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ARCTOSTAPHYLOS uva-ursi 'Green Supreme', Manzanita, Bearberry ARCTOSTAPHYLOS uva-ursi 'Green Supreme'
Manzanita, Bearberry

Shrub: Evergreen. CA native. Selected from Tilden Botanical Garden, San Francisco. Deer, drought & fire resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Procumbent plant w/glossy bt. green foliage. A very dense groundcover w/no center die-back. Good choice for on banks. Wildlife friendly. Attracts hummingbirds. Blooms: spring. Color: white or pink. Mounding. Ht: 6-12". W: 6-12'. Exp.: sun/pt shade. Water: mod/dry. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable ARCTOSTAPHYLOS uva-ursi 'Point Reyes'
Manzanita, Bearberry, Sandbeary

Shrub: Evergreen. CA native. Deer, drought & fire resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Introduced by Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Procumbent plant w/dark green leathery foliage. A very dense groundcover w/no center die-back. Good choice for banks or rock gardens. Wildlife friendly. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Blms: spring followed by red berries summer-fall. Color: white or pink. Mounding. Height: 1'. Width: 6'. Exp.: sun/pt shade. Water: mod/dry. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable BALLOTA 'All Hallow's Green' (Marrubium)

Evergreen subshrub: Drought tolerant and deer resistant. Nice evergreen border plant primarily grown for its apple green foliage. Shear back to keep plant tidy. Height: 12-18 inches. Width: 12-18 inches. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable BEGONIA 'Gene Daniels'
Cane-type Begonia

Shrub: Cane-type, very large, upright grower. Coral-pink flowers are on continuous display. The flowers are set off by huge dark bronzey-green heart-shaped leaves with a red reverse. Good for porches, patios, large containers or tropical settings. Perennial outdoors where there is no frost or can be used as a houseplant in bt., indirect light. Late winter into summer. Height: 4-6'. Width: 4-6'. Exp: part shade/shade. Water: mod. USDA Z9. Hardy to at least 30° F.

Photo unavailable BERBERIS thunbergii 'Orange Torch'
Japanese Berberis, Barberry

Deciduous shrub: A distinctive & unique variety with golden foliage, an eye catching orange edge, and pale yellow mid-spring blooms. The orange color deepens in cooler temperatures with pretty bright red berries in the fall. Good for hedges/borders. Drought tolerant & deer resistant. Height: 3-4'. Width: 2-3’. Water: moderate. Exposure: sun/part shade. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable BERBERIS thunbergii 'Red Torch'
Japanese Barberry

Deciduous shrub: Drought & deer resistant. A stunning statement for the landscape. Its majestic crimson foliage stays blazing red long after other Berberis varieties turn maroon. Good for hedges, screens, and borders. Pretty bright red berries in fall. Has pale yellow, mid spring blooms. Height: 4-5'. Width: 3’. Water: moderate. Exposure: sun. USDA Z4. PP#22,220

Photo unavailable BUDDLEJA 'Buzz Magenta'
Butterfly Bush, Summer Lilac

Shrub: Drought, deer, gopher & clay tolerant. Semi-evergreen/deciduous border & pot plant. About 1/3 the size of traditional Buddlejas. Leaves are green on top, white underneath. Fragrant magenta cone-like flowers attract butterflies & hummers. Good cut flower. Blooms: summer-fall. Ht: 3'. W: 3'. Smaller in pots. Sun/light shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5. (PPAF)

Photo unavailable BUDDLEJA 'Buzz Sky Blue'
Butterfly Bush, Summer Lilac

Shrub: Drought, deer, gopher & clay tolerant. Semi-evergreen/deciduous border & pot plant. About 1/3 the size of traditional Buddlejas. Leaves are green on top, white underneath. Fragrant sky blue cone-like flowers attract butterflies & hummers. Good cut flower. Blooms: summer-fall. Ht: 3'. W: 3'. Smaller in pots. Sun/light shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5. (PPAF)

Photo unavailable BUDDLEJA 'Pink Cascade'
Butterfly Bush, Summer Lilac

Shrub: Drought & clay tolerant. Deer & gopher resistant. Semi-evergreen to deciduous border plant. Part of the ‘Cascade’ collection, a refreshing new look for Butterfly Bushes. Arching, weeping look versus the normal upright habit. Light apple blossom pk flower panicles are 8-10" long. Attracts bees, butterflies & hummingbirds. Nice cut flower. Blooms: summer-fall. Size: 5-5.5’ x 5-6’. Exp.: sun/pt shade. Water: mod. Z5. PP#30,711

BUDDLEJA davidii var. nanhoensis 'Black Knight', Butterfly Bush or Summer Lilac BUDDLEJA davidii var. nanhoensis 'Black Knight'
Butterfly Bush or Summer Lilac

Shrub: Drought and clay tolerant. Deer and gopher resistant. Semi-evergreen to deciduous border plant. Leaves are green on top with white felt underneath. Fragrant deep purple cone-like flowers attract butterflies & hummingbirds. Nice cut flower. Bloom time: summer-fall. Growth: 15' x 15'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5-9.

BULBINE frutescens 'Hallmark', Stalked Bulbine (syn. B. caulescens) BULBINE frutescens 'Hallmark'
Stalked Bulbine (syn. B. caulescens)

Shrub: Succulent perennial from So. Africa w/fleshy pencil-like foliage. Flower stalks carry clusters of star-shaped orange flowers w/fuzzy yellow stamens in spring-fall. Good cut flower, rock garden, bank & pot plant. Clump former: 12" x 24". Stalks to 12-18". Smaller & less heat tolerant than species. Exposure: sun. Tolerates dryness & poor, dry soil. USDA Z9-11.

BULBINE frutescens - orange form, Stalked Bulbine (syn. B. caulescens) BULBINE frutescens - orange form
Stalked Bulbine (syn. B. caulescens)

Shrub: Succulent perennial native to South Africa with fleshy pencil-like foliage. Flower stalks carry clusters of star-shaped orange flowers in spring-fall. Good cut flower. Nice for rock gardens, banks and containers. Forms clumps to 12" x 36-48". Flower stalks to 24". Exposure: sun. Tolerates dryness & poor, dry soil. USDA Z9-11.

BULBINE frutescens - yellow form, Stalked Bulbine (syn. B. caulescens) BULBINE frutescens - yellow form
Stalked Bulbine (syn. B. caulescens)

Shrub: Succulent perennial native to South Africa with fleshy pencil-like foliage. Flower stalks carry clusters of star-shaped yellow flowers in spring-fall. Good cut flower. Nice for rock gardens, banks and containers. Forms clumps to 12" x 36-48". Flower stalks to 24". Exposure: sun. Tolerates dryness & poor, dry soil. USDA Z9-11.

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 all year, 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, 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

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 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 pale 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.

CEANOTHUS maritimus 'Popcorn', White California Lilac 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.

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 '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.

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