Shrubs: English Lavender in the Virtual Garden Tour at the Ohlone College Newark Center

English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

  • Perennial shrub with aromatic narrow leaves and purple flowers on leafless stems
  • Native to the Mediterranean region (Spain, France, Italy, etc.)
  • Drought-tolerant, favoring a Mediterranean climate as present in California (wet winters and dry summers)
—Photo by Lenna Withrow.