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Santa Cruz Island Buckwheat
Purple Leaf Sage
California Grape
Concha California Lilac
Sunset Manzanita
Santa Cruz Island Buckwheat

Common name: Santa Cruz Island Buckwheat
Botanical name: Eriogonum arborescens

Santa Cruz Island Buckwheat is a loosely branched shrub growing 2'-5'. high and wide, with shredding grey to reddish bark, greyish foliage, and creamy pink spring flowers. It is a California Native, drought tolerant, attracts butterflies and beneficial insects. - Cornflower Farms.

Purple Leaf Sage

Common name: Purple Leaf Sage
Botanical name: Salvia leucophylla 'Pt. Sal'

The Purple Leaf Sage is an evergreen shrub that grows 3'-4' tall. It has white tomentose stems and leaves and light purple flowers that bloom between May and June. This shrub tolerates heat and droughts. The purple leaf sage is a CA native. This variety is more prostrate than other cultivars and spreads 6'-8'. -Cornflower Farms

California Grape

Common name: California Grape
Botanical name: Vitis californica 'Roger's Red'

This plant is a woody deciduous vine with round large leaves. The flowers are in small fragrant blooms and berry clusters appear in the summer. This vine has sprawling, climbing growth habit. It is a selection with outstanding fall color. This plant is native to CA and is drought tolerant. This cultivar is named for its red leaves in the fall. -Cornflower Farms

Concha California Lilac

Common name: Concha California Lilac
Botanical name: Ceanothus 'Concha'

Concha is a lilac that grows 6-8' in height and width. It has small narrow leaves with intense dark blue flower clusters in spring. Tolerant of coastal and inland conditions. -Cornflower Farms

Sunset Manzanita

Common name: Sunset Manzanita
Botanical name: Arctostaphylos 'Sunset'

This manzanita is a mounding shrub 4-5' high and 4-6' wide. It has coppery red new growth later turning bright green. It has pinkish-white flowers in winter to early spring. - Cornflower Farms

Designer: Dave Buchanon

Native Garden Cottage

Photographer: GardenSoft