Google street view photo:
Most of the area is pavement; the plants are confined to narrow strips in a ring around the building and curbed drive-through lane.
At the front are Aloe striatas, Agave attenuatas, Muhlenbergia rigens (?), and dark-foliaged Phormiums.
The trees are Parkinsonia 'Desert Museum' and some sort of Lagerstroemia, currently dormant. The Agaves look great right now, but they are too close to the sidewalk. They will grow outwards and because the sidewalk must be passable, they'll get their lovely rosettes cut off...sigh.
Aloe striata makes for a wonderful mass planting.
Moving around the front to the north side of the building is the drive-through lane edged with Westringias underplanting some kind of Oak--Quercus illex? Not your usual shopping center tree.
The Westringias have not grown enough yet to be buzzed into blocks. They still have their lovely natural shape.
At the back of the restaurant where the drive-through lane begins, the Westringias stopped and Stipa tenuissuma was planted instead.
The sign indicates entry to the drive-through lane; beach pebbles surround the sign so no plants block it. Smart choice--don't block directional signs with plants that end up mutilated so the sign can be seen.
At the back of the restaurant Parkinsonia 'Desert Museum' again, underplanted with Agave attenuata. There are also sections of Callistemnon 'Little John' and Agave...schidigera, I think.
The arrow points out the drip irrigation line. The older part of the shopping center behind the restaurant still has once-standard lawn.
Some kind of Juncus there, I think. Decomposed granite is used as a mulch.
Looking from the back towards the drive-through lane that wraps around towards the front of the restaurant.
Looking south at the exit of the drive-though lane. More Agaves and another Parkinsonia 'Desert Museum'. Creeping fig on the utility enclosure with a Lagerstoemia in front of it.
The south side of the restaurant with Lagerstroemias and Callistemon 'Little John's. On the far side a large bed of yet more Aloe striatas and Russelia equisetiformis.
They apparently used the slightly more compact version of Russelia, one that won't spill so much into the pavement. The plant choices are pretty darn good.
The one plant fail must be this patch of Sempervivum next to the utility enclosure--Sempervivum is a plant native to alpine climates--I would expect these little lovelies to be dead come August.
Sweet, sweet plants--too bad.
That's a Juncus(?), maybe? No idea how that performs--have never grown any.
Very successful as a design and initial landscape, I thought. Excellent plant choices overall. Of course longer term the maintenance will determine how long this garden looks good.
I want to explain why I do call it a garden, not a commercial landscape...
Because it is supporting native wildlife. I saw a Hummingbird there, attracted by all the nectar-rich plants. Despite this being an area of mostly pavement and heavy, heavy traffic (thousands of cars driving by hourly), the plants were supporting wildlife. Simply wow.
Back at home, the new 'Superb' was planted straightaway, joining another already planted below it. They will be feeding Hummingbirds soon, too.