Shrubs by Genus  So-Z

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Solanum umbelliferum incanum  Common Name: Bluewitch

Family: Solanaceae

Type: Shrub, 1.5'h x 3'w

Flowers: Early Spring to Summer

Flower Color: Blue

Likes: Full Sun

A member of the nightshade family.  Smaller shrub.  Found in lower elevation foothills.

Very hardy, drought tolerant, perennial. Early season color.

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Sphaerelcea ambigua  Common Name:  Purple Globe Mallow

Family: Malvaceae

Type: Small plant 2'h x 2'w

Flowers: February - April

Flower Color: Purple

Likes: Full Sun

Perennial.  Can be summer deciduous.  Very interesting plant with long flowering period. Very adaptable and grows over a wide range of elevations, soil types and habitats.  Can grow into a small shrub depending on conditions.  Easy to grow.  Drought tolerant.  Can take some summer irrigation after established but limited only.  

Winter / Fall

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Sphaerelcea ambigua  Common Name:  Apricot Globe Mallow

Family: Malvaceae

Type: Small plant 2'h x 2'w

Flowers: February - April

Flower Color: Apricot

Likes: Full Sun

Perennial.  Can be summer deciduous.  Very interesting plant with long flowering period. Very adaptable and grows over a wide range of elevations, soil types and habitats.  Can grow into a small shrub depending on conditions.  Easy to grow.  Drought tolerant.  Can take some Summer irrigation after established but limited only.  

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Sphaerelcea ambigua  Common Name:  Red Globe Mallow

Family: Malvaceae

Type: Small plant 2'h x 2'w

Flowers: February - April

Flower Color: Red

Likes: Full Sun

Perennial.  Can be Summer deciduous.  Very interesting plant with long flowering period. Very adaptable and grows over a wide range of elevations, soil types and habitats.  Can grow into a small shrub depending on conditions.  Easy to grow.  Drought tolerant.  Can take some summer irrigation after established but limited only.  

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Trichostema lanatum  Common Name:  Woolly Blue Curls

Family: Lamiaceae

Type: Small plant 4'h x 3'w

Flowers: March to June, fall

Flower Color: Violet

Likes: Full/part Sun

Don't miss this one - an all-star.  Very nice, evergreen, showy small to mid sized shrub. 

Will flower with moisture.  Does not need Summer water after established.  Nice paired with Salvias. 

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Zauschernia californica Catalina   Common Name: Island California Fuschia
(Epilobium californica)

Family: Onagraceae

Type: Shrub, 2'h x 4'w

Flowers: Spring to Fall

Flower Color: Red/Orange

Likes: Full Sun

Very adaptable, drought tolerant perennial.  Interesting grey/green foliage color with bright "shooting star" flowers.  Blooms summer to fall, depending on moisture.  Attracts hummingbirds.

Very easy to grow. Great if you are just starting with Natives.  Drought tolerant.   

Can take some Summer irrigation after established.  With garden irrigation will spread.