Large Shrubs by Genus  Cer-P

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Cercis occidentalis  Common Name:  Western Redbud

Family: Fabaceae

Type: Mid shrub 6'h x 6'w

Flowers: Spring

Flower Pink/Red

Likes: Full Sun

Shrub to smaller tree. Very nice foliage similar to a Quaking Aspen.  Winter deciduous.  

Pink/purple flowers in the spring.  Will grow larger based on moisture availability.  

Very attractive landscape plant. Prune to desired shape.

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Cerocarpus betuloides  Common Name:  Mountain Mahogany

Family: Rosaceae,    (Images)

Type: Small tree 10'h x 6'w

Flowers: Spring

Flower Color: White

Likes: Full Sun

Grows in the Sierra foothills.  Large shrub that can be pruned into a small tree.  Intereseint leaves and fruit.  Red bark brings a distinctive color and texture to a native garden.  Good to introduce a higher elevation to the garden which should allow some shade plants underneath.

Winter / Fall

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Eriogonum giganteum  Common Name:  St. Catherine's Lace

Family: Malvaceae,   (Images)

Type: Small plant 4'h x 5'w

Flowers: February - Spring

Flower Color: White

Likes: Full Sun

Larger shrub.  One of the larger buckwheats.  Reported to be very drought tolerant and hearty on the SJ Valley area.  

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Heteromeles arbutifolia  Common Name:  Toyon

Family: Rosaceae

Type: Large Shrub, 8'h x 5'w

Flowers: April to May

Flower Color: White

Likes: Full Sun

Larger shrub.  Extremely drought tolerant - needs no summer irrigation.  Very easy to grow - especially if planted in the fall. Flowers early summer with red berry like fruit in winter.  

Good hedge plant for screening. Very adaptable to most lower elevation climates.

 Great larger shrub hedge or screening plant.

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Peritoma arborea Common Name:  Bladderpod

Family: Cleomaceae,   (Images)

Type: Mid to large shrub, 3'h x 4'w

Flowers: Possible year round

Flower Color: Yellow

Likes: Full Sun

Genus can also be Isomeris or Cleome.  Interesting desert plant with unusual fruits.  Does not like over watering - keep it arid.  Apparently can bloom all months of the year.  New to the nursery.

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Perovskia atriplicifolia (non-native)  Common Name:  Russian Sage

Family: Lamiaceae

Type: Large Shrub, 5'h x 4'w

Flowers: April to July

Flower Color: Purple

Likes: Full Sun

Why have a non-native?  Great summer color!  Can produce volunteers but easily manageable.  Easy to grow.