Low Water Landscaping

Visit the ALA Demonstration Garden at Tavern Bay, Lake Arrowhead for low water using native and adaptable trees, shrubs and ground covers suggested for planting in our area.  The examples in the garden are commercially available.


Evergreen Trees:                                                  Deciduous Trees:

Ponderosa Pines                                                  Black Oak (pink Spring leaves)

Jeffrey Pine                                                          Vine Maple (Fall color)

Sugar Pine                                                             Pacific Dogwood & Hybrids (Spring flowers, Fall color)

Coulter Pine                                                              

Knobcone Pine

Incense-Cedar                                                      Medium Shrubs:

White Fir                                                               Coffeeberry (berries)

Bigcone Douglas-Fir                                            Oregon Grape (Spring flowers, berries)

                                                                                Common Lilac (Spring flowers, fragrance)

                                                                             Purple-Leaf Sand Cherry (Spring flowers)

Large Shrubs/Small Trees:                                 Pyracantha "Lalandei" (berries)

Serviceberry (Spring flowers, fruit)

Flannel Bush (Spring flowers)

Elderberry (fruit)                                                Small Shrubs:

Western Redbud (Spring flowers)                   Compact Oregon Grape (Spring flowers, berries)

Red Twig                                                              Rock Cotoneaster (Fall color)

California Bay                                                     Pyracantha "Lowboy" (berries)

English Hawthorne (Spring flowers)              California Wild Rose (Spring flowers)

Smoke Tree (purple leaves)                             Gold Cinquefoil (flowers Spring-Fall)

                                                                              Wormwood (gray foliage)

Ground Covers/Vines:        

Lambs Ear                                                              Perennials/Accents:

Mexican Evening Primrose (Spring flowers)    Deer Grass

Lady Banks's Rose (Spring flowers)                   Russian Sage (summer flowers)

Cotoneaster "Lowfast"                                        Coral Bells (Spring flowers)

Cotoneaster "Coral Beauty"                               Yarrow (Summer flowers)

Rockspray Cotoneaster                                       Coreopsis (Summer flowers)

Creeping Mahonia                                               Gaillardia (Summer flowers)

Virginia Creeper (Fall color)                               Sedum (Summer, Fall flowers)

                                                                                 California Poppy

                                                                                 Blue Eyed Grass

Need help setting your sprinkler timers?

  Call our office to make an appointment and our field technician can help.