1. ‘Cream Puff’ Deodar Cedar
Name: Cedrus deodara ‘Cream Puff’
USDA Hardiness Zones: 6 to 9
Size: Up to 15 feet tall and 10 feet wide
Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; well-drained soil
This dwarf true cedar makes an excellent focal point with its wispy, pyramidal habit. A great companion to small crabapples, ‘Cream Puff’ Deodar cedar has lime-colored needles and white-tipped branches that nod down, complementing the crabapples’ small red fruit. This an excellent choice for areas with heavy, wet snows, which it sheds easily. The delicate branches are resistant to sunscald. ‘Cream Puff’ Deodar cedar truly lives up to its moniker and is sure to brighten even the darkest of winter days.
2. Sonoran Scrub Oak
Name: Quercus turbinella
Zones: 6 to 10
Size: Up to 8 feet tall and 6 feet wide
Conditions: Full sun; well-drained soil
Sonoran scrub oak looks most striking on a bright, clear winter day, its spiny gray-green leaves standing out…
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