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Photo unavailable MUSA acuminata 'Zebrina' (syn. 'Sumatrana', 'Rojo')
Stripe-leaved Banana, Bloodleaf Banana, Plantain

Rhizomatous Herb: Evergreen tree-like perennial producing inedible dark maroon to orange fruit. The dark green foliage has red markings & burgundy undersides. A fast grower & good choice for a decorative spot in the garden. Prefers moist, humus-rich fertile soil. Bloom color: orange yellow to red. Size: 8-12' x 8'. In pots: 3-5'. Sun/part shade. USDA Z8-12.

MYOPORUM parvifolium, Creeping Boobialla MYOPORUM parvifolium
Creeping Boobialla

Shrub: Evergreen fast growing ground cover tolerates drought, fire, coast, heat and poor soil. Good for erosion control. The fragrant white summer flowers are followed by purple berries. Attracts butterflies. Mat forming growth habit. Height: 3-6". Width: 6'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9.

MYOPORUM parvifolium 'Davis', Creeping Boobialla MYOPORUM parvifolium 'Davis'
Creeping Boobialla

Shrub: Evergreen fast growing ground cover tolerates drought, fire, coast, heat and poor soil. Lighter green foliage than the species. Good for erosion control. Fragrant white summer flowers are followed by purple berries. Attracts butterflies. Size: 8-12" x 9'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable MYOPORUM parvifolium 'Putah Creek'
Creeping Boobialla

Shrub: Evergreen fast growing ground cover tolerates drought, fire, coast, heat and poor soil. Good for erosion control. Fragrant white summer flowers are followed by purple berries. Attracts butterflies. Has larger leaves than other varieties. Size: 1-2' x 8-15'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9.

MYOPORUM parvifolium 'Red Leaf Form', Creeping Boobialla MYOPORUM parvifolium 'Red Leaf Form'
Creeping Boobialla

Shrub: Evergreen fast growing ground cover tolerates drought, fire, coast, heat & poor soil. Good for erosion control. Fragrant crmy. white summer flowers w/red centers are followed by purple berries on red tinged foliage. Attracts butterflies. Size: 3-4" x 9'. Sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable OLEA europaea 'Little Ollie'
Dwarf Olive

Dwarf, non-fruiting olive with a graceful, multi-branching habbit. Deep green leaves have lighter silvery-green undersides. Attractive as a formal clipped hedge or featured as a specimen shrub. Excellent in topiary form, or trained as a single trunk in smaller places. Heat, drtought and salt tolerant. Evergreen. Height: 6-8' Width: 6-8'

PARAHEBE linifolia (syn. HEBE, VERONICA linifolia), PARAHEBE linifolia (syn. HEBE, VERONICA linifolia)

Subshrub: Native to New Zealand. Growth is small, well branched and inclined to sprawl. Good for rock gardens. Saucer-shaped white or pale rose flowers with deeper veins appear in spring and fall. Attracts butterflies. Height: 6-10 inches. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z8-11.

Photo unavailable PHILADELPHUS x purpureomaculatus 'Belle Etoile'
Mock Orange

Shrub: Deciduous. Arching growth habit. Great for borders, hedge or woodlands. Very fragrant flowers. After flowering, cut old growth back to young shoots. Attracts butterflies. Flowering time: spring-summer. Bloom color: 2.5" white with red blotch. Size: 4-6' x 8'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

PHLOMIS 'Edward Bowles', Jerusalem Sage PHLOMIS 'Edward Bowles'
Jerusalem Sage

Perennial Shrub: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. A hybrid between P. fruticosa & P. russeliana. Evergreen plant with felted, 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'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Little summer water. USDA Z4-10.

Photo unavailable PHLOMIS bovei ssp maroccana

Perennial Shrub: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Evergreen plant with woolly, lance-shaped foliage that forms a mound, from which tall woolly stems grow with lipped lilac-pink flowers. Excellent ground cover, border, bank and rock garden plant. Bloom time: summer-fall. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Size: 3-5' x 1-3'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Little summer water. USDA Z9.

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 italica
Balearic Island Sage

Perennial Shrub: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Evergreen plant with woolly, lance-shaped foliage that forms a mound, from which tall woolly stems grow with lipped lilac-pink flowers. Excellent ground cover, border, bank and rock garden plant. Bloom time: summer-fall. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Size: 1-2' x 2-4'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Little summer water.

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.

PHLOMIS russelliana, Sticky Jerusalem Sage PHLOMIS russelliana
Sticky 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, butter yellow flowers appear in summer-fall. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Native to Asia minor. Size: 3' x 2'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Little summer water. USDA Z4-10. (syn. P. viscosa)

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 PHYGELIUS Colorburst 'Rose'
Cape Fuchsia

Shrub: Evergreen. Deer resistant. The Colorburst Series are colorful, compact & well-branching making them a great choice for containers, beds & borders. Tons of pendant, tubular flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: rose pink. Height: 10-14". Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z6-10.

Photo unavailable PIERIS japonica 'Katsura'
Lily of the Valley, Japanese Pieris

Shrub: Deer resistant. Evergreen, well-branched & very floriferous. Beautiful, wine-red new foliage flushing continuously throughout the season turning dark green w/age. Slightly fragrant, rose-pink bell-shaped flowers appear early spring-summer. Use in foundation plantings, mixed borders, specimen, mass plantings & patio pots. Makes a stunning addition to a Japanese themed garden. Size: 4-5' x 4-5'. Best in part-shade. USDA Z5. USPP#15,452

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 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 <.

PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Elfin', Tawhiwhi PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Elfin'
Tawhiwhi

Tree: Evergreen. A dwarf form of the Pittosporum tenuifolium. Drought, deer, fire and coast tolerant. Good hedge plant. Has slender black twigs and stems that contrast with silvery green leaves. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: purple, fragrant. Height: 24" Width: 24". Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9 or <.

Photo unavailable PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Gold Star'
Tawhiwhi, Kohuhu

Tree: Evergreen. Drought, deer, fire & coast tolerant. Good screen or hedge plant. Has slender red stems with shiny oval, wavy-edged leaves of gold & green with a cream center. Blooms: spring-summer. Color: lilac, fragrant. Compact growth habit. Grows slowly & can takes well to pruning. Ht: 5-10'. W: 3-4'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9 or <.

Photo unavailable PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Harley Botanica'
Tawhiwhi

Tree: Evergreen. Drought, deer, fire and coast tolerant. Good hedge or screen plant. Has slender black twigs and stems that contrast with bright green and white/yellow variegated leaves. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: purple, fragrant. Height: 10-15' Width: 10-15'. Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9 or <.

Photo unavailable PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Ivory Sheen'

Tree: Evergreen. Drought, deer, fire and coast tolerant. Native to Australia. A variegated form of P. 'Silver Sheen'. It has a more dainty quality. Good hedge or screen plant. Extremely compact growth habit with stunning ivory & green variegated foliage. Stems are dark brownish black. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: purple, fragrant. Height: 6-10'. Width: 4'. Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Jade'
Tawhiwhi, Kohuhu

Tree: Evergreen. Drought, deer, fire & coast tolerant. Native to New Zealand. A new selection bearing clear jade-green oval leaves which contrasts well against it’s darker stems. More compact habit than the straight species. Good screen or hedge plant. Blooms: spring-summer. Bloom color: purple, fragrant. Height: 6-8'. Width: 5-6'. Exposure: sun or light shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9 or <.

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