OLEANDER

PLANT LIST APPROVED BY THE LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING & SAFETY

 

[Per Sec.91.7007, subparagraph (d)]

A. Grasses or turf (to be planted at 5 to 10 lbs.per 1,000 sq.ft.)

1. Recommended mixture: Purple Vetch @ 1/2 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft.; Fescue Goars, @ 5 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft.; Trefoil, @ 2 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft.; Approved Native Plant and Wild Flower Seeds, @ 1/4 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft.

Each of the above grasses may be reduced by 20% by substituting one of the following grasses:

Lolium Multiflorum-Annual or Italian Rye Grass.
Lolium perenne-Perennial Rye Grass.

2. Other grasses and percentages may be recommended by a landscape architect
subject to approval by the Department.

B. Ground Cover Plants (may be used in lieu of grasses-to be planted minimum 18" on center).

1. Hedera carariensis (Algerian Ivy); 2. Ipomoea Leari (Blue Dawn Flower-Morning Glory); 3. Parthenocissus Quinquefolia (Virginia Creep-Baccharis Pilularis (Dwarf Chaparral Broom-Kidneywart Baccharis); 6. Malephora-Hymenocyclus-Crocea (Malephora Ice Plant); 7. Drosanthemum Floribundum (Dronsanthemum Ice Plant); 8. Other deep-rooted ground cover plants recommended by a landscape architect subject to approval by the Department.

C. Evergreen Shrubs.

1. Acacia Longifolia (Sidney Golden Wattle Acacia); 2. Acacia Cyclops (Cyclops Acacia); 3. Acacia Latifolia (Broad Leaf Acacia); 4. Acacia Armata (Kangaroo Thorn); 5. Acacia Saligna (Willow Acacia-Goldreath Acacia); 6. Acacia Verticillata (Star Acacia) 7. Caenothus Griseus Horizontalis (Carmel Creeper); 8. Fremontodendron Californicum (Fremontia-Common Flannel Bush); 9. Fremontodendron Mexicanum (San Fremontia-Southern Flannel Bush); 10. Cotoneaster Dammeri (Bearberry Cotoneaster); 14. Jasminum Humile Revolution (Italian Jasmin); 15. Jasminum Mesnyl (Primrose Jasmin); 16. Melaleuca Wilsonii (Wilson Melaleuca); 17. Nerium Oleander (Oleander); 18. Hypericum Calycinum (Aaron's Beard-Creeping St. Johnswort); 19. Rosemarinus Officinalis Prostratus (Dwarf-Prostrate-Rosemary); 20. Sollya Fusiformis-S. Heterophylla (Australian Bluebell Creeper); 21. Pyracantha- P.Crenato-Serrata (Firethorn); 22. Pyracantha Santa Cruz (Prostrate Firethorn); 23. Spartium Junceum (Spanish Boom); 24. Callistemon (Bottlebrush); 25. Cistus Purpureus (Orchid Rockrose); 26. Genista Sagittalis Broom); 27. Garrya Elliptica (Coasr Silktassel); 28. Other deep-rooted plants as recommended by a landscape architect), subject to approval by the Department.

D. Trees.

1. Eucalyptus Lehmanni (Bushy Yate); 2. Eucalptus Preissiana (Bell-Fruited Yate); 3. Eucalyptus Corunta (Yate); 4. Eucalyptus Megacornuta (Big-Horn); 5. Eucalyptus Erythronema (Red-Flowered Mallee); 6. Schinus Molle (California Pepper Tree); 7. Pinus Halepenis (Aleppo Pine) and other to moderate fast growing hardy varieties of pine; 8. Prosipis Glandulosa Torreyana (Mesquite); 9. Cupressus Glabra (Arazona Cypress) and other hardy varieties of cypress; 10. Juniperus Chinensis (Chinese Juniper, and other hardy varieties of juniper; 11. Caenothus Arboreus (Feltleaf-Tree Lilac); 12.Schinus Terebinthiofolius (Brazilian Pepper); 13. Other trees recommended by a landscape architect, subject to approval by the Department.

 

ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED SLOPE VEGETATION

The following list is recommended in "All About Ground Covers", written by Don Dimond and Michael MacCaskey, 1982.

Akebia quinata (five-leaf akebia)
Arctostaphylos wa-ursi (Kinnikinnick)
Baccharis pilularis (Dwarf coyote brush)
Ceanothus griseus horizontalis (Carmel creeper)
Cistus (Rock rose)
Coronilla varia (Crown vetch)
Cotoneaster, low-growing
Hedera (Ivy)
Hemerocallis (Daylily)
Hypericum calycinum (Aaron's beard)
Juniperus (Juniper, low-growing)
Lantana montevidensis (Lantana)
Lonicera (Honeysuckle)
Lotus berthelotii (Parrot's beak)
Parthenocissus Quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)
Phalaris arundinacea Picta' (Ribbon grass)
Polygonum cuspidatum compactum (Fleece flower)
Pyracantha koidzumii Santa Cruz' (Santa Cruz Pyracantha)
Rosa (Rose, low growing)
Rosmarinus Officinalis Prostratus' (Dwarf rosemary)
Vinca (Periwinkle)

Private Consultant Recommended Varieties

Ground cover :

Lonicera Pileata - good ground cover, fragrant
Baccaras - good ground cover
Vinca Major
Rosemary

Shrubs :

Romneya Coulteri - Matilija poppy - soil binder
Plumbago Auriculada - good, flower
Abelia

Trees :

Quercus Agrifolia (California Oak)

Quercus dumosa - California scrub oak - very deep roots (25 feet)
Melaleuca Nesophilla (Pink Melaluca) - great for slopes
Ceanothus Arboreus (Feltleaf-Tree Lilac)
Cercis occidentalis (Western Red Bud)
prostrate acacia

List of vegetation from Engineering Geology Practice in Southern California, edited by Bernard Pipkin and Richard Proctor. Article prepared by Paul Merifield. Listed references :

Emery, D.E., 1967, Native plants for erosion control in Southern California: leaflets of the Santa
Barbara Botanic Garden, vol. 1, no. 1, p. 97-111.

Radtke, K.W.H., 1983, Living more safely in the chaparral-urban environment: U.S. Forest Service,
Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, General Technical Report PSW-67, 51p.

Pecoff, R., 1983, Innovative erosion control plant materials and planting procedures in Sculin, C.M.,
Excavation and grading code administration, inspection and enforcement: Prentice-Hall, p. 255-266.

Perry, B., 1987, Trees and Shrubs for dry California landscapes: Land Design Publishing, San Dimas,
California

Acacia cyclosis (Acacia cyclops)
Acacia Longifolia (Sidney golden wattle)
Acacia pycnantha (Golden Wattle)
Acacia rodelens cultivar ongerup (prostrate acacia)
Acacia Verticillata (Star acacia)
Achillea millefolium (White yarrow)
Arctostaphylos gladulosa (Eastwood manzanita)
Atriplex caescens (four-wing saltbush)
Atriplex halimus (Sea orach)
Atriplex lentiformis (Quail bush)
Atriplex nuttlei
Atriplex rhagodiodes (silver saltbush)
Atriplex undulata (Wavy leaf saltbush)
Baccharis pilularisprostrata (prostrate coyote bush)
Baccharis pilularis, consanguine (coyote bush or
chaparral broom)
Baccharis pilularis, pilularis (Dwarf chaparral broom)
Baccharis viminea (Mulefat)
Callistemon species (Bottlebrush)
Ceanothus crassifolius (Hoaryleaf Ceanothus)
Ceanothus crisseus (Carmel Ceanothus)
Ceanothus griseus horizontalis (Carmel creeper)
Ceanothus glorious (Point Reyes Ceanothus)
Ceanothus leucodermis (Chaparral white thorn)
Ceanothus megacarpus (Bigpod Ceanothus)
Ceanothus oliganthus (Hairy Ceanothus)
Cercidium microphyllum (Parkinsonia microphyllum)
(Littleleaf Palo Verde)
Displacus longiflorus (Mimilus longiflorus) (Bush
Monkeyflower)
Eriodictyon Californicum (Yerba santa)
Eriodictyon trichocalyx (Hairy yerba santa)
Eriogonum giganteum (St. Catherine's lace)
Fremontodendron Californicum (Fremontia
californica) (Flannelbush)
Garrya Elliptica (Coast Silktassel)
Grevillea banski (Crimson cornflower)
Heteromeles arbutifolia (Photinia arbutifolia) (Toyon
or California holly)
Isomeris arborea (Bladder pod)
Juglans California (Southern California Walnut)
Juniperus species (Junipers)
Keckiella cordifolia Penstemon cordifolius)
(Honeysuckle Penstemon or climbing Penstemon)
Lotus scoparius (Deerweed)
Lupinus arboreus (Tree lupine)
Mahonia nevinii (Berberis nervinii), Nevin barberry
Nerium oleander (Oleander)
O'Conners leguma ( Strawberry clover)
Prunus ilicifolia (Hollyleaf cherry)
Prunus lyonii (Catalina cherry)
Ouercus dumosa (Scrub oak)
Ouerus wislizenii var. Frutescens (Dwarf interior live
oak)
Rhamnus Crocea (Redberry)
Rhus integrifolia (Lemonade berry)

Selected plant images :

Oleander  Oleander Lantana Acacia Red Apple, African Daisies and Lantana

Coyote Bush