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Bloodgood Japanese Maple
Mondo Grass, Lily Grass
Oldham Bamboo, Giant Timber Bamboo
Designer: William S. Snowden Landscape

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Photographer: GardenSoft
Bloodgood Japanese Maple

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.

Mondo Grass, Lily Grass

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.

Oldham Bamboo, Giant Timber Bamboo

Common name: Oldham Bamboo, 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.