Tag Archives: evergreens

Filifera Falsecypress: An Evergreen Tree with Great Texture

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Virtues: We love sawara falsecypress for its hreadlike foliage in vibrant shades of greens to golden yellows that dangles down in a spectacular weeping effect, gracefully covering the smooth, stunning reddish-brown trunk, which peels away its bark in vertical plates. 

Ascot Rainbow: A Colorful Perennial Euphorbia

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Virtues: We love ‘Ascot Rainbow’ spurges for their striking, sage and lime green foliage that turn stunning shades of pink, red and orange during the colder months. These perennials also have vibrant green flowers with radiant red centers.

Planting Balled-and-Burlapped Trees

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Consider this information from Decoding Garden Advice by Jeff Gillman and Meleah Maynard to determine if you should remove twine, burlap and wire from a balled-and-burlapped tree or shrub before planting.

‘Yoshino’ Japanese cedar

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Virtues: We love ‘Yoshino’ Japanese cedar for its open, pyramidal shape and fragrant, blue-green needles. ‘Yoshino’ tolerates cold, grows quickly and does not require pruning.

Spider Agave

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We love spider agave (Agave bracteosa) for its drought tolerance and striking architecture. A great choice for hot, dry climates and a fine container specimen elsewhere.

Lacebark Pine

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We love lacebark pine (Pinus bungeana) because it is an evergreen pine tree with beautiful exfoliating bark, and because it is a deer resistant plant.