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Chilopsis linearis  ​Common Name: Desert Willow

If you are looking for a tree, this is the one.  Beautiful with a long bloom of pink flowers from May to September.  Needs no irrigation after establishment.  Has quickly become an all-star.

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Cercis occidentalis  Common Name: Western Redbud

Wonderful spring blooms, nice "Aspen" like leaves and interesting branching make this a rewarding addition throughout the year.  Winter decidious.

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Salvia spathacea  Common Name: Hummingbird Sage

Salvia spathacea (Hummingbird Sage) - one of the best and easiest to grow natives.  Lives up to its name, as it attracts hummingbirds like crazy.

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Eriogonum umbellatum  Common Name: Sulphur Buckwheat
 
A true all-star.  One of the most striking and beautiful Spring bloomers.  Blooms 2-3 months.  Don't leave this one out.
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Ceanothus concha  Common Name: Mountain Lilac
 
Nothing is as spectacular as this larger shrub during bloom.  Covered in bright violet blossoms.  Very drought tolerant.
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Ceanothus sp  Common Name: Ray Hartman
 
Tallest Ceanothus.  Adds dimension and beautiful Violet Spring blooms.  Prune to a small tree.
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Penstemon heterophyllus  Common Name: Foothill Penstemon
 
Compact Penstemon covered in blue/violet flowers for about 2 months.  Drought tolerant but can also stand some irrigation during summer.
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Penstemon spectabalis  Common Name: Showy Penstemon
 
Truly a spectacle.  Large Penstemon with incredible blooms throughout the Spring and early Summer.  If you have the room don't leave this one out.
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Arctostaphylos densiflora  Common Name: Sentinel Manzanita
 
Nice mid-sized Manzanita.  January blooms, red bark and very drought tolerant
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Arctostaphylos sp.  Common Name: Dr. Hurd Manzanita
 
Large Manzanita.  Nice foliage and bark.  
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Salvia sonomensis  Common Name: Creeping Sage
 
Nice low growing, spring blooming aromatic Sage.  Just the right size for any garden.
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Aquilegia formosa    Common Name: Columbine
 
Fantastic flowers, long bloom and can take garden water - can fit in a non-native landscape.