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Ruby Glow Manuka
Pacific Sunset Flannel Bush
Wide-leaf Myoporum
Blue Blossom Ceanothus
Spanish Lavender
Silver Wormwood
Yellow Lavender Cotton
Ruby Glow Manuka

Common name:Ruby Glow Manuka
Botanical name:Leptospermum scoparium 'Ruby Glow'

New Zealand Tea Tree has small, needle-like green leaves with showy, 1/2" rose-like flowers in winter and spring. These shrubs can be thinned to enhance their attractive branch structure and flaking bark. They need very little water once established. 'Ruby Glow' is compact, upright and grows 6-8' tall by 4-5' wide. It has dark foliage with deep red blooms; it works well as a red accent in the garden.

Pacific Sunset Flannel Bush

Common name:Pacific Sunset Flannel Bush
Botanical name:Fremontodendron 'Pacific Sunset'

Pacific Sunset is an open and spreading evergreen shrub that grows from 10-20 ft. high and has deep orange yellow flowers in spring and withstands garden conditions better than other varieties. It is a California Native and drought tolerant. -Cornflower Farms

Wide-leaf Myoporum

Common name:Wide-leaf Myoporum
Botanical name:Myoporum parvifolium 'Putah Creek'

This evergreen groundcover grows 1' high x 8' wide. It is drought tolerant once established; blooms with white flowers. It cannot take foot traffic.

Blue Blossom Ceanothus

Common name:Blue Blossom Ceanothus
Botanical name:Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Skylark'

The blue blossom ceanothus is a shrub that has dark blue flower clusters that bloom profusely . This smaller growing selection grows to 6' H x 4-6' W. This shrub attracts butterflies, hummingbirds and beneficial insects. Its native counterpart can be found from sea level to 1500 ft. elevations in mixed evergreen and redwood forests of the Coast Ranges. -Cornflower Farms (edited)

Spanish Lavender

Common name:Spanish Lavender
Botanical name:Lavandula stoechas

This dense shrub grows 2-3 ft. tall with blue gray foliage and deep purple flowers that have large showy bracts near the top of the spikes. It is drought tolerant . - Cornflower Farms

Silver Wormwood

Common name:Silver Wormwood
Botanical name:Artemisia arborescens

Fast growing shrub to 6' tall by 8' wide. Soft, silvery foliage is a good contrast to the dull yellow flowers produced in spring. Wormwood is tolerant of a wide range of climates and soil conditions, although it is a little cold tender (25f).

Yellow Lavender Cotton

Common name:Yellow Lavender Cotton
Botanical name:Santolina pinnata

Yellow Cotton is a low shrub to about 2' and a little bit wider. It has dense rich green foliage and yellow flowers. It creates a distinct Mediterranean look.

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Soils and Compost:

Incorporate compost 6" into your soil to retain water, reduce compaction, feed earthworms, and provide valuable nutrients to your plants.

Integrated Pest Management:

Attract, or buy beneficial insects such as ladybugs and lacewings to control pest outbreaks in your garden.