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Queen Palm
Japanese Privet
Japanese Boxwood
Queen Palm

Common name:Queen Palm
Botanical name:Syagrus romanzoffianum

This palm has a very straight trunk to about 50' in height. It has arching, feathery, bright green glossy leaves that can be 10- 15' long. It is fragile in heavy winds and a fast grower. It will become damaged in temperature below 24 degrees F.

Japanese Privet

Common name:Japanese Privet
Botanical name:Ligustrum japonicum

This large evergreen shrub has rich, glossy green foliage, accented in the spring by clusters of white flowers. It shears beautifully, and is good for hedges or screens, as well as a foundation plant. It is easy to grow and should receive full sun to par

Japanese Boxwood

Common name:Japanese Boxwood
Botanical name:Buxus japonica

Japanese Boxwood is often used as a hedge. It is compact, with small bright green leaves. It can reach 4-6' tall and wide or be kept smaller through pruninig. It can be sheared to shape. It does better in areas with milder winters.

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Brother Sister Hedges

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:

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