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bjb817

Best/Worst Luck With Plants-Central TX

bjb817
14 years ago

Hey central TX gardeners. As someone fairly new to this part of the world, I've gone through a bit of trial and error when we relandscaped our yard. Needless to say, we've had pleasant and not so pleasant experiences with many of our plants. I'm curious to know what others experiences have been as far as species that do great here and those that don't. I'll list some of mine.

Greats:

Cherry Sage

Cenizo

Flame Acanthus

Canna

Bananas

Oleander

California Fan Palm

Monterrey Oak

Golden Thryallis

TX Lantana

Sweet Olive

Spider Lily

Plumbago

Elephant Ear

These all grew well beyond my expectations with nothing more than supplemental water. If anyone has fertilzer recommendations, I'm all for that too though!

Disappointments:

Firebush

Japanese Blueberry Tree

Japanese Aralia

Gardenia

Hydrangea

Christmas Berry

These either all died or have been sickly.

Look Healthy, But Barely Grew

Red Tip Photinia

Golden Euynomous

Queen Palm

Aucuba

African Iris

Camellia

Rose of Sharon

Pineapple Guava

Little Gem Magnolia

Wheelers Dwarf Pittosporum

Any tips on how to jump-start these would be most appreciated!

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