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Abutilon spp. & cvs

Scientific name: Abutilon spp. & cvs. Family: MALVACEAE Common names: “Flowering maple” “Abutilon” Plant Type: Tropical evergreen or deciduous shrub, perennial or annual Conditions: Zone: 9-10 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Acidic sandy loam Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 2-9′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Simple or palmately lobed leaves Flower: Bell-shaped or bowl-shaped flowers… Continue reading Abutilon spp. & cvs

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Grevillea victoriae

Scientific name: Grevillea victoriae Family: PROTEACEAE Common names: “Royal grevillea” Plant Type: Evergreen shrub Conditions: Zone: 7-10 Light: Full sun best Exposure: Sheltered, tolerates wind, enjoys heat Soil: Acidic, prefers less fertile sandy soil, avoid high phosphorus fertilizers Moisture: Well drained, drought tolerant once established Aesthetic: Plant Size: 6-10′ H & W , fast growing Leaf and… Continue reading Grevillea victoriae

Attracts Hummingbirds! · Edible · Shrub · Vancouver Island Native

Rubus spectabilis

Scientific name: Rubus spectabilis Family: ROSACEAE Common names: “Salmonberry” Plant Type: Deciduous shrub Conditions: Zone: 5-9 Light: Partial shade – full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Moderately fertile, doesn’t like clay Moisture: Moist – wet well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 6-10′ H & W, fast growing Leaf and Stem shape: Prickly branches bearing spiny palmate leaves composed of mid-green… Continue reading Rubus spectabilis

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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’

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Mahonia nervosa

Scientific name: Mahonia nervosa Synonym: Family: BERBERIDACEAE Common names: “Dull Oregon grape” Plant Type: Evergreen shrub groundcover Conditions: Zone: 6-9 Light: Full sun – deep shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Slightly acidic humus rich soil high in organic matter Moisture: Moist well drained – drought tolerant Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 2′ W 4′ Leaf and Stem shape:… Continue reading Mahonia nervosa

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Rudbeckia subtomentosa ‘Henry Eilers’

Scientific name: Rudbeckia subtomentosa ‘Henry Eilers’ Family: ASTERACEAE Common names: “Sweet coneflower” Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 4-8 Light: Full sun – very light shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Any Moisture: Well drained, best with medium moisture, tolerant of some drought Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 3-5′ W 2-3′ , clump forming Leaf and Stem shape: Simple leaves Flower: Single flower-heads… Continue reading Rudbeckia subtomentosa ‘Henry Eilers’

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Lonicera x brownii ‘Dropmore Scarlet’

Scientific name: Lonicera x brownii ‘Dropmore Scarlet’ Synonym: Lonicera sempervirens ‘Dropmore Scarlet’ , Lonicera × brownii ‘Fuchsioides’ Family: CAPRIFOLIACEAE Common names: “Scarlet trumpet honeysuckle” Plant Type: Semi-evergreen vine Conditions: Zone: 4-9 Light: Full sun – semi-shade best Exposure: Exposed or sheltered Soil: Average, best with fertile humus rich Moisture: Average well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: Twines 9-12′ Leaf and Stem shape: Rounded blue-green… Continue reading Lonicera x brownii ‘Dropmore Scarlet’