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Euryops
Myers Asparagus
Chinese Pistache
Sugar Bush
New Zealand Purple Flax
Euryops

Common name: Euryops
Botanical name: Euryops pectinatus

As a small perennial shrub with 2" bright yellow, daisy-like flowers, blooms on this plant are seen seen almost year-round. Its leaves are grey-green in color. 'Viridis' is a variety with deep-green foliage.

Myers Asparagus

Common name: Myers Asparagus
Botanical name: Asparagus densiflorus 'Myers'

An evergreen groundcover, the 'Meyers' also makes an excellent hanging basket when larger in size. Its formal looking fronds have an even, spiral arrangement of leaflets. It is damaged by severe frosts, and looks best with at least occasional watering. -Monterey Bay Nursery

Chinese Pistache

Common name: Chinese Pistache
Botanical name: Pistacia chinensis

Deciduous tree with rounded crown 40' x 35'. Its leaves have 10-16 leaflets, and the striking fall coloring arrives in beautiful shades of reds and orange. Dense shade tree. Red fruit on female trees. Native to China and the Philippines.

Sugar Bush

Common name: Sugar Bush
Botanical name: Rhus ovata

Dense rounded evergreen shrub grows slowly to 6' x 6'. Red buds are followed by cream clusters flowers in the spring. Small red fruit in the fall is rare in landscape situations. Leathery rich dark green foliage. Accepts full sun or partial shade. Attractive screen or informal hedge. Native to Arizona into Baja California.

New Zealand Purple Flax

Common name: New Zealand Purple Flax
Botanical name: Phormium tenax 'Atropurpureum'

Phormium tenax 'Atropurpureum' is an evergreen perennial. Big, dramatic plant composed of many swordlike, stiffly vertical leaves can reach 5' tall. Leaves are purple red. Flowers stems reach high above leaves, bearing clusters of 1"-2" blossoms in dark red.

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