Xylosma congestum is my favorite hedge material (and I have a lot of hedges)

Xylosma congestum is my favorite hedge material (and I have a lot of hedges)

Grevillea lavandulacea 'Penola' needs little water and has a long bloom period in winter

Grevillea lavandulacea 'Penola' needs little water and has a long bloom period in winter

Yucca 'Bright Star' is hard to find in smaller size containers

Yucca 'Bright Star' is hard to find in smaller size containers

Osteospermum 'summertime Sweet Kardinal' (shown here with Leucadendron 'Ebony')

Osteospermum 'summertime Sweet Kardinal' (shown here with Leucadendron 'Ebony')

Agave attenuata lacks the sharp points of most agave.  It's best in a little shade.

Agave attenuata lacks the sharp points of most agave. It's best in a little shade.

Phylica pubescens (aka Featherhead) with its feather duster-like blooms is my latest plant crush

Phylica pubescens (aka Featherhead) with its feather duster-like blooms is my latest plant crush

Agave 'Blue Flame' is a soft-tipped agave

Agave 'Blue Flame' is a soft-tipped agave

Aeonium haworthii 'Kiwi' will form a dense mass of foliage (shown here with other succulents in my dry garden)

Aeonium haworthii 'Kiwi' will form a dense mass of foliage (shown here with other succulents in my dry garden)

Leucadendron salignum 'chief' isn't the flashiest Leucadendron in my garden but it's attractive year-round

Leucadendron salignum 'chief' isn't the flashiest Leucadendron in my garden but it's attractive year-round

Gomphrena decumbens 'Itsy Bitsy' (sometimes called 'Little Grape') produces a mass of tiny purple blooms on wiry stems

Gomphrena decumbens 'Itsy Bitsy' (sometimes called 'Little Grape') produces a mass of tiny purple blooms on wiry stems

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