Suggested Trees

 

Top 47 Ojai Valley drought-tolerant & native ornamental trees

Photos courtesy of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Urban Forest Ecosystem Institute.

   

Peppermint Tree

Agonis flexuosa

Low water, medium size

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Strawberry Tree

Arbutus unedo

Low water, medium size

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Deodar Cedar

Cedrus deodara

Low water, large size, fire prone

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Eastern Redbud

Cercis canadensis

Moderate water, small-medium size

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Pink Dawn

Chiltalpa tashkentensis

Low water, small-medium size

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Camphor Tree

Cinnamonum camphora

Moderate water, medium to large size, fire prone

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Australian Willow

Geijera parviflora

Low water, medium size

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Toyon

Heteromeles arbutifolia

Native, very low water, small size

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Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica

Moderate water, small to medium size

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Tulip tree

Liriodendron tulipifera

Moderate water, large size

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Magnolia

Magnolia spp.

Moderate water, medium to large size

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Palo Verde

Parkinsonia ‘Desert
Museum’ (Cercidium)

Very low water, medium size

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Coulter Pine

Pinus coulteri

Native, low water, large size, fire prone

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Aleppo Pine

Pinus halepensis

Low water, large size, fire prone

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Chinese Pistache

Pistacia chinensis

Moderate water, medium size

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California Sycamore

Platanus racemosa

Native, moderate water, large size

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Bradford Pear

Pyrus calrleryana*

Moderate water, medium-large height

* Can be susceptible to fire blight and Entomosporium Leaf Spot

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Coast Live Oak

Quercus agrifolia

Native, very low water, large height

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Engelman Oak

Quercus Engelmanii

Very low water, Large height, Native

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Black Oak

Quercus kellogii

Moderate water, large height, native

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Southern Live Oak

Quercus virginiana

Moderate water, large height

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Cork Oak

Quercus suber

Low water, large height

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Japanese Pagoda Tree

Sophora japonica

Moderate water, Medium height, fire prone, invasive

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Chinese Elm

Ulmus parvifolia

Moderate water, medium height

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Marina Madrone

Arbutus marina

Low water, medium-large height

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Atlas Cedar

Cedrus atlantic

Moderate water, large size,

fire prone

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Carob

Ceratonia siliqua

Low water, large size

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Western Redbud

Cercis occidentalis

Native, low water, small size

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Chinese Fringe tree

Chionanthus retests

Moderate water, medium size

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Nichol’s Willow Leafed Peppermint

Eucalyptus nicholii

Low water, medium size

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Honey Locust

Gleditsia tricanthos

Moderate water, large size

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Chinese Flame Tree

Koelreuteria bipinnata

Moderate water, medium size

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Bay Laurel

Laurus nobilis

Low water, small size

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Catalina Ironwood

Lyonothamnus
floribundus

Native, low water, medium to large size

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Olive

Olea europa

Low water, small to medium size, fruiting (plant fruitless olives in proximity to natural areas and waterways)

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Canary Island Pine

Pinus canariensis

Low water, large size, fire prone

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Afghan Pine

Pinus eldarica

Low water, large size, fire prone

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Italian Stone Pine

Pinus pinea

Low water, large size, fire prone

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London Plane Tree

Platanus acerifolia

Moderate water, large size

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Purple Leaf Plum

Prunus cerasifera

Moderate water, small size

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Evergreen Pear

Pyrus kawakami *

Moderate water, small-medium height

* Can be susceptible to fire blight and Entomosporium Leaf Spot

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Blue Oak

Quercus douglas

Very low water, Large height, Native

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Holly Oak

Quercus iIex

Low water, medium height

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Valley Oak

Quercus lobata

Moderate water, large height, native

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California Pepper

Schinus molle

Very low water, medium to large height, fire prone, invasive

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African Sumac

Sears lancea

Low water, small to medium height

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Tipu Tree

Tipuana tipu

Low water, Large height

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