Plants from HGTV Dream Home 2004

Browse a collection of plant life incorporated into the landscape design of HGTV Dream Home 2004.
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dl_pindo_palm

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. 

dl_liveoak_young

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. 

dl_pineapple_guava

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.

dl_waxleaf_privet

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.

dl_wax_myrtle

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.

dl_fragrant_tea_olive

A large shrub or small tree, the fragrant tea olive bears small white fragrant flowers in spring. Mature height: 20 to 30 feet tall. 

dl_japanese_yew

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.

dl_gardenia

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. 

dl_saw_palmetto

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. 

dl_sago_palm

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.

dl_miscanthus

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.

dl_black_needle_rush

This salt-tolerant grass spreads via rhizomes to form a five-foot-tall groundcover in marshy areas.

dl_crown_grass

A coarse-appearing grass (blades are fairly wide), this ornamental grass grows to about three to four feet high and wide. 

dl_autumn_fern

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. 

dl_asiatic_jasmine

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)

dl_lily_of_the_nile

Blue flower clusters appear throughout the growing season atop three-foot stems. Herbaceous. 

dl_white_african_iris

White flowers with blue and yellow markings appear atop two- to three-foot stems. Herbaceous.