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
  • Jasmine azoricum
  • Lavandula ‘Goodwin Creek Grey’
  • Pelargonium ‘Phyllis'
  • Salvia chamaedryoides (Germander Sage)
  • Salvia clevelandii ‘Winnifred Gilman’
  • Salvia ‘Whirley Blue’ (Cleveland Sage Hybrid)
  • Encelia californica
  • Eriogonum fasciculatum var. foliolosum Leafy Calif Buckwheat
  • Heterotheca sessiliflora ssp bolanderi ‘San Bruno Mountain’
  • Malacothamnus fasciculatus
  • Chondropetalum tectorum (Small Cape Rush)
  • Erica baueri
  • Erica cerinthoides
  • Leucadendron 'Wilson's Wonder'
  • Leucadendron (Winter Red)
  • Leucadendron galpinii
  • Leucadendron salignum  'Spreading Bush'
  • Leucospermum cordifolium ‘Don’s Red’ (Pincushion Protea)
  • Metrosideros angustifolia (Cape Gum)
  • Mimetes chrysanthus
  • Mimetus culcullatus
  • Metrosideros kermadecensis ‘Radiant’
  • Metrosideros ‘Maungapiko’
  • Vitex-lucens (Puriri)
  • Alyogyne huegelii (Blue Hibiscus)
  • Banksia speciosa
  • Banksia victoriae Woolly Orange Banksia
  • Beaufortia orbifolia Ravensthorpe Bottlebrush
  • Boronia crenulata ‘Shark Bay'
  • Callistemon brachyandrus (Prickly Bottlebrush)
  • Chrysocephalum apiculatum ‘Silver Gold’
  • Chrysocephalum ‘Mini Golden Buttons’
  • Crowea exalata ‘Ryan’s Star’
  • Crowea ‘Pink Blush’,  Australian Garden
  • Grevillea fililoba (Ellendale Pool)
  • Grevillea lanigera ‘Coastal Gem’
  • Grevillea 'Mason's Hybrid'
  • Grevillea ‘Robyn Gordon’
  • Grevillea 'Ruby Clusters'
  • Grevillea 'Superb'
  • Hibbertia pedunculata
  • Melaleuca nesophila Showy Honey-myrtle
  • Ozothamnus turbinatus  (Coast Everlasting)
  • Regelia megacephala (purple-flowered Regelia)
  • Xerochrysum bracteatum (Strawflower)