Plant of the Month – April

Red Tip PhotiniaFraser’s PhotiniaPhotinia x fraseri Plant Form: Evergreen shrub Water Use: Moderate Mature Size: 5-15 ft. tall x 5-15 ft. wide Exposure: Full sun, part sun Bloom Time: Spring (April) Native to: Asia Hardiness: Cold hardy to 0-5°F Red Tip Photinia is stunning in spring when its new growth flashes red at the tip of each stem. As the red foliage matures, it turns bronze, and then settles into a deep green. Additional pruning of branch tips encourages new red leaves […]

Plant of the Month – October

PomegranatePunica granatum Plant Form: Deciduous Shrub, Tree Water Use: Low, Moderate Mature Size: 12-15 ft. tall and wide Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Bloom Time: Late Spring (April-May), Early Summer (June-July) Native to: Himalayas, India, Iran Hardiness: Cold hardy to 10°F Pomegranate gives back so much and asks for so little in return. Even in very hot gardens with difficult soils, this fast-growing, deciduous shrub or tree produces beautiful fruits filled with juicy, sweet seeds to eat right from the plant or to […]

Plant of the Month – September

Evergreen Sumac Rhus virens Plant Form: Evergreen Shrub, Small Tree Water Use: Low Mature Size: 8-12 ft. tall x 10-15 ft. wide Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Bloom Time: Summer (June-Aug), Fall (Sept-Nov) Native to: Arizona, New Mexico, Texas Hardiness: Cold hardy to 5°F  Evergreen Sumac is a very adaptable, large, evergreen shrub that tolerates every stressful desert situation thrown at it: burning heat, freezing cold, extended drought, nutrient-poor soils, and even difficult clay and caliche soils. Given all these challenges, this […]