Coyote Bush Scrub

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Landscape inspiration:

“Sclerophyllous (hard-leaved) plants commonly form the foundation of this plant community. They have small, hard leaves, that roll up, under, or fall off during the normal summer drought.” – www.laspilitas.com

Dominated by the aroma of coyote bush, a charateristic of many hikes through native chapparel and scrub.

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Our design response to test:

Grayish green blanket of prostrate coyote bush setting an evergreen framework for seasonally dynamic and deciduous companion planting

Use plants of similar heights with dusty blues, golds, and pink colors

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Plant palette list:

Groundcover Layer (50%)
Baccharis pilularis spp pilularis (prostrate coyote bush)

Filler Species (5-10%)
Eschscholzia californica
Stipa pulchra

Seasonal Layer (25-40%)
Mimulus aurantiacus

Structural Layer (10-15%)
Acmispon glaber
Artemisia californica
Eriogonum nudum var. nudum