Category Archives: Landscape Plant Material

  • Lamb’s Ear

    Posted on December 14, 2015 by Kristin in Great for Kids, Landscape Plant Material.

    If you are looking for a deer resistant, low maintenance and drought tolerant evergreen ground cover (zones 8-10) or perennial (zones 4-7), Lamb’s Ear is the ideal plant for you.  Resembling the down-turned, soft ears of a lamb, Stachys byzantine, commonly called Lamb’s ear, is a low growing, soft textured perennial with fuzzy, greenish-silver leaves. […]

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  • Turk’s Cap

    Posted on June 22, 2015 by Kristin in Landscape Plant Material, Texas Natives, Texas Superstar.

    Malvaviscus arboreus, or Turk’s Cap, is a large flowering shrub with a natural tendencys, has a tropical look with large leaves, and flowers resembling a turk’s cap bloom or a closed hibiscus flower. It can grow 6 to 8 feet tall and wide with a wild habit that, when used correctly, can work well in […]

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  • Abelia x grandiflora

    Posted on January 8, 2015 by Kristin in Landscape Plant Material.

    Abelia x grandiflora, often called Glossy Abelia, is a multi-stemmed, bush-like shrub with arching branches and studded with small, glossy, deep-green leaves which are evergreen to semi-evergreen.  This fast-growing, dense shrub is best used as a barrier or hedge due to its spreading nature and towering height of 6 feet. From mid-summer to fall, Abelia […]

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  • Dianella tasmanica

    Posted on January 2, 2015 by Kristin in Landscape Plant Material.

    Dianella tasmanica, often called Flax Lily or Tasmania Lily, is an evergreen, tropical, ornamental shrub with long, grass like leaves. This plant is not a native of Texas as it originates in Australia, but it is very well suited for USDA hardiness zones 8-11. The fan shaped, strap-like leaves are similar to Iris species and […]

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  • Foxtail Fern

    Posted on November 21, 2014 by Kristin in Landscape Plant Material, The New Homeowner.

    Asparagus densiflorus ‘Meyersii,’ commonly known as Foxtail Fern, is not a true fern, but a showy ornamental shrub with arching, lime green, soft, needle-like leaves. Growing 2’-3’ tall and just as wide, this versatile shrub can be used as a “thriller” in containers, in a mass planting or as a striking accent in the landscape. […]

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  • Bottlebrush Tree

    Posted on November 10, 2014 by Kristin in Landscape Plant Material.

    Callistemon rigidus, otherwise known as the Bottlebrush Tree, is a visually appealing, flowering tree used frequently in Texas landscapes for ornamental interest. It grows between 10 and 12 feet tall and 8 feet wide with small silvery green colored evergreen leaves and vibrant red bottlebrush shaped flowers that appear in the late winter to early […]

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  • Camellia

    Posted on November 10, 2014 by Kristin in Landscape Plant Material.

    Camellia spp. Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua are well known flowering evergreen ornamental shrubs or trees that will not only give you year round hardy green growth but also impressive blooms in winter. As most Texans focus on spring and summer blooming plants which are abundant and easy to grow, most landscapes are forgotten in […]

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  • Texas Sage

    Posted on August 5, 2013 by Kristin in Landscape Plant Material, Texas Natives.

    Texas Sage, commonly known by other names as Cenizo, Texas Ranger, or Barometer Bush, is a well-known native shrub often used in Texas commercial and residential landscapes. Texas Sage is evergreen and typically needs full sun to look its best. Texas Sage has very unique silver-gray velvet textured leaves and bright purple flowers that bloom […]

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  • Gulf Muhly – Muhlenbergia capillaris

    Posted on June 14, 2013 by Ashley in Landscape Plant Material, Texas Natives, The New Homeowner.

    Muhlenbergia capillaris, most commonly known as Gulf Muhly, Pink Muhly, or Hair Grass, is a hardy ornamental grass native to Texas and most of the United States; however, it grows most successfully in zones 8-11.  Gulf Muhly grows only to 3 foot tall and wide, and it has a wide range of uses in the […]

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  • Salvia greggii – Autumn Sage

    Posted on June 12, 2013 by Kristin in Landscape Plant Material, Texas Natives.

    Salvia greggii, commonly known as Autumn Sage, is a small woody perennial that is often used commercially in Texas and is found in zones 5-9. This perennial can grow 2-3 feet tall and wide and is easy to grow as it is heat and drought tolerant and considered a native in North America. Salvia greggii […]

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