Hairy Canary Clover Shrub
A supremely tough and drought tolerant evergreen ground cover from Portugal, the Hairy Canary Clover is a lovely little grey-leaved pea shrub that can tolerate the worst soil in your garden, so long as it is well draining and in a sunny spot. The white and pink flowers are very attractive and the star-shaped seed pods provide even more interest. Needs little supplemental water once established. Looks absolutely fabulous beneath an olive tree or cascading over a rock wall.
Latin Name: Dorycnium hirsutum
Site and Soil: Very well draining soil in half to full day sun.
Hardiness: Hardy to at least 0 degrees Fahrenheit and reliably hardy around the Northwest
Size at Maturity: 2 feet in height by 3 feet wide
Bloom Time: Early Summer
Pests & Diseases: We have not noticed any pest or disease damage on our plants.
USDA Zone: 7
Sunset Western Zone: Not listed
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not listed