Arboretum Snapshots

Click to view a sample of some of the unique blooms of the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum. While not all of these plants may be in bloom when you visit, this gallery is reflective of the type of blooms you will enjoy. Follow the World Tour signs to view many of these blooms.

  • Amaryllis belladonna Naked Lady Lily
  • Calycanthus occidentalis Spicebush
  • Jasmine azoricum
  • Pelargonium 'Descanso'
  • Pelargonium ‘Phyllis'
  • Salvia 'Nuevo Leon'
  • Encelia californica
  • Eriogonum fasciculatum var. foliolosum Leafy Calif Buckwheat
  • Heterotheca sessiliflora ssp bolanderi ‘San Bruno Mountain’
  • Malacothamnus fasciculatus
  • Monardella odoratissima (Coyote mint)
  • Erica baueri
  • Erica cerinthoides
  • Leucadendron (Winter Red)
  • Leucadendron salignum  'Spreading Bush'
  • Leucospermum cordifolium ‘Don’s Red’ (Pincushion Protea)
  • Leucospermum grandiflorum
  • Mimetus culcullatus
  • Metrosideros excelsa (Pohutukawa)
  • Metrosideros excelsa (Pohutukawa)
  • Alyogyne huegelii (Blue Hibiscus)
  • Anigozanthos flavidus (yellow flowered form) Tall Kangaroo Paws
  • Banksia serrata
  • Banksia speciosa
  • Banksia victoriae Woolly Orange Banksia
  • Beaufortia orbifolia 
Ravensthorpe Bottlebrush
  • Boronia crenulata ‘Shark Bay'
  • Chorilaena quercifolia  
Karri Oak
  • Chrysocephalum apiculatum ‘Silver Gold’
  • Chrysocephalum ‘Mini Golden Buttons’
  • Crowea exalata ‘Ryan’s Star’
  • Crowea ‘Pink Blush’,  Australian Garden
  • Grevillea ‘Ivanhoe’
  • Grevillea 'Mason's Hybrid'
  • Grevillea 'Ruby Clusters'
  • Grevillea 'Superb'
  • Hibbertia pedunculata
  • Lambertia inermis 
Chittick
  • Lomatia silaifolia
  • Melaleuca lateritia (Robin red breast)
  • Melaleuca macronychia
  • Melaleuca nesophila Showy Honey-myrtle
  • Prostanthera magnifica ‘Magnificent Prostanthera’
  • Verticordia densiflora
  • Xerochrysum bracteatum (Strawflower)