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Catalog Pictogram Guide

Plant size / Growth habit
Big tree over 20 ft (7 m) tall
Vine, climber or creeper
Palm tree or palm-like plant
Small tree 10-20 ft (3-7 m) tall
Small shrub or subshrub 2-5 ft tall (0.5-1.5 m)
Good for bonsai   Forms caudex
Big shrub 5-10 ft (1.5-3 m) tall
Ground cover or low-growing under 2 ft (0.5 m)
Invasive
Light requirements
Full sun
Semi-shade
Shade
Watering needs
Prefers dry conditions, drought tolerant. Infrequent watering 1-2 times a month when established.
Regular water 3-5 times a week
Aquatic plant, water/flood tolerant, "heavy drinker"
Drought tolerant. Moderate water 1-2 times a week when established
Ample water daily. Don't let soil over-dry, keep it moist but not soggy.
Epiphyte. Prefers ample water once a week along with daily misting.
Flowers (bloom) color
Red, crimson, vinous
White and off-white
Pink
Yellow, orange
Blue, violet, purple, lavender
Unusual color
Other characteristic
Edible fruit or other part
Fragrant
Spice or herb
Thorny or spiny
Ornamental foliage
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Ethnomedical**
Parts of plant are irritating***
Parts of plant are poisonous or toxic***
Seaside, salt tolerant plant
Flood tolerant for a short time
Unknown name: please help us to identify these plants with scientific names
 
Article included in CD catalog
 
Cold hardiness
Most of plants in our catalog are tropical or subtropical, which means they are cold/frost sensitive. Cold hardiness depends on many factors, including duration of cold period, wind protection, relief, exposure, plant maturity, etc. If there is no hardiness pictogramm - information is not available or not specified.
Cold hardy* at least to 30F for a short time
Ultra tropical, min. temp. 55F
Deciduous or semi-deciduous
 

CAUTIONS:

  1. * Most of plants in our catalog are tropical or subtropical, which means they are cold/frost sensitive.
  2. ** The ethnomedical information is provided for general interest only, it is not intended as guidance for medicinal use.
  3. *** If there is no "poisonous" or "irritatiing" pictogram, it DOESN'T mean the plant is edible.

 

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