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Maki Podocarpus, Shrubby Yew
Nandina, Heavenly Bamboo
Potato Vine
Red Japanese Maple
Maki Podocarpus, Shrubby Yew

Common name:Maki Podocarpus, Shrubby Yew
Botanical name:Podocarpus macrophyllus maki

'Maki' is a slow growing shrub that is densely covered with small, needle like, waxy, evergreen leaves. It reaches 8'-10' tall and 3'-4' wide, but can be trimmed to the size needed. It prefers full to part sun, regular watering and more in hot summer months. It is can be espaliered and is attractive in containers or used in narrow areas. It can be used in formal or Asian themed gardens. Very reliable and dependable.

Nandina, Heavenly Bamboo

Common name:Nandina, Heavenly Bamboo
Botanical name:Nandina domestica

Nandina domestica is a graceful upright shrub that grows from 3'-6' in height. It gets its name from its bamboo-like growth habit. When thinned from the center it bears a remarkable resemblance to bamboo. It is best used in groups. It can be used in a shaded patio or out in a shrub border with full sun. An interesting feature of Heavenly Bamboo is the bronze color in the new growth when planted in full sun. It also bears clusters of white flowers in the spring.

Potato Vine

Common name:Potato Vine
Botanical name:Solanum laxum

This twisting vine will grow 25' in length and has deciduous, glossy green leaves with blue and white flowers that are in constant bloom.

Red Japanese Maple

Common name:Red Japanese Maple
Botanical name:Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum'

This Japanese Maple grows as a small, deciduous tree complete with palmate leaves that turn red and endure for the entire season.

Designer: Jim Mathys

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Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Incorporate compost 6" into your soil to retain water, reduce compaction, feed earthworms, and provide valuable nutrients to your plants.

Integrated Pest Management:

Remove irrigation water and fertilizer from areas where you don't want weeds to grow.