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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.

Photo unavailable 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 TEUCRIUM aroanium
Gray Creeping Germander

Shrub: Evergreen. Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. Native to Greece. Lavender-pink blooms have a sweet honeysuckle scent and cover the plant all season. Best in rock gardens, in beds or as a small scale ground cover. Bloom time: spring-summer. Height: 2-3". Width: 18-24". USDA Z5.

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. Prunter 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 TIBOUCHINA urvilleana 'Rich Blue Sun'
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: large violet-blue. Height: 3-4'. 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 VIBURNUM tinus 'Spring Bouquet'
Laurustinus, Viburnum

Shrub: Deer resistant. An evergreen dwarf variety with dark green leaves. Good for hedges and screens. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: winter-spring. Reddish pink buds open into large white flowers followed by cobalt blue to black fruit. Size:4-6 feet x 8 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z8-10.

Photo unavailable VITEX agnus-castus
Chaste Tree, Hemp Tree

Deciduous shrub or small tree. Resistant to oak root fungus. Deer resistant. Clay tolerant. Has 7 inch flower spikes. Good in summer border. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: blue. Height: 6-10 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

WEIGELA Briant Rubidor (='Olympiade'), Weigela WEIGELA Briant Rubidor (='Olympiade')
Weigela

Shrub: Deciduous. Deer & clay tolerant. Has pretty chartreuse foliage that changes with the season. Background, border, woodland & screen plant. Good cut flower. Attracts hummingbirds. Blooms: spring-summer. Color: ruby red, funnel-shaped flowers. Size: 4-8' x 4-9'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z4. (syn. W. florida 'Briant Rubidor')

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