Common name: Crape Myrtle
Botanical name: Lagerstroemia indica
The new leaves of this species are 2" long, bright green, and tinged with bronze. Its fall color is affected by the weather. While it has a bare outline, its rounded seed capsules add interest. Its delicate flowers bloom in 6"-12" long clusters. The colors of its flowers are shades of red, rose, pink, purple, and white. It thrives on heat, and new cultivars have been created that resist mildew.
Common name: White Flowering Dogwood
Botanical name: Cornus florida
As a deciduous tree, this dogwood has a rounded form and a horizontal branching pattern. It produces very dense flowering in May as well as in the fall. The fruit appears in clusters of scarlet oval.
Common name: Oleander
Botanical name: Nerium oleander
Oleander is an evergreen shrub with moderate to fast growth. Leaves are narrow, 4"-12" long, dark green, leathery, glossy, and attractive in all seasons. Flowers are in clusters on branch ends; it blooms from late spring through fall.
Common name: Creeping St. Johnswort
Botanical name: Hypericum calycinum
Hypericum calycinum is an evergreen perennial. Grows 1' high and 1'-2' in spread, and spreads by underground runners. Produces yellow flowers. This plant is toxic to livestock.
|Designer: Michael Lander ASLA||
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