Drought Resistance · Shrub

Taxus x media

Scientific name: Taxus x media Family: TAXACEAE Common names: “Yew” “Anglojap yew” Plant Type: Evergreen conifer shrub Conditions: Zone: 4-7 Light: Full sun – deep shade Exposure: Sheltered from drying winds Soil: Fertile – sandy loam Moisture: Well drained, will not tolerate wet soils, handles some drought Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 8-15′ W 5-10′ Leaf and Stem shape: Branches with spreading,… Continue reading Taxus x media

Deer Resistant Plants! · Shrub · Tree · Weeds & Invasive Plants

Ilex aquifolium

Scientific name: Ilex aquifolium Family: AQUIFOLIACEAE Common names: “Holly” “English holly” “holm” “hulst” “hulver” Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen shrub or tree Conditions: Zone: 7-9 Light: Full sun – partial shade, less fruit in deeper shade Exposure: Exposed or sheltered Soil: Acidic humus rich soil Moisture: Evenly moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 30-50′ W 15-25′… Continue reading Ilex aquifolium

Conifer · Shrub · Tree

Chamaecyparis pisifera

Scientific name: Chamaecyparis pisifera Family: CUPRESSACEAE Common names: “Japanese false cypress” “Sawara cypress” Plant Type: Evergreen conifer tree or shrub Conditions: Zone: 4-8 Light: Full sun best – part shade Exposure: Sheltered from strong winds Soil: Average – fertile, humus rich Moisture: Moist well drained, tolerant of some drought Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 50-70 W 10-20′… Continue reading Chamaecyparis pisifera

Beneficial Insects! · Deer Resistant Plants! · Shrub

Salix purpurea

Scientific name: Salix purpurea Synonym: Salix purpurea ‘Helix’ Family: SALICACEAE Common names: “Purple osier willow” “bitter willow” “basket willow” Plant Type: Deciduous, shrub or small tree Conditions: Zone: 5-10 Light: Full sun best- part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Deep, fertile – average Moisture: Moist – wet, handles poor drainage Aesthetic: Plant Size: ‘ H 12′-24 W 8′-12’ Leaf and… Continue reading Salix purpurea

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