Tropical Plants - Knowledgebase Question

chula vista, Ca
Question by plumwax
May 8, 2009
I am new to Cali, and would like to landscape using tropical plants. outside of palm trees what other options do I have?

Answer from NGA
May 8, 2009


I hope you have a large yard because there are literally hundreds of tropical plants that will grow well in Chula Vista! Some of the best for your region include:
Actinidia arguta (Hardy Kiwi), Cydonia oblonga (Quince), Vitis californica (California Wild Grape), Eriobotrya japonica (Loquat), Morus nigra (Black Mulberry),
Feijoa sellowiana (Feijoa), Fuchsia boliviana (Bolivian Fuchsia), Prunus lyonii
(Catalina Island Cherry), Hardy banana, Bird of Paradise, Elephant Ears, hibiscus, Canna Lilies and most other large leafed perennials. I know you will find all the right plants to build your very own tropical paradise. Enjoy!

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