Mixed Planting Palette

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This is supplemental to the Native Planting Palette, to be used with natives to provide variety in the structure of the vegetation. Also, these plants assist in diversifying the composition of the vegetation as well. Most areas would be planted with multiple layers using a diversity of species. However, discrete areas could be planted with one or a few selections to achieve a specific height or density of planting. Even though these plants are non-native, they were chosen for their similarities to native vegetation.

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RECOMMENDED TREES FOR MIXED PLANTINGS
Botanical Name Sm Med Lge Decid Conif Br Ev Common Name
Abies koreana   X     X   Korean Fir
Acer campestre   X   X     Hedge Maple
Acer ginnala ‘Flame’ X     X     Flame Amur Maple
Acer rubrum   X   X     Red Maple
Amelanchier x grandiflora X     X     Serviceberry
Arbutus ‘marina’ X     X     Madrona hybrid
Calocedrus decurrens     X   X   Incense Cedar
Chamaecyparis obtusa X       X   Hinoki Cypress (species only)
Cornus kousa X     X     Kousa Dogwood
Garrya elliptica X         X Coast Silk-tassel
Lithocarpus densiflorus   X       X Tanbark Oak
Maclura pomifera ‘Whiteshield’ X     X     Whiteshield
Osage Orange
Quercus ilex   X       X Holly Oak
Rhus typhina X     X     Staghorn Sumac
Taxus baccata X       X   English yew
(species only)
Tsuga mertensiana X       X   Mountain Hemlock
Umbellularia californica     X     X  
 
RECOMMENDED UNDERSTORY PLANTS FOR MIXED PLANTINGS
Botanical Name Low Med Tall Decid Conif Br Ev Common Name
Berberis darwinii           X Darwin Barberry
Berberis x stenophylla           X Rosemary Barberry
Cistus spp.   X       X Rockrose
Myrica pensylvanica X     X     Bayberry
Osmarea burkwoodii   X       X  
Osmanthus delavayii   X       X  
Quercus vacciniifolia           X Huckleberry Oak
Rhododendron ‘Dora Amateis’ X         X ‘Dora Amateis’
Rhododendron ‘Cilpinense’, ‘Rose Elf’   X       X ‘Cilpinense’, ‘Rose Elf’
Rhus glabra       X     Smooth Sumac
Rosa rugosa   X   X     Rugosa Rose
Syringa vulgaris     X        

Sm Mature height <30’ Low <3’ tall Decid Deciduous
Med Mature height 30’-50’ Med 3’-6’ tall Conif Conifer Evergreen
Lge Mature height >50’ Tall >6’ tall Br Ev Broadleaf Evergreen
 


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