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Photo unavailable CALCEOLARIA integrifolia

Subshrub: Use in borders, pots, hanging baskets and window boxes. Good cut flower. Has a dense, shrubby growth habit. Bloom time: spring to fall. Bloom color: yellow. Height: 1.5-2 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. Prefers well drained soil. USDA Z9.

CALLISTEMON 'Little John', Dwarf Bottlebrush CALLISTEMON 'Little John'
Dwarf Bottlebrush

Shrub: Evergreen. Deer resist. Drought toler. Slow growing dwarf that forms a low spreading mound. Great for small spaces, as a foundation plant under low windows, accent for the garden, or lined along a walk or drive. Deepest red blms of all the bottlebrushes that contrast nicely against blue-green flg. Attracts butterflies & hummers. Blms year round, but makes an extra effort late summer-early fall. Size: 3-5' x 4-6'. Full sun.

Photo unavailable CALLISTEMON viminalis 'Better John'
Dwarf Bottlebrush

Shrub: Evergreen. Deer & drought toler. A seedling selection of C. ‘Little John’ that is very similar but better! Easier to grow, quicker to establish & improved foliage color. Compact dwarf that forms a low spreading mound. Great for mass plantings, hedges & foundation plantings. Attracts butterflies & hummers. Blms year round, but makes an extra effort late summer-early fall. Blm color: deep red. Size: 2-4' x 2-3'. Water: mod. Sun/pt shade. USDA Z9. PPAF

CARPENTERIA californica 'Elizabeth', Bush Anemone, Evergreen Mock Orange CARPENTERIA californica 'Elizabeth'
Bush Anemone, Evergreen Mock Orange

Shrub: California native evergreen perennial. Resistant to oak root fungus & deer. Clay tolerant. Attracts butterflies. Blooms spring-summer with large clusters of fragrant, anemone-like white blooms. Denser & more abundant than species. Height: 3-6'. Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: moderate/dry-fairly drought tolerant. USDA Z7.

CARYOPTERIS x clandonensis 'Dark Knight', Blue Spirea or Bluebeard CARYOPTERIS x clandonensis 'Dark Knight'
Blue Spirea or Bluebeard

Shrub: Deciduous & fairly drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Nice for borders. Fragrant foliage & flowers. Blooms on current growth. Good cut flower. Attracts butterflies. Native to E. Asia. Flowering time: summer to frost. Bloom color: dark purple. Height: 2 feet. Width: 2 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable CARYOPTERIS x clandonensis 'White Surprise'
Blue Spirea or Bluebeard

Shrub: A sport of 'Heavenly Blue'. Deciduous & fairly drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Nice border, container or accent plant. Fragrant foliage & flowers. Blooms on current growth. Good cut flower. Attracts butterflies. Native to E. Asia. Flowering time: summer to frost. Bloom color: lavender-blue. Height: 3 feet. Width: 3 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z4.

CEANOTHUS 'Concha', California Mountain Lilac CEANOTHUS 'Concha'
California Mountain Lilac

Shrub: Drought tolerant. Fire retardant. Deer and gopher resistant. Tolerant of coastal conditions. One of the oldest and best hybrid Ceanothus. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: spring. Bloom color: dark blue. Size: 6-8' x 8-12'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable CEANOTHUS gloriosus 'Anchor Bay'
Point Reyes Wild Lilac

Shrub: Evergreen. California native. Deer, drought, coast, gopher & fire tolerant. Dark green holly-like leaves are leathery and toothed making it less palatable to deer than most. Clusters of lavender-blue flowers appear in spring. Dense, low-spreading groundcover with slightly arching branches. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Approximate size: 1-2' x 6-8'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8

Photo unavailable CEANOTHUS griseus var. horizontalis 'Diamond Heights'
Carmel Creeper, Californian Lilac

Shrub: Deer, drought, coast, gopher & fire tolerant. Has glossy outrageous lime green leaves with pine colored markings & clusters of medium blue flowers in spring. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Approximate size: 1-2' x 8-10'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Part shade in hot climates is best to prevent foliage from burn. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable CEANOTHUS griseus var. horizontalis 'Yankee Point'
Carmel Creeper, Californian Lilac

Shrub: Deer, drought, gopher, coast, lime and fire tolerant. California native. Good ground cover and rock garden plant. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Has evergreen glossy foliage with clusters of flowers in spring-summer. Bloom color: medium blue. Size: 3-5' x 8-10'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

CEANOTHUS hearstiorum, Hearst's California Lilac CEANOTHUS hearstiorum
Hearst's California Lilac

Shrub: Evergreen. Califronia native. Drought tolerant. One of the lowest growing at only 6-12". This plant forms a dense mat of textured foliage blanketed by medium-blue flowers in spring. Great choice for coastal gardens. Bloom color: blue. Bloom time: spring. Exposure: sun-part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable CEANOTHUS maritimus 'Frosty Dawn'
California Lilac

Shrub: Deer, drought, gopher, coast and fire tolerant. California native. Early-flowering with compact, tidy habit. Excellent small to medium scale groundcover for open banks. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Has evergreen glossy foliage with clusters of flowers in spring-summer. Bloom color: lavender blue. Size: 1-2' x 4-6'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable CEANOTHUS maritimus 'Popcorn'
White California Lilac

Shrub: Deer, drought, gopher, coast and fire tolerant. Coastal California native. Early-flowering with compact, tidy habit. Excellent groundcover for open banks. Good substitute for Cotoneaster. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Has evergreen glossy foliage with heavy clusters of flowers in spring-summer. Bloom color: white. Size: 2-3' x 6-8'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

CERATOSTIGMA plumbaginoides, Dwarf Plumbago, Leadwort CERATOSTIGMA plumbaginoides
Dwarf Plumbago, Leadwort

Subshrub: Deciduous. Deer resistant. Drought, coast & clay tolerant. Ground cover, rock garden & border plant. Foliage turns to red in autumn, nice fall color. Cut back each winter. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: intense blue. Size: 8-18" x 24". Sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. Sunset zones 2-9, 14-24. USDA Z5. (syn. PLUMBAGO larpentae).

CERATOSTIGMA willmottianum, Chinese Plumbago CERATOSTIGMA willmottianum
Chinese Plumbago

Shrub: Deer resistant. Drought and coast tolerant. Deciduous rock garden & border plant. Foliage turns to yellow/red in winter. Similiar to C. griffithii but leaves are more diamond shaped. Cut back each winter. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: bright blue. Size: 2-4' x 2-4'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z7.

CESTRUM newellii, Jessamine, Newell's Red Jessamine CESTRUM newellii
Jessamine, Newell's Red Jessamine

Shrub: Evergreen. Native to Central and South America. Bright green foliage on arching branches with clusters of deep red tube-shaped flowers followed by purplish red berries. Grows 6-8' tall and performs best in part shade. Good hedge/screen, specimen or container plant. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer-fall. Water: moderate. USDA Z8-11.

Photo unavailable CHOISYA rutaceae 'Aztec Pearl'
Mexican Orange

Shrub: A knockout evergreen, flowering shrub! Nice border plant. Blushed buds open to fragrant white flowers on glossy deep green leaves that are very finely cut. Blooms: spring-fall. Size: 3-4' x 4'. Exposure: full sun. Water: moderate in well drained soil. Protect from cold winds. USDA Z7, possibly 6.

Photo unavailable CHOISYA ternata
Mexican Orange Blossom

Shrub: A great evergreen with orange-scented blooms! Great for borders, beds, banks, low screens, pots & backgrounds. Mexico native. Blooms: spring-summer. Color: white. Height: 3.5-6'. Exposure: part shade (sun only in cool climates). Water: moderate-needs good drainage. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable CHOISYA ternata 'Sundance'
Mexican Orange Blossom

Shrub: Evergreen. A delight for the semi-shaded garden w/its profusion of pleasing white fragrant flowers which emit a citrus smell. The gldn-ylw new foliage contrasts nicely w/the older green leaves. Use in a mixed border, as a foundation plant, or as a specimen in a container. Foliage is great for flower arrangements. Blm. time: spring-summer. Height: 4-6'. Width: 4-6'. Exp.: sun-part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z7.

CISTUS ladanifer, Crimson-Spot Rockrose CISTUS ladanifer
Crimson-Spot Rockrose

Shrub: Drought tolerant. Deer and gopher resistant. Fire retardant. Evergreen. Good for erosion control, pots, borders and rock gardens. Tolerates cold ocean winds, salt spray & desert heat. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: white with dark crimson spot. Size: 3-5' x 3-5'. Sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable CISTUS salvifolius
Sageleaf Rockrose

Shrub: Drought tolerant. Deer & gopher resistant. Fire retardant. Evergreen. Good for erosion control, pots, borders, rock gardens, banks and as a ground cover. Tolerates cold ocean winds, salt spray & desert heat. Has crinkled leaves. Blooms: spring-summer. Color: white with yellow center. Size: 2' x 6'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

CISTUS x hybridus 'Mickie', Variegated Sageleaf Rockrose CISTUS x hybridus 'Mickie'
Variegated Sageleaf Rockrose

Shrub: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Evergreen. Great accent plant for pots, borders or rock gardens. Unique variegated foliage with cherry red stems. Nice winter interest. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: white with yellow center. Habit: 1.5-2' x 2'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8. USPP#23024

CISTUS x purpureus, Orchid Rockrose CISTUS x purpureus
Orchid Rockrose

Shrub: Drought tolerant. Deer & gopher resistant. Fire retardant. Evergreen. Good for erosion control, pots, borders & rock gardens. Tolerates cold ocean winds, salt spray & desert heat. Good in fire areas. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: reddish purple with maroon blotch. Size: 4' x 4'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable CLERODENDRUM paniculatum 'Starshine'
Orange Pagoda Flower

Shrub: Evergreen. Semi-tropical, native to S.E. Asia. Large showy clusters of orange & red flowers bloom above glossy green foliage spring-fall. The flowers within the pyramid shaped cluster are tiered, like a Japanese pagoda. A semi-woody, upright shrub w/ a medium-large growth habit reaching an average of 3-5' tall & 2-3' wide. An excellent choice for borders & containers. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Exp.: sun/part shade. Water: mod./moist. USDA Z8.

COLEONEMA pulchrum 'Golden Sunset', Breath of Heaven, Diosma COLEONEMA pulchrum 'Golden Sunset'
Breath of Heaven, Diosma

Shrub: Deer and gopher resistant. Evergreen perennial with heath-like leaves that are fragrant when brushed. Carries tiny flowers from spring-summer. Nice cut flower. Good for borders, banks or hillsides. Bloom color: light pink. Size: 1.5' x 4'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z9. (syn. 'Pacific Gold' or 'Sunset Gold')

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