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Mexican Gold Poppy
Natchez Crape Myrtle
Evergreen Elm
Mexican Gold Poppy

Common name: Mexican Gold Poppy
Botanical name: Eschscholzia mexicana

Mexican Gold Poppy is similar to the California Poppy, but smaller. Upward-facing, four petaled orange blooms. Grows to 8" high. It is drought tolerant but extra summer water will extend the flowering season.

Natchez Crape Myrtle

Common name: Natchez Crape Myrtle
Botanical name: Lagerstroemia 'Natchez'

This Crape Myrtle hybrid is a tall, arching tree which grows to 30' tall and 12' wide. It blooms with white flowers in the summer; leaves turn orange-red in fall. It is mildew-resistant and does well in areas with hot summers. Crape myrtles bloom on new wood so prune in winter/early spring to increase flowering.

Evergreen Elm

Common name: Evergreen Elm
Botanical name: Ulmus parvifolia

Semievergreen tree will grow about 35' x 35' with an umbrellalike canopy. It has leathery, dark green leaves and nonshowy green flowers in the spring. Will drop its leaves breifly in the winter. Accepts lawn conditions. Attractive bark. Native to China.

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