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River Birch
River birch is well named as it loves wet zones, adapts well to wet sites and reaches its maximum size in rich alluvial soils of the lower Mississippi Valley. However, the tree is very heat-tolerant and can survive modest droughts. River birch transplants easily at any age and grows into a medium tree of about 60'. They are well known for their ..
Sod - Centipede
Centipede grass (Eremochloa ophiuroides) is a slow growing, apple green, coarse leafed turf grass that is used as a low maintenance, general-purpose turf grass. It requires little fertilizer (1 to 2 pounds of nitrogen per 1,000 square feet per year), infrequent mowing, and grows well in full sun to moderate shade and under acidic soil conditions..
Boxwood - Japanese
Slow-growing, very dense, upright shrub with narrowly lance-shaped, mid to deep green leaves.  ..
Crape Myrtle - Natches White
Natchez crape myrtle trees grow quickly to over 20' at maturity with leaves that change to red-orange in the Fall. Natchez crape myrtle makes a great ornamental shrub with its dark exfoliating bark and huge pure white flowers that last up to 4 months. The leaves turn red-orange during the Fall and the blooms are a beautiful white color. The whit..
Million Bells (Calibrachoa)
Calibrachoa or trailing petunia is an annual which produces flowers that look like small petunias. These are compact, mounded plants which grow 3-9” tall on mostly trailing stems. Sometimes called million bells, these plants are prolific bloomers that produce hundreds of 1” wide flowers from spring to frost. Flower colors include shades of v..
Aucuba - Golden Dust
Compact growing evergreen shrub 6'-10' high and slightly less in spread. Large, glossy, dark green leaves heavily sprinkled with yellow spots. Brightens any shady location.  ..
Maple - Sun Valley
Sun Valley Red Maple is a cross between Red Sunset and Autumn Flame produces a moderate ovate crown with leaves 4" long, 4 1/2" wide. Brilliant green summer colored leaves, change to beautiful fluorescent orange-red in the fall. A great new tree for lawn or street planting. ..
Sweet Olive
Fragrant olive (also sweet olive or sweet tea) produces clusters of not particularly showy flowers that have an extremely powerful apricot fragrance. Features oval, leathery, glossy green leaves (to 4” long). Leaf margins may be smooth or finely toothed. Tiny white flowers appear in axillary clusters in spring, with some sporadic bloom through..
Fig - Celeste
The Celeste fig is small, brown to purple in color and adapted to most southern states. The tree is large, vigorous and very productive. Celeste usually does not have a Breba crop; the main crop ripens in mid-June before the main crop of other fig varieties. Celeste fruit has a tightly closed eye which inhibits the entry of the dried fruit beetl..
Plum - Methley
This early June ripening southern favorite has deep red-purplish skin and amber with red streaked flesh. Methley is a medium to large high quality fruit found readily in farmer's markets. The tree is a self-fertile Japanese variety.  Vigorous, heat-tolerant and disease-resistant. A superb pollinator for other Japanese plums. (250 Chill Hour..
Pine Straw
Pine Straw is an inexpensive ground cover sold in bales that is typically used in landscape bedding, particularly for plants thriving in acidic soil (i.e., azaleas, gardenias, etc.). It is an excellent way to help retain soil moisture, and provide a decorative ground covering for large landscaped areas. Pine straw also protects plants against th..
Indian Hawthorn - Pink
Pink Lady is a nice variety of Indian Hawthorn. The bush is symmetrical in shape with a dense crown. Like other Indian Hawthorns, Pink Lady has evergreen foliage that keeps a nice color in the landscape. In addition to the year round color, Indian Hawthorns have 2 seasons of flowering. Pink Lady has beautiful blue and purple fruit that attracts ..
Chrysanthemum or mums liven up the fading fall garden with handsome flowers of nearly all shades and colors. Some varieties have daisy blooms; others may be rounded globes, flat, fringed, quill shape, or spoon shape. They work exceptionally well in container plantings and pots. ..
Butterfly Bush
Hardy, deciduous, summer-blooming shrub 5'-10' tall. It bears an exciting array of spectacular flower spikes. may have some die-back in Northern areas.  ..
Maple - October Glory
October glory is a rapid growing red maple cultivar. This ever-popular maple should be considered as a beautiful shade tree addition to any yard. It has glossy foliage, which turns brilliant red in early autumn and last several weeks. Tiny, conspicuous red flowers bloom in spring. Showy red fruit attract many birds and other wildlife.  ..