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Arbutus menziesii - Madrone
Arbutus menziesii - Madrone

A distinctive native, the Madrone is prized by those who have it, and worth trying to find a spot to put it. Because it resents excessive water, it is a good choice for dry sites along with manzanita, mountain mahogany, and other drought tolerant species. Excellent provider of food and habitat for a wide variety of wildlife. 

Arbutus unedo - Strawberry Tree
Arbutus unedo - Strawberry Tree

A great plant for a sunny, well-drained spot, the Strawberry Tree is interesting all year. It makes a wonderful evergreen screen when allowed to branch from the base. When pruned, it is an attractive, open small tree. 

Arctostaphylos manzanita - Common Manzanita
Arctostaphylos manzanita - Common Manzanita

This beautiful native, evergreen shrub is known and admired for its gnarled branches, dense-crowned picturesque form, rich purple-red smooth bark which checkers and peels every season, and its delicate-pink urn-shaped blossoms. A signature plant of our region, it deserves a specimen location.

Arctostaphylos uva ursi - Kinnikinnick, Pinemat Manzanita
Arctostaphylos uva ursi - Kinnikinnick, Pinemat Manzanita

Quite hardy, fast growing and has beautiful big red berries. We like to plant this where it can spread out and become a specimen in a native landscape, near rocks, trailing over a wall, associated with other dry site natives. 

Arctostaphylos uva ursi var. Vancouver Jade - Vancouver Jade Kinnikinnik
Arctostaphylos uva ursi var. Vancouver Jade - Vancouver Jade Kinnikinnik

Vancouver Jade Kinnikinnik in one of our tidier kinnikinniks. It forms an evergreen, low-growing mat 6-12in tall and a single plant may spread to a 10ft wide area under ideal conditions- but it is not invasive. 

Artemisia tridentata (Seriphidium tridentata) - Big Sagebrush
Artemisia tridentata (Seriphidium tridentata) - Big Sagebrush

A well-known native of our east side high desert, Sagebrush is well adapted to hot dry sites. Its silvery gray foliage is a good contrast to green-leafed plants. Use it with other drought tolerant species, massed, or as an unclipped screening hedge. 

Bolax glebaria nana - Emerald Cushion Bolax
Bolax glebaria nana - Emerald Cushion Bolax

Also known as Azorella trifurcata nana, the Emerald Cushion Bolax is a peculiar, yet profoundly enjoyable evergreen perennial that grows lowly and slowly, forming into a bun or cushion shape.

Calluna vulgaris nana compacta - Ling, Scotch Heather
Calluna vulgaris nana compacta - Ling, Scotch Heather

Another one of our favorite ground covers, this low-growing evergreen is an exciting specimen during the winter due to it's refreshing form and foliage. One of the prized characteristics of this plant is the bloom of purple-ish pink flowers in late summer, known to attract bees. 

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Ceanothus gloriosus - Point Reyes Ceanothus
Ceanothus gloriosus - Point Reyes Ceanothus

This gorgeous little beauty is a wonderful broadleaf evergreen ground cover endemic to coastal California, where it grows in seaside bluffs and on slopes of coastal mountains. These are commonly used in gardens and native plant landscapes, in beach sand, or in the back of a perennial bed.

Cotoneaster dammeri v. Striebs Findling - Striebs Findling
Cotoneaster dammeri v. Striebs Findling - Striebs Findling

A flat-growing form that hugs the ground, molds itself around rocks, Striebs Findling is one of those plants you just can't ignore. Shiny evergreen foliage is fresh-looking all year. Large, for the size of the rest of the plant, white flowers are followed by bright red berries.

Garrya elliptica - Coast Silktassel
Garrya elliptica - Coast Silktassel

Wavy-leaf Silk Tassle is a familiar native species here in Southern Oregon, and because of its hearty foliage and long, elegant catkins, is a unique and pleasing ornamental specimen.

Garrya fremontii - Fremonts Silktassel
Garrya fremontii - Fremonts Silktassel

Use this popular native shrub in an informal hedge, among other natives at the edge of a woodland, or on a hillside hard to water. Branches are good for floral arrangements. Birds eat its fruits only when hungry! but welcome its shelter in the winter.

Magnolia virginiana - Sweet Bay Magnolia
Magnolia virginiana - Sweet Bay Magnolia

Sweet Bay is a semi-evergreen form, usually multi-stemmed, that appreciates damp soils. Native to the eastern US, it is noted for its beautiful, rich, lemon-scented flowers. It is an excellent specimen selection, a delightful patio plant.

Mahonia aquifolium - Oregon Grape
Mahonia aquifolium - Oregon Grape

Bright yellow flowers, bronzy new growth of stout evergreen foliage, attractive dark blue berries in summer, and colorful, red-purple tones in winter---what more could you ask! Add drought tolerance (once established) and good wildlife habitat, and you've got an 'ultimate' plant! A native, it adapts well to many situations. 

Mahonia repens - Creeping Oregon Grape
Mahonia repens - Creeping Oregon Grape

This evergreen native spreads slowly, isn't invasive, and is a good plant for use under large shrubs or trees. It should be included in a native woodland, and is an appealing foundation plant. 

Paxistima canbyi - Canby's Paxistima
Paxistima canbyi - Canby's Paxistima

This short, spreading evergreen shrub forms into a rich, full ground cover with a deep lustrous green hue that's easy on the eyes. 

 

Penstemon davidsonii - Davidsons Penstemon
Penstemon davidsonii - Davidsons Penstemon

Davidson's Penstemon is a native western perennial requiring good drainage and full sun. Blue flowers appear in late spring. This penstemon is not drought tolerant, but can withstand cold winter temperatures. It's a great flat groundcover, rarely rising more than an inch or two in height.

Penstemon fruticosus - Shrubby Penstemon
Penstemon fruticosus - Shrubby Penstemon

This sprawling evergreen perennial shrub is native to the Pacific Northwest and boasts abundant blooms of elegant lavender flowers throughout the summer. Add this dazzling species to a compact foundation planting or a low hedge.

Polystichum munitum - Sword Fern
Polystichum munitum - Sword Fern

What would a damp woodland be without Sword Fern?! Fortunately for gardeners, this is easy to plant and grow. The uncurling fiddle-heads signal spring, and the developed fronds add structure and texture. 

Prunus lusitanica - Portuguese Laurel
Prunus lusitanica - Portuguese Laurel

The leaves of this broadleaf evergreen are dark green and lustrous with purplish-red stems. In May and June, or earlier, slender clusters of sweetly fragrant flowers appear. These are followed by very bitter, purplish-red cherries, turning black as they mature. Birds love this as a nesting site.

Quercus myrsinifolia - Japanese Live Oak
Quercus myrsinifolia - Japanese Live Oak

These stately broadleaf evergreen oaks add lush leafy beauty to the winter landscape, perfect choice for a small street tree, in planters, back yards, or groves.

Quercus suber - Cork Oak
Quercus suber - Cork Oak

This stoic, rugged oak has been utilized and cherished by humans for a long time- as implied by it's name, Cork Oak has been a valuable resource for many years. Ornamentally, its unique form with coarse, craggy bark and tough, leathery leaves make it a wonderful choice for a specimen and shade tree, where space permits.

Rhamnus tomentella - Hoary Coffeeberry, Mountain Coffeeberry
Rhamnus tomentella - Hoary Coffeeberry, Mountain Coffeeberry

Silvery blue-gray tomentose leaves set this broadleaf evergreen shrub apart. Sure to catch the eye, choose this shrub to add a tinge of fresh cool color to your landscape and to attract birds. 

 

Thymus serpyllum Minus - Minus Creeping Thyme
Thymus serpyllum Minus - Minus Creeping Thyme

This miniature thyme with medium-green leaves is gorgeous in a rock garden or along a walk, making dense, solid mats 1-16in. across. The leaves are so tiny, it looks a bit like moss, so you might plant it in areas that get too much sun for moss but where a moss would look good. 

Vaccinium ovatum - Evergreen Huckleberry
Vaccinium ovatum - Evergreen Huckleberry

This broadleaf evergreen shrub is native to Pacific coast forests and is popular amongst animals and humans. Glossy green leaves contrast against tiny white-pink flowers that yield tasty purple-black berries. Great for a hedge or backdrop in the shade.