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Japanese Silver Grass, Maiden grass
Honeylocust
Arrowwood Viburnum
Japanese Silver Grass, Maiden grass

Common name: Japanese Silver Grass, Maiden grass
Botanical name: Miscanthus sinensis

Miscanthus is a large group of ornamental grasses ranging from a few feet to over 7 or 8 feet tall. Blade colors range from solid green, to green with silver mid-ribs, to variegated forms. Plumes are generally held well above foliage clumps, appearing in late summer to early fall, depending on the variety, and may be cut for fresh or dry arrangements.

Honeylocust

Common name: Honeylocust
Botanical name: Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis

Honeylocust are prized for their fine-textured leaves that provide a pleasant, dappled shade. Generally with light green leaves; some cultivars have yellow spring growth. Open and spreading crown makes for a fine shade tree. Bark is a greyish-brown and furrowed. sizes range from 25 to 50 feet or more, with a spread generally less than the height. Golden yellow fall color and open winter silhouette provides attractive fall and winter appearance. Deciduous.

Arrowwood Viburnum

Common name: Arrowwood Viburnum
Botanical name: Viburnum dentatum

Arrowwood viburnum is a deciduous shrub, typically growing 5 to 9 feet and wide (though have seen some 10 to 12 feet tall), with an upright, dense, rounded, multi-stemmed habit. Leaves are a bright green, coarsely toothed, and prominently veined. Fall color is variable, depending on source, and ranges from yellow to red (select plants in the fall if the color matters). White flowers appear in clusters May to June, and are followed by fruits ripening to blue-black in late summer and are enjoyed by birds. A durable shrub useful for screens and hedges, and tolerant of the heat and air pollution typical of parking lots. Those with red fall color are lovely planted among larger ornamental grasses, creating a wonderful fall display. 'Chicago Lustre' and 'Autumn Jazz' are commonly available cultivars selected for good fall color.

Designer: Rick Laughlin

Grass Ranch 1

Photographer: GardenSoft

Water Saving Tip:

In general, lawns only need to be watered once every three days.

Check your irrigation controller and reduce watering times if necessary.