1. Purple Diamond® Loropetalum
is a shrub that features bright pink blooms with lush purple foliage. It works great in USDA zones 7-10 and enjoys full sun to part shade. Purple Diamond® is easy to care for and is fast growing; just water as needed, fertilize in early spring and shape after spring bloom.
2. Jubilation™ Gardenia
Who can resist the sweet Southern scent of gardenias? Jubilation™ is a compact shrub growing between 3-4 feet tall and 3 feet wide. Enjoy the fragrant white blooms in the spring and a reblooming period through summer and into fall. Plant Jubilation™ in USDA zones 7-10, water as needed and shape after spring bloom.
3. Delta Jazz® Crapemyrtle
Brilliant pink blooms contrast vividly with its unique dark burgundy, cupped leaves. This versatile small tree is a stunning garden accent. Plant Delta Jazz® in USDA Zones 7 – 9 and take pleasure in the beautiful blooms all summer long. Water as needed and shape after spring bloom.
4. Little Bonnie™ Dwarf Spirea
A great dwarf spiraea for the deep South. Its blue-green foliage does not “burn out” like other spiraeas. Produces profuse lavender-pink spring blooms along with sporadic blooms throughout summer. Little Bonnie works well as a border, container, groundcover or mass planting. Plant this dwarf spirae in USDA Zones 4 – 9, water as needed and fertilize in early spring.
5. Yewtopia® Plum Yew
the South’s answer to English Yews! With a slightly upright, vaselike growth habit, this plum yew is heat tolerant, drought-resistant, and shade-loving. Use Yewtopia® where low growing hedges are needed. Plant Yewtopia® in USDA Zones 6 – 9 and water as needed.