Aspidistra elatior (Cast Iron Plant). Often misplaced or misused in Nola landscapes. Common examples include siting in direct sun and planting too densely around mature trees. Maintenance is often neglected on Aspidistra. Simply cutting out burned or yellowing foliage drastically improves appearance. This practice also improves air circulation and encourages fresh new growth. Siting/maintaining consistently makes Aspidistra a valuable addition to New Orleans’ plant pallet. The course foliage and somewhat tropical appearance is really valued. Especially true for a cold hardy evergreen here.
Variegated Shell Ginger (Alpinia zerumbet ‘Variegata’) and Yellow Butterfly Vine (Mascagnia macroptera). Both are braving winter well at an Uptown account. 📷 by @twillgarden #landscaping#neworleans#nola