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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 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 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.

BERBERIS thunbergii 'Rose Glow', Japanese Berberis, Barberry BERBERIS thunbergii 'Rose Glow'
Japanese Berberis, Barberry

Deciduous shrub: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. A great foliage shrub. Good for hedges and borders. Marbled reddish purple foliage ages to bronze and rose in autumn and followed by bright red berries. Mid spring blooms are pale yellow. Will grow in most soils. Size: 4-6' x 10'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. 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 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.

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, 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.

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.

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