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PHLOMIS fruticosa, Jerusalem Sage PHLOMIS fruticosa
Jerusalem Sage

Perennial Shrub: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Evergreen plant with furry, lance-shaped foliage. Excellent ground cover, border, bank and rock garden plant. The hooded, bright yellow flowers appear in summer-fall. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Size: 3-4' x 3-4'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Little summer water. USDA Z4-10.

Photo unavailable PHLOMIS lanata
Jerusalem Sage

Perennial Shrub: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Evergreen plant with soft, rounded foliage. Excellent ground cover, border, bank and rock garden plant. The hooded, bright yellow flowers appear in summer-fall. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Size: 3' x 4'. Exposure: sun/part shade.

Photo unavailable PHLOMIS purpurea
Purple Phlomis

Perennial Shrub: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Evergreen plant with furry, heart-shaped foliage. Excellent ground cover, border, bank and rock garden plant. The hooded, rosy-lavender flowers appear in summer-fall. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Native to Spain . Height : 4-6' Width: 4-6' Exposure: sun/light shade. Little summer water. USDA Z4-10.

Photo unavailable PHLOMIS samia
Greek Jerusalem Sage

Perennial Shrub: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Evergreen plant with furry, heart-shaped foliage. Excellent ground cover, border, bank and rock garden plant. The hooded, rosy-lavender flowers appear in summer-fall. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Height : 3-4' Width: 3' Exposure: sun/light shade. Little summer water. USDA Z7-10.

Photo unavailable PHYSOCARPUS opulifolius 'Red Baron'
Ninewest

Shrub: Deciduous. A hardy garden accent shrub with showy dark burgundy leaves all season long, small white flowers flushed with pink followed by showy reddish fruit, and interesting peeling papery bark for winter effect; extremely tough and durable, best foliage color is achieved in full sun. Good for cut flowers & branches. Easy to grow & adapts to many soils. Tolerates clay. Size: 8-6'. Water: mod. Exposure: sun-part shade. USDA Z3.

Photo unavailable PIERIS hybrid 'Forest Flame'

Shrub: Evergreen. Prefers moist, acidic soil. Good for hedging. Very suiting for a woodland garden. Vibrant red new growth that turns golden and eventually matures to dark green. Blooms in large clusters. Blooms: spring. Color: white. Growth habit: mounding. Ht:4-8 ft. Exposure: part sun/shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5-8

Photo unavailable PIERIS japonica 'Cupido'

Shrub: Evergreen. Prefers moist, acidic soil. Great in landscapes as a border plant. Dark green folliage with settle yellow trim around the borders of the leaves. Blooms in large clusters. Blooms: spring. Color: baby pink to white. Growth habit: mounding. Ht: 3-4 ft. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5-8

Photo unavailable PIERIS japonica 'Little Heath'
Dwarf Lily of the Valley

Shrub: Evergreen. Dwarf variety. A favorite for rock gardens or small spaces, this neat, compact shrub forms a globe shape. Has yellow-green variegation on the margins of the gray-green leaves & the new leaves are pink. Showy clusters of small, white, bell-shaped flowers add to the beauty in spring. Also great for use as a low hedge, foundation plant, or container plant. Size: 2-3' x 2-3'. Exposure: part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable PIERIS japonica 'Mountain Fire'

Shrub: Evergreen. Prefers moist, acidic soil. Drought tolerant. Great in landscapes as a backround plant or a foundational plant. Very suiting for a woodland garden. Dark green folliage with vibrant red new growth. Blooms in large clusters. Blooms: spring. Color: white. Growth habit: mounding. Ht: 8-10 ft. Exposure: part shade/sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z5-8

Photo unavailable PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium
Tawhiwhi, Kohuhu

Tree: Evergreen. Drought, deer, fire and coast tolerant. Good screen or hedge plant. Has slender black twigs with shiny oval, wavy-edged leaves. Blooms: spring-summer. Bloom color: dark purple, fragrant. Height as free standing tree: 40', can be kept at 10-12' for hedging. Exposure: sun or light shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9 or <.

Photo unavailable PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Marjorie Channon'
Variegated Kohuhu

Tree: Evergreen. Drought, deer, fire and coast tolerant. Good hedge or screen plant. Has slender black twigs and stems that contrast with light green oval foliage that has rich cream colored margins. In early summer it bears 1/2 inch bell-shaped, honey-scented flowers. Bloom color: blackish-red. Height: 8-12' Width: 6-8'. Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9 or <.

Photo unavailable PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Silver Sheen'
Tawhiwhi, Kohuhu (P. Mayi or P. nigricans)

Tree: Evergreen. Drought, deer, fire and coast tolerant. Good hedge or screen plant. Has slender black twigs and stems that contrast with silvery green leaves. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: purple, fragrant. Height: around 9' or more. Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9 or <.

Photo unavailable PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Wrinkled Blue'
Kohuhu KOHUHU

Tree: Evergreen. Drought, deer, fire and coast tolerant. Good hedge or screen plant. Wrinkled silvery-blue leaves on striking black stems. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: purple, fragrant. Height: 10-12' Width: 4-6'. Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

PROSTANTHERA ovalifolia 'Variegata', Australian or Variegated Mint Bush PROSTANTHERA ovalifolia 'Variegata'
Australian or Variegated Mint Bush

Shrub: Evergreen, fast growing perennial from Australia. The fragrant, deep green leaves have cream colored variegation and hold branched stalks of bell-shaped flowers in spring. Blooms abundantly. Prune after flowering to promote bushy growth. Bloom color: purple. Ht: 8-12'. W: 6-8'. Exposure: sun to shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z7-10.

Photo unavailable RHUS pendulina
White Karee

Tree: Evergreen. Drought tolerant. Native to South Africa. Moderate-sized tree w/ graceful, tidy habit that is well suited for small-medium sized gardens. Use as a street tree, near water, as a shade tree, informal hedge, screen or barrier against wind. Attracts birds, butterflies & bees. Willowy lt grn lvs against attractive lt grey bark that becomes coarse & flaky as the tree ages. Tiny grnish-yellow flwrs appear spring-summer followed by small round berries. Ht: 20-30'. (SEARSIA pendulina)

RIBES aureum var. aureum, Western Golden Currant RIBES aureum var. aureum
Western Golden Currant

Shrub: Western native plant valued for its large, black edible fruit. Blooms in mid-spring, with highly fragrant yellow flowers reminiscent of cloves or vanilla. Nice display of orange to red fall foliage. Size: 4-6' x 4-6'. Exposure: full sun/shade.

Photo unavailable RIBES hirtellum 'Pixwell' (Pixwell Gooseberry)
Pixwell Gooseberry

Shrub: Deciduous. Commonly sold & very productive cultivar developed in N. Dakota in 1932. Low-growing, almost thornless bushes are very hardy & bear medium-sized fruit, starts out green, turning purple upon ripening. Delicious fresh or for pies & jellies. Bears the second year, yields 4-6 qts. a year at maturity. Easy to pick; withstands drought. Self-pollinating. Exp: sun/pt shade. Water: mod. Ht: 3-5'. W: 3-4'. USDA Z3.

RIBES viburnifolium, Catalina Currant, Island Gooseberry RIBES viburnifolium
Catalina Currant, Island Gooseberry

Shrub: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. California native. A low-growing evergreen currant with handsome fragrant leaves & dark red stems. Small clusters of interesting star-shaped maroon flowers decorate the arching branches in late winter to early spring. Excellent under oaks & for erosion control in dry, shaded spots. Berries appeal to birds. Height: 2-3'. Width: 4-6'. Water: moderate/dry. Exp: part shade/shade. USDA Z6.

RUBUS pentalobus (syn. R. calycinoides, R. fockeanus), Bramble, Creeping Raspberry RUBUS pentalobus (syn. R. calycinoides, R. fockeanus)
Bramble, Creeping Raspberry

Evergreen shrub: Border, rock garden, slope & ground cover plant. Produces small edible salmon-red colored berries. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: summer. Color: white. Dense carpet former: 4" x 1' per year, roots as it grows. Exposure: sun/shade. Water: moderate/dry. Tolerates drought, deer, clay & coast. Somewhat gopher resistant. USDA Z6-9.

Photo unavailable SAMBUCUS nigra 'Sunrise Surprise'
Welsh Gold Elder

Shrub or Small Tree: Deciduous. Golden green foliage with white flowers in summer that produce bright red berries later. Attracts butterflies & hummers. Good border plant. Ht: 40"'. Exp.: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/moist. Clay tolerant. USDA Z4.

SAMBUCUS nigra Black Tower ('Eiffel01'), Black Tower Elder SAMBUCUS nigra Black Tower ('Eiffel01')
Black Tower Elder

Shrub or Small Tree: Deciduous. A dramatic new Black Elder! Has a sturdy form w/black foliage that doesn't fade to green in summer but acutally gets darker. Loads of lemon scented, rich pk flowers in summer w/black berries later. Attracts butterflies & hummers. A break through plant w/intriguing black foliage. Good border plant. Ht: 6-8'. Sprd: 3-4'. Exp.: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/moist. Clay tolerant. USDA Z4. PP23,633.

SANTOLINA chamaecyparissus, Lavender Cotton SANTOLINA chamaecyparissus
Lavender Cotton

Evergreen shrub: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Tolerates coastal conditions. Use in borders, edges, rock gardens and low hedges. Has rounded button-like flowers and aromatic foliage. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: bright yellow. Size: 2' x 3'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable SANTOLINA chamaecyparissus 'Nana'
Lavender Cotton

Evergreen shrub: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Tolerates coastal conditions. Use in borders, edges, rock garden and low hedges. Has rounded button-like flowers and aromatic foliage. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: bright yellow. Height: to 12 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable SANTOLINA rosmarinifolia (S. virens)
Lavender Cotton

Evergreen shrub: Drought, deer, fire & coastal tolerant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Border, rock garden, edge, bank, ground cover, and hedge plant. Has rounded button-like flowers and aromatic foliage. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: creamy chartreuse. Height: to 2 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable SANTOLINA virens 'Lemon Fizz'
Cotton Lavender

Evergreen shrub: Distinctive chartreuse, thread-like foliage that is dramatically different from the common grey & green leaved ones. Really good color for winter interest! Use in containers, borders, edges, rock garden & low hedges. Needs well-draining area. Has rounded button-like flowers & aromatic foliage. Blm time: summer. Blm color: soft yellow. Size: 12" x 18". Compact, mounding. Exp: sun/lt. shade. Water: moderate/dry.

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