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.

  • Dianthus ‘War Bonnet’ (Carnation)
  • Geranium incanum (Carpet Geranium)
  • Lavandula stoechas ‘Dedication’ (Spanish Lavender)
  • Melianthus major
  • Orthrosanthus multiflorus (Morning Flag)
  • Salvia africana-lutea (Beach Salvia)
  • Salvia clevelandii ‘Winnifred Gilman’ (Blue Sage)
  • Salvia lanceolata
  • Verbina lilacina 'De La Mina’ (Purple Cedros Island Verbena)
  • Dendromecon harfordii (Channel Island Tree Poppy)
  • Encelia californica (California Brittlebush)
  • Lepechinia calycina 
(Pitcher Sage)
  • Mimulus aurantiacus (Sticky Monkey Flower)
  • Salvia leucophylla (Purple Sage)
  • Agathosma imbricata (Skunk Plant)
  • Erica speciosa
  • Felicia fruticosa 
(Wild Aster)
  • Greyia sutherlandii (Natal Bottlebrush)
  • Leucospermum ‘Dennis’ Red'
  • Leucospermum glabrum x conocarpodendron
  • Leucospermum lineare x glabrum ‘Tango’
  • Osteospermum sp. (Cape Daisy)
  • Polygala virgata
  • Protea neriifolia (Flared Form)
  • Cordyline australis (Cabbage Tree)
  • Corokia cotoneaster ‘Anton’s Dwarf’  (Wire Netting Bush)
  • Hebe pubescens
  • Pomaderris phylicifolia var. polyfolia
  • Actinodium cunninghamii
  • Alyogyne huegelii (Blue Hibiscus)
  • Anigozanthos flavidus 
(red flowered form) Tall Kangaroo Paws
  • Banksia speciosa
  • Callistemon viminalis 'Little John'
  • Eucalyptus caesia ssp. magna (Silver Princess)
  • Grevillea 'Austraflora Fanfare'
  • Grevillea 'Long John'
  • Grevillea 'Mason's Hybrid'
  • Grevillea ‘Robyn Gordon’
  • Grevillea 'Ruby Clusters'
  • Grevillea 'Superb'
  • Grevillea lavandulacea ‘Tanuda’ (Lavender Grevillea)
  • Grevillea quercifolia (Oak-leaf Grevillea)
  • Hibbertia pedunculata 
(Stalked Guinea Flower)
  • Isopogon anemonifolius (Broad-leaved Drumsticks)
  • Lechenaultia biloba 
(Blue Lechenaultia)
  • Lechenaultia formosa (Red Lechenaultia)
  • Melaleuca fulgens
  • Melaleuca wilsonii (Violet Honey Myrtle)
  • Pimelea ferruginea 'Bon Petite' (Rice Flower)
  • Prostanthera baxteri ‘Lavender Moon’
  • Prostanthera magnifica (Magnificent Prostanthera)
  • Pultenea pedunculata ‘Grampians Gold’
  • Pultenaea villosa ‘Butterscotch’ 
(Bush Pea)
  • Ricinocarpus tuberculatus 
(Wedding Bush)