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Bend in the Stream in Spring
Sprenger Asparagus
Chinese Pistache
Anthony Waterer Spirea
Sprenger Asparagus

Common name:Sprenger Asparagus
Botanical name:Asparagus densiflorus 'Sprengeri'

This plant is given a soft, mound-like appearance by the long, arching branches that are found covered with small, bright green leaves. It is able to grow in either full sun or partial shade.

Chinese Pistache

Common name:Chinese Pistache
Botanical name:Pistacia chinensis

The Pistacia chinensis is a deciduous tree with broad, spreading growth to 50' in height. Its leaves have 10-16 leaflets, and the fall coloring arrives in beautiful shades of red, orange and yellow. Prune young trees to shape. This tree does not have edible nuts. Female trees have tiny red fruit, turning dark blue. It prefers full sun and deep, infrequent waterings. This is a great street or park tree.

Anthony Waterer Spirea

Common name:Anthony Waterer Spirea
Botanical name:Spiraea japonica 'Anthony Waterer'

This 'Anthony Waterer' is a broad shrub, growing 2'-3' with a flat-top, dark, blue-green leaves. The immature growth is a pinkish-red color. From summer until early fall, the flowers are a deep carmine pink color. The pink color of the shrub's flowers is an asset, and the plant provides structure to a perennial border. It is presented well around lilacs.

Designer: Sacramento Suburban Water Dist

Bend in the Stream in Spring

Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Maintain a two to four inch layer of mulch on the soil surface to reduce weeds, infiltrate rain water, and reduce compaction.

Integrated Pest Management:

Drip and other smart irrigation delivers water directly to roots, allowing no excess water for weeds.