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Photo unavailable ARCTOSTAPHYLOS edmundsii 'Carmel Sur'
Little Sur Manzanita, Bearberry

Shrub: Native to the Monterey area of CA. Deer & fire resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Perhaps the fastest growing variety of this species. Additionally it’s more heat & drought tolerant. Procumbent plant with grey-green foliage & earthy red-tinged branches. Good choice for on banks. Wildlife friendly. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Blooms: spring. Color: pale pink. Mounding growth. Ht: 12-18". W: 4-6'. Exp.: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

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 AZALEA 'Fireball'

Shrub: Deciduous. Deer resistant. Medium-sized, bright orange-red flowers w/ a delicate fragrance. Its leaves emerge bronze-red, maturing to mid green then develop incredible autumn colour. The small mounding form is excellent for massing in shrub borders. A traditional choice for Asian inspired gardens. Bold color for reflecting pools & water gardens. Attracts bees, butterflies & hummers. Blm time: spring-summer. Size: 4-6' x 4-6'. Thrives in pt. shade. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable AZALEA 'Klondyke'

Shrub: Deciduous. Deer resistant. An extremely hardy selection that provides a massive display of vibrant orange-yellow single blms w/lush, bronze-tinged green foliage. Very fragrant! The small mounding form is excellent for massing in shrub borders. A traditional choice for Asian inspired gardens. Bold color for reflecting pools & water gardens. Attracts bees, butterflies & hummingbirds. Blm time: spring-summer. Size: 6-8' x 4-6'. Thrives in part shade. USDA Z5.

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.

BEGONIA bolivienses 'Shine Bright Red', Shine Bright Series Begonia BEGONIA bolivienses 'Shine Bright Red'
Shine Bright Series Begonia

Shrub: The Shine Bright series are very well-branched with unbeatable flower power, thriving in hot and humid summer climates. Performs well in both sun or shade, making them easy and versatile. Doesn’t require any deadheading. Ideal for hanging baskets, mixed containers & window boxes. Bloom color: single, bright red. Size 12-16" x 12-16". Prefers sun or part-shade to shade. Water: moderate-dry.

Photo unavailable BERBERIS thunbergii 'Golden Rocket'
Japanese Berberis, Barberry

Deciduous shrub: Drought & deer resistant. A great foliage shrub. Good for hedges and borders. The bright & fresh chartreuse foliage provides a striking contrast against its coral colored stems. Tiny, scented, pale yellow blooms appear in spring. The leaf coloring continues throughout summer followed by pretty bright crimson-red berries in fall. Height: 3-4'. Width: 1-2'. Water: mod. Exposure: sun/part shade. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable BERBERIS thunbergii 'Royal Cloak'
Japanese Berberis, Barberry

Deciduous shrub: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. A great foliage shrub. Great barrier, hedge & border plant. Particularly large (for a barberry) luscious burgundy folg. from spring-early fall. In early spring as the new prpl lvs emerge, bt. ylw flowers sparkle against the deeply colored foliage followed by bt. red berries. Mid spring blms are pale ylw. Will grow in most soils. Size: 3-5' x 3-5'. Exp.: sun. Water: mod. USDA Z4.

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 'Lochinch'
Butterfly Bush or Summer Lilac

Shrub: Deer resistant deciduous border plant. Arching growth habit with plumes of fragrant flowers in late summer and autumn. Flowers attract butterflies. Bloom color: lilac-blue. Height: 10 feet. Width: 10 feet. Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

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.

Photo unavailable BUDDLEJA davidii var. nanhoensis 'Blue Knight'
Butterfly Bush or Summer Lilac

Shrub: Drought & clay tolerant. Deer & gopher resistant. Semi-evergreen to deciduous border plant. Incredibly long, 10-12”, outward-facing flower panicles open light lavender purple then deepen to blue-purple w/age. The new & aged flowers appear at the same time, giving it an interesting two-tone effect. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Nice cut flower. Blm time: summer-fall. Growth: 3-4' x 4-6'. Exp.: sun/pt shade. Water: mod. USDA Z5. PP#28178

Photo unavailable BUDDLEJA lindleyana
Butterfly Bush or Summer Lilac

Shrub: Evergreen perennial with a 6-8 month bloom span! Large, fountainous growth habit is great for borders. Flowers attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: spring - summer. Bloom color: royal purple. Height: 6-10 feet. Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z8.

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.

CALCEOLARIA Balloon 'Clear Yellow', CALCEOLARIA Balloon 'Clear Yellow'

Subshrub: The Balloon series have special flowers in an attractive color range, it showcases good branching & a long flowering time. Use in borders, pots, hanging baskets & window boxes. Good cut flower. Has a dense, shrubby growth habit. Bloom time: spring to fall. Bloom color: yellow. Height: 8-10". Exposure: full sun. Water: moderate. Prefers well drained soil. USDA Z9.

CALCEOLARIA Balloon 'Light Orange', CALCEOLARIA Balloon 'Light Orange'

Subshrub: The Balloon series have special flowers in an attractive color range, it showcases good branching & a long flowering time. Use in borders, pots, hanging baskets & window boxes. Good cut flower. Has a dense, shrubby growth habit. Bloom time: spring to fall. Bloom color: light orange w/tiny red freckles. Height: 8-10". Exposure: full sun. Water: moderate. Prefers well drained soil. USDA Z9.

CALCEOLARIA Balloon 'Orange Tiger', CALCEOLARIA Balloon 'Orange Tiger'

Subshrub: The Balloon series have special flowers in an attractive color range, it showcases good branching & a long flowering time. Use in borders, pots, hanging baskets & window boxes. Good cut flower. Has a dense, shrubby growth habit. Bloom time: spring to fall. Bloom color: light orange w/red blotches. Height: 8-10". Exposure: full sun. Water: moderate. Prefers well drained soil. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable CALCEOLARIA Balloon 'Red Tiger'

Subshrub: The Balloon series have special flowers in an attractive color range, it showcases good branching & a long flowering time. Use in borders, pots, hanging baskets & window boxes. Good cut flower. Has a dense, shrubby growth habit. Bloom time: spring to fall. Bloom color: light orange base mottled w/red all over. Height: 8-10". Exposure: full sun. Water: moderate. Prefers well drained soil. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable CALLICARPA bodinieri var. giraldii 'Profusion'
Beautyberry

Shrub: Deciduous. Valued for its abundant clusters of long-lasting, violet-colored berries that cover the branches in fall. It is not just the berries that are showy-young lvs begin a bronzey purple color, maturing to deep green in summer & fading to lime green, then eventually plum purple in autumn. Small, purple-pink flowers appear in summer. Prune to encourage new growth. Height: 6-8'. Width: 6-8'. Exp.: full sun/pt shade. USDA Z6.

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.

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