Favorite Plants for a Mediterranean Landscape

This list is a work in progress.

Trees & Large Shrubs
Geijera parviflora, Australian Willow
Brachychiton acerifolium, Flame Tree
Olea europaea, Olive
Fremontodendron ‘California Glory’, Flannelbush
Pittosporum tenuifolium, ‘Silver Sheen’, Tawhiwhi
Osmanthus fragrans, Sweet Olive
Laurus nobilis, Bay Laurel
Dodonaea boroniifolia, Purple Hopseed Bush
Phormium ‘Platt’s Black’ & ‘Apricot Queen’, Flax
Protea cynaroides, Kig Protea

Evening Glow Mirrorplant

Medium & Small Perennials
Boronia crenulata ‘Shark’s Bay’
Echium candicans, Pride of Madeira
Leptospermum ‘Ruby Glow’, Tea Tree
Arcostaphylos pajaroensis ‘Warren Roberts’, Manzanita
Dietes iridioides, Fortnight Lily and Dietes bicolor
Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii, Mediterranean Spurge
Grevillea lanigera Mt. Tamboritha, Wooly Grevillea
Ceanothus thyrisiflorus
, California Lilac
Lavatera maritima, Tree Mallow
Lavandula ‘Sleeping Beauty’
Artemesia ‘Powis Castle’, Wormwood
Coprosma ‘Evening Glow’, Mirror Plant
Agave parryi, Parry’s Agave
Eryngium alpinum ‘Sapphire Blue’, Sea Holly
Helictotrichon sempervirens, Blue Oat Grass
Hebe ‘Pink Elephant’
Heuchera ‘Velvet Night’
Gaura lindheimeri ‘Siskiyou Pink’ and ‘Whirling Butterflies’
Achillea millefolium ‘Salmon Beauty’, Yarrow
Duddleya purverulenta, Chalk Lettuce
Erigeron karvinskianus, Santa Barbara Daisy
Origanum rotundifolium ‘Kent Beauty’


3 thoughts on “Favorite Plants for a Mediterranean Landscape

  1. Hi There,

    I live in Australia & I stumbled across your website whilst searching for info on Pittosporum tenuifolium Silver Sheen and your article about plants for a meditteranean landscape came up.

    I just love the picture of the plant you featured with its multi coloured leaves, however i’m not sure which plant it is from your list.

    Can you list which plant it is.


    1. Hi Arleen – thanks for stopping by! That plant is the Coprosma, or Mirror Plant. ‘Evening Glow’ is a Monrovia Nursery cultivar, or it was at the time of this writing – but there are many other lovely cultivars and species. Hope you can find one in your neck of the woods. :)

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