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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.

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.

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.

CORDYLINE 'Design-a-Line Burgundy', Torbay, Cabbage or Cornish Palm CORDYLINE 'Design-a-Line Burgundy'
Torbay, Cabbage or Cornish Palm

Shrub: Evergreen. Deer resistant. Coastal tolerant. This is a new clump forming Cordyline. Tight dense habit, similar to a Phormium. Great container plant. Foliage color: weeping burgundy. Established plants have fragrant white flowers in summer. Garden size: 3' x 3'. Exposure: sun/light shade. Prefers good drainage. Fairly drought tolerant but is lusher with regular water. USDA Z8. PPAF

Photo unavailable CORDYLINE 'Renegade'
Torbay, Cabbage Palm

Subtropical Tree: Evergreen. Deer resistant. Coastal tolerant. A striking new variety w/broad, dark purple, nearly black leaves. It is a compact, tight clump forming variety & an excellent choice for the modern, architectural garden. It can be used in borders or containers. In winter, small fragrant creamy lavender blooms appear on an airy, multi-branching flower spike. Drought tolerant but is lusher w/regular water. Size: 2-3' x 2-3'. Exp.: sun/pt shade. USDA Z8. PP#18,605.

Photo unavailable CORDYLINE australis 'Red Sensation'
Torbay, Cabbage or Cornish Palm

Subtropical Tree: Evergreen. Deer resistant. Coastal tolerant. Ruby bronze sword-like leaves. Great container plant. Established plants have fragrant white flowers in spring. Erect growth habit. Garden size: 15-25' x 8-10'. Smaller in pots. Exposure: sun/light shade. Prefers good drainage. Fairly drought tolerant but is lusher with regular water. USDA Z9 or <.

CORDYLINE australis 'Red Star', Torbay, Cabbage or Cornish Palm CORDYLINE australis 'Red Star'
Torbay, Cabbage or Cornish Palm

Subtropical Tree: Evergreen. Deer resistant. Coastal tolerant. Dark purple/red sword-like leaves. Great container plant. Established plants have fragrant creamy white flowers in spring. Erecti growth habit. Garden size: 20-25' x 12'. Smaller in pots. Exposure: sun/light shade. Prefers good drainage. Fairly drought tolerant but is lusher w/regular water. USDA Z9 or <.

CORREA 'Carmine Bells', Australian Fuchsia CORREA 'Carmine Bells'
Australian Fuchsia

Shrub: Evergreen perennial with hanging bell-shaped flowers. Use as ground cover on banks or slopes. Bloom color: deep red. Height: 1.5-2 feet. Width: 3-4 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z9. Dislikes phosphorus-don't over fertilize with it.

Photo unavailable CORREA 'Wyn's Wonder'
Variegated Australian Fuchsia

Shrub: Evergreen. Dense, velvety olive leaves with cream variegation densly cover this low evergreen shrub; when massed it is a good groundcover; rose pink bell shaped flowers emerge in late winter and dangle at the end of the branches. Drought tolerant once established. Great in mass plantings. Size: 2-3' x 3'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: mod. USDA Z8.

CORREA `Ivory Bells', Australian Fuchsia CORREA `Ivory Bells'
Australian Fuchsia

Shrub: Evergreen perennial has hanging bell-shaped flowers. Good for pots, borders, ground cover on banks and/or slopes. Bloom time: winter-summer. Bloom color: creamy white. Height: 1.5-2'. Width: 3-4'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. Does not like phosphorus, do not over fertilize with it! USDA Z9.

CUPHEA 'Vermillionaire', Large Firecracker Plant CUPHEA 'Vermillionaire'
Large Firecracker Plant

Perennial: Drought & heat tolerant. Standing Tall, Cupea Vermillionaire™ is really turning heads. Flower clusters explode all over Vermillionaire™ attracting hummingbirds & butterflies. Long blooming & requires no deadheading. Mounding habit that works in borders, containers and in mass. Bloom time: planting-frost. Bloom color: orange w/shades of ylws & reds. Ht.: 18-28". Sprd.: 12-24". Exp.: full sun. Water: mod. USDA Z8.

CUPHEA cyanea, Pink Cigar Plant CUPHEA cyanea
Pink Cigar Plant

Perennial: Tiny shrublet from Mexico. Great for borders, beds, or containers. Cute tiny flowers surround the plant. Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: pink with yellow tips. Height: 1 foot. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z9.

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