The bird girl might keep watch over Savannah, but she can also look over your home as well. This concrete girl is looking over the selection of shrubs that we’ve picked for this months Showcase Of Plants. All of the plants selected have something a little different than the “stereotypical” sisters that you might be more familiar with.
This camellia isn’t just a big old shrub like you might be used to, this Camellia is in tree form. Instead of planting something like a Japanese Maple for a small ornamental tree, why not use one of these specimens instead. The Greenboro Red Camellia is a fantastic bright reddish pink blossom with a notable stamen cluster of yellow. These are sort of like the Yuletide shape from the sasanquas that bloom in the fall, but these are larger and much more showy!
We’re used to seeing the boring, pointy greyish green blades of the yucca plant. Not anymore. The Color Guard Yucca is a little festive burst of color in the winter garden. The center of the blades is a bright yellow with a lime green margin encompassing it. Not to mention there are hints of orange in the blade when the weather gets a little chilly. Awesome and drought tolerant!
We’re used to seeing Pine trees that break in ice storms and ruin the landscape with their messy qualities. The Mugo pine is much different. This little conifer will stay in a tight little bundle and give the appearance of the crown of a pine tree but in a shrub shape. These are fantastic for a more natural landscape.
We’re used to the strands of white blooms that seem to drip off of the Pieris in the spring. This one is just a little spunkier sporting bright pink buds that open up into a crisp white flower. This shrub isn’t just showstopping in the spring, during the active growing season the new growth appears a fantastic red color. Stunning in mass, even more spectacular as a specimen.
This one is to pretty to have a name really. These privets differ from the typical green privet due to the fact they’re bright yellow (duh!). These will grow to be fantastic hedging plants and will be sturdy enough to withstand even the worst of winters. Sometimes they’ll defoliate a little bit, but just think of it as the plant shedding it’s skin to grow bigger and more interesting.
With blades of grass dancing in the sun, you can transport yourself to the plains of Mexico. The Mexican Feather grass (Nasella for the nerds out there) will dance and sway in the breeze and create much needed movement in your landscape. Unlike some of the other ornamental grasses out there, you can enjoy this one all winter long, it doesn’t turn to a pile of mess! These also make incredible container plants. Check them out.
Gazing up through the canopy of the Greensboro Red Camellia is like taking a little daydream – but it’s not a dream, It’s a real tree!
Using different textures in your landscape will create more excitement and make the landscape seem more exotic, rather than just having a line of meat ball shrubs. Using grassy plants, broad leaf plants and flowering plants you’ll be sure to be pleased all year long.
Combining the different shapes and textures from all of the exotic plants mentioned in this showcase of plants will make your landscape burst with color and excitement. Stock up today, and see what we have in stock for you!