Drought Resistance · Tree

Albizia julibrissin

Scientific name: Albizia julibrissin Family: FABACEAE or MIMOSACEAE Common names: “Silk tree” “Mimosa” Plant Type: Deciduous tree Conditions: Zone: 6-9 Light: Full sun – slight shade Exposure: Sheltered from cold, loves the heat Soil: Moderately fertile – poor gravelly soil, doesn’t like clay Moisture: Average – drier, grows faster with more water, must be well drained Aesthetic: Plant… Continue reading Albizia julibrissin

Fragrant Flowers · Groundcover · Shrub

Itea virginica ‘Henrey’s Garnet’

Scientific name: Itea virginica ‘Henrey’s Garnet’ Family: ITEACEAE Common names: “Virginia sweetspire” Plant Type: Deciduous shrub Conditions: Zone: 5-9 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Average, tolerates clay, acidic clay loam Moisture: Handles wet sites and dry conditions once established Aesthetic: Plant Size: 2-3′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Simple leaves with attractive rich… Continue reading Itea virginica ‘Henrey’s Garnet’

Groundcover · Shrub

Hydrangea quercifolia

Scientific name: Hydrangea quercifolia Family: HYDRANGEACEAE Common names: “Oakleaf hydrangea” Plant Type: Deciduous shrub, semi evergreen in Victoria Conditions: Zone: 5-9 Light: Full sun – part shade , best flowers and colour in sun Exposure: Exposed or sheltered, handles seaside Soil: Rich humus Moisture: Moist – average,  well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 6-8′ W 8-10′… Continue reading Hydrangea quercifolia

Hort. Ed. BC plants · Shrub

Hydrangea paniculata

Scientific name: Hydrangea paniculata Family: HYDRANGEACEAE Common names: “Paniculate hydrangea” Plant Type: Deciduous shrub Conditions: Zone: 3-9 Light: Dappled shade, best with morning sun but protected in afternoon Exposure: Sheltered from cold winds Soil: Rich loamy soil Moisture: Good moisture Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 8-10′ W 8′ Leaf and Stem shape: Toothed, mid to dark green leaves in opposite… Continue reading Hydrangea paniculata

Hort. Ed. BC plants · Shrub

Hydrangea macrophylla

Scientific name: Hydrangea macrophylla Family: HYDRANGEACEAE Common names: “Bigleaf hydrangea” Plant Type: Deciduous shrub, divided into lacecaps and mopheads Conditions: Zone: 6 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Exposed or sheltered, tolerant of sea spray Soil: Requires fertile soil Moisture: Even moisture Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 3-6′ W 6-10′ Leaf and Stem shape: broadly ovate leaves Flower: Rich… Continue reading Hydrangea macrophylla

Deer Resistant Plants! · Drought Resistance · Hort. Ed. BC plants · Shrub

Hibiscus syriacus ‘Blue Bird’

Scientific name: Hibiscus syriacus ‘Blue Bird’ Synonym: H. s. ‘Oiseau Bleu’ Family: MALVACEAE Common names: “Rose of Sharon” Plant Type: Deciduous shrub, can be grown as a small tree Conditions: Zone: 5-8 Light: Full sun best – part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Fertile – average, handles clay, doesn’t like acidic soil, prefers organically rich soils Moisture: Well drained, best with… Continue reading Hibiscus syriacus ‘Blue Bird’

Deer Resistant Plants! · Drought Resistance · Hort. Ed. BC plants · Perennial

Liatris spicata

Scientific name: Liatris spicata Synonym: Liatris calilepis , Liatris callilipes , Liatris spicata callilepis Family: ASTERACEAE Common names: “Gay feather” “Blazing star” “button snakewort” Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 4-8 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Average Moisture: Prefers good moisture but tolerates drought, well drained in winter Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 2-3′ W 9-18″ Leaf and Stem shape:… Continue reading Liatris spicata