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Afghan Pine
Hall's Japanese Honeysuckle
Joshua Tree
Afghan Pine

Common name: Afghan Pine
Botanical name: Pinus eldarica

Evergreen pine grows rapidly to 50' x 30'. Dark green needles. Provides a Mediterranean look. Consider mature size. Native to Afghanistan.

Hall's Japanese Honeysuckle

Common name: Hall's Japanese Honeysuckle
Botanical name: Lonicera X americana 'Pam's Pink'

This semi-evergreen vine is twining with bluish green foliage and beautiful pink and white, trumpet-shaped flowers. This variety is not as agressive as other species in regards to growth; it seems to have less problem with powdery mildew. Flowers bloom in early to mid spring. Flowers are faintly fragrant. This variety of Lonicera can reach 4'-5' in height and 6' long. Its growth rate is moderate to fast. Leaves are waxy. This is a beautiful vine for a trellis.

Joshua Tree

Common name: Joshua Tree
Botanical name: Yucca brevifolia

Slowly to 30', but can reach 60' in nature. Develops a distinctive trunk to almost 3' wide. Terminal clusters of stiff short gray green leaves. Older leaves persist on trunk pointing down. Thick, fleshy greenish white flowers to 1". Late winter into spring. Native to Arizona, California and Nevada @ 2-5000' on dry mesas and gravely slopes. Full sun. Drought resistant. Good drainage. Can be a massive treelike plant. Slow. Extremely drought tolerant.

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