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Image of Salix purpurea photo by: Russell Stafford

Russell Stafford

(Arctic Blue Willow, Purple Willow)

A medium to large spreading shrub, or an upright tree, purple osier is very hardy and adaptable to a wide variety of soils, tolerating both wet and dry conditions. Its narrow, dark blue-green leaves appear after silky catkin-like flowers. Stems are bendable and reddened, and, with the leaves, lend a flashy rippling effect to the landscape in wind. In autumn, leaf color changes to a purple-black.

Plant purple osier in full sun in moist well-drained or soggy soils. Over time, it may become a...

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James H. Schutte

(Alaska Blue Willow, Purple Willow)

Dwarf purple willow is a compact deciduous shrub with small gray-green leaves. In spring small catkin flowers appear on its slender, bendable branches.

Plant 'Nana' ('Gracilis') in full sun in moist well-drained or soggy soils. It is great as a wispy or tightly-clipped low hedge and for stabilizing slopes and riverbanks.

(Purple Weeping Willow)

A medium to large, spreading shrub or upright tree, purple osier is very hardy, adapted to a wide range of soils, and tolerates both wet and dry conditions. Its narrow, dark blue-green leaves appear after silky catkin-like flowers. This selection, ‘Pendula’ has long, dangling, cascading branches that are reddened and lax, waving in the breeze along with the leaves in a flashy, rippling effect. In autumn, the leaves turn purple-black.

Plant purple osier in full sun and moist well-drained or soggy...

Image of Salvia clevelandii photo by: Maureen Gilmer

Maureen Gilmer

(Cleveland Sage)

Cleveland sage is one of the finest salvias for the sunny, arid conditions of the American Southwest. Native to California, this small shrub is found on dry inland foothills and sun drenched slopes from San Diego well into Baja California. It forms a generous evergreen mound of downy, wrinkled pale gray leaves with an intensely appealing aroma. Widely spaced whorls of fragrant, tubular, lipped violet-blue flowers are borne on long branched spikes in early summer, and are beloved by bees and hummingbirds....

Image of Salvia leucantha photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(Autumn Mexican Bush Sage, Mexican Bush Sage)

Mexican bush sage is an evergreen perennial subshrub that is commonly grown as a tender perennial. It originates from Mexico and Central America and is admired for its beautiful, tall arching habit, gray-green foliage and fantastic sprays of flowers that appear in late summer to fall. These soft, fuzzy, tubular flowers are born on linear spikes and come in shades of purple, blue, pink or white.

Mexican bush sage thrives in warm, sunny conditions and well-drained soil with average fertility. It...

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James H. Schutte

(Mexican Bush Sage)

Mexican bush sage is an evergreen perennial subshrub that is commonly grown as a tender perennial. It originates from Mexico and Central America and is admired for its beautiful, tall arching habit, gray-green foliage and fantastic sprays of flowers that appear in late summer to fall. 'All Purple' has soft, fuzzy, tubular flowers, born on linear spikes and , as its name says, are solidly bright purple. Mexican bush sage is both drought and heat tolerant and prefers sites with full sun and average,...

(Danielle's Dream Sage, Mexican Bush Sage)

The velvety, bright pink flowers of Danielle's Dream salvia are supported by fuzzy, silver calyces. A form of the Mexican bush sage, this woody-based, evergreen, tender perennial is often treated as an annual outside its hardiness range. Its tall, arching, wide-spreading stems root easily where they touch the ground. They are lined with small, linear, bright green leaves with lightly scalloped edges and felted, silvery undersides. Long sprays of small, tubular, fuzzy flowers appear in spring and...

Image of Sambucus nigra photo by: James Burghardt

James Burghardt

(Black Elderberry)

Elderberries are large deciduous shrubs native to Europe, Asia and northern Africa. They are grown for their beautiful foliage, large, musky-scented flowers and showy clusters of fruits. Wildlife magnets, their inflorescences are often visited by butterflies and fruits are favored by birds.

Its pinnate (feathery) leaves are divided into many elliptic leaflets, giving a tropical appearance. The leaves emit a somewhat unpleasant odor when crushed. In late spring and summer, flat-topped umbels of...

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Gerald L. Klingaman

(Black Elderberry, Variegated Black Elderberry)

Elderberries are large deciduous shrubs native to Europe, Asia and northern Africa. They are grown for their beautiful foliage, large flowers and showy clusters of fruits. Wildlife magnets, their inflorescences are often visited by butterflies and fruits are favored by birds.

A medium-sized cultivar, 'Aureomarginata' has pinnate leaves which are divided into many elliptic leaflets, giving a tropical appearance. The foliage is deep green with irregular yellow margins and emit a somewhat unpleasant...

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Russell Stafford

(Black Elderberry, Black Lace Black Elderberry)

Elderberries are large deciduous shrubs native to Europe, Asia and northern Africa. They are grown for their beautiful foliage, large flowers and showy clusters of fruits. Wildlife magnets, their inflorescences are often visited by butterflies and fruits are favored by birds.

The smaller, rounded, cultivar 'Eva' has deep purple-black pinnate leaves which are deeply divided into many fine leaflets. It is usually sold under the trade name Black Lace™. The leaves emit a somewhat unpleasant odor when...