Welcome to Our Database of California Friendly® Plants!

This database is meant to help you look for plants based on how you want to use them. Are you looking for focal points in your yard or do you want plants to accent them? Are you trying to spruce up the borders of a walkway or do you need to hide an ugly fence? Do you want to replace part of your lawn with a new groundcover?

We’ve gone through local gardens in the Inland Empire to find beautiful plants that suit our microclimate (which is different from Los Angeles, Orange County, or the beach). Everything you see here is growing in a garden not too far away from your home.

Focal Plants

Does your current yard lack a certain drama? Have you bulldozed your landscape to start over? Then focal plants are the beginning of your journey. We have selected some of the most beautiful and eye-catching trees, ornamental shrubs, and succulents growing in the Inland Empire. Trees are great for creating shade and the look of a traditional landscape. Ornamental shrubs can create a natural or wildly whimsical feeling and attract birds and butterflies. Succulents work well if you are going for a modern or “desert chic” look, especially when contrasted with softer, looking plants. They also add structure to the traditional Mediterranean garden. Follow these links below for more plants: