Plants from HGTV Dream Home 2004
A feather-leafed palm, the pindo palm has arching blue-green fronds whose upward-pointing leaflets form a V-shape. The trunk has thick, overlapping arched stubs curved outwards. Small (one-inch) round fruits taste a little like pineapple. Mature height of the pindo palm is about 15 feet.
The state tree of Georgia and a landmark specimen in many southern coastal areas, the live oak may live many centuries, becoming a massive and picturesque tree with a broad canopy. New leaves are olive green. Mature size varies from 40 to 80 feet tall and 60 to 100 feet wide.
This fast-growing evergreen shrub or small tree bears one- to three-inch-long fruits that taste like pineapple and spearmint. Mature size of the shrub: 10 to 15 feet high and 10 feet wide. Pruning is required to encourage dense growth.
A fast-growing evergreen shrub that's common in southern landscapes, waxleaf privet can serve as a great privacy screen. Whitish flowers appear in late spring, and blue-black berries develop later. Unpruned, it can reach 50 feet tall with substantial girth.
A beautiful, wisp, broadleaf evergreen, the wax myrtle is tolerant of poor, sandy soils and salt air. In spring the new growth has a bayberry-like scent. Defoliates at 0 degrees.
A large shrub or small tree, the fragrant tea olive bears small white fragrant flowers in spring. Mature height: 20 to 30 feet tall.
An upright columnar shrub or tree, the Japanese has long dark green needle-like leaves. Reddish berries in fall. Slow grower to 20 to 35 feet tall and 10 to 18 feet wide.
A graceful evergreen shrub with glossy, dark green leaves, this small gardenia bears small, fragrant white double flowers. Mature size: two to three feet tall and a slighter wider spread.
A plant that's native to the southern coastal plains, the saw palmetto often forms a groundcover beneath tall pines. Clumps of blue-green palmate fronds appear close to the ground. Grow in full or partial sun. Mature size: three to six feet.
A large clumping palm which feels at home in the rainforest, the sago palm has a tall broad trunk and upright featherlike leaves. Give the sago palm full sun and copious amounts of water. Grows slowly to 10 feet tall and eight feet wide.
The plumes of this cultivar are pinkish in late summer and turn white as they age. Narrow blades give this ornamental grass a fine texture. Mature height of 'Adagio' is about one to three feet tall.
This salt-tolerant grass spreads via rhizomes to form a five-foot-tall groundcover in marshy areas.
A coarse-appearing grass (blades are fairly wide), this ornamental grass grows to about three to four feet high and wide.
This beautiful evergreen fern needs a shady location. New growth is reddish-bronze, eventually becoming medium to dark green. Mature size: 18 inches tall and 24 inches wide.
A vigorous groundcover, Asiatic jasmine (also called Japanese star jasmine) has small leaves and yellowish-white flowers in spring. Grows equally well in sun and shade. (Other groundcovers: St. Augustine grass and pinestraw)
Blue flower clusters appear throughout the growing season atop three-foot stems. Herbaceous.
White flowers with blue and yellow markings appear atop two- to three-foot stems. Herbaceous.