This heat loving flowering shrub boasts beautiful fuchsia pink bracts atop upright vining branches. Wonderful as an accent plant, its rapid growth makes this an excellent selection as a cover for arbors, trellises and fences. Prefers dry well drained soil for best flower production. This ornamental shrub can grow to be 20-30' tall with a similar spread. Once established it only requires the occasional watering. Fertilize in spring and fall with a well balanced fertilizer and prune to shape. Grows best in zones 10 and 11 with full sun.
Blue Bayou is a dwarf Pampas Grass, growing to be about 5’ tall. It is a well-behaved, shorter alternative to traditional Pampas Grass. The name “Blue Bayou” comes from its unique, blue-tinted foliage. It is drought-tolerant, and has exceptional salt tolerance. In summer, creamy white plumes raise the height to about 6 feet. Grown here at Creekside Nursery in a 3g container.
This dense Agave has wide but short leaves with a blue-gray color. Large terminal spines are on the end of each leaf, and smaller spines along leaf edge as it gets older. Blooms at maturity, which can take roughly 10 years. Rosettes which host the bloom spike will die off afterwards, however new rosettes will continue to shoot off the host plant and continue the life cycle. For aesthetics, most people remove extra pups.
This versatile and easy growing plant with a tropical look will add character to any garden. With gray green foliage and white flowers with red accent, it can be grown as a bush, espalier, hedge or small specimen tree. Grows well in most soil types. Once established, it will tolerate mild drought. With moderate growth reaching 10-15' in height and width. Pineapple Guava is bird-friendly producing edible fruit. Plant with Bottlebrush, Loropetalum or Variegated Ginger for added interest.