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Common name: Bloodgood Japanese Maple
Botanical name: Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'
The Japanese Maple is a small tree standing only 20-25' high and 20' wide. Its outstanding foliage is a somber red and contrasts nicely with the bark. The tree also has a striking scarlet fall color.
Common name: Mondo Grass, Lily Grass
Botanical name: Ophiopogon japonicus
This Ophiopogon japonicus is a grass-like plant growing to about 6"-8" high, slowly spreading through underground stems. Its dark green leaves are 1/8" wide, and about 8"-12" long. It makes a beautiful ground cover or accent plant, and does well in Asian style gardens. Flowers and fruit are insignificant.
Common name: Giant Timber Bamboo
Botanical name: Bambusa oldhamii
This bamboo will grow 40'-55' tall and has large leaves with green culms which can be 4" in diameter. This plant does best in full sun with regular watering. It is a clumping type so roots are not considered invasive. Also called Oldham Bamboo.