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Pink Muhly Grass

This easy-to-grow, native ornamental grass provides gorgeous late-season color! Rose-mauve flower plumes provide an airy effect to the landscape beginning late summer. Plant en masse, in a patio container or place between shrubs in the landscape. Cutting back in late winter or early spring and some food in spring will keep your grass in amazing shape. But your Pink Muhly will be just fine if you forget about it! Pamper it a little though and you are sure to have the best growth and blooms. Whether you are a low maintenance or no maintenance plant person, Pink Muhly Grass will look great in your landscape! This rugged perennial is deer resistant, thrives in nearly any soil, and tolerates heat, humidity and even drought conditions!

Oleander

Oleander do particularly well in coastal landscapes because of its salt tolerance, making it the perfect plant for areas such as Galveston and even down into the South Texas Coast. Cold hardy from zones 8-10, Oleanders can tolerate a broad range of soils, from a heavy clay to a well-drained sand. It is a drought tolerant and a deer resistant plant that performs well in both residential and commercial landscapes. Although native to the Mediterranean region, Oleanders perform well and are widely planted throughout the southern United States. Here at Creekside, our varieties are blooming and have an array of beautiful colors that they are displaying. Ask your sales rep about the varieties and sizes we have!

Southern Live Oak

This magnificent, broad leaf evergreen tree will be a picturesque addition to any landscape! It grows rapidly, adapts to almost any soil, and may live to be centuries old! Live Oak trees produce sweet edible acorns that turkeys, ducks, deer, and other animals like to feed on. They take full to partial shade, likes moist, well-draining, sandy soil, and tolerates drought conditions when established. They need supplemental irrigation during the hot, dry season. This fast grower is long-lived and hardy to fifteen degrees. These trees need minor maintenance and some pruning to remove occasional suckers at the base of the tree. We currently carry Live Oaks in various sizes so ask your sales person for more information!

Boxwoods

Here at Creekside Nursery we currently grow three different varieties of Boxwood in various sized containers. "Japanese" Boxwood can cope with heavy frosts and is also able to take full sun, but can handle being planted in light shade as well. They grow densely and can be cut to just about any shape which makes them ideal for formal hedges and topiary work. "Wintergreen" boxwood is an attractive boxwood whose foliage is bright green when new, and darkens slightly with age. The name derives from this shrub’s ability to maintain its green color during colder months when other varieties may yellow. Mature height is 2-4 ft. with a mature width of 3-5 ft. "Sprinter" Boxwood has a more upright habit which makes it great for hedging. Its glossy evergreen foliage is attractive year-round and it has excellent hardiness. Great for edging or a low hedge in formal gardens.

Frostproof Gardenia

The Frostproof Gardenia bears shiny, dark, medium-sized green leaves that are considered evergreen and contrast nicely with the intensely fragrant, double white flowers that bloom in late spring and through the early summer. The flower buds, that set in late July and early August and carry through winter, are resistant to late spring frosts that can damage them. This is an excellent choice for a lower-growing hedge or foundation planting. This gardenia can thrive with more direct sun than most other varieties and prefers well drained, acidic soils. When the soil is not acid enough, the plants cannot absorb needed iron appropriately and this can lead to a yellowish cast of the leaves known as Iron Chlorosis.