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Coyote Bush
Arizona Ash
Dwarf Plumbago
Carolina Laurel Cherry
Coyote Bush

Common name:Coyote Bush
Botanical name:Baccharis pilularis 'Pigeon Point'

Pigeon Point is a compact evergreen groundcover that grows 18-24" tall and 10 to 12 feet wide. It is the preferred form of the Coyote Bush . Its leaves are green and it has white flowers that bloom in the Fall. It is important to plant this groundcover by gallons that are at least 6 -10 ft. apart. Otherwise they will overgrow each other and create a high groundcover. Pigeon Point is tolerant of ocean spray and is deer resistant.

Arizona Ash

Common name:Arizona Ash
Botanical name:Fraxinus velutina

This rounded tree will grow 30-50' tall and has glossy, bright green leaves that turn yellow and gold in the fall. The leaves are soft and velvety, and the trunk is slender and gray. Cold hardy to about -10 degrees F.

Dwarf Plumbago

Common name:Dwarf Plumbago
Botanical name:Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

Intense blue flowers adorn the glossy green leaves of this plant in late summer and fall. This 6" mat-forming groundcover does well in shade or sun, and in average soil. -Holland WIldflower Farm

Carolina Laurel Cherry

Common name:Carolina Laurel Cherry
Botanical name:Prunus caroliniana

This large evergreen shrub or small tree has leaves that are glossy and 2-4" in length. It is excellent as either a formal hedge or an informal screen. It has creamy white flowers in late-winter and spring followed by small black berries. The berries can be messy.

Sustainable Landscaping Fundamentals

Sustainable landscaping is a term coined to mean sensible landscape practices that work within the limits of the Eco-system. This means within the limits of your local rainfall, soil conditions and sun patterns.

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Designer: Connie Lefkowits

Garden Next to Driveway

Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Practice grass-cycling by leaving short grass clippings on lawns after mowing, so that nutrients and organic matter are returned to the soil.

Integrated Pest Management:

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