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Photo unavailable ABUTILON x hybridum 'Tangerine'
Flowering Maple, Chinese Lantern

Shrub: Evergreen perennial. Good pot & border plant. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Upright arching growth with drooping bell-like flowers and broad foliage. Blooms: spring-fall. Bloom color: bright orange. Size: 4-6' x 4-6'. Prune during growing season. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5. (syn. Abutilon 'Tangerine Belle')

ABUTILON x hybridum 'White', Flowering Maple, Chinese Lantern ABUTILON x hybridum 'White'
Flowering Maple, Chinese Lantern

Shrub: Evergreen perennial. Good container and border plant. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Upright arching growth habit with drooping bell-like flowers and broad foliage. Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: white. Size: 8-10' x 8-10'. Prune during growing season. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

ABUTILON x hybridum 'White', Flowering Maple, Chinese Lantern ABUTILON x hybridum 'White'
Flowering Maple, Chinese Lantern

Shrub: Evergreen perennial. Good container and border plant. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Upright arching growth habit with drooping bell-like flowers and broad foliage. Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: white. Size: 8-10' x 8-10'. Prune during growing season. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

AGONIS flexuosa 'Jervis Bay Afterdark'/'After Dark', Sweet Willow Myrtle, Willow Peppermint AGONIS flexuosa 'Jervis Bay Afterdark'/'After Dark'
Sweet Willow Myrtle, Willow Peppermint

Tree: Evergreen. Deer & coast tolerant. Attracts birds. Good specimen, container or screen plant. Spring & summer foliage has bright flushes of claret/purple that deepens to dark burgundy through winter-peppermint scented when crushed. Blooms: white. Size: 20' x 10-16', slightly weeping. Exp.: sun. Water: dry/moist-best with some water. USDA Z9-11.

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 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 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

Photo unavailable BUDDLEJA 'Buzz Magenta'
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 magenta 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 '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

BUDDLEJA davidii var. nanhoensis 'Black Knight', Butterfly Bush or Summer Lilac BUDDLEJA davidii var. nanhoensis 'Black Knight'
Butterfly Bush or Summer Lilac

Shrub: Drought and clay tolerant. Deer and gopher resistant. Semi-evergreen to deciduous border plant. Leaves are green on top with white felt underneath. Fragrant deep purple cone-like flowers attract butterflies & hummingbirds. Nice cut flower. Bloom time: summer-fall. Growth: 15' x 15'. 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 - 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.

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.

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