Low = under 3 feet, Medium = 3 feet to 6 feet, Tall = over 6 feet
Scientific name USDA Zone Height X Width Description Common name Water Exposure Calluna vulgaris 4 2' X 3' Evergreen. Red, pink or white flow- Scotch Heather Med. Sun ers in summer. Needs drainage. Daboecia cantabrica 2 18" X 3' Evergreen. Fine texture. Pink Irish Bell Heath Med. Sun flowers June to October. Daphne x med. 'Lawrence Crocker' 6 1' X 1' Evergreen. Very fragrant lavender Lawrence Crocker Daphne Med. Sun-Part flowers Spring to Fall. Escallonia x 'Newport Dwarf' 7 2' X 3' Evergreen. Clusters of red flowers Newport Dwarf Escallonia Low Sun-Part May to October. Attracts bees. Hebe species 8 30" X 30" Evergreen. Many leaf sizes and Hebe Med. Sun-Part colors. Blue to purple flowers. Hydrangea macrophylla 'Pia' 5 2' X 3' Deciduous. Pink flowers in June to Pink Elf Hydrangea Med. Shade September. Good cut flower. Philadelp. 'Miniature Snowflake' 4 2' X 2' Deciduous. Fragrant white flowers Min. Snowfl. Mockorange Med. Sun-Part in summer. Rosa 'Flower Carpet' 5 1' X 5' Evergreen. Very disease resistant. Flower Carpet Rose Med. Sun Red, pink, yellow or coral. Spiraea bumalda 'Anthony Waterer 4 2' X 3' Deciduous. Red flowers in June and Anthony Waterer Spiraea Med. Sun again after a light shearing. Spiraea japonica 'Shirobana' 4 2' X 3' Deciduous. Pink and white flowers Shirobana Spirea Med. Sun-Part on same bush in summer.
Scientific name USDA Zone Height X Width Description Common name Water Exposure Abelia grandiflora 6 5' X 5' Evergreen. Pink or white flowers. Glossy Abelia Med. Sun-Part Arching branches can be sheared. Blueberry 7 5' X 5' Deciduous. Edible blueberries in Blueberry High Sun-Part summer. Red fall leaves. Buddleia davidii 5 6' X 6' Deciduous. Purple to pink flowers in Butterfly Bush Low Sun-Part summer. Attracts butterflies. Buddleia davidii'Nanohensis' 5 3' X 3' Deciduous. Blue-green leaves. Sum- Dwarf Butterfly Bush Low Sun mer flowers attrack butterflies. Callistemon citri. 'Little John' 8 3' X 5' Evergreen. Red flowers in summer. Dwarf Bottlebrush Med. Sun Caryopteris x clandonensis 5 2' X 2' Deciduous. Some have silvery Bluebeard Low Sun leaves. Blue flowers in summer. Ceanothus impressus 9 5' X 5' Evergreen. Small leaves. Blue Santa Barbara Ceanothus Low Sun-Part flowers in June. Cistus species 8 3-5' X 5' White to purple two-tone flowers Rockrose Low Sun May-July. Tolerates salt & wind. Daphne transatlan. 'Jim's Pride' 6 3' X 3' Semi-evergreen. Easy to grow Daphne Jim's Pride Daphne Med. Part Shade Fragrant white flowers May-August Dichroa febrifuga 8 6' X 6' Evergreen. Large flowers are usual- Dichroa High Shade ly blue, but vary with soil pH. Dichroa versico. 'Blue Flowered' 8 6' X 6' Evergreen. Blue flower color may Blue Flowered Dichroa High Shade vary with soil pH. Escallonia exoniensis 7 5' X 5' Evergreen. Clusters of pink or red Escallonia Low Sun-Part flowers May-August. Attracts bees Gardenia jasmin. 'Kleim's Hardy' 7 3' X 3' Evergreen. Fragrant creamy yellow Kleim's Hardy Gardenia Med. Sun-Part flowers in late spring and summer Hibiscus mutabilis 'Rubrus' 7 4' X 3' Deciduous. Dies down to the ground. Confederate Rose Med. Sun Red flowers in summer. Hydrangea macrophylla 7 6' X 4' Deciduous. Large flowers in June to Big Leafed Hydrangea Med. Shade September. Good cut flowers. Hydrangea quercifolia 5 5' X 5' Deciduous. Creamy white flower Oakleaf Hydrangea Med. Sun-Part clusters in June. Red fall leaves Lonicera nitida 7 5' X 5' Evergreen. Green, yellow or reddish Box Honeysuckle Med. Sun-Part leaves. White flowers in June. Musa basjoo 7 8' X 5' Large bluish leaves. Large yellow Hardy Japanese Banana Med. Sun-Part flowers in summer. Philadelphus virginalis 4 6' X 2' Deciduous. Fragrant whte flowers in Virginal Mockorange Med. Sun June to August. Physocarpus capitatus 2 6' X 6' Native. White flowers in spring. Native Ninebark Med. Sun-Shade Tolerates wet to medium soil. PNP Pittosporum tenuifo. 'Golf Ball' 8 3' X 3' Evergreen. Dense and compact with Golf Ball Kohuhu Med. Sun-Part mint green leaves. Purple flowers Potentilla fruticosa 5 3' X 3' Deciduous. Yellow flowers all Potentilla Med. Sun summer. Rosa 5 4' X 3' Deciduous. Many sizes and styles of Rose Med. Sun flowers in many colors all summer Rosa nutkana 5 4' X 4' Native deciduous. Pink roses in Nootka Rose Low Sun-Part June. Orange hips in fall. PNP Rosa rugosa 3 5' X 5' Deciduous. White to red flowers. Japanese Rose Med. Sun-Part Red fruit. Disease resistant. Salix purpurea nana 4 3' X 3' Deciduous. Small bluish leaves on Dwf. Alaskan Blue Willow High Sun purplish branches. Sambucus canadensis 'Variegata' 4 6' X 5' Deciduous. Yellow edged leaves. Variegated Elberberry Med. Sun-Part Creamy white flowers in summer. Senecio greyi 8 4' X 4' Silvery gray leaves. Yellow daisies Daisy Bush Low Sun in Summer. Good cut foilage. Sorbaria sorbifolia 2 5' X 5' Deciduous. Large clusters of tiny Ash Leaf Spirea Med. Sun-Part white flowers. Trim hard. Spiraea cantonensis 4 3' X 3' Deciduous. Pink, double flowers in Reeves Spiraea Med. Sun summer. Spiraea douglasi 4 6' X 5' Native. Clusters of pink flowers in Hardhack Spirea Med. Sun-Part summer. White leaf underside. PNP Vaccinium corymbosum 4 5' X 5' Deciduous. Delicious fruit in Sum- Blueberry High Sun-Part mer. Red fall leaves. Weigela florida 5 6' X 6' Deciduous. Fragrant white, pink or Weigela Med. Sun-Shade red flowers all summer. Yucca recurvifolia 7 6' X 3' Evergreen. Single trunk. Blue green Yucca Low Sun leaves. White flowers in June.
Scientific name USDA Zone Height X Width Description Common name Water Exposure Calycanthus floridus 5 10' X 6' Deciduous. Fragrant maroon flowers Carolina Allspice Med. Sun-Shade in Summer. Cotinus coggygria 5 15' X 12' Deciduous. Flower stalks like smoke Smoke Tree Low Sun-Part in July. Green to purple leaves. Hibiscus syriacus 5 8' X 6' Deciduous. Large red, pink, blue or Rose Of Sharon Med. Sun-Part white flowers June to August. Hydrangea panicul. 'Grandiflora' 4 12' X 8' Deciduous. Flowers are long cones Peegee Hydrangea Med. Sun-Part of white in summer. Hydrangea quercifolia 6 8' X 8' Deciduous. Creamy white flower Oakleaf Hydrangea Med. Sun-Part clusters in June. Red fall leaves Kolkwitzia amabilis 5 10' X 8' Deciduous. Upright t arching. Pink Beauty Bush Med. Sun-Part and yellow flowers in June. Lagerstroemia indica 7 10' X 6' Deciduous. Spikes of white, pink or Crape Myrtle Low Sun red flowers in August. Needs heat Leycesteria form. "Golden Lanter 6 3' X 3' Deciduous. Purple flowers in summer Golden Lanterns Leyceste Med. Sun-Part produce purple berries. Ligustrum japonicum 'Texanum' 7 7' X 6' Evergreen. Dark green leaves. Waxleaf Privet Med. Sun Fragrant white flowers in June. Philadelphus lewisii 4 8' X 5' Native deciduous. Fragrant white Native Mockorange Low Sun-Part flowers in summer. Yellow in fall
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