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Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar
Japanese Maple
Jacquemontii Birch
Tanyosho Pine
Waxleaf Privet
Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar

Common name: Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar
Botanical name: Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca Pendula'

Another large, slow-growing conifer which exhibits weeping growth form. Its steel blue needles are 1" in size, in whorls. It requires full sun in order to best develop its outstanding color. It should be protected from wind. This conifer can be trained or espaliered to the shape you want. It serves as an excellent specimen or rock garden subject. It prefers acidic, well draining moist soil. It grows to 10' tall and 15' wide.

Japanese Maple

Common name: Japanese Maple
Botanical name: Acer palmatum

This magnificient plant can used as a small tree or shrub. It is deciduous with graceful leaves which have a scarlet color in spring as it leafs out. Leaves later turn orange or yellow in fall. It is slow growing to 20', and requires shelter from the hot sun. The leaves of this tree are small, light green in color, and deeply lobed. It should also be noted that this tree remains spectacular throughout all seasons. (2nd photo courtesy of Steve Mullany)

Jacquemontii Birch

Common name: Jacquemontii Birch
Botanical name: Betula jacquemontii

45' tall with a 30' spread. White bark to end of twigs. Whitest bark of all the birches when young. Attractive, large, shiny, green leaves in the summer. Upright, somewhat rounded pyramidal form. Yellow fall color.

Tanyosho Pine

Common name: Tanyosho Pine
Botanical name: Pinus densiflora 'Umbraculifera'

This small tree which looks like a shrub, will slowly grow to about 20' tall and 25' wide. It has bright green evergreen needles. It prefers full sun and regular watering, more during hot spells. It has red brown bark and can be multi-trunked with a dense compact form. This Pinus is used for bonsai. It tolerates ocean spray. This is a great specimen plant.

Waxleaf Privet

Common name: Waxleaf Privet
Botanical name: Ligustrum japonicum 'Texanum'

This dense, evergreen shrub reaches 6'-8' tall and 4'-6' wide. Waxleaf Privet has dark green, leathery, evergreen leaves that make a great privacy hedge. White fragrant flowers bloom in spring and summer. Bees love these flowers! Blue black berries follow bloom season. Part of this shrub may be poisonous if ingested. It prefers full sun to light shade with a medium amount of watering, more in hot summer months.

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Water Saving Tip:

Group plants with similar watering needs in the same area.