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master plant legend


While neither exhaustive nor exclusive, this plant legend is a reference to get a sense of our signature style and favorite (go-to) varieties. We have the experience and foresight to know what works and what doesn't, as far as planting your resilient new landscape. However, plant selection is always tailored to the unique needs of the client, and landscape.

Both native and exotic species commonly go well together in the Pacific Northwest. The following (and ever-evolving) list below is organized simply under 3 categories (Native, Sun & Shade) while considering that native plants can typically thrive in both sun and shade. Edible plants and grasses of interest are noted as such.


  • Vine Maple, Acer Cicinatum
  • Red-Twig Dogwood, Cornus Sericea
  • Pacific Ninebark, Physocarpus Capitatus
  • Red Flowering Currant, Ribes Sanguineum
  • Snowberry, Symphoricarpos Albus
  • Indian Plum, Oemleria Cerasiformis
  • Sword Fern, Polystichum Munitum
  • Sitca Willow, Salix Sitchensis
  • Salmonberry, Rubus Spectabilis
  • Shore Pine, Pinus Contorta
  • Red Elderberry, Sambucus Racemosa
  • Western Honeysuckle, Lonicera Ciliosa
  • Pacific Rhododendron, Macrophyllum
  • Salal, Gaultheria Shallon


  • Arbutus, (Multi)
  • Japanese Maple, Acer Palmatum
  • Barberry, Berberis Thunbergii
  • Barberry, Berberis Elberis
  • Spirea (Multi)
  • Euonymus (Multi)
  • Spirea (Multi)
  • Ceanothus (Multi)
  • Weigela (Multi)
  • Desert King Fig, Ficus Carica (Edible)
  • Brown Turkey Fig, Ficus Carica (Edible)
  • Blueberry, Vaccinium Caesariense (Edible)
  • Carex Testacea (Sedge)
  • Mexican Feather, Nassella Tenuissima (Grass)
  • Miscanthus Sinensis, (Grass)
  • Blue Oat, Helictotrichon Sempervirens (Grass)
  • Blue Fescue, Festuca Glauca
  • Juniper (Multi)
  • Katsura, Cercidiphyllum
  • Dogwood, Cornus (Multi)
  • Juniper, Juniperus (Multi)
  • Lavandula Angustifolia (Multi)
  • Salvia, (Multi)
  • Rosemary, Salvia Rosmarinus
  • Sage, Salvia Officinalis


  • Sarcococca, Buxales
  • Hydrangea, Hortensia
  • Pachysandra, Procumbens
  • Vibernum (Multi)
  • Dwarf English Laurel, Prunus Laurocerasus
  • Black Mondo, Ophiopogon Planiscapus (Grass)
  • Japanese Forest, Hakonechloa Macra (Grass)
  • Oxalis (Multi)
  • Rhododendron (Multi)
  • Azalea. Rhododendron (Multi)
  • Camellia (Multi)
  • Hosta (Multi)
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