Mannion Stude Real Estate developers requested a professional landscape design for renovation of this strip shopping mall on Manchester Road in Warson Woods, St. Louis County, MO.  The design utilized drought and pollution-resistant plant materials including Bradford Pear, Juniper species, Magnolia Soulangeana, ornamental grasses, Yew and the Elm substitute, Japanese Zelkova.  The design incorporated annual plantings for a punch of seasonal color, in addition to Iris and Wild Geranium perennial plantings for a cost effective display of spring and summer color.  Although and upgraded and ongoing maintenance program would be desireable, the overall project is an excellent example of successful suburban commercial design and remains intact after over 20 years  

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