Plants for certain microclimates - Knowledgebase Question

Nashville, TN
Question by rblandscapin
September 20, 2005
I am helping a friend in California to design a landscape. I am unfamiliar with the specific plants that can be safely used in his area Belmont (Bay area), California. I would like to know if you can help me in this area.
Thank you,
Richard Bates


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Answer from NGA
September 20, 2005

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There are literally hundreds of suitable plants for the marine climate of San Francisco. An excellent resource is Sunset Western Garden Book (ISBN#0-376-03875-6). Here's a partial list:

Abies concolor
~Colorado, White Fir
Acacia mearnsii
~Black Wattle
Acacia longifolia
~Golden Wattle
Acacia verticillata
~Prickly Moses
Acer ginnala
~Amur Maple
Acer macrophyllum
~Big Leaf Maple
Acer palmatum
~Japanese Maple
Arbutus menziesii
~Madrone
Berberis
~Barberry
Brugmansia
~Angel Trumpet
Buxus
~Boxwood
Callicarpa japonica
~Beauty-berry
Calycanthus occidentalis
~Western Spice Bush
Carpenteria californica
~Bush Anemone
Celtis
~Hackberry
Ceratonia siliqua
~Carob
Cercis occidentalis
~California Red Bud
Chaenomeles
~Flowering Quince
Cotinus
~Smoke Tree
Cryptomeria
~Japanese cerdar
Cupaniopsis anacardioides
~Carrotwood
Cupressocyparis leylandii
~Leyland Cypress
Cupressus arizonica
~Arizona Cypress
Elaeagnus angustifolia
~Russian Olive
Erica
~Heath
Eucalyptus camaldulensis
~Red Gum
Eucalyptus cinerea
~Dollar-leaf Gum
Eucalyptus grandis
~Rose Gum
Fraxinus
~Ash
Geijera parviflora
~Australian Willow
Gingko biloba
~Maidenhair Tree
Gleditsia triacanthos
~Locust
Gymnocladus dioica
~Kentucky Coffee Tree
Hibiscus syriacus
~Rose of Sharon
Ilex
~Holly
Jacaranda
Lagerstroemia amabilis
~Crape Myrtle
Liquidambar
~Sweet Gum
Liriodendron
~Tulip Tree
Lonicera
~Honeysuckle
Magnolia grandiflora
~Southern Magnolia
Mahonia
Malus
~Apple, Crabapple
Maytenus boaria
~Mayten Tree
Melaleuca styphelioides
~Paperbark
Metasequoia
~Dawn Redwood
Myrica
~Bayberry
Nandina
~Heavenly Bamboo
Persea
~Avocado
Phellodendron
~Cork Tree
Phlomis
~Jerusaleam Sage
Pinus (most species)
~Pinus
Pistacia chinensis
~Chinese Pistache
Pittosporum rhombifolium
~Queensland Pittosporum
Prunus
~Cherry
Quercus ilex
~Holly Oak
Quercus lobata
~Valley Oak, California Oak
Rhus
~Sumac
Sambucus canadensis
~Sweet Elder
Sapium
~Chinese Tallow
Sequoia sempervirens
~Coast Redwood
Sophora japonica
~Japanese Pagoda Tree
Ulmus parvifolia
~Evergreen Chinese Elm
Vitex
~Chaste Tree
Wisteria

Abelia grandiflora
~Glossy Abelia
Acer negundo
~Boxelder
Albizia
~Silk tree
Berberis darwinii
~Darwin Barberry
Berberis thunbergii
~Japanese Barberry
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana
~Lawson Cypress
Crataegus phaenopyrum
~Washington Hawthorn
Dodonea
~Hopseed Bush
Elaeagnus commutata
~Silverberry
Eucalyptus polyanthemos
Eucalyptus pulchella
Euonymus japonica
~Japanese Euonymus
Grevillea robusta
~Silk Oak
Hebe
Iochroma cyaneum
~Purple Tobacco
Jacaranda acutifolia
Koelreuteria paniculata
~Golden Raintree
Lagerstroemia indica
~Crape Myrtle
Ligustrum japonicum
~Waxleaf Privet
Melaleuca linariifolia
~Flax-Leaf Paperbark
Myrtus communis
~Myrtle
Nerium oleander
~Oleander
Picea abies
~Norway Spruce
Pittosporum tobira
Pyracantha coccinea
~Firethorn
Pyracantha crenulata
~Firethorn
Quercus chysolepis
~Canyon Live Oak
Sequoiadendron giganteum
~Giant Redwood
Spirea prunifolia
~Bridal Wreath
Wisteria macrostachya
~Wisteria
Acacia floribunda
~Sydey Wattle
Arbutis unedo
~Strawberry Tree
Betula pendula
~European White Birch
Buddleia
~Butterflybush
Callistemon viminalis
~Bottle-brush
Carpinus
~Hornbeam
Caryopteris
~Blue Mist
Casuarina stricta
~She Oak
Ceanothus
~Wild Lilac
Cercis canadensis
~Eastern Redbud
Cistus
~Rockrose
Coprosma repens
~Mirror Shrub
Cotoneaster
Cytisus
~Broom
Deutzia
~Sky Flower
Erica herbacea
~Mediterranean Heather
Escallonia
Eucalyptus (most species)
~Gum

Euphorbia
~Poinsettia
Fagus
~European Beech
Fremontodendron
~Flannel Bush
Hebe odora
~Boxleaf Veronica
Heteromeles arbutifolia
~Toyon
Hydrangea
Laburnum
~Golden Chain Tree
Melaleuca leucadendron
~Cajeput Tree
Myrtus communis 'Variegata'
~Variegated Myrtle
Picea pungens
~Colorado Blue Spruce
Prunus laurocerasus
~English Laurel
Pyracantha angustifolia
~Firethorn
Pyracantha crenulata
~Firethorn
Quercus dumosa
~Scrub Oak
Quercus virginiana
~Southern Live Oak
Rhus
~Sumac
Schinus
~Pepper Tree
Syringa vulgaris
~Lilac
Viburnum
Weigela


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