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Blue Bungalow Front View
Shrimp Pink Aloe
Kleinia
Chinese Pistache
Muskogee Crape Myrtle
Goodwin Creek Gray Lavender
Nandina, Heavenly Bamboo
Shrimp Pink Aloe

Common name: Shrimp Pink Aloe
Botanical name: Aloe saponaria

This succulent plant will grow about 2' high and has large, greenish/white leaves with orange, pink, and red flowers that bloom in spring and fall.

Kleinia

Common name: Kleinia
Botanical name: Senecio mandraliscae

This succulent perennial will grow to about 1.5' tall and 2' wide. It has curved, bluish gray leaves that are about 3.5" long and very slender.

Chinese Pistache

Common name: Chinese Pistache
Botanical name: Pistacia chinensis

The Pistacia chinensis is a deciduous tree with broad, spreading growth to 50' in height. Its leaves have 10-16 leaflets, and the fall coloring arrives in beautiful shades of red, orange and yellow. The young trees are often gawky, but some become shapely with age.

Muskogee Crape Myrtle

Common name: Muskogee Crape Myrtle
Botanical name: Lagerstroemia 'Muskogee'

This Crape Myrtle hybrid is a popular tree which grows to 25' tall and 12' wide. It blooms with lavender flowers in the summer; leaves turn red in fall. It is mildew resistant and does well in areas with hot summers. Crape Myrtles bloom on new wood so prune in winter or early spring to increase flowering. - Carolyn Shaffer, Dudek and Associates

Goodwin Creek Gray Lavender

Common name: Goodwin Creek Gray Lavender
Botanical name: Lavandula 'Goodwin Creek Gray'

Lavandula 'Goodwin Creek Gray' is an evergreen shrub. This dense foliaged plant grows to 2.5'-3' high and 3'-4' wide, with silvery leaves that are toothed at the tips. Deep violet-blue flowers bloom from spring to late fall.

Nandina, Heavenly Bamboo

Common name: Nandina, 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.

Designer: Rick Fisher Toyon Design

Blue Bungalow Front View

Photographer: Rick Fisher

Water Saving Tip:

Water between sunset and sunrise when temperatures and wind are the lowest.