Natives for summer planting include California fan palm (Washingtonia filifera), jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) and the magnificent white alder
tree (Alnus rhombifolia).
The DWP offers up to seven five-gallon trees, with 50 varieties from which to choose, including jacaranda, white alder
, camphor tree, Canary Island pine, California sycamore and Southern magnolia.
(Alnus rhombifolia) is one of the most magnificent local native trees, and it, too, relies on subterranean bacteria for a steady supply of nitrate.
It is a white alder
that is more than 50 years old, yet it is the picture of health.
, torrey pine and odoriferous eucalyptus.
The great deciduous trees of Los Angeles are trees that are native to this area, but slowly disappearing because of their size and maintenance cost: the California black oak (Quercus kelloggii), the California white or valley oak (Quercus lobata), the white alder
(Alnus rhombifolia), and the California sycamore (Platanus racemosa).