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Flowering Crabapple

flowering crabapple

  Name: Flowering Crabapple Height: 6-30′ Width/Spread: 6-30′ Light: Sun/Partial Shade Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Spring Color/Feature: Soft-pink to white EarthKindTM: 6 Maintenance: Flowers are borne on last year’s shoots. Requires minimal pruning. When pruning is done it should be…

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Chitalpa

chitalpa

  Name: Chitalpa Height: 15-20′ Width/Spread: 15-20′ Light: Sun Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Spring, Summer Color/Feature: The azalea-like flowers and foliage are larger than desert willow and bloom throughout the summer. EarthKindTM: 10 Maintenance: Prune for shape or to raise…

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Chaste Tree – Vitex

Chaste Tree Vitex in bloom

  Name: Chaste Tree – Vitex Height: 10-15′ Width/Spread: 10-15′ Light: Sun/Partial Shade Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall Color/Feature: Blue-purple, white, pink-purple, terminal and axillary spikes, late spring or early summer peak and then sporadically until fall. EarthKindTM:…

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Mexican Buckeye

mexican buckeye in bloom

  Name: Mexican Buckeye Height: 10-12′ Width/Spread: 12-20′ Light: Sun/Partial Shade Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Early Spring Color/Feature: Pink flowers EarthKindTM: 10 Maintenance: Basal pruning in late spring will maintain the tree form. Botanical Name & Comments: Ungnadia speciosa In…

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Althea

althea in bloom

  Name: Althea Height: 10-12′ Width/Spread: 5-7′ Light: Sun/Partial Shade Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Spring Summer Color/Feature: Single mallowlike or double carnation-like white, pink, purple, maroon, or blue-purple flowers. EarthKindTM: 9 Maintenance: Prune in later winter to promote vigorous shoot…

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Mexican Bush Sage

mexican bush sage

Name: Mexican Bush Sage Height: 3-5′ Width/Spread: 18-24″ Light: Sun/Partial Shade Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Fall Color/Feature: Velvety purple or deep rose flower spikes with small white flowers. EarthKindTM Rating: 9 Maintenance: Do not prune back until after last frost….

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Prairie Zinnia

prairie zinnia

Name: Prairie Zinnia Height: 4-6″ Width/Spread: 4-6″ Light: Sun to Partial Shade Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Summer/Fall Color/Feature: Yellow-orange daisy-like flowers. Maintenance: Cut back in winter. Botanical Name & Comments: Zinnia grandiflora Numerous flower heads with rays. Flowers do not…

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Winecup

winecup or polly mallow

Name: Winecup Height: 1-2′ Width/Spread: 1-2′ Light: Sun/Partial Shade Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Spring to Early Summer Color/Feature: Purple/white Maintenance: Cut back to rosette in winter. Botanical Name & Comments: Callirhoe involucrata Foliage has scalloped edges; trails on a vine-like…

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Showy Snowcrop Sedum

showy snowcrop sedum

Name: Showy Snowcrop Sedum Height: 6-24″ Width/Spread: 1-2′ Light: Sun/Partial Shade Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Summer to Fall Color/Feature: White flowers turning to reddish color in late summer, early fall. EarthKindTM Rating: 10 Maintenance: Sedum do not need deadheading and…

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Rock Rose

rock rose in bloom

Name: Rock Rose Height: 2-3′ Width/Spread: 3′ Light: Sun/Partial Shade Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Spring to Early Fall Color/Feature: Rose pink hibiscus-like blooms Maintenance: Open-branching form may be kept more compact by  frequent pruning, which promotes new growth and more…

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