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Old Plant List for the Roving Garden Railroad - See current plant list above

04/08/2013 2:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Plant List for the Roving Garden Railroad

San Francisco Bay Area, California, USDA Hardiness Zone 9


Sweet alyssum (seedlings crop up near town)

         Lobularia maritima ‘Easter Basket’


Short-needled cedar (leaning tree on mountain pointing to town)

         Cedrus atlantica var. (Zones 7-9)

Pygmy deodara cedar (growing out of mountain featherrock)

Cedrus deodara ‘Pygmy’ (Zones 6-9)

Green Globe false cypress (street row behind town and left of portal)

         Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Green Globe’ (Zones 5-10)

Kosteri dwarf false cypress (right of waterfall)

Chamaecyparis obtusa (Zones 4-9)

Dwarf false cypress (shading old boxcar)

Chamaecyparis var. (Zones 6-9)

Japanese cedar (behind the doctor’s garden)

Cryptomeria japonica ‘Tenzan Yatsubusa’ (Zones 5-9)

Swane’s Golden Italian cypress (flanking grandfather’s fancy mansion)

         Cupressus sempervirens ‘Swane’s Golden’ (Zones 7-9)

Shimpaku juniper (leaning over old boxcar)

Juniperus chinensis ‘Shimpaku’ (Zones 3-9)

Dwarf Alberta spruce (behind old boxcar camp)

         Picea glauca ‘Conica’ (Zones 4-8)

Lacebark pine (park tree right of grandfather’s mansion)

         Pinus bungeana (Zones 4-9)

Dwarf Japanese yew (base of mountain behind old boxcar)

         Taxus cuspidata ‘Nana’ (Zones 4-7)


Rupturewort (behind town on lower hill)

         Herniaria glabra (Zones 5-10)

Mother Lode creeping juniper (mountaintop)

         Juniperus horizontalis ‘Mother Lode’ (Zones 3-10)

Dwarf mondo grass (behind old boxcar and under rosemary tree)

         Ophiopogon japonicus ‘Nana’ (Zones 6-10)

Stonecrop (left of newly painted boxcar)

         Sedum sp. (Zones 3-10)

California blue-eyed grass (left of waterfall)

         Sisyrinchium bellum (Zones 9-11)

Elfin thyme (park grass and mountain meadow)

         Thymus serpyllum ‘Elfin’ (Zones 4-10)

Page 2. Plant List for the Roving Garden Railroad

SHRUBS and TREES (non-conifer)

Trost’s Dwarf birch (deciduous tree center of town)

         Betula pendula ‘Trost’s Dwarf’ (Zones 3-9)

Kingsville Dwarf boxwood (low shrubs in front of mansion)

         Buxus microphylla ‘Kingsville Dwarf’ (Zones 5-9)

Dwarf English boxwood (right of post office)

         Buxus sempervirens ‘Suffruticosa’ (Zones 6-8)

Korean hornbeam (deciduous tree right of train passenger shelter)

Carpinus coreana (Zones 5-9)

Ken Aslet crassula (in pots sunk into side gates)

         Crassula sarcocaulus ‘Ken Aslet’ (Zones 9-11)

Miniature pine tree (succulent by portal near fancy house)

Crassula tetragona (Zones 10-11)

Littleleaf rockspray (apple trees near greenhouse)

Cotoneaster microphyllus ‘Thymifolius’ (Zones 5-9)

Japanese euonymus (yellow-tipped shrub behind town)

Euonymus japonicus ’Ovatus Aureus’ (Zones 7-11)

Prince Rupert lemon-scented geranium (right of portal below greenhouse)

         Pelargonium crispum ‘French Lace’, (Zones 9-11)

Contorted Japanese cherry (deciduous tree next to greenhouse)

Prunus incise ‘Kojo-no-mai’   (Zones 5-9)

Dwarf pomegranate (deciduous tree corner left of newly painted boxcar)

Punica granatum ‘Nana Emperor’ (Zones 7-11)

Si miniature rose (front of newly painted boxcar)

         Rosa sp. ‘Si’ (Zones 5-10)

Tom Thumb miniature rose (left of newly painted boxcar)

         Rosa sp. ‘Tom Thumb’ (Zones 5-10)

Prostrate rosemary (corner above mine)

Rosmarinus prostrata (Zones 7-11)

Snowrose (behind Grandfather’s mansion)

Serissa foetida (Zones 8-10)

Seiju elm (deciduous tree lining street behind town)

         Ulmus parvifolia ‘Seiju’ (Zones 5-9)


White appleberry (on front post right of town)

Billardia longiflora ‘Alba’ (Zones 7-10)

Needlepoint ivy (front post left of town and on back lattice)

Hedera helix ‘Needlepoint’ (Zones 4-10)

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