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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 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 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 '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 '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

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.

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.

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