Common name: Holly Oak or Holm Oak
Botanical name: Quercus ilex
This evergreen oak has a moderate growth rate to 30'-60' tall and as wide. The leaves are 1.5"-3" long, .5"-1" wide, and either toothed or smooth-edged. It has a rich, dark green leaf color.
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: Louis Edmunds Manzanita
Botanical name: Arctostaphylos bakeri 'Louis Edmunds'
This is an upright shrub that grows 6'-8' tall. It is tall with green foliage and pink flowers during the winter and spring. - Cornflower Farms
Common name: Dymondia, Rock Ditty
Botanical name: Dymondia margaretae
This foliage is gray/green/silvery; it is a very dense, mat forming groundcover. It tolerates drought, cold, salt spray and poor soils. It's deep rooted and produces small, inconspicuous yellow flowers. Rock Ditty is great for use in between stepping stones or pavers.
Common name: Catmint
Botanical name: Nepeta X faassenii
Nepeta faassenii makes soft, gray green, undulating mounds that are 1.5' high when blooming. The small leaves are attractive to cats. This perennial has lavender blue flowers in late spring and early summer.
|Designer: Wynne Wilson||