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Pygmy Date Palm, Roebelin Palm
Tropical Hibiscus, Rose of China
Giant  Yucca, Big Strap Yucca
Red Rose Penstemon
Pygmy Date Palm, Roebelin Palm

Common name:Pygmy Date Palm, Roebelin Palm
Botanical name:Phoenix roebelenii

This tree will grow to about 10' tall and has dark green, spiny petiole foliage. It does well in full sun to heavy shade; it likes moderate to heavy irrigation, but can take periods of dryness.

Tropical Hibiscus, Rose of China

Common name:Tropical Hibiscus, Rose of China
Botanical name:Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is an evergreen shrub. It is one of the most flamboyant flowering shrubs. It can reach 30 ft. tall in Hawaii. Individual flowers only last one day, but the plant blooms continuously.

Giant  Yucca, Big Strap Yucca

Common name:Giant Yucca, Big Strap Yucca
Botanical name:Yucca elephantipes

This Yucca grows 15'-30' tall and 8' wide. It grows rapidly. Strap-like leaves are 4' long and usually bend slightly down, mid-way. It makes a bold silhouette.

Red Rose Penstemon

Common name:Red Rose Penstemon
Botanical name:Penstemon superbus

Red Rose Penstemon has vivid coral flowers along 3' stalks bloom from April to May. Leaves are blue green, 4"long, and 1.5" wide. The foliage is often purplish.

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Lawnless Front Yard Low Water Needs

Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Incorporate compost 6" into your soil to retain water, reduce compaction, feed earthworms, and provide valuable nutrients to your plants.

Integrated Pest Management:

Attract, or buy beneficial insects such as ladybugs and lacewings to control pest outbreaks in your garden.