Known as the “Bullet Proof Tree”, the African Sumac is drought tolerant, cold and heat resistant, and nearly impossible to stop once established. Its ability to thrive in the hot summer months and winter freezes makes the African Sumac an ideal choice where durability is the main concern. The tree can be used as a centerpiece, tall privacy hedge, or for shade. Its leaves remain a deep green throughout the entire year.
I like an undulating flower bed that is less formal. I grew all the pink impatiens from seed in my basement under lights. My kids laughingly call it my grow op. Saves a lot of money and the plants are further ahead as I could not plant this year until late May. This picture is taken in early August and by late September the beds have been cleaned and are ready for winter and snow.