ASPIDISTRA ELIATOR/ Cast Iron Plant

 ASPIDISTRA ELLIATOR/ Cast Iron Plant

ASPIDISTRA ELLIATOR/ Cast Iron Plant

 

 

Habit/Description:  This very hardy perennial is a favorite for containers or deep shady corners in the landscape. Tall evergreen fronds, easy care. Broad dark green leaves.

Size at Maturity: 2-3' tall x 2' wide

Flower:  Inconspicuous

Special Interest:  Many great attributes to this great perennial: Drought tolerant, evergreen, shade tolerant, and provides a large texture to the landscape. Great when used under trees, foundations and mixed borders.

Care Information: Easy to grow , however needs regular watering. Requires full shade for best growing conditions. Protect from harsh winds. Clean out old leaves as necessary.

Camellia X 'Winter's Star'/ Winter Star Camellia

 Camelia X 'Winter's Star' in full bloom.

Camelia X 'Winter's Star' in full bloom.

Habit/Description:  This cold hardy Camellia is a beauty for the winter landscape. The evergreen foliage is a dark, glossy green. Habit is upright and open.

Size at Maturity: 10' tall and about 6-8' wide.

Flower:  Single pink blooms surround a bright yellow center and last 4-6 weeks in fall.

Special Interest:  Besides the beautiful, butterfly attracting pink flowers in the fall, the large dark green leaves stay vibrant year-round. Best when used in a hedge, mass planting, privacy screen, border, cutting garden, containers, specimen and woodland gardens.

Care Information: Easy to grow, however, needs regular watering, especially during the first season. Requires full shade to partial sun. Will burn in full sun. Does not require dead-heading due to its natural, self-cleaning habit. Prune after flowering to shape. Mulch heavily and when necessary, provide acid fertilizer when the shrub is finished flowering in the fall.

HYDRANGEA paniculata 'Limelight'/Limelight Panicle Hydrangea

 'Limelight' Hydrangea in all of its summer glory!

'Limelight' Hydrangea in all of its summer glory!

Habit/Description:  This sun AND part shade loving Hydrangea has created awesome possibilities in the landscape world since its introduction. The large bright whitish/green blooms are spectacular and persist through frost. Upright growing deciduous shrub. Large medium green leaves.

Size at Maturity: 5-8' tall and wide.

Flower:  Green/White panicle blooms repeat from late summer through late fall.

Special Interest:  This beautiful shrub provides excellent fall interest with its large white blooms. Great for borders, containers, hedge, mass plantings, poolside, specimen, woodland gardens. Perfect for cut flowers. Dried flowers retain beautiful form. Naturalizing. Pretty yellow fall leaf color.

Care Information: Easy to grow and care for. Will tolerate full sun and would like part shade in the afternoon- in warmer climates. Panicled Hydrangeas do not like wet feet, so be sure to plant in well-drained soil. Can be pruned back to 1/3 its size in spring. You can fertilize at that time as well. Acidity/Alkalinity levels do not affect bloom color. Can prune into topiary/tree form.

MULENBERGIA Capillaris- Pink Muhly Grass

 Muhly Grass with its pink plumes in fall

Muhly Grass with its pink plumes in fall

Habit/Description:  Muhly Grass is native to Florida's coastal uplands. This tropical native has found a home in many southern landscapes. This perennial is easy to grow and has a dazzling pink fall display when its 3' plumes emerge.

Size at Maturity: Clump will reach a mature size of 24" x 24". Plumes will reach 36" ht

Flower:  Pink plumes in fall.

Special Interest:  This beautiful grass is mounding green from spring to summer and displays beautiful, water-color-like pink blooms in fall. Leaves turn a lovely tan in winter. Gives the illusion of water in the landscape with the grassy, mounding texture. Good for containers, erosion control, mass plantings, poolside, rock gardens, urban and wildlife gardens.

Care Information: Like most grasses, Pink Muhly needs full sun for best performance but can tolerate part sun. New plants will need to be watered regularly until established. After establishment, they are very drought tolerant. Plants can be cut back to the ground in late winter. Fertilize as they begin to emerge in the spring. A lovely white flowering variety is also available.

 

 

 

 

AUCUBA japonica 'Marmorata'/Marmorata Aucuba

 AUCUBA Japonica 'Marmorata' as seen at the nursery in a 3 Gallon Container

AUCUBA Japonica 'Marmorata' as seen at the nursery in a 3 Gallon Container

Habit/Description:  Yellow and Green mottled evergreen shrub with thick, glossy leaves. Grows best in shade. Upright rounded shrub with a moderate growth rate.

Size at Maturity: Will reach a mature size of 6’ tall by 4’ wide (in 10 years.)

Flower:  Purple, but insignificant. Blooms in March and April.

Special Interest:  The large glossy green leaves appear to have been sprayed with yellow paint. Perfect for borders, coastal plantings, containers, houseplant, specimen, foundation plantings, woodland garden and shaded areas. Foliage is wonderful for foliage arrangements. Drought tolerant. Female plant will produce attractive red fruit.

Care Information: Water weekly in extreme heat until established. Follow regular watering schedule for first growing season to allow proper root establishment. Feed with all-purpose fertilizer in spring. Prune in spring after blooming to maintain neat shape. Easy care.

 

Hemerocallis/Daylily

  Groundcover / Vines  |  Perennials  |  Trees  |  Shrubs

Habit/Description:  Beautiful mounding perennial. Dark green, grass-like appearance. Partial to full sun.

Size at Maturity:  1' tall and 2 1/2' wide.

Flower: lovely yellow, tubular lilies in summer to early fall.

Special Interest: This gorgeous favorite is an easy care perennial. Beautiful yellow flowers in spring. Perfect for borders, coastal, containers, cutting garden, edging, erosion control, firescaping, mass plantings, poolside, rock, woodland and urban gardens, erosion control and very wet areas. Grass-like mounding perennial.

Care Information: Does well in sunny conditions. Water thoroughly when first planted to create a deep rooting system. Tolerates some drought. Clean out old leaves and flowers when spent to help keep the plant healthy and encourage flowering. Needs well-drained soil. Adapts well to a variety of soils.

 

 

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Variegated Winter Daphne/Daphne odora 'Marginata'

  Groundcover / Vines  |  Perennials  |  Trees  |  Shrubs

Habit/Description: 

The winter daphne has yellow-margined leaves and blush-pink flower buds that open to fragrant white flowers bloom in winter into early spring. The mounding 'Marginata' cultivar is beautiful in the winter landscape.  Daphne odora is evergreen and shade loving.  Native to China and Japan.

Size at maturity:

3-4' Tall and Wide.

Flower:

Fragrant pinkish white flower in early spring.

Special Interest:

This beautiful little evergreen shrub is perfect for a mixed border, shady foundation, hedge, and variegated color in the landscape. The highly fragrant flowers are pleasing to have at entrances. They are also deer resistant, easy to care for and drought tolerant.

Care Information:  

Daphnes need to grow in fertile, humus-rich, slightly acidic soil. They prefer full sun or partial shade. Choose a spot with good drainage but not completely dry. Avoid transplanting and pruning. Does well under trees.

 

 

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Italian Cypress, Tiny Tower

  Groundcover / Vines  |  Perennials  |  Trees  |  Shrubs

Habit/ Description:

Strongly upright, columnar shape. Very tall and narrow habit. Evergreen. Full sun.

Size at Maturity:

Very slow grower to 25-30' and 3' wide.

Flower:

Insignificant. Conifer.

Special Interest:

Gorgeous upright evergreen tree. Extremely unique shape that allows it to fit into tight spaces, yet provides height to the landscape. Good for borders, topiaries, containers, privacy screen, coastal and urban areas, windbreak, mass planting, corner foundation for tall structures and buildings and poolside areas. Easy to care for-does not require much pruning.

Care Information:

Grows easily in a wide range of soil types, provided good drainage. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

 

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Gold Thread Mops

  Groundcover / Vines  |  Perennials  |  Trees  |  Shrubs

Habit/Description:

Mounding evergreen shrub with soft stringy needles. Yellow foliage. Full sun for best color.

Flower:

Conifer.

Size at Maturity:

Slow-growing- 3-4' tall and wide.

Special Interest: 

This easy-care evergreen provides a bright color to the landscape year-round. Great for borders, containers, mass plantings, rock gardens, urban gardens and foundation plantings.

Care Information:

Provide enriched, slightly acidic, evenly moist, well-drained soil; avoid wet, poorly drained soils or prolonged drought. Shelter from drying winds. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to develop an extensive root system. Fertilize in early spring. Prune only lightly to shape; remove no more than current season's growth.Pruning time: spring to summer.

 

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Dwarf Hinoki Cypress

  Groundcover / Vines  |  Perennials  |  Trees  |  Shrubs

Habit/ Description:

Dwarf evergreen shrub. Pyramidal shape. Full sun to partial sun. Soft needles.

Size at Maturity:

Very slow grower reaching a potential height of 8' with age and 4-5' wide.

Flower:

Conifer.

Special Interest:

Gorgeous, year-round interest evergreen. Does well in borders, rock gardens, woodland gardens, specimen and corner foundation plantings.

Care Information: 

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring

 

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