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Arctotis Daisy, African Daisy
Shoestring Acacia, Dalby Myall
Krauter Vesuvius Flowering Plum
Arctotis Daisy, African Daisy

Common name:Arctotis Daisy, African Daisy
Botanical name:Arctotis hybrids

African Daisy hybrids grow 12"-18" high and 12" wide; they produce daisy-like flowers from spring through summer. These hybrids have lobed leaves and bloom in white, pink, red, purple, cream and orange.

Shoestring Acacia, Dalby Myall

Common name:Shoestring Acacia, Dalby Myall
Botanical name:Acacia stenophylla

This plant is a fast growing, tough, open evergreen tree 15'-40' tall, with a wispy, picturesque habit. It has showy, creamy yellow flowers borne in small globular clusters against stems from late winter through spring. It tolerates heavy soils and innundation. It is very drought tolerant when established and hardy to at least 20'. It is somewhat Texas Root Rot prone but is tolerant and tough, good in groves and of Australian origin.

Krauter Vesuvius Flowering Plum

Common name:Krauter Vesuvius Flowering Plum
Botanical name:Prunus cerasifera 'Krauter Vesuvius'

The 'Krauter Vesuvius' is a smaller growing, flowering plum that grows to 18' high by 12' wide. Its leaves are purplish black throughout the growing season, and the flowers have a light pink color.

Designer: Dustin Gimbel

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Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Maintain a two to four inch layer of mulch on the soil surface to reduce weeds, infiltrate rain water, and reduce compaction.

Integrated Pest Management:

Drip and other smart irrigation delivers water directly to roots, allowing no excess water for weeds.