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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 'Summer Sunshine', Wall Germander TEUCRIUM chamaedrys 'Summer Sunshine'
Wall Germander

Perennial Herb or Subshrub: Drought tolerant once established. Deer resistant. Nice evergreen rock garden, ground cover, border and edging plant with bright golden foliage. Attracts butterflies. Tolerates coast. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: purple pink. Size: 6-8" x 12-15". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z4-9.

TEUCRIUM cossonii (syn. T. majoricum), Germander TEUCRIUM cossonii (syn. T. majoricum)
Germander

Perennial: Evergreen. Drought & coast tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Foliage is gray-green above, white underneath. Profusely branched shrublet with a mat forming habit, 4-6" x 2-4'. Good border, rock garden & edging plant. Attracts bees & butterflies. Blooms: summer. Color: rose lavender. Full sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z7. (syn. T. cussonii, T. pulverulentum)

Photo unavailable TEUCRIUM fruticans 'Curacao' (= 'Ventecu')
Bush Germander, Shrubby Germander

Perennial shrub: Drought, disease, deer and coast tolerant. Tough evergreen low hedge, border and topiary plant with olive-like silvery blue-gray foliage. Attracts butterflies. Thin in late winter. Has larger and bluer flowers than others. Smaller than Teucrium 'Azureum'. Bloom time: autumn and spring. Bloom color: electric blue. Height: 32 inches. Width: 32 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable TRICHOSTEMA lanatum
Woolly Blue Curls

Shrub: Evergreen. Native to dry slopes, south coast ranges of California. Fuzzy violet-blue spikes spring-fall with narrow aromatic leaves. Both the flower & foliage are sweetly fragrant like freshly cut cedar with a hint of lavender. Excellent cut flower. Height: 3-4'. Width: 4-5'. Full sun. Needs good drainage. Hardy to 10 degrees F without freezing back & has been known to recover from the base at temperatures down to below zero.

Photo unavailable WEIGELA Towers of Flowers 'Appleblossom'
Weigela

Shrub: Truly a showstopper, this upright shrub becomes a tower of cascading large shell pink flowers, blooming in clusters on the entire stem. The flowers fade to a pale pinkish white, giving a lovely confetti-like feeling. Exposure: partial sun/ shade or in full sun in temperate environments. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Bloom time: free-bloomer from spring-summer. Height: 48". Spread: 36". USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable WEIGELA Towers of Flowers 'Cherry'
Weigela

Shrub: A showstopping shrub, this upright free-bloomer showcases whole stems filled with gorgeous cherry red blossom clusters, bursting against lush green-bronze foliage. Exposure: full sun/part shade. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Bloom time: spring-summer. Height: 4'. Width: 24". USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable WEIGELA Towers of Flowers 'Cherry'
Weigela

Shrub: A showstopping shrub, this upright free-bloomer showcases whole stems filled with gorgeous cherry red blossom clusters, bursting against lush green-bronze foliage. Exposure: full sun/part shade. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Bloom time: spring-summer. Height: 4'. Width: 24". USDA Z6.

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