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.

  • Albuca shawii
  • Grindelia stricta (Coastal Gumweed)
  • Jasminum tortuosum (Twisted Jasmine)
  • Pelargonium ‘Phyllis'
  • Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Filigran’
  • Salvia ‘Dancing Dolls’ (Dancing Dolls Sage)
  • Salvia greggii ‘Orchid Glow’
  • Salvia ‘Hot Lips’
  • Salvia clevelandii ‘Winnifred Gilman’ (Blue Sage)
  • Dendromecon harfordii (Channel Island Tree Poppy)
  • Encelia californica (California Brittlebush)
  • Eriogonum latifolium (Seaside Buckwheat)
  • Eriogonum tripodum
  • Mimulus aurantiacus (Sticky Monkey Flower)
  • Romneya coulteri (Matilija Poppy)
  • Trichostema lanatum (Woolly Blue Curls)
  • Dodonaea viscosa ssp. angustifolia (Hop Bush)
  • Erica bauera
  • Erica glomiflora (Lantern Heath)
  • Leucospermum grandiflorum
  • Leucospermum glabrum x conocarpodendron
  • Leucospermum lineare x glabrum ‘Tango’
  • Alyogyne huegelii ‘White Swan’ (White Hibiscus)
  • Anigozanthos ‘Burnt Orange’
  • Anigozanthos flavidus 
(red flowered form) Tall Kangaroo Paws
  • Callistemon pityoides  (Alpine Bottlebrush)
  • Callistemon viminalis 'Little John'
  • Callistemon viminalis (Weeping Bottlebrush)
  • Ceratopetalum gummiferum
  • Coronidium scorpioides  (Button Everlasting)
  • Crowea exalata ‘Ryan’s Star’
  • Elaeocarpus reticulatus-pink flowered form
  • Eremaea hadra
  • Gastrolobium praemorsum ‘Bronze Butterfly’
  • Grevillea 'Austraflora Fanfare'
  • Grevillea 'Long John'
  • Grevillea 'Mason's Hybrid'
  • Grevillea ‘Robyn Gordon’
  • Grevillea 'Ruby Clusters'
  • Grevillea 'Superb'
  • Hibbertia pedunculata 
(Stalked Guinea Flower)
  • Lechenaultia formosa (Red Lechenaultia)
  • Leucophyta brownii (Cushion Bush)
  • Melaleuca armillaris (Bracelet Honey-myrtle)
  • Melaleuca lateritia (Robin red breast)
  • Melaleuca teretifolia ‘Georgiana Molloy’ (Banbar)
  • Prostanthera magnifica (Magnificent Prostanthera)
  • Ricinocarpus tuberculatus 
(Wedding Bush)
  • Veronica perfoliata (Digger’s Speedwell)
  • Verticordia plumosa ‘Pink Lace’