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.
Part ShadeOsmanthus heterophyllus
White, fragrant flowers, berry-like fruit. Good drainage
Cut to ground in late winter.
Some have berries in winter. Many attractive foliage colors such as lime and burgundy.
Can be grown as a large shrub or small tree.
Can be pruned to control size and shape. Excellent fall color.
Cut back in winter to renew; most flower year-round .
Some reseed but seedlings are easy to pull out. Huge size variation amongst species.
Willowy stems hold pink or white flowers; reseeds easily.
Attractive to hummingbirds; groom in spring to maintain appearance.
Deciduous types are often called tulip trees for the shape of their white,yellow or pink flowers.
Aromatic foliage shunned by deer; some types are variegated.
Large, feathery plumes; clumps enlarge each year
Bright red new growth, spring flowers, fall berries. Can prune to control size and shape. Constant leaf drop.
Great hedge, screen or windbreak. Glossy foliage, tiny fragrant flowers in spring.
Long bloom period spring-fall. Flowers pink or white.
Huge genus with much variation. Virtually all suitable for Bay Area.
Yellow seed heads contrast with pale green foliage
Blue or white flowers, long summer bloom. Cut back to renew.
Beautiful sprays of white or pink bloom in spring. Dwarf forms available.
Many cultivars. Heavy rains in winter can shorten life. Foliage has beautiful color and texture.
Some are large and shrubby, others much smaller.
Genus includes ground-covers and upright or mounding perennials.
Fragrant white flowers, good fall/winter foliage.
Prune lower branches to train as small tree.
Cedars need plenty of space; weeping forms need training.
Choose 'Pink Dawn' or white blooming 'Morning Cloud'
Decorative bark, summer flowers, and striking fall color.
Can be grown as a tree or shrub.
Brilliant fall color; some species spread by suckering.
Varies from groundcover to upright or trailing shrubs. Blue flowers in winter attract butterflies and bees.