What’s growing in downtown Sylvania

–by Sylvania AdVantage Staff

Pat O’Brien, of the city of Sylvania Parks and Forestry Department, begins the task of beautifying Main Street.


Shoppers and visitors will find several new varieties of foliage growing in the large curb-side pots on Main Street this season. According to the city’s Parks and Forestry Superintendent Patrick O’Brien, this year alternating pots are filled with “Gold Star” dracena, “Zig-Zag” fish bone cactus, creeping jenny and orange sunpatiens, which he says work well in different light levels.

The other pots contain “Xanadu” phellodendron, “Bewitched”sweet potato vine, licorice plant, lilac sunpatiens and purple shamrocks.

The bridge pots contain wave petunias in purple, sky blue and orange, along with creeping jenny.

O’Brien and his team have also planted parking lot pots with a mixture of petunias “Toffee Twist” ornamental grass, “Dr. Brown” Hawaiian ti , and “Regal Shield” alocasia.

New Concolor Fir Tree Planted

A new Concolor Fir has been planted in Maplewood Park to replace the Colorado Blue Spruce that was used as Sylvania’s Christmas tree for so many years.

“We had to replace the tree as it had fungal disease which attacked and left the tree unsuitable as a Christmas tree,” O’Brien explained.