Temperate Collection

These are the species I am currently growing. Crossed out means that it died.

Acca sellowiana
Acacia cultniformis
Agave filifera var. schidigera 
Agava palmer
Agave ‘Blue Glow’
Andromeda polifolia’ Blue ice’
Arctostaphylos edmundsii ‘Big Sur’
Arctostaphylos hookeri ‘Buena vista’
Arcostaphylos uva-ursi x imbricata
Armeria ‘Victor Reiter’
Azara microphylla ‘Upright form’
Bletilla striata ‘Bella’
Borinda (Fargesia) angustissima
Callistemon pallidus ‘Elenor’
Callistemon pityoides ‘Excellent’
Callistemon pityoides 
Callistemon rigidus ‘Red clusters’
Callistemon viridiflorus 
Callistemon viridiflorus ‘Xera Hedgehog’
Ceanothus ‘Dark Star’ 
Chamaecyparis l. ‘Barry’s Silver’
Chamaerops Humilis var. Cerifera
Cistus x argenteaus ‘Silver Pink’
Cistus x bornetianus ‘Jester’
Cistus x skanbergii 
Cistus salviifolius 
Clametis armani ‘Snowdrift’
Clametis x cartmanni ‘Joe’

Convolvulus cneorum 
Corokia x virgata ‘Mangatangl’
Correa ‘Ivory Bells’
Cotinus cogggyria ‘Royal Purple’
Cotinus x grace
Cotinus obovatus
Cotoneaster dammeri ‘
Cotoneaster glaucophyllus 
Cotoneaster microphyllus ‘Thymifolius’
Cotula hispida 
Cupressus arizonica var. glabra ‘Blue Ice’
Cymbidium ensifolium 
Drimys lanceolata
Drosera spatulata
Equisitum hyemale
Eucalyptus paucifolia ssp. debeuzevillei
Eucalyptus pauciflora ssp. niphophile
Eucryphia lucida 
Euphorbia ceratocarpa 
Euphorbia ‘Deans hybrid
Euphorbia x martinii
Euphorbia x martinii ‘Ascot Rainbow’
Euphorbia rigida
Euphorbia wulfenii/E. characias
Eriobotrya japonica 
Eryngium pandandifolium var lasseauxii 
Fargesia scabrida 
Fatsia japonica
Ficus carica ‘Sticky Fingers’
Fremontodendron ‘San Gabriel’
Fuschia procumbens 
Gelsemium sempervirens
Glaucium falvum 
Grevillea juniperina ‘Low Red’
Grevillea ‘Porinda Leane’
Grevillea victoriae ‘Murray Valley Queen’
Hakea microcarpa 
Hamamelis intermedia ‘Jelena’
Hebe ‘Blue Mist’
Hebe pimeleoides ‘Quicksilver’
Hebe ‘Western Hills
Helianthemum ‘Wisley Pink’
Hypericum olympicum var. uniflorum ‘Citrinum’
Jasminium humile
Jasminium officinale 
Juncus effusus ‘Bay Blue’
Lavatera x clementii ‘Barnsley Silver’
Lepstospermum lanigerum ‘Silver Form’
Leptospermum lanigerum 
Leptospermum sp. ‘Washington Park’
Lessertia montana 
Linaria maroccana ‘Fairy Bouquet’
Linium perenna var. lewisii
Lobelia laxifolia 
Lomatia myricoides 
Lonicera x americana
Lonicera japonica ‘Mint Crisp’
Lonicera nitida ‘Briloni’
Lonicera nitida ‘Gaggenses’ Cold
Luzula sylvatica ‘Aurea’
Lyonothamnus floribundus var. aspleniifolius
Magnolia laevifolia large form
Michaela figo 
Nerium oldeander ‘Hardy Pink’
Olearia lineata ‘Dartonii’
Orostachys spinosum var. minutum
Oscularia caulenscens 
Osmanthus fragrans 
Passiflora caerulea ‘Blue Crown’
Passiflora incarnata
Passiflora incautana alba
Penstemon ‘Enor’
Phlomis fruiticosa 

Pleione formosa
Podocarpus hallili UCSC 2008.489
Podocarphs marcophyllus

Pyrrosia lingua ‘variegata’
Rhammus californica ‘Leatherleaf’

Rhaphiolepis umbellata
Rhaphiolepis umbellata f. ovata
Rhododendron sinogrande
Ribes vibumifolium 
Salvia ‘hot lips’
Schisandra propinqua var. sinensis
Sedum forsterianum ssp. elegans

Sempervivum arachnoideum ‘Clairchin’
Sempervivum ‘Hausmanii’
Sempervivum ‘Lilac Time’
Sempervivum ‘Rojin’
Sophora microphylla ‘Sun King’
Solanum pyracanthum 
Solanum umbelliferum var. incanum ‘Indians Grey’
Tibouchina ruvilleana ‘Rich Blue Sun’ 
Trachelospermum asiaticum
Trachycarpus wagnerianus
Tricyrtis formosa ‘Samurai’
Umbellularia californica SBH 9689
Vaccinium cor. Legacy 
Vibernum ssp. harryanum 

Vibernum aff. henryi ex DJHC 4266
Vibernum x burkwoodii 
Yucca ‘Blue Sentry’

5 comments

  1. Todd

    Very nice, but Rhododendrons are under represented on your list 🙂 I love, however, that the sole representative of the group is such a stunning species! I have some seedlings of this that I’m raising up but am planning on jump starting my introduction to our garden by picking up a nicely started plant this weekend.

    • Haha, right you are Todd! I forgot to put a second species on there, a hairy one with very elongated leaves, but I lost the tag. The leaves are really thin compared to most Rhodies I’ve seen. Any ideas? It’s a really weird looking one.

      Any tips for the Sinogrande? Mine looks absolutely awful! It’s growing but the older leaves are really damaged.

      • Todd

        I’m curious about the noid Rhodie. If you have a chance to send a photo I’ll let you know what I think.

        As for the sinogrande, are you growing it in a pot or in the ground? Either way, it’s my understanding that it doesn’t like sun or wind, so it’s best to keep it sheltered. A pot is good because it can be brought into a garage if we have a cold snap like we had this past Winter. It needs good drainage and only small amount of fertilizer in the Spring.

  2. Josh

    What usda zone are you growing in? I’m currently in zone 6a @ an elevation of 3200ft, there’s no way I could grow such a range of cool species here.

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