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SCHINUS molle
California Pepper

Type (Foliage/Class) Evergreen Tree
Height 25' to 40'
Width 20' to 35'
USDA Zone(s) 9
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Cold Hardiness 20°f
Bloom Color Yellowish-White

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Plant Hardiness (Zone information)
What are zones, what zone do I live in and why does it matter?

In the botanical realm there are many zone maps that assist us with determining whether a plant will survive where we live. Through gathered information it has been determined in which areas a certain plant should grow.

LandscapeMart is based in Phoenix, Arizona. There are several different zone maps that are used here. These include:
blackdot USDA (United States Department of Agriculture's) Plant Hardiness Zones
greydot This system is based on the cold hardiness of each plant and divides the entire country into 11 zones. Phoenix is in zone 9.
greydot Plants listed with zones 5-9 mean that they should grow in zones 5 through 9.
blackdot Sunset Climate Zones
greydot This system covers the 13 Western States and is broken into 24 zones. Phoenix is in zone 13.
blackdot Plants for Dry Climates Climate Zones
greydot This system is developed for Arizona which is broken into 3 zones. Phoenix is in the low zone.

LandscapeMart uses the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map since it covers the entire United States. This allows us to expand our plant catalog to cover the entire country.

Note that some plants that are listed for zone 9 may not actually grow in Phoenix due to our summertime heat. The AHS (American Horticulture Society) has developed a plant heat zone map based on the average number of days above 86 (30C) which is the temperature in which plants begin suffering physiological damage from heat. Phoenix is zone 11.
blackdot A plant may have the numbers 5-10, 7-3. With this number range the plant will survive the winter cold in zones 5 through 10 and the summer heat of zones 7 through 3. This plant should not live year round in Phoenix due to our summer heat.

Plants may grow outside of the zones listed. Microclimates can extend the plant's adaptability and allow it to florish in an area where it normally isn't found. It is best to contact a local nursery or landscape professional to verify how a particular plant will grow in your area.
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SALVIA coccinea
SALVIA dorrii
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Picture AvailableSALVIA guarantitica `Black and Blue`
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SALVIA leucophylla
SALVIA majavensis
SALVIA microphylla 'Red Storm'
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SAMBUCUS neomexicana
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SENNA wislizeni
Picture AvailableSESBANIA punica
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Picture AvailableSOPHORA secundiflora `Silver Peso`
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SPATHIPHYLLUM 'Mauna Loa'
SPATHIPHYLLUM 'Tasson'
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SPREKELIA formosissima
STACHYS byzantina
STACHYS coccinea
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Picture AvailableSTENOCEREUS thrubri
Picture AvailableSTENOTAPHRIUM secundatum
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Picture AvailableSTRELITZIA reginae
Picture AvailableSTROBILANTHES dyerianus
Picture AvailableSUTERA cordata `Giant White`
Picture AvailableSWAINSONA formosa
Picture AvailableSYAGRUS romanzoffianum
Picture AvailableSYMPHYOTRICHUM praealtum
Picture AvailableSYNADENIUM grantii rubrum
Picture AvailableSYNGONIUM podophyllom
SYNGONIUM polophyllum 'Atrovirens'
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Our staff at Lone Star Landscaping will see your landscape project through from the initial consultation through the installation process with efficiency and professionalism.  Our design team will create your dreams and convey the ideas to you using several formats to help you visulaize the entire landscape project.  Whether it’s a sketch or hand drawing, complete AutoCAD landscape and hardscape design with engineering, 3D AutoCAD or Pool Studio and Viz Terra renderings, or Photoshop enhancements, we can provide you with the level of service that is required to make sure your landscape project is a success.  Our team is highly knowledgeable of city codes and ordinances and experienced with the permitting process in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Cave Creek and Carefree, AZ.  If you need a small courtyard landscaping project or an extensive landscape design and installation containing a pool and spa, ramada, outdoor kitchen and fireplace, pavers and flagstone, and complete landscaping with low voltage lighting and mist system, Lone Star Landscaping is your best choice.  You can feel confident that with Lone Star Landscaping's knowledge and experience, we have the ability to surpass your expectations and turn landscape into your own paradise.

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Lone Star Landscaping is a custom design and build landscape team that specializes in creative and unique landscapes for all budgets.  We primarily serve the Phoenix Northeast Valley (including Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Carefree and Anthem) but we will work in the Phoenix Metro area.  For more information about our company please see our section on Our Company or call 602-992-7827.

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