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Penny Mac Hydrangea

This is a popular deciduous shrub with large rounded clusters of either deep blue or pink flowers that bloom repeatedly throughout the warm months on old and new growth. Flower color is dependent on soil acidity. Add aluminum sulfate to the soil to make the flowers more blue or add lime to the soil to make the flowers more pink. This variety is also ideal for cut flower arrangements. Lush, dark green leaves hold their color through the season. Performs best in Zones 5-10 in rich, moist soil and needs regular watering especially during times of extreme heat.

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.

Firepower Nandina

Firepower produces a very neat mound of colorful foliage with the potential of a 3’ height with up to a 3’ spread. Absolutely one of the best colored of our Nandina offerings, the brilliant fall and winter colors make this a perfect selection for borders, mass plantings and containers. This variety of Nandina isn’t known for its flowers or fruit, but its seasonal wide array of lime green to fiery red leaves is its crowning glory. After being established, Firepower can thrive on neglect in full sun to part shade in Zones 6b-10. They can withstand some drought conditions, but do best with consistent watering in rich soil. Shear during summer to keep a tidy appearance if preferred.

‘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.

Texas Sages

Texas Sages are a dense, slow-growing shrub that tolerate heat, drought and poor soils. We carry several different varieties offering silvery-gray, greenish gray to lush green foliages. The beautiful flowers range in shades from pinks, to magentas to bluish purple and are attractive to bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. Thrives best planted in the ground in Zones 8-10 where it's hardy. Can also be planted in patio containers in colder zones for easy of movement and arranging. Left natural, Texas Sages can grow up to 8 feet tall. They handle pruning and shaping well and can even be groomed into a small tree form. Because of its drought tolerance, Texas Sages are often used in xeriscaping plans. They grow best in soils that are well-drained. It is sometimes called the "Barometer Bush" because flowering is triggered by humidity or high soil moisture after rains. These plants love the sun and produce their flowers most abundantly when they receive 6-8 hours of bright light.