Annual · Beneficial Insects! · Shrub · Tropical

Lantana camara

Scientific name: Lantana camara Family: VERBENACEAE Common names: “Shrub verbena” “Lantana” Plant Type: Tropical evergreen shrub – annual bedding plant Conditions: Zone: 10 – 11 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Cultivated fertile soil Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 3-6′ W 1-3′ Leaf and Stem shape: Ovate, toothed, dark green leaves, rough-wrinkled above and aromatic… Continue reading Lantana camara

Attracts Hummingbirds! · Beneficial Insects! · Shrub · Tropical

Iochroma cyanea

Scientific name: Iochroma cyanea Synonym: I. cyaneum, I. tubulosa, I. tubulosum Family: SOLANACEAE Common names: “Ornamental eggplant” “Iochroma” “Violet churur” Plant Type: Tropical shrub Conditions: Zone: 9 – 11 Light: Full sun – dappled shade Exposure: Sheltered from scorching sun Soil: Cultivated fertile soil Moisture: Evenly moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size:  H 4-12′ W 3-5′ Leaf and… Continue reading Iochroma cyanea

Annual · Attracts Hummingbirds! · Perennial · Shrub

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

Attracts Hummingbirds! · Beneficial Insects! · Deer Resistant Plants! · Drought Resistance · Shrub

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

Deer Resistant Plants! · Drought Resistance · Edible · Fragrant Flowers · Shrub

Elaeagnus multiflora

Scientific name: Elaeagnus multiflora Family: ELAEAGNACEAE Common names: “Goumi” “silverberry” Plant Type: Deciduous shrub Conditions: Zone: 4-9 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Average – poor, nitrogen fixer so prefers less fertile soils Moisture: Well drained, drought tolerant Aesthetic: Plant Size: 6-8′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Young branches with brown scales,… Continue reading Elaeagnus multiflora

Beneficial Insects! · Deer Resistant Plants! · Drought Resistance · Edible · Groundcover · Herb Garden · Mediterranean · Perennial · Shrub

Thymus vulgaris

Scientific name: Thymus vulgaris Family: LAMIACEAE Common names: “Thyme” “English thyme” “common thyme” “wild thyme” Plant Type: Semi-evergreen subshrub or perennial Conditions: Zone: 5-9 Light: Full sun only Exposure: Sheltered, may require some winter protection Soil: Sandy-gravely soil, no clay Moisture: Well drained – dry, drought tolerant but enjoys some watering Aesthetic: Plant Size: 6-12″ H &… Continue reading Thymus vulgaris

Edible · Shrub

Ribes rubrum

Scientific name: Ribes rubrum Family: GROSSULARIACEAE Common names: “Red currant” Plant Type: Deciduous shrub Conditions: Zone: 3-9 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Shelter from strong winds and frost pockets Soil: Organically rich fertile soil Moisture: Evenly moist – average well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 5-7′ W 3-5′ Leaf and Stem shape: Large, soft green, palmately… Continue reading Ribes rubrum