The plants, which thrive on little summer water and require no irrigation in winter, include variegated Cistus corbariensis 'Little Miss Sunshine', flecked with white blooms; bronze-tinged Abelia 'Kaleidoscope'; and red-tinged Nandina domestica
'Obsession', fringed with cool blue fescue (Festuca glauca 'Beyond Blue').
seems to shimmy on to every top 10 list of mine
And Nandina domestica
, sometimes known as heavenly bamboo, although not of the same family, can be used to create a thick, flowering barrier.
Feeding behavior-related toxicity due to Nandina domestica
in Cedar Waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum).
Two shrubs that are favorites with many gardeners and that produce berries in abundance are leatherleaf mahonia, Mahonia bealei and nandina, Nandina domestica
- Like bamboo with the added bonus of flowers and berries.
It was first isolated by Takase and Ohashi (1926) from fruit of Nandina domestica
Thunberg, which was used to treat asthma, whooping cough, pharynx tumor and uterine bleeding in Japan for many years.
And I can't leave out my old favourite, Nandina domestica
, also known as heavenly bamboo.
For those who don't think they can survive an Antelope Valley winter without color in their garden, Hayes said his personal favorite plant is the leafy Nandina domestica
, a plant of Japanese origin commonly known as heavenly bamboo, which turns a reddish pink in cold weather.
, or heavenly bamboo, is yet another shrub resplendent with red berries in December.
, known popularly as heavenly bamboo, has been intensively hybridized in recent years and is now available in a large variety of sizes and growth habits.
Many of these will be familiar to Los Angeles gardeners, including: sago palm, Japanese maple, bougainvillea, bamboo, cotoneaster, jade plant, Ficus benjamina and Ficus nitida, fuchsia, ginkgo, crepe myrtle, common myrtle, orange jasmine (Murraya), Nandina domestica
, olive, Japanese black pine, Podocarpus macrophyllus, pomegranate, pyracantha, azalea, Chinese elm and wisteria.