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Laurus nobilis - Sweet Bay Laurel Plants / Evergreen Shrubs

Laurus nobilis - Sweet Bay Laurel

Bay laurel is a pyramid-shaped tree or large shrub with aromatic, evergreen leaves and shiny gray bark. It can reach 60 in height in its native range, but generally is much smaller (3-10 tall) in culture. The leaves are elliptic, 3-4 long, rather thick and leathery, and shiny dark green. Clusters of …

Malus 'Royalty' - crab apple Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Malus 'Royalty' - crab apple

This crab apple is a beautiful small tree with excellent flowering in the spring. The flowers are deep pink to bright purple and are followed by non-edible dark purple small fruits. The leaves are small-ish as opposed to real apple, shiny, deep purple throughout the season. …

Bambusa graminea - bamboo Plants / Grass, Grasses

Bambusa graminea (Pleioblastus gramineus) - bamboo

Synonym: Pleioblastus gramineus; Long, shiny green willowy leaves on slender branches. Suitable for sunny and shaded areas. Leaves are 20 cm long, 2 cm wide. Excellent for hedges or mixed arrangements. In CR it is considered hardy down to -20°C, however, each site has its own micro climate. A closed …

Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance' - Ice Dance Sedge Plants / Grass, Grasses

Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance'

A bright groundcover for a shady spot in your garden. Award-winning Ice Dance has long shiny leaves trimmed in bright white. It spreads slowly make a tidy, non-invasive groundcover and safe habitat for small songbirds and other wildlife. An excellent alternative to ivy and pachysandra. In late summer …

Teucrium chamaedrys - Wall Germander Plants / Perennials

Teucrium chamaedrys - Wall Germander

Germanders offer a small, tight, shrub-like presence in the garden, with tiny, shiny, fragrant, evergreen leaves. Wall Germander has thrived for us as a wide, low (6) edging above a rock wall, looking beautiful every day of the year and drawing many questions during our guided garden walks. Delicate …

Ficus benjamina 'Starlight' - Weeping Fig Plants / Other

Ficus benjamina 'Starlight' - Weeping Fig

The Starlight Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina Starlight is a new variegated form of durable green Weeping Fig. Just like its green counterpart, Starlight prefers very bright indirect light. Keep evenly moist, but not wet or dry. Trim as needed. Left alone the Starlight Weeping Fig can reach 6 feet tall. …

Alcea rosea 'Nigra' - Hollyhock Plants / Perennials

Alcea rosea 'Nigra' - Hollyhock

Dramatic Black Blooms on 6-Foot Spikes! 4 inches across, held wide open to reveal their creamy center, these blooms are stunningly lovely and distinctive! These shiny black flowers, 4 inches across and sporting a creamy center plus a hint of burgundy toward the base, are a distinctive and never-to-be-forgotten …

Brahea armata - Hesper Palm Plants / Tropical and Subtropical Plants

Brahea armata - Hesper Palm

Distinctive, unique and attractive, the blue Mexican or Hesper palm has a crown of rigid leaves which radiate from the trunk top. Blue palms are considered by many to have the bluest leaves of any palm in the world. Blue palm may grow 50 tall and 16 in width. The blue palm trunk is slightly swollen at …

Tabernaemontana divaricata 'Flore Pleno' - Crepe Jasmine Plants / Perennials

Tabernaemontana divaricata 'Flore Pleno' - Crepe Jasmine

Tabernaemontana divaricata Variegata Flore Plena; Common Names: Crepe Jasmine, Double Crepe Jasmine, Indian Carnation Flower, Double White Gardenia, Creme & Green Double Butterfly Jasmine; Family: Apocynaceae (dogbane family) Double Butterfly Jasmine is a beautifully shaped evergreen shrub that forms …

Cycas revoluta - Japanese Sago Palm Plants / Other

Cycas revoluta - Japanese Sago Palm

This unique plant resembles a palm tree but is actually a cycad. These living fossils, members of the Cycadaceae family, dominated the landscape during the Mesozoic era over 150 million years ago. Today about 10 genera of cycads still survive. The most commonly grown is the Japanese sago, also called …

Many uses for groundcovers (2) - Evergreen perennials Plants / Perennials

Waldsteinia

Vinca minor, Pachysandra terminalis, Acaena, Waldsteinia ternata, Lamium maculatum ‘White Nancy’, Stachys byzantina ‘Primrose Heron’ Vinca minor An outstanding evergreen groundcover that is completely winter hardy. Vinca will thrive in shaded locations where a lawn cannot grow. Vinca minor produces …

Banksia serrata - Old Man Banksia Plants / Tropical and Subtropical Plants

Banksia serrata - Old Man Banksia

Synonyms: Banksia conchifera, Banksia mitis, Banksia serrata var. hirsuta, Banksia serrata var. serrata, Banksia serratifolia, Banksia serrifolia, Banksia undulata, Isostylis serrata, Sirmuellera serrata, Sirmuellera serratifolia Banksia serrata, commonly known as old man banksia, saw banksia, saw-tooth …

Hot Plants for Cool Climates Other / Books

Hot Plants for Cool Climates: Gardening with Tropical Plants in Temperate Zones

Gardening with Tropical Plants in Temperate Zones | The most exciting new trend in garden design is the lush look of the tropics -- no matter where you live! If, like so many gardeners, youre a little bored with pastel flowers and rigid borders, welcome to the jungly garden, where the plants have huge …