The Banana shrub is a very unique plant! This evergreen shrub offers fragrant, creamy yellow blooms shaded with purple that have a strong, banana like scent. This Michelia variety is a compact densely branched shrub displaying narrow, glossy leaves. Use the banana shrub near the front of borders so the fragrance can be enjoyed. This star performer is good in full to partial sun, slow growing to about 6-10 feet tall, but can easily be pruned to shape. Consider in a container or tub so the…
Rock roses are easy to grow because they tolerate drought so well. They're beautiful, too, producing colorful roselike flowers throughout the summer. And they bloom in a wide range of colors, from pink to purple, lavender, and white. Name: Cistus varieties Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil.
12-18' tall x 12-18' wide (cutting propagated). Lucretia Hamilton™ is the perfect desert willow for attracting hummingbirds to patios and small yards. A naturally compact grower, this selection provides a long blooming summer display of stunning burgundy flowers. And during the winter and early spring, its finely textured branching makes an especially nice focal point when planted against walls and fences. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
Smoke Bush Smoke bush creates a dramatic shot of color in the landscape, but not because of its pink plumes in summer. It's the foliage that's really spectacular: Most common types have dark purple leaves that erupt into colorful shades of yellow, orange, and red in fall. Name: Cotinus coggygria Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 12 feet tall Zones: 5-8