It's grown fantastically since going in the ground last spring, and it's currently covered in tiny buds.
They'll open into thin white blooms (a couple of photos here) which are rumored to be intensely fragrant, I couldn't smell anything when it bloomed last spring.
The Xera Plants description notes "Neglect is its friend"...how can you not love that?
Maybe this year I'll catch a bit of that "honey-scented" fragrance? The stats:
- Evergreen and hardy in USDA Zones 7a-10b
- Eventual size 5ft tall and wide
- Likes sun, drought tolerant
- No fertilizer or soil amendments
While I was photographing the grevillea I noticed how wonderful the Cryptomeria japonica 'Rasen' is looking.
This poor plant was stuck in a spot where it's rarely noticed and doesn't allow for a great photograph.
Why would I do that? Because this is what it looks like when it grows up and it will be perfect in that spot, then. This photo was taken at Youngblood Nursery, where my plant came from...
Kinda gangly, but intensely cool.
And yes, planted close (some would say too close) to a loquat.
Twisty! Quoting Specialty Ornamentals: "The needles twist around the stem, the stems twist out from the trunk, the trunk itself twists"
- Evergreen and hardy in USDA Zones 6a-9b
- Eventual size 20-40ft tall and 10ft wide
- Likes sun to part shade, even moisture to drought tolerant
- Said to be "vigorous and develops into an openly branched tree"
In addition to these two garden stars I also featured an opuntia, O. polyacantha as a favorite this month. What's looking good in your garden this February? Is your garden covered in snow, or, like mine, bursting into early spring with a vengeance? Please share in the comments!
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