MEDITERRANEAN PLANTS: 5 SPECIES WITH ATTRACTIVE FLOWERS FOR YOUR GARDEN

Monday, April 23, 2018   Assessment10    0 Reviews

Who does not like to walk and contemplate the diversity of shapes and colors offered by Mediterranean plants? Be the master of your choices and make your environment more attractive. It will become a very beautiful place true to your liking. If you like eco-friendly gardening this is the place to be to know more about 5 Mediterranean flowering shrubs, attractive and economical.

Echium candicans (Pride of Madeira)

A shrub from the south of Europe growing up to 2m high and wide if space is allowed and also perfect to grow in pots. Hairy and greyish leaves grouped in large rosettes at the end of the stems. The large and magnificient flowers are saphire and purplish-blue, set in cylinder inflorescences up to 60cm. This shrub is of great ornamental value and very appreciated in temperate countries. Prune after each flowering.

Cistus ladanifer (Gum Rockrose)

Branchy Mediterranean plant up to 3m tall with a very pleasant aromatic foliage. The aroma is produced by ladanum, an oily substance used in the past in medicine but today it is an ingredient for some perfumes. The lanceolate leaves are dark green and whitish under. Large flowers between 5 and 10 cm are pure white with a reddish spot at the base of the five petals. It prefers dry and hot places. Be careful with frost and flooding. Low maintenance plant.

 

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Trachelospermum jasminoides (Star Jasmine)

A Chinese and Japanese origin for this evergreen climber fit to cover wide areas although with a slow deveopment at first. The leaves are bright green with a leatheary touch. Its flowers are white, star-studded and small sized. Abundant flowering and extremely scented like Jasmine, the origin of its common name. It prefers sun but tolerates half-shade in hot places.

Viburnum odoratissimum (Sweet Laurustinus)

A resistant shrub from Asia. Evergreen, leathery dark green leaves forming a beautiful touch of color. Its whitish, clustered and star-studded little flowers are vey fragrant. They produce red berries turning black when ripe. This flowering shrub prefers sunny places but tolerates moderate shade.

Cytisus scoparius (Scotch Broom)

From Europe and Asia this shrub can grow up to 1 to 2m in height with large branches. The big flowers are intense yellow, set in pairs or solitary. The fruit is a compact hairy pod between 20 and 50 mm with seeds inside. It is a very popular plant in the Iberic Peninsula because of its high resistance except on chalky soils and very cold areas.

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