Bamboo: Fargesia papyrifera
10' + bamboo for screens. Clumping. Blue Green stems. Large leafy sprays. Most soils, Moderate irrig. Light shade. Hardy to 15 deg.
Thrives in full sun but will take partial shade. Evergreen Mediterranean shrub. Distinctive yellow flower whorls.
Cuphea hyssopifolis “White”
False Heather, Mexican Heather, Elfin Herb
Subshrub. Evergreen perennial with tiny flowers. Height 15”, width 24”. Use in containers, small borders or as a ground cover. White blooms in summer and fall. USDA Z10.
“Juicy Fruits” Kumquat Nemesia
8-12”. Full sun, dry to normal water. Drought tolerant.
“Soprano” White Osteospermum
6-10”. Annual except in zones 9-11. Hardy to 25°. Normal water, full to part sun.
So. American shrub, scarlet flowers. 6” evergreen, tender below 30°.
Lavender, Toothed Lavender
3'x3'. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Full sun, dry.
Verbena bonariensis (syn. V. patagonica)
Perennial. Drought tolerant. Great for borders. Foliage is sparse, great when planted in masses. Flower clusters are fragrant. Self-sows easily. Native to S. America. Attracts butterflies. Blooms light purple. Size to 5 feet x 2 feet. Exposure: Sun. Water: Moderate/dry. USDA Z8.
Oakland, California in The Guardian:
"Oakland: The City that Told Google to Get Lost" (Rory Carroll, 2/10/14)
"Oakland: America's Radical City Has Gone from Gritty to Gentrified" (Stephen McLaren, 2/11/14)
"Oakland: 20 Ways to Not Be a Gentrifier" (Dannette Lambert, 2/12/14)