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Best Landscaping Plants for San Diego

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Tuesday, 13 September , 2016
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Few will be shocked to learn that Southern California is considered by many to have a desert climate. While we do have very little rainfall throughout the year, the nearby Pacific triggers mild winters and very warm summers – very much akin to a tropical environment.

Because of such conditions, choosing the best plants for your landscape can be a bit of a chore.

With this article, we share some of the plants that are most ideal for landscaping in San Diego.

  1. Salvias
    Also commonly referred to as sages, these perennials and shrubs are drought tolerant and easy to grow. Most of them will bloom profusely, adding lots of color to your gardens and yards. Because they thrive in a host of different types of soils and climates, they’re quite a versatile addition.
  2. San Diego Red Bougainvillea – also known as Scarlett O’Hara or Hawaiian Scarlet
    This vine really brings the “wow factor” to just about any fence and border.
    Because of their drought-resistant and evergreen characteristics, this vine thrives in San Diego climates and is best left alone, able to grow freely in your backyard.
  3. Lantana
    This bright, sun-loving ground cover plant produces flowers by the bushel. They’re easy to care far and require only occasional trimming.
  4. Desert Museum palo verde
    Also known as a “desert museum,” this shade tree produces an extraordinarily stunning large yellow canopy. The green trunks and branches are uniquely shaped for producing filtered shade underneath.
  5. Olea europaea
    Also known as “Swan Hill,” this beautiful tree can grow between 25’-30’. Because of a deformity, these trees are fruitless, which means less pollen. The foliage reminds many of willow trees.

Call the Lawn Experts at Juniper Landscape Company for Advice on Picking the Right Plants for Your Lawn

Juniper Landscaping Company is a complete landscaping service with a host of offerings, including lawn care design, maintenance and installation of everything from foliage to waterfalls.

Call us for a free estimate at 619-334-9464.

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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