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Large Grasses and Trees
Swan Hill Fruitless Olive
Licorice Plant
Allepo Pine
Lemon Bottlebrush
Variegated Japanese Silver Grass
Swan Hill Fruitless Olive

Common name:Swan Hill Fruitless Olive
Botanical name:Olea europaea 'Swan Hill'

Standing 25'-30' high, a flower deformity makes this tree fruitless.

Licorice Plant

Common name:Licorice Plant
Botanical name:Helichrysum petiolare

This groundcover will grow 1'-3' high and has clumped light green leaves. It does well in full sun and dry soil.

Allepo Pine

Common name:Allepo Pine
Botanical name:Pinus halepensis

The Pinus halepensis exhibits moderate growth to 30' or more, with an open, irregular crown. The long needles are doubled and light green in color, with a length of 2.5"- 4" long. Pines are highly combustible plants.

Lemon Bottlebrush

Common name:Lemon Bottlebrush
Botanical name:Callistemon citrinus

A large evergreen shrub, the Lemon Bottlebrush bears masses of bright red flowers in the spring and summer that are shaped, as the name implies, like a 'bottle brush.' New foliage grows in a bright, bronzy red.

Variegated Japanese Silver Grass

Common name:Variegated Japanese Silver Grass
Botanical name:Miscanthus sinensis 'Variegatus'

This tall, mounding grass will grow to about 6' high and has seasonally deciduous, greenish white, variegated leaves. Tall grasses are highly combustible.

Designer: Maloof Estate

Large Grasses and Trees

Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Maintain a two to four inch layer of mulch on the soil surface to reduce weeds, infiltrate rain water, and reduce compaction.

Integrated Pest Management:

Remove irrigation water and fertilizer from areas where you don't want weeds to grow.