Cotoneaster divaricatus (Spreading Cotoneaster) is a cotoneaster growing as an upright, rounded, densely branched, deciduous shrub. It matures to 5-6’ tall and spreads to 6-8’ wide. It is noted for its attractive form, glossy green leaves, dark-red autumn fruit and autumn foliage colors. The branches of Cotoneaster divaricatus extend to the ground, with the outer branches arching slightly downward. It produces small white flowers with tinges of pink bloom in the spring. The flowers are valued more for their abundance than size. The flowers are then followed by bright red fruits that mature in the fall and carry to the onset of winter. Ovate dark green leaves turn attractive shades of orange and red in fall.
Pelargonium peltatum is a climbing, semi-succulent perennial, trailing through other trees and shrubs in its habitat. The climber has long, straggling shoots, which can reach a height of 7 feet. This plant is characterized by its ivy-shaped leaves. Some of the leaves have distinctive zonal markings. It produces clusters of flowers varying from mauve or pinkish mauve to pale pink or white. It flowers mainly in September to December.
Juncus effusus 'Quartz Creek', commonly called a Quartz Creek Soft Rush is an evergreen rush that has dark green, long erect grass-like rounded stems that grow to 18” to 30” tall. It spreads, eventually forming dense colonies of growth. During summer the stems display inconspicuous reddish brown flower clusters. 'Quartz Creek' is planted in sun or part shade in a wide range of soils from dry to moist. It tolerates heavy clay soil and is cold hardy. Juncus effusus 'Quartz Creek' is sometimes used in a mass planting but works also as an accent plant or as an attractive specimen in a large container.
Antigonon Leptopus, sometimes called Coral Vine or Queen's Wreath) is a tender perennial vine that can easily grow to 30-40 ft long. It uses its tendrils to rapidly climb up, over and upon any nearby object. It is evergreen in frost free areas. Antigonon Leptopus has attractive green heart-shaped leaves that are 4 in. long. In the summer this vine produces large branching flower stalks on which small flowers are situated in dense clusters. The flowers are tiny but provide the brilliant colors that range from white to rose-pink to deep coral colors. Antigonon Leptopus is native to Mexico and is grown as a landscape plant in regions of the United States where there are mild winters. It is considered an invasive plant by some.
Deciduous tree growing up to 60' tall and wide, densely foliated with 3" - 5" wide leaves that are deep purple until the leaves drop in fall. It is slower growing than the species. Prefers full sun to moderate shade in hottest areas, moderate to regular irrigation.
Equisetum hyemale (Horsetail) is a common spreading rush, a reed-like evergreen perennial that grows to 3 ft tall. The plant stems are cylindrical, hollow, jointed and about 1/3 inch in diameter. They have rough ridges. The tiny leaves are joined together around the stem forming a narrow black-green band or sheath at each joint. Like other ferns and their relatives, this “scouring” rush does not produce flowers or seeds.
Futurity red canna is a good size plant for places where you want the presence of a bold plant but don't have space for a towering variety. Futurity Red’s vivid blooms showcase well against deep bronze foliage. It thrives with very little care.
Liriodendron Tulipifera, the Tulip Tree or sometimes called the yellow poplar, is a large, stately, deciduous tree that grows 60 to 90 feet tall.It matures into a pyramidal shape.The trunks of mature trees may reach 4 to 6 feet in diameter with a column-like growth habit and with no lower branching.
Liriodendron Tulipifera is so named for its cup-shaped, tulip-like flowers.They bloom in the spring and are yellow with an orange band at the base of each petal. The flowers can go unnoticed on large trees because they appear after the leaves are fully developed. The flowers are followed by dry, oblong-shaped brown fruits bearing numerous seeds.The wood from this tree can be used commercially for furniture, plywood, boatbuilding, paper pulp and for general lumber use. Native American Indians made dugout canoes from tulip tree trunks. Liriodendron Tulipifera is the state tree of Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana. Tulipifera means tulip bearing.
Grows with a palm-like form with leaves 1 foot long and 4 inches wide. Mature plants can reach heights of 18 feet tall and 5 foot wide. Mature plants bloom in spring with lightly fragrant white tubular flowers resembling plumeria. Can withstand temperatures to 28* F. Needs heat to thrive and bloom well.
Fraxinus Americana 'Autumn Purple' is a large tree that needs a large space. It is best grown in moist, organically rich, well-drained loam soil in full sun. Best locations for planting are areas protected from strong winds. 'Autumn Purple' is generally tolerant of most urban conditions.
'Autumn Purple', is a seedless male tree and is a cultivar of the species which is native to moist growing areas. This fast growing tree, 2/3 feet per year, is almost of pyramidal shape with a round top when young, but gradually slows down and develops an oval shape. Autumn Purple Ash trees prefer a sunny location. This deciduous tree develops a consistently outstanding deep red, maroon or purple fall color. There are few if any trees with longer lasting fall colors. The Autumn Purple Ash tree makes a great tall shade tree.
Bougainvillea 'Barbara Karst' has magenta red bracts which bloom for a long season (Summer-Fall). Tolerates frost (to about 20 degrees F.) and heat. Plant in full sun to bring out the bright red color of the bracts, if planted in shade the color will dull to a reddish-blue. A very vigorous grower. Low water needs once established. Great for patio, fence, or arbors.
(Aloe barberae) Succulent shrub slow growing eventually reaching up to 20'-30' tall and wide with a heavy trunk. The stems branch out, carrying rosettes of 3'-3' grey-green fleshy leaves. Flowers bloom in rose pink spikes on stems 2' above the foliage. Prefers full sun, moderate to little water when established, tender to frost. SAP BENEATH THE SKIN IS AN IRRITANT.
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