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Creeping St. Johnswort, Aaron's Bea
Japanese Maple
Pyrenees Cotoneaster
Nandina, Heavenly Bamboo
Creeping St. Johnswort, Aaron's Bea

Common name: Creeping St. Johnswort, Aaron's Bea
Botanical name: Hypericum calycinum

Hypericum calycinum is an evergreen perennial in warm winter areas. Grows 1' high and 1'-2' in spread, and spreads by underground runners therefore considered invasive in some areas. Yellow flowers bloom in summer and fall; it will bloom profusely if in full sun, less if planted in shade. This ground cover is great for stabilizing difficult slopes or for covering bare patches under oak trees. It does best with regular watering but will survive drought conditions.

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)

Pyrenees Cotoneaster

Common name: Pyrenees Cotoneaster
Botanical name: Cotoneaster congestus 'Likiang'

This slow growing Cotoneaster grows to about 3' tall and equally as wide and has downward-curving branches and dark green spiny foliage with the lighter undersides. Pink flowers appear in spring, followed by small red berries. This is a great ground cover around rocks and makes a good bonsai plant. This shrub does better in full sun for flower and fruit production. It is drought tolerant once it's established.

Nandina, Heavenly Bamboo

Common name: Nandina, Heavenly Bamboo
Botanical name: Nandina domestica

Nandina domestica is a graceful upright shrub that grows from 3'-6' in height. It gets its name from its bamboo-like growth habit. When thinned from the center it bears a remarkable resemblance to bamboo. It is best used in groups. It can be used in a shaded patio or out in a shrub border with full sun. An interesting feature of Heavenly Bamboo is the bronze color in the new growth when planted in full sun. It also bears clusters of white flowers in the spring.

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Shingle House Walk to Front Door

Photographer: GardenSoft

Water Saving Tip:

Group plants with similar watering needs in the same area.