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June 17, 2017

Crape Myrtle

Crape Myrtles are so popular because they bloom so colorfully for a very long time. You will see them in full color from mid summer through autumn.  The crinkled flowers have a crepe-like texture.  

Japanese Maple

Japanese Maples make wonderful centerpieces or focal points for you landscape.  There is a tremendous variety of shapes, sizes and colors available..  Over years their bark develops character and they can be pruned to spectacular habits.  This is a hearty tree that is beautiful in all four seasons.

Full Moon Maple

The Moon Maple, or Full Moon Maple is grown for its beautiful leaves.  The maple leaves  go almost all the way around to form a circle.  It has beautiful color and grows to be about 7 feet tall.  This makes a great focal point for your garden.  It is also a favorite because its scale fits well into landscapes.

Skip Laurel

The Skip Laurel (Schipka Cherry Laurel)  is a large evergreen shrub that will grow to be up to 18 feet tall , but it is usually grown as a screen or hedge. It can easily be pruned or trimmed to form an extremely dense, evergreen screen or wind-break   Some people use it to create a private space in their garden or backyard.     It grows fast, up to about 2 feet in height a year.

Butterfly Bush

Butterfly Bush (Buddleia)  is a great summer plant.   They bloom right from mid summer to frost time. You will have beautiful color and at the same time be feeding and attracting pollinators.  You trim them in the early spring.  You will attract Bees, Butterflies and Hummingbirds.

Giant Green Arborvitae

Giant Green Arborvitae: This is the ultimate privacy hedge. It grows very fast. It can grow to a height of 60 feet These Green Giants can have a 20 foot spread. Don't plant them too close.   They are easy to grow in our area.  You just need to give them a soil that drains and sunlight.

Emerald Green Arborvitae

Emerald Green Arborvitae

Emerald Green Arborvitae is one of the most popular hedge shrubs for homeowners.

 
Like the name suggests, it has a beautiful Emerald green color.  They grow to be 8' - 12' tall.  They are popular because they grow so fast and are disease resistant.  You can just plant them and watch them grow.
 
They look very regal when planted in large planters.  You can also trim them to fit in tight spaces.