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Do you want that "mature garden" look, but don't want to wait a decade to achieve it? Check out Fast Plants by Sue Fisher (Fireside, $16.00) to learn about trees, shrubs, vines and perennials that will grow up in a hurry. A few suggested plants for a near instant effect include:

  • California Lilac (Ceanothus)
  • Cape Fuchsia (Phygelius)
  • Bluecrown Passionflower vine (Passiflora)
  • Willow (Salix).
The author insightfully includes information on controlling growth because there is a fine line between fast and overly vigorous!

Keywords Garden design, Passiflora, Phygelius, Salix, Ceanothus
Season All Season
Created Date 2007-09-18

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December 12 2014 11:33:47