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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’

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Perovskia atriplicifolia

Scientific name: Perovskia atriplicifolia Family: LAMIACEAE Common names: “Russian sage” Plant Type: Deciduous sub-shrub Conditions: Zone: 5-9 Light: Full sun Exposure: Exposed or sheltered Soil: Average fertility- poor, doesn’t like clay Moisture: Moist well drained – dry , drought tolerant Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 3-4′ W 2-3′ Leaf and Stem shape: Upright white stems bearing finely divided… Continue reading Perovskia atriplicifolia

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Phygelius cvs & spp.

Scientific name: Phygelius cvs & spp. Family: SCROPHULARIACEAE Common names: “Cape fuchsia” Plant Type: Semi-evergreen shrub or sub-shrub Conditions: Zone: 7-9 Light: Full sun is best – light shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Fertile with good mulch Moisture: Moist well drained – average moisture Aesthetic: Plant Size: 3-4′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Simple, ovate leaves arranged… Continue reading Phygelius cvs & spp.