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PCMG – FAQ’s – Shrubs

Information About Grayleaf Cotoneaster, Please

PCMG - FAQ's - Information About Grayleaf Cotoneaster, PleaseGrayleaf cotoneaster – Cotoneaster glaucophylla is a sprawling three or four foot, semi-evergreen shrub (depending on the winter temperatures) with dusty gray-green foliage and orange fruit that does well in...

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Information About Buxus microphylla japonica, Please.

PCMG - FAQ's - Information About Buxus microphylla japonica, Please.Known as Japanese boxwood, this is a compact evergreen shrub with lighter green leaves. The resistance to heat, alkaline soils as well as diseases and insects justifies their popularity. In extremely...

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How are Gulf Stream Nandinas Propagated?

PCMG - FAQ's - How are Gulf Stream Nandinas Propagated?(Gulf Stream nandinas were) originally propagated only by division. Tissue culture techniques, the propagation procedure where plants are grown aseptically in test tubes, was perfected, and almost overnight the...

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Do Loropetalum Do Well in Parker County?

PCMG - FAQ's - Do loropetalum do well in Parker County?Loropetalum (Chinese fringe flower) Loropetalum chinense ‘Rubrum’ is a quality plant for Parker County. It can take sun or partial shade and can grow six to eight feet in height and three to four feet in width....

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Mexican Sage Turned White and Dying

PCMG - FAQ's - Mexican Sage Turned White and DyingI’ve planted six Mexican sage bushes through my property. Initially they were beautiful with purple flowers and now they’ve all turned white and dying. Mexican bush sage (Salvia leucantha) is drought tolerant but does...

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When is the Best Time to Transplant Nandinas?

PCMG - FAQ's - When is the Best Time to Transplant Nandinas?Container grown plants can be planted any time throughout the year. Fall and winter are great times to transplant shrubs and trees. If there is a need to transplant an established plant, it is best done...

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How Does One Propagate Weeping Yaupon Hollies

PCMG - FAQ's - How Does One Propagate Weeping YauponA popular method of plant propagation is by rooting your own cuttings the following is from an article by Skip Richter, Extension agent for Texas Cooperative Extension and host of “Gardening with Skip”, a weekly news...

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Are Red Tip Photinias the Same as Fraser’s Photinias?

PCMG - FAQ's - Are Red Tip Photinias the Same as Fraser’s Photinias?Yes, these are one and the same. A related species is Photinia serrulata (Chinese photinia) a coarser texture, taller plant (12 to 20 feet). It makes an excellent screen and is resistant to heat and...

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When Do I Prune Fall Blooming Salvias?

PCMG - FAQ's - When Do I Prune Fall Blooming Salvias?Fall-blooming salvias such as leucantha should be pruned during the summer to keep them compact, reducing the need for staking. To make the job easier, use hedging shears, and remove only the spent flowers and a few...

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How to Prune Salvias?

PCMG - FAQ's - How to Prune Salvias?You may not want to bother removing the flower-bearing stems on many types of salvia that are grown for hummingbirds. These stems simply dry up by themselves and since our annual salvias generally do not produce seeds in great...

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