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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.

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.

CISTUS x hybridus 'Mickie', Variegated Sageleaf Rockrose CISTUS x hybridus 'Mickie'
Variegated Sageleaf Rockrose

Shrub: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Evergreen. Great accent plant for pots, borders or rock gardens. Unique variegated foliage with cherry red stems. Nice winter interest. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: white with yellow center. Habit: 1.5-2' x 2'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8. USPP#23024

Photo unavailable CLERODENDRUM bungei
Cashmere Bouquet, Glory Bower

Deciduous shrub with heart-shaped leaves and clusters of small fragrant flowers. Resistant to oak root fungus and deer. Good border and container plant. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: red purple to deep pink. Size: 4-6' x 4-6'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable CLERODENDRUM bungei
Cashmere Bouquet, Glory Bower

Deciduous shrub with heart-shaped leaves and clusters of small fragrant flowers. Resistant to oak root fungus and deer. Good border and container plant. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: red purple to deep pink. Size: 4-6' x 4-6'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z8.

COLEONEMA pulchrum 'Golden Sunset', Breath of Heaven, Diosma COLEONEMA pulchrum 'Golden Sunset'
Breath of Heaven, Diosma

Shrub: Deer and gopher resistant. Evergreen perennial with heath-like leaves that are fragrant when brushed. Carries tiny flowers from spring-summer. Nice cut flower. Good for borders, banks or hillsides. Bloom color: light pink. Size: 1.5' x 4'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z9. (syn. 'Pacific Gold' or 'Sunset Gold')

COPROSMA 'Evening Glow', Mirror Plant COPROSMA 'Evening Glow'
Mirror Plant

Shrub or Small Tree: Evergreen. Deer and coast tolerant. Good border, rock garden, hedge and container plant. A New Zealand native with dramatic glossy golden foliage that turns to rich orange with pink-red shades. Insignificant flowers. Tolerates trimming and clipping. Size: 4-5' x 3-4'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z8.

COPROSMA 'Evening Glow', Mirror Plant COPROSMA 'Evening Glow'
Mirror Plant

Shrub or Small Tree: Evergreen. Deer and coast tolerant. Good border, rock garden, hedge and container plant. A New Zealand native with dramatic glossy golden foliage that turns to rich orange with pink-red shades. Insignificant flowers. Tolerates trimming and clipping. Size: 4-5' x 3-4'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z8.

CORDYLINE 'Design-a-Line Burgundy', Torbay, Cabbage or Cornish Palm CORDYLINE 'Design-a-Line Burgundy'
Torbay, Cabbage or Cornish Palm

Shrub: Evergreen. Deer resistant. Coastal tolerant. This is a new clump forming Cordyline. Tight dense habit, similar to a Phormium. Great container plant. Foliage color: weeping burgundy. Established plants have fragrant white flowers in summer. Garden size: 3' x 3'. Exposure: sun/light shade. Prefers good drainage. Fairly drought tolerant but is lusher with regular water. USDA Z8. PPAF

CORDYLINE 'Design-a-Line Burgundy', Torbay, Cabbage or Cornish Palm CORDYLINE 'Design-a-Line Burgundy'
Torbay, Cabbage or Cornish Palm

Shrub: Evergreen. Deer resistant. Coastal tolerant. This is a new clump forming Cordyline. Tight dense habit, similar to a Phormium. Great container plant. Foliage color: weeping burgundy. Established plants have fragrant white flowers in summer. Garden size: 3' x 3'. Exposure: sun/light shade. Prefers good drainage. Fairly drought tolerant but is lusher with regular water. USDA Z8. PPAF

Photo unavailable CORDYLINE 'Purple Dazzler' (syn. C. fruticosa cv., C. stricta 'Dark Purple')
Torbay, Cabbage Palm

Subtropical Tree: Evergreen. Deer resistant. Coastal tolerant. A stunning indoor, patio or tripical garden specimen with shiny purple-black leaves. Provides nice contrast with light colored walls and bright colored foliage plants. Long, strappy leaves are 2 inches wide and 18 inches long and arch to create a fountain-like look. Drought tolerant but is lusher with regular water. Bloom color: violet. Ht: 3-8 feet. Width: 2-3 feet. Exposure: part shade. Protect from frost. USDA Z9-11.

Photo unavailable CORDYLINE australis 'Paso Doble' (Dancing Series)
Torbay Palm

Subtropical Tree: Evergreen. Deer resistant. Coastal tolerant. Colorful, strap-like foliage are a mix of brilliant pink with dark purple variegation. Great border, bedding and container plant. Blooms: insignificant, creamy white. Height: 5 feet. Width: 3-4 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Prefers good drainage. Drought tolerant but is lusher with regular water. Water: moderate. USDA Z8. PP #29,714

Photo unavailable CORDYLINE australis 'Salsa' (Dancing Series)
Torbay Palm

Subtropical Tree: Evergreen. Deer resistant. Coastal tolerant. Colorful, weeping, strap-like variegated foliage. Young leaves are a mix of pink on red that deepen in color as the leaves mature. Great border, bedding and container plant. Blooms: insignificant, white. Height: 6-8 feet. Width: 4-5 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Prefers good drainage. Drought tolerant but is lusher with regular water. Water: moderate. USDA Z8. PP #26,154

Photo unavailable CORDYLINE fruticosa 'Caruba Black'
Torbay, Cabbage Palm

Subtropical Tree: Evergreen. Deer resistant. Coastal tolerant. A stunning indoor, patio or tropical garden specimen w/rich purple-black leaves that have a slight metallic sheen. Provides superb contrast w/light colored walls & bright-colored foliage plants. Flat, strappy leaves are shorter offering more compact growth. Does not flower. Drought tolerant but is lusher w/regular water. Size: 4-5' x 1.5'. Exp.: pt shade. Protect from frost. USPP#19,825

Photo unavailable CORDYLINE terminalis 'Chocolate Queen'
Ti Plant, Palm Lily, Hawaiian Good Luck Plant

Subtropical tree: Evergreen. Deer and rabbit resistant. Beautiful variegated green leaves streaked heavily with cream and white, as leaves mature they become flushed with chocolate purple and deep red. Good border, container and houseplant. Bloom color: white, pink. Ht: 18-24 inches. Width 12-18 inches. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z9

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