How to Grow: Camellia

Sun Requirements Part shade or dappled shade Bloom Period and Seasonal Color Depending on the species they bloom either in winter/early spring or fall Mature Height x Spread 6 to 15 feet tall and 5 to 7 feet wide, but there are varieties as small as 2 feet tall and as large as 20 feet […]

How to Grow: Yucca

Sun Requirements Full sun, Low light causes less flowers and thinner growth Bloom Period and Seasonal Color Blooms mid to end of summer Mature Height x Spread 3 to 3 feet tall and wide, but with a flower stalk that can reach 6 feet tall. Some species grow into small trees. Yucca is a drought […]

How to Grow: Crape Myrtle

Sun Requirements Full sun Bloom Period and Seasonal Color Blooms summer until fall Mature Height x Spread 25 to 30 feet tall and 15 to 20 feet wide Crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia) is considered the lilac of the South. This large shrub or small tree is unusual for its long bloom period. Depending on the selection, […]

How to Grow: Bougainvillea

Sun Requirements Full sun Bloom Period and Seasonal Color Blooms on and off almost year round Mature Height x Spread Depending on the species can be 3 feet to 30 feet tall and wide. Bougainvillea are vine-like shrubs that produce an abundance of colorful blooms almost year round in USDA zones 9 to 11. They […]

How to Grow: Willow

Sun Requirements Full sun to part shade Bloom Period and Seasonal Color Blooms in spring, but flowers are generally insignificant except for pussy willow buds (catkins) Mature Height x Spread Depending on the species can be 4 feet to 100 feet tall. Willows (Salix) are a diverse group of temperate climate shrubs and trees. Plants […]

How to Grow: Gardenia

Sun Requirements Full sun in cooler climates where gardenias grow, but afternoon shade in warmer locations. A North or East facing location is best in warm areas. Bloom Period and Seasonal Color Blooms in summer Mature Height x Spread 4 to 8 feet tall and wide Gardenias are prized, dark green, glossy evergreen shrubs that […]

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