Coast live oak
Plant Type: Tree, Native
Water Needs: Low 1
Exposure: All day sun
Height: 25 ft. - 45 ft. Width: 30 ft. - 40 ft.
The Woodland Garden is designed to evoke the sheltered, comfortable, and cool feeling of being in a natural wooded area. The majority of the plants work well in partial shade of existing trees, and some will grow happily in full shade. There is perhaps no more comfortable place to be outdoors in the inland summer than in the shade of a native oak woodland. These plantings have an ability to be calming and simple while maintaining a sense of the magic of a wild landscape.
This design creates a shady and cooling area vibrant with the beauty of California native plants. This plant palette also works well planted around many trees which may already be existing in your yard if you are renovating your landscape but keeping your trees. Most of these plants also thrive on the seasonally-shady north side of houses, garages, and other buildings.
While focused on providing a shady and relaxing oasis for your yard, these plants are also great at providing food and shelter for songbirds, hummingbirds, and many pollinators.
This plant palette is available as an option for the Waterwise Community Center's Landscape Design Assistance Program. Visit cbwcd.org/desgin for more details.
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