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Acacia pravissima (photo courtesy of Caitlin Atkinson)

Acacia pravissima

Ovens Wattle

From eastern Australia. Grows to 12–20 ft. tall and wide, with short, triangular, gray-green lea...

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Acacia smallii

Desert Southwest native often sold as A. farnesiana, which is cold tender. Plant A. small...

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Acacia stenophylla

Shoestring Acacia

From Australia. Fast-growing, open, weeping tree to 30 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide. Pale green leaves long (...

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Acacia verticillata

Prickly Moses

Australian native to 15 ft. tall and wide, with dark green, needlelike, 3/4-in.-long leaves. Pale...

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Acalypha hispida (photo courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens)

Acalypha hispida

Chenille Plant

Can grow to a bulky 10 ft. tall and 6 ft. wide. Heavy, rich green leaves to 8 in. wide. Flowers come i...

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Acalypha reptans

Firetail

Native to Florida and the Caribbean, this plant is grown as an annual in Zones 22 and 23. It resembles...

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Acalypha wilkesiana (photo courtesy of Laura Dunkin-Hubby)

Acalypha wilkesiana

Copperleaf

Native to the Pacific Islands. Foliage is more colorful than many flowers. Often used as an annual, su...

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Acanthus mollis ‘Whitewater’ (photo courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.)

Acanthus mollis

Bear’s Breech

This is the most commonly grown species. In bloom it reaches 4–5 ft. high. The spineless leaves ...

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Acanthus spinosus

Bear’s Breech

Similar to A. mollis in size, but its leaves are more finely cut and armed with long spines. ...

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Acer buergerianum

Trident Maple

Grows 20–25 ft. high and wide, with a roundish crown of 3-in.-wide, glossy green, three-lobed le...

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Acer campestre ‘Carnival’ (photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries, Inc.)

Acer campestre

Hedge Maple

Native to Europe, western Asia. Slow growing to 70 ft., but seldom over 30 ft. tall and wide in cultiv...

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Acer circinatum (photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries, Inc.)

Acer circinatum

Vine Maple

 

In the forest shade, plant is crooked, sprawling, and vinelike, with many stems from th...

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