Chaparral Sage – Salvia clevelandii

This distinctive evergreen shrub is instantly recognizable by the strong, sweetly refreshing fragrance it gives off when its grey-green foliage is rustled, warmed, or watered. Deer and bunnies find the aroma displeasing, so they tend to leave chaparral sage alone for people, hummingbirds, and butterflies to enjoy. It’s rumored that they can get up to…

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Cape Honeysuckle – Tecoma capensis

Cape Honeysuckle is a versatile, evergreen vining shrub with a lush, tropical aura. Red-orange, trumpet-shaped flowers stand out dramatically against glossy, dark green foliage; providing a particularly exciting show from fall until the first frost, when blooming is most prolific. This shrub is a hummingbird favorite, serving up generous amounts of nectar when many of…

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