Presentation on theme: "Plant ID Week 1 Hort I Juniperus horizontalis Common Name: Creeping Juniper Other names: trailing juniper, creeping savin juniper, creeping cedar Evergreen."— Presentation transcript:
Juniperus horizontalis Common Name: Creeping Juniper Other names: trailing juniper, creeping savin juniper, creeping cedar Evergreen groundcover
Height: 1-2 ft tall Width: one plant can cover 6-10 ft in diameter Leaves: The leaves on new shoots are needle-like and sharp-pointed. On older growth the leaves are elliptic and scale-like Creeping juniper is dioecious (separate male and female plants). Male cones are about 1/4 in (0.6 cm) in diameter, yellow and dry. Female cones are berry-like and fleshy, dark blue, and contain 1-3 seeds.
There are over 60 cultivars of creeping Juniper – Plumosa, Bar Harbor, AND Wiltonii/Blue rug are some common varieties – Blue rug stay less than a foot tall where Plumose gets to be at least 2 ft tall.
Light: Full sun is best. Tolerates partial shade, but foliage will be thinner. Moisture: Established plants are highly drought tolerant. Hardiness: USDA Zones 3 - 10. Grows well up to 8000 ft (2438 m) in Colorado
Myrica cerifera Common Name: Wax myrtle Other names: southern bayberry, southern wax myrtle Semi-evergreen tree/shrub depending on where it is grown. Popular in Florida.
Leaves The simple narrow leaves of the wax myrtle range from 1-5 in (2.5-13 cm) in length and about 0.5 in ( 1.3 cm) wide. They are gray- green to yellow-green and aromatic when crushed Flowers appear in late winter. The males are yellow-green catkins that grow up to 1 in (2.5 cm) long while the females are small and inconspicuous little bumps that grow into small blue berries, 1/8 in (0.3 cm) in diameter, that are held closely to the stem.
Flower/Fruit: 5 to 6" umbel of lilac-purple to pale lavender-pink flowers in mid-spring; green or yellow-brown markings in throat Height: 6 to 12 feet Width: 8 to 12 feet Foliage: Large, leathery, alternate, glossy dark green leaves; 3 to 6" long; may develop yellow-green winter color Rhododendron catawbiense
Size: Height: 2 ft. to 4 ft. Width: 0 ft. to 4 ft. Flowers: – most azaleas have only 5 or 6 stamens, while most rhododendrons have 10 stamens. – terminal blooms (one flower per flower stem)bloomsstem – Bloomtime Range:Mid Spring to Late Spring – Typcially in reds and pinks, but can sometimes find in white.