Category: Plant of the Week

Plant of the Week: Silver Buttonwood Featured Image
Jun 01, 2020

Plant of the Week: Silver Buttonwood

Silver Buttonwood, a Florida Native, is an ideal plant for those living in high salt zones, as it is highly tolerant of full sun, sandy soils and salty conditions. Silver Buttonwood has a distinctive silvery foliage that is soft to the touch. Although this plant is considered to be a south Florida plant, it seems […]

Plant of the Week: Fakahatchee Grass Featured Image
May 25, 2020

Plant of the Week: Fakahatchee Grass

Fakahatchee Grass is a Florida native that can provide texture to your garden. This grass forms a large clump that can be used alone, as an accent, or grouped as a border. This native grass is frequently found growing along riverbanks or swamps and in wet areas. If you have a wet area in your […]

Plant of the Week: Pittosporum Featured Image
May 18, 2020

Plant of the Week: Pittosporum

There are two varieties of pittosporum that most commonly seen at Verdego. The Variegated Pittosporum and the Green Pittosporum. Both these varieties grow about 4’-5’ but can be kept clipped. For Variegated Pittosporum the creamy, variegated leaves make this plant a nice contrast with other plants. The Green Pittosporum has dark green foliage that stands […]

Plant of the Week: Ligustrum Sunshine Featured Image
May 11, 2020

Plant of the Week: Ligustrum Sunshine

Sunshine ligustrum has a brilliant yellow foliage that flourishes in the full sun. It requires at least 5-6 hours of sunshine to maintain the brilliant color otherwise it will be a pale green. Sunshine Ligustrum can stand up to the cold of the winter as well as the heat of the summer. Unlike the green […]

Plant of the Week: Firecracker Plant Featured Image
Apr 27, 2020

Plant of the Week: Firecracker Plant

Firecracker produces sprays of bright red tubular flowers cascading down to resemble an exploding firecracker! It is a great plant to use in sunny locations that tend to be hot and dry. Established plants are extremely drought tolerant, and Firecracker will tolerate moderate salt spray for beach side landscapes. Firecracker is also deer resistant. They […]

Plant of the Week: Confederate Jasmine Featured Image
Apr 20, 2020

Plant of the Week: Confederate Jasmine

Jasmine is in bloom now and the perfect time to add one to your garden and enjoy the amazing aroma the flowers produce! Confederate Jasmine is a fast growing vine that grows on tendrils (twining) that does well on trellis, lamp posts, arbors or on chain link fences. It will not grow on masonry without […]

Plant of the Week: Salvia Mystic Spires Featured Image
Apr 13, 2020

Plant of the Week: Salvia Mystic Spires

Mystic Spires Salvia is a compact form of another very popular Salvia called Indigo Spires. It produces masses of the blue flowers all throughout the summer and into the fall. It is very tolerant of both high heat and humidity and rarely bothered by deer. They have low to moderate salt tolerance. Salvia requires full […]

Plant of the Week: Hibiscus Featured Image
Mar 30, 2020

Plant of the Week: Hibiscus

Plant of the Week: Hibiscus Hibiscus is the classic flower of the South! It is an outstanding plant that is much loved for its large bold flowers that bring the tropics to any landscape setting. It is an easy plant to grow if located in full sun and fertilized with slow release bloomer several times […]

Plant of the Week: Tibouchina Princess Flower Featured Image
Mar 23, 2020

Plant of the Week: Tibouchina Princess Flower

Plant of the Week: Tibouchina ‘Princess Flower’ Tibochina “Princess Flower” comes in two sizes- regular growth and dwarf. You will find the dwarf here primarily however it still will grow to about 3 feet by 3 feet. It is a stunning plant when blooming with a soft green foliage that surrounds brilliant purple flowers. It […]

Plant of the Week: Dipladenia Featured Image
Mar 16, 2020

Plant of the Week: Dipladenia

Plant of the Week: Dipladenia Dipladenia is a beautiful ornamental vine that can be enjoyed as a garden plant or a small vine. Although, technically a short growing vine, it makes a wonderful flowering planter or can be planted in the ground and just kept clipped from time to time. It is extremely tropical looking […]

Plant of the Week: Asiatic Jasmine Featured Image
Mar 08, 2020

Plant of the Week: Asiatic Jasmine

Feature Plant of the Week- Asiatic Jasmine Asiatic Jasmine is a wonderful ground cover that will fill in any areas that you either cannot get grass to grow in or any area requiring ground cover to keep weeds at bay. Although it takes a while to fill in, it does so quite densely eventually. It […]

Plant of the Week: African Iris Featured Image
Mar 02, 2020

Plant of the Week: African Iris

Feature Plant of the Week- African Iris There are a couple of varieties of African Iris that are most commonly seen in our area- one is the White African Iris and the other is the Yellow African Iris. The white one is the most popular because, although it spreads wider, not to the degree that […]

Plant of the Week: Podocarpus Featured Image
Feb 24, 2020

Plant of the Week: Podocarpus

Feature plant of the week- Podocarpus Podocarpus is a great multipurpose plant. It can be used to frame entrances, use in front of columns, or to cover large wall areas between windows. It provides excellent screening in narrow areas and it is a plant that shears well and can be rounded or boxed for an […]

Plant of the Week: Loropetalum Featured Image
Feb 17, 2020

Plant of the Week: Loropetalum

There are a number of varieties of Loropetalum, however, the main distinquishing feature of this plant is the burgundy colored foliage with “Fringe” type pink flowers. Loropetalum Plum is one of the more common varieties that grows about 3-4 feet high and wide. Flowering is heaviest in spring and winter but sporadic flowers are likely […]

Plant of the Week: Juniper Parsoni Featured Image
Feb 10, 2020

Plant of the Week: Juniper Parsoni

Juniper ‘Parsoni’ For an ultimate easy care plant, junipers can’t be beat. They are slow growing, cold hardy, salt tolerant and deer resistant! Parsoni Juniper can grow 3’-4’ high and wide over time, however can be kept clipped. The compact habit of this plant does not grow out-of-bounds, nor will it become too leggy if […]

Plant of the Week: Eleocarpus Featured Image
Jan 27, 2020

Plant of the Week: Eleocarpus

Feature Plant of the Week: Eleocarpus ‘Japanese Blueberry’ Eleocarpus is a lush ornamental evergreen medium size tree that sports deep green leaves year round. Smaller size trees are excellent to use as a large screening plants, or as a standalone specimen, or as a large accent plant to anchor and soften corners. There are small […]

Plant of the Week: East Palatka Holly Featured Image
Jan 20, 2020

Plant of the Week: East Palatka Holly

Feature Plant of the Week – East Palatka Holly East Palatka Hollies were discovered growing in the wild near the community of East Palatka, Florida, around 1926. They have a more refined appearance in the landscape with its softer green foliage and non-spiny leaves. This makes it one of the best of the holly varieties. […]

Plant of the Week: Pygmy Date Palm Featured Image
Jan 13, 2020

Plant of the Week: Pygmy Date Palm

Feature Plant of the Week- Pygmy Date Palm or “Phoenix Robelenii” Pygmy Date Palms are typically the most popular palm for our area. They have beautiful flowing foliage that moves in the wind. They are slow growing but still can reach a height of 10-12 feet eventually so home owners should be careful where they […]

Plant of the Week: Viburnum Odo Featured Image
Jan 06, 2020

Plant of the Week: Viburnum Odo

Plant of the Week: Viburnum Odoartissimum Where complete screening is wanted for privacy or noise control Sweet Viburnum is one the best options. FAST growing and will stay full from top to bottom when it receives at least 5 hours full sun. These plants grow quite large and are NOT recommended for home foundation plantings […]

Plant of the Week: Green Ligustrum Featured Image
Dec 18, 2019

Plant of the Week: Green Ligustrum

Plant of the Week- Green Ligustrum Ligustrum is available in a number of varieties however green ligustrum is the most commonly known variety due to its many uses. No other plant has more landscape uses than the Ligustrum! Whether it’s for a privacy hedge, a screening shrub, or an outstanding ornamental tree, the Ligustrum is […]

Plant of the Week: Japanese Boxwood Featured Image
Dec 11, 2019

Plant of the Week: Japanese Boxwood

Feature Plant of the Week: Japanese Boxwood Boxwood is another plant that would fall into the low maintenance and easy care categories. It has a bright green foliage that darkens to a deeper green with age. The leaves are small and rounded and the plant naturally grows upright. Boxwood makes a great foundation plant or […]

Plant of the Week: Dwarf Yaupon Holly Featured Image
Dec 02, 2019

Plant of the Week: Dwarf Yaupon Holly

Whenever I’m asked for an extremely low maintenance plant, Dwarf Yaupon Holly or “Schillings” come to mind. These holly plants have very small leaves which are reminiscent of boxwood and often are mistaken for boxwood plants. They a slow growing plants that have a somewhat naturally rounded shape to them and are easy to maintain […]

Plant of the Week: Flax Lilly Featured Image
Nov 18, 2019

Plant of the Week: Flax Lilly

Plant of the Week – Dianella (Flax Lily) Flax Lily is a spreading perennial that, despite its grass appearance, is actually of the Lily Family. It is used as a ground cover, border plants or as an accent plant. Flax lily grows in clumps averaging 1-3 feet of height and width. It has a variegated […]

Plant of the Week: Indian Hawthorne Featured Image
Nov 12, 2019

Plant of the Week: Indian Hawthorne

Looking for a low maintenance foundation plant? Indian Hawthorn is a great choice! It is slow growing, fairly low growing plant that can be used as a foundation plant or anywhere in your yard where you require a plant that is easy care. Indian hawthorn has rounded green leaves and blooms profusely in the spring […]

Plant of the Week: Thyrallis Featured Image
Nov 04, 2019

Plant of the Week: Thyrallis

Thyrallis is a beautiful flowering shrub that becomes covered in masses of yellow flowers from spring through to winter. In fact, if it is a mild winter- they will keep blooming through the winter as well. The plant is fast growing and can reach heights of 5 to 6 feet and 3-4 feet of width. […]

Plant of the Week: Container Palms Featured Image
Oct 28, 2019

Plant of the Week: Container Palms

Container Palm Sale! Container Palms will be on sale for 20% off this week! Here are the varieties that we have in containers. Some are 3 gallon, 7 gallon, 15 gallon and 30 gallon. • European Fan Palm • Sylvester Palms • Pygmy Date Palms • Bismark Palms • Saw Palmettos • Ponytail Palms • Queen Palms • Mule Palms • Cardboard Palms • Majesty […]

Plant of the Week: Mini SALE! Featured Image
Oct 07, 2019

Plant of the Week: Mini SALE!

The following plants will be our feature plants this week with a 30% Discount! • Copper plant • Milkweed • Coco Plum • Distylium Blue Cascade • Sambac Jasmine • Assorted Vines • Assorted Small Trees • Clusia Small Leaf • Clerodendron (Blue Butterfly and Starburst) • Tecoma Stans • Shooting Stars and other In […]

Plant of the Week: Arbicola Trinette Featured Image
Sep 30, 2019

Plant of the Week: Arbicola Trinette

Arbicola Trinette Arbicola trinette is a beautiful variety of Schefflera that is most often used for its outstanding variegated foliage that adds pops of color to the landscape. It is can be used as an accent in the garden or as colorful container plant for the pool side or patio (without the flower mess). It […]