Common name: California Poppy, Golden Poppy
Botanical name: Eschscholzia californica
This small annual (sometimes acts as a perennial) plant will grow to less than 1' x 1' and has light, small blue-green leaves with gold and orange flowers that bloom in spring and summer. Sow seeds in the fall. Reseeds easily.
Common name: Silk Tree
Botanical name: Albizia julibrissin
This tree grows quickly to 50' x 40' . This is a very graceful tree with a unique flat top which creates an interesting canopy effect. The light sensitive leaves close at night. It has delightful fluffy pink summer flowers and fern like leaves. adequate water. It enjoys high summer heat. It is especially interesting when viewed from above so works well on down slopes.
Common name: White Birch, European White Birch
Botanical name: Betula pendula
This medium-size weeping tree will grow to about 40' tall and has a whitish/brown bark with deciduous green leaves.
Common name: Evergreen Elm
Botanical name: Ulmus parvifolia
Semievergreen tree will grow about 35' x 35' with an umbrellalike canopy. It has leathery, dark green leaves and nonshowy green flowers in the spring. Will drop its leaves breifly in the winter. Accepts lawn conditions. Attractive bark. Native to China.