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Allepo Pine, Jerusalem Pine
Afghan Pine
Improved Lantana
Texas Ranger
Creeping Germander
Allepo Pine, Jerusalem Pine

Common name:Allepo Pine, Jerusalem Pine
Botanical name:Pinus halepensis

The Pinus halepensis exhibits moderate growth to 30' or more, with an open, irregular crown. The long needles are doubled and light green in color, with a length of 2.5"- 4".

Afghan Pine

Common name:Afghan Pine
Botanical name:Pinus eldarica

Evergreen pine grows rapidly to 50' x 30'. Dark green needles. Provides a Mediterranean look. Consider mature size. Native to Afghanistan.

Improved Lantana

Common name:Improved Lantana
Botanical name:Lantana hybrid

Mounding trailing groundcover grows quickly to 2' x 3'. Leaves are medium green. Leaves and sap may irritate skin. Vibrant summer color. Attracts butterflies. Full sun. Flowers year-round in frost-free weather. If hit by frost wait until spring to prune back. Many hybrids, look for a variety of flower colors.

Texas Ranger

Common name:Texas Ranger
Botanical name:Leucophyllum frutescens

Rounded dense shrub that grows quickly to 6' x 6'. Flowers are white, pink or purple and appear as a result of monsoon rains. Tolerates reflected sun. Good informal hedge. Native to the Chihuahuan Desert.

Creeping Germander

Common name:Creeping Germander
Botanical name:Teucrium chamaedrys

This ground cover grows at a moderate rate to 6" x3'. The leaves are shiny, dark green and highly fragrant. Lovely pale pink flowers appear winter to spring. It can be used as a low hedge or along walkways. Requires full sun and well drained soil.

Designer: Sabina Munoz

Backyard Trellis Garden 1

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.

Water Saving Tip:

Even during our hottest months we don't need to water daily.

Give your plants a chance to breathe.

Water late at night or in the early morning hours to avoid losses to wind and evaporation.

Integrated Pest Management:

Attract, or buy beneficial insects such as ladybugs and lacewings to control pest outbreaks in your garden.