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PROSTANTHERA ovalifolia 'Variegata', Australian or Variegated Mint Bush 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 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.

RIBES viburnifolium, Catalina Currant, Island Gooseberry 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.

RIBES viburnifolium, Catalina Currant, Island Gooseberry 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 SANCHEZIA nobilis 'Ellen' (syn. S. parvibracteata 'Ellen')
Tiger Plant, Fire Fingers

Woody Shrub: Evergreen. Heat tolerant. Native to Ecuador and Peru. Grown for the beautiful deep green leaves with bright yellow and cream veins. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: yellow flowers, orange bracts. Border, bed, container and houseplant. Height: usually 3-4 feet, but can reach up to 8 feet. Width: 3-5 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z9-11.

Photo unavailable SANCHEZIA nobilis 'Ellen' (syn. S. parvibracteata 'Ellen')
Tiger Plant, Fire Fingers

Woody Shrub: Evergreen. Heat tolerant. Native to Ecuador and Peru. Grown for the beautiful deep green leaves with bright yellow and cream veins. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: yellow flowers, orange bracts. Border, bed, container and houseplant. Height: usually 3-4 feet, but can reach up to 8 feet. Width: 3-5 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z9-11.

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.

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.

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 '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 ackermannii, Germander TEUCRIUM ackermannii
Germander

Perennial: Evergreen. Drought & coast tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Attractive silver-green foliage. Profusely branched shrublet with a spreading habit, 3-6" x 18". Good border, rock garden or container plant. Attracts bees & butterflies. Blooms: summer. Color: rose-purple . Full sun. Water: moderate/dry.

Photo unavailable TEUCRIUM aroanium (syn. T. aroanum)
Gray Creeping Germander

Shrub: Evergreen. Tolerates drought, deer and rabbits. Native to Greece. Lavender-pink blooms have a sweet honey scent and cover the plant all season. Good rock garden, xeriscape, bedding, container, or small scale ground cover plant. The foliage trails nicely in the garden and over pots. Attracts bees. Bloom time: spring-fall. Height: 2-3 inches. Width: 18-24 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. 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.

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.

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.

TEUCRIUM chamaedrys 'Alba', White Wall Germander 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 'Alba', White Wall Germander 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.

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.

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