Hedera Helix, also called English Ivy, is a self-clinging climbing or trailing perennial with almost flat, five-lobed leaves. Some are available with slightly varying leaf forms, color, and variegation.
Hedera Helix thrives in fertile, rich, moist but well-drained soil. It tolerates a variety of conditions but mostly prefers more light. Darker green varieties tolerate some shade. It roots from 4 to 6 inch cuttings of juvenile growth from spring to autumn. Deer have been known to eat the foliage.
Euonymus Emerald 'n Gold is a colorful, evergreen, bushy shrub. Its dense mounding habit makes it an excellent small hedge or border plant. Emerald 'n Gold provide bright green foliage with a gold edge all year long. The leaves are of oval form and they are toothed. The leaves are tinged pink in winter. The greenish-white flowers are not showy. They appear in early summer. The fruits can be quite showy. They come in the fall as white capsules that expose bright orange seeds. Euonymus Emerald 'n Gold tolerates a wide range of soil conditions and high moisture but does not tolerate swampy conditions.
Plant Emerald 'n Gold in full sun to light shade. It is a moderate grower: 4 to 5 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide at maturity. Euonymus Emerald 'n Gold will also grow as a climber if it is adequately supported. Regular watering is needed to establish a good root system initially; later water requirements are occasional to regular depending on climate and temperatures. Overall Plant Emerald 'n Gold is a very brilliant golden plant that contrasts nicely with other green landscapes. It even makes a nice single specimen but its lower stature suggests it is better suited to make a barrier hedge in existing gardens or as a perimeter shrub.
Passiflora Alatocaerulea, a Passion Flower vine, is an evergreen to semi-evergreen vine that bears fragrant, bowl-shaped, white flowers. Passiflora Alatocaerulea rarely, if ever, freezes but needs to be pruned out of its inner growth periodically to keep it open and healthy. Passiflora Alatocaerulea is a strong climber and is used often to drape over a trellis providing shade.
The low mounding habit of this caryopteris makes it perfect as a low border plant for massing purposes and it does well when grown in dry, sunny spots. It produces hundreds of blue foot long flower spikes in late summer. Silvery green foliage; Full Sun.
Ilex m. Blue Girl, also sometimes called Meserve holly, produces a profusion of bright red berries in fall and winter. The male pollenizer Blue Boy is planted in the same container as the fruiting female. The x meserveae species are the hardiest of the Hollies with glossy, blue green leaves and purple stems. They are evergreen.
Deciduous shrub up to 6' tall and 10' wide creates a weeping mound shape with finely dissected foliage. It has pale green bark and green foliage that turns golden in the fall. It prefers full sun to moderate shade in hottest areas, moderate to regular irrigation. Requires some protection from Southern California's "Santa Ana" winds.
Excellent mat-like ground cover. Profuse deep blue flowers in spring that attract butterflies and bees. Great selection for erosion control on a warm sunny slope. Prefers regular moisture with good draining soil. Deer resistent. Fragrant leaves are used in cooking.
Asparagus retrofractus is commonly called the Ming Asparagus Fern. It is a large perennial that grows to 6 to 8 feet tall. It has upright, stout, silvery gray colored canes. These hold fluffy tufts of threadlike bright green leaves on delicate side branches that have sharp small spines where they meet the main stem. Small fragrant white flowers appear in the spring to early summer and are often followed by small orange round fruit. It is planted in full sun to part shade and mostly requires irrigation that is occasional to infrequent depending on the cocnditions.
Asparagus retrofractus can be pruned sculpturally and is a popular plant for bonsai or as a container plant in mild climates where it can tolerate infrequent irrigation and long periods between repotting. The cut foliage is used in flower arrangements and can last between 1 and 2 weeks. Other common names include Ming Fern, Pom Pom Asparagus Fern and Zig Zag Shrub.
Shrubby plant that will twine if given support. Deep green leaves tinged bronze, when new, adorn trumpet shaped flowers of white. Best in full or part sun. Protect from cold and extreme heat. Should be treated as annual or brought inside during Winter in Northwest. Water regularly.
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