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Hillcrest Landscape, trés chic xeric, four plant varieties composition + DG

Euporbia 'Ammak'(light), Euphorbia ingens(dark), Euphorbia trigona(small), Agave parryi 'huachucensis', coarse decomposed granite.  Unknown designer.

Regional Natives of Particular Interest: Arctostaphylos glandulosa ssp. crassifolia, Del Mar Manzanita

(Click underlined title to see more) Del Mar Manzanita, in center, gets a few feet or more all around, wider than taller, with Eriogonum fasciculatum(local Buckwheat) in left foreground, Torrey Pines in background, Adenostoma fasc. between them in the mid-background.  Below photo with the Manzanita in foreground, with a little portion of Lemonade Berry showing at left side of photo, and a mixture of the rest mentioned above to the right background.

Regional natives of particular interest: Oenothera elata

An upright evening primrose.  Tolerates a range of watering / moisture situations, but normally is found where watering or moistness is frequent throughout the year, like many other garden plants.  Occasionally plants will be found growing wild in urban areas near asphalt or concrete where no irrigation occurs, doing pretty well and blooming most of the time.

Bismarckia nobilis - Bismarck Palm

(Click on underlined title to see more)The Bismarck Palm has silvery to blue-grey-green foliage color(described as 'glaucous').  Green leaved strains are also available but the glaucous strains do better in SoCaL and other similar climates.  Grows to around 40 plus feet to the top of the foliage, and with adequate conditions can do so in about as many decades, and potential to 100 feet in a century.

Regional Natives of Particular Interest: Delphinium cardinale - Scarlet Larkspur

(Click underlined title for more info) Delphinium cardinale, the red flowered stalks, grows about 5 to 6 feet tall in bloom, foliage stays within about a foot of ground.  Blooms late Spring into Summer.  Foliage is green and growing in winter with the rains then withers by late Spring.

Regional Natives Trio: Euphorbia misera, Dudleya edulis, Mammilaria dioica, Chorizanthe fimbriata

(Click on underlined title to see more)  The trio, a common match-up in coastal cliff areas; these are at Blacks.  With South african annual iceplant.The trio with Mirabilis californica.

Mammilaria dioica - Cactus

 Mammilaria dioica, with red fruit in May, in flower in March.  Point Loma

Brahea brandegeei - Palm

(Click on the underlined title to see more)Brahea brandegeei, a less robust replacement for the very common 'tall skinny telephone pole' palm(Washingtonia robusta - Mexican Fan Palm), which it can very much resemble, depending on the 'strain/type-lineage' of B. brandeegii, but grows much more slowly,  about half as slow.  In the photo it's the palm in the middle with the old leaves 'petticoat' along trunk.  It's about 25 to 30 feet tall, and probably 50 years old.

Eucalyptus rhodantha - Rose Mallee

Eucalyptus rhodantha, aka Rose Mallee, gets about 10 to 15 feet all around, loosely and slowly.  A see through gawky big bush or small tree.  Silvery-white to silvery-blue-green leaves.  Blooms in Spring with red stamens yellow tipped.  Photo location:  Cubic Corp. in Kearny Mesa.

Acacia pendula - Weeping Acacia

(Click underlined title to see more)Acacia pendula, weepy limbs of silvery to blue-grey-green foliage, gets about 30 feet all around.  Top photo in El Cajon, bottom photo in Point Loma.  Great for creating a 'haunted' themed landscape, with a living tree rather than a dead tree.  In one way of describing it, it has an eerie ghostly presence, being ashen colored and having a 'cloak' of weeping limbs.    WoooOooOOooooo.....

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