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The Tropical Look - Zone 8 Gardening

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Landscape design considerations, as well as plant selections, to impart a tropical ambiance in the zone 8 garden.

Landscape design considerations, as well as plant selections, to impart a tropical ambiance in the zone 8 garden.

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  • 1. The Tropical Look Eric Stormer Virginia Cooperative Extension Norfolk, Virginia
  • 2. Design Considerations The Tropical Look
  • 3. Creating Space – Frameworks
  • 4. Frameworks
  • 5. Creating Space - Patterns
  • 6. Hardscapes - Patterns
  • 7. Water Features
  • 8. Bilateral Symmetry
  • 9. Asymmetric Balance
  • 10. Form & Texture
  • 11. Transitions
  • 12. Transitions
  • 13. Viewpoints
  • 14. Viewpoints - The Approach
  • 15. Viewpoints – From the House
  • 16. Viewpoints – Containers
  • 17. Textures
  • 18. Creating Space - Allées
  • 19. Creating Space - Forms
  • 20. Creating Space - Forms
  • 21. Topography
  • 22. Plant Selections The Tropical Look
  • 23. The Tropical Look FLOWERING HERBACEOUS PLANTS
  • 24. Canna Lily Canna x generalis
  • 25. Hardy Hibiscus Hibiscus moscheutos
  • 26. Hibiscus coccinea
  • 27. Lily of the Nile Agapanthus africanus
  • 28. Crinum Lily Crinum x digweedii, ‘Stars and Stripes’ Crinum, ‘Ellen Bosanquet’
  • 29. Crinum Lily Crinum, ‘Ollene’ Crinum, ‘Sangria’
  • 30. X Crinodonna corsii ‘Fred Howard’
  • 31. Peruvian Daffodil Ismene festalis
  • 32. Rain Lily Zephyranthes
  • 33. Eucomis, ‘Sparkling Burgundy’
  • 34. Japanese Iris Iris japonica
  • 35. Garden Dahlia Dahlia x hybrida
  • 36. Hardy Begonia Begonia grandis
  • 37. Hardy Orchid Bletilla B. ochracea, ‘Chinese Butterfly’ B. striata
  • 38. Curcuma zeodaria
  • 39. Crepe Ginger, Spiral Ginger Cheilocostus speciosus
  • 40. Ginger Lily Hedychium H. ‘Dr. Moy’ H. ‘Daniel Weeks’ H. coronarium
  • 41. Red Spiral Ginger Costus comosus
  • 42. Variegated Japanese Ginger Zingiber mioga cvs. Z. mioga, ‘Dancing Crane’ Z. mioga, ‘White Feather’
  • 43. The Tropical Look FOLIAGE PLANTS
  • 44. King Sago Cycas revoluta
  • 45. Cycas revoluta
  • 46. Ceratozamia latifolia
  • 47. Taro Alocasia macrorrhizos
  • 48. Colocasia C. ‘Black Coral’ C. ‘Blue Hawaii’
  • 49. Angel Wings Caladium x hortulanum
  • 50. Honey Bush Melianthus major M. ‘Purple Haze’
  • 51. Century Plants Agave spp. A. ‘Silver Surfer’ A. flexispina A. neomexicana A. ovatifolia A. americana
  • 52. Prickly Pear Opuntia gosseliniana
  • 53. Opuntia, ‘Mesa Melon’
  • 54. Opuntia erinacea var. ursina Opuntia cacanapa 'Ellisiana'
  • 55. Yucca gloriosa
  • 56. Castor Bean Ricinus communis
  • 57. Rice-paper Plant Tetrapanax papyrifera
  • 58. Umbrella Plant Schefflera delavayi
  • 59. Japanese Pittosporum Pittosporum tobira
  • 60. Musa basjoo
  • 61. Musa sikkimensis
  • 62. Musa sikkimensis, ‘Red Tiger’
  • 63. Musa textilis
  • 64. Musa velutina
  • 65. Japanese Aralia Fatsia japonica
  • 66. New Zealand Flax Phormium tenax
  • 67. Hardy Tapioca Manihot grahamii
  • 68. Aucuba japonica, ‘Mangetsu’
  • 69. Umbrella Plant Cyperus alternifolius
  • 70. Spiny Rhubarb Gunnera manicata
  • 71. Spiny Rhubarb Gunnera manicata
  • 72. The Tropical Look GRASSES
  • 73. Japanese Forest Grass Hakanachloa macra ‘Aureola’
  • 74. Bamboo Phyllostachys P. aureosulcata spectabilis P. nigra P. nigra, ‘Henon’ P. aureosculcata
  • 75. The Tropical Look TREES
  • 76. Large Leaf Magnolia Magnolia macrophylla
  • 77. Japanese Yew Podocarpus macrophyllus
  • 78. Southern Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora
  • 79. Japanese Blue Oak Quercus glauca
  • 80. Trifoliate Orange Poncirus trifoliata
  • 81. Mimosa Albizia julibrissin Mimosa, ‘Summer Chocolate’
  • 82. Catalpa Catalpa speciosa
  • 83. China Fir Cunninghamia lanceolata ‘glauca’
  • 84. Cunninghamia, ‘Chason’s Gift’
  • 85. Empress Tree Paulownia tomentosa
  • 86. Dogwood Cornus elliptica
  • 87. Sweet Viburnum Viburnum odoritissimum, ‘Awabuki’
  • 88. The Tropical Look PALMS
  • 89. Windmill Palm Trachycarpus fortunei
  • 90. Trachycarpus wagnerianus T. takil
  • 91. Trachycarpus takil
  • 92. Needle Palm Rhapidophyllum hystrix Washington, DC
  • 93. Pindo Palm Butia capitata
  • 94. California Desert Palm Washingtonia filifera
  • 95. Sabal spp. Sabal minor Sabal palmetto
  • 96. Mexican Fan Palm Washingtonia robusta
  • 97. European Fan Palm Chamaerops humilis
  • 98. The Tropical Look VINES
  • 99. Confederate Jasmine Trachelospermum jasminoides
  • 100. Evergreen Wisteria Millettia reticulata
  • 101. Trumpet Vine Campsis radicans
  • 102. Flame Lily Gloriosa superba
  • 103. Crossvine, Bignonia capreolata, ‘Tangerine Beauty’
  • 104. The Tropical Look FLOWERING SHRUBS
  • 105. Lantana Lantana camara
  • 106. Flowering Maple Abutilon A. ‘Bartley Schwarz’ A. ‘Canary Bird’
  • 107. Abutilon ‘Pink Charm’ Abutilon, ‘Orange Hot Lava’
  • 108. Princess Flower Tibouchina urvilleana
  • 109. Cestrum Cestrum auranticum Cestrum ‘Orange Peel’
  • 110. Smoke Bush Cotinus coggyria
  • 111. Pineapple Guava Acca sellowiana
  • 112. Chaste Tree Vitex angus-castus
  • 113. Nerium oleander
  • 114. Anise Illicium spp. and cvs.
  • 115. Cape Leadwort Plumbago auriculata
  • 116. Angel’s Trumpet Brugmansia hybrid
  • 117. Devil’s Trumpet Datura metel
  • 118. Crepe Myrtle Lagerstroemia hybrid
  • 119. Chaste Tree Vitex angus - castus
  • 120. Chaste Tree Vitex angus - castus
  • 121. The Tropical Look GROUND COVERS
  • 122. Ground Covers Cast Iron Plant Aspidistra elatior cvs. Mondo Grass Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’ Lilyturf Liriope muscari ‘Majestic’ Golden Variegated Sweet Flag Acorus gramineus, ‘Ogon’
  • 123. Ferns Autumn Fern Dryopteris, ‘Brilliance’ Hart’s Tongue Fern Asplenium scolopendrium Japanese Painted Fern Athyrium niponicum var. pictum Christmas Fern Polystichum acrostichoides
  • 124. The End Questions? eric.stormer@vt.edu