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Photo unavailable ANISODONTEA capensis 'Elegans Princess'
African Mallow, Cape Mallow

Half-hardy Shrub: This tender upright shrub produces an abundance of lavender-pink hibiscus like blooms with a raspberry ring around a yellow center. Evergreen/semi-evergreen. Attracts butterflies. Height: 3’. Width: 20”. Habit: compact. Soil: moist with good drainage. Exposure: sun/part shade. Bloom time: summer-fall.

Photo unavailable ANISODONTEA capensis 'Pink'
African Mallow, Cape Mallow

Perennial: This easy-to-grow, upright evergreen sub-shrub boasts showy pink flowers with raspberry centers and veins that resemble a hibiscus. A prolific bloomer, bloom time is from spring until frost, or all year round in warmer climates. Attracts bees and butterflies. Low maintenance, drought and heat tolerant. Height: 24-36”. Width: 18-36”. Exposure: full sun/partial shade. Soil should be moist with good drainage. USDA Zone 8.

ARCTOSTAPHYLOS densiflora 'Emerald Carpet', Sonoma Manzanita, Vine Hill Manzanita ARCTOSTAPHYLOS densiflora 'Emerald Carpet'
Sonoma Manzanita, Vine Hill Manzanita

Shrub: Native to Sonoma, CA. Deer, drought & fire resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Procumbent plant with glossy green foliage. Outer branches root when they touch soil. Good choice for on banks. Wildlife friendly. Attracts hummingbirds. Blooms: spring. Color: white or pink. Mounding growth. Ht: 10-16". W: 3-6'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

ARCTOSTAPHYLOS densiflora 'Howard McMinn', Sonoma Manzanita, Vine Hill Manzanita ARCTOSTAPHYLOS densiflora 'Howard McMinn'
Sonoma Manzanita, Vine Hill Manzanita

Shrub: Native to Sonoma, CA. Deer, drought & fire resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Good choice for on banks & hills. Very dependable & adaptable. Wildlife friendly! Attracts birds, butterflies & hummingbirds. Blooms: winter-spring. Color: white tinged w/ pink. Dense, upright & spreading. Ht: 4-7'. W: 6-10'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

ARCTOSTAPHYLOS uva-ursi 'Green Supreme', Manzanita, Bearberry ARCTOSTAPHYLOS uva-ursi 'Green Supreme'
Manzanita, Bearberry

Shrub: Evergreen. CA native. Selected from Tilden Botanical Garden, San Francisco. Deer, drought & fire resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Procumbent plant w/glossy bt. green foliage. A very dense ground cover w/no center die-back. Good choice for on banks. Wildlife friendly. Attracts hummingbirds. Blooms: spring. Color: white or pink. Mounding. Ht: 6-12". W: 6-12'. Exp.: sun/pt shade. Water: mod/dry. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable ARCTOSTAPHYLOS uva-ursi 'Point Reyes'
Manzanita, Bearberry, Sandbeary

Shrub: Evergreen. CA native. Deer, drought & fire resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Introduced by Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Procumbent plant w/dark green leathery foliage. A very dense ground cover w/no center die-back. Good choice for banks or rock gardens. Wildlife friendly. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Blms: spring followed by red berries summer-fall. Color: white or pink. Mounding. Height: 1'. Width: 6'. Exp.: sun/pt shade. Water: mod/dry. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable BALLOTA 'All Hallow's Green' (Marrubium)

Evergreen subshrub: Drought tolerant and deer resistant. Nice evergreen border plant primarily grown for its apple green foliage. Shear back to keep plant tidy. Height: 12-18 inches. Width: 12-18 inches. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable BALLOTA 'All Hallow's Green' (Marrubium)

Evergreen subshrub: Drought tolerant and deer resistant. Nice evergreen border plant primarily grown for its apple green foliage. Shear back to keep plant tidy. Height: 12-18 inches. Width: 12-18 inches. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable BEGONIA 'Gene Daniels'
Cane-type Begonia

Shrub: Cane-type, very large, upright grower. Coral-pink flowers are on continuous display. The flowers are set off by huge dark bronzey-green heart-shaped leaves with a red reverse. Good for porches, patios, large containers or tropical settings. Perennial outdoors where there is no frost or can be used as a houseplant in bt., indirect light. Late winter into summer. Height: 4-6'. Width: 4-6'. Exp: part shade/shade. Water: mod. USDA Z9. Hardy to at least 30° F.

Photo unavailable BERBERIS thunbergii 'Orange Torch'
Japanese Berberis, Barberry

Deciduous shrub: A distinctive & unique variety with golden foliage, an eye catching orange edge, and pale yellow mid-spring blooms. The orange color deepens in cooler temperatures with pretty bright red berries in the fall. Good for hedges/borders. Drought tolerant & deer resistant. Height: 3-4'. Width: 2-3’. Water: moderate. Exposure: sun/part shade. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable BERBERIS thunbergii 'Red Torch'
Japanese Barberry

Deciduous shrub: Drought & deer resistant. A stunning statement for the landscape. Its majestic crimson foliage stays blazing red long after other Berberis varieties turn maroon. Good for hedges, screens, and borders. Pretty bright red berries in fall. Has pale yellow, mid spring blooms. Height: 4-5'. Width: 3’. Water: moderate. Exposure: sun. USDA Z4. PP#22,220

BERBERIS thunbergii 'Rose Glow', Japanese Berberis, Barberry BERBERIS thunbergii 'Rose Glow'
Japanese Berberis, Barberry

Deciduous shrub: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. A great foliage shrub. Good for hedges and borders. Marbled reddish purple foliage ages to bronze and rose in autumn and followed by bright red berries. Mid spring blooms are pale yellow. Will grow in most soils. Size: 4-6' x 10'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable BUDDLEJA 'Buzz Sky Blue'
Butterfly Bush, Summer Lilac

Shrub: Drought, deer, gopher & clay tolerant. Semi-evergreen/deciduous border & pot plant. About 1/3 the size of traditional Buddlejas. Leaves are green on top, white underneath. Fragrant sky blue cone-like flowers attract butterflies & hummers. Good cut flower. Blooms: summer-fall. Ht: 3'. W: 3'. Smaller in pots. Sun/light shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5. (PPAF)

Photo unavailable BUDDLEJA 'Pink Cascade'
Butterfly Bush, Summer Lilac

Shrub: Drought & clay tolerant. Deer & gopher resistant. Semi-evergreen to deciduous border plant. Part of the ‘Cascade’ collection, a refreshing new look for Butterfly Bushes. Arching, weeping look versus the normal upright habit. Light apple blossom pk flower panicles are 8-10" long. Attracts bees, butterflies & hummingbirds. Nice cut flower. Blooms: summer-fall. Size: 5-5.5’ x 5-6’. Exp.: sun/pt shade. Water: mod. Z5. PP#30,711

Photo unavailable BUDDLEJA alternifolia
Alternate-leaved Butterfly Bush, Fountain Butterfly Bush

Shrub or Tree: Deciduous. Tolerates drought, deer, rabbits & clay. Native to China. Useful for shrub borders, foundation plantings, butterfly & cottage gardens. Blooms on previous year's wood, so prune after flowering. Arching, weeping growth. Grow as a shrub or prune into a tree. Fragrant 18" flower spikes attract butterflies & hummingbirds. Blooms: spring. Color: lilac purple. Ht: 8-15 ft. Width: 10-18 ft. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5-9.

BULBINE frutescens 'Hallmark', Stalked Bulbine (syn. B. caulescens) BULBINE frutescens 'Hallmark'
Stalked Bulbine (syn. B. caulescens)

Shrub: Succulent perennial from So. Africa w/fleshy pencil-like foliage. Flower stalks carry clusters of star-shaped orange flowers w/fuzzy yellow stamens in spring-fall. Good cut flower, rock garden, bank & pot plant. Clump former: 12" x 24". Stalks to 12-18". Smaller & less heat tolerant than species. Exposure: sun. Tolerates dryness & poor, dry soil. USDA Z9-11.

BULBINE frutescens - orange form, Stalked Bulbine (syn. B. caulescens) BULBINE frutescens - orange form
Stalked Bulbine (syn. B. caulescens)

Shrub: Succulent perennial native to South Africa with fleshy pencil-like foliage. Flower stalks carry clusters of star-shaped orange flowers in spring-fall. Good cut flower. Nice for rock gardens, banks and containers. Forms clumps to 12" x 36-48". Flower stalks to 24". Exposure: sun. Tolerates dryness & poor, dry soil. USDA Z9-11.

BULBINE frutescens - yellow form, Stalked Bulbine (syn. B. caulescens) BULBINE frutescens - yellow form
Stalked Bulbine (syn. B. caulescens)

Shrub: Succulent perennial native to South Africa with fleshy pencil-like foliage. Flower stalks carry clusters of star-shaped yellow flowers in spring-fall. Good cut flower. Nice for rock gardens, banks and containers. Forms clumps to 12" x 36-48". Flower stalks to 24". Exposure: sun. Tolerates dryness & poor, dry soil. USDA Z9-11.

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.

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 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.

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