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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 '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 '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.

Photo unavailable 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 PUNICA granatum 'Nana Emperor'
Dwarf Pomegranate

Deciduous shrub: Slow-growing, rounded shrub. Drought, clay, deer and gopher tolerant. Flowers are followed by small, ruby red fruit. Excellent border and container plant. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: orange/red. Height: 1-3 feet. Width: 1-3 feet. Exposure: sun. Little water when established. USDA Z9.

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)

Photo unavailable 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.

Photo unavailable 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 SALIX integra 'Hakuro Nishiki' (syn. S. Alba Maculata)
Dappled Willow

Shrub: A very attractive Japanese willow with white, green and pink foliage. Tolerates bog and clay. Butterfly and cut flower plant. The slender branches dangle in the breeze. Shear regularly to maintain leaf variegation. Height: 3-5 feet. Exposure: sun. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable SANTOLINA 'Little Nicky'
Dwarf Lavender Cotton

Evergreen shrub: Drought & coast tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Use in borders, containers. edges, rock garden & low hedges. Has rounded button-like flowers & aromatic foliage. Light on flowering, so stays tight & compact. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: summer. Color: bright yellow. Size: 6-8" x 8-12". Full sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z7.

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.

SOLIDAGO 'Little Lemon', Goldenrod SOLIDAGO 'Little Lemon'
Goldenrod

Shrub: Deer and rabbit resistant. This variety is one of the most compact forms of goldenrod on the market today, typically growing to only 14” tall & to 18” wide. Great in smaller gardens. Nice border or container plant. Attracts bees and butterflies. Tolerates clay soil. Bloom color: yellow. Bloom time: summer-fall. Height: 10-14". Width: 12-18". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z5. PP#17297.

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.

SPIRAEA 'Magic Carpet', Bridal Wreath SPIRAEA 'Magic Carpet'
Bridal Wreath

Shrub of the rose family with bronze tipped foliage. Winter deciduous. Deer resistant. Clay tolerant. Good cut flower, border, ground cover & back ground plant. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: summer. Height: 15-18". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z3. (PP#9363) (syn. S. japonica 'Magic Carpet', S. japonica 'Walbuma').

Photo unavailable SPIRAEA japonica 'Anthony Waterer'
Japanese Spiraea

Shrub of the rose family with maroon tinged foliage. Winter deciduous. Deer resistant. Clay tolerant. Good cut flower, border and back ground plant. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: bright carmine. Height: 2-3 feet. Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5. (syn. S. bumalda 'Anthony Waterer').

Photo unavailable SPIRAEA japonica 'Gold Mound'
Japanese Spiraea

Shrub of the rose family with bright gold foliage. Winter deciduous. Deer resistant. Clay tolerant. Good cut flower, border and back ground plant. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: pink. Height: 2'. Low, mounding growth habit. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z4.

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