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Letter E Plants

There are many eloquent specimens letter E plants. This is another page of some more specimens in the list of plants section. Of course there are many more plants that start with the letter E. Herbee and I wanted to give you some information on nine of them.


The Echium family consists of over forty specimens and are native to the Mediterranean, Canary Islands, and Madeira in the western part of Europe. I find this plant family fascinating as it takes on the appearance of the eloquent Butterfly bush. Bright blue and purple large flowers bloom in late spring through the summer months.

The Echium is considered either an annual or perennial shrub. This specimen thrives in a dry climate and full sun. Echium will grow well in zones nine and ten in the United States. This is a great shrub to mix with evergreens, or plant in a mass setting.

One of the eloquent varieties is the Tower of Jewels which is native to Madeira. The flowers, when in full bloom, will mature to twenty four inches.


There are around forty five different specimens in the Elaeagnus specie. It's native to Europe, Asia, and North America. There is one known family member that also grows in Australia. The Elaeagnus is popular in zones six through nine. The eloquent specimen is wonderful for a hedge row and will survive in sandy soil of coastal regions. Elaeagnus does well in full sun to partial shade.

The fragrant white flowers put this evergreen in the class of the Gardenia. After the flowers have died off, silver tone fruit appears and will last from late fall into the winter months. The maturity of the Elaeagnus will reach ten to fifteen feet tall and wide. I have used this family in designs where it is a showcase in a specific garden. It provides a lasting aroma. A couple of varieties are the Russian Olive and the Silverberry.


There are around forty species of the Ephedra family. The Ephedra is native to southern Europe, North Africa, temperate Asia, and the Americas. This family will do well in zones six through ten in the United States.

This evergreen shrub produces cone like flowers, and will bear fruit after the flowers die out. Ephedra is known for its medicinal purposes and is active in treating allergic and asthma conditions. Species of this family do well in sandy soil or stone environment. The Ephedra can be propagated from seeds.


The Erica genus has over eight hundred species and is dominant in South Africa. There are a couple of species that are native in Europe and other parts of Africa. These heaths love full sun and a natural acid base soil. Different pink tone tubular flowers make their appearance in mid winter in mild climate regions.

The Erica grows well in zones eight through ten. The largest specie is called tree heath, and is native from Portugal all the way to Iran, and will even grow in the mountain ranges of Arabia.

This specie will mature up to twenty feet high. The shrub variety is a full plant and wonderful as a focal point in a garden.


There are around one hundred and fifty species that make up the Eriogonum family. Eriogonum are native to North America, mainly in the western states. This family will grow well in zones six through nine.

The Eriogonum species are annual or perennial shrubs that show off their silvery toned leaves, and produce pink and yellow toned flowers. It loves sunny and well drained environment, and does well in dessert like conditions.

Prune after flowering. This will ensure that the specimens continue their healthy growth pattern. To learn the proper way to prune plants, follow the link at the bottom of the page.


Erythrina has about one hundred and eight species that make up these deciduous to semi-evergreen trees. Erythrina trees are native to the Americas and Africa. They will grow well in zones nine through eleven in the United States.

Also known as the South African Coral Tree these eloquent species love full sun and will do well in coastal areas. The South African Coral can mature anywhere from thirty to sixty feet.

This family is grown as an ornamental and its highlight is the unique shape of their trunks. It's a great specimen in an open area.


Variegated Golden Euonymus

About one hundred and fifty species make up this eloquent Euonymus family. This genus is native to the northern hemisphere as well as East Asia. The varieties grow best in a sheltered area, a good amount of sunlight and well drained soil.

The Winged species is very well known, from Japan to China and Korea. One doesn't notice the flowers, but when autumn arrives, fruit highlights these shrubs.

The variegated Golden Euonymus is a favorite in zones three through eight in the United States. It adds an eloquent touch to a mailbox.


Euphorbia - Milkweed is a huge family made up of over two thousand species. The species are native to Madeira and Madagascar. Different varieties will grow well in zones eight through ten in the United States.

Many of the varieties will also grow well in a sub-tropical and tropical setting. They all flourish in well drained soil and can take sun to partial shade. All of the Euphorbia contain a milky sap and bear red, pink, and off-white flowers. Many of these evergreens are seen growing wild in a lot of locations.

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There are about one hundred species in the Euryops family. They are native to southern Africa and grown for their eloquent and vibrant colored flowers. Euryops will thrive in full sun and well drained soil.

The flowers resemble a daisy and their foliage is similar in nature to a fern leaf. These evergreen shrubs will do well if kept pruned. If they are allowed to grow without pruning, these plants will become leggy. It's a great specimen to accent with other solid evergreens.

Great Book

There are so many wonderful specimens available for you today. These nine E letter genus represent only a small portion of garden plants available today. Herbee and I hope some of this information and others from the list of plants section will help you learn more about the beauty in your own region, and around the world.

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