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Big Bend Yucca
Heavenly Bamboo
Wheeler's Dwarf Pittosporum
Mexican Bird Of Paradise
Raywood Ash, Claret Ash
Big Bend Yucca

Common name:Big Bend Yucca
Botanical name:Yucca rostrata

One of the most attractive tree yuccas. Grows slowly to about 10' tall. Blue leaves are up to 2' long and have a sharp terminal spine. Old leaves persist on the plant and provide sun protection. It has a spectacular summer display of cream white flowers. Prefers full sun or very light shade and rocky well drained soil. Native to the Chihuahuan desert.

Heavenly Bamboo

Common name:Heavenly Bamboo
Botanical name:Nandina domestica

Nandina domestica is a graceful upright shrub that grows from 3' - 6' in height. It gets its name from its bamboo-like growth habit. When thinned from the center, it bears a remarkable resemblance to bamboo. It is best used in groups. It can be used in a shaded patio or out in a shrub border with full sun. An interesting feature of Heavenly Bamboo is the bronze color in the new growth when planted in full sun. It also bears clusters of white flowers in the spring.

Wheeler's Dwarf Pittosporum

Common name:Wheeler's Dwarf Pittosporum
Botanical name:Pittosporum tobira 'Wheeler's Dwarf'

This handsome dwarf form of the Pittosporum tobira grows into a low, dense mound that is covered with glossy, evergreen foliage.

Mexican Bird Of Paradise

Common name:Mexican Bird Of Paradise
Botanical name:Caesalpinia mexicana

Shrub or small tree grows to 10' x 8' yellow flowers in 3-6" long racemes. Ferny dark green foliage and spectacular yellow flowers form spikes at the tips of branches. Native of Mexico. No thorns. Moderate to fast grower. Attracts hummingbirds.

Raywood Ash, Claret Ash

Common name:Raywood Ash, Claret Ash
Botanical name:Fraxinus angustifolia 'Raywood'

This large tree will grow 45'-80' high and has luscious green foliage. It does best in full sun and dry to moist soil. Attractive fall color.

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Patio Garden LC 1

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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:

Different areas of your landscape have different water requirements.

Shrubs need much less water than lawns and drip systems should never be scheduled on the same program with lawns.

Establish separate watering schedules for those areas.

Integrated Pest Management:

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