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SEPTEMBER 2017 |
GALVESTON MONTHLY |
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Thousands of varieties of breathtaking and delightful shrubs,
flowers, and greenery are available for an exceptional and
remarkable landscape design. Look for unique selections that
will draw attention to your gardens and do not be afraid to be
different—use plants that are distinctive and atypical.
Dwarf Oleander (nerium oleander or “petite pink”)
• Hardy, compact, colorful pink blooms over entire plant
• Evergreen, salt tolerant, cold hardy
• Full to part sun, low growing (three to four feet)
Ixora
• Blooms of red, orange, or pink can last four to six weeks on the stem,
excellent long lasting cut flower
• Tolerates full sun, evenly moist well-draining soil
• Can be pruned into a hedge of four to six feet
Holly
• Plant in full sun, tolerant of most soil
• Burfordii Holly has dark green leaves, most popular for hedges
• Spring Holly features variegated with bands of yellow on leaves
• Yaupon Holly grows small leaves with purple tint and white berries
More Alternatives
for
Hedging
Dwarf Oleander
Ixora
Yaupon Holly
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