What's Growing On in February is all about the birds!
Four Seasons Garden
Winterberry Holly, Ilex verticillata ‘Maryland Beauty’ - native deciduous holly growing 5-7’ tall and wide: withstands wet soils: sun to part shade; pollinated female blooms produce red berries which persist through winter and provide food for birds
Oakleaf Hydrangea, Hydrangea quercifolia - deciduous shrub 4-8’ tall and 3-5’ wide with white panicle blooms; Alabama state wildflower; resist pruning the seed heads, the seed will be stripped clean by hungry birds
Wax Myrtle, Myrica cerifera - broadleaf evergreen shrub growing to 15-20’ high and wide
Auburn Lusterleaf Holly, Ilex latifolia ‘Auburn’ - broadleaf evergreen with pyramidal habit, 25’ tall by 15’ wide; clusters of red berries in fall
Chaste Tree, Vitex agnus-castus - deciduous shrub 8-10’ tall and 5-8’ wide, blooms May with blue/violet flowers; cardinals particularly like the seeds
Bush Azalea Trail
Winterberry Holly, Ilex verticillata - native deciduous holly growing 5-7’ tall and wide; withstands wet soils; prefers sun to part shade; females produce red berries which persist through winter and provide food for birds
Ozark Witch Hazel, Hamamelis vernalis - deciduous shrub 6-10’tall and 8-15’ wide; fragrant flowers in January and February, fall color
Linden Viburnum, Viburnum dilatatum ‘Cardinal Candy’ - deciduous shrub growing 4-6’ tall and 4-5 ‘wide; white blooms are followed by red berry clusters
Winter Jasmine, Jasminum nudiflorum - 4’ tall broad spreading mounded mass of trailing branches from a central crown; yellow tubular flowers open January- March
Winter Hazel, Corylopsis spicata - deciduous shrub; flowers lemon-yellow with purple red anthers
Dwarf Variegated Bamboo, Pleioblastus fortunei - perennial, semi-evergreen; variegated white or cream and green grass-like foliage; 1-2’ tall
Orange-crowned Warbler in Oakleaf Hydrangea
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