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Uva-ursi: Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi (aka bearberry, Arbutus Uva-Ursi)

Kinnikinnick, Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi), Pacific northwest native shrub - hardy groundcover beneath the rhododendron?

Fragaria chiloensis (Ornamental Strawberry) Water Use: Low to Medium Size: 6” – 12” x 1’ Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade CA Native: No Deer Resistant: Rarely damaged Wildlife Value: Birds

Uva-ursi: Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi (aka bearberry, Arbutus Uva-Ursi)

Juniperus procumbens ‘Nana’ (Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper) Water Use: Low Size: 8” – 12” x 4’ – 5’ Sun: Full Sun CA Native: No Deer Resistant: Rarely damaged Wildlife Value: None

Potentilla-Potentilla is one of the most common, and easiest shrubs to grow. It starts blooming in late spring and continues through autumn, bearing cheery yellow, orange, red, or white flowers that look like single roses (which attract butterflies). It has attractively divided foliage

Black Lace Elderberry - a shrub that offers purple-black foliage that has a wonderful lacy texture. It's a fast grower and, once established, is essentially carefree.

Top Trees and Shrubs for Fall Color One of my very favorite shrubs (small trees?) I have the cultivar "Grace" and she has blue-green leaves that start out plummy-purple and turn purple, orange, hot pink and red in the fall. To say nothing of the wonderful "flowers" that look like wisps of smokey haze above the foliage. LOVE this one.

BHG list of flowering shrub hedges, great ideas for easy hedges. // Great Gardens & Ideas //

Rose Thrift Perfect for your rock garden or along the edge of a bed or border, rose thrift adds a punch of pink atop a grassy mound of foliage. Name: Armeria maritima Rosea Growing Conditions: Full sun to part shade, and well-drained soil Size: 6-8 inches tall and wide Zones: 3-9

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Arctostaphylos densiflora ‘Emerald Carpet’ (Manzanita Emerald Carpet) Water Use: Very Low to Low Size: 1’ x 6’ - 8’ Sun: Full Sun to Part Shade CA Native: Yes Deer Resistant: Rarely damaged Wildlife Value: Bees