1. ‘Marjorie’ Pittosporum
Name: Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Marjorie Channon’
Size: 8 to 12 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide
Conditions: Full sun to full shade; sandy or loamy soil
Native range: New Zealand
This evergreen pittosporum is prized mainly for its variegation: light green leaves with cream-colored edges on black stems. It flowers in spring with half-inch, bell-shape, dark red blooms. Because it is such a slow grower, this is not going to be your top pick for a privacy hedge or screen, but it is great in containers or as a foundation plant. Its airy structure can withstand windy and/or seaside conditions.
2. ‘Leather Leaf’ Coffeeberry
Name: Rhamnus californica ‘Leatherleaf’
Size: 6 to 8 feet tall and wide
Conditions: Full sun to full shade; well-drained soil
Native range: California and Mexico
This cultivar of coffeeberry has thick, dark green leaves with the margins rolled under, giving them a beautiful leathery look. Flowering…
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