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Banksia integrifolia

Evergreen Tree

A large open tree. Leathery dark green serrated leaves with silver undersides. Large yellow bottle-brush blooms, great for cut flowers. Coastal native, Mediterranean climate plant – keep dry in summer.

Banksia marginata “Mini Marg”

Evergreen Shrub

Dense, rounded shrub, dark green foliage shows silver underneath, topped with stunning displays of orange-yellow flowers on cone shaped flower spikes in summer and fall.

Banksia menziesii

Evergreen Shrub

Great for cut flowers. A compact upright shrub with large maroon and yellow flower cones. Twisted trunk with thick bark. Coastal native, Mediterranean climate plant – keep dry in summer.

 

Banksia praemorsa

Evergreen Shrub

Dense upright shrub with long serrated leaves and large impressive cone flowers of yellow, cream, or burgundy. Coastal native, Mediterranean climate plant.

Banksia speciosa

Evergreen Shrub

Dense, rounded shrubby tree. Cream colored cone shaped flower spikes in summer and fall. Serrated leaf edges up and down the branches.

Bauhinia lunarioides

Semi-deciduous shrub

Dainty slow growing small tree with an open growth habit and cute bi-lobed leaves. Small white flowers in late Spring through early Summer.

Buddleia “Buzz Hot Raspberry”

Evergreen Perennial

Dwarf shrub with compact habit. Perfect for patio containers and small garden centerpieces. In summer graceful tapering spikes of fragrant flowers. Prune back each year.

Buddleia “Buzz Ivory”

Semi-Evergreen Perennial

Dwarf shrub with compact habit. Clusters of creamy white flowers in summer attract butterflies. Perfect for patio containers and small garden centerpieces. Prune back each year.

Buddleia marrubifolia

Evergreen Perennial

Dense stalks of silver foliage topped with round bloom sprays of small orange and yellow buds spring and summer. Butterflies.

Caesalpinia “Sierra Sun”

Semi-Deciduous Tree

Small vase-shaped tree with bright yellow and orange flowers fall through spring. Low maintenance and drought tolerant. Deciduous below 25F.

Caesalpinia mexicana

Semi-Evergreen Tree

Small vase-shaped tree with very showy bright yellow flowers throughout the summer. Low maintenance and drought tolerant. Deciduous below 25F.

Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Semi-evergreen Tree

Small vase-shaped tree with bright yellow and orange flowers year-round. Low maintenance and drought tolerant. Deciduous below 25F.

Calliandra “Sierra Star”

Deciduous

This hybrid blooms on and off all year long with stunning red hummingbird flowers. Uniform, dense growth. Can be massed together for maximum impact.

Calliandra californica

Semi-evergreen shrub

Open, vase-shaped shrub. Tiny leaves, red puffball flowers. Hummingbirds’ favorite. Also pollinated by butterflies.

Calliandra eriophylla

Semi-evergreen shrub

Small grey-green leaves, shrub is undistinguished until spring when the spectacular pink fairy duster blooms appear.

Callistemon citrinus “Jeffersii”

Evergreen shrub

Foliage smaller and narrower than true species. Long, red, stiff stamens form a long flower that resembles a bottlebrush and blooms year-round, but bloom peak is in the early summer through fall.

Callistemon viminalis “Slim”

Evergreen shrub

A narrow hedge form with an upright habit. Long, red, stiff stamens form a flower that resembles a bottlebrush and blooms spring through fall. Great for use as a screen or in tight spaces.

Calothamnus villosus

Evergreen Shrub

Vertical shrub with soft pine-needle-like leaves. Good in coastal locations. Will form an effective low screen. Red flowers winter through summer.

Carex “Kaga Nishiki”

C. dolichostachya “Kaga Nishiki”
Evergreen Sedge

Stunning variegated fountains of gold and green striped blades. Great for rock gardens.

Carex testacea

Evergreen Sedge

Plant in full sun to enjoy the full vibrancy of the colors, which are most spectacular in the winter months. Makes a good groundcover for hillsides. Recommended to let seed. Deer tolerant.

Carex tumulicola

Evergreen Sedge

Plant densely for a turf replacement. Propagate by seed or division in Spring.

Cassia didymobotrya

Senna didymobotrya
Evergreen Shrub/Tree

A multi branching tall shrub with wide spreading branches and pinnate laeves, has unusual spires of golden flowers and the leaves smell like popcorn.

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 “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 “Centennial”

Evergreen Shrub

Low mounding shrub with arching branches and clusters of lavender blooms in late winter to early spring. Excellent for coastal gardens, provide afternoon shade inland.

Ceanothus “Cliff Schmidt”

Evergreen Shrub

Native to the Channel Islands, great for coastal gardens. Clusters of blue flowers in spring, reblooms in fall along the coast. Can be pruned into a small tree. Tolerates clay soils.