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Ficus religiosa

Scientific name: Ficus religiosa Synonym: Urostigma religiosum Common names: “Bhodi tree” “Bo” “Sacred fig” Family: MORACEAE Plant Type: Evergreen tree, deciduous in native monsoon climates, can be an epiphyte Conditions: Zone: 10-12 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered from cold Soil: Average or soil based potting mix in containers Moisture: Evenly moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 60-100′ H… Continue reading Ficus religiosa

Deer Resistant Plants! · Shrub

Prostanthera cuneata

Scientific name: Prostanthera cuneata Family: LAMIACEAE Common names: “Australian mint bush” “alpine mint bush” Plant Type: Evergreen shrub Conditions: Zone: 9-10 Light: Full sun – light shade Exposure: Sheltered from cold winter winds Soil: Average fertility Moisture: Average moisture but well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 1-3′ H & W , can be short lived Leaf and Stem… Continue reading Prostanthera cuneata

Attracts Hummingbirds! · Beneficial Insects! · Fragrant Flowers · Shrub

Ligustrum ‘Vicaryi’

Scientific name: Ligustrum ‘Vicaryi’ Synonym: Ligustrum x vicaryi Family: OLEACEAE Common names: “Vicary golden privet” “golden privet” Plant Type: Semi-evergreen shrub Conditions: Zone: 6-8 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Exposed or sheltered Soil: Average Moisture: Average well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 8-10′ W Leaf and Stem shape: Golden yellow leaves Flower: Panicles of fragrant tubular-shaped, dull white flowers in late… Continue reading Ligustrum ‘Vicaryi’

Deer Resistant Plants! · Drought Resistance · Groundcover · Shrub

Hebe spp. & cvs

Scientific name: Hebe spp. & cvs Family: PLANTAGINACEAE Common names: “Hebe” Plant Type: Evergreen shrub Conditions: Zone: 8-9 & 10-11 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Sheltered from cold winter wind, tolerates seaside Soil: Poor – moderately fertile soil Moisture: Moist well drained, drought tolerant once established Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 6″-5′ W 1-5′ Leaf and Stem… Continue reading Hebe spp. & cvs

Edible · Groundcover · Mediterranean · Shrub

Gaultheria x wisleyensis ‘Wisley Pearl’

Scientific name: Gaultheria x wisleyensis ‘Wisley Pearl’ Synonym: Gaulnettya wisleyensis , Gaulnettya ‘Wisley Pearl’, Gaulthettya wisleyensis Family: ERICACEAE Common names: “Wisley pearl gaultheria” Plant Type: Evergreen shrub Conditions: Zone: 7-9 Light: Part sun – light shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Slightly acidic humus rich Moisture: Moist – average well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 3′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Elliptic to elliptic-oblong,… Continue reading Gaultheria x wisleyensis ‘Wisley Pearl’

Drought Resistance · Perennial · Succulent · Vancouver Island Native

Opuntia fragilis

Scientific name: Opuntia fragilis Family: CACTACEAE Common names: “Prickly pear cactus” “fragile prickly pear” Plant Type: Evergreen perennial Conditions: Zone: 7 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Sandy or gravely Moisture: Well drained – dry Aesthetic: Plant Size: 2-8″ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: the spines are modified leaves and the fleshy pad segments are modified… Continue reading Opuntia fragilis

Deer Resistant Plants! · Drought Resistance · Groundcover · Perennial

Artemisia ‘Powis Castle

Scientific name: Artemisia ‘Powis Castle’ Family: ASTERACEAE Common names: “Wormwood” “silver sage brush” Plant Type: Usually evergreen woody based herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 7-9 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Poor – moderately fertile soil best Moisture: Well drained dry – drought tolerant Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 2-3′ W 3-6′ Leaf and Stem shape: Aromatic finely dissected silvery-green… Continue reading Artemisia ‘Powis Castle