Plant Type: Tree, Shrub, Native
Water Needs: Low 1
Exposure: Partial sun, Morning sun, All day sun
Height: 25 ft. - 30 ft. Width: 6 ft. - 25 ft.
One way to help a California native garden "look good" in a conventional sense throughout the entire year is to have a balance of "evergreen" plants that appear green and relatively lush looking year-round combined with colorful spring blooming plants like sages and wildflowers.
This list features our top natives that can be used for that evergreen backbone of a garden, whether it be for a more formal design using California native plants or to "balance" the look of a space when combined with wilder looking or seasonally dormant native plants.
These would also be our top recommendations to start with for people who like the idea of working with native plants but prefer a "traditional" look for their landscape.
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