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Crape Myrtle

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 in older plants its 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 but, 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.

Black Oak

The Black Oak is very similar to the Red Oak, one of the main difference is that the Black Oak will thrive in poor soil conditions. This deciduous tree has deeply furrowed bark and on mature trees the bark is almost black. Black Oaks grow well on slopes and ridge line. The leaves of this oak have a soft velvet underside, and will produce a large crop acorns to help feed the wildlife in your area. This Oak can grow to 60-70 feet with an 40-50 foot spread. Will grow well in zones 3-8

Magnolia 'Smiling Monkey' Tree

Magnolia maudiae also known as the Smiling Monkey Tree grows well in mild climates Zones 7-10. This magnolia originally from China, is well suited to grow in pots unlike most magnolias. Flowers in the winter with large 6" cream /ivory blooms along the branches rather than on the tip. Smiling Monkey Tree will grow in all light conditions from shade to full sun. Plant in well drained rich soil for best growth. Planted in the ground, this Magnolia can reach 20 feet with a 10 foot spread.

Carolina Sapphire Cypress

Carolina Sapphire is one of the fastest growing conifers making a great privacy screen, can grow 3-5 feet per year. The attractive blue green foliage makes a wonderful back drop for most plants. The foliage is very aromatic adding another great element to this plant. Zones 7-10 once established,requires low amounts water and no pruning. Will grow to 40 feet with a spread to 10 feet needs full sun to thrive. Carolina Sapphire can be shaped to fit almost any landscape.

Loblolly Pine

The Loblolly Pine will reach heights from 60-90’ with a spread of 25-35’ at full growth. This is an evergreen tree, but will drop needles throughout the year. This pine is a fast grower and can grow up to 24” a year. Will grow in Zones 6-9. Fun Facts: The Loblolly Pine provides for many birds and wildlife from bobtails to wild turkeys, chipmunks and squirrels. Loblolly got its name from growing in river bottoms. The word Loblolly means ‘depression’.