Top Plants For Sonoma County
Needs good drainage. Huge variety within genus. Generally short-lived.
The most drought-tolerant of these evergreen shrubs have small, dark green crinkly leaves; those with larger, glossy foliage benefit from summer irrigation and shade inland. In spring, profuse clusters of tiny white, blue, or purple flowers nearly cover branches. Forms vary from groundcovers to large shrubs. Attracts birds and butterflies. Thrives on neglect. Likes good drainage. Little to no summer water. Afternoon shade inland.