The number thirteen is considered unlucky by some and is also the total of a Bakers Dozen.? So it is slightly unusual and different which might explain why the person who compiled this list chose the number thirteen. A list that starts with a tree that grows rapidly to a height of 60 to 80 feet and also includes Cleome and Caladiums is unusual, but does meet the description of cheap and easy care plants. Read the article below to see what else is on the list which I found on the Mental Scoop website.

Here?s a list of some inexpensive and lower maintenance plants that will really add beauty to your garden. The spiraea, pictured above, is one of my favorites and will be a newcomer in my garden this year. It?s absolutely gorgeous and provides year-round interest.
I was also excited to see some of my favorites that are already in my garden on this list, including lavender and snapdragons.?Read on to find which annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees you should add to your landscaping to provide beauty on a budget, which is always a good thing.

Swamp White Oak Tree ? around $25

Swamp White Oak Tree
Quercus bicolor or the swamp white oak grows rapidly and can reach 60 to 80 feet (18 to 24 meters) tall with the tallest known reaching 29 m (95 ft) and lives up to 350 years. The bark resembles that of the white oak. The leaves are broad ovoid, 12?18 cm (4.7?7.1 in) long and 7-11 (3?4 in) cm broad, always more or less glaucous on the underside, and are shallowly lobed with five to seven lobes on each side, intermediate between the chestnut oak and the white oak. In autumn, they turn brown, yellow-brown, or sometimes reddish, but generally, the color is not as reliable or as brilliant as the white oak can be. The fruit is a peduncled acorn, 1.5?2 cm (rarely 2.5 cm) (.6-.8 in, rarely 1 in) long and 1?2 cm (0.39?0.79 in) broad, maturing about 6 months after pollination

Apple Tree ? around $10 ? $20

Apple Tree
Apple trees are large if grown from seed, but small if grafted onto roots (rootstock). There are more than 7,500 known cultivars of apples, resulting in a range of desired characteristics. Different cultivars are bred for various tastes and uses, including cooking, eating raw and cider production. Apple trees offer you great looking trees with the added bonus of apple to eat. Thus, saving you money on your grocery bill.

Sourwood Tree ? around $10 ? $60

Sourwood Tree
A medium-sized tree, the sourwood shines in the summer and fall. Its midsummer flowers appear like lilies-of-the-valley, are highly fragrant and contrast nicely against the green foliage. Then in the fall, leaves turn intensely beautiful shades of brilliant crimson, purplish-red and sometimes yellow. This tree shines in landscaping as a specimen in a lawn, a garden feature, an ornamental addition to larger trees or a clump in a large, open space.?And for honey lovers, the sourwood offers an additional bonus. Honey produced from the flowers of this tree is considered by many to be unmatched by clover, orange blossom, fireweed or any other honey.

Clethra Shrub ? $10 ? $25

Clethra Shrub
Clethra is a genus of flowering shrubs or small trees described as a genus by Linnaeus in 1753. Clethra is one of two genera in the family Clethraceae. The species may be evergreen or deciduous, and all bear flowers in clusters.? It grows best in moist, slightly acid sandy soil in sun to light shade, though as a hardy native shrub, it tolerates a range of conditions (including shade, acidic wet soil, and salt spray)

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2 thoughts on “13 CHEAP AND EASY CARE PLANTS

  1. Hate sites like this…Says 13 plants but first pg you get 4, then when you click the pic, the next site shows the same 4 plus 1 more…says ‘8 more on next pg’ but all the arrows are for ads so no way to go to ‘next pg’….Waste of time

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