Vanilla Plant, Fragrant Sweet Box (Sarcococca genus) - Ideal for shaded areas. Flowers late winter/early spring. Slowly grows to 3-5ft tall and wide if unpruned. Gives off a strong vanilla fragrance late winter. Can be pruned to a small to medium sized hedge. There are a variety of sweet box species and cultivars of differing sizes and growth rates.
Lessingia filaginifolia 'Silver Carpet' Great California native groundcover. Blooms profusely throughout spring and summer. Stays very exceptionally low. Does best with a heavy pruning following the bloom season. Would suggest interplanting with Calylophus or other low growing herbaceous groundcovers.