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SOLLYA heterophylla, Australian Bluebell Creeper SOLLYA heterophylla
Australian Bluebell Creeper

Evergreen shrub or vine. Tolerates deer & drought and will grow under Eucalyptus. Use as a ground cover, clipped hedge or border plant. When used in containers or new walls, plants will spill over and trail. Blooms: summer. Color: blue bell-shaped flower. Height: vining 6-8'. Loose: 2-3'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable SPIRAEA japonica 'Goldflame'
Japanese Spiraea

Shrub of the rose family with bronze tipped foliage. Winter deciduous. Deer resistant. Clay tolerant. Good cut flower, border and back ground plant. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: pink. Height: 3-4 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z4.

SPIRAEA nipponica 'Snowmound', Japanese Spiraea SPIRAEA nipponica 'Snowmound'
Japanese Spiraea

Shrub of the rose family. Winter deciduous. Deer resistant. Clay tolerant. Good border and back ground plant. Cut stems with blossoms create stunning flower arrangements. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: white. Height: 2-4'. Width: 2-4'. Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable SYRINGA vulgaris 'Congo'
French Hybrid Lilac

Deciduous shrub: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Early, compact & round. Very fragrant and free flowering. Good cut flower. Attracts butterflies & hummers. Blooms: spring-summer. Bloom color: wine red, single. Remove spent flower heads, prune out crowded branches. Height: 10'. Exposure: sun. Water during growing & blooming season. USDA Z2.

Photo unavailable SYRINGA vulgaris 'Sensation'
French Hybrid Lilac

Deciduous shrub: Drought & deer tolerant. Large, two-toned flowers! Excellent fragrance & cut flower. Attracts butterflies & hummers. Blooms: spring-summer. Bloom color: wine-red w/ white edges. Size: 10' x 8'. Remove spent flower heads, prune out crowded branches. Exposure: sun. Water during growing & blooming season. USDA Z2.

TEUCRIUM chamaedrys, Wall Germander TEUCRIUM chamaedrys
Wall Germander

Perennial Herb or Subshrub: Drought tolerant once established. Deer resistant. Nice evergreen rock garden, ground cover, border and hedge plant. Attracts butterflies. Tolerates coast. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: red-purple. Size: 1-2' x 1-2'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z4-9.

Photo unavailable TEUCRIUM chamaedrys 'Alba'
White Wall Germander

Perennial Herb or Subshrub: Drought tolerant once established. Deer resistant. Nice evergreen rock garden, ground cover, border and hedge plant. Attracts butterflies. Tolerates coast. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: white. Size: 6-12" x 6-12". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z4-9.

TEUCRIUM chamaedrys 'Prostratum', Dwarf Wall Germander TEUCRIUM chamaedrys 'Prostratum'
Dwarf Wall Germander

Perennial Herb or Subshrub: Drought tolerant once established. Deer resistant. Nice evergreen rock garden, ground cover, border and edging plant. Attracts butterflies. Tolerates coast. Slow growing dwarf variety. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: reddish-purple. Height: 6 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z4-9.

TEUCRIUM chamaedrys 'Summer Sunshine', Wall Germander TEUCRIUM chamaedrys 'Summer Sunshine'
Wall Germander

Perennial Herb or Subshrub: Drought tolerant once established. Deer resistant. Nice evergreen rock garden, ground cover, border and edging plant with bright golden foliage. Attracts butterflies. Tolerates coast. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: purple pink. Size: 6-8" x 12-15". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z4-9.

TEUCRIUM cussonii (syn. T. majoricum), Germander TEUCRIUM cussonii (syn. T. majoricum)
Germander

Perennial: Evergreen. Drought & coast tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Foliage is gray-green above, white underneath. Profusely branched shrublet with a mat forming habit, 4-6" x 2-4'. Good border, rock garden & edging plant. Attracts bees & butterflies. Blooms: summer. Color: rose lavender. Full sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z7.

TEUCRIUM fruticans 'Azureum', Bush Germander, Shrubby Germander TEUCRIUM fruticans 'Azureum'
Bush Germander, Shrubby Germander

Perennial shrub: Fairly drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Tough evergreen hedge, border and topiary plant with olive-like blue-green leaves with white undersides. Attracts butterflies. Tolerates coast. Thin in late winter. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: dark blue. Size: 4-8' x 4-8'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z7.

TIBOUCHINA urvilleana, Princess Flower, Purple Glory Bush TIBOUCHINA urvilleana
Princess Flower, Purple Glory Bush

Evergreen shrub or small tree. Deer resistant. Native to Brazil. Flowers in clusters at branch ends. Prune after flowering season. Protect from heavy winds as the stems are brittle. Good border plant. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: royal purple. Height: 5-18'. Grows best with roots in shade/top in sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z10.

Photo unavailable TRICHOSTEMA lanatum
Woolly Blue Curls

Shrub: Evergreen. Native to dry slopes, south coast ranges of California. Fuzzy violet-blue spikes spring-fall with narrow aromatic leaves. Both the flower & foliage are sweetly fragrant like freshly cut cedar with a hint of lavender. Excellent cut flower. Height: 3-4'. Width: 4-5'. Full sun. Needs good drainage. Hardy to 10 degrees F without freezing back & has been known to recover from the base at temperatures down to below zero.

Photo unavailable WEIGELA Towers of Flowers 'Appleblossom'
Weigela

Shrub: Truly a showstopper, this upright shrub becomes a tower of cascading large shell pink flowers, blooming in clusters on the entire stem. The flowers fade to a pale pinkish white, giving a lovely confetti-like feeling. Exposure: partial sun/ shade or in full sun in temperate environments. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Bloom time: free-bloomer from spring-summer. Height: 48". Spread: 36". USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable WEIGELA Towers of Flowers 'Cherry'
Weigela

Shrub: A showstopping shrub, this upright free-bloomer showcases whole stems filled with gorgeous cherry red blossom clusters, bursting against lush green-bronze foliage. Exposure: full sun/part shade. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Bloom time: spring-summer. Height: 4'. Width: 24". USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable WESTRINGIA rosmariniformis
Coast Rosemary

Shrub: Evergreen perennial that is very wind tolerant. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Gopher resistant. Nice in combination with lavenders. Bloom color: white. Height: 3-6 feet. Width: 1.5-3 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. Hardy to 20 degrees or below. USDA Z9.

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