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Crape Myrtle
White Flowering Dogwood
Oleander
Creeping St. Johnswort
Crape Myrtle

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.

White Flowering Dogwood

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.

Oleander

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.

Creeping St. Johnswort

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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