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 ShadeSymphoricarpos albus
Spring flowers followed by long-lasting dramatic white berries.
More tree-like than Strawberry Tree (A. unedo) with prettier rose-pink flowers late summer to winter.
One of most garden tolerant manzanitas.
Fruit used for preserves. Flowers late winter.
Can be pruned to control size and shape. Good screen or hedge.
Frost tender but will recover
Winter catkins dramatic. Can be pruned to control size and shape.
Native types take full sun along coast, some shade inland.
Flowers, persistent red berries, less water if shaded.
Showy spring display of yellow flowers. Wooly gray-green leaves.
Excellent hedge, screen or specimen. Prune to control size and shape. Some varieties have showy berries.
Can be frost-tender inland, spring flowers, summer red fruit.
Attractive foliage, good form.
Classic dusty miller foliage; renew by shearing annually.
Palest white of Dusty Millers; pinch stem tips to encourage compactness.
Some cultivars require more water. Most short (ex V. bonariensis up to 6').
Named cultivars available, brilliant fall color.
Prune back after bloom to control size and encourage flowering. Aggressive but beautiful.
Compact forms available. White flowers, red, orange, gold berries. Decorative peeling bark.
Scale-like foliage similar to juniper.
Fast-growing, bright golden flowers in summer. Leaf drop can be messy.
Cut back in winter to renew - plants generally need replacing in 4-6 years.
This dwarf olive tree is actually a shrub that bears little if any fruit and
is valued for its low water needs, tolerance of pruning, and attractive
dark green foliage. Space plants 6 feet apart for a fast growing,
dense screen or hedge. Unsheared shrubs reach 12 feet high and
Fruitless and dwarf varieties available.
Fall color bright orange/red.
Blue, white or pink flowers bloom in late summer when most other plants are past their prime.