Azalea Red Slipper, Repeat Blooming 3-4', FS,PS.￼ This ain't your grandmother's Azalea! It comes in any color you want as long as its red, a pinky red to be exact. The Red Slipper Azalea is one of Charleston's best kept secrets. It has a cyclical blooming season of 9 months, that's right 9 months. It takes full wide open sun or part shade and only gets around 3-4FT x 3-4FT. It is a hardy shrub that just won't quit.
Camellia Sassanqua, This plant comes in many forms and colors. It takes full to part sun and ranges from 4-15FT in height. They bloom in Charleston in the fall usually between October through December, which is when the Camellia Japonica begins to bloom and usually ends through March. They can be used as a hedge or as specimen singles. They are beautiful all year since they are evergreen.
August Beauty Gardenia Gardenia augusta, Brief: 6-8FT H and 6FT W Blooming Season: SP SU FA Light Preference: FS PS Special Qualities: C F ￼ Beautiful dark to bright green, opposite leaves on a shrub that can grow 6-8 ft (1.8-2.4 m) high with almost equal spread. The leaves are glossy and leathery. Mature shrubs usually look round, and have a medium texture. This is not a "bloom all at once and it's over" shrub! It blooms in mid-spring to early summer over a fairly long season. The flowers are white, turning to creamy yellow as they age, and have a waxy feel. They have a powerful, sweet fragrance, and can perfume an entire room. Air currents waft the scent throughout the warm summer garden to the delight of all. Native to southern China, Taiwan, Japan and nearby regions of the subtropical eastern hemisphere. The common name cape jasmine comes from the mistaken idea that the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa was the gardenia's homeland. Used as a houseplant in cold climates. Requires acid soil, ideally moist and high in organic matter, but well drained. There are few shrubs so perfect in their properties as the gardenia, but there is a downside: they are susceptible to a host of pests, primarily sucking insects. Gardenias are frequently seen in a cloud of whiteflies, who are laying eggs that will become little sucking larvae.