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‘Dwarf Pringles’ Japanese Yew

Lower growing form of the Standard Japanese Yew, this shrub has dense, small, dark green, needle-like foliage, but without the sharp points. This plant grows well in Zones 8-11 in partial shade to full sun. For zones with colder temperature ranges, it can be grown in containers for moving indoors during winter. Also effective for mass planting on embankments, hillsides and slopes where its root system can assist with erosion control. Left natural, it can reach 3 to 5 ft. tall with a spread of up to 6 ft. wide. However, it responds well to pruning and shaping for size control. This is also a great plant to use in coastal areas because it tolerates mild salt spray. Considered as deer resistant and is not bothered by many insects.

Split Leaf Philodendron

Grown mostly for its foliage, the Split Leaf Philodendron is a tropical shrub with large, dark green, deeply lobed leaves. Considered as an evergreen, it thrives best outdoors in Zones 10-11, but can be grown anywhere in moveable containers to capture bright light, slightly humid conditions and no cold drafts. Does best in partial to full shade and can grow 8-12’ tall with a comparable width. Best to water at root level only to prevent leaf rotting. Philodendrons are considered deer resistant and are bothered by very few bugs. These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from curious pets and children. The sap can be irritating to sensitive skin.

Sunshine Yellow Euryops

Also known as a Bush Daisy, this semi-evergreen shrub-like perennial can be grown in containers, beds and even used as a hedge. Performs best in Zones 7-10, but can be used as an annual in cold climates. Enjoys partial to full sun and once established, can tolerate some drought conditions. Will require more watering during times of extreme heat. This variety of Euryops attracts pollinators, is considered deer resistant and can tolerate some salt air conditions. Blooms nearly year-round in frost-free climates and deadheading encourages continuous flower production. Sold here at Creekside Nursery in a 2 gallon TC pot.

Holly Fern

The Holly Fern is an erect variety with very showy fronds displaying glossy holly-shaped leaves. This shade loving fern is perfect for mass plantings, beautiful as a potted specimen by itself or with other shade-loving plants. Sturdier than most other fern varieties, it stands up to coastal breezes without tattering and can survive well within a salt air environment. The Holly Fern is deer and rabbit resistant, pet-friendly and it has no spiny points like a true holly. Does best in Zones 9-11 and is considered as evergreen in areas with mild winter climates. Can reach a height of 2-3 feet with up to a 2-foot width.

Sago Palms

The sago palm is a popular house and garden plant known for its easy care and dark green, glossy and stiff feather-like foliage. The leaf stems have small protective barbs. While the name might imply that it is a palm, this plant is actually considered a cycad, one of the oldest groups of plants dating back to prehistoric times, explaining the plant’s hardiness. The leaves develop from a rosette on a short shaggy trunk and fronds can be pruned off if a tree form is desired. This species thrives best in Zones 9-11 and makes a nice specimen plant for a garden bed. Or they can be grown indoors or outdoors in large containers. They prefer bright light and will not tolerate over-watering.