View Full Version : What is the impact of native plants on recycle water?

06-02-2004, 08:16 AM
I live in San Diego County Zone 10. I selected the following species of Native to be planted around my property for homeowners association.

Quercus Agrifolia - Coast live oak
Quercus Berberidifolia - Scrub oak
Heteromeles Arbutifolia - Toyon
Rhus Intergrifolia - Lemonadeberry

Artemisia California - Coastal Sagebrush
Viguiera Laciniata - San Diego Sunflower
Malacothamnus Fasciculatus - Chaparral Busmallow
Salvia Mellifera - Black Sage

I was asked to verify if these species of native will be able to establish themselves with the use of recycle water? Could somone lead me to a source I could verify this information.

06-30-2004, 04:40 PM
I am a native landscape design/build contractor in San Diego. Your plant selection is very appropriate to the area. The only problem I run into with recycled water is its relatively high salt content. I would plan on very infrequent watering once the plants are established to minimize the amount of salt buildup. It would help if you could occasionally leach the site with city water from your hose as well. The water delivery should be overhead, not drip. Hope this helps.