Landscape Shrubs & Trees
Foliage, shapes, and color are the foundational structure of a well planned garden. The plants on this board are great choices for establishing a foundation when planning a well designed garden.
Great fast growing tree for Texas. "Royal Empress Tree...grows 15-18 ft./year. Empress Tree Facts Grows up to 10 feet or more in the very First Season! Explodes with rich lavender flowers that look like Orchids but smell like Jasmine. Grows as far north as Canada and as far south as Mexico.
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Emerald Spreader® Japanese Yew - Taxus cuspidata 'Monloo'. This exceptional cold hardy evergreen shrub is a perfect low-maintenance choice for ground cover, large scale borders or low hedge. Strong and sturdy, it provides good erosion control on slopes. Attractive dark green foliage retains color in the coldest of winters. Evergreen. Moderate growing 30 in. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.
Virginia Sweetspire Shrub - A Gardeners' Guide to Shrubs
The curling, peeling #bark of the Arbutus tree (Arbutus menziesii), also known as a Pacific Madrone, forms abstract patterns.
Catawba crepe myrtle. If you love violet flowers and reddish-orange fall foliage, consider planting this Crape Myrtle in your Houston, Texas garden. This pretty tree will grow to be about 20 feet tall, and does best when planted in full sun. It can tolerate cold down to single digits (unlikely in Houston, Texas) and is also disease resistant and drought tolerant. This Crape Myrtle is a good choice for an accent plant or small landscapes. It will bring birds to your Houston, Texas garden.
Hydrangea aspera ‘Plum Passion’ is a recent introduction from Dan Hinkley/Monrovia Nursery. I was very very very excited when Dan emailed me a photo of the original cuttings he took of this selection. Now it thrives in my woodland garden in Langley.Nobody thought it would be hardy, but it sure is. The purple-tinged new foliage is a knockout ! In only two years it has reached 6′ x 6′ . It seems very happy in semi-shade and moist soil.
Hydrangea aspera ‘Plum Passion’ is a recent introduction from Dan Hinkley/Monrovia Nursery. Pinner wrote: "I was very very very excited when Dan emailed me a photo of the original cuttings he took of this selection. Now it thrives in my woodland garden in Langley.Nobody thought it would be hardy, but it sure is. The purple-tinged new foliage is a knockout ! In only two years it has reached 6′ x 6′ . It seems very happy in semi-shade and moist soil."
WEIGELA 'Midnight Wine' A Paradise Garden Five Star Shrub A marvelous low mounding, dwarf version of 'Wine Roses'. Dark burgundy-purple foliage and pink flowers. Perfect for the front of the border.
Paradise Garden - WEIGELA 'Midnight Wine' - Shrub - Shrubs
Fothergilla - A wonderful but underused shade-loving shrub, fothergilla offers blue-green foliage in spring and summer. Its leaves reveal warm shades of gold and orange in fall. And fothergilla has honey-scented springtime flowers to boot.
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