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Golden Running Bamboo, Fish Pole Ba
Nandina, Heavenly Bamboo
Shrub Rose selections
New Zealand Flax, Wings of Gold
Red Japanese Maple
Red Leaf Fringe Flower
Bugle Flower, Carpet Bugle
Golden Running Bamboo, Fish Pole Ba

Common name:Golden Running Bamboo, Fish Pole Ba
Botanical name:Phyllostachys aurea

This Bamboo will grow to about 25' tall and is drought tolerant with dense foliage. This running bamboo needs to be restricted or confined.

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.

Shrub Rose selections

Common name:Shrub Rose selections
Botanical name:Rosa Shrub varieties

The dark green, heavily veined leaves of this bushy shrub are strong support for the pure white or pink, nearly double flowers it produces. This is a very tolerant, heavily scented plant with an impressive fall color. Also, large hips appear intermittently with this plant.

New Zealand Flax, Wings of Gold

Common name:New Zealand Flax, Wings of Gold
Botanical name:Phormium 'Wings of Gold'

The Phormium is a dwarf, growing to only 2'-3' tall. The stiff, vertical leaves are olive green in color with a yellow margin. It should be grown under full to part sun.

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.

Red Leaf Fringe Flower

Common name:Red Leaf Fringe Flower
Botanical name:Loropetalum chinense v. rubrum

Red Fringe Flower is a 6'-12' shrub with arching branches and light green and reddish leaves .

Bugle Flower, Carpet Bugle

Common name:Bugle Flower, Carpet Bugle
Botanical name:Ajuga reptans

This colorful groundcover will grow in shade or sun with slightly moist soil. It is an evergreen with purplish rosettes that spread quickly on purplish stems. Blue bloom spikes cover these plants in April and May, and are 6"-8" when blooming. This versatile groundcover can also be used in shady wildflower beds. -Holland Wildflower Farm

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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:

Develop healthy soil for plants that are vigorous and naturally pest-resistant.