Gardenia

Gardenia

Gardenia is an evergreen shrub with a unmistakable scent.  Fragrant white blossoms contrast  with shiny dark green leaves. Double blooms are often used as corsage flowers. These plants bloom from March until the end of summer in North Florida. More than 20 varites of Gardenia grow across the State of Florida. Gardenia jasminoides, also known as G. augusta, G.…

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Sweet Tea Olive, Osmanthus Fragrans

Osmanthus fragrans Common Names: tea olive, fragrant olive, sweet olive. The Tea Olive (oddly enough) doesn’t produce any olives. But what it is famous for is; a small bloom with a fragrance that is unique as any expensive perfume. Tea olives can grow to be a large evergreen tree. However, it is often pruned into almost any size…

Butterfly garden

Great Summer Plants for Florida Landscapes.

Summer months can make some of your tender spring bedding plants melt in the heat and humidity of North Central Florida. Some plants thrive in these hot, muggy conditions. With the right mix you can have a garden blooming continually until the first frost of Fall. If you like butterflies, summer is the best time…

Yellow Lady Banks Climbing Rose

Yellow Lady Banks Rose (Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’)

Rosa Banksiae, “Lutea”  AKA Yellow Lady Banks Rose is a thornless, rambling, climbing rose. Introduced to American gardens in the late 1800′s, it has been growing strong ever since. Blooms heavily each Spring and sporadically in some climates in the Fall.  Disease and drought resistant and one of the few roses that are deer don’t like to eat. Evergreen in…

Bottle Brush tree blooms

Bottle Brush Tree, Red

Callistemon Citrinus,Commonly known as Red Bottle Brush Tree. Evergreen blooming tree. One of our most popular trees each and every year. Blooms from spring into fall. Hummingbirds and butterflies love the spiked flowers. Can be pruned into a 4 to 5 foot hedge or shrub or allow to grow to 15 to 20 feet. Plant…