These pages bring together information about the plants and landscaping
elements found in the Ladera Heights community. It will include
information I have found about the proper care for particular plants
commonly used in landscaping for the community, and discuss the
desirability or non-desirability of certain plant choices. It will
also describe the plants that are weeds, and other pests and how to
control them. For information on landscape equipment, such as
automated sprinkers or irrigation systems see the relates site on Landscape
Common Plants in Ladera Heights Landscaping
The following are some of the plants found commonly in Ladera Heights
landscapes. Note that some of the plants are mildly invasive and
considered weeds by some, but they can add to the landscape if
controlled. Move the pointer over the image to see the plants name.
Click on the photo for a description and larger images (following the
photos are the names of some other plants common in the landscape
which have not yet been completely cataloged):
The plants shown above are listed below by their names:
The following will be added to this site eventually:
- Spanish Lavender - Purple tops, woody stem
- Mexican Palo Verde - A tree with yellow flowers.
- Mexican sage - Purple tops, woody stem
- Westrngio - white flower
- Desert willow tree
- Island Bush Poppy - with the yellow flowers, sturdy bush
- Mountain marigold
- Prostrate Juniper
- Kangeroo Paw
- Carpet of Snow
- Ceanothus - California Lilac?
- Cuban sage
- Verbena - long stem with pods at the top that get lots of small purple flowers.
- Autumn shade - red flowers
- Apricot Malloy - Orange flowers
- Washingtonia palm
- Fortnight lily or Dietus lilies
Common Landscape Problems in Ladera Heights
There are several common problems that present themselves with
landscapes in Ladera Heights landscapes. Among these problems are
invasive weeds, and our overpopulation of snails. This section
addresses these problems, suggesting solutions to the snail and weed
problems. For the invasive weeds, it is important to get rid of them
as soon as they appear, especially before they form seedheads.
Otherwise they can rapidly overtake your landscape, killing off the
more desirable plants. Move the pointer over the image for a brief
description. Click on the photo for a description and larger images:
Useful links for more information
Plants for landscaping can be obtained from several sources including.
- Home Depot
- First Image Nursery - 2700 S. Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles 90016. (323) 964-9632. This is a wholesale nursery that is open to the public. It is located on Fairfax, just off of La Cienga, before the 10 freeway.
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