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

Golden Rain Tree
Golden Rain Tree

Golden Rain Tree
Golden Rain Tree

Golden Rain Tree
Golden Rain Tree

Golden Rain Tree
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December 2020:

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. 

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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shishi

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January 2021: 

Sweet Kumquat

Sweet Kumquat
Sweet Kumquat

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sweet kumquat

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Kumquat Tree
Kumquat Tree

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Sweet Kumquat

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February 2021:

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 an natural 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.

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. Will survive in zone 7 and warmer, has survived in zone 6 but was damaged some from the cold. 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 as year round. 

JukeBox Holly
JukeBox Holly

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container of Juke Box

JukeBox Holly
JukeBox Holly

JukeBox Holly
JukeBox Holly

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March 2021:

Hibiscus:  Malvoideae

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Peach Hibiscus

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Pink Hibiscus

Yellow Hibiscus
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. Will 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 sun light will keep these roses from 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 these can be cut back to allow for new growth. 

Popcorn Drift
Popcorn Drift

Coral Drift
Coral Drift

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Pink Drift

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May 2021:

Agapanthus : Lily of the Nile
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Agapanthus

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Lily of the Nile
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 plant perform well in full to partial sun as well as well draining soils. They are extremely drought and  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. These plants prefer dry soil and almost require no watering. They have a long blooming season from summer through fall, this tree will bloom repeatedly. Very easy to care for a requires low maintenance.

Vitex Tree
Vitex Tree

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Vitex Bloom

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Vitex Blooms

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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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White Blooms

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White Blooms

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