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Beautiful Native Plants for San Diego Holidays

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 14 December , 2022

The holidays are fast approaching, and what better way to enjoy your yard or garden than to add a few native plants designed to bring holiday cheer to your outdoor spaces?  Here are some lovely native plants that not only thrive in San Diego’s climate but also bring a bit of holiday fun to your yard.

  • One of San Diego’s favorite native plants, salvia thrives in the moderate climate of the city and comes in a wide variety of blooming colors, including a bright red that is perfect for a punch of holiday color.  It also attracts pollinators such as butterflies, making it an eco-friendly addition to any yard.  The plant normally blooms through early fall, but in mild weather may flower into later fall as well.  A perennial, salvia will return year after year and requires only moderate watering, making it a great choice for xeriscaping plans.  It can also survive in partial shade, making it a wise choice for bedding plants near your home.
  • Perhaps one of the most ideal plants for drought-tolerant landscaping, protea offers a beautiful reddish bloom through the mid-fall that will put you in the holiday spirit.  Protea is a great choice for xeriscaping and also lures pollinators with its blossoms, helping you build a strong and healthy ecosystem in your yard.  It is also an evergreen, so it will brighten your outdoor area all year with its beautiful, showy growth.
  • Aloe vera. One of the most popular succulents, aloe vera is not only a beautiful green that speaks of holiday treasure but is also useful as a medicinal plant. The juice of aloe vera is often used to soothe burns and sunburn  When paired with agave and other cacti, aloe vera can be a stunning addition to any San Diego landscape.  Best of all, plants are long-lived and can easily be propagated. 
  • California fuchsia. Otherwise known as the “hummingbird flower,” the beautiful red blooms of this perennial make it a natural choice for the holidays.  The flowers also attract lovely hummingbirds and other pollinators.  These plants need little in the way of watering, and are low-growing; on average, mature plants are no more than two feet high.  This makes them a wonderful choice for bedding close to walkways.

These and other lovely plants can grace your San Diego yard all year, and with a bit of planning, you can have color appropriate to each season at the right time!

If you want a beautiful, low-maintenance yard that is full of color, give Juniper Landscape company a call.  We are ready to work with you to design and create the landscape of your dreams.  If you are interested in xeriscaping or drought-tolerant plants, we can guide you to the right choices without sacrificing the beauty of your yard.  Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help you build the perfect outdoor spaces for you and your family!

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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