Are all California native plants drought tolerant?
No. Many of the regional native plants are not drought tolerant and are actually very water thirsty. These would include Western Sycamore, White Alder, Columbine, native Irises and riparian grasses, to name just a few. Researching the coastal and inland chaparral plant communities is the best way to determine which California native plants are drought tolerant. You can find which plants work best in your specific zone by searching the Sunset Plant Finder.

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1. Does CBWCD provide rebates for artificial turf or other turf removal?
2. Do you recommend putting in artificial turf to save water?
3. How do I get started trading my thirsty lawn for a more drought-tolerant landscape?
4. How do I kill existing turf to be replaced by drought tolerant plant materials?
5. Do I have to plant all California natives in order to save water?
6. Do California native plants require extensive soil amendments and fertilizers?
7. Are all California native plants drought tolerant?
8. What types of irrigation do drought tolerant landscapes require?
9. Can I water plants with water from the washer?