UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County
University of California
UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County

All-Stars

All Stars Garden

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Objectives and Design

This garden includes a variety of some of the UC Davis Arboretum All-Stars from ground covers to shrubs and trees that have low water needs and like full sun. All-Stars were determined, through trial tests by UC Davis, to be reliable plants with few diseases or pest problems if grown in California. Additionally, they support native birds and insects. Some All–Stars in this garden will be trial tested to determine their suitability for our climate zone.

The UC Davis All-Stars are low maintenance, easy to grow plants that remain attractive for most of the year, with medium to low water needs. Some of the key plants in this garden are: trees such as the Washington Hawthorne and Arbutus Marina; shrubs in the ceanothus and manzanita’s families, and ground cover including the Santa Barbara daisy. A group of California Natives that require very little watering once established are a part of the All-Star Garden. The All-Star Garden has no shade, at this time so it won’t include some of the All Stars that would thrive in our zones.

Environmental benefits of using All-Stars in your garden include: reduce water use, reduce carbon emissions from power equipment (lawn mowers, less trimming/green waste), reduced chemical run off as they need no fertilizers or pesticides, and they support native birds and pollinators. There is a diversity of plants within this category which encourages diversity within ecosystems (bird and insect habitats).

All Star Garden Plant List

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Here is the complete plant list for the All-Stars Garden

What's New!

The All-Stars Garden is planted and ready for your visit. Spring calls and the young plants are answering with beautiful blooms.

Rosa x odorata 'Mutabilis' - Butterfly Rose
Rosa x odorata 'Mutabilis' - Butterfly Rose

Bulbine frutescens - Cape balsam
Bulbine frutescens - Cape balsam

Erigeron karvinskianus -Mexican Daisy, Santa Barbara Daisy
Erigeron karvinskianus -Mexican Daisy, Santa Barbara Daisy

Salvia greggii - Autumn Sage
Salvia greggii - Autumn Sage

 

 

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