Common name: Fruitland Silverberry
Botanical name: Elaeagnus pungens 'Fruitlandii'
This reliable, evergreen shrub quickly reaches 6'-10' tall and wide. It can be pruned to your liking in winter. Large oval leaves first appear silvery color and then change to olive green with silver dots. Small, fragrant, creamy white flowers appear in fall, followed by brownish red fruit. This shrub tolerates full to part sun with medium to low watering. It is drought tolerant once it's established. It does well in coastal conditions as well as warmer inland areas. Tolerates heat and wind. It can be used as a barrier, for erosion control or hillsides.
Common name: Tree Aloe
Botanical name: Aloe arborescens
This succulent is large, full of branches and produces deep red orange blooms in fall and winter. The flowers produce a nectar that is attractive to many different birds; this plant is grown all over the world. This succulent can reach 8' tall and 5' wide. Leaves are narrow, recurved and tooth margined and can be green or yellowish or blue green, depending on how much sun it receives. It tolerates sun or shade.
Common name: Tuscan Blue Upright Rosemary
Botanical name: Rosmarinus officinalis 'Tuscan Blue'
'Tuscan Blue' is an upright shrub that grows 4'-6' tall and wide. It has olive green, needle-like, small, aromatic leaves and bright showy lavender-blue flowers that are larger than other cultivars, blooming in winter and spring. This shrub is drought tolerant once it's established, preferring full sun and well draining soil.
Common name: Autumn Moor Grass
Botanical name: Sesleria autumnalis
A small, mounding grass with yellow-green leaves that reaches 12" high. In the fall, it sends up narrow flower stems that have a silvery-white inflorescence. When planted in masses, it has a striking appearance. It is drought tolerant.