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1 Going Native Presented by Susan J. Henson, Horticulturist City of Grand Prairie Parks and Recreation

2 Disco Belle Hibiscus Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ay) Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) Species: moscheutos (mos-KEW-tos) Cultivar: Disco Belle Pink Height: 4-6 ft. ( m) Spacing: in. (60-90 cm) Hardiness: USDA Zone 5a: to °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) Sun Exposure: Full Sun Bloom Color: Red White/Near White Bloom Time: Mid Summer Late Summer/Early Fall Foliage: Deciduous Other details: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater Soil pH requirements: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

3 Deciduous Holly Ilex decidua Truly outstanding small native tree, very low maintenance, which drops its leaves in fall to reveal showy red or orange berries (on female plants) that remain throughout the winter. Attracts songbirds. Heat and drought tolerant. Hardiness: Zone 5 Exposure: Full sun to part shade. Size: Height 12 feet tall, 6 feet wide

4 Shantung Maple Acer truncatum Reminiscent of Japanese maple but with much greater toughness. This beautiful maple has spreading canopy with attractive foliage that turns spectacular red, red-orange in late fall. Tolerates heat and alkaline soils. Makes wonderful shade tree for smaller yards. Hardiness: Zone 6 Exposure: Full sun to part shade. Size: Height 25 feet tall, 20 feet wide Care: Not adapted to far west Texas. Wrap trunk first three years to prevent sunscald.

5 Fire Dragon Shantung Maple Acer truncatum It is a medium-size shade tree to 35 feet that grows in full Texas sun. Shantung maples are in high demand in the lower midwest and are gaining popularity throughout the upper- midwest and upper-south to the east coast. This tree will prove to be tougher and just as beautiful as any maple growing back east. Hardy and heat tolerant, it should grow just about anywhere in acidic or alkaline soils. Shantung maples grow 2 to 5 feet per year.

6 New GoldTM Lantana Lantana x hybrida'New Gold' Drought tolerant, heat loving, low maintenance annual with a wealth of golden yellow flowers. Reduced fruit set promotes prolific blooming spring till frost. Deer tolerant. A very adaptable and popular annual. Hardiness: Zone 8b Exposure: Full sun Size: Height 2 feet tall, 4 feet wide Blooming Time: Spring till frost

7 Texas Gold Columbine Aquilegia chrysantha hinckleyana 'Texas Gold' Cool season perennial with attractive foliage and stunning, long-spurred yellow blossoms. Native to shady areas in Big Bend. Great heat tolerance for a columbine. Hardiness: Zone 5 Exposure: Dappled shade Size: Height 2 feet tall, 2 feet wide Bloom Time: 3-4 weeks in early-mid spring.

8 Dwarf Mexican Petunia Ruellia brittoniana Spectacular, low-growing, heat- tolerant perennial with profusions of violet, light pink or white flowers. Highly pest resistant. Quickly fills in as a ground cover. Hardiness: Zone 8 Exposure: Full sun or partial shade Size: Individual plants usually less than 1 foot tall by wide; spreads quickly by self-seeding. Bloom Time: Early summer till frost.

9 Knock Out Rose 2000, shrub 6’ ht x 5’ wide Cherry red, semi-double Repeat blooming Great disease tolerance Tolerates light shade Zones 4b-9

10 Sea Foam Earth Kind Rose 1964, shrub 8’ ht x 4’ wd Creamy white, double Repeat blooming Also great for cascading over retaining walls Zones 4-9

11 The Fairy Earth Kind Rose Blossom Color - Light Pink Blossom & Fragrance - Double - No Fragrance Blooming Period - May - First Frost Mature Height feet Mature Width feet Rose Category - Polyantha Growth Habit - Dwarf Shrub

12 Carefree Beauty Earth Kind Rose Blossom Color - Pink Blossom & Fragrance - Semi-Double – Fragrant Blooming Period - April – November Mature Height feet Mature Width - 4 feet Rose Category - Shrub Growth Habit - Medium Shrub


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