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Casuarina glauca “Cousin It”

Evergreen low shrub

This low wide-spreading shrub is a dramatic specimen plant perfect for a tall pot or along a wall where is can cascade dramatically. The green needle-like foliage is stunning in a rock garden!

Ceanothus “Anchor Bay”

C. gloriosus “Anchor Bay”
Evergreen shrub

Spectacular dense groundcover shrub. Low-spreading with rich dark green leaves, dark blue blooms in spring. Deer-resistant.

Ceanothus “Antonette”

Evergreen shrub

Dense shrub 8 to 10 feet tall with elongated green leaves and frosted, violet-blue flowers emerging from reddish buds in the spring. Handles clay soils.

Ceanothus “Arroyo de la Cruz”

Evergreen shrub

Wide mounding shrub with bright green glossy leaves contrasting with clusters of light blue flowers in the spring. Very attractive to butterflies and bees.

Ceanothus “Blue Jeans”

Evergreen shrub

Erect shrub with small deep green leaves. A prolific bloomer with rich dark lavender flowers. Fast growing, little water. Seeds are favored by many local birds.

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.