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Begonia

Begonia

Botanical Name: Begonia x semperflorens-cultorum

Popular bedding plant that forms a bushy mound with foliage color ranging from green, green & white, red, and bronze. Flowers all season in red, pink, or white. Will not tolerate over-wet conditions.

 

Bronze and Red Leaf begonias are best in full sun, while the green leafed ones do best in shaded areas.


Blue Daze

Blue Daze

Botanical Name: Evolvulu glomeratus 'Blue Daze'

Herbaceous perennial with pubescent gray-green leaves and one inch wide blue flowers appearing from late spring to the first frost. Grows up to three feet tall and spreads by self propagation easily.

Blue Daze is great for the Texas heat, however in central to north Texas it will be an annual. Tolerates salt water well, making it ideal in coastal areas as long as it's planted in sandy soils, as inadequate drainage will promote fungus, killing it easily. Native to Brazil.


Bottlebrush

Bottlebrush

Botanical Name: Callistemon citrinus

From the land down under comes this spectacular blooming tree that prefers the warmer areas of southern Texas. The Bottlebrush is also called the Lemon Bottlebrush for the citrus aroma the leaves have when crushed.

This low maintenance tree has a medium to medium fast growth habit (depending on regularity of water and fertilization) with flexible upright stems that droop under their own weight as they lengthen. The narrow lance-shaped leaves have a leathery touch to them, and are slightly tomentose on the underside. Bright red fuzzy flowers are on the stem tips, arranged radially and being entirely composed of stamens giving it the look of a large bottlebrush; they appear in abundance during the spring and sporadically throughout the summer.  

 It prefers well drained loose soils that are slightly acidic, and requires mulching in areas that experience cold winters.  Freeze damaged branches can be trimmed back to the main trunk or ground, where it will rebound in the spring. Easily attracts butterflies and hummingbirds when in bloom. 


Bottlebrush, Dwarf

Bottlebrush, Dwarf

Botanical Name: Callistemon citrinus 'Little John'

From the land down under comes this spectacular blooming tree that prefers the warmer areas of southern Texas. The Bottlebrush is also called the Lemon Bottlebrush for the citrus aroma the leaves have when crushed.

This low maintenance tree has a slow growth habit, with stiff stems that spread up and outright more than downward. The narrow lance-shaped leaves have a leathery touch to them, and are slightly tomentose on the underside. Bright red fuzzy flowers are on the stem tips, arranged radially and being entirely composed of stamens giving it the look of a large bottlebrush; they appear in abundance during the spring and sporadically throughout the summer.  

‘Little John’ is a dwarf cultivar, with a more compact growth habit and higher susceptibility to freezing temperatures.  It prefers well drained loose soils that are slightly acidic, and requires mulching in areas that experience cold winters.  Easily attracts butterflies and hummingbirds when in bloom. 


Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea

Botanical Name: Bougainvillea x 'Variegated Vickie'

Bougainvillea is one of the most captivating blooming vines used around Texas. Native to South America, these thorny woody vines grow up to 30 feet long in warm climates; semi-evergreens that drop their leaves in colder climates. Popular in hanging baskets or containers so that they can be protected in the colder regions as freezing temperatures can kill them.

The flowers themselves are small and white, however they are surrounded by multiple bracts that are papery feeling to the touch available in variety of colors, from white, pink, peach, reds. Relatively pest-free plants, with best flowering occurring when roots are crowded, making them ideal for container planting. Watering less also induces more flowering, but don't starve it. Bougainvillea thrives on regular fertilization and tolerates short periods of droughts.


Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea

Botanical Name: Bougainvillea x 'White Touch of Pink'

Bougainvillea is one of the most captivating blooming vines used around Texas. Native to South America, these thorny woody vines grow up to 30 feet long in warm climates; semi-evergreens that drop their leaves in colder climates. Popular in hanging baskets or containers so that they can be protected in the colder regions as freezing temperatures can kill them.

The flowers themselves are small and white, however they are surrounded by multiple bracts that are papery feeling to the touch available in variety of colors, from white, pink, peach, reds. Relatively pest-free plants, with best flowering occurring when roots are crowded, making them ideal for container planting. Watering less also induces more flowering, but don't starve it. Bougainvillea thrives on regular fertilization and tolerates short periods of droughts.


Bougainvillea, Barbara Karst (Red)

Bougainvillea, Barbara Karst (Red)

Botanical Name: Bougainvillea x 'Red Barbara Karst'

Bougainvillea is one of the most captivating blooming vines used around Texas. Native to South America, these thorny woody vines grow up to 30 feet long in warm climates; semi-evergreens that drop their leaves in colder climates. Popular in hanging baskets or containers so that they can be protected in the colder regions as freezing temperatures can kill them.

The flowers themselves are small and white, however they are surrounded by multiple bracts that are papery feeling to the touch available in variety of colors, from white, pink, peach, reds. Relatively pest-free plants, with best flowering occurring when roots are crowded, making them ideal for container planting. Watering less also induces more flowering, but don't starve it. Bougainvillea thrives on regular fertilization and tolerates short periods of droughts.


Boxwood, Japanese

Boxwood, Japanese

Botanical Name: Buxus microphylla 'Japonica'

This Japanese native shrub is no stranger to the landscape, as it’s often the plant of choice for trimmed hedges, topiaries, and bonsai sculptures. Japanese Boxwood is an evergreen shrub with a multiple branching habit – combined with the dense growth habit of the leaves it naturally forms a thick round form. The glossy bright green leaves that only grow an inch give it a very uniformed feel when regularly trimmed or pruned.

There are no noticeable flower or fruit characteristics. It’s important that the ground it is planted in has adequate drainage to avoid root rot; roots tend to stay shallow, so a thick layer of mulch can help maintain moisture. Appreciates morning sun and light, filtered afternoon shade. 


Boxwood, Wintergem

Boxwood, Wintergem

Botanical Name: Buxus microphylla 'Winter Gem'

This Japanese native shrub is no stranger to the landscape, as it’s often the plant of choice for trimmed hedges, topiaries, and bonsai sculptures.  Japanese Boxwood is an evergreen shrub with a multiple branching habit – combined with the dense growth habit of the leaves it naturally forms a thick round form. “Winter Gem” has glossy dark green leaves that only grown an inch give it a much uniformed feel when regularly trimmed or pruned.

There are no noticeable flower or fruit characteristics. It’s important that the ground it is planted in has adequate drainage to avoid root rot; roots tend to stay shallow, so a thick layer of mulch can help maintain moisture. Appreciates morning sun and light, filtered afternoon shade. 


Bulbine

Bulbine

Botanical Name: Bulbine frutescens

South African native herbaceous perennial ideal for hot and dry Texas landscapes.  Displays racemes of orange-yellow flowers throughout the warm months and spreads easily through the rhizome offsets and seeds. Grows best in well-drained soils, pest and maintenance free.

Member of Plants for Texas Program


Butterfly Bush 'Black Knight'

Butterfly Bush 'Black Knight'

Botanical Name: Buddelia davidii 'Black Knight'

Deciduous shrub best grown in full sun and in well-drained soils. Can grow in shade, however will develop a weed-like habit. Regular pruning will benefit the growth habit and promote better blooms. Mulch throughout the winter to prevent death from freezing temperatures. 

Fragrant flower spikes can be up to 10 inches long, and do well when cut and used in floral arrangments. They begin to appear in the early spring and continue through fall. "Black Knight" cultivar has very dark purple blooms, nearly a shade of black. 


Butterfly Bush 'Nanho Purple'

Butterfly Bush 'Nanho Purple'

Botanical Name: Buddelia davidii 'Nanho Purple'

Deciduous shrub best grown in full sun and in well-drained soils. Can grow in shade, however will develop a weed-like habit. Regular pruning will benefit the growth habit and promote better blooms. Mulch throughout the winter to prevent death from freezing temperatures. 

Fragrant flower spikes can be up to 10 inches long, and do well when cut and used in floral arrangments. They begin to appear in the early spring and continue through fall. "Nanho Purple" cultivar has purple-pink blooms. 


Butterfly Vine

Butterfly Vine

Botanical Name: Mascagnia macroptera

A vigorous evergreen vine native to the tropical regions of South America that has adapted well in the southern Texas landscape. The vine easily spreads up to 15 feet, however if the stems touch ground, they sprout roots, allowing them to spread even further. Climbs most surfaces with ease, but does best with trellises or fences.

Intense yellow blooms that look like small orchids appear early in the summer and continue to appear till fall. Papery samara fruits form after flowering that resemble large butterfly wings, giving this vine its name.

Mulch heavily in the winter as it is vulnerable to freezing temperatures and protects it through the heat of the summer.