Turpentine Bush – Ericameria laricifolia

This super cold hardy sunflower relative is native to Arizona and the Chihuahuan desert. Its evergreen foliage smells like turpentine when crushed, which makes it unattractive to rabbits and deer. Bright-yellow flowers that draw butterflies grace the top of this shrub in late summer and fall. It grows well in areas with native and rocky…

Trumpet Creeper – Campsis radicans

Trumpet Creeper is an extremely cold hardy vine that will quickly cover any structure. Cluster of six to twelve hot colored red-orange flowers cover lustrous green foliage for most of the year. Hummingbirds and orioles are particularly fond of the nectar and will travel from miles away for a drink. Strategic planting is necessary, because…

True Myrtle – Myrtus communis

This hardy evergreen shrub has been highly valued by many cultures and cultivated for centuries. It takes very well to heavy shearing, and is often used to create a tall clipped hedge or topiary. If left unclipped, it develops into a dense, rounded shrub that is useful in foundations and borders, and it also has…