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TOP 40 L2G PLANTS 2016-11-04T15:23:12+00:00

Top 40 L2G Plants

Many of your neighbors have already made the switch to landscape that thrive in our semi-arid Long Beach climate.  What plants did they choose when replacing their lawns?

The following are the 40 most common plants chosen in the Long-to-Garden (L2G) program.  They are chosen for a variety of reasons such as cost, beauty, availability and hardiness.

COMMON NAMES BOTANICAL NAMES
Aeonium Aeoneum spp. (ex. Aeoneum undulatum)
Agapanthus (Lily of the Nile) Agapanthus praecox
Agave (Attenuata, Foxtail, Octopus) Agave spp. (ex. Agave attenuata)
Aloe Aloe spp. (ex. Aloe vera)
Arbutus Marina (Strawberry tree) Arburtus marina
Manzanita Arctostaphylos spp. (ex. Arcostaphylos manzanita)
Barrel Cactus Ferocactus spp. (ex. Ferocactus echidne)
Bearded Iris Iris germanica
Blue Fescue Festuca glauca
California Lilac Ceanothus ssp. (ex.Ceanothus maritimus)
Callistemon “Little John” (Bottlebrush) Callistemon viminalis hybrid
Coral Bells Heuchera sanguinea
Creeping Sage Salvia sonomensis
Creeping Thyme Thymus serpyllum
Crepe myrtle Lagerstroemia indica
Day Lilies Hemerocallis hybrids
Deer grass Muhlenbergia rigens
Dudleya Dudleya brittonii
Dymondia Dymondia margaretae
Echeveria Echeveria spp. (ex. Echeveria elegans)
Kangaroo Paw Anigozanthos flavidus
Lantana Lantana camara
Lavender Lavandula spp. (ex. Lavandula angustifolia)
Lion’s Tail Leonotus leonurus
Lobelia Lobelia laxiflora
New Zealand Flax Phormiium tenax
Olive Tree Olea europaea
Palo Verde Tree Parkinsonia aculeata
Penstemon (Beard Tongue) Penstemon cobaeus
Pittosporum Pitosporum tobira
Pride of Madeira Echium fastuosum
Rock Purslane Calandrinia spectabilis
Rosemary Rosemary officinalis
Sage (Mexican, white, Cleveland) Salvia spp. (ex. Salvia clevelandii)
Seaside Daisy Erigeron glaucus
Society Garlic Tulbaghia violacea
Star Jasmine Trachelospermum jasminoides
Sticks on Fire Euphorbia tirucalli
Thyme Thymus vulgaris
Yarrow Achillea millefolium