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Crotons!

Like most other crotons, ‘Mamey’ is easy to take care of and features a display of bright red, yellow, brown, and green colors. Its leaves are large, thick and shiny. It can be grown as an indoor houseplant or outdoor decorative shrub. If you live in a colder climate, make sure you bring the plant indoors for the winter! The croton "Petra" is an evergreen shrub-like plant that is boldly marked with bright yellow, orange, red, and even black outlines on multi-colored leaves. They prefer full to partial sun and need bright lighting to produce their boldest colors. It prefers hot, humid weather and grows well outdoors only in Zones 9B-11. Crotons planted outdoors can reach a height of 7-10 feet.

Variegated Ginger

Performs best in Zones 8-10 with watering as needed to keep the soil moist. Has a mature growth habit of 4-6’ tall and 6-8’ wide. Works well beside pools and water features. Also makes a great container plant where growth can be more contained.

Elaegnus Ebbengei

This makes an excellent hedge, foundation shrub or small accent tree.  It is resistant to maritime exposure and salt-laden winds. It can grow right next to the sea and when grown into hedge form and can give good wind protection.  

Wax Texanum Ligustrum

This variety of Ligustrum features dense glossy evergreen foliage and produces clusters of white blooms in Spring. A very popular and useful shrub for foundation planting, it is also used for hedges, screens or windbreaks. Texanums are considered very fast growing but are easily maintained and can also be pruned into topiary shapes. Ligustrums do well in full sun or partial shade and are considered drought tolerant but do best if they are watered during prolonged hot, dry spells. Sold here at Creekside Nursery in 3, 5, and 7 gallon containers.

Crape Myrtles

Crape Myrtles are a favorite for fun summer color. White, pink, magenta and purple - there is a color to fit any landscape. With their multi trunks and peeling bark, they will make a great feature plant in your landscape! Plant in full sun for the best blooming. They can take very light shade however they will not have as many showy blooms. Water slowly and deeply at least once a week during the heat of the summer until they mature. Trim back in the late winter and early spring while dormant to shape, but it is not recommended to cut back too deeply. Beware of planting near a pool area as they tend to decorate your pool with their blooms and leaves. Sold here at Creekside Nursery in a variety of colors and sizes!