Native to California
Sun: Full Sun
Water: Low, summer-drought
Size: 6t x 8w.
Endangered in its native range in Southern Cal., it grows well coastal gardens throughout the state. Lavender flowers with red berries.
Derby St, Berkeley
These have amazing flowers 💐 and giant trunks and amazing thick spines. Nice! And they grow them in Berkeley right along the streets.
They are in the former Bombax family, with other succulent bottle trees, which is now the Bombax subfamily (Bombacoideae) of the mallow family, Malvaceae. Wow! That means it’s a giant tree that is closely related to these delicate and gorgeous California Native perennials. Sweet.
It’s November already? It must be time for Mixed Succulents, Terrariums, Hanging Wall Panels, and Succulent Wreaths. Yes it is.
And here we see the start of the November season with a fancy mixed pot. How fancy? I count 3 lovely little succulents in one locally made hypertufa pot. Is that a Sedum? yes it is! and there’s a Sedeveria and a Crassula too. So that’s good.
18″ rosettes on single stems with chalky leaves. Looks best if dry through the summer months – avoid overhead watering.
Hardy to 20F
Full Sun to Part Sun