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Acer coriaceifolium

This subtropical Asian maple looks nothing like a maple. You won’t see fall color with this species as it is mostly evergreen with unlobed elliptical leaf shape that is perfect for fooling your gardening friends as to its identity. A very tough plant once established.
By : OfficeManager | Jun 6, 2018
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Daphniphyllum calycinum

Here’s a little- known yet spectacular evergreen shrub for sun to part shade. With insignificant flowers, it is grown for its dense form and large paddle-shaped leaves which give it a tropical appearance, yet is fully hardy in our area.
By : OfficeManager | Jun 6, 2018
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Litsea japonica

very rare in cultivation, this slow-growing shrub is among the few that maintains a dense form in medium shade without pruning. Blue-green above with fuzzy golden undersides, is attractive foliage is reminiscent of the cool-climate big-leaf rhododendrons that we can’t otherwise grow here, and therefore lends a unique presence in the garden you’d otherwise expect […]
By : OfficeManager | Jun 6, 2018
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Neobuxbaumia polylopha

Visitors at first assume this cactus is a saguaro, but aside from not being able to grow them here, it differs from the famous cactus of Arizona by tolerating our humidity (with excellent drainage) and having no arms – remaining a single column. Unlike other cacti that tend to branch when the top is cut […]
By : OfficeManager | Jun 6, 2018

Tephrosia lindheimeri – Lindheimer’s Hoarypea

Extending from the area west of Austin south into the tip of Texas and adjacent Mexico, Tephrosia lindheimeri is a groundcover pea with dusty silver-green foliage and blindingly intense magenta color from late spring through summer. Happy in dry, sun-baked ground, it needs no further care after some initial watering to establish it. In the […]
By : OfficeManager | Jun 6, 2018

Quercus acutissima – Sawtooth Oak

Everyone admires our massive sawtooth oak along the creek, which is among one of the earliest specimens John planted back in the 70’s after he received it from legendary plantsman Lynn Lowrey. This deciduous Asian oak is more commonly planted in states further east but is still highly underutilized in Texas. Its dense crown of leaves […]
By : OfficeManager | Jun 6, 2018

Salvia microphylla ‘San Carlos Festival’ T45M-31p

A beautiful small perennial shrub with bright pink blossoms late spring, fall and sporadically between. Selected from a wild population of the species by John and Carl at La Bufa del Diente in the San Carlos Mountains of northeastern Tamaulipas, Mexico at around 3800’. This versatile plant has proven cold hardy into zone 7, but […]
By : OfficeManager | Jun 6, 2018

Quercus sp. “San Carlos” – San Carlos Mountains Red Oak

Previously thought to be a form of Quercus sartorii, the identity of this oak species is inconclusive, and could very well be a new, undescribed species. We are sticking with the designation that Yucca Do Nursery offered it as in recent years, which refers to the San Carlos Mountains in northeastern Tamaulipas where John Fairey and […]
By : OfficeManager | Jun 6, 2018

Phlebodium pseudaureum – Blue Rabbit’s Foot Fern

The chalky blue fronds of this fern always garner attention in the woodland garden. There simply isn’t much else that can contribute this color in the shady garden. Though naturally growing as an epiphyte on trees or on rocks, John has been successful growing it terrestrially, but care is needed to ensure the thick rhizome […]
By : OfficeManager | Jun 6, 2018

Anemone x ‘Alice Staub’ – Alice Staub Japanese Anemone

There are a number of different selections of Japanese anemones, a misnomer as their parentage is really native to China but became popular in Japan, where they are now naturalized. Most fail to prosper in Gulf Coast gardens, but this form that the late Alice Staub received from Lynn Lowery has stood the test of […]
By : OfficeManager | Jun 6, 2018

Hemiphylacus hintoniorum

By Adam Black Here’s an obscure one that we finally have identified. The silvery-blue clumps of erect rubbery leaves could be interpreted as belonging to an agave or yucca, but the identity of this plant has continued to intrigue me. John has a planting in the north dry garden by the blue wall as well […]
By : OfficeManager | Jun 6, 2018

May 2018 Newsletter

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By : OfficeManager | May 30, 2018
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