SAVOR THE AROMA of honey in the air when blueblossom explodes into bloom this month. Growing up to 10 feet tall, this fast-growing Southern Oregon native, which can be pruned as a shrub or a small tree, provides excellent screening for private backyard retreats. But expect lots of visits from neighboring native wildlife: the blueblossom’s sweet-scented sprays of turquoise flowers are irresistible to pollinators like hummingbirds and honeybees.

Cistus Design Nursery
22711 NW Gillihan Rd, Sauvie Island

This article appeared in the May 2010 issue of Portland Monthly Magazine.

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