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Afghan Pine
Carolina Laurel Cherry
Society Garlic
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.

Carolina Laurel Cherry

Common name: Carolina Laurel Cherry
Botanical name: Prunus caroliniana

This large evergreen shrub or small tree has leaves that are glossy and 2"-4" in length. It is excellent as either a formal hedge or an informal screen. It has creamy white flowers in late-winter and spring followed by small black berries.

Society Garlic

Common name: Society Garlic
Botanical name: Tulbaghia violacea

This clumping perennial will grow less than 1' tall and has narrow, blue green leaves. Clusters of lavender flowers bloom in spring and summer. Leaves and flowers have a distinct onion or garlic smell if crushed.

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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