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California sycamore.  Fast growing, deciduous, California native tree.  Great for adding fall color to the garden!  Requires moderate water.

The leaves of California sycamore will start adopting their fall hue in late September.

Northern Red Oak - This is one of the fastest growing of oak trees (as fast growing as silver maple).   Northern Red Oak is an excellent wildlife and shade tree.  It grows in Zones 3-8.  It shouldn't need any watering after planting if using the Waterboxx PlantCocoon (from www.dewharvest.com).  Proper sized trees are available for a few dollars from Arbor Day Foundation.

Northern Red Oak - This is one of the fastest growing of oak trees (as fast growing as silver maple). Northern Red Oak is an excellent wildlife and shade tree. It grows in Zones 3-8. It shouldn't need any watering after planting if using the Waterboxx PlantCocoon (from www.dewharvest.com). Proper sized trees are available for a few dollars from Arbor Day Foundation.

Ceanothus griseus Ray Hartman - Wild Lilac.  Vigorous, easy to grow rounded shrub 15' high and wide. It is often used as a fast growing screen, or trained to be a small tree. Large clusters of tiny blue flowers, completely covering the plant in lavender-blue in spring. Can grow 3 to 4 feet a year. If planted in light shade, it is stunning planted with the Pink Flowering Currant.

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Want to add some cool beauty to your landscape? Here are fast-growing trees for shade, screening, and spectacular ornamental beauty. | thisoldhouse.com

Fast-Growing Shade Trees

4 types of tree: Northern Red oak, Freeman maple, Sargent cherry and White pine Fast growing shade trees

California Box Elder usually 30', possible to 50'. Native to the mountains of central and northern California. Acer negundo var. californicum has a bad rap because of the box elder bug. It's one of the toughest shade trees around. This tree provides a very fast windbreak, needs moisture at first, then very drought resistant (has survived here on 5 inches of rainfall with one summer watering). It laughs at desert wind and heat.

Pictures and description of Acer negundo californicum, California Box Elder.

California Sycamore - bark

California Sycamore - bark

Flagstone Walkway EXCELLENT ADVICE ABOUT SIZE TO BUY AND HOW TO DO IT EASILY

3 Easy DIY Walkway Ideas

Install a Walkway: 3 Delightful Designs Install a flagstone, gravel, or paver walkway in a weekend or less! Use these three DIY walkway ideas to add interest to your yard -- our easy how-tos walk you through every step of the process.

Corethrogyne filaginifolia,  California Corethrogyne with skipper - grid24_6

Pictures and description of Corethrogyne filaginifolia, California Corethrogyne.

Gardening for Hummingbirds - California Native Plant Society

Gardening for Hummingbirds - California Native Plant Society The red tubular flowers of California fuchsia (Epilobium canum) are a hummingbird favorite. The plant loves full sun, and thrives on neglect. Cut to the ground during winter dormancy.

Herbs, ground covers, ornamental grasses, low growing flowers...beautiful

Xeriscaping

In many parts of the country, water resources are becoming scarcer. That's why it's a good idea to landscape your home using waterwise techniques. Called xeriscaping, this process will help you have a less thirsty backyard.

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