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Plenty of Variety
Red-Leaf or Fraser Photinia
Anthony Waterer Spirea
Dwarf Heavenly Bamboo
Temari Violet Verbena
Lamb's Ear
Lily of the Nile
Razzleberry Red Fringe Flower
Lemonade Berry
Red-Leaf or Fraser Photinia

Common name:Red-Leaf or Fraser Photinia
Botanical name:Photinia X fraseri

The Photina X fraseri is an evergreen, medium-sized shrub with new foliage that is a glistening, copper red color. It is excellent as a hedge, screen, or accent plant. It should be grown under conditions of sun.

Anthony Waterer Spirea

Common name:Anthony Waterer Spirea
Botanical name:Spiraea japonica 'Anthony Waterer'

This 'Anthony Waterer' is a broad shrub, growing 2'-3' with a flat-top, dark, blue-green leaves. The immature growth is a pinkish-red color. From summer until early fall, the flowers are a deep carmine pink color. The pink color of the shrub's flowers is an asset, and the plant provides structure to a perennial border. It is presented well around lilacs.

Dwarf Heavenly Bamboo

Common name:Dwarf Heavenly Bamboo
Botanical name:Nandina domestica 'Nana Compacta'

The ' Nana Compacta' is a small, rounded shrub that grows from 12"-15" high. Its growth habit is dense, and the leaves become bright red in color in cold, winter areas. It can receive sun to part shade, and is used well as an accent plant.

Temari Violet Verbena

Common name:Temari Violet Verbena
Botanical name:Verbena 'Temari Violet'

This perennial will grow 1'-3' tall and has small green leaves with violet flowers that bloom all year.

Lamb's Ear

Common name:Lamb's Ear
Botanical name:Stachys byzantina

This tiny shrub will grow less than 1' tall and has medium-size, greyish-green leaves with blue and lavender flowers that bloom in the spring. This shrub is grown more for its velvety leaves than the flowers. It is drought tolerant once it's established. Be careful not to overwater.

Lily of the Nile

Common name:Lily of the Nile
Botanical name:Agapanthus praecox ssp. orientalis

This evergreen shrub will grow about 3' tall and has large green leaves with blue flowers that bloom in spring and summer. It will grow in all soils but prefers loam soil. It can be grown in sun or shade. Lily of the Nile prefers a moderate amount of water; established plants have low water use.

Razzleberry Red Fringe Flower

Common name:Razzleberry Red Fringe Flower
Botanical name:Loropetalum chinense 'Razzleberri'

Red Fringe Flower is a 6'-12' shrub with arching branches and reddish leaves .

Lemonade Berry

Common name:Lemonade Berry
Botanical name:Rhus integrifolia

The Lemonade Berry is an evergreen shrub that reaches 30' high. It has aromatic leaves and develops small white to pink flowers and red berries. This shrub grows best is coastal areas and is drought tolerant. The lemonade berry is a native to CA. - Cornflower Farms

Sustainable Landscape Renovation

We can identify at least 11 steps of sustainable landscape renovation for consideration. They include critical design, installation and maintenance practices that conform to good principles of appropriate horticulture.

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Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Practice grass-cycling by leaving short grass clippings on lawns after mowing, so that nutrients and organic matter are returned to the soil.

Integrated Pest Management:

Develop healthy soil for plants that are vigorous and naturally pest-resistant.