Shrubs & Trees (D)
DODONAEA viscosa 'Purpurea'
Purple Hop Bush, Hopseed Bush
Shrub: Drought and coast tolerant. Fire retardant. Evergreen plant with willow-like leaves. A natural bush, but can be trained as a tree. Tolerant of many conditions-heat, wind, sun/shade and seaside conditions. Bears pinkish fruit and ornamental papery seed capsules. Height: 6-8 feet with little water, 15 feet with more water. USDA Z8.
Hairy Canary Clover
Subshrub: Evergreen spreading perennial with hairy gray-green leaves. Drape over rocks or edges. Cut back 1/2 of plant for new growth-shoots will come up. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: pale pink and white. Height: 2 feet. Width: 2 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z8.