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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 bungei
Cashmere Bouquet, Glory Bower

Deciduous shrub with heart-shaped leaves and clusters of small fragrant flowers. Resistant to oak root fungus and deer. Good border and container plant. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: red purple to deep pink. Size: 4-6' x 4-6'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z8.

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')

COPROSMA 'Evening Glow', Mirror Plant COPROSMA 'Evening Glow'
Mirror Plant

Shrub or Small Tree: Evergreen. Deer and coast tolerant. Good border, rock garden, hedge and container plant. A New Zealand native with dramatic glossy golden foliage that turns to rich orange with pink-red shades. Insignificant flowers. Tolerates trimming and clipping. Size: 4-5' x 3-4'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z8.

COPROSMA repens 'Lemon Lime', Mirror Plant COPROSMA repens 'Lemon Lime'
Mirror Plant

Shrub: Attractive compact evergreen shrub with lime green and yellow foliage all year, leaves may become orange tinged in winter. Nice in boders or containers. Can be frost tender. Tolerates coastal winds and salt spray. Easy, fast-growing and deer-resistant. Height: 3'. Width: 3'. Exposure: sun-part/shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z8.

COPROSMA repens 'Pink Splendour', Looking-Glass Plant, Mirror Plant COPROSMA repens 'Pink Splendour'
Looking-Glass Plant, Mirror Plant

Evergreen shrub or small tree: Has dramatic glossy foliage. Green and bright yellow leaves have rosy pink margins that darken in winter. Good border, rock garden, hedge & container plant. Tolerates coastal conditions, deer & drought. Has insignificant flowers. Size: 6-8' x 6-8'. Exposure: part shade (sun on coast okay). Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z8.

COPROSMA repens 'Taupata Gold', Mirror plant COPROSMA repens 'Taupata Gold'
Mirror plant

Shrub or Small Tree: An upright habit and variegated evergreen shrub with soft gold foliage and bright green centers. Great hedge or accent plant in mixed containers. Tolerates coastal winds and salt spray. Easy, fast-growing and deer-resistant. Performs best in well-drained soil. Ht: 5' x 2.5'. Full sun or part shade.

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