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Local Spotlight: Meet the Native Plants That Thrive in Central Oregon Landscapes

If you're looking to create a beautiful and sustainable landscape in Central Oregon, consider incorporating native plants into your design. Native plants are adapted to the region's high desert climate and require less water and maintenance than non-native species. At Yak Landscapes, we specialize in designing landscapes that incorporate native plants to maximize their benefits. In this blog post, we'll introduce you to some of the native plants that thrive in Central Oregon's landscape.


1. Sedum (Sedum spathulifolium)


Sedum is a low-growing succulent that is native to the rocky outcrops of Central Oregon. It has silver-green foliage and produces clusters of yellow flowers in the summer months. Sedum is an excellent choice for a low-maintenance landscape, as it requires little water and can thrive in poor soil conditions.


2. Blue Flax (Linum lewisii)


Blue flax is a perennial wildflower that is native to Central Oregon. It produces delicate blue flowers that bloom in the summer months. Blue flax is an excellent choice for a low-maintenance landscape, as it requires little water and can thrive in poor soil conditions.


3. Oregon Sunshine (Eriophyllum lanatum)


Oregon sunshine is a hardy wildflower that is native to the Pacific Northwest, including Central Oregon. It produces bright yellow flowers in the summer months and is a favorite of local pollinators such as bees and butterflies. Oregon sunshine is also drought-tolerant and requires little maintenance.


4. Western Serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia)


The Western Serviceberry is a small tree that is native to Central Oregon. It produces edible berries in the late spring and early summer and provides food and shelter for local wildlife. The Western Serviceberry is also drought-tolerant and requires little maintenance.


5. Sand Dropseed (Sporobolus cryptandrus)



Sand dropseed is a native grass that is well-suited to the high desert environment of Central Oregon. It has fine, green foliage and produces tall seed heads in the late summer. Sand dropseed is an excellent choice for erosion control and requires little water or maintenance.


Incorporating native plants into your landscape not only benefits the environment but also adds a unique and natural aesthetic to your outdoor space. At Yak Landscapes, we specialize in designing and installing landscapes that incorporate native plants to create sustainable and beautiful outdoor spaces. Contact us today to learn more. We serve Bend, Sisters, Prineville, Redmond, and the surrounding areas.


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