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Trailing Rosemary
Palo Brea
Compass Barrel
Trailing Rosemary

Common name: Trailing Rosemary
Botanical name: Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus'

This horticultral selection grows at a moderate rate to 2' x 4'. Flowers are blue in color, and appear winter to spring. The the leaves dark green, and highly aromatic. This plant makes a good ground cover, and its leaves can be used as seasoning in cooking.

Palo Brea

Common name: Palo Brea
Botanical name: Parkinsonia praecox

Spectacular tree with unusual, umbrellalike growth habit. Palo Brea can reach 25' x 25'. Distinctive sculptural form usually with multiple lime green trunks and wide-spreading branches. Spring clusters of bright yellow flowers provide seasonal intrest. Native to Mexico into South America.

Compass Barrel

Common name: Compass Barrel
Botanical name: Ferocactus cylindraceus

Globe-shaped cactus grows slowly to 2' x 1-1/2'. Stem is medium green and spines are red/yellow. Flowers are yellow to orange and apper late spring to early summer. Good for naturalistic landscapes. Accepts reflected sun. Native to Sonoran and Mojave deserts.

Designer: Carol Stuttard, Homeowner

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Photographer: GardenSoft