Bushes & Plants

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Crotan

Bushes & Plants pictures and descriptions.

Crotan Petra has a nice tropical look but is cold sensitive. They grow 2 to 4 feet tall & wide and are very colorful from spring through fall.

 

 

 

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Crotan Mamey

 

 

 

Crotan Mamey are similar to Crotan Petra with a more split leave. Very tropical looking.

 

 

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Red Fountain Grass

 

 

 

Red Fountain Grass is popular for those wanting a beach look to their landscaping. Likes full sun to part shade, grows to 3 or 4 feet tall and wide and gets a 4 to 6 inch flume in mid summer to fall. Drought tolerant, once established.

 

 

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Boxwood

 

 

Boxwood are a good evergreen for borders and dwarf hedges. They are slow growers and low maintenance also good for English gardens.

 

 

 

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Blue Pacific Juniper

Blue Pacific Juniper is a popular evergreen ground cover . Low maintenance and drought tolerant, they grow just a few inches tall and can spread 1 to 2 feet.

 

 

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Tea Olive

 

Tea Olive is a very tough, low maintenance evergreen. Can be used as a hedge or a speciman planting. They bloom a very fragrant flower in spring and fall.

 

 

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Crinum Lilly

 

 

Crinum Lilly is a unique addition to any landscape design. With a very tropical look & the spreading colorful foilage that can reach 8 feet tall, they shoot a stalk with a bloom several times a year. A great speciman plant.

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Crinum Lilly Bloom

Crinum Lilly Bloom

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Brunsfelsia

 

 

Brunsfelsia is also known as “Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow” for the pretty flowers they bloom are a different color each day; purple, pink & white. Grows to 4 to 6 feet tall & wide. Cold sensitive. A great accent hedge or conversation plant.

 

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Sweet Viburnum

 

A very popular hedge plant is the Viburnum Odoratissimum, also known as “sweet viburnum”. A fast growing evergreen reaches 12 to 15 feet tall and 8 to 10 feet wide. Cold and drought tolerant once established.

 

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Split Leaf Philodendrun

 

Split Leaf Philodendron Selloum creates a tropical effect with the large deep lobed leaves and rich green color. Likes sun and shade and does well in pots or in the ground. Can grow to 8 to 10 feet tall & wide.

 

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Gardenia flower

 

Can you smell it? The Grafted Gardenia flower has a strong, sweet smell and blooms spring to fall. The bush grows 4 to 6 feet tall and wide and is a cold tolerant evergreen.

 

 

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Hawaiian Ti Red Sister

 

Hawaiian Ti Red Sister looks great in containers by the pool. Reaching 3 to 4 feet tall, they look very tropical, but must be protected from the cold.

 

 

 

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Verigated Shell Ginger

 

Verigated Shell Ginger will spice up the look of your landscape with it’s light tropical foilage. Reaching 2 to 3 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide, it does well in containers and needs protection from cold.

 

 

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Fatsia

 

Another good container plant is Fatsia. Can grow up to 6 feet tall and has tropical foilage, but needs to be protected from cold.

 

 

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Day Lilly

 

 

 

A perennial and popular gift plant is the Day Lilly. Ranging from about 6 inches to 2 feet tall and wide depending on variety. Blooms spring through fall, a pretty flower that depends on variety as well.

 

 

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Thryallis

 

 

Thryallis will grow to 4 to 6 feet tall & wide and bloom yellow flowers spring through fall. Once established it is drought tolerant.

 

 

 

 

 

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Ilex Shillings

 

 

For a low maintenance and drought tolerant evergreen, Ilex Shillings may be your choice. Slow growing into a low mounding form they are also cold tolerant.

 

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Indian Hawthorne

 

 

 

Indian Hawthorne is also popular for it’s low maintenance. It is cold and drought tolerant once established and blooms white flowers in spring and fall. They grow 2 to 4 feet tall and wide.

 

 

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Lorapetulum Tree

 

 

A Lorapetulum Tree is a pretty selection for a cold tolerant tree that reaches 6 to 8 feet tall. With purple foilage, new growth will bloom profusely spring through fall with a fuscia colored bloom.

 

 

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Flax Lilly

 

 

An excellent ground cover is verigated Flax Lilly.  At 4 to 8 inches tall, it is drought tolerant once established and the clumps can be divided and used as filler.

 

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Podocarpus

 

 

 

Podocarpus is a tough plant that makes a great privacy hedge or speciman. Reaching 12 to 15 feet tall and 8 to 10 feet wide, this evergreen is drought tolerant once established.