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Abies balsamea ‘Nana’ (photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries, Inc.)

Balsam Fir

Abies balsamea

Native to eastern North American mountains. Dwarf ‘Nana’ is the form most commonly sold in...

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Bamboo

Bambusa

Though some grow as tall as trees, all bamboos are actually grasses. Plants consist of woody stems (cu...

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Bamboo Muhly

Muhlenbergia dumosa

Native to Arizona and Mexico. Grows to 3–6 ft. high and wide. Resembles bamboo, with slender, wo...

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Banana

Musa

The ornamental bananas described here include tree-size, medium-size, and dwarf plants (for informatio...

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Magnolia figo (photo courtesy of Monrovia)

Banana Shrub

Magnolia figo

Evergreen from China. Slow growing to 6–8 ft. tall (possibly to 15 ft. tall) and about two-third...

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Banana Yucca

Yucca baccata

From the southwestern U.S. and Mexico. Slow growth to 3 ft. tall and 5 ft. wide. Foliage clump may hav...

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Barberry

Berberis

These dense, spiny-stemmed plants, especially the deciduous species, tolerate climate and soil extreme...

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Echinocactus grusonii (photo courtesy of Thomas J. Story)

Barrel Cactus

Echinocactus

Large, cylindrical cacti with prominent ribs and stout thorns. Many are native to the Southwest. Best ...

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Barrel Cactus

Ferocactus

Medium to large cactus prized for their interesting shape and showy flowers. Ribbed and formidably spi...

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Euphorbia obesa (photo courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens)

Baseball Plant

Euphorbia obesa

Succulent perennial in Zone 24, or indoor/outdoor plant. South African native forms a solid, fleshy, g...

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Ocimum basilicum

Basil

Ocimum basilicum

From tropical and subtropical Asia. Somewhat bushy plant to 2 ft. tall and 1 ft. wide, with green, shi...

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Hymenocallis narcissiflora

Basket Flower

Hymenocallis narcissiflora

From the Peruvian Andes. This is the most commonly grown hymenocallis, with green-striped white flower...

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