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Pineapple Guavas, Roughleaf Dogwoods, Spanish Daggers, Spike Speedwell
Happy May to everyone. What a wonderful spring thanks to all of the rain and mild temperatures. Read ahead to see what looks beautiful now here at the nursery.
The Pinapple Guava is an evergreen shrub that can be used as a hedge or grown in to a small tree. It puts on a striking bloom and it's starting to bloom now at the nursery. In addition, the bloom is edible (very sweet flavor).
A few more things that make the Pineapple Guava a good landscaping selection is that the deer don't seem to bother it, and it puts out an edible guava-like fruit in the fall.
The leaves of the guava are dark green with a silver under-side. Once established, it requires little water to flourish.
If you happen to be driving up Highway 27 between Center Point and Kerrville, take a look at the sides of the road and you will see hundreds of Roughleaf Dogwoods full of blooms. The Roughleaf Dogwood is a native shrub that provides food and shelter to many species of birds.
The Roughleaf Dogwoods started blooming this month and will continue to bloom through mid-summer. They will turn a reddish color in the fall. It grows as an understory in shade or sun and can grow up to 15' tall and 15' wide.
We now have a variety of sizes of Spanish Daggers available at the nursery.
Consider these for your desert beds or hardscape designs. Spanish Daggers can grow up to 10' tall and make an excellent show piece. It's a thick-leaved member of yucca family with very sharp tips.
The Spanish Dagger, also called a Spanish Bayonet, is native to central and south Texas. It puts on a showy cream-colored bloom spring through winter.
Veronica spicata 'Red Fox'
Red Fox Spike Speedwell is a low-growing, clumping perenial with a showy
bloom that lasts throughout the summer. Butterflies and hummingbirds are highly attracted to the Speedwells. Be sure to clip spent blooms to encourage more frequent blooming.
The Spike Speedwell is often used as a groundcover (growing up to 12" tall). Plant in full sun and well-drained soil.