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Incredibly majestic, Agave franzosinii is a very large, evergreen perennial forming a usually solitary rosette of thick, spiny-edged, powdery blue-gray leaves that arch gracefully. While many agaves are coated with a waxy glaucus that helps reflect sunlight and conserve water, this agave displays interesting dark green patterns where the wax has been rubbed off as the leaves grow.
Prized for its colorful flowers and attractive foliage, Aloe arborescens (Torch Aloe) is an evergreen succulent shrub with branching stems holding many decorative rosettes. Each rosette consists of widely spreading, gray-green, sword-shaped leaves with conspicuous pale teeth along their edges.
Well-known for the medicinal value of the juice of its leaves, Aloe barbadensis (Aloe vera) is an evergreen succulent perennial forming clumps of rosettes of long, fleshy, narrow, light green leaves with whitish to reddish toothed margins. The leaves turn reddish purple when the plant is under drought stress. I
More frost hardy than most Aloes, Aloe striata (Coral Aloe) is an evergreen succulent perennial forming beautiful rosettes of flat broad leaves. Pale gray-green, the fleshy leaves warm up to pink in full sun or take on blue-gray hues in the shade. Toothless, the leaves exhibit subtle narrow stripes along their length and transparent pinkish red margins.
A compact serviceberry, Amelanchier alnifolia 'Regent' is an ornamental shrub or small tree which provides multi-season interest. In early spring, before the leaves appear, it produces masses of showy and slightly fragrant white flowers held in upright clusters.
Noted for its attractive glossy red berries and excellent red fall foliage color, Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima' (Red Chokeberry) is a deciduous shrub adding multi-season beauty to the garden.
One of the most popular barberries, award-winning 'Atropurpurea Nana' is a charming, deciduous dwarf shrub with eye-catching, reddish to purplish, small, obovate leaves which turn into brilliant red shades in the fall. Tiny, scented, pale yellow flowers appear in mid-late spring, but are insignificant in comparison to the foliage.
Noted for its beautiful burgundy summer and fall foliage, Berberis thunbergii 'Crimson Pygmy' is a lovely, deciduous dwarf shrub with eye-catching, small, obovate, deep crimson leaves with a bronze tinge, which turn into brilliant red shades in the fall. Tiny, waxy, scented, pale yellow flowers appear in mid-late spring, but are insignificant in comparison to the foliage.
Very showy, award-winning Berberis thunbergii 'Fireball' (Japanese Barberry) is a compact, dwarf, deciduous shrub with a vibrant foliage of fiery red leaves. The striking coloring remains throughout the summer season and deepens in fall. 'Fireball' is perfect for brightening borders or containers and ideal for small gardens.
Berberis thunbergii 'Golden Rocket' (Japanese Barberry) is a compact, upright, deciduous shrub with a bright and fresh chartreuse foliage which provides a striking contrast to the coral colored stems. The leaf coloring continues throughout the summer season.
Award-winning Berberis thunbergii 'Orange Rocket' (Japanese Barberry) is a compact, upright, deciduous shrub with small, vibrant coral-orange new leaves that change to mid-green in summer before turning brilliant shades of red-orange in the fall.
Incredibly beautiful, award-winning Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Admiration' (Japanese Barberry) is a compact, dwarf, deciduous shrub with a showy foliage of glowing coral-red leaves adorned with thin golden-yellow margins. The striking coloring remains throughout the summer season and deepens in fall.
Award-winning Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Rose Glow' (Japanese Barberry) is a charming, small, deciduous shrub with an eye-catching foliage of deep rose-red leaves mottled with pink and white. Tiny, pale yellow flowers appear in mid-late spring, but are insignificant in comparison to the foliage.
Berberis thunbergii 'Rosy Rocket' (Japanese Barberry) is an upright, deciduous shrub with striking deep red leaves adorned with soft flamingo pink when young. Over time, the foliage matures to deep burgundy, creating an interesting bi-color effect. The leaf coloring deepens during the year, particularly in fall when the variegation gets more marked.
Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea (Purple Japanese Barberry) is always a spectacular addition to the landscape where it brings a strong color accent from spring to fall. This dense, arching, deciduous shrub features broadly oval, reddish-purple leaves which turn into brilliant red or red-orange shades in the fall.
Compact, Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa' (Boxwood) is a small, slow-growing, broadleaf evergreen shrub with soft and lush foliage of ovate, fairly glossy leaves, up to 1 in. long (2 cm). Tough, hardy and easy to grow, this dwarf Boxwood provides color year-round
Native to Baja California, Mexico, Calliandra californica (Baja Fairy Duster) is an evergreen, woody shrub with bright red, powder puff flowers, 1.5 in. long (3.5 cm), reminiscent of feather dusters, hence the common name. Blooming year-round, with a peak display from spring through fall, the long-lasting and attractive blooms are highly attractive to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.