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CALLISTEMON 'Little John', Dwarf Bottlebrush CALLISTEMON 'Little John'
Dwarf Bottlebrush

Shrub: Evergreen. Deer resist. Drought toler. Slow growing dwarf that forms a low spreading mound. Great for small spaces, as a foundation plant under low windows, accent for the garden, or lined along a walk or drive. Deepest red blms of all the bottlebrushes that contrast nicely against blue-green flg. Attracts butterflies & hummers. Blms all year, but makes an extra effort late summer-early fall. Size: 3-5' x 4-6'. Full sun.

Photo unavailable CALLISTEMON viminalis 'Better John'
Dwarf Bottlebrush

Shrub: Evergreen. Deer & drought toler. A seedling selection of C. ‘Little John’ that is very similar but better! Easier to grow, quicker to establish & improved foliage color. Compact, low spreading mound. Great for mass plantings, hedges & foundation plantings. Attracts butterflies & hummers. Blms year round, but makes an extra effort late summer-early fall. Blm color: deep red. Size: 2-4' x 2-3'. Water: mod. Sun/pt shade. USDA Z9. PPAF

Photo unavailable CALLISTEMON viminalis 'Scarlet Flame' (='CC19')
Bottlebrush

Shrub: Evergreen. Deer and drought tolerant. A fine leafed and more compact selection of 'Captain Cook'. Has beautiful rustic red new growth. Great for mass plantings, hedges and foundation plantings. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: scarlet. It is self cleaning after flowering. Height: 4-5 feet. Width: 3.5 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z9. PP #25,023

CARYOPTERIS x clandonensis 'Dark Knight', Blue Spirea or Bluebeard CARYOPTERIS x clandonensis 'Dark Knight'
Blue Spirea or Bluebeard

Shrub: Deciduous & fairly drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Nice for borders. Fragrant foliage & flowers. Blooms on current growth. Good cut flower. Attracts butterflies. Native to E. Asia. Flowering time: summer to frost. Bloom color: dark purple. Height: 2 feet. Width: 2 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z4.

CARYOPTERIS x clandonensis 'Dark Knight', Blue Spirea or Bluebeard CARYOPTERIS x clandonensis 'Dark Knight'
Blue Spirea or Bluebeard

Shrub: Deciduous & fairly drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Nice for borders. Fragrant foliage & flowers. Blooms on current growth. Good cut flower. Attracts butterflies. Native to E. Asia. Flowering time: summer to frost. Bloom color: dark purple. Height: 2 feet. Width: 2 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable CARYOPTERIS x clandonensis 'Gold Crest'
Bluebeard, Blue Spirea

Shrub: Deciduous. Deer resistant. Fairly drought tolerant. Showy golden chartreuse foliage that holds up well in the heat. Blooms on current growth. Fragrant. Stunning when planted en masse. Good cut flower, bed, border & specimen plant. Attracts bees & butterflies. Native to E. Asia. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: intense blue. Height: 24-36”. Width: 36-48”. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable CARYOPTERIS x clandonensis 'Gold Crest'
Bluebeard, Blue Spirea

Shrub: Deciduous. Deer resistant. Fairly drought tolerant. Showy golden chartreuse foliage that holds up well in the heat. Blooms on current growth. Fragrant. Stunning when planted en masse. Good cut flower, bed, border & specimen plant. Attracts bees & butterflies. Native to E. Asia. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: intense blue. Height: 24-36”. Width: 36-48”. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable CEANOTHUS 'Centennial' (syn. C 'Darkest Blue')
California Lilac, Centennial Ceanothus

Shrub: California Native. Evergreen. Drought, deer, and fire tolerant. Can be grown in the understory of oaks in dry shade. Attracts birds and pollinators. Foliage: shiny, small dark green leaves. Bloom time: spring/early summer. Bloom color: deep cobalt blue. Fast growing. Low growing, groundcover type. Height: 6-12 inches. Width: 4-8 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8. A natural cross between C. foliosus and C. thyrsiflorus.

Photo unavailable CEANOTHUS gloriosus 'Anchor Bay'
Point Reyes Wild Lilac

Shrub: Evergreen. California native. Deer, drought, coast, gopher & fire tolerant. Dark green holly-like leaves are leathery and toothed making it less palatable to deer than most. Clusters of lavender-blue flowers appear in spring. Dense, low-spreading ground cover with slightly arching branches. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Approximate size: 1-2' x 6-8'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8

Photo unavailable CEANOTHUS griseus var. horizontalis 'Diamond Heights'
Carmel Creeper, Californian Lilac

Shrub: Deer, drought, coast, gopher & fire tolerant. Has glossy outrageous lime green leaves with pine colored markings & clusters of pale blue flowers in spring. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Approximate size: 1-2' x 8-10'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Part shade in hot climates is best to prevent foliage from burn. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable CEANOTHUS griseus var. horizontalis 'Yankee Point'
Carmel Creeper, Californian Lilac

Shrub: Deer, drought, gopher, coast, lime and fire tolerant. California native. Good ground cover and rock garden plant. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Has evergreen glossy foliage with clusters of flowers in spring-summer. Bloom color: medium blue. Size: 3-5' x 8-10'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

CEANOTHUS hearstiorum, Hearst's California Lilac CEANOTHUS hearstiorum
Hearst's California Lilac

Shrub: Evergreen. Califronia native. Drought tolerant. One of the lowest growing at only 6-12". This plant forms a dense mat of textured foliage blanketed by medium-blue flowers in spring. Great choice for coastal gardens. Bloom color: blue. Bloom time: spring. Exposure: sun-part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z8.

CEANOTHUS hearstiorum, Hearst's California Lilac CEANOTHUS hearstiorum
Hearst's California Lilac

Shrub: Evergreen. Califronia native. Drought tolerant. One of the lowest growing at only 6-12". This plant forms a dense mat of textured foliage blanketed by medium-blue flowers in spring. Great choice for coastal gardens. Bloom color: blue. Bloom time: spring. Exposure: sun-part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z8.

CEANOTHUS hearstiorum, Hearst's California Lilac CEANOTHUS hearstiorum
Hearst's California Lilac

Shrub: Evergreen. Califronia native. Drought tolerant. One of the lowest growing at only 6-12". This plant forms a dense mat of textured foliage blanketed by medium-blue flowers in spring. Great choice for coastal gardens. Bloom color: blue. Bloom time: spring. Exposure: sun-part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z8.

CEANOTHUS maritimus 'Popcorn', White California Lilac CEANOTHUS maritimus 'Popcorn'
White California Lilac

Shrub: Deer, drought, gopher, coast and fire tolerant. Coastal California native. Early-flowering with compact, tidy habit. Excellent ground cover for open banks. Good substitute for Cotoneaster. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Has evergreen glossy foliage with heavy clusters of flowers in spring-summer. Bloom color: white. Size: 2-3' x 6-8'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable CEANOTHUS x 'Emerisa's Gem'
Carmel Creeper, Californian Lilac

Shrub: Evergreen, deer, drought, coast, gopher & fire tolerant. A selection we found and named. It has glossy dark green leaves edged in yellow w/clusters of pale blue flowers in spring. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Approximate size: 1' x 8-10'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Part shade in hot climates is best to prevent foliage from burn. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable CEANOTHUS x 'Emerisa's Gem'
Carmel Creeper, Californian Lilac

Shrub: Evergreen, deer, drought, coast, gopher & fire tolerant. A selection we found and named. It has glossy dark green leaves edged in yellow w/clusters of pale blue flowers in spring. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Approximate size: 1' x 8-10'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Part shade in hot climates is best to prevent foliage from burn. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

CERATOSTIGMA plumbaginoides, Dwarf Plumbago, Leadwort CERATOSTIGMA plumbaginoides
Dwarf Plumbago, Leadwort

Subshrub: Deciduous. Deer resistant. Drought, coast & clay tolerant. Ground cover, rock garden & border plant. Foliage turns to red in autumn, nice fall color. Cut back each winter. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: intense blue. Size: 8-18" x 24". Sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. Sunset zones 2-9, 14-24. USDA Z5. (syn. PLUMBAGO larpentae).

CERATOSTIGMA plumbaginoides, Dwarf Plumbago, Leadwort CERATOSTIGMA plumbaginoides
Dwarf Plumbago, Leadwort

Subshrub: Deciduous. Deer resistant. Drought, coast & clay tolerant. Ground cover, rock garden & border plant. Foliage turns to red in autumn, nice fall color. Cut back each winter. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: intense blue. Size: 8-18" x 24". Sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. Sunset zones 2-9, 14-24. USDA Z5. (syn. PLUMBAGO larpentae).

CERATOSTIGMA willmottianum, Chinese Plumbago CERATOSTIGMA willmottianum
Chinese Plumbago

Shrub: Deer resistant. Drought and coast tolerant. Deciduous rock garden & border plant. Foliage turns to yellow/red in winter. Similiar to C. griffithii but leaves are more diamond shaped. Cut back each winter. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: bright blue. Size: 2-4' x 2-4'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable CHOISYA rutaceae 'Aztec Pearl'
Mexican Orange

Shrub: A knockout evergreen, flowering shrub! Nice border plant. Blushed buds open to fragrant white flowers on glossy deep green leaves that are very finely cut. Blooms: spring-fall. Size: 3-4' x 4'. Exposure: full sun. Water: moderate in well drained soil. Protect from cold winds. USDA Z7, possibly 6.

Photo unavailable CHOISYA rutaceae 'Aztec Pearl'
Mexican Orange

Shrub: A knockout evergreen, flowering shrub! Nice border plant. Blushed buds open to fragrant white flowers on glossy deep green leaves that are very finely cut. Blooms: spring-fall. Size: 3-4' x 4'. Exposure: full sun. Water: moderate in well drained soil. Protect from cold winds. USDA Z7, possibly 6.

Photo unavailable CHOISYA ternata 'Sundance'
Mexican Orange Blossom

Shrub: Evergreen. A delight for the semi-shaded garden w/its profusion of pleasing white fragrant flowers which emit a citrus smell. The gldn-ylw new foliage contrasts nicely w/the older green leaves. Use in a mixed border, as a foundation plant, or as a specimen in a container. Foliage is great for flower arrangements. Blm. time: spring-summer. Height: 4-6'. Width: 4-6'. Exp.: sun-part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable CHOISYA ternata 'Sundance'
Mexican Orange Blossom

Shrub: Evergreen. A delight for the semi-shaded garden w/its profusion of pleasing white fragrant flowers which emit a citrus smell. The gldn-ylw new foliage contrasts nicely w/the older green leaves. Use in a mixed border, as a foundation plant, or as a specimen in a container. Foliage is great for flower arrangements. Blm. time: spring-summer. Height: 4-6'. Width: 4-6'. Exp.: sun-part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable CHOISYA ternata 'Sundance'
Mexican Orange Blossom

Shrub: Evergreen. A delight for the semi-shaded garden w/its profusion of pleasing white fragrant flowers which emit a citrus smell. The gldn-ylw new foliage contrasts nicely w/the older green leaves. Use in a mixed border, as a foundation plant, or as a specimen in a container. Foliage is great for flower arrangements. Blm. time: spring-summer. Height: 4-6'. Width: 4-6'. Exp.: sun-part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z7.

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