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Groundcovers - Starfire Skullcap, Prostrate Rosemary, Mountain Pea and Coral Drift Roses (TM)

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Groundcovers 

If you are searching for a groundcover to block out weeds and provide spring and summer color, consider planting one the following plants in your beds:

Starfire Skullcap:

  • Bright red bloomer
  • Grows to 12" tall by 12" wide
  • Full sun
  • Evergreen

Prostrate Rosemary:

  • Lavender bloomer (bees love it)
  • Use as groundcover or to trail over rock wall
  • Grows to 1-2' tall by 3-4' wide
  • Full sun to partial sun
  • Evergreen

Mountain Pea:

  • Purple flowers
  • Grows to 2' tall by 3' wide
  • Sun or shade

Coral Drift Rose:

  • Coral/orange blooms
  • Grows to 1 1/2' tall by 2' wide
  • Full Sun
  • Patented series from Star Roses & Plants - to read more, clicke here

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Mexican Plum Tree

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The Mexican Plum is an understory, single trunk tree that grows up to 30' tall. Consider planting this native in place of other fruiting trees. Mexican Plums begin fruiting in July and will ripen in the early Fall. The fruit can be eaten directly from the tree or made in to jellies. In addition, the fruit is eaten by wildlife. 

The Mexican Plum is a standout because it puts on a beautiful white bloom in the Spring just before it leaves out and then the leaves will turn dark orange in the Fall. 

We have new crop of beautiful 15G and 30G available now. 

Vitex

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In full bloom now, it's hard to miss the showy purple blooms of the Vitex tree. The Vitex is among the elite group of Texas Superstar plants (click here for more info). It falls in this category because it handles hot sun, little water, and is adaptable to most soils. 

Plant the Vitex as a large shrub or small tree. It's fast-growing and can reach heights of 25' tall. The Vitex will bloom May through September - be sure to cut deadhead blooms to promote more blooming. In some years it will even bloom later in to the Fall. 

We have purple Vitex in 5G, 7G and 15G. We have pink Vitex in 5G and 15G. 

 

 
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