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Chinese Pistache
Foothill Penstemon
Mexican Bush Sage
Silver Leaf Marguerite
Tasmanian Tree Fern
Chinese Pistache

Common name: Chinese Pistache
Botanical name: Pistacia chinensis

The Pistacia chinensis is a deciduous tree with broad, spreading growth to 50' in height. Its leaves have 10-16 leaflets, and the fall coloring arrives in beautiful shades of red, orange and yellow. The young trees are often gawky, but some become shapely with age.

Foothill Penstemon

Common name: Foothill Penstemon
Botanical name: Penstemon heterophyllus

This perennial will grow 1.5'-2' tall and 2'-3' wide. It has glossy, blue green foliage with flowers that vary in color and bloom from spring through early summer.

Mexican Bush Sage

Common name: Mexican Bush Sage
Botanical name: Salvia leucantha

The Mexican Sage is a bushy shrub that grows 3'-4' tall and wide. It has hairy white stems, gray green leaves and velvet-like purple flower spikes that bloom summer through fall. This shrub tolerates sun, light shade, little water, and is hardy to 15 degrees F. The Mexican Sage is drought tolerant and attracts hummingbirds.

Silver Leaf Marguerite

Common name: Silver Leaf Marguerite
Botanical name: Chrysanthemum frutescens 'Silver Leaf'

SIngle white flowers with yellow centers and silvery foliage highlight the 'Silver Leaf' variety. It exhibits dense, compact growth to 4' tall by 6' wide. This plant is considerably tougher and more drought tolerant than green-leaved marguerite varieties.

Tasmanian Tree Fern

Common name: Tasmanian Tree Fern
Botanical name: Dicksonia antarctica

This slow-growing plant is the hardiest of all tree ferns. Its fronds, 3'-6' long, are also dark green in color. It should receive part sun, and average watering, although the plants will take relatively dry conditions when established. -Monterey Bay Nursery

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