Marina Tree and Garden Club

The Marina Coast Water District Wellsite Native Plant Demonstration Garden

Visit the Demonstration Garden at the Wellsite on Reservation and Salinas Avenue to view plants that thrive in Marina with only seasonal water. Many of the plants on this list do great in the local soil and the best time to plant a native is in the fall before the winter rains begin. All plants require water for the first year or two until established. Mulch is always good to retain moisture!

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Trees and Large Shrubs - a partial list

Aesculus californica - California Buckeye

Arbutus 'Marina'

Arctostaphylos pajaroensis - Pajaro Manzanita

Arctostaphylos hookerI - Monterey Manzanita

Arctostaphylos edmundsii - Little Sur Manzanita

Berberis pinnata - California Barberry 

Buddleyia davidii - Butterfly Bush

Ceanothus ’Ray Hartman

Ceanothus thyrsifolius - Blue Blossom

Ceanothus cuneatus rigidus

Ceanothus ’Julia Phelps

Red Monkey Flower

Cistus salvifolius - Sageleaf Rockrose*

Cistus skanbergii*

Cupressus macrocarpa - Monterey Cypress

Dendromecon hartfordii - Island Bush Poppy

Fremontodendron californica - Flannelbush

Garrya elliptica - Coast Silk Tassel tree

Galvesia speciosa - Island Snapdragon

Ribes sanguinium - Red-Flowering Currant

Ribes speciosum - Fuchsia-Flowering Gooseberry

Rhamnus californica - Coffeeberry

Romneya coulterI - Matilija Poppy

Quercus agrifolia - Coast Live Oak

 

Small Shrubs, Grasses and Annuals

Red Monkey Flower

Artemesia californica - California Sage Brush

Artemisia ’Powis Castle’

Baccharis pilularis - Coyote Brush

Baccharis' Twin Peak's

Camissonia chieranthifolia - Beach Primrose

Castilleja exserta ssp latifolia - Owl Clover

Cheiranthus cheiri - Wallflower

Clarkia unguiculata - Elegant Clarkia

Clarkia amoena - Godetia

Clarkia lewisii - Lewis’s Clarkia

Collinsia heterophylla - Chinese Houses

Diplacus parvifolius - Red Monkeyflower

Lupine arboreus

Diplacus longiflorus - Southern Monkeyflower

Deschampsia caespitosa - Tufted Hair Grass

Epilobuim (Zauschneria) californium - California fuchsia

Ericamaria ericoides - False Heather

Ericameria fasciculata - Single leaf False Heather

Erigeron glaucus - Seaside Daisy

Eriogonum fasciculatum - Coast Buckwheat

Eriogonum grande rubescens - Red Buckwheat

Eschscholtzia californica - California Poppy

Festuca rubra - Creeping Red Fescue

Festuca glauca - Blue Fescue

Grindelia stricta - Gumweed

Helianthemum scoparium - Yellow Sunrose

Isocoma menziesii

Isomeris arborea - Bladder Pod

Lasthenia chrysostoma - Goldfields

Layia platyglossa - Gilia tricolor Bird’s Eye Gilia

Leymus glaucus - Blue Wild Rye

*Limonium sinuatum - Statice

Linanthus grandiflorus - Mountain Phlox

Lotus scoparius - Deer Weed

Lupinus bicolor

Lupinus nanus - Dwarf Lupine

Lupinus arboreus - Bush lupine

Mathiola longipetala - Evening Scented Stock

Mimulus aurantiacus - Sticky Monkeyflower

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Nasella pulchra - Purple Needle Grass

Nassella cernua - Nodding Needle Grass

Nemophila menziesii - Baby Blue Eyes

Oenothera hookeri - Mexican Primrose

Pholistoma auritum - Fiesta Flower

Salvia - Black Sage

Salvia ClevelandiI - Cleveland Sage

Salvia spathacea - Hummingbird Sage

Salvia leucophylla - Purple Sage

Salvia africana lutea - Golden Sage, Beach Sage

Salvia mellifera

Salvia nemorosa

Salvia sonomaensis - Creeping Sage

Sysirinchium bellum - Blue Eyed Grass

Philadelphus lewisii - Western Mock Orange

Salvia sonomaensis - Creeping Sage

Grindelia stricta - Gumweed

Mathiola longipetala - Evening Scented Stock

*not California natives, but thrive in same culture
 
Photos: Juli Hofmann