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Ajuga 'Catlin's Giant'

Easily grown in average to medium well drained soil, in full sun or part shade. This low growing plant will grow into an attractive mat like ground cover. With its shiny bronze-green leaves and blue flowers this plant will add interest to any flower bed or garden area! Deer and rabbit resistant and low maintenance, this Ajuga will work well in any landscape. Crown rot can be a problem, particularly in the humid conditions of the deep South and in heavy soils. Avoid planting in wet, heavy soils, provide good air circulation and divide when clumps become overcrowded. Also avoid planting near perennial beds or lawns where its spreading nature could pose removal problems.

Crotons!

Like most other crotons, ‘Mamey’ is easy to take care of and features a display of bright red, yellow, brown, and green colors. Its leaves are large, thick and shiny. It can be grown as an indoor houseplant or outdoor decorative shrub. If you live in a colder climate, make sure you bring the plant indoors for the winter! The croton "Petra" is an evergreen shrub-like plant that is boldly marked with bright yellow, orange, red, and even black outlines on multi-colored leaves. They prefer full to partial sun and need bright lighting to produce their boldest colors. It prefers hot, humid weather and grows well outdoors only in Zones 9B-11. Crotons planted outdoors can reach a height of 7-10 feet.

Variegated Ginger

Performs best in Zones 8-10 with watering as needed to keep the soil moist. Has a mature growth habit of 4-6’ tall and 6-8’ wide. Works well beside pools and water features. Also makes a great container plant where growth can be more contained.

Elaegnus Ebbengei

This makes an excellent hedge, foundation shrub or small accent tree.  It is resistant to maritime exposure and salt-laden winds. It can grow right next to the sea and when grown into hedge form and can give good wind protection.  

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. Sold here at Creekside Nursery in 3, 5, and 7 gallon containers.