San Francisco Plant Directory for Landscaping
These are plants that, from our experience, do well in San Francisco’s unique Mediterranean style micro-climate. This plant directory can help those living in San Francisco or in the Bay Area to search out many different styles of plants that are suitable for any landscaping project. Some plants are native to the San Francisco area while others are non-native but still thrive within the San Francisco area’s climate.
Pink Electric Cordyline
Cordyline or Dracaena
It’s hard to pin down a perfect name to describe these woody plants, but they are most definitely pink. Hybrids of the Cordyline family, the pink varietal feature a bright pink edge with a dark maroon center.
Pink Jasmine, a variety from China, is a hearty vine with dark green leaves and delicate pink flowers. They strong fragrance is hard to resist and can be used in containers, hanging baskets, or as groundcover.
Safari Sunset or Flame Tip
The Safari Sunset can hardly be called a “shrub” but we will, anyway. This vigorously upright plant can grow several feet tall and wide, and is known for it’s incredibly red flowers that fade to yellow in the center during colder months.
This shrub is a colorful groundcovering and lives happily in San Francisco landscaping climates. They have a long season and light frosts merely keep their growth in check. You’ll also find birds and butterflies around them. Trailing varietals also offer some support in preventing erosion… how helpful!