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Irene Rosemary

Common name: Irene Rosemary
Botanical name: Rosmarinus officinalis 'Irene'

This evergreen shrub will grow 1'-1.5' tall and 2'-3' wide. It has small, dark green leaves with rich, lavender blue flowers that bloom all year.

Bougainvillea cultivars

Common name: Bougainvillea cultivars
Botanical name: Bougainvillea cvs.

The large amount of flamboyant color on this species creates a wonderful accent in a garden. Varieties can be in bush or vine form; colors vary. Once established, they tend to be carefree. All varieties are susceptible to frost damage. The 'Barbara Karst' variety blooms bright red in full sun; more crimson if in shade. It blooms early and long.

Italian Stone Pine

Common name: Italian Stone Pine
Botanical name: Pinus pinea

Italian Stone Pine has a moderate growth rate to 40'-80' in height, spreading 20'-40' wide. It eventually forms a broad umbrella with a shaped, flat crown. The needles cluster in 2's, 5"-8" long, and brown to gray green in color. Bark is fissured, reddish brown with orange. Cones appear in spring, starting off green colored and changing to brown. They are shaped like small footballs. Some folks use the juvenile pine as Christmas trees.

Olive

Common name: Olive
Botanical name: Olea europaea

This broad tree will slowly grow to 20'-30' tall and wide. It has small, grey-green, evergreen leaves. Small white fragrant flowers bloom in spring, followed by fleshy black fruit that appears in fall. Fruit is messy and can stain sidewalks. There are cultivars that do not produce fruit. Some folks are allergic to the blooms. This tree is very long lived, with a beautiful gnarled trunk. It prefers full sun and low watering in summer months (twice a month) and none during the winter, when established.