Since I like to garden for pollinators, vitex, butterfly bush and abelia are tops on my list. Crapemyrtles have beautiful flowers in the heat of summer and fascinating bark during the winter months. For year-round color, add a Crimson Fire Fringe Flower to your garden. Do you like bright golden leaves? If so, Bananappeal Small Anise Tree is a good choice. For additional ideas, check out our zone 9 plant list. Our yard design ideas show ideas for arranging the plants.
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