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(Note: Common names are variable and unreliable)

Botanical Name     Common Name
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Abelia chinensis
Common Name: Chinese Abelia

This Abelia is an upright to spreading deciduous shrub native to China and one of the parents of the much more commonly grown hybrid Abelia x grandiflora.  It can make a good hedge plant with abundant white flowers in summer and with...


Abelmoschus manihot
Common Name: Sunset Hibiscus
Abelmoschus manihot (Hibiscus manihot) is a perennial in the warmer zones, and an annual elsewhere. It bears large showy yellow Hibiscus-like flowers with a maroon eye. It grows well in warmer areas of the U.S. and is easily grown in any well-drained...

Abutilon megapotamicum
Common Name: Trailing Abutilon

Abutilon megapotamicum is a slender branched, somewhat vining deciduous shrub with curious showy hanging lantern-shaped flowers with two tone red and yellow parts. Flowering occurs from late summer into fall. Sometimes used for han...


Abutilon pictum
Common Name: Flowering Maple
A shrub in warm areas with maple-like leaves and orange mallow-like flowers in leaf axils. A showy, fast grower for a sunny protected spot. Given rich soil and ample water, these plants will thrive during hot summers. May not freeze back every yea...

Abutilon pictum 'Souvenir de Bonn'
Common Name: Variegated Flowering Maple
Abutilon pictum 'Souvenir de Bonn' is a shrub in warm areas. Maple-like leaves are variegated with white. Orange mallow-like flowers in leaf axils. A showy, fast grower for a sunny protected spot. Given rich soil and ample water, these plants will...

Acer barbatum
Common Name: Florida Maple
Acer barbatum is a medium to large deciduous oval shaped tree related to the Northern Sugar Maple and sometimes classified as Acer saccharum ssp.floridanum or as Acer floridanum. More heat-tolerant than Northern Sugar Maple, it is smaller in all it'...

Acer fabri
Common Name: Maple, Faber

Acer fabri is a small evergreen or semi-evergreen rounded tree with slender, prominently veined, pointed unlobed dark green leaves.  It has nice copper red new growth.  It is a rare species in cultivation and a good bonsai subje...


Acer rubrum 'Candy Ice'
Common Name: Red Maple 'Candy Ice'

Acer rubrum 'Candy Ice' is a Woodlanders' introduction that was found by Norman Beal in Southwest Virginia.  We use Norman's original name but it has been publicized elsewhere as 'Snowfire'.  It is pyramidal in youth and...


Acer rubrum 'Florida Flame'
Common Name: Red Maple 'Florida Flame'

'Florida Flame' is an excellent clone of our native Red Maple selected by Bob Byrnes of Trail Ridge Nursery in north Florida.  This plant is of north Florida provenance and is a good choice for the humid south w...


Adina rubella
Common Name: Adina, Glossy

This is a medium to large deciduous shrub resembles and is related to our native Buttonbush (Cephalanthus).  It has smaller leaves and similar but smaller ball-like flowers in early summer.  It may grow to 10 feet in warmer climates and ...


Aesculus glabra
Common Name: Ohio Buckeye

Ohio Buckeye is a small to medium, or occasionally large deciduous tree native to the mid-western U.S.  It is the tree which gives Ohio the name of the "Buckeye State".  The rather large leaves are typical of this genus with fi...


Aesculus parviflora
Common Name: Bottlebrush Buckeye
Wide spreading multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with large palmately compound leaves. Flowers in early summer are long upright white spikes. Showy flowers and bright yellow fall color make this a highly desirable ornamental far beyond it's natural habi...

Aesculus parviflora var. serotina
Common Name: Late-blooming Bottlebrush Buckeye
Wide spreading, suckering, multi-stemmed open deciduous slow growing shrub. Overall shape is irregular almost stratified in appearance. White bottlebrush flowers appear in summer two to three weeks later than typical for the species. Medium to dar...

Aesculus pavia
Common Name: Red Buckeye
Clump forming deciduous round topped shrub or small tree with handsome lustrous dark green foliage. Palmately compound leaves emerge very early and may drop in late summer. Produces six inch panicles of showy red flowers in spring which are attract...

Aesculus pavia (late blooming)
Common Name: Red Buckeye
As with normal Red Buckeye but these are seedlings from a distinct form that flowers several weeks later. Good foliage....

Aesculus sylvatica
Common Name: Painted Buckeye
Small deciduous tree typically found in understory of ravine or streamside forests in the southern Piedmont. Typical palmate compound leaves of the buckeyes and Horse Chestnuts and large brown shiny buckeye nuts. Flowers on this species are greenis...

Aleurites fordii
Common Name: Tung-oil Tree

Tung Oil tree is a medium size deciduous tree.  It is ornamental with large (to 10 in) dark green heart shaped or lobed leaves and white to pink flowers in showy panicles in spring. Large inedible seeds are source of tung...


Alnus maritima
Common Name: Alder, Seaside

Seaside Alder is a medium to large deciduous shrub with glossy oval, toothed leaves.  Flowers are elongated catkins followed by small pinecone-like fruits.  This rare species is unusual in several respects.  It flowers in the f...


Aloysia virgata
Common Name: Sweet Almond Bush

This deciduous shrub with oval toothed leaves can be trained as a small tree in subtropical regions or treated as a die-back perennial in some temperate climates.  It has spikes of white fragrant flowers in terminal panic...


Alpinia japonica
Common Name: Alpinia, Japanese

Alpinia japonica is a low growing perennial ginger. It is root-hardy and often stays evergreen in zone 8.  The foliage is fragrant when bruised or crushed.  The showy reddish flowers are mostly hidden in the attractive Canna-lik...


Alpinia sp
Common Name: Evergreen Ginger
Evergreen Ginger produces many long lance-shaped leaves from the base. Spikes of clear yellow flowers extend above the foliage. Plant in part to full shade in moist fertile soil. From seed Collected in 1998 by Frank Bell above Baoguo Monastery on ...

Amelanchier canadensis
Common Name: Serviceberry
Large multi-stem deciduous shrub with small leaves which give good yellow to orange-red fall color. Flowers white in short spikes in very early spring. Very showy in flower. Fruit is raisin size red to purple berry which is tasty and makes good je...

Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Robin Hill'
Common Name: Hybrid Serviceberry

This hybrid Shadbush or Juneberry is a small tree or large shrub with neat oval dentate deciduous leaves which give good yellow to red fall color.  It is valued for its showy flowers very early in spring and for the tasty red to pur...


Ampelopsis brevipedunculata 'Elegans'
Common Name: Porcelainberry, Variegated

Porcelainberry is a high climbing deciduous woody vine with elegant ivy-like leaves.  This variety has green, pink, and white variegation. It climbs by tendrils and can be used to cover unsightly things. Porcelainberry vine produces showy ber...


Amsonia hubrechtii
Common Name: Arkansas Amsonia
This distinctive species of Blue Star native to the South Central U.S. We believe this now popular plant was first made available by Woodlanders. It is a strong perennial forming a large dense clump of upright stems clothed with very narrow leaves w...

Amsonia montana
Common Name: Dwarf Bluestar
Perhaps a dwarf form of Amsonia tabernaemontana to which it is similar in leaves, flowers, and growing conditions. Small enough for rock gardens. Cutting-grown. We originally received this plant from Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA. It seems ...

Amsonia tabernaemontana var. salicifolia
Common Name: Willow Bluestar

Sometimes classified as Amsonia salicifolia this native perennial differs from the wide leaf form of Amsonia tabernaemontana by having willow-like leaves.  It is a good perennial for the sunny border and has the typical show...


Anisacanthus wrightii
Common Name: Hummingbird Bush

Hummingbird bush is a deciduous shrub with rather small pointed leaves and orange to red tubular star-shaped flowers attractive to hummingbirds. Flowers occur from late spring until frost. Drought tolerant as it is native to the southwestern U.S. ...


Anisacanthus wrightii 'Pumpkin'
Common Name: Yellow Hummingbird Flower

Like Anisacanthus wrightii (which see) but with yellow flowers. This clone from San Antonio Botanic Garden is probably the variety 'Pumpkin'

 

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Anredera cordifolia
Common Name: Madiera Vine

Anredera cordifolia (Boussingaltia basseloides)is a deciduous perennial vine with rather fleshy leaves and sprays of tiny white fragrant flowers. It has tuberous roots and climbs by twining.  The leaves and tubers are appare...


Antigonon leptopus
Common Name: Coral Vine

This subtropical vine has somewhat heart shaped leaves and clusters of small papery hot pink showy flowers summer to fall. This vigorous grower is evergreen only in frost-free areas.  In most of the Deep South it freezes to the grou...


Arachniodes simplicior 'Variegata'
Common Name: Variegated Holly Fern

This large fern is a bold and attractive evergreen.  The large dark green leaves have a gold stripe down the center of each division. Plant this fern in shade or partial shade with good soil and ample water.   It is n...


Aralia spinosa
Common Name: Devil's Walking Stick
A hardy but very tropical looking small tree with very large compound deciduous leaves atop a tall slender spiny trunk which is often unbranched. The huge round clusters of white flowers borne at the top of the plant are followed by purple fruits. ...

Arbutus unedo
Common Name: Strawberry Tree
Small tree or large evergreen shrub with urn-shaped pinkish-white flowers in small panicles in fall/early winter. Orange-red strawberry-like fruit. Fruit matures over a year and is present at same time as flowers. Edible but not wonderful ! Slow...

Arbutus x andrachnoides
Common Name: Strawberry Tree Hybrid
Evergreen small tree similar to Arbutus unedo with white bell-like flowers and pink, strawberry-like fruit. On older plants the bark becomes a rich red-brown color. Salt tolerant. Dark green leaves are 1.5 to 4 inches long. Hybrid between A unedo ...

Ardisia crenata
Common Name: Coralberry
A low shrub with a single stem like a little tree. glossy dark green leaves with wavy edges. Small pink flowers in spring followed by clusters of persistent bright red fruit. A very ornamental plant for the southern garden where it will self-seed in...

Ardisia japonica 'Hakuokan'
Common Name: Variegated Japanese Ardisia
A variegated form of Ardisia japonica (which see) with silver edged leaves....

Ardisia japonica 'Ito-Fukurin'
Common Name: Variegated Japanese Ardisia
A variegated form of Ardisia japonica (which see) with light silver-gray leaves with thin white margin....

Ardisia japonica 'Nishiki'
Common Name: Variegated Japanese Ardisia
A variegated form of Ardisia japonica (which see). Ardisia japonica 'Nishiki' ('Hokan Nishiki') has gold and pink variegated leaves on new growth....

Ardisia japonica 'Hinode'
Common Name: Variegated Japanese Ardisia
A variegated form of Ardisia japonica (which see) with broad band of yellow variegation in the center of the leaves....

Aristida beyrichiana
Common Name: Southern Wiregrass
This is a fine textured bunch grass with dense wiry foliage and tall, narrow flowering spikes. It is historically the dominant groundcover in frequently burned longleaf pine forests in the southern U.S. It is now becoming rare because of the loss an...

Aristolochia tomentosa
Common Name: Woolly Pipe Vine

This deciduous "Dutchman's Pipe Vine" is a more restrained relative of Aristolochia durior of the Southern Appalachians.  The latter is popular in the northeastern U.S. but this species is better adapted to its native south...


Aronia arbutifolia 'Brilliantissima'
Common Name: Red Chokeberry 'Brilliantissima'
Thicket forming deciduous shrub with persistant red fruit. Fall color equal to or superior to burning bush. Adaptable to well-drained or wet soils. This selection has perhaps waxier more lustrous leaves than typical for species. Good ornamental. ...

Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'
Common Name: Milkweed, Swamp
'Ice Ballet' is a white flowered selection of this native perennial milkweed. Flowers are borne at tops of 3-4 foot tall plants. This is a good garden plant for moist sites or for the well-watered perennial border. Easy to grow and attractive to butt...

Asclepias tuberosa
Common Name: Butterfly Weed

This strong-growing perennial native to Eastern North America is a favorite of gardeners.  Flower color can range from yellow to almost red but bright orange is typical.  It is best grown in a sunny location wit...


Asimina triloba
Common Name: Pawpaw
Tropical looking deciduous small tree. Large leaves have distinctive odor when crushed. Largest native edible fruit. Perishable banana-like fruit in mid-summer has custard like pulp and large seeds. They are relished by raccoons and many people. S...

Aspidistra elatior
Common Name: Cast Iron Plant
An evergreen groundcover with broad dark green leaves all arising directly from the ground. A great plant for very dark or shady corners and once used as a container plants in almost impossible environments hence common names. Fleshy flowers are vi...

Aspidistra elatior 'Variegata'
Common Name: Variegated Cast Iron Plant

Like Aspidistra elatior (which see) but leaves with alternate stripes of white and green. It may lose variegation in high fertility soils. Pot bound plants can display the best variegation.  May be a bit less hardy than the norm...


Aspidistra elatior 'Asahi'
Common Name: Cast Iron Plant, 'Asahi'
An old Japanese variety of Aspidistra elatior (which see) that has and air brushed look to the ends of the leaves which terminate with a whitish tip. The name 'Asahi' reportedly means "Rising Sun"....

Aspidistra lurida 'Milky Way'
Common Name: Speckled Cast Iron Plant
Smaller than typical Cast Iron Plant and with myriad small white spots on dark leaves (hence name). According to Plant Delights this is properly 'Ginga' but is more commonly called 'Milky Way' This interesting evergreen groundcover should have cultur...

Aster carolinianus
Common Name: Climbing Aster
A most unusual Aster as it is a vine or very scandent shrub with woody stems which do not die back in winter. Abundant late season flowerheads are about 1" diamenter. The ray flowers are blue to purple with yellow disc flowers. It occurs in scatter...

Aster georgiana
Common Name: Georgia Aster
Large bushy perennial Aster with abundant large flower heads with violet ray flowers. Somewhat like Aster grandiflorus but sometimes considered a variety of Aster patens.. This is a rare plant in the wild and known from relatively few localities in ...

Aster laevis 'Bluebird'
Common Name: Aster 'Bluebird'
A selection of our native Smooth Aster made by Richard Lighty at Mt. Cuba Center in Deleware. Large vase shaped clumps bear abundant 1"+ flower heads with violet blue ray flowers surrounding golden disc flowers. This good perennial for the bed or b...

Aster oblongifolius 'Raydon's Favorite'
Common Name: Aster 'Raydon's Favorite'
A dense bushy plant smothered in fall with large blue-purple flowers. A selection from the former Holbrook Farm Nursery in N.C. A fine garden plant for sunny border with well-drained soil. Aromatic foliage. Native to dry prairies and rocky slopes...

Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies'
Common Name:

A tough, low-growing, mounding aster bearing flowers of deep lavender blue in late summer through fall. Tolerant of drought and poor soils.

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Aster tataricus 'Jindai'
Common Name: Jundai Tatarian Aster

Tatarian Aster is a rugged, easy to grow, late bloomer.  This selection is lower growing than species. Although native to Siberia this plant is suited to long dry sunny fall in the south. Rarely requires stalking.&nb...


Athyrium filix-femina 'Minutissimum'
Common Name: Dwarf Lady Fern
A dwarf form of the Lady Fern (which see). Delicate light green leaves, dense. Easy to grow and perfect for shady spot where small fern is needed....

Athyrium x 'Ghost'
Common Name: Lady Fern 'Ghost' Hybrid

This hybrid fern will bring a silver accent to your shady garden.  It is a cross between Lady Fern and Japanese Painted Fern that originated in cultivation. It is a hardy fern and a strong grower.

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Aucuba chinensis
Common Name: Chinese Aucuba

This Chinese relative of the common Japanese Aucuba is a rare plant perhaps first offered in U.S. by Woodlanders. It is an evergreen shrub with broad coarsely toothed leaves with a few yellow dots. Possibly not as cold hardy as the Japanese specie...


Aucuba japonica 'Golden King'
Common Name: Golddust Plant
An evergreen shrub with rather large leathery leaves which in this clone are very heavily splashed with yellow. We obtained this male clone a few years ago from Dr. Michael Dirr who was then working with and evaluating a number of Aucuba varieties w...

Aucuba sp. (himalayica?)
Common Name: Aucuba, Narrow-leaf

This evergreen shrub with narrow serrated leathery leaves was originally received from U.S. National Arboretum as Aucuba himalayica but it may be a form of Aucuba japonica called "Longifolia". As with other Aucuba...

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