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    BeautyBerry Bush. Front Garden behind Lady in Red Hydrangea

  • Anna Frodigh

    Callicarpa dichotoma 'Early Amethyst' (Purple Beautyberry)

  • Arlie Verville

    American Beauty Berry (Callicarpa americana). Very low maintenance shrub with insignificant flowers that turn into dazzling magenta berries in the fall when everything else is fading.

  • Higham Garden Design

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If when strolling through the neighborhood this fall a sparkly purple thing catches your eye, chances are it is Callicarpa, commonly known as Beautyberry. Easy to grow, great for housing and feeding birds in winter, excellent for cutting to add to fall floral displays, Callicarpa is a must-have plant in the northwest.

Nandina- filamentosa 2-3' tall and wide

Columbine or aquilegia is a herbaceous perennial that is drought tolerant (once established) and self-seeds if not deadheaded. The plant grows to 2' tall when in bloom and blooms late spring-early summer. Flowers come in a variety of colors. Grow in part shade. Best in rock and woodland gardens and as edging plants. Zones 3-9

Sedum 'Sunkissed', Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta & Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau'

Nandina 'Plum Passion' -- LOVELY! Stays green all summer, lovely red in the fall and winter, then spring berries. Nice touch.

add a beautyberry or two. This shrub produces small clusters of amethyst-purple fruits in fall.

Creeping Thyme Ground Cover: Prefers full sun but will tolerate partiant shade. Fragrant and evergreen. Drought tolerant and spreads quickly.

A mixture of plants and hardscape elements adorns a side yard. This drought-tolerant garden restricts high-need plants for use as dramatic accents, such as this yellow climbing rose. A trellis decorates the home's facade and offers a welcome hardscape element in the garden.

Pink Mongolian Stonecrop, Sedum ewersii, sun-part shade, blooms late summer-early fall, drought tolerant, 6" tall, soil depth low 4"

When to prune everything....a good guide to keep handy.

Agastache aurantiaca ‘Coronado’ - “Hummingbird Mint.” Summer blooming flowers. 30” tall plant with a 18” spread. Tough, drought tolerant, perfect plant for a sunny spot in your garden. Also good for pots Full Sun Avg.-Low Water Zones 4-10