Annual · Attracts Hummingbirds! · Perennial · Shrub

Abutilon spp. & cvs

Scientific name: Abutilon spp. & cvs. Family: MALVACEAE Common names: “Flowering maple” “Abutilon” Plant Type: Tropical evergreen or deciduous shrub, perennial or annual Conditions: Zone: 9-10 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Acidic sandy loam Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 2-9′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Simple or palmately lobed leaves Flower: Bell-shaped or bowl-shaped flowers… Continue reading Abutilon spp. & cvs

Attracts Hummingbirds! · Beneficial Insects! · Deer Resistant Plants! · Drought Resistance · Shrub

Grevillea victoriae

Scientific name: Grevillea victoriae Family: PROTEACEAE Common names: “Royal grevillea” Plant Type: Evergreen shrub Conditions: Zone: 7-10 Light: Full sun best Exposure: Sheltered, tolerates wind, enjoys heat Soil: Acidic, prefers less fertile sandy soil, avoid high phosphorus fertilizers Moisture: Well drained, drought tolerant once established Aesthetic: Plant Size: 6-10′ H & W , fast growing Leaf and… Continue reading Grevillea victoriae

Deer Resistant Plants! · Drought Resistance · Edible · Fragrant Flowers · Shrub

Elaeagnus multiflora

Scientific name: Elaeagnus multiflora Family: ELAEAGNACEAE Common names: “Goumi” “silverberry” Plant Type: Deciduous shrub Conditions: Zone: 4-9 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Average – poor, nitrogen fixer so prefers less fertile soils Moisture: Well drained, drought tolerant Aesthetic: Plant Size: 6-8′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Young branches with brown scales,… Continue reading Elaeagnus multiflora

Beneficial Insects! · Deer Resistant Plants! · Drought Resistance · Edible · Groundcover · Herb Garden · Mediterranean · Perennial · Shrub

Thymus vulgaris

Scientific name: Thymus vulgaris Family: LAMIACEAE Common names: “Thyme” “English thyme” “common thyme” “wild thyme” Plant Type: Semi-evergreen subshrub or perennial Conditions: Zone: 5-9 Light: Full sun only Exposure: Sheltered, may require some winter protection Soil: Sandy-gravely soil, no clay Moisture: Well drained – dry, drought tolerant but enjoys some watering Aesthetic: Plant Size: 6-12″ H &… Continue reading Thymus vulgaris

Edible · Shrub

Ribes rubrum

Scientific name: Ribes rubrum Family: GROSSULARIACEAE Common names: “Red currant” Plant Type: Deciduous shrub Conditions: Zone: 3-9 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Shelter from strong winds and frost pockets Soil: Organically rich fertile soil Moisture: Evenly moist – average well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 5-7′ W 3-5′ Leaf and Stem shape: Large, soft green, palmately… Continue reading Ribes rubrum

Attracts Hummingbirds! · Edible · Shrub · Vancouver Island Native

Rubus spectabilis

Scientific name: Rubus spectabilis Family: ROSACEAE Common names: “Salmonberry” Plant Type: Deciduous shrub Conditions: Zone: 5-9 Light: Partial shade – full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Moderately fertile, doesn’t like clay Moisture: Moist – wet well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 6-10′ H & W, fast growing Leaf and Stem shape: Prickly branches bearing spiny palmate leaves composed of mid-green… Continue reading Rubus spectabilis

Beneficial Insects! · Edible · Fragrant Flowers · Shrub · Vancouver Island Native

Rubus parviflorus

Scientific name: Rubus parviflorus Family: ROSACEAE Common names: “Thimbleberry” Plant Type: Deciduous shrub Conditions: Zone: 3-10 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Organically rich, slightly acidic Moisture: Moist well drained, tolerant of seasonal flooding, doesn’t handle wet soils Aesthetic: Plant Size: 4-8′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Spineless branches and soft velvety,… Continue reading Rubus parviflorus