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Pygmy Date Palm, Roebelin Palm
King Palm
Kentia Palm, Paradise Palm
Red-Edged Chevron Plant
Australian Tree Fern
Indian Hawthorne or Rhaph
Bird Of Paradise
Pygmy Date Palm, Roebelin Palm

Common name:Pygmy Date Palm, Roebelin Palm
Botanical name:Phoenix roebelenii

This tree will grow to about 10' tall and has dark green, spiny petiole foliage. It does well in full sun to heavy shade; it likes moderate to heavy irrigation, but can take periods of dryness.

King Palm

Common name:King Palm
Botanical name:Archontophoenix cunninghamiana

This is a beautiful palm which grows 40' or higher with a 10'-15' spread. The feathery leaves can grow 10' in length and are green above and gray beneath. It tolerates shade and can grow beneath tall trees for a long time if needed. It 's unique because it can be used as an indoor plant and will tolerate temperatures down to 28 degrees F.

Kentia Palm, Paradise Palm

Common name:Kentia Palm, Paradise Palm
Botanical name:Howea forsteriana

This palm will reach about 60' tall and 20' wide and has long, drooping leaflets that are slender and deep green.

Red-Edged Chevron Plant

Common name:Red-Edged Chevron Plant
Botanical name:Dracaena marginata

This shrub will grow 6'-12' tall and has large, evergreen, leathery greenish red leaves.

Australian Tree Fern

Common name:Australian Tree Fern
Botanical name:Cyathea cooperi

This evergreen fern reaches a height of 10' with light green fronds that spread to a width of 15'. Its fronds are wider and held more horizontally than those of the Tasmanian fern tree. It requirs part shade to shade, with average to little summer watering. This plant performs well in containers, and is damaged by frost below 25 degrees F. -Monterey Bay Nursery

Indian Hawthorne or Rhaph

Common name:Indian Hawthorne or Rhaph
Botanical name:Rhaphiolepis indica

This small shrub will grow 2' tall and 4' wide. It has small, dark green leaves that get a red tint in the winter and deep pink flowers that bloom fall through spring.

Bird Of Paradise

Common name:Bird Of Paradise
Botanical name:Strelitzia reginae

This shrub will grow to 6' tall and has large, gray green fronds with orange, blue, white, or multi-colored flowers that bloom throughout the year.

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Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Incorporate compost 6" into your soil to retain water, reduce compaction, feed earthworms, and provide valuable nutrients to your plants.

Integrated Pest Management:

Develop healthy soil for plants that are vigorous and naturally pest-resistant.