Podranea ricasoliana Pink Trumpet Vine
up to 20 ft. high x 10-20 ft. wide
Versatile, big pink blooming vine or large shrub. These South African, long-blooming plants can form a large tuberous root making them as cold hardy as they are heat tolerant, which is a beneficial characteristic. They have bright emerald, green, compound leaves on square herbaceous stems they will form mounding woody, self-supportive stems with maturity. Evergreen to semi-evergreen plants can go completely dormant but they grow back quickly as soon temperatures warm in spring. During spring and summer branch ends have fist-sized clusters of large striking pink tubular blooms that are rarely followed by long seed pods. These are clean, easy-to-grow plants for low to mid-desert landscapes. They are one of the few vining plants that will easily tolerate hot western sun, which makes them a valuable option for fence or wall coverings, trellises, arbors, or lattice work. They work equally well as rambling or large mounding ground cover. Average supplemental irrigation during summer is fine. Fall and winter blooms typically take on darker pink shades. In fact, we offer this plant in multiple different forms including bush, staked vines, and espalier trellised form. Please call our sales team for current availability
Pyracantha fortuneana ‘Graberi’ Firethorn Pyracantha
White flowers, bright orange berries and dark green leaves. These tough woody perennials have many uses in landscapes including being used as impenetrable screens due to their sharp protective spines. They can be trellised or trained as flat growing espaliers, or as sheared hedges or free standing specimens. Clustered white blooms appear in spring that give way to spectacularly colored bright orange berries that hang against the dark green leaves until hungry birds come to chomp them off. Trim as needed late in the summer or fall. Moderate to ample water in well-drained soil will get young plants off to a good start, but they become more drought tolerant as they mature.
Rosa banksiae ‘Alba Plena’ White Lady Banks' Rose
Hardy species of climbing rose with pure white blooms. Masses of 1-2 in. double white blooms with slight scent of violet cover the upper stems and vines during spring. Leaves are small divided, dark green and stems do have tiny thorns. These plants can develop self-supportive stems but climbing on or over something is best. They can be trained in arbors, trellises, lattice work, over walls, fences, or be left to mound freely on the ground or to cover slopes. The white Lady Banks’ rose is vigorous but less than ‘Lutea’. They bloom the best in full sun, but can tolerate some shade, and extra water during hot summer months. Basic, general clean up maintenance, thinning and pruning for shape and size is all they require.
Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’ Lady Banks' Rose
Hardy, vigorous species climbing rose with yellow blooms. Masses of 1-2 inch wide double, buttery yellow roses cover the upper stems and vines during spring in clustered strings. Flowers lack much fragrance but what they lack in scent they more than make up for in an amazing visual display. Leaves are small divided, dark green and stems have virtually no thorns. These plants can develop self-supportive stems but climbing on or over something is best. An arbor, trellis, lattice, walls, fences, or entire buildings is good. The famed “Tombstones Rose” happens to be a large example of this durable species, covering nearly an entire city block in Tombstone, AZ. They bloom the best in full sun, but can tolerate some shade, and extra water during hot summer months. Basic, general clean up maintenance, thinning and pruning for shape and size is all they require.
Trachelospermum jasminoides Star Jasmine
Evergreen vines for shade with intense flower fragrance. These durable evergreen vines require support and will not attach to vertical surfaces. They become woody and heavy with age, so strong but simple support works well. Trellises, arbors, guide wire, fences or structured columns are all they need. Leaves are large pointed ovals of dark shiny green with light lime green new growth. Blooms are small, star shaped white and appear in masses during spring emitting an intoxicating true jasmine scent. They can be used as woody groundcovers, clambering over boulders or to cover slopes or bare ground under shade trees. Star Jasmine does not perform well in full sun exposures. Morning sun, 1/2 day or filtered sun in low deserts is ideal. Moderate to ample water to start with mature plants tolerating regular irrigation system watering as they become established and mature. Minimal maintenance for periodic clean up and some selective trimming to train. Be aware, when cut, the stem exudes a milky sap that can be a skin irritant. Offered in different forms, including bush, staked and trellised espalier. Please call our sales team for current availability.