Little-known evergreen shrubs or trees from Chile with leathery leaves, somewhat stiff growth habit, and attractive flowers. They thrive in wet spots; take regular lawn watering, but should be watered deeply once a month to encourage deep rooting. Need good drainage.Crinodendron patagua
Somewhat like an evergreen oak in general appearance; sometimes called flowering oak. Grows to 25 ft. tall and almost as wide, with upright branching and a rounded crown. Leaves 2 1/2 in. long, dark green above, gray green beneath, with irregular toothed edges. Bears hundreds of 3/4-in.-long, bell-shaped white flowers in summer, sometimes into fall. Blossoms are followed by attractive cream-and-red seed capsules that drop and can be messy on paving. Tends to be shrubby; or some branches may turn down while others stick up. Early staking and pruning are important in training as a tree.
Evergreen from southwestern Australia. Thick rootstocks send up fans of dark green, swordlike leaves a...
Grows to 20–80 ft. tall and wide. Slim blue-green leaves turn bronze in winter. Bark is iron-bla...
Australian groundcover to 3 ft. high, 6 ft. wide. It spreads steadily in loose, well-drained soil by s...