Christiane Holmquist

Pineapple Guava - Acca (Feijoa) sellowiana
Pineapple Guava. A well grown, well behaved tall shrub 18-25 ft by equal spread that can be trained into a multi-turnked small tree, espalier, screen or hedge . Its silvery green foliage persists on it throughout the year. It provides delicious fruit and white flowers tinged on purple inside in spring that are not only pretty but make a tasty sweet addition to fruit salads and drinks. The plant is drought tolerant but needs regular water for better fruiting.
Additional Details

Acca (Feijoa) sellowiana

Acca (Feijoa) sellowiana

Strawberry Tree - Arbutus 'Marina'
Strawberry Tree. The size is perfect, even for a smaller garden. Attractive in all seasons, with shiny dark green foliage, rosy-pink flowers and edible fruit. Laces out beautifully to reveal the gorgeous peeling bark; very tolerant of "almost any garden situation". Can reach 20-30 ft with equal spread.
Additional Details

Arbutus 'Marina'

Caribbean Copper Plant - Euphorbia cotinifolia 'Atropurpurea'
Caribbean Copper Plant. Graceful and mysterious, an upright multi-trunked shrub with dark burgundy foliage that can be trained into a small tree. Deciduous in Zones 20 + 23. Drought tolerant but can also handle regular garden water. Beautiful contrast to flowering perennials and grasses. It tolerates light frost and stays generally under 20 ft but can reach 30' over time. (People with allergies should protect themselves against the sap which can cause rashes with some.) Great with blue or magenta flowers (Princess Flower, Rock Purslane or Lavender), ornamental grasses, red or yellow perennials.
Additional Details

Euphorbia cotinifolia 'Atropurpurea'

Catalina Ironwood Tree - Lyonothamnus floribundus asplenifolius
Fernleaf Catalina Ironwood. Fast growing, it is an evergreen slender tree with interesting reddish-brown peeling bark, attractive dark green foliage and showy clusters of flowers. It makes a good vertical accent plant. It is hardy for most locations in our county (to 23 F), and quite drought tolerant.
Additional Details

Lyonothamnus floribundus asplenifolius

Black Locust Tree - Robinia pseudoacacia
Black Locust. A deciduous tree that looks like a giant Wisteria tree in spring, fragrant too. Fast growing to 40-70' tall and 30-50' wide, open habit, thorny branches. Tolerates heat, drought and poor soil. (Root suckers are less of a problem with some regular watering). Flowers best with some winter chill. For modern selections, cultivars and smaller hybrids with interesting foliage or more colorful flowers, see R. 'Frisia' , R. x ambigua 'Idaho' or 'Purple Robe'.
Additional Details

Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia'

Chitalpa Tree - x Chitalpa tashkentensis 'Pink Dawn'
Deciduous tree that grows quickly to 20 ft. Showy light-pink trumpet clusters from late spring to fall, no seeds. Drought tolerant once established, needs full sun, loves heat and good air circulation and tolerates a wide range of soils and garden conditions.
Additional Details

Featured Plant Care

Epiphyllum Monthly Plant Care

Epiphyllum spp. (Orchid Cactus) - Monthly Plant Care Calendar

You can have these monthly Plant Care Reminders sent directly to you each month!
Star Jasmine Monthly Plant Care

Jasmine - Star (Trachelospermum jasminoides) - Monthly Plant Care Calendar

in Vines
You can have these monthly Plant Care Reminders sent directly to you each month!
Garden Pea Monthly Plant Care

Pea - Garden (Pisum sativum) - Monthly Plant Care Calendar

in Edibles
You can have these monthly Plant Care Reminders sent directly to you each month!
Wine and Roses Monthly Plant Care

Wine & Roses (Weigela florida 'Alexandra') - Monthly Plant Care Calendar

in Shrubs
You can have these monthly Plant Care Reminders sent directly to you each month!

Latest Articles

Join the Mulch and get a bunch of Walking onion bulblets!

Join the Mulch & Get a Free Bunch of Walking Onion Bulblets!

We'd like you to join theMulch and start using all of the great tools we've created to…
Jungle Music Palms and Cycads

Jungle Music Palms, Cycads & Tropical Plants Fall Newsletter

Rare and Exotic Palms, Cycads and Tropical Plants junglemusic.net Hello! You may already…

Popular Articles

Baseball Field Maintenance

Baseball Field Maintenance - A General Guide for Fields of All Levels

in Lawn
More great baseball field resources can be found here (including a pdf version of this…
Queen Palm Care & Use

The Queen Palm (Syagrus romanzoffiana) Care & Use

in Trees
Jungle Music Palms and Cycads is a family owned and operated business established in 1977

What are Microgreens and How to Grow Them

in Edibles
Microgreens are tiny leafed vegetables that are grown from seed and require very little…
Kahili Ginger Plant Care

Hedychium gardnerianum (Kahili Ginger) - Monthly Plant Care Calendar

You can have these monthly Plant Care Reminders sent directly to you each month!

User Guides (Slide)

Popular Recommendations (Slide)