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Native & Drought-tolerant Plants

Native & Drought-tolerant Plants Articles

Featured Plant: Grevillea ‘Coastal Gem’

Grevillea ‘Coastal Gem’ is a wonderful addition to a Mediterranean or drought tolerant garden. The plant originates in Australia and is a winter bloomer in the Bay Area. ‘Coastal Gem’ does have an exceptionally long bloom period from late summer until spring, providing some fall and winter brightness to your garden.

Beautiful Colors in the Fall! Featured Plants and What to do in your Garden in the Fall

It’s October and we’re getting into the full swing of fall celebration here at Evergreen Nursery. The maples and other deciduous trees are starting their wonderful autumn display. We have some beautiful maples for sale, guaranteed to add warmth and seasonal color to your yard. Fall is the perfect time to plant trees, as we anticipate the rainy season just around the corner.

Happy Labor Day!!! Featured Plants and What to do in your Garden in September

It’s September already. We can’t believe that the summer has flown by so quickly! As we head into fall, the days are growing shorter and some trees and shrubs are starting to show signs of seasonal changes. Fall is the perfect time to plant, especially in our Mediterranean climate. Fall, winter and spring rains will help to establish plants and allow them to develop deep root systems.

Featured Plant: Agaves

Planting succulents is an easy way to bring some structure and interest to your garden. They are so easy to take care of, needing very little attention year-round and very little water. It’s time to add some succulents to spruce up your low maintenance, drought tolerant, or Mediterranean garden.

Featured Plant:  Pennisetum ‘Rubrum’

Featured Plant: Pennisetum ‘Rubrum’

The purple fountain grass, known by the botanical names Pennisetum ‘Rubrum’, is a beautiful and useful grass to add to your landscape. Its foot-long plumes of golden and burgundy seed heads wave in the breeze above the clumping green and maroon foliage. These inflorescences are long lasting and persist through the summer and into the fall. The seed heads are sterile and therefore won’t cause a problem with re-seeding grasses all over your yard!

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Native Plant Spotlight: Penstemon heterophyllus (Beardtongue)

Native Plant Spotlight: Penstemon heterophyllus (Beardtongue)

Penstemon heterophyllus is a hardy, long-lived perennial species with abundant, vibrant blooms. It is often found in the northern Sierra Nevada and coastal mountain foothills, which is how it earned the common name of Foothill Penstemon.

Several cultivars like ‘Margarita BOP’, and ‘Blue Springs’ have been developed for strong heat resistance and drought tolerance which makes it an excellent choice for low-water gardens.

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