 feet wide. Prefers full sun.

Hardy to -5 F (-30 C.) Medium growth rate. Requires little to moderate watering. Reaches full growth in five years. Thornless. Attractive to birds.

Platanus racemosa

California Sycamore

Grows to 30-80 feet high by 20-50 feet wide. Prefers full sun.

Hardy to 5 F (-15 C.) Fast growing. Requires moderate to regular watering. High wind and heat tolerant. Attractive to butterflies. California native.

Prunus cerasifera ‘Krauter Vesuvius’

Flowering plum

Grows to 20 feet high by 15 feet wide. Prefers full sun.

Hardy to -15  F (-24 C.) Medium growth rate. Requires moderate watering. Plant in a raised bed. Attracts aphids and mite. Does not tolerate waterlogged soil for prolonged periods.

Prunus xhybridx ‘First Lady’

Flowering Cherry

Grows to 20-30 feet high by 14 feet wide. Prefers full sun.

Hardy to -15  F (-24 C.) Slow growing. Requires moderate watering. Fast draining soil.  Reaches 20 feet in 27 years. Susceptive to leaf spot and leaf curl.

Prunus subhirtella ‘Beni Hoshi’

Flowering Cherry

Grows to 20-25 feet high by 20-25 feet wide. Prefers full sun.

Hardy to -15  F (-24 C.) Fast growing. Requires moderate watering.  Needs fast draining soil. Susceptive to leaf spot and leaf curl. Noninvasive roots.

Robinia pseudoacacia

Twisty baby

Grows to 8-10 feet high by 12-15 feet wide. Prefers full sun.

Hardy to -25 F (-41 C.) Fast growing. Requires little to no watering. Tolerant to drought, heat, poor soil and dry regions. Aggressive roots, spread by suckers.

Robinia pseudoacacia ‘purple robe’

Purple robe locust

Grows to 35-45 feet high by 35-45 feet wide. Prefers full sun.

Hardy to -30 F (-46 C.) Fast growing. Requires. Little to no watering. Tolerant to drought, heat, poor soil and dry regions. Aggressive roots, spread by suckers. Brown bean pods are TOXIC.

Tipuana tipu

Tipu tree

Grows to 25-40 feet high by 30-60 feet wide. Prefers full sun.

Hardy to 25 F (-4 C.) Fast growing. Requires regular watering. Simi evergreen. Tolerant to most soils and heat. Does not like ocean influence. Good street or lawn tree and canopy tree. 

Ulmus parvifolia

Chinese evergreen elm

Grows to 40-60 feet high by 70 feet wide, Prefers full sun.

Hardy to -5 F (-22 C.) Fast growing. Requires regular watering. Semi evergreen.  30 feet in five years. Street, patio or canopy tree. Wind intolerant. 

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