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'Carolina Sapphire' Arizona Cypress

Carolina Cypress is a drought tolerant, fast growing evergreen conifer. It is grown for its striking silvery bluish green foliage and its wonderful fragrance. It has a conical shaped growth habit reminiscent of a Christmas tree. It can grow up to about 30 feet tall and puts on lots of growth when young – up to 2 feet a year. Full sun is best for the cypress, which thrives in the hottest summer conditions. It is resistant to the Cypress canker disease, and other pests or diseases, as well as deer. Carolina Sapphire is great as a privacy border plant or a xeriscape specimen.

Grass Little Bluestem 'The Blues'

The Blues Little Bluestem Grass is a Native American grass that was once dominated across prairies and open woods throughout North America. Because of its wide range of availability, the little bluestem is often used in parks, landscapes, and woodland plantings due to its helpful duties in erosion control. This low maintenance grass enjoys full sun and can tolerate thick clay, rocks and most inadequate soil conditions. Once established they are drought tolerant and will only require occasional watering. ‘The Blues’ has mature height of 2-3 feet tall and has blue-green foliage during the summer months. During fall, it turns into orange-red tone that can brighten up any winter season.

Cuphea Allison

Also known as Mexican or False Heather, this delicate-looking but tough and durable plant with small, deep green foliage and loads of tiny pinkish-purple flowers will bloom all summer long! Can be grown as an annual in cooler climates and is great for bedding, borders, and containers in warmer climates. This plant is considered self-cleaning, so deadheading is not necessary. Cuphea Allyson will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is also considered as drought tolerant. Hardy in Zones 9 and warmer, it may die back after hard frosts, but will re-grow from the roots.

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!