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Arid Projects

Residential

Estate — Marfa, Texas
Estate — Los Angeles, California
Estate — Morocco
Estate — Mulholland Drive, California
Estate Garden — Los Angeles, California

Commercial

Hotel — Abu Dhabi
Hotel — Los Angeles, California
Hotel — Morocco

Public

Botanical Garden — Morocco
Competition — Algeria

Arid Projects / Case study

Los Angeles Residential Estate

  • Project Type:  Residential
  • Collaboration:  Madison Cox Associates
Mulholland Drive. Light meets dark. Bright contrasts pale. Lush, yet desert-like. Water features with pots of Papyrus. Bedroom courtyards with totem cacti and creeping ficus walls. Tall, sprawling, low-growing, shade-giving. Prickly and fragrant. Bursts of color along a clivia clustered pathway. Violets and blues suggesting coolness under the hot California sun.
Plant List
  • Plant Madrone Tree
  • Plant Camphor Tree
  • Plant Western Redbud
  • Plant Pacific Wax Myrtle
  • Plant Olive Tree
  • Plant Jacaranda Tree
  • Plant Manzanita
  • Plant Mountain Mahogany
  • Plant Pride of Madiera
  • Plant Karo
  • Plant Lemonade Berry
  • Plant Gigant Bird of Paradise
  • Plant Creeping Fig
  • Plant Yankee Point
  • Plant Evergreen Currant
  • Plant Dwarf Papyrus
  • Plant King Sago Palm
  • Plant Mexican Fan Palm
  • Plant Agave
  • Plant Blue Chalkstick
  • Plant Totem Cactus
  • Plant Blue Bamboo
  • Plant Sage
  • Plant Benjamin Fig
Plant List
Latin name
Qty.
Size

Arbutus 'Marina'  

1  

18'-20'  

Cinnamomum camphora  

1  

25'-30'  

Cercis occidentalis  

2  

12'-14'  

Myrica californica  

2  

12'-14', 14'-16'  

Olea spp.  

1  

12'-14'  

Jacaranda mimosifolia  

1  

16'-20'  

Arctostaphylos spp.  

620  

18"-2'  

Cercocarpus betuloides  

30  

4'-6'  

Echium fastuosum  

20  

3'-4'  

Carpenteria califonicum  

65  

3'-5'  

Rhus intergrifolia  

88  

6'-8'  

Strelitzia nicolai  

9  

8'-10', 10'-12'  

Ficus repens  

31  

6"  

Ceanothus griseus horizontalis  

260  

1 gal  

Ribes viburnafolia  

140  

1 gal  

Cyperus prolifer  

3  

7 gal  

Cycas revoluta  

2  

 

Washingtonia robusta  

5  

18'-20', 20'-25'  

Agave  

85  

1'-2'  

Senecio mandraliscae  

310  

6"  

Cephalocereus senilis  

19  

3'-4'  

Himalayacalamus hookerianus  

25  

25 gal  

Salvia spp.  

290  

2'-3'  

Ficus benjamina  

75  

7'-8'  

Arid Projects / Case study

Los Angeles Residential Mid-century Garden Estate

  • Project Type:  Residential
  • Collaboration:  Madison Cox Associates
Mid-Century Modern architecture and landscape. Malibu, CA.   A snaking driveway with Aloe, Agaves, and Ferns leads past a gate and to the entry court with a water feature and dazzling Coral Tree. Italian Stone Pines, Lavender and Rosemary provide a Mediterranean welcome. The shade garden, a cool retreat with ferns and pines. Bedrooms overlook courtyards of Cacti, Aloes, Foxtail and Caribbean Agaves. Pool area vegetation inspired by the jungle-themed works of Henri Rousseau. Jutting onto the turf across the landscape: Fuchsia, Yuccas, Wild Lilacs, Ferns, Honeybush, Mexican Blue Fan Palm, Mauritius Hemp, among others.
Plant List
  • Plant Century Plant
  • Plant Foxtail Agave
  • Plant Kirk's Coprosma
  • Plant Red Hot Poker
  • Plant Silver Sheen Kohuhu
  • Plant Tobira
  • Plant Coast Rosemary
  • Plant Clivia
  • Plant Giant Liriope
  • Plant Elephant's Ear
  • Plant Philodendron
  • Plant Giant Chain Fern
  • Plant Island Alum Root
  • Plant Fern Pine
  • Plant Small Hardy Blue
  • Plant Oakleaf Hydrangea
  • Plant Western Sword Fern
  • Plant Japanese Snowball
  • Plant Mexican Orange
  • Plant Japanese Aralia
  • Plant Japanese Sweet Flag
  • Plant Hawaiian Schefflera
  • Plant Shell Ginger
  • Plant Australian Tree Fern
  • Plant Caribbean Agave
  • Plant Silver Spear
  • Plant John's Lily
  • Plant Sago Palm
  • Plant Philodendron
  • Plant Split-leaf Philodendron
  • Plant Baby's Tears
  • Plant Princess Flower
  • Plant Bottle tree
  • Plant Carrotwood
  • Plant Ginkgo
  • Plant Saucer Magnolia
  • Plant Coast Live Oak
  • Plant Brisbane Box
  • Plant Japanese Maple
  • Plant Jervis Bay Willow
  • Plant Hong Kong Orchid Tree
  • Plant Western Redbud
  • Plant Dragon Tree
  • Plant Naked Coral Tree
  • Plant Crape Myrtle
  • Plant Japanese Black Pine
  • Plant Mexican Fan Palm
  • Plant Beaked Yucca
  • Plant California coffeeberry
  • Plant Evergreen currant
  • Plant Silver Tree
  • Plant Fishbone Fern
  • Plant Agave
  • Plant Wild Lilac
  • Plant Dwarf Mondo Grass
  • Plant Old Man Cactus
  • Plant Barrel Cactus
  • Plant Cape Aloe
  • Plant Peruvian Cactus
  • Plant Felt Plant
  • Plant Fireracker Plant
  • Plant Blue Chalkstick
  • Plant Honey Bush
  • Plant Mauritius Hemp
  • Plant Gopher Spurge
  • Plant Dwarf Variegated Flax
  • Plant Bird of Paradise
  • Plant Paddle Plant
  • Plant Bauer's Cordyline
  • Plant Giant Bird of Paradise
Plant List
Latin name
Qty.
Size

Agave americana  

5  

15 gal, 24" box  

Agave attenuata  

96  

5 gal, 15 gal  

Coprosma x kirkii  

213  

5 gal  

Kniphofia hybrids  

101  

15 gal  

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Sheen'  

18  

15 gal  

Pittosporum tobira  

18  

15 gal  

Westringia fruticosa 'Smokey'  

46  

15 gal  

Clivia miniata  

80  

5 gal  

Liriope gigantea  

783  

5 gal  

Alocacia plumbea  

86  

15 gal  

Philodendron 'Xandu'  

186  

5 gal  

Woodwardia fimbriata  

10  

15 gal  

Heuchera maxima  

515  

5 gal  

Podocarpus gracilior  

134  

24" box  

Rhododendron hybris  

65  

15 gal  

Hydrangea quercifolia  

12  

15 gal  

Polysticum munitum  

199  

5 gal  

Viburnum plicatum  

22  

15 gal  

Choisya ternata  

87  

15 gal  

Fatsia japonica  

36  

15 gal  

Acorus gramineus 'O'Gon'  

24  

5 gal  

Schefflera arboricola  

32  

30 gal  

Alpinia zerumbet  

 

 

Cyathia cooperi  

9  

4'  

Agave angustifolia  

21  

30 gal  

Astelia chathamica  

22  

15 gal  

Crinum asiaticum  

118  

15 gal  

Cycas revoluta  

30  

2', 5', 24"box  

Philodendron bipinnatifidum  

24  

30 gal, 36" box  

Monstera deliciosa  

9  

15 gal  

Soleirolia soleirolli  

52 sf  

flat 4" o.c  

Tibouchina urvilleana  

9  

15 gal  

Brachychiton rupestris  

35  

5'  

Cupaniopsis anacardioides  

24  

5'  

Ginkgo biloba  

11  

5'  

Magnolia x soulangeana  

2  

3'  

Quercus agrifolia  

29  

4', 5', 6', 7'  

Tristania conferta  

9  

4'  

Acer palmatum  

1  

4'  

Agonis flexuosa  

1  

4'  

Bauhinia × blakeana  

1  

3'  

Cercis occidentalis  

4  

4'  

Dracaena draco  

1  

5'  

Erythrina coralloides  

1  

5'  

Lagerstroemia hybrid  

13  

4'  

Pinus thunbergii  

1  

5'  

Washingtonia robusta  

3  

10'-12', 15'  

Yucca rostrata  

4  

4'  

Rhamnus californica  

23  

15 gal  

Ribes viburnifolum  

96  

5 gal  

Leaucodendron salignum 'summer Red'  

9  

15 gal  

Nephrolepis cordifolia  

101  

5 gal  

Agave salmiana var. ferox  

 

 

Ceanothus thysiflorus 'Yankee Point'  

366  

5 gal  

Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nana'  

726  

1 gal  

Cephalocereus senilis  

36  

15 gal, 24" box  

Echinocactus grusonni  

64  

5 gal  

Aloe ferox  

11  

15 gal, 24" box  

Cereus peruvianus  

25  

15 gal, 24" box  

Kalanchoe beharensis  

5  

24" box  

Russelia equisetiformis  

13  

15 gal  

Senecio mandraliscae  

147  

flat 4" o.c  

Melianthus major  

4  

15 gal  

Furcraea foetida  

28  

30 gal  

Euphoria rigada  

58  

1 gal 12" o.c  

Phormium 'Duet'  

115  

5 gal  

Strelitzia reginae  

16  

15 gal  

Kalanchoe luciae  

43 sf  

1 gal 12" o.c  

Cordyline baueri  

7  

15 gal  

Strelitzia nicolai