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Growing Wild Nursery

Bladder-Pod Beeplant

Also known as Bladderpod. A shrub that grows to 5 feet high and 6 feet wide. It produces yellow flowers, followed by fruits that become hollow when dried. It can tolerate poor soil conditions and is drought tolerant. 

Turkey-Berry

Common Chamise

A shrub that grows up to 10 feet high and 6 feet wide. It produces small, white flowers during the summer followed by bird-friendly seeds. It is drought tolerant and can tolerate full sun. 

Eastern Hemlock

Also known as Canadian Hemlock and Hemlock-Spruce. This tall evergreen tree attains a height of 40-70 feet (though very old trees may grow much larger) and a spread of 25-35 feet. It is more shade-tolerant than many evergreens and bears short, soft needles and pendant, 1/2-inch-long cones.

California-Laurel

Also known at California Bay Laurel. An evergreen tree that can grow up to 60 feet high and 30 feet wide. It produces white/cream flowers March through May, following by fruit. It is drought tolerant and can tolerate sun and shade. 

Creeping Snowberry

A creeping shrub that only reaches about 1 1/2 feet in height. It produces pink flowers in early summer, followed by white berries. It can tolerate shade to full sun. 

Eastern Arborvitae

Also known as Northern White-Cedar and American Arborvitae. A small- to medium-sized coniferous evergreen tree with a narrow, pyramidal shape, which attains a height of 20-40 feet and a spread of 10-15 feet. Commonly cultivated and grown as a screen or hedge, its dense foliage provides good shelter and nesting sites.

California Figwort

Also known as California Bee Plant. An evergreen perennial that grows to 4 feet high and 3 feet wide. Its red to maroon flowers bloom from February through May and produce seeds that birds eat. It is drought tolerant and can grow from sun to shade. 

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