Common name: Spreading Acacia
Botanical name: Acacia redolens
This is a fast, aggressive shrub or groundcover used frequently for embankments. It grows to 3'-5' tall and 10'-15' wide and can be used in large-scale plantings and in difficult situations. It is very hardy. Leaves are gray green with a vanilla fragrance when crushed. Light, creamy yellow flowers are borne in globular clusters in late winter. This plant is from Western Australia.
Common name: Marina Strawberry Tree
Botanical name: Arbutus 'Marina'
The 'Marina' has gorgeous bark, with leaves that are smaller and not as glossy as Pacific Madrone. Its flowers are pink, borne in pendant clusters in the summer. The fruit is large, red and quite ornamental. The plant should be grown in sun to part shade, with little or no summer watering when established. The 'Marina' prefers good drainage. Other Common Names: Marina Madrone
Common name: Fraser Photinia
Botanical name: Photinia X fraseri
The Photina fraseri is an evergreen, medium-sized shrub with new foliage that is a glistening, copper red color. It is excellent as a hedge, screen, or accent plant. It should be grown under conditions of sun.