Top Plants For Sonoma CountyThis report lists all plants in the selected Water requirements category, and further breaks down each to Exposure requirements. Click on any plant to see it's full detail.
Remains evergreen in summer with irrigation.
Needs good drainage. Huge variety within genus. Generally short-lived.
Yellow, pink, or orange winter flowers. May be hedged.
Old stalks will re-flower.
Tough plant; withstands harsh conditions. Groundcovers and upright shrubs available.
Good planted under native oaks
Large shrub. Excellent fall/winter interest.
Huge variety, from groundcovers to large shrubs. Many landscape uses. Tolerant of many conditions and useful in hot, sunny sites.
Remove stems in winter at ground level.
Striking foliage, good flower display and showy berries. Part shade in hottest locations.
Requires fast-draining soil; good in native or rock gardens.
Benefits from occasional summer irrigation
Good screen or hedge. Compact version available.
Leaves emerge in beautiful pinkish hues in spring, mature bright green, and turn yellow-orange in fall.
Fast growing but short-lived. Trim after flowering, cut back in spring.
Several cultivars available, some variegated.
Flowers in a wide range of colors.
Tough plant - withstands harsh conditions. Groundcovers and upright shrubs available.
A tough, summer-flowering tree for difficult sites.
Clear blue flower in summer followed by red foliage in fall.
Needs good drainage.
Spring flowers, fall color, winter berries.
Needs excellent drainage
Cut back after bloom to renew. Attractive to pollinators.
Rugged; tolerates heat, wind, drought, salt spray.
Grown for dramatic foliage and showy bracts around flower heads.
Native has orange flowers. Cultivars available with pink, white, cream, salmon flowers.
Easy-care and long-flowering.
Brilliant flower display. Should be sheared afterwards to showcase evergreen foliage. Many different flower colors.
Yellow flowers in summer followed by lantern-shaped seed capsules.
Cut back in winter to renew - may not survive particularly cold, wet winters.
Native; dramatic accent grass, cut back every few years to freshen
All parts of plant toxic. Good hedge or screen. Tolerant of many conditions and useful in hot, sunny sites.
Cut back in winter to renew.
Cut back in early spring to renew.
Pink flowers. Cut to ground and allow to go dormant in summer.
Cut to ground in early spring; little to no summer water only.
White or pale blue flowers. Tolerates harsh conditions. Good drainage.
Some species form woody trunks.