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Scaevola taccada

Beach Naupaka

Hawaiian native. Thick-stemmed plant to 6–10 ft. tall and broad. Fleshy light green leaves to 6 ...

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Schefflera arboricola ‘Variegata’ (photo courtesy of Rob Cardillo)

Schefflera arboricola

Hawaiian Elf Schefflera

Native to Taiwan. Grows to 20 ft. tall with equal or greater spread, but is easily kept smaller with p...

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Schinus molle

Schinus molle

California Pepper Tree

Native to the Peruvian Andes. Fast growth to 25–40 ft. tall and wide. Trunks of old trees are he...

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Schinus terebinthifolius

Brazilian Pepper Tree

Native to Brazil; naturalized in Hawaii. Moderate growth to 30 ft. tall and wide; train to single or m...

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Schizachyrium scoparium

Schizachyrium scoparium

Little Bluestem

An important clumping grass in North America’s tall-grass prairie. Grows to 2–4 ft. tall a...

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Schizanthus pinnatus

Schizanthus pinnatus

Poor Man’s Orchid

Chilean native grows to 1/2 ft. high and 1 ft. wide. Profuse, small, orchid-like flowers in pink, rose...

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Schizophragma hydrangeoides

Schizophragma hydrangeoides

Japanese Hydrangea Vine

Resembling climbing hydrangea (Hydrangea anomala petiolaris) and climbing by aerial rootlets ...

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Schizostylis coccinea

Schizostylis coccinea

Crimson Flag

Beloved for its autumn bloom, this South African native has upright, swordlike leaves like gladiolus, ...

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Sciadopitys verticillata (photo courtesy of Doreen L. Wynja)

Sciadopitys verticillata

Umbrella Pine

In its native Japan, this tree reaches 100–120 ft. tall, but in Western gardens it is not likely...

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Scilla bifolia

Native to Europe and southwest Asia. Each 8-in. stem carries three to eight 1-in.-wide, star-shaped fl...

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Scilla peruviana

Scilla peruviana

Peruvian Scilla

Mediterranean native. Large bulb produces numerous, rather floppy leaves; in late spring, 10–12-...

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Scilla siberica

Siberian Squill

Native to Russia. Each 3–6-in. stem bears several flowers shaped like flaring bells. Typical col...

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