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Plants Letters W, X, Y, Z

Plants letters w, x, y, z is the final page in the alphabet section of specimens. Herbee and I have enjoyed sharing all the different trees, shrubs, flowers, and herbs with you. Below are the final eight. Feel free to go and check out any of the other plant letters in this resource section.


The Weigela family is made up of around twelve zesty species. They are all considered deciduous and are native to Japan. Different varieties will grow well in zones four through nine in the United States.

The vast majority of these species will mature anywhere from six to ten feet tall. The Weigela specie loves full sun but can take partial shade. Moist and well drained soil will allow these species to flourish.

In late spring to early summer, crimson, pink, and white toned flowers appear, which can accent any landscape or garden. The flowers are shaped like a trumpet and go well with evergreen shrubs or trees planted around them. In fall, the foliage turns to vibrant yellow, red, and purple tones. This is a great specie to incorporate into a garden setting.


There are around twenty five evergreen species in the Westringia - Coast Rosemary genus. Westringia is native to Australia, and also known as Australian Rosemary.

This family will grow well in zones nine through eleven in the United States. This zesty variety of Rosemary will thrive in warmer climate regions, especially in coastal areas.

Westringia loves an open area that gets full sun and will adapt to most soil conditions. In summer the species should be kept on a good watering schedule.

In spring light purple toned flowers make their appearance and will last for months. This is an attractive evergreen shrub, and also creates a long focal point in landscapes.


Native to China, the Xanthoceras - Yellowhorn family is flowering specie. It grows well in zones six through ten in the United States.

This specie can handle colder temperatures, but should be protected against late season frost.

The Yellowhorn will thrive in hot summer conditions. The warmth of the summer allows this zesty plant and flowers to achieve it's growth and beauty.

The Yellowhorn is considered a deciduous shrub or small tree, and it can mature up to fifteen feet tall. The white flowers emerge in late spring and throughout the summer months. In colder climates the Yellowhorn should be protected for windy conditions.


One of the most unique and zesty evergreen specimens, the Xanthorrhoea - Grass Tree can be found in it's native Australia, on the rocky slopes in the southwest.

The Grass tree has a confined grass structure and a narrow trunk. It will grow well in zones nine through eleven in the United States.

The Grass tree reminds me of different species of the ornamental grass family. The spikes can reach up to five feet tall, and white flowers blossom in the spring and throughout the summer months.

The Grass tree needs an open area in full sun, and loves well drained soil. This family can develop root rot.

The grass tree can also be used as a container plant, and creates a great look for a sub-tropical to tropical location.


There are only five species that make up the Xylomelum - Woody Pear evergreen family. This genus is also from Australia, and is found in the western region.

The zesty Woody Pear will grow well in zones nine through eleven in the United States. This family will do well in sandy based soil that is well drained.

It thrives in sunny locations and can mature up to twenty five feet tall. These small trees have leathery leaves and cream toned flowers that appear in the summer months

After flowering, red toned fruit appear. It's a great addition to put in dried flower arrangements.

Pruning should be done to keep the compact shape. It's a nice specimen for a landscape area.


The next plants letters W X Y Z specimen is Yucca. There are about forty evergreen perennial shrubs and small trees that make up this family.

Yucca can grow in zones seven through eleven in the United States.

Yucca is noted for its long slender solid and variegated leaves that have a sharp point at the end.

This specie should be put out in an open area, where there is low humidity and full sun. Yucca does better in a sandy soil environment, but can survive in some clay based soil.

The roots of this plant are deep and also invasive. It's another great look for a sub-tropical to tropical setting.


Zelkova is a cool climate family that is native to China, Japan, and western Asia.

The species will do well in zones three through ten in the United States. They will mature anywhere from fifty to one hundred feet tall.

Zelkova is grown for its zesty foliage, and is a deciduous specimen. It is frost tolerant but needs shelter from extreme cold conditions.

Full sun will help this specimen develop a healthy growth pattern. This specie is also called the Zelkova Elm.

This form of Elm is also used to provide shade. It's a great specimen in front or backyards.


There are eighty or so members of the Ziziphus family of deciduous and evergreen shrubs and trees.

They are native to both North America and South America, and will grow well in zones seven through ten in the United States.

The Chinese Date variety is native to China and western Asia. This particular specie will mature up to forty feet tall. The leaves are oval shaped. Green toned flowers appear in the springtime.

In autumn, deep red fruit develops on the trees. They will ripen more throughout the winter months and can be used in stews, soups, or dried. The fruit has an apple flavor. It's a great specimen not only for the outdoors, but also for your kitchen.

These eight zesty families each provide unique specimens in geographic locations. The list of plants section has a wide diversity of plant specimens for you to gain some knowledge in the vast world of trees and shrubs.

Feel free to share a specimen from your local area so others can learn about species in your country and region.

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