Plant Archetypes

Plant study area 5:

Landscape inspiration:

An edge condition of an oak woodland – plants that are compatible underneath a canopy of oak trees, with glossy, deep green leaves of different sizes and types that create varied texture.

Our design response to test:

  • A braided river of coffeeberry with clusters/pockets of grasses emerging out of it with just a few individual ceanothus

Groundcover Layer (50%)
Frangula californica ‘Mound San Bruno’
Filler Species (5-10%)
Stipa pulchra
Seasonal Layer (25-40%)
Melica californica
Iris douglasiana

Structural Layer(10-15%)
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus
Quercus agrifolia