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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.

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.

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).

Photo unavailable 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.

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.

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

CORREA 'Ivory Bells', Australian Fuchsia CORREA 'Ivory Bells'
Australian Fuchsia

Shrub: Evergreen perennial has hanging bell-shaped flowers. Good for pots, borders, ground cover on banks and/or slopes. Bloom time: winter-summer. Bloom color: creamy white. Height: 1.5-2'. Width: 3-4'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. Does not like phosphorus, do not over fertilize with it! USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable CORREA 'Wyn's Wonder'
Variegated Australian Fuchsia

Shrub: Evergreen. Dense, velvety olive leaves with cream variegation densly cover this low evergreen shrub; when massed it is a good ground cover; rose pink bell shaped flowers emerge in late winter and dangle at the end of the branches. Drought tolerant once established. Great in mass plantings. Size: 2-3' x 3'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: mod. USDA Z8.

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