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Annual Phlox

Common name: Annual Phlox
Botanical name: Phlox drummondii

This plant is an annual, growing 6"-18" tall and 10"-12" wide. A profusion of flowers bloom into fall, coming in an array of bright and pastel colors.

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.