Plant of the Month

This page is for a few plants that deserves to be highlighted for a whole month. Here you will see a few plants in full bloom throughout the whole year. Please feel free to ask any questions or leave any comments you have in the contact us forum on the last page of this website. 

November 2020:

Golden Rain Tree : Koelreuteria bipinnata

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Golden rain tree is known for its sprays of yellow flowers in summer.  The flowers are followed by fruit that are air-filled capsules resembling Japanese lanterns.  These fruit change from green to yellow to a fleshy, almost pink color.  This tree tolerates a wide range of conditions including drought and alkaline soils. Requires full sun and well drained soil in order to survive. 

December 2020:

Camellia ‘Shi-Shi Gashira':Camellia sansanqua 

 Gorgeous magenta or pink blossoms adorn the forest green glossy leaves of this garden shrub. These long-blooming flowers almost appear doubled in petal number, and brilliant yellow stamens lie in the center of the flower. The adaptable ‘Shi Shi Gashira’ Camellia is also resistant to drought, making it a popular garden ornamental in the drier climates of the south and west, where it grows best. Beautiful fall to winter bloomers which displays large, attractive flowers, which attract butterflies, honey-bees, and hummingbirds.

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January 2021: 

Sweet Kumquat

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Sweet Kumquat

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sweet kumquat

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Kumquat Tree
Kumquat Tree

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The Kumquat Trees available here have an abundant amount of fruit ready to be picked and eaten. Kumquats originate in China but thrive well in zone 9 and 10. They will grow up to 15 feet in height and naturally form into a rounded canopy. They need full sun and well drained soil in order to survive. Kumquats are self-fertile so only one is needed to produce fruit. Can be planted in containers but prefer not to be root bound, large pot is needed.

February 2021:

Juke Box Holly: Pyracomeles

This Juke Box Holly is a perfect alternative to Boxwood shrubs, it can be used for edging, hedging, mass planting or kept in a container. It can be trained and trimmed just like a boxwood but requires much less maintenance. Prune in spring time. It will survive in zone 7 and warmer. Can also be used as a ground cover, survives well in containers, and can be pruned to fit any type of shape and size. Has very distinctive leaves, that remain glossy all year round. 

JukeBox Holly
JukeBox Holly

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March 2021:

Hibiscus: Malvoideae

Peach Hibiscus
Peach Hibiscus

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Pink Hibiscus

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Yellow Hibiscus

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These tropical plants have specific needs in terms of planting and care. Planting hibiscus in a well light area where it can get at least 6 hours of sun a day is ideal, but they can take some shade throughout the day. Water daily until roots have established then water when top soil is dry to the touch. Fertilizing will help keep the hibiscus bright and colorful. In order to keep the hibiscus protected from the hard winter months, it is best to bring inside or put somewhere where the frost will not get on the leaves. This plant will die back during the winter down to the bottom stems but will come back during spring. 

April 2021:

Drift Roses :Rosaceae

Drift roses come in all colors, from white, red, pink to coral! These are a low growing rose bush only reaching a height of 1-2 feet tall and 3 feet wide. Considered a ground cover rose, these plants are lovers of the sun. The sunlight will keep these roses blooming over and over again until the first frost. Deadheading is needed to allow for new blooms to come out and to clean up the bush. These can be pruned to keep from growing wild but it is not necessary. After the winter months and the start of spring they can be cut back to allow for new growth. 

Popcorn Drift
Popcorn Drift

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Coral Drift

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May 2021:

Agapanthus : Lily of the Nile
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Lily of the Nile Agapanthus is an evergreen plant that in the middle of spring blooms deep blue clusters of flowers. This plant can be used in all types of landscaping areas. Can be used a boarding plant or will look just as good containers. The blooms on these plants will attract hummingbirds and butterflies as well as other pollinators. These plants perform well in full to partial sun as well as well draining soils. They are extremely drought and heat tolerant and require very little watering in their dormancy. 

June 2021:

Vitex agnus-castus: Vitex Tree
 

Vitex trees are a deciduous plant that puts on blueish-purple cone shaped cluster blooms that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. These tress have a mature height of 8-10 feet tall and 5-8 feet wide. They prefer dry soil and require very little watering. They have a long blooming season from summer through fall and will bloom repeatedly. Very easy to care for and requires low maintenance.

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Vitex Bloom

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July 2021:

Lagerstroemia indica: Black Diamond Crape Myrtle

The Black Diamond Crape Myrtle is a dwarf variety that at maturity reaches 10' - 12' tall and 6' - 8' wide. The pretty ruffled blooms come in a variety of colors and offer intense contrast to the deep burgundy-purple to black foliage. This tree's continuous blooms last from spring time until the first frost. They are drought tolerant and disease resistant, making them very low maintenance. As a sun lover, the Black Diamond Crape Myrtle would fit perfectly in a sunny front yard since it needs minimal space.

White Blooms
White Blooms

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Pink Blooms

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August 2021:

Sunshine Ligustrum

The Sunshine Ligustrum is a sun loving shrub that offers bright golden foliage year-round! It is a perfect option if you need to brighten up the landscape in your yard. It is also perfect for those who have allergies, given the fact that this shrub does not bloom! Growing between 3-6 feet high and 3-4 feet wide, this evergreen shrub is easy to maintain at a lower height or for use as a privacy hedge is desired. Top of the line color for top of the line customers!

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