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Click for more information Acacia boormanii - Snowy River wattle
Fragrant yellow flowers add color to the winter garden; very adaptable and hardy, grows best in well-drained soils; heat and drought tolerant.
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Click for more information Arctostaphylos densiflora ‘Howard McMinn- Vine Hill manzanita
California native plant; known for its smooth, wine-red bark; one of the few manzanitas that tolerates our clay-loam soils; attracts hummingbirds and beneficial insects.
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Click for more information Berberis aquifolium ‘Compacta- compact Oregon grape
California native plant; dark, grape-like fruits provide food for native birds and can be made into preserves; tough plant that tolerates a variety of garden conditions; attracts beneficial insects and birds.
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Click for more information Callistemon ‘Violaceus- purple bottlebrush
Rosy-purple “bottlebrush” flowers bloom in early winter and spring, and sporadically year round; medium to large evergreen shrub that is tough and adaptable; grows best in full sun and tolerates infrequent watering; attracts hummingbirds and beneficial insects.
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Click for more information Calycanthus occidentalis - western spice bush
California native plant; maroon-red flowers attract pollinating beetles; leaves have a sharp, clean fragrance and turn yellow in the autumn, adding seasonal color to the garden.
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Click for more information Carpenteria californica - bush anemone
California native plant; has clusters of large, sweetly-scented white flowers in late spring and early summer; glossy, dark-green leaves stay on the plant all year; older stems have attractive, pale, papery bark.
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Click for more information Ceanothus x pallidus ‘Marie Simon- Marie Simon ceanothus
Large, loose clusters of soft-pink flowers complement maroon-red stems; nectar-rich flowers attract bees and other beneficial insects; semi deciduous to evergreen.
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Click for more information Ceanothus ‘Concha- concha ceanothus
California native plant; one of the best California lilacs for the garden with dark-green leaves all year; showy, deep blue flowers with reddish bracts bloom in spring; attracts beneficial insects.
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Click for more information Ceanothus maritimus ‘Valley Violet- valley violet maritime ceanothus
California native plant; best small ceanothus for Central Valley gardens; clusters of dark-violet flowers bloom in spring; attracts beneficial insects.
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Click for more information Cercis occidentalis - western redbud
California native plant; early spring bloom before leaves appear; attractive reddish seed pods in summer; new stems, cut in winter, are used to add color to Native American baskets; attracts beneficial insects.
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