Arboricola Green CAPE CORAL

These shrubs grow in a mounded shape and make wonderful accent plants, privacy plants or hedges. They're also useful in hiding the "unmentionables" like the air-conditioner or those funky above ground drainage pipes that can spoil the look of a front yard. There is a full-size Green Arboricola that grows quite a bit larger if you need to hide something big.

One of the benefits of using this plant is that if you trim back any branches, the plant doesn't have to grow out of the trim to look good. The umbrella-like leaflets generally cover up any cut points so the plant always looks good.

Add a combination of composted cow manure and top soil (or organic peat humus) to the hole when you plant.

Branch trimming: Rather than cutting across leaves looks best, though these shrubs can be kept more manicured with a hedge trimmers. Branches are fleshy and easy to cut even on older plants. Trim as needed for shape, and in spring (late March through early April) you can do a harder pruning for size.

Water regularly but give the plant enough time to dry out between waterings. These shrubs don't like wet locations and are considered drought-tolerant once they're established though a regular, well-timed watering keeps them looking full and lush. Fertilize 3 times a year spring, summer and fall with a quality granular fertilizer.

Landscape uses for Green Arboricola

Medium-height hedge, Plant for the corner of the house, Accent in a garden bed or by the door, Privacy plant around pool or patio, Camouflage planting for A/C, pool pump, etc. or Lining a blank wall

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