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Help with 8'X10' area in San Diego front yard

Posted by sandiego.gardner Sunset 23, USDA 10b (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 31, 12 at 11:43

San Diego, California, Sunset Zone 23, USDA Zone 10b

In my front yard, I have a one foot wall on three sides of an 8 foot wide by 10 foot deep area. In the photo linked below, you are looking West at 3pm, so the shadow from the garage shows that this area gets full sun until late afternoon.

My theme for the rest of the yard is: Drought resistant and/or California native.

For security and safety, I want to keep height from 6 to 18 inches. I'm thinking three or four plants or a low shrub that will fill in the area in time.

Color would be preferred, but a low maintenance plant that pleasantly fills in this area and looks decent year around would be OK too.

I can also run drip irrigation to this area easily.

I have "Western Gardner" and I like it, but I need help narrowing down my many options.


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RE: Help with 8'X10' area in San Diego front yard

Thought that link would show photo. Let me try the other type of link...
Right side of driveway

RE: Help with 8'X10' area in San Diego front yard

Ceanothus Joyce Coulter is a low-growing variety that could fill much of that square. Have you thought about going to Las Pilitas Nursery? I think it's in San Diego County. It may not be far from you. If nothing else, you could look at their website for pictures. They have lots of information about drought tolerant plants. I have never been there, but have gotten good info on the website.

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