Deciduous, Herbs, Shrubs
These are highly aromatic shrubs with tiny flowers and a sparse growth habit. They are native to the warmer parts of North and South America. All need good drainage.
Native to Argentina and Chile. Legginess is its natural state; this is the herb that grew like a gangling shrub in gardens of long ago, reaching 6 ft. or taller and sprawling nearly as wide. Prized for lemon-scented leaves used to flavor teas and iced drinks. Narrow leaves to 3 in. long are arranged in whorls of three or four along branches. Bears open clusters of very small flowers in summer.
Grow among lower plants to hide its legginess; or locate it against a wall or fence and pinch-prune to create interesting tracery. Can also be trained into a standard and tolerates clipping into a hedge. In colder climates, grow it as a houseplant (pinch frequently) and let it spend warm months outdoors.
Annual in colder climates. Native to South America; naturalized in California. Border plant to 3&ndash...
Grows to 30–75 ft. high and 18–45 ft. wide. Silvery blue-green young foliage. Dark green, ...
From China. Though this loquat produces edible fruit, it’s most often used as an ornamental. Gro...