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Covered Patio
Chinese Wisteria
Pony Tail or Bottle Palm, Beaucarne
Cecile Brunner Rose (polyantha)
Lalandei Pyracantha
Tall Fescue, Marathon (turf blend)
Dwarf Periwinkle, Dwarf Vinca
Patriot Lantana Classic Passion
Olive, European Olive
Chinese Wisteria

Common name: Chinese Wisteria
Botanical name: Wisteria sinensis

While the sinensis is similar to the floribunda, it bears more rounded, full clusters of strongly fragrant flowers which open more or less, all at once. There are usually 13-15 leaflets per leaf, and they require full sun and average to little watering. It comes in many colors in the blues, whites and purples.-Monterey Bay Nursery

Pony Tail or Bottle Palm, Beaucarne

Common name: Pony Tail or Bottle Palm, Beaucarne
Botanical name: Nolina recurvata

This palm-like shrub from the Agave family has a single trunk and grows up to 30' tall. It has thin flat leaves that can grow up to 6' long and only 1" wide. The base is large and distinctive; it usually looks swollen. Mature plants may bloom on a 3'-4' tall stalk.

Cecile Brunner Rose (polyantha)

Common name: Cecile Brunner Rose (polyantha)
Botanical name: Rosa 'Cecile Brunner'

This climbing rose can grow as tall as 25' with support. It has become one of the most popular roses in cultivation because of its strong display in spring of lightly fragrant flowers that look like tiny, high centered, hybrid tea roses. It is long-lived, disease resistant and tolerates everything from poor soil to partial shade.

Lalandei Pyracantha

Common name: Lalandei Pyracantha
Botanical name: Pyracantha coccinea 'Lalandei'

The 'Lalandei' exhibits upright growth to a size of 12'-15' high, but can be kept lower with pruning. Bright orange berries highlight the plant, which can be used as a large, informal hedge or in barrier planting.

Tall Fescue, Marathon (turf blend)

Common name: Tall Fescue, Marathon (turf blend)
Botanical name: Festuca arundinacea 'Marathon'

This grass is best when kept at about 2"-2.5" high, but it has a root depth of about 6'. It is a beautiful, dark green color all year and is used in a variety of locations.

Dwarf Periwinkle, Dwarf Vinca

Common name: Dwarf Periwinkle, Dwarf Vinca
Botanical name: Vinca minor

This groundcover will grow less than 1' tall and has small, glossy, dark green leaves with blue, purple, lavender, or white flowers that bloom in the spring.

Patriot Lantana Classic Passion

Common name: Patriot Lantana Classic Passion
Botanical name: Lantana Patriot Classic Passion

Patriot TM Lantanas are an excellent choice for vibrant summer color and butterfly gardening. They are very heat tolerant but they need regular irrigation. Allow to dry out between waterings. Classic Passion is a mounding form which is about 3.5' tall and wide; the blooms are hot raspberry pink with pink-lavender edging.

Olive, European Olive

Common name: Olive, European Olive
Botanical name: Olea europaea

This broad tree will grow to 40' tall and has small, gray green leaves with fleshy black fruit that appears in fall.

Designer: Susan McEowen

Covered Patio

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