California Native Plants

Water Conscious Plants

5 Native Plants for California Landscapes

Plant selection is a major part of design a drought tolerant landscape. In Las Virgenes (cities like Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Calabasas, Hidden Hills), in order to have a beautiful yard, you need plants that can deal with drought conditions in a hot, dry climate.

KB5 Landscape Design incorporates climate-specific and California-native plants. We will guide you in selecting water-wise plants whose shape, color, size, and variety help create a cohesive landscape masterpiece. As a professional landscaping company, our concern is about more than just replacing your lawn…we want the landscape to match the style of your home and help create a beautiful drought tolerant garden you can truly enjoy and be proud of!

Purple bell shaped flwoers on a blooming Big Sur Manzanita

Big Sur Manzanita

As a low-maintenance, low-growing evergreen shrub, the Big Sur Manzanita provides excellent color and ground cover in a drought proof garden. The Manzanita attracts hummingbirds to its bundles of bell-shaped flowers that appear in late winter and spring. Other birds enjoy its fruit during the summer. It grows in a wide range of soils and requires very little water once established.

Bright orange flowers blooming on an Aprocot Mallow in a drought tolerant landscape

Apricot Mallow

The Apricot Mallow (aka Globemallow) is Perennial shrub native to parts of California. And like most California residents, this plant doesn’t like being wet or cold…and so Glendale is the perfect growing environment. Gentle sage color stems support vibrant orange flowers, providing a drought tolerant landscape with a splash of color.

Large pink and purple-striped Desert Willow flowers

Desert Willow

With its showy, dark pink or purple streaked flowers and lacy foliage, the Desert Willow is an ornamental tree for small spaces in a drought tolerant landscape. Its fragrant trumpet-like flowers, which bloom May and June, are loved by hummingbirds. Though not a true willow tree, the Desert Willow takes its name from its slender willow-like leaves.

California native plant, the Cleveland Sage, in bloom with lavender flowers

Cleveland Sage

This fast-growing plant is native to the coast of southern California. Cleveland Sage (also known as Blue Sage or Fragrant Sage) loves hot dry coastal areas, is considered very drought tolerant, and its lavender blooms have a lovely fragrance on hot summer days. Hummingbirds are very attracted to its plentiful rounded flower clusters. During the summer, it’s recommended to water this plant no more than once-a-month, making it an excellent and colorful addition to a drought tolerant garden landscape.

Bright read trumpet shaped flowers of the Water Wise California Fuchsia

California Fuchsia

The California Fuchsia is beautiful species of willowherb native to the California foothills. This drought tolerant plant loves full sunlight, and blooms at the height or summer, revealing a host of bright red flowers. It is also known as the “Hummingbird Trumpet”, as hummingbirds are greatly attracted by its long, slender flowers.

The Right Plants for YOUR Yard

Plant selection requires a great deal of know-how. In order to have a thriving garden in the Las Virgenes terrain, you need to consider soil chemistry, light conditions, and water availability in each section of your yard. If you would like to discuss the possibility of your yard with a professional So Cal landscaping company…contact us for your free consultation!