Botanically known as Aloysia virgata al-uh-WIZH-ee-uh, vir-GA-tuh , a sweet almond bush is a large shrub indigenous to Argentina.This Aloysia genus belongs to the verbena plant family Verbenaceae.This is a common garden plant in the Southern states of the United States of America including Alabama, Arizona, Florida, and California.
Leucothoe Axillaris (loo-KOH-thoh-ee, ax-ILL-ar-iss) is an evergreen shrub and belongs to the Ericaceae family along with Calluna Vulgaris.The broadleaf evergreen is indigenous to the eastern U.S. and is widely distributed in Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, Virginia, and North and South Carolina.
Leucothoe Loo-KOH-thoh-ee is a genus of broadleaf evergreen flowering plants, belonging to the family Ericaceae along with Calluna vulgaris.This genus has around 50 different species, including Leucothoe Fontanesiana and Leucothoe Axillaris.All of these species are low maintenance and produce beautiful foliage to enhance the overall beauty of the garden, particularly in winter and autumn.
The Tibouchina tree or botanically Tibouchina Urvilleana goes by many names. This lush tropical blooming bush may look or sound familiar because of its common names:Velvet-Leaf TibouchinaPurple Glory TreesPrincess Flower TreeSpider FlowerBrazilian Glory BushLasiandraTibouchina urvilleana, I remember when I first encountered the purple glory Princess flower.
The Oleander plant (Nerium oleander) is an ornamental shrub with attractive characteristics from flower to stems. The plant is an erect evergreen shrub, also known as adelfa plants, with lovely flower clusters of pink flowers. Each flower has 5 spreading petals.The flower clusters are supported by the plant’s slender stems.
Boxwood shrubs aka Buxus is regarded one of the oldest ornamentals man has cared for in the garden. It was introduced in the United States of America from Europe in the mid-1600s.It reached the peak of its popularity in the nineteenth century and during the colonial era. It is nowadays maintained by many people all over the world for making their fence line and garden look attractive.
Sarcococca confusa sar-koh-KOH-kuh, kon-FEW-suh belongs to the Buxaceae (box) family of plants.As with other plants in the box family, the sweet box plant is an evergreen shrub with thick foliage.The sweet scent of sarcococca confusa gives it the common name “sweet box.”The sweet box plant is native to China, but it’s adaptable to a wide range of regions, making it an easy plant to cultivate.
Commonly known as Hawthorn, Crataegus (krah-TEE-Gus) is a genus from the Rosaceae family and related to the:CotoneasterFlowering AlmondRed Tip PhotiniaThe genus comprises several hundred species of shrubs and trees native to the Northern Hemisphere.It is found in Europe, North America, North Africa, and Asia.
The viburnum plicatum vy-burn-um, ply-kay-tum is a deciduous shrub belonging to the Adoxaceae family of flowering plants (previously known as the Caprifoliaceae family) along with the Honeysuckle.It is native to Japan China, Korea, Taiwan, and other temperate regions.The word “plicatum” has Latin roots and means pleated as a reference to the plant’s texture.