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The Allamanda Bush is also called Yellow Bell, Golden Trumpet, or Buttercup Flower. This woody, evergreen shrub has pointed leathery leaves and large, bright flowers that bloom year-round. The shrub grows vigorously to 6 feet or greater and prefers open sunny areas and moderate temperatures.
The Allamanda Bush is also called Yellow Bell, Golden Trumpet, or Buttercup Flower. This woody, evergreen shrub has pointed leathery leaves and even larger, bright flowers that bloom year-round. The dwarf shrub grows to approximately 3 feet and prefers open sunny areas and moderate temperatures.
The Arboricola Goldfinger, also known as Trinette, is a variegated style of the Arboricola. It is a common foundation plant often pruned to use as a hedge but it can grow to 8-10 feet. The shrub is moderately salt-tolerant and very drought-tolerant with beautiful gold and green foliage. The plant can tolerate some frost to temperatures in the upper 20’s making it a dependable evergreen plant.
The exotic flower of this plant resembles the shape and form of the actual Bird of Paradise living in the tropical jungle resulting in the plant’s name. The large blossoms can measure 4-5 inches in height and length and are known for attracting hummingbirds. The Orange Bird of Paradise is a perennial herb coming from South Africa and the plant is a naturally shaped shrub with leaves resembling bananas. This plant prefers sunlight requiring at least 4 hours per day and will grow to approximately
The Bougainvillea Bush is one of the most popular and widely grown tropical vines reaching heights over 20 feet. Bougainvilleas are native to Brazil where Philibert Commerson, a botanist, discovered the plant in the 1700’s and named it after his friend, Louis A. de Bougainville, a Canadian explorer, lawyer, and mathematician. The plant has spiny, cascading stems with colorful blossoms in a variety of hues including red, orange, white, and purple. This shrub requires well-drained, fertile soil an
Like its full-size version, the Bougainvillea Bush Dwarf is one of the most popular and widely grown tropical vines but the dwarf plant has an extremely slow growth habit with average size at maturity being 3 feet or less making this well-suited for training into a bush form. Bougainvilleas are native to Brazil where Philibert Commerson, a botanist, discovered the plant in the 1700’s and named it after his friend, Louis A. de Bougainville, a Canadian explorer, lawyer, and mathematician. The plan
The Clusia, which is native to the mangrove areas of Brazil, is a pretty shrub or small tree which grows to 8-10 feet. The lance shaped leaves are leathery and extend approximately 3 inches. The Clusia has large, showy white flowers with dark red centers whose blooms measure approximately 2 inches across and small, round fruits. The Clusia thrives in full sun to light sun and is also known for attracting butterflies.
The Red Tip Cocoplum is a commonly used native plant that is usually box-cut to fit in designated areas. It is a pineland variety which prefers slightly wetter areas and full to partial sunlight, and it can grow to approximately 10 feet. The evergreen has bronze-green smooth foliage with white to off-white blooms. This shrub is drought-tolerant making it a very hardy choice.
The Copperleaf, which is native to Fiji and nearby islands in the South pacific, is a popular outdoor plant that provides attractive color through the year as a hedge and shrub border. This shrub is an evergreen that has upright branches with long multi-colored leaves and it can grow to 10 feet tall with a 10 feet spread. The shrub prefers partial shade to sun and likes to be sheltered from strong winds.
The Red Sister Cordyline is also known as Red Ti or Hawaiian Ti. This is a tropical perennial shrub that is mostly grown as an ornamental. The shrub is best known for its distinctive burgundy pink and bronze-green foliage. The Red Sister Cordyline can flower in mid-summer with pink flowers. The shrub normally reaches 6-10 feet and has a medium water requirement and a low to medium sunlight requirement
The leaves of 'Exotica' are green with pink and white streaks. The colors are similar to 'Shebertii', but the leaf is much wider at the middle. Best color will be achieved with some protection from direct sun.
The Croton shrub comes in a wonderful array of color combinations and leaf shapes making this a marvelous accent plant or hedge when left unpruned growing to 6-10 feet. There are more than 40 distinct varieties as well as countless other specimens with new combinations evolving constantly. This shrub, which is native to Malaysia, the Pacific Islands, and northern Australia, is available in sizes ranging from dwarf to small trees. The shrub prefers moist, well-drained soil with full to partial su