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Ceanothus “Blue Ray”

Evergreen shrub

Fast-growing large shrub to small tree with clusters of beautiful dark blue flowers in spring.

Ceanothus “Concha”

Evergreen Shrub

Small dark green leaves, arching branches. Dark blue flowers through the spring. Easy to grow in California gardens. Deer resistant, clay-soils tolerant.

Ceanothus “Cynthia Postan”

Evergreen Shrub

Small glossy dark green leaves and medium blue flowers sweetly scented in spring. Slow growing. Handles clay soils.

Ceanothus “Dark Star”

Evergreen shrub

Small, textured dark green leaves with impressive displays of deep blue flower clusters that completely cover the plant in spring.

Ceanothus “Owlswood Blue”

Evergreen shrub

Fast growing tall shrub with dark green leaves. Deep blue flower clusters in late spring. Full sun in coastal gardens, not great further inland.

Ceanothus “Ray Hartman”

Evergreen shrub

Light blue flowers, dark green leaves. Fast-growing, completely drought-tolerant. Cold and heat hardy. Do not irrigate.

Ceanothus “Skylark”

C. thyrsiflorus “Skylark”
Evergreen shrub

Particularly dark green foliage and blue flowers. Good for coastal gardens, and as a low border hedge.

Ceanothus “Snow Flurry”

C. thyrsiflorus “Snow Flurry”
Evergreen shrub

Provides seeds that native birds thrive on. Huge sprays of brilliant white flowers in spring. Rich green leaves. Perfect for Bay Area gardens – drought-tolerant, easy to grow.

Ceanothus “Tuxedo”

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Evergreen shrub

Hybrid California Lilac with glossy deep green leaves, deep blue flowers summer through fall. Makes a great tall hedge, takes a good pruning. Drought-tolerant, easy to grow.

Ceanothus “Vandenberg”

Evergreen shrub

Small dark green leaves, compact clusters of dark blue flowers in late winter. Deer resistant.

Ceanothus thyrsiflorus

Evergreen shrub

Large shrub can be pruned to a single trunked tree shape. 2″ glossy leaves, large sprays of dark blue blooms in spring. Rough bark with age.

Chamaerops humilis v. argentea

Evergreen Perennial

High elevation palm that tolerates extreme temperatures, drought and wind. Blue fan-shaped fronds emerge from stem, eventually reaching 10′ tall and wide.

Chilopsis linearis

Deciduous Tree

Usually seen as a shrubby multi-trunked tree. Green leaves on long branches give a willow-like appearance. Large white to pink flowers in late summer, attracts hummingbirds and bees.

Chondropetalum elephantinum

Marsh Restio

Rich dark green stems giving the appearance of a common rush, but more relaxed – radiating in an arc.

Chondropetalum tectorum

Marsh Restio

Rich dark green stems giving the appearance of a common rush, but more relaxed – radiating in an arc.

Chrysocephalum “Desert Flame”

Evergreen Perennial

Low spreading with silvery leaves and topped with bright yellow puffy flowers most of the year. Protect from frost.

 

Chrysocephalum “Silver and Gold”

C. apiculatum “Silver and Gold”

Evergreen Perennial

Low spreading with silvery leaves and topped with golden puffy flowers most of the year. Protect from frost.

Chrysothamnus nauseosus

Evergreen Perennial

Shrubby with long, narrow gray fuzzy leaves and pungent gold flowers summer – fall. Prune back in spring.

Cistus “Gordon Cooper”

Evergreen Perennial

Fast growing shrub, blooms throughout spring and summer. Flowers are white with crimson spots at the base of each petal. Tolerates poor soil and salt spray. Very low maintenance, does not respond well to hard pruning.

Cistus “Jester”

Evergreen Perennial

Fast growing shrub, blooms throughout spring and summer. Flowers are pink with orange centers. Tolerates poor soil and salt spray. Very low maintenance, does not respond well to hard pruning.

Cistus “Sunset”

Cistus x pulverulentus “Sunset”
Evergreen Perennial

Showy magenta blooms with yellow stamens. Acts as a tall groundcover, compact and orderly. Tough plant can handle coastal locations and is deer-resistant.

Cistus salvifolius

Evergreen Fragrant Ornamental

Showy white blooms through spring, striking green leaves. Great for groundcover or short hedge and in rock gardens. Deer and Fire resistant, good for coastal locations.

Cistus x purpureus

Evergreen Fragrant Ornamental

Showy rose-purple blooms with maroon spots. Great for informal divider, in rock gardens or accent plant.

Cistus x skanbergii

Evergreen Fragrant Ornamental

Showy 1″ pale pink blooms. Great for informal divider, in rock gardens or accent plant. Deer and Fire resistant, good for coastal locations.

Colletia paradoxa

Evergreen Shrub

Weird anchor-shaped green photosynthetic stems. Cream colored flowers along the stems in Fall.