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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...


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 use...


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 pl...


Acacia neovernicosa
Common Name: Acacia, Viscid

Many plants from the desert Southwest are great ornamentals in the southern U.S. when planted in appropriate site conditions.  Most need full sun in a well-drained site with good soil and freedom from competing vegetation....


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 leucoderme
Common Name: Chalkbark Maple

Acer leucoderme is a small, often multi-stemmed deciduous tree. Related to the Sugar Maple is is sometimes classified as Acer saccharum ssp. leucoderme. It usually grows in the understory of hardwood forests on slopes and hillsid...


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...


Acer saccharum 'Caddo'
Common Name: Maple, 'Caddo'

The Caddo maple is a Sugar Maple from an isolated population in a canyon west of Oklahoma City in Caddo County, Oklahoma.  It has been much heralded as a sugar maple for hotter and drier climates.  Some consider it a form of the Sou...


Adiantum capillus-veneris
Common Name: Southern Maidenhair

Adiantum capillus-veneris is a distinctive deciduous fern with dark purple to black wirey stems and fan-like soft green pinules (leaflets). A delicate fern that will form colonies in locations with bright filtered light and good air circulation. L...


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 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

Red Buckeye is a clump forming deciduous round topped shrub or small tree with handsome lustrous dark green palmately compound leaves which emerge very early and may drop in late summer. Produces six inch panicles of showy tubular red flowers in s...


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 splendens
Common Name: Buckeye, Scarlet

This red or scarlet flowered buckeye may be just a form of Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia - which see).  Dirr (Manual of Woody Landscape Plants) says:  it "is listed by Rehder as a distinct species and severa...


Agave lophantha 'Splendida'
Common Name: Century Plant 'Splendida'

This small bright green Agave with a white center stripe on the short, broad, toothed leaves is a selection of a species native to south Texas and Mexico.  This smaller more compact clumping selection was found some years ago near J...


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...


Alophia drummondii (Herbertia caerulea)
Common Name: Pinewoods Lily

This little iris relative is native primarily to Louisiana and east Texas.  It has had a number of common and scientifiic names.  The blue to purple iris-like flowers are decorated with yellow and brown areas.  They can grow and nat...


Aloysia triphylla (Lippia citriodora)
Common Name: Lemon Verbena

Lemon Verbena is an aromatic deciduous shrub with small lanceolate leaves in whorls on the stems. These leaves are strongly lemon-scented.  It bears tiny white to lavender flowers in terminal clusters but while an herb garden must, ...


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 obovalis
Common Name: Shadbush

This "Shadbush" or "Serviceberry" is an upright colony forming deciduous shrub. White flowers in the spring followed by blue-purple fruit. An attractive low growing species that is much less common in cultivation compared to the larger species and...


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 tabernaemontana
Common Name: Bluestar
This is the Amsonia most familiar to gardeners. This Bluestar has broader oval leaves and the blue star shaped flowers at the ends of the stems typical of the Amsonias. It grows well in deep moist soil in partial shade. Alan Armitage in Herbaceous...

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. ...


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 crenata 'alba'
Common Name: Ardisia, White Berried

This is the uncommon white-berried form of Ardisia crenata (which see).  Culture and other characteristics similar. 

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

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....

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....

Aristida beyrichiana
Common Name: Wiregrass, Southern
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 and...

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 '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 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...

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 japonica 'Rozannie'
Common Name: Aucuba, 'Rozannie'

Aucuba japonica is a commonly planted evergreen shrub in southern gardens.  There are numberous varieties and many have yellow speckles or yellow or white splotches on the large leathery toothed leaves.  Female plants can have l...


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...


Baccharis angustifolia
Common Name: False Willow

This Baccharis is a salt tolerant semi-evergreen upright shrub with small narrow glossy willow-like leaves.  It is found in saline coastal marsh areas but grows well in ordinary garden soil in full sun.  It is a graceful, attractive, and...


Baccharis dioica
Common Name: Broombush Falsewillow

This rare semi-evergreen shrub is similar to our common Baccharis halmifolia but quite distinct.  In 1979 just before Hurricane Frederick did tremendous damage to the Mobile, Alabama area, we discovered...


Baptisia alba
Common Name: False Indigo, White
Multi-stemmed perennial with tall spikes of showy white flowers in spring. A great, long-lasting plant for sunny, well-drained sites in the garden bed or border. Several tall white Baptisias with fat seed pods formerly classed as separate species a...

Baptisia australis
Common Name: Blue Wild Indigo

When Woodlanders began in 1980 this was about the only Baptisia known to gardeners. We subsequently introduced many other species which have become popular garden perennials. Baptisia australis is a long-lived perennial that is essentiall...


Baptisia megacarpa
Common Name: Apalachicola wild indigo
A rather large growing perennial Baptisia with terminal spikes of creamy flowers followed by large pods. This is a very rare species from the northwest Florida area. It is somewhat more shade tolerant than most Baptisia and makes an attractive gard...

Baptisia sphaerocarpa
Common Name: Yellow False Indigo
Baptisias first offered by Woodlanders'(which includes virtually all except B. australis) are becoming the latest garden craze. This is one we first offered in 1987 from seed we collected in Chambers County, TX. Blue-green foliage and spikes of bri...

Barleria cristata
Common Name: Philippine Violet
Called "Phillipine Violet" but neither Phillipine nor a Violet. Showy blue flowers in late summer and autumn. Perennial in zone 8-9, 4-6 foot shrub in zone 10. In zone 8 cut back plants afterfrost kills the tops. Mound 10 inches of coarse sand ov...

Bignonia (Anisostichus) capreolata var. atrosanguinea
Common Name: Red Crossvine

Crossvine is a vigorous evergreen or semi-evergreen vine climbing by tendrils or hold-fasts.  The leaves on this clone may be narrower and longer than is typical for the species but its main feature is abundant red trumpet shaped flowers...


Bouvardia ternifolia
Common Name: Bouvardia, Scarlet
A small shrub with whorls of leaves and extremely showy red flowers in terminal clusters. This is a plant from the southwestern U.S. and Mexico and needs full sun, well-drained soil, and freedom from competing vegetation....

Buddleia cordata ssp. tomentella
Common Name: Los Lerios Butterflybush

This is a large evergreen shrub with somewhat heart-shaped gray green leaves with lighter undersides. Originally it was collected by Yucca-do Nursery near Los Lerios, Cohuila, Mexico and originally offered by us a "Buddleia sp. "Los Leri...


Buddleia davidii 'Attraction'
Common Name: Butterfly-bush, Attraction

Buddleia davidii 'Attraction' is a more compact shrub than typical for the species and ultimately forms a somewhat rounded outline. Its arching branches are lined with gray-green leaves which have no fall color. Royal red ...


Buddleia davidii x fallowiana 'Lochinch'
Common Name: Butterflybush, 'Lochinch'

'Lochinch' is a hybrid Butterfly Bush blooming on new growth with showy panicles of small fragrant lavender blue flowers that have an orange "eye".   This is a vigorous and fast-growing decidous shrub with gray-g...


Buddleia davidii x globosa 'Miss Ruby'
Common Name: Butterfly Bush, 'Miss Ruby'

This striking pink flowered Butterfly Bush is the result of a cross between two different Buddleia davidii x B. globosa varities.  It was created by Dr. Dennis Werner at the Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, North Carolina whi...


Buddleia lindleyana
Common Name: Lindley Butterflybush
Evergreen or semi-evergreen arching shrub with rather lustrous dark green leaves. Flowers occur in upright arching or hanging 3 to 8 inch long panicles and are attractive to butterflies. Plant in sun or semi-shade in good soil that is well-drained....

Buddleia salvifolia
Common Name: Sageleaf Buttrtflybush
A medium to large South African shrub which has proven surprisenly hardy in trials at Athens, GA. Flowers of pale lavender are not particularly fragrant but Dr. Dirr says: "All visitor's to our trials have become enamored with the foliage". Give this...

Buddleia x weyeriana 'Honeycomb'
Common Name: Yellow Butterflybush
Hybrid between B. globosa and B. davidii. Better and more vigorous than B. 'Sungold'. Obtained by Dr. Mike Dirr from Crathes Castle Garden in Scotland and named 'Honeycomb'. Purchased as the variety 'E.H. Wilson,'it turned out to be a very differen...

Bumelia thornei
Common Name: False Buckthorn, Thorne's

Bumelia (Sideroxylon) thornei is a rare small tree with small oval leaves, rather crooked or pendulous thorny branches, and black raisin size fruits. It grows naturally in moist to wet soil but is adaptable and appears to ...


Bumelia (Sideroxylon) reclinata (reclinatum)
Common Name: Florida Bully
Large deciduous shrub or small tree with tough irregular branching habit and small reticulate veined leaves. Tiny greenish white flowers are attractive to pollenators and are followed by small black berries. Found throughout Florida and in scattere...

Butia capitata
Common Name: Pindo Palm
Medium size palm tree with trunk to 1 1/2 feet in diameter. Blue-green pinnate leaves elongate, curving, pinnae regularly arranged or sometimes clustered, ascending from the rachis. Hardiest "feather leaf" palms and commonly planted in the southeas...

Buxus balearica
Common Name: Box, Balearic Island

This seldom offered evergreen shrub or small tree is not often seen in the U.S.   It is related to and similar to the common Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens) but has larger leaves.  It is probably less cold-hardy but perhaps a bett...


Buxus harlandii
Common Name: Harland Boxwood

 

This small boxwood with narrow, bright green leaves and abundant and noticible bloom is apparently the true Buxus harlandii.  The boxwoods commonly sold in the South as B. harlandii,&...


Buxus sempervirens ''Unraveled''
Common Name: Boxwood, Weeping 'Unraveled'

For complete information click on:   https://www.ncsu.edu/jcraulstonarboretum/horticulture/introductions-and-promotions/choice-plants/buxus-sempervirens-unraveled.php

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Caesalpinia gillesii
Common Name: Bird of Paradise Shrub

Bird of Paradise Shrub is a medium size open growing shrub with compound blue-green leaves with tiny leaflets. Grown for the showy yellow flowers with long red curved staymens. These are followed by flat seed pods. Plant in sunny s...


Caesalpinia mexicana
Common Name: Mexican Caesalpinia

This subtropical small tree is native in Texas but only in the mild climate area of the lower Rio Grande Valley.  It is grown in other areas but is typically killed to the ground in winter in all but very mild areas.  Outside t...


Callicarpa americana
Common Name: American Beautyberry
Deciduous multi-stemmed shrub with rather large coarsely toothed velvety opposite leaves. Flowers small purple in clusters around stems at leaf nodes and followed in late summer by showy clusters of BB sized purple berries. Sun or semi-shade in aver...

Callicarpa americana 'Bok Tower'
Common Name: Beautyberry 'Bok Tower'
Like Callicarpa americana (which see) but with white berries. This selection from Polk County, FL by Jonathan Shaw, former director of Bok Tower Gardens is late flowering and fruiting. Perhaps the best white-fruited selection for the Deep South but ...

Callicarpa americana 'Welsh's Pink'
Common Name: Pink Beautyberry

This Callicarpa americana (which see) is a selection with pink berries. We believe this unusual selection is from Texas.

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Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii 'Profusion'
Common Name: Bodinier Beautyberry 'Profusion'
Excellent Dutch cultivar of this Chinese deciduous shrub. Upright arching branches and bronze-purple new growth which turns pinkish purple in fall. Abundant small purple berries in sizeable clusters. Will fruit as a young plant. Full sun for best...

Callicarpa dichotoma 'Issai'
Common Name: Beautyberry 'Purple Issai'
Purple Beautyberry is, according to Dirr, the "most graceful and refined of the species". It is also the most cold-hardy. This selection fruits heavily as a young plant and abundant small violet berries follow small lavender pink flowers. Plant in...

Callicarpa dichotoma 'Splashy'
Common Name: Variegated Purple Beautyberry

'Splashy' is a deciduous shrub with arching branches, small pink flowers, and abundant clusters of small purple berries. This selection introduced from Japan by our friend Ted Stephens of Nurseries Carolinana is highly variegated with irregular wh...


Callicarpa dichotoma var. albifructus
Common Name: White Fruited Asiatic Beautyberry

Callicarpa dichotoma is, according to Dirr, the "most graceful and refined of the [various] species". It is also the most cold-hardy. This variety has white berries instead of typical purple and may get a bit taller than the typical form....


Callicarpa formosana
Common Name: Beautyberry, Taiwan

Deciduous shrub with showy purple fruits.  This species of beautyberry is a good choice for gardens in warmer climate zones.   For detailed informaion see:   More Info


Callicarpa pilosissima
Common Name: Taiwan Beautyberry

This Beautyberry is a large deciduous or semi-evergreen shrub native to Taiwan and little known in the U.S. It has large, 10-12 inch long fuzzy leaves and clustered small white berries. It is a striking novelty shrub for mild clima...


Callicarpa pilosissima x
Common Name: Beautyberry Hybrid

A spontaneous hybrid Beautyberry we grew from seed collected from one of our large-leafed subtropical Callicarpa pilosissima. The pollen parent could be any of a number of other Callicarpa species in our collection. This plant has rather ...


Callirhoe involucrata
Common Name: Poppymallow, Purple

This sun-loving low spreader has bright purple cup-shaped blooms with white throats.  It flowers from spring through summer.  The attractive foliage is deeply lobed.   It is most common as a native in the eastern edge...


Callistemon brachyandrus
Common Name: Bottlebrush, Prickly

One of many speices of Bottlebrush native to Austrailia, this one is distinctive with the short, narrow, needle-like stiff leaves which give it the common name of Prickly Bottlebrush.  The showy flowers are like red bottlebrushes typical...


Callistemon paludosus (hybrid?)
Common Name: Bottlebrush Pink
Evergreen shrub with arching to pendulous branches. Leaves dark green lance like along stems. Flowers terminal pink "bottlebrushes". This relatively cold hardy bottlebrush is unusual in that it has pink flowers freely in mid-summer. Native to Austral...

Callistemon pinifolius
Common Name: Bottlebrush, Pine-leafed

Pine-leafed bottlebrush, as the name suggests, has needle-like leaves resembling pine foliage.  This rather upright shrub is native to southeastern Australia.  It is rather uncommon in cultivation, at least in the southern U.S.  Thi...


Callistemon rigidus 'Clemson'
Common Name: Bottlebrush 'Clemson'

This small to medium sized evergreen shrub with bright red "bottlebrush" flowers is a native of Australia.  Callistemons are generally considered subtropical plants but this one has survived outside for years at Clemson, SC., an area generall...


Callistemon sp. 'Woodlanders Hardy'
Common Name: Bottlebrush Cultivar

This bottlebrush is a medium, arching, evergreen shrub with bright red "bottlebrush" flowers in late spring. Originally offered by us as C. sieberi, but that species should have yellow flowers. Has proven winter hardy in Raleigh, NC. ...


Calluna vulgaris 'Gold Haze'
Common Name: Heather 'Gold Haze'
Heather is an upright branching, small evergreen ground cover plant with dense, leafy branches that can form a mat. It is a plant that likes a cooler climate and a moist but well-drained acidic soil that is sandy and low in fertility. This golden t...

Calycanthus floridus
Common Name: Sweet Shrub
Upright colony-forming deciduous shrub with dark maroon 1-2" flowers with many sepals and similar petals. Renouned for its fruity fragrance but not all plants have fragrant flowers or they are not consistently fragrant. A woodland plant but suited ...

Calycanthus floridus 'Athens'
Common Name: Sweetshrub 'Athens'
(AKA 'Katherine') As with the species Calycanthus floridus (which see) but flowers yellow and with good fragrance. One of several clones which have been found with yellow flowers. 'Athens' was provided to Dr. Mike Dirr by Jane Symmes of the now def...

Calycanthus floridus 'Michael Lindsey'
Common Name: Sweetshrub 'Michael Lindsey'

Selected, introduced, and named by Allen Bush, Holbrook Farm & Nursery (now defunct), Fletcher, NC.  This dense, rounded, & compact deciduous shrub has reddish brown flowers that may have a fruity fragrance.  ...


Calycanthus hybridus 'Venus'
Common Name: Sweetshrub 'Venus' Hybrid

Deciduous shrub with glossy dark green leaves and showy white flowers resembling the flowers of Star Magnolia but a bit smaller. Flowers in mid summer. This exciting new introduction was bred by Dr. Tom Ranney in North Carolina combining the easte...


Camellia edithae
Common Name: Dongnan Sancha Camellia

Two species of Camellia are commonly grown in American gardens. They are Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua. There are countless varieties of each. Many varied and quite different species of Camellia occur in the Far East an...


Camellia euryoides
Common Name: Camellia, Mockorange
Two species of Camellia are commonly grown in American gardens. They are Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua. There are countless varieties of each. Many varied and quite different species of Camellia occur in the Far East and this is one of t...

Camellia fraterna
Common Name: Camellia
Two species of Camellia are commonly grown in American gardens. They are Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua. There are countless varieties of each. Many varied and quite different species of Camellia occur in the Far East and this is one of t...

Camellia japonica
Common Name: Camellia, Pale Pink
Unknown cultivar. Pale pink flowers...

Camellia japonica 'Imura'
Common Name: Camellia 'Imura'

Two species of Camellia are commonly grown in American gardens. They are Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua. There are countless varieties of each. 'Imura' is a nice form of Camellia japonica with elegant ...


Camellia japonica 'Jury's Yellow'
Common Name: Camellia Cultivar

Two species of Camellia are commonly grown in American gardens. They are Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua. There are countless varieties of each. This is a nice form of Camellia japonica . Semi-double flowers are creamy colored but yellow s...


Camellia japonica 'Kujaku Tsubaki'
Common Name: Peacock Camellia

Two species of Camellia are commonly grown in American gardens. They are Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua. There are countless varieties of each. This is an unusual selection of Camellia japonica with rather tubul...


Camellia japonica 'Tama no ura'
Common Name: Picotee Flowered Camellia
Two species of Camellia are commonly grown in American gardens. They are Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua. There are countless varieties of each. This is a nice form of Camellia japonica. A famous and unique Japanese variety with single flower...

Camellia longicarpa
Common Name: Long Carpel Camellia
Two species of Camellia are commonly grown in American gardens. They are Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua. There are countless varieties of each. This is another species of Camellia that is little-known in America. Woodlanders is one of the...

Camellia oleifera
Common Name: Camellia, Tea-oil
Two species of Camellia are commonly grown in American gardens. They are Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua. There are countless varieties of each. This less well-known species has less glossy leaves than most other Camellias but nice cinnamo...

Camellia reticulata x fraterna 'Crimson Candles'
Common Name: Camellia, Crimosn Candles

'Crimson Candles' is a fine hybrid camellia introduced by Camellia Forest Nursery in North Carolina.  It is winter flowering with abundant small rose red blossoms which hold up well to below freezing nights.  The plant has an uprigh...


Camellia rosaeflora
Common Name: Camellia, Rose flower

Two species of Camellia are commonly grown in American gardens. They are Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua. There are countless varieties of each. Many varied and quite different species of Camellia occur in the Far East an...


Camellia saluensis 'Appleblossom'
Common Name: Camellia 'Appleblossom'

A selection of Camellia saluensis with abundant pink flowers. Originally acquired from the Norfolk, VA garden of the late Fred Huette, a great plantsman and first director of Norfolk Botanical Garden.

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Camellia sasanqua 'Leslie Ann'
Common Name: Sasanqua Camellia 'Leslie Ann'

Two species of Camellia are commonly grown in American gardens. They are Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua. There are countless varieties of each. This Camellia sasanqua variety is a beautiful fall flowering plant with exqu...


Camellia sasanqua 'Misty Moon'
Common Name: Sasanqua Camellia, 'Misty Moon

Two species of Camellia are commonly grown in American gardens. They are Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua. There are countless varieties of each. This Camellia sasanqua variety is a relatively new selection of thi...


Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide'
Common Name: Camellia, Sasanqua 'Yuletide'
Two species of Camellia are commonly grown in American gardens. They are Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua. There are countless varieties of each. This Camellis saaanqua variety is unique for the flowers which are about 3" in diameter with deep...

Camellia sinensis
Common Name: Tea Plant
Two species of Camellia are commonly grown in American gardens. They are Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua. There are countless varieties of each. Among the many other species, this one is of great economic importance as the source of tea. ...

Camellia sinensis 'Rosea'
Common Name: Pink Tea Plant
A pink flowered form of Camellia sinensis (which see). The foliage is also somewhat reddish....

Camellia x williamsii 'Daintiness'
Common Name: Camellia, 'Daintiness' Hybrid

Two species of Camellia are commonly grown in American gardens. They are Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua. There are countless varieties of each. This one is a beautiful hybrid between Camellia japonica and a Chin...


Camellia x williamsii 'Donation'
Common Name: Camellia Hybrid, 'Donation'

Two species of Camellia are commonly grown in American gardens. They are Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua. There are countless varieties of each. 'Donation' is a hybrid between Camellia japonica 'Donkelaeri' and <...


Camellia x williamsii 'Mary Christian'
Common Name: Mary Christian Camellia

Like Camellia x williamsii 'Donation' (which see),  'Mary Christian' is a choice hybrid between Camellia japonica and C. saluenensis.  A beautiful evergreen shrub with abundant soft pink single ...


Campsis radicans 'Judy'
Common Name: Yellow Trumpetcreeper 'Judy'
A yellow-flowered floriferous selection of this normally orange flowered native vine. High-climbing with compound deciduous leaves. Flowers yellow with dark throat. This Woodlanders introduction is one we found in eastern North Carolina. The well-...

Camptosema praeandinum
Common Name:

A shrubby but somewhat vine-like leguminous plant (pea family) with deciduous leaves resembling the leaves of the common green bean or soybean. Notable for the long spikes of coral orange flowers. A new introduction which we collected in Argentina...


Canna flaccida
Common Name: Southern Marsh Canna
Perennial with light green broad tropical looking leaves typical of Canna. This native species has yellow flowers. Spreads freely in moist to wet soil or in shallow water but grows well in ordinary garden soil. Plant in sunny location with good so...

Canna sp.
Common Name: Red Canna
This Canna is a rather compact plant with medium green leaves and delicate flowers with red and yellow petals. We grew this Canna from seed but do not recall where we obtained it. It is a good subject for the bed, border, or subtropical garden and g...

Carex flaccosperma
Common Name: Blue Wood Sedge
Ornamental Carex are tufted or clump-forming grass like plants. This clump forming sedge has glaucus blue to blue-green slightly quilted leaves to 1/2 inch wide. Drought tolerant once established but best in moist soil and semi-shade. Native to sou...

Carpinus caroliniana
Common Name: American Hornbeam

Ironwood is an attractive small dense deciduous tree with small leaves and small winged seeds. The gray bark is smooth and looks like a muscled arm. Does well in shade or sun in good moist soil. Ideal for lawn tree or for pleached ...


Carpinus coreana
Common Name: Korean Hornbeam

Korean Hornbeam is a rather small deciduous tree with fine twiggy branches and small serrated leaves which give good fall color.  It is sometimes considered the same as or a variety of C. turczaninovii.  It makes an excellent  and g...


Carya glabra
Common Name: Pignut Hickory

A large deciduous tree of finer texture than Mockernut Hickory (C. tomentosa).  Pignut Hickory is widespread in eastern U.S., but like other hickories it is rarely offered by nurseries.  Grows well in good soil t...


Carya ovata
Common Name: Shagbark Hickory

This large deciduous tree has typical hickory compound leaves and attractive shaggy bark peeling in strips on trunk. The hard shelled nuts are edible and delicious. This tree prefers moist, well-drained sites, but is adaptable. ...


Carya tomentosa
Common Name: Hickory, Mockernut

This hickory is a large deciduous tree with compound leaves which turn bright yellow in fall.  The hickory nuts are thick shelled,  hard to crack, and tedious to pick out but very tasty.  The tree has a narrow to broadly rounded cro...


Caryopteris x clandonensis 'First Choice'
Common Name: Bluemist Shrub

'First Choice' is a long-blooming compact form of this favorite shrub or subshrub.  It is a hybrid between Caryopteris incana and Caryopteris mongolica.  It produces dark purple densly clustered flowers ...


Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Longwood Blue'
Common Name: Bluebeard

This small deciduous shrub or sub-shrub in the mint family is a hybrid between Caryopteris incana and C. mongolica.  The variety 'Longwood Blue' has silvery foliage and violet blue flowers produced over a long period.  ...


Cassia bicapsularis
Common Name: Showy Senna

Subtropical shrub with bright yellow flowers in late fall. Evergreen in zones 10. Stem hardy in zone 9. Seeds poisonous but not deadly. In zone 8 cut back plants after the frost kills the tops. Mound 10 inches of coarse sand over t...


Cassia bicapsularis 'Buttercream'
Common Name: Showy Senna 'Pale Yellow'

This is a pale yellow flowered selection of Cassia bicapsularis (which see). We had not seen this before it was shared with us by Joann Breland in Charleston.

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Cassia corymbosa
Common Name: Senna, Argentine

This upright shrub with small, dark green compound leaves has showy yellow flowers in September followed by cylindrical pods. More cold hardy than Cassia bicarpsularis and winter dormant in zone 8, it may freeze to ground in col...


Castanea mollissima
Common Name: Chinese Chestnut
This bushy Chinese deciduous tree is widely grown as a substitute for the once widepread American Chestnut tree that was essentially eliminated by the chestnut blight brought in from China in 1904. It produces large edible chestnuts which are shed f...

Catalpa bignonioides
Common Name: Catalpa, Southern

Somewhat smaller than the Northern Catalpa (Catalpa speciosa) this deciduous tree has large heart-shaped leaves and in May it has large showy panicles of white flowers with numerous purple spots.  It is spari...


Catalpa ovata
Common Name: Catalpa, Chinese

Smaller than our native Catalpas, this Chinese species is an attractive and precocious to flower small tree.  It has the same heart-shaped leaves and long slender pods as other Catalpa trees.  The large upright clusters of one inch ...


Ceanothus x delilianus ''Gloire de Versailles''
Common Name: Ceanothus, 'Gloire de Versailles hybrid

'Glorie des Versailles' is a deciduous shrub that can scramble to 10 feet in favorable areas if not pruned back. It is a cross between Ceanothus americanus and the Mexican Ceanothus coeruleus.  It has la...


Celtis sinensis 'Green Cascade'
Common Name: Weeping Chinese Hackberry

This unusual weeping form of Chinese Hackberry is a relative of our native Hackberry tree.  It has glossy green leaves and sinewy limbs that will conform to the shape of a trellis or pergola or become a leafy sprawli...


Cephalanthus occidentalis
Common Name: Buttonbush
Buttonbush is a rounded dediduous shrub which can be trained as small tree. Grows in wet or seasonally flooded sites but does well in ordinary garden situation with sun and adequate water. Flowers white in ball-like clusters about 1-1.5 inch in diam...

Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Fastigata'
Common Name: Columnar Japanese Plum Yew

This is a needle-leaf evergreen shrub with whorled dark green leaves on upright branches. It is an ancient Japanese or Korean clone which will occasionally put out shoots with two ranked leaves that are typical of the species....


Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Prostrata'
Common Name: Japanese Plum Yew
Evergreen conifer similar to Yew (Taxus). This variety is prostrate in growth habit. A good substitute for Taxus in the South. Moist well-drained soil but will tolerate drought once established. Holds good green color in winter. Will tolerate full...

Cercidium texanum
Common Name: Palo Verde, Texas

Several species of Paloverde (Cercidium) occur in the Southwest.  This species is native to south Texas desert areas where it becomes a large shrub or small tree.  It is ornamental for its smooth green crooked stems with short spine...


Cercis canadensis var. mexicana
Common Name: Redbud, Mexican

Sometimes considered a seperate species, this attractive small tree found in southwestern Texas and Mexico.  It is usually considered a form of the Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis) but is quite distinct with smaller more leath...


Cestrum elegans
Common Name: Elegant Jasmine
Erect or arching perennial freezing to the ground in zone 8. Woody shrub in the tropics. Showy reddish purple tubular flowers in terminal clusters late in growing season. Cut back plants after the frost kills the tops. Mound 10 inches of coarse sand...

Cestrum elegans var. smithii
Common Name: Smith's Jasmine
Similar to Cestrum. elgans (which see), but with profuse blush rose flowers. Suitable in zone 8-10 or in greenhouse where it is everblooming. Cut back plants after the frost kills the tops. Mound 10 inches of coarse sand over the stubs. Mulch over ...

Cestrum nocturnum
Common Name: Ladies of the Night Jasmine
Scandant or spreading shrub in frost free climates but perennial in zone 8. Very fragrant clusters of tubular yellowish flowers that are fragrant at night. Plant in sheltered spot where powerful fragrance at night will be enjoyed. Cut back plants aft...

Cestrum purpureum
Common Name: Purple Jasmine
Erect or arching perennial freezing to the ground in zone 8. Woody shrub in the tropics. Showy purple tubular flowers in terminal clusters late in growing season. Cut back plants after the frost kills the tops. Mound 10 inches of coarse sand over th...

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Filicoides'
Common Name: Hinoki Falsecypress
A small evergreen tree with bright green leaves in fern-like sprays. Somewhat random habit of growth but very attractive. One of many horticultural selections of this Japanes conifer. Plant in sun or semi-shade in well-drained soil....

Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Shiva'
Common Name: Sawara Falsecedar 'Shiva'

Described as a silvery, soft textured juvenile foliage form of  Atlantic Whitecedar, this plant was originally presumed to be Chamaecyparis thyoides. It now appears to be a Chamaecyparis pisifera. It was found as a seedling ...


Chamaecyparis thyoides subsp. henryae
Common Name: Whitecedar, Gulf

Chamaecyparis thyoides or Atlantic Whitecedar is a tall evergreen conifer found in acid swamps along the Atlantic Coast from Maine to the Carolinas.  The slightly different form found along the Gulf Coast has been called Chamaecy...


Chamaedaphne calyculata
Common Name: Leatherleaf

Chamaedaphne is a thicket forming low evergreen ericaceous shrub with leafy racemes of small white bell-like flowers.  It is native to the eastern U.S. where it grows in sandy, acid bogs.  It is a very cold-hardy evergreen shrub...


Chamaerops humilis
Common Name: Palm, European Fan

Chamaerops humulis is a fan leaf palm with spine margined petioles on deeply divided leaves. Usually multi-trunked but occasionally single stem. Old specimens may be taller than 15 feet. A neat and rather slow growing but relatively cold-hardy pal...


Chasmanthium latifolium
Common Name: River Oat Grass
Chasmanthium (Uiola) latifolium is a luxuriant and shade tolerant perennial grass with relatively wide leaf blades and taller spikes of drooping seed heads much like "Sea Oats". Attrative in the garden and seed stalks a great component for dried arra...

Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips'
Common Name: Pink Turtlehead 'Hot Lips'

This Turtlehead is a clump forming perennial with 1" long pink flowers in dense terminal spikes.  The flowers can persist for about 4 weeks. Plant in good soil in sunny bed and provide adequate water. A choice perennial for the garden be...


Chimonanthus praecox
Common Name: Wintersweet
A deciduous shrub of somewhat ungainly habit but with attractive dark green long pointed leaves. It has long been valued in the South for it's very fragrant flowers which appear in mid-winter. The flowers are along the branches and are yellowish cu...

Chionanthus virginicus
Common Name: Fringe Tree
Fringetree is a deciduous large shrub or small tree, often multi-stemmed. A favorite landscape ornamental prized for it's abundant fleecy white flowers in spring followed on female plants by raisin-size purple fruits. Fringetree can be grown in sun...

Chitalpa tashkentensis
Common Name: Chitalpa
x Chitalpa tashkentensis is an interesting large deciduous shrub or small tree. It is a hybrid between the American Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis) and our Southern Catalpa (Catalpa bignonioides)but was produced in Tashkent, former USSR. Leav...

Choisya ternata
Common Name: Mexican-Orange

Choysia is a superb densly rounded evergreen shrub with fragrant white flowers.  The flowers open over an extended period. The aromatic leaves are trifoliate.  It is an excellent ornamental if given just the right conditi...


Cinnamomum wilsonii
Common Name: Chuan Gui

This evergreen tree has very handsome dark green leaves about 4-5 inches long with three prominent veins.  It is native to southern China and is rare in cultivation.  This subtropical tree has proven hardy here in Aiken, South Carol...


Cissus incisa
Common Name: Marine Ivy
Relatively hardy and vigorous deciduous relative of the popular house plant, Grape Ivy. Attractive, deeply lobed, and somewhat fleshy gray-green trifoliate leaves. Drought tolerant. Tendrils have hold fasts that cling to almost any surface that is ...

Cistus x corbariensis (C. hybridus)
Common Name: Rockrose
Low evergreen shrub with abundant white 2 inch flowers like single roses. Plant in sunny or very lightly shaded site with good drainage. Best in a Mediterranean climate but performs well in parts of the Southeast if well sited. Mediterranean Regio...

Citrus aurantium
Common Name: Sour Orange

Sour Orange is widely grown as an ornamental and even as a street tree.  It is somewhat naturalized in Florida.  It is useful for making marmalade but not otherwise edible.  This unnamed selection is propagated from a sing...


Citrus aurantium 'Gou Tou'
Common Name: Sour Orange, Gou Tou

Woodlanders has been a leader in offering a wide range of Citrus and Citrus hybrids which are hardy outdoors beyond the normal Citrus growing areas.The Gou Tou Sour Orange is reported to be widely grown in southeast Asia.  The fruit is like a...


Citrus complex hybrid 'Minneola x C. ichangensis x Temple'
Common Name: Orange, Minneola hybrid

Many popular citrus fruits are hybrids.  This one is a real mix.  The 'Minneola' Tangelo is a Mandarin Orange crossed with a Grapefruit.  This is crossed with the cold-hardy but scarcely edible Ichang Papeda (Citrus ichange...


Citrus misc.
Common Name:

See also:  Microcitrus, Fortunella, x Citrofortunella, Ponciris

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Citrus myrtifolia 'Chinotto'
Common Name: Myrtle Leaf Orange

Woodlanders has been a leader in offering a wide range of Citrus and Citrus hybrids which are hardy outdoors beyond the normal Citrus growing areas.  'Chinotto' is a dense compact ornamental shrub or small tree with small pointed myrtle-like ...


Citrus reticulata 'Changsha'
Common Name: Mandarin 'Changsha'
Woodlanders has been a leader in offering a wide range of Citrus and Citrus hybrids which are hardy outdoors beyond the normal Citrus growing areas. This is one of the most cold hardy evergreen citrus. This small tree produces tangerine-like fruits w...

Citrus reticulata 'Keraji'
Common Name: Keraji Mandarin

Woodlanders has been a leader in offering a wide range of Citrus and Citrus hybrids which are hardy outdoors beyond the normal Citrus growing areas.  Keraji Mandarin is a medium size evergreen tree with typical white fragrant ...


Citrus reticulata 'NuClem'
Common Name: NuClem Clementine

NuClem is a type of the familiar Clementine mandarin or tangerine that is rather special in our lineup of relatively cold hardy citrus fruits.  Our friend and citrus guru Tom McClendon who shared this with  us offers the following i...


Citrus reticulata var. austera 'Rangpur'
Common Name: Lime, 'Rangpur'
Evergreen Citrus tree with fragrant white flowers and small orange tangerine-like fruits that are very sour and used as a lime substitute. It is much more cold hardy than a true lime and is widely grown as a dooryard fruit in California but little-ln...

Citrus taiwanica
Common Name: Nanshodaidai
Woodlanders has been a leader in offering a wide range of Citrus and Citrus hybrids which are hardy outdoors beyond the normal Citrus growing areas. This is a vigorous upright spreading evergreen thorny citrus with sour tangerine to orange-like fruit...

Citrus (Citrus X) Citrus reticulata x Citrus mitis 'Calamandarin'
Common Name: Calamandarin
Woodlanders has been a leader in offering a wide range of Citrus and Citrus hybrids which are hardy outdoors beyond the normal Citrus growing areas. This citrus is possibly a hybrid between a Mandarin and a Calamondin orange. (Calamondin may be a Man...

Citrus (Citrus X) Citrus x meyeri 'Meyer'
Common Name: Lemon, 'Meyer'

Small evergreen tree with fragrant purple tinted white flowers and large lemon-like fruits. A favorite container-grown citrus. The Meyer Lemon is probably a hybrid between a lemon and some other citrus. It was discovered near Peking, China in 1908...


Citrus (X Citrus) Citrus sinensis x Ponciris trifoliata 'Carizzo'
Common Name: Carizzo Citrange

Woodlanders has been a leader in offering a wide range of Citrus and Citrus hybrids which are hardy outdoors beyond the normal Citrus growing areas. This hardy hybrid between the Naval Orange and the inedible but hardy Trifoliate O...


Citrus (X Citrus) Ponciris trifoliata x Citrus sinensis 'Benton'
Common Name: Citrange, 'Benton'

Woodlanders has been a leader in offering a wide range of Citrus and Citrus hybrids which are hardy outdoors beyond the normal Citrus growing areas.  'Benton', like most other Citranges is cold hardy, not very edible, but ornamental...


Citrus (X Citrus) Poncirus trifoliata x Citrus paradisi 'Dunstan'
Common Name: Citrumelo, 'Dunstan'
A trifoliate Orange x Grapefruit hybrid said to produce 4" yellow fruit which "if sprinkled with sugar, smell and taste like an ordinary grapefruit, harvested perhaps a bit too early." "May be the best overall hybrid with 50 percent trifoliate parent...

Citrus (X Citrus) Poncirus trifoliata x Citrus sinensis 'Troyer'
Common Name: Citrange, 'Troyer'
Woodlanders has been a leader in offering a wide range of Citrus and Citrus hybrids which are hardy outdoors beyond the normal Citrus growing areas. This hardy hybrid between the Naval Orange and the inedible but hardy Trifoliate Orange (Ponciris tri...

Citrus x Fortunella 'Sunquat'
Common Name: Sunquat

Sunquat is somewhat of a mystery Citrus.  It apparently originated in Texas as a hybrid between a Meiwa Kumquat and either a lemon or a Clementine Mandarin.  Whatever it is it produces good crops of golf-ball si...


Cladrastis kentukea
Common Name: American Yellowwood

Yellowood is a large wide spreading deciduous tree with compound leaves and pendulous terminal panicles of white flowers which are fragrant and typical for pea family.  It has gray smooth bark and good yellow fall foliage color and is a splen...


Clerodendron x speciosa
Common Name:
Clerodendron x speciosa (thomsoniae x splendens) is a showy vine which climbs by twining. It is a hybrid between Clerodendron thomsoniae, the "Bleeding Heart Vine" and C. splendens. This showy climber is much like the former except flowers are with...

Clerodendrum bungei
Common Name: Rose Glorybower

Rose Glorybower is a suckering shrub with usually unbranched stems and relatively large heart-shaped toothed leaves.  I has large flat terminal clusters of fragrant rosy pink flowers.  It may freeze to the ground in cold weather but...


Clerodendrum indicum
Common Name: Turk's Turban
Tall perennial with tyically unbranched leafy stems with long narrowly elliptic leaves. Stems are topped with long cluster of showy tubular white flowers which are followed by black berries. This is a striking plant but it can be invasive if allowe...

Clerodendrum trichotomum
Common Name: Harlequin Glorybower

This is a large decidous shrub or small tree that forms thickets from root suckers unless planted in an open area that is kept mowed. It is the hardiest of the Clerodendrons and a very attractive landscape plant in the right spot. It has heart-sha...


Clethra acuminata
Common Name: Clethra, Cinnamon Bark

Cinnamon Clethra is a deciduous shrub that becomes a small tree. Valued for it's tall form, white racemes of fragrant flowers, and exfoliating cinnamon colored bark. A plant of well-drained mountain slopes where moisture is us...


Clethra alnifolia 'Anne Bidwell'
Common Name: Clethra 'Anne Bidwell'

Clethra alnifolia and the southern Clethra tomentosa are stoloniferous deciduous shrubs commonly called Summersweet or Sweet Pepperbush. They form colonies in moist acid soil and make good garden subjects. They are valued for their termin...


Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice'
Common Name: Pink Summersweet
Clethra alnifolia and the southern Clethra tomentosa are stoloniferous deciduous shrubs commonly called Summersweet or Sweet Pepperbush. They form colonies in moist acid soil and make good garden subjects. They are valued for their terminal spikes ...

Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles'
Common Name: Clethra 'Sixteen Candles'
Clethra alnifolia and the southern Clethra tomentosa are stoloniferous deciduous shrubs commonly called Summersweet or Sweet Pepperbush. They form colonies in moist acid soil and make good garden subjects. They are valued for their terminal spikes ...

Clethra barbinervis
Common Name: Japanese Clethra
A tall tree-like deciduous Clethra with somewhat fragrant terminal racemes of white flowers in summer but best known for it's smooth polished grey to brown and exfoliating bark. A great plant for the winter garden where the bark can be the most beaut...

Clethra fargesii
Common Name: Chinese Clethra

Chinese Clethra is similar to Clethra barbinervis (which see) but it is not so tall.  The leaves are dark glossy green and widest in the middle.   This Clethra bears 5-7 inch long racemose panicles of f...


Clethra pringlei
Common Name: Mexican Clethra
This large evergreen shrub or small tree has long racemes of cinnamon scented white flowers in summer. Leaves are elliptic and toothed toward the terminal end. This is a relatively new introduction from Mexico by the folks at Yucca-Do Nursery in Texa...

Clethra tomentosa 'Cottondale'
Common Name: Clethra 'Cottondale'
Clethra alnifolia and the southern Clethra tomentosa are stoloniferous deciduous shrubs commonly called Summersweet or Sweet Pepperbush. They form colonies in moist acid soil and make good garden subjects. They are valued for their terminal spikes ...

Clethra tomentosa 'Woodlander's Sarah'
Common Name: Clethra 'Sarah'
Clethra alnifolia and the southern Clethra tomentosa are stoloniferous deciduous shrubs commonly called Summersweet or Sweet Pepperbush. They form colonies in moist acid soil and make good garden subjects. They are valued for their terminal spikes ...

Cleyera fortunei
Common Name: Variegated Cleyera

This evergreen shrub is related to Camellia.  This species is known only in the variegated form cultivated in Japan. The narrow leaves have a white margin. Grow in well-drained fertile soil with ample moisture. Sun or semi-shade. This is...


Cliftonia monophylla
Common Name: Buckwheat Tree
Evergreen shrub or tree with small glossy leathery leaves. Can become much larger than size given in suitable natural habitat. Found along streams and in acid bogs in the lower southeastern coastal plains. This is a fine evergreen with early white f...

Clinopodium coccineum 'Amber Blush'
Common Name: Amber Blush Red Basil

 

'Amber Blush' is a new yellow-flowered clone of Clinopodium coccineum (which see) from the Florida Panhandle that was introduced and shared with us by Rich Lewandowski of Mt.Cuba Center in Delaware...


Clinopodium georgianum
Common Name: Georgia Savory

Clinopodium (Satureja) georgianum is a semi-evergreen mint shrub with highly aromatic foliage and abundant pinkish flowers in late summer. It is a good border plant for sunny or semi-shady spots with good drainage.  Georgia Savory will grow i...


Clinopodium georgianum hybrid 'Desi Arnez'
Common Name: Clinopodium Hybrid

Clinopodium (Satureja) georgianum hybrid is a chance hybrid of uncertain parentage that was introduced by Woodlanders. It occurred here in the garden of Robert Mackintosh. It is possibly a Clinopodium geo...


Clinopodium (Satureja) (Calamintha) coccineum 'Ohoopee Yellow'
Common Name: Yellow Flowered Red Savory
Clinopodium (Satureja) (Calamintha) coccineum 'Ohoopee Yellow' is a contradictory common name, but this is a clear bright yellow flowered selection of a usually red flowered mint shrub Clinopodium coccineum. This yellow form was originally shared wi...

Clytostoma callistegioides
Common Name: Trumpet Vine, Argentine Purple

This is a vigorous evergreen vine related to our native Crossvine.  It bears glossy leaves and 5" long purple trumpet flowers in spring.  It climbs by tendrils.  It is relatively care free in warm climates but needs water in prolong...


Cocculus laurifolius
Common Name: Snailseed, Laureleaf

This is a somewhat viney shrub grown in warm climates chiefly for its beautiful glossy polished leaves with three prominent parlallel veins. It is worthy of protected spot in zone 9 or even 8. Makes a good espalier plant on a sheltered wall. It is...


Colocasia antiquorum 'Illustris'
Common Name: Imperial Taro
This large tropical "Elephant Ear" is also listed as Colocasia esculenta var. antiquorum 'Illustris'. It is perennial in most of the South. The vivid green leaves are atriking being splashed with deep brownish purple color. Colocasias are true wate...

Colocasia esculenta 'Chicago Harlequin'
Common Name: Stripe Stem Elephant Ear
A relatively new and possibly somewhat more hardy "Elephant Ear" selected by John Joicus at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago. It is a very aquatic plant which spreads by rhizomatous runners. Leaves are blotched light and darker green, but the stems ar...

Colocasia hybrid 'Black Sapphire Gecko'
Common Name: Elephant Ear, Black Sapphire Gecko

This new hybrid Elephant Ear is a subtropical perennial with very black large leaves on dark stems and with dark maroon undersides.  This striking hybrid from Brian Williams of Brian's Botanicals in Kentucky is a must-have accent pl...


Colquhounia coccinea
Common Name: Himalayan Mint Shrub

Colquhounia is a showy shrub with simple medium size leaves that are downy and rather rough.  It produces spikes of reddish or scarlet flowers in summer or fall. Plant it in a sunny, well-drained site with good soil.  It can be...


Conradina brevifolia
Common Name: Scrub Rosemary

Endemic to a few localities in two central Florida counties, this aromatic mint shrub is a FEDERALLY LISTED ENDANGERED SPECIES AND CANNOT BE SOLD IN INTERSTATE COMMERCE.  Similar to Conradina canescens it is...


Conradina canescens
Common Name: Gray Conradina
Conradinas are dense aromatic low shrubs in the mint family with small, usually linear green or gray leaves, and small pale purple flowers. There are 6 or possibly 7 species in the southern U.S., primarily in Florida where they grow on sand or very ...

Conradina canescens 'Gray Mound'
Common Name: Conradina, Gray Mound

Conradina canescens is a low dense evergreen mint shrub with short, soft, needle-like leaves and white to blue-gray tubular flowers about 3/4 inch long.  The plant is highly variable with respect to growth habit and foliage color....


Conradina etonia
Common Name: Etonia Rosemary
This is a federally listed endangered species. NOT FOR SALE IN INTERSTATE COMMERCE. It is a new species discovered by Bob McCartney in Putnam County, Florida in 1990 and introduced by Woodlanders. Medium mint family shrub larger than most other Con...

Conradina grandiflora
Common Name: Scrub Mint

This small to medium shrub is in the mint family.  It is a small shrub with gray-green narrow Rosemary-like aromatic leaves.   The flowers are bluish and larger than other Conradinas. It is native on old dunes and dee...


Conradina sp.
Common Name: Styx River Rosemary

Some years ago we introduced two selections of Conradina collected on Styx River in southern Alabama.  We called these "Low Gray" and "Low Green" and hope these clones may still be in cultivation somewhere.  In re-visitin...


Conradina verticillata
Common Name: Cumberland Rosemary

Federally listed THREATENED species. CANNOT BE SOLD IN INTERSTATE COMMERCE. Low trailing evergreen shrub with aromatic Rosemary-like leaves. Other Conradina species are native to Florida and Gulf Coast of Alabama. This one is native to limited are...


Coreopsis integrifolia
Common Name: Coreopsis, Chipola River

Chipola River Coreopsis is a relatively rare species known from only a few counties from southern South Carolina to north Florida.  It is a choice perennial with basal leaves that are opposite, dark green, and with entire edges....


Coreopsis verticillata
Common Name: Threadleaf Coreopsis
Clump forming native perenennial with thread-like leaflets and abundant yellow to orange daisy like flowers over long period in summer. A popular garden perennial for the sunny border is good, well-drained soil....

Cornus drummondii
Common Name: Roughleaf Dogwood
This is a deciduous shrub to small tree that is sometimes colonial. Creamy clusters of small flowers followed by white fruit enjoyed by birds. It is a plant naturally found on wet soils but is adaptable to garden conditions in sun or partial shade. ...

Cornus florida 'Suwanee Squat'
Common Name: Dogwood, Dwarf Flowering

'Suwanee Squat' Dogwood is a most unusual form of this favorite flowering tree. It has typical white Dogwood blossoms in spring. Growth habit is very low and spreading, almost prostrate. Would spill down over wall or bank. There are lots of dogwoo...


Cornus hongkongensis
Common Name: Dogwood, Hongkong evergreen

This evergreen dogwood native in southeast Asia is probably cloeely related to Cornus capitata and C. kousa angustata.  There seem to be several botanical forms of this species but it is little known in cultivation in the U....


Cornus kousa var. angustata
Common Name: Dogwood, Evergreen

This is a small to medium size upright to somewhat spreading evergreen tree. A relatively recent introduction from China which has proven very adaptable to the southern U.S. and has become somewhat widely planted.  It is related and similar t...


Cornus kousa var. chinensis
Common Name: Chinese Dogwood

This Chinese dogwood is a spreading small to medium size deciduous tree with nice foliage and showy white-bracted flowers. Unlike our native American Dogwood, the bracts are pointed. It flowers about a month later than ou...


Corylopsis pauciflora
Common Name: Buttercup Winterhazel
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Cotinus obovatus
Common Name: American Smoke Tree

Our native smoketree is an uncommon small to medium deciduous tree.  It suggests the appearance of smoke when in fruit. It has broad oval leaves which are larger than the more commonly grown European Smoketree (...


Crataegus aestivalis
Common Name: Mayhaw
A small rather thorny deciduous tree with small leaves. Abundant white flowers in very early spring are followed by attractive cranberry size red fruits in May. These fruits yield the Deep South's famous Mayhaw jelly. Mayhaw typically grows in low...

Crataegus marshallii
Common Name: Parsley-leaved Hawthorn
A distinctive and attractive small tree with shiny green dissected parsley-like leaves. White flowers with red stamens in spring followed by red fruit. Native to Piedmont and Coastal Plain of southeastern U.S. on moist sites. One of the easiest Haw...

Crinum americanum
Common Name: Swamp Lily
Native Crinum Lily with broad strap-like leaves and 4-5 inch wide glistening white star-shaped flowers on taller scapes. Spreads in rich moist soil in sun or semi-shade. Plants offered may actually be Crinum erubescens from South America as Scott O...

Crocosmia masonorum x paniculatus 'Lucifer'
Common Name: Montbretia
This is a perennial from a bulb or corm and a great plant for southern gardens multiplying well in good moist neutral or acid soil in sun or semi-shade. Showy spikes of orange-red flowers over long period in spring and summer. Grass-like flattened l...

Cryptomeria japonica
Common Name: Japanese Cedar
A tall, pyramidal or conical, evergreen coniferous tree. Blue-green apressed needles -may develop bronzy or purple-bronze winter color in cold climates. Reddish-brown bark exfoliates. An important timber tree in Japan where it reaches 100' +. Pla...

Cryptomeria japonica 'Barabits Gold'
Common Name: Cryptomeria, Barabits Gold

This quite dwarf form of Cryptomeria japonica (which see) is notable for the ascending gold tipped new growth and a size compatible with smaller spaces.  Plant it in sun or partial shade in fertile well-drained soil.   


Cunninghamia lanceolata
Common Name: Chinafir
Large, pyramidal, often multi-trunked coniferous evergreen tree with rather long flattened needles in more or less two dimensional arrangement on twigs. Interesting small cones. An attrative and somewhat curious conifer long planted in the South an...

Cunninghamia lanceolata 'Glauca'
Common Name: Blue Chinafir
Silvery Blue needled form of Cunninghamia lanceolata (which see). Otherwise similar....

Cunninghamia lanceolata (dwarf)
Common Name: Dwarf Chinafir
A friend in the Atlanta area shared this with us some years ago. It is a more compact dark green form of Cunninghamia lanceolata (which see) with shorter needles. It may even be a form of the related Taiwanese species, Cunninghamia konishii. We are...

Cyrilla arida
Common Name: Scrub Titi
Scrub Titi is a very rare shrub discovered by J.K. Small in desert-like scrub habitat in central Florida but lost and taxonomically questioned for years. With Kenneth Wurdack we rediscovered, after much searching, a tiny population on a very xeric s...

Cyrilla parvifolia ''Small Leaf''
Common Name: Titi, Littleleaf
Cyrilla parvifolia is considered by some botanists to be a form of Cyrilla racemiflora but it is very distinct in having much smaller evergreen leaves and finer branching habit. It is found in northwest Florida. This selection is one we made years ...

Cyrilla racemiflora
Common Name: Leatherwood
Titi is an evergreen to semi-evergreen shrub or small tree found in damp to wet acid soil from southern Virginia to the Gulf Coast. It is summer blooming with showy white racemes of tiny flowers at the ends of the branches. Though found on wet site...

Cyrilla racemiflora 'Graniteville'
Common Name: Leatherwood

'Graniteville' Titi is a low growing selection of Cyrilla racemiflora (which see).  This Woodlanders introduction was propagated from an almost prostrate plant we found some years ago on an eroded sandhills seepage slo...


Cyrtomium falcatum 'Rochfordianum'
Common Name: Rochford's Holly Fern
Evergreen Old World fern with dark, leathery leaflets suggesting holly leaves. An attractive coarse fern well-suited to moist shady spots in the garden or against walls. A favorite in many Deep South gardens....

Danae racemosa
Common Name: Poet's Laurel or Alexandrian Laurel
A choice low shrub for shade. Related to Asparagus! Shiny green lance-shaped "leaves" are really modified stems. Red berries in fall. Occasional in old southern gardens but very slow to propagate hence not readily availabe. Native to Asia Minor ...

Daphniphyllum humile
Common Name:
Large Rhododendron-like (but not related) evergreen shrub with lustrous foliage. Flowers not conspicuous but a choice evergreen shrub for the moist semi-shady garden. Probably first offered in the U.S. by Woodlanders. Native to Japan....

Decumaria barbara
Common Name: Climbing Hydrangea
This is a choice native vine with glossy deciduous leaves & flat white clusters of flowers resembling the related Hydrangea. It is best displayed on low wall or fence as in nature it usually climbs high into trees and blooms unseen in the canopy. It...

Dendropanax trifidus
Common Name: Ivy Tree
A most unusual small dense evergreen tree with ivy-like leaves that has grown in our garden for years. This Japanese native is indeed related to ivy and bears similar flower and fruit clusters. Not at all well known in America and possibly first of...

Dichroa febrifuga
Common Name: Dichroa

This medium size evergreen shrub has small blue flat topped clusters of flowers in spring followed by iridescent blue berries in fall. It is a relatively recent introduction from China. It is related to Hydrangea and soil condition...


Dichroa versicolor
Common Name: Evergreen Hydrangea
Evergreen shrub related to and resembling Hydrangea with similar flat terminal clusters of small blue flowers in late summer and fall. This, and the more widely available Dichroa febrifuga are native to China and are relatively recent introductions ...

Diospyros virginiana
Common Name: Common Persimmon
Medium size deciduous tree pyramidal to oval-rounded in outline. Dark green leaves, gray-black checkered bark. Male & female flowers (not showy) are on separate trees. Edible orange 1-2 inch fruit produced on female trees. Persimmon is tolerant of ...

Dirca palustris
Common Name: Leatherwood

The growth habit of this native deciduous shrug is oval to rounded.  This shade tolerant shrub is usually less than 6 feet tall.  It has yellow flowers in early spring before the leaves.  It is related to Da...


Distylium myricoides
Common Name: Isu Tree
An evergreen similar to D. racemosum. From the Arnold Arboretum's China collection....

Distylium myricoides (Piroche form)
Common Name: Isu Tree Cultivar

This very different form of Distylum myricoides is called 'Lucky Charm Witchhazel'. This evergreen shrub has leaves which are blue-green. The leaf arrangement and branching are quite horizontal. It probably remains a relatively low s...


Distylium racemosum
Common Name: Isu Tree

This unusual small tree is a member of Witchhazel Family.  This evergreen tree has glossy leaves and small red flowers in spring.  Its fine-grained wood is used to make furniture & crafts in Japan where it apparently becomes a s...


Dryopteris celsa
Common Name: Log Fern
This large growing fern is an uncommon native to swamps in the southern U.S. It has bold evergreen fronds. This rare fern is a great garden plant for rich moist soil in shady or semi-shady sites. ...

Dryopteris erythrosora
Common Name: Autumn Fern

Autumn Fern is a medium to large evergreen fern with broad somewhat triangular fronds. The new growth is copper colored. This Asian fern is a handsome and dependable fern for the shady or semi-shady garden.

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Dryopteris ludoviciana
Common Name: Shield Fern, Florida

Florida Shield Fern is a great evergreen fern with glossy and bold upright fronds.   It is probably a Woodlanders introduction. It was first publicized in Southern Living Magazine and has since become more widely available. Do ...


Dryopteris remota
Common Name:

 This fern with shaggy stems and delicate broad 2-3' fronds and is an easy fern to grow.  It is a natural semi-evergreen hybrid of D. affinis and D. expansa.  Fern guru Dr. John Mickel proclaims in "F...


Dryopteris x australis
Common Name: Dixie Wood Fern
Evergreen. This large and impressive natural hybrid (Dryopteris celsa x ludoviciana) gets taller than either parent! A bold fern for spacious spots in the shady or semi-shady garden....

Duranta serratifolia
Common Name: Tala Blanco
Related to Duranta repens, the "Skyflower" or "Golden Dewdrop" sometimes seen in Florida gardens. This species is a shrub which can become scandant or vine-like or can become a small tree. Deciduous with leaves turning purple in fall. Light blue fl...

Dyschoriste oblongifolia
Common Name: Twin Flower
Low-growing perennial with small leaves on erect stems and nice blue flowers. Forms dense patches in dryish, sandy soil. Selected from the wild in north Florida. A Woodlanders introduction....

Echinacea purpurea
Common Name: Purple Coneflower
Reliable. More pink than purple....

Edgeworthia chrysantha
Common Name: Paper Bush

Medium size deciduous coarse shrub with simple leaves 6-8 inches long of a blueish color. This suckering shrub related to Daphne and Dirca produces clusters of interesting flowers on ends of naked stems in early spring. It has somewhat of a tropic...


Elaeagnus pungens 'Variegata'
Common Name: Variegated Autumn Olive
Autumn Olive is a servicable evergreen shrub with very fragrant but relatively inconspicuous flowers in the fall. This is a handsome cultivar with gold edged leaves. Autumn Olive is a large shrub but can become vine-like if allowed to scramble up in...

Elettaria cardamomum
Common Name: Cardamom
A ginger here producing attractive foliage from rhizomes. Here it is under 2 feet, but much larger in tropics, where it is grown for spice. Leaves have a delightful fragrance when brushed. Like most ginger relatives this plant likes fertile soil wi...

Epimedium x versicolor (E. grandiflorum x pinnatum) 'Sulphureum'
Common Name: Yellow Barrenwort
The Epimediums are excellent groundcover plants for shade. Slow but steady spreaders once established they are tolerant of dry shade under trees but much happier with moist, organic rich soil. This hybrid has bright yellow flowers. Evergreen in all ...

Eremocitrus x Citrus glauca x 'Meyer' Lemon
Common Name: Razzlequat

Woodlanders has been a leader in offering a wide range of Citrus and Citrus hybrids which are hardy outdoors beyond the normal Citrus growing areas.  The 'Razzlequat' is an unusual and relatively cold hardy citrus hybrid ...


Erythrina flabelliformis
Common Name: Coralbean, Southwestern

This is a small tree in frost-free regions. Otherwise, it is a coarse perennial shrub growing from a large tuber-like root. Ith has three rounded leaflets, and showy tubular red or pink flowers.  The open seed pods remain on th...


Erythrina herbacea
Common Name: Coralbean
Woody shrub in frost-free climates, otherwise perennial from massive root. Very showy tubular flowers in spikes followed by decorative (but poisonous) red seeds which remain on plant in open pods. Cut back plants after the frost kills the tops. Moun...

Erythrina herbacea alba 'De Soto'
Common Name: White-flowered Coral Bean

An extremely rare white-flowered form of normally red-flowered Erythrina herbacea (which see) that was introduced by Woodlanders some years ago. Now again available. Propagated from a single wild plant that was found on an island near Tam...


Erythrina herbacea var. arborea
Common Name: Coralbean

Botanically this may be no different than standard Erythrina herbacea (which see) but plants in very mild winter areas do not die back in winter and can become almost tree-like.  These have been referred to as "variet...


Erythrina x bidwillii
Common Name: Coralbean Hybrid

This very showy Coralbean is a hybrid between the Argentine E. crista-galli and our native E. herbacea. Perennial in zone 8 from large root stock. Large spikes of vivid red flowers in summer. Cut back plants after...


Escallonia cordobensis
Common Name: Cordoba Escallonia

This is an attractive dense evergreen shrub with small glossy leaves. Flower color unknown. A Woodlanders introduction from our collection at high elevation in the Sierra San Luis, San Luis Province, Argentina.

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Euonymus americanus
Common Name: Hearts Abustin

This Euonymus is a deciduous or semi-evergreen shrub with lanceolate 3" long leaves arranged oposite each other on upright green stems. This woodland shrub native to eastern North America is a fine garden plant for shade or semi-shade and is ...


Euonymus fortunei 'Wolong Ghost'
Common Name: Wolong Ghost Creeping Euonymus

This attractive evergreen groundcover Euonymus was introduced by Heronswood Nursery having been collected by Dan Hinkley above the Wolong Panda Preserve in western China.  It has long dark green pointed leaves with prominent a...


Euonymus sp.
Common Name:

This yet to be identified Euonymus is probably E. fortunei.  It is a low trailing evergreen shrub with long-pointed, toothed, leaves about 2 inches long.  A new introduction, it was collected by Frank Bell o...


Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate'
Common Name: Chocolate Leaf Snakeroot

Called "Snakeroot" this plant occus in proaires and open woodlands of the eastern U.S. The normal form has green leaves but this unique form with chocolate colored foliage was selected at Mt. Cuba in Delaware.  It is a nice pe...


Exochorda racemosa
Common Name: Pearlbush
Somewhat irregular to upright deciduous shrub with slender branches and abundant showy white flowers very early in spring. Sure to attract attention when in flower. Does very well in the South where it is a dependable spring herald. Tolerant of va...

Eysenhardtia orthocarpa
Common Name: Kidneywood

Related to the possibly more familiar Texas Kidneywood, this deciduous to semi-evergreen shrub is native to desert stream margins and arroyos in Mexico and southern Arizona.  This species has compound leaves with small leaflets.  Th...


Fagus grandifolia
Common Name: American Beech
American Beech is a large imposing deciduous tree widespread in rich woodlands in eastern North America. It has toothed oval leaves several inches long which are bright green turning yellow in fall, then brown, and remaining on tree through the wint...

Ficus carica 'Celeste(?)'
Common Name: Fig

The common Fig, a large deciduous shrub originally from the Mediterranean and Middle East region has been cultivated since ancient times for its edible fruit.  There are many named varieties.  This may be the variety 'Celeste' which...


Ficus heterophylla
Common Name:

We are identifying this little-known fig as Ficus heterophylla thanks to Tony Avent at Plant Delights who was probably the source for the cuttings we originally started with.  It is a rather scandent shrub with long a...


Ficus nipponicum
Common Name: Creeping Fig
This evergreen fig vine native to Japan has larger more pointed leaves than the common fig vine (Ficus pumila) which is commonly grown in the southern U.S. This rare species likewise produces "holdfasts" which allow it to climbs walls and rough maso...

Ficus pumila
Common Name: Fig, Creeping

Figvine is very unlike the common edible fig (Ficus carica).  This evergreen vine has small fingernail size rounded leaves and is usually seen on masonary walls where it climbs high by means of little rootlets which hold fast to rou...


Ficus pumila x carica
Common Name: Climbing Fig Hybrid

A curious hybrid between the climbing fig (vine) and the edible fig (shrub) which is intermediate between the very different parents. This mostly deciduous and semi-vining shrub is grown mostly as a botanical or garden curiosity.&n...


Ficus pumila x carica 'Ruth Bancroft'
Common Name: Hybrid Fig

A curious hybrid between the climbing fig (vine) and the edible fig (shrub) which is intermediate between the very different parents. This mostly deciduous and semi-vining shrub is grown mostly as a botanical or garden curiosity.&n...


Ficus roxburghii
Common Name: Roxburgh Fig
Ficus roxburghii (auriculata) is a great spreading woody shrub in frost-free climates and a big bold perennial in zone 8. It is native to India. The very large 15" rounded glossy leaves create a dramatic tropical effect. It has proven root hardy fo...

Ficus vaccinoides
Common Name: Blueberry Leaf Fig
A neat groundcover or vine with small shiny evergreengreen leaves similar to a (totally unrelated) evergreen blueberry. This choice little vine is native to Taiwan and probably came to us from the J.C. Raulston Arboretum at NC State which got it fro...

Fokienia hodginsii
Common Name: Fokienia

Fokienia is a rare evergreen conifer intermediate between Chamaecyparis and Calocedrus.  It has flattened sprays of attractive foliage suggesting Thuja or Arborvitae.  It is native to southern China and Viet Nam.  Th...


Fontanesia phillyreioides
Common Name: Syrian Privet

Fontanesia is a deciduous shrub with narrow lanceolate opposite leaves which are several inches in length.  It in the olive family, related to privet, and apparently likewise tolerant of conditions.  It seems questionable as to...


Forestiera acuminata
Common Name: Swamp Privet

Swamp Privet is a large deciduous shrub or small tree with small lance shaped opposite leaves.  Yellowish small flowers are borne in the leaf axils in early spring.  Male and female flowers are on separate plants.&nb...


Forestiera angustifolia 'Weeping'
Common Name: Desert Olive

Some years ago in the company of Texas native plant legend the late Lynn Lowery we found this intricately branched deciduous shrub in Calhoun County on the Texas gulf coast.  We took cuttings and propagated this distinct pendulous f...


Forestiera godfreyi
Common Name: Godfrey's Swampprivet

Godfrey's Forestiera is a deciduous shrub or small tree. The ovate leaves have pubescent lower surface and yellow fuzzy flowers appear in early spring on last season's twigs.  Female plants may bear small dark blue berries. Th...


Forestiera ligustrina
Common Name: Upland Swamprivet

This native deciduous shrub is uncommon but found in widely scattered localities on well-drained or rocky sites from South Carolina to Texas.  As both the common and scientific names suggest, it resembles and is related to privet (Ligust...


Forestiera neomexicana
Common Name: Desert Olive

Desert Olive is a deciduous shrub with gray-green small leaves and tiny yellow flowers along the stems before the leaves emerge.  It is native to the western U.S. but is adaptable to higher rainfall areas when planted in ...


Forestiera segregata
Common Name: Florida Privet
A large evergreen shrub or small tree native to coastal hammocks in the southeastern U.S. Although only distantly related to "Privet" (Ligustrum) it is often used in Florida landscapes to replace Privet as it can be sheared as a hedge. Tolerant of l...

Fothergilla gardenii
Common Name: Witch Alder
Brillant fall foliage northward. Used in borders, groupings, or foundational plantings. (See DIR)...

Fothergilla gardenii 'Blue Mist'
Common Name: Witch Alder Cultivar

Fothergilla gardenii is typically a small deciduous shrub 3 to 4 feet tall.  It is related to Witchhazel and occurs in the coastal plain of the southeastern U.S.  It is found in moist peaty habitats but is adaptable ...


Fothergilla major
Common Name: Large Fothergilla
The native Fothergilla species were choice but scarcely available garden shrubs when Woodlanders first began to offer them in 1980. This species is native to the southern Appalachians where it is uncommon and local. It is a large deciduous shrub wi...

Fothergilla major 'Mt Airy'
Common Name: Large Fothergilla Cultivar
The native Fothergilla species were choice but scarcely available garden shrubs when Woodlanders first began to offer them in 1980. This selection found by Dr. Mike Dirr in Mt. Airy Arboretum in Cincinnati, OH is now widely grown and available. It ...

Fragaria virginiana
Common Name: Wild Strawberry
The native wild strawberry of eastern North America. The plants have trifolate leaves and produce runners which form new plants at the ends. White flowers are followed by small but sweet tasty strawberries once commonly enjoyed by country children ...

Franklinia alatamaha
Common Name: Franklinia

This is the almost legendary Camellia relative discovered in one spot in Georgia and introduced and named for Benjamin Franklin by John and William Bartram in 1770.  I has not been seen again in the wild since 1790 or maybe 1804. Ma...


Gardenia jasminoides 'Chuck Hayes'
Common Name: Gardenia Cultivar
Evergreen shrub with fairly large glossy leaves and 3 inch double white flowers, the standard extremely fragrant Gardenia flower. Gardenia is a long time garden favorite throughout the South. This variety from the late Virginia Beach, VA nurseryman ...

Gardenia jasminoides 'Rosedown Star'
Common Name: Single-flowered Gardenia
Gardenia 'Rosedown Star' is an evergreen shrub with glossy leaves and fragrant single star-like white flowers followed by showy orange fruits (hips). We obtained this plant years ago from the former Cedar Lane Farms Nursery in Madison, Georgia whos...

Gardenia jasminoides 'Yellow'
Common Name: Yellow Gardenia
This Gardenia is a large shrub essentially like the common Gardenia with glossy evergreen leaves and very fragrant white flowers but the flowers on this one soon change to deep yellow. We obtained this plant from a garden in central South Carolina b...

Gardenia sp. 'Daruma'
Common Name: Gardenia Cultivar
A small tight evergreen shrub similar to Gardenia 'Klein's Hardy' but with small dark green leathery leaves that are quite rounded and with small single fragrant flowers. Gardenias grow well in relatively fertile acid soil in semi-shade and are long ...

Gardenia sp. 'Variegata'
Common Name: Gardenia Cultivar
This striking rather upright Gardenia is a Woodlanders'introduction that has become more widely available. We received this plant many years ago from Brookside Gardens in Maryland after they had found it in Japan. Leaves have strong yellow variegat...

Gardenia sp. (from China)
Common Name:
A Woodlanders introduction, this Gardenia was grown from seed collected by Frank Bell on Emei Shan, China's sacred mountain in Sichuan. It is a vigorous, single stem upright plant with very glossy dark green leaves that are long and narrow. Single w...

Gelsemium rankinii
Common Name: Jessamine, Swamp

This evergreen vine is closely related to Gelsemium sempervirens (Which see).  It is a rare species is found in wet habitats in the coastal plain of the southeastern U.S. It is floriferous and flowers both in spring and fall but the ...


Gelsemium sempervirens 'Pale Yellow'
Common Name: Carolina Jessamine 'Pale Yellow'

Gelsemium sempervirens is native to the southern U.S. and is the state flower of South Carolina.  It is an attractive spring flowering evergreen vine for sun or semi shade and is an attractive vine on a fence or trellis....


Gelsemium sempervirens 'Pride of Augusta'
Common Name: Double Jessamine (Cultivar)
Evergreen twining vine with bright yellow fragrant flowers in spring. This species produces few variants but this selection with double flowers was probably introduced many years ago by the famous but now defunct Fruitland Nursery of Augusta, Georgi...

Gift Certificate
Common Name:

Delight a loved one or a gardening friend with a Woodlanders Gift Certificate. When checking out select "Pickup at Woodlanders" as your delivery method. In the Special Instructions window on the confirmation page, please provide the name of t...


Glyptostrobus pensilis (lineatus)
Common Name: Water Pine, Chinese

Glyptostrobus is a rare deciduous conifer somewhat similar to Baldcypress (Taxodium) and grows in similar habitats.  It is native in south China and adjacent Viet Nam.  Though virtually extinct as a wild plant, it is plant...


Gordonia lasianthus
Common Name: Loblolly Bay

Gordonia lasianthus is a handsome evergreen tree native to moist acid soils in the coastal plain of the southern U.S. It is in the tea family and related to Camellia and Franklinia. Trees in the wild reach large size. The summer flowers a...


Gymnocladus dioicus
Common Name: Kentucky Coffeetree
A medium size rather slow growing deciduous tree native to the midwestern U.S. Hillier's Manual of Trees and Shrubs says: "one of the most handsome of all hardy trees". The large compound leaves are pink tinted when unfolding and turn yellow in fa...

Habranthus robustus? (green base)
Common Name: Rain Lily
This bulb produces grass-like foliage and following summer rains it bursts forth with many lovely pink trumpet like flowers on tall stems. The base of the flower tube is green. This plant does not seem to spread from seed in the garden. We belive ...

Halesia carolina (tetraptera)
Common Name: Silverbell, Carolina

Silverbell is a small to medium size deciduous tree native in the southeastern U.S..  It makes an outstanding landscape ornamental in places with deep, fertile, well-drained soil with ample moisture. It can be used much like the common D...


Hamamelis vernalis
Common Name: Witchhazel, Vernal

This Witchhazel is a medium size rounded deciduous shrub native to the Ozark region of south central U.S. It produces abundant small reddish or yellow strap petal fragrant flowers on the bare branches in late winter or very early spring. Usually h...


Hamamelis virginiana
Common Name: Common Witchhazel
Witchazel is a large deciduous shrub or small tree found in woodlands over much of eastern North America. It is interesting in the landscape for its fragrant yellow flowers with little strap-like petals which cover the branches in November. Novembe...

Hamelia patens
Common Name: Firebush

A shrub in the tropics and south Florida. Perennial to 4 feet or more in the Deep South. Very heat tolerant. Reddish leaves and tubular red flowers. Has become very popular in Texas. Cut back plants after the frost kills the tops. Mound 10 inches ...


Hedychium coccineum
Common Name: Scarlet Ginger Lily

This ginger relative is a tall herbaceous perennial spreading by rhizomes. Showy spikes of reddish flowers on terminals of tall plants with long corn-like leaves.  It spreads to form colonies in rich moist soil in sunny or semi-shady areas. W...


Hedychium coccineum 'Disney'
Common Name: Scarlet Ginger, Disney
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Hedychium coronarium
Common Name: Butterfly Ginger
Tall herbaceous perennial spreading by rhizomes. Showy spikes of very fragrant white flowers with greenish or yellowish blotch. Blooms in summer on terminals of tall plants with long corn-like leaves. Spreads in rich moist soil in sunny or semi-sh...

Heimia salicifolia
Common Name: Willow-leaf Heimia
A spreading and much-branched smooth shrub looking very much like a Hypericum but not related. Actually related to Crepe Myrtle! Flowers yellow and axillary followed by a dry capsule. Plant is said to have medicinal and mildly narcotic properties....

Helleborus orientalis
Common Name: Lenten Rose
The Lenten Rose is not a rose but it does flower around Lent. It is an evergreen herbaceous perennial with attrative palmate leaves with leathery toothed leaflets. The attractive flowers are a couple inces across and are white or purple tinged or st...

Hesperaloe parviflora
Common Name: Red Yucca
Yucca-like stemless plant with 2-3 foot long narrow gray-green leaves and tall flowering stalks bearing pinkish red tubular flowers. Plant in sunny location with well-drained soil. A Texas native that is rare in the wild but widely cultivated in the...

Heuchera micranthera var. diversifolia 'Palace Purple'
Common Name: Coralbells, Purple

Missouri Botanical Garden provides the following information:  "This coral bells cultivar is a clump-forming perennial which features a basal mound (typically to 12" tall) of maple- or ivy-like long-petioled leaves (3-5" wide) which are an at...


Hibiscus coccineus
Common Name: Red Rose-Mallow
Tall open perennial with maple-like (or Marijuana-like !) leaves and bright red 3-5 inch flowers. Stamens extend from flowers. A striking ornamental Hibiscus that grows naturally in very wet sites in the southern U.S. but is widely cultivated in any ...

Hibiscus cubensis
Common Name: Cuban Rose Mallow
Tall perennial hibiscus with gray-green foliage and slightly prickly stems. Flowers fairly large purplish pink. Grows naturally in marshy places but fine in ordinary garden soils in sunny location. Little known but garden worthy Hibiscus perhaps f...

Hibiscus dasycalyx
Common Name: Neches River Hibiscus

A very rare and endangered perennial Hibiscus found on the Neches River in east Texas where it is threatened by hybridizaton with Hibiscus militaris. This species has multiple stems from a thick base. It is readily distinguished by the narrow line...


Hibiscus grandiflorus
Common Name: Great Rose Hibiscus

This is a tall perennial Hibiscus with gray-green soft pubescent foliage. The large pink flowers are very showy. This Hibiscus is native to very wet habitats in the Deep South but grows well in ordinary garden soil that is moist or irrigated. It s...


Hibiscus lasiocarpus
Common Name: Wooly Mallow
A perennial Hibiscus native to central and southern U.S. This species has rather wooly grayish leaves. Adaptable to ordinary garden soil in sunny location with ample moisture, this species has 4-5 inch wide pink or white flowers with a red center. It...

Hibiscus moscheutos
Common Name: Swamp Rose Mallow
This common perennial Hibiscus or Marsh Mallow is found in wet areas, including brackish marshes, throughout the eastern U.S. It has relatively large broad and lobed leaves and showy white flowers with a dark center. This species makes a good garde...

Hibiscus mutabilis 'Plena'
Common Name: Confederate Rose

Confederate Rose is neither Confederate nor Rose. It is a shrub Hibiscus native to China. A wonderful big multi-stem deciduous shrub with leaves like a cotton plant and large double peony-like showy flowers in the fall that open white and change t...


Hibiscus mutabilis 'Rubrum'
Common Name: Single Red Confederate Rose
This Hibiscus mutabilis has slightly smaller and smoother leaves than the "Confederate Rose" and the bright red Hibiscus flowers that are single, not double, and do not change color. It is a warm climate shrub so will freeze back some or a lot depen...

Hibiscus palustris
Common Name: Rose-mallow, Pink

The Pink Rose-mallow is a close relative of Hibiscus moscheutos and occupies similar wetland habitats, mostly in the northeastern U.S. It is likewise an attractive garden perennial when grown in good soil with ample moisture and a sunny l...


Hibiscus paramutabilis x syriacus 'Tosca'
Common Name: Hibiscus Hybrid

The Hibiscus 'Tosca' is a hybrid between the species H. paramutabilis and the familiar Rose of Sharon (H. syriacus). It is a relatively hardy deciduous shrub Hibiscus with ruffled orchid to magenta flowers with...


Hibiscus sp. (affin. mutabilis) 'Nagoya Pink'
Common Name: Hibiscus 'Nagoya Pink'
Shrub hibiscus resembling H. mutabilis ("Confederate Rose") but with 4" single pink flowers. This and 'Nagoya White' were introduced by Woodlanders after growing them from seed we obtained from James Sharpe who collected it in Nagoya, Japan. Plant i...

Hibiscus syriacus 'Freedom'
Common Name: 'Freedom' Rose-of-Sharon
A highly recommended selection from Shadow Nursery in Tennessee; this variety has semi-double red flowers. Flowers close in rainy weather. Non-stop flowers. Use in border or grouping. Good accent in summer garden. (See DIR) Prune old branches in ...

Hibiscus x sp. 'Peppermint Flare'
Common Name: Hibiscus, Peppermint Flare

This perennial Hibiscus hybrid is a 2010 Texas Superstar award winner.  It was selected by Greg Grant and is floral sport or perhaps a seedling of 'Flare' a H. moscheutos hybrid developed by Dr. Sam McFadden...


Holboellia coriacea
Common Name:
Holboellia coriacea is a very nice evergreen twining vine native to western China. Little-known in cultivation but well worth growing on a shady or semi-shady arbor or pergola in the southern garden. Our plants were propagated from the Charlotte, N...

Hosta tardiflora
Common Name: Plantain Lily
Hostas come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and varieties with immaginative names. We wouldn't begin to tackle these! This small growing Hosta is a neat little green leaf species from Japan that flowers in fall and adds a nice touch to the woodland ga...

Hosta yingeri
Common Name: Yinger's Plantain Lily
A species introduced from an island off Korea by our plantsman friend Barry Yinger for whom this previously undescribed species was named. It is distinctive for its very glossy leaves. It has grown well here in South Carolina and deserves to be bet...

Hydrangea angustipetala f. formosa
Common Name: Hydrangea, Willow leaf
This deciduous shrub is a Hydrangea but has willow-like leaves. Flowers are tiny yellowish fertile flowers with scattered marginal white fading to yellowish fertile florets. This is a new and little-known introduction which we obtained from Tony Av...

Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'
Common Name: Smooth Hydrangea 'Annabelle'

'Annabelle' is a selection of our native Hydrangea arborescens. It is a deciduous shrub to 5 or even 6 feet with very showy white snowball flower clusters in early summer.  It was selected by Dr. J.C. McDaniel at the University ...


Hydrangea macrophylla 'All Summer Beauty'
Common Name: Hydrangea 'All Summer Beauty'
This popular Macrophylla Hydrangea is a compact, 3 to 4 foot deciduous shrub with sterile mophead flowers supposedly produced on new growth. Flower color will vary according to soil. Pink flowers (Alkaline soil) or Blue flowers (Acid soil) If old fl...

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Mariesii'
Common Name: Lacecap Hydrangea Cultivar
This fine Hydrangea produces large, graceful, lace-cap flowers which can be pink (alkaline soil) or blue (Acid soil) It can grow to 6 feet. If old flowers are removed, Hydrangea may flower again in August. Choose planting site with shade from the h...

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nigra'
Common Name: Bigleaf Hydrangea 'Nigra'
A distinct of the Mophead Hydrangea notable for the conspicuous black stems. As with most other Hydrangea macrophylla varieties the flowers may be pink on alkaline soil or blue on acid soil. If old flowers are removed, hydrangea may flower again in A...

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Alice'
Common Name: Oakleaf Hydrangea 'Alice'
Large deciduous shrub with large oak-like leaves, panicles of white flowers, and exfoliating bark, this species is native almost exclusively to rich woods in Alabama but is very widely grown as a favored ornamental shrub. Plant in fertile well-draine...

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Alison'
Common Name: Oakleaf Hydrangea 'Alison'
Large deciduous shrub with large oak-like leaves, panicles of white flowers, and exfoliating bark, this species is native almost exclusively to rich woods in Alabama but is very widely grown as a favored ornamental shrub. 'Alison' was selected by Dr...

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Harmony'
Common Name: Oakleaf Hydrangea 'Harmony'
Large deciduous shrub with large oak-like leaves, panicles of white flowers, and exfoliating bark, this species is native almost exclusively to rich woods in Alabama but is very widely grown as a favored ornamental shrub. Plant in fertile well-draine...

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snowflake'
Common Name: Oakleaf Hydrangea 'Snowflake'

Oakleaf Hydrangea is a large deciduous shrub with large oak-like leaves, panicles of white flowers, and exfoliating bark, this species is native almost exclusively to rich woods in Alabama but is very widely grown as a favored ornamental shrub. 'S...


Hydrangea serrata 'Woodlander'
Common Name: Serrated Hydrangea Cultivar
This Woodlanders introduction was grown from seed tht we obtained from Chollipo Arboretum in Korea. This Hydrangea serrata is a small-leafed selection that has been much admired here. The serrated deciduous leaves display a purplish cast and the bl...

Hydrangea sikokiana
Common Name:

This Hydrangea is rare in cultivation and not a lot of information is available.  Future Plants by  Randy Stewart give us this information:  "A very beautiful slow growing, open, spreading Hydrangea reaching a maximum ...


Hydrangea x 'Preziosa' 'Pink Beauty'
Common Name: Hydrangea Hybrid

'Preziosa' is a mophead-type hydrangea which is varyingly listed as a cultivar of H. serrata or as a cultivar of H. macrophylla or as a hybrid between the two. Features small mophead-like panicles (3-4") in which the showy sterile florets progress...


Hypericum densiflorum
Common Name: Hypericum, Dense

This Hypericum is a dense twiggy shrub with small dark green narrow leaves and golden yellow flower clusters from summer to fall. It is stoloniferous so spreads to form colonies.  It is native to southeastern U.S. mostly on moist, or eve...


Hypericum edisonianum
Common Name: Arcadian St. Johnswort

Colony forming shrub with upright stems bearing gray-green small leaves.  Stems are topped with 4 petal yellow flowers with numerous stamens.  Generally rare, this shrub is restricted to a few central Florida counties whe...


Hypericum frondosum 'Sunburst'
Common Name: Cedarglade St. Johnswort 'Sunburst'
A semi-evergreen shrub with blue-green foliage and powderpuff golden flowers in summer. This species is widely scattered as a native plant in the southeastern U.S. The selection 'Sunburst' was made by Dr. Richard Lighty of Mt. Cuba Gardens in Delawa...

Hypericum lissophloeus
Common Name: Smooth-barked St. Johnswort
Woodlanders was probably the first nursery to offer this rare tree-like hypericum native to a limited area in the Florida Panhandle. It is a graceful evergreen to 10 feet with needle-like leaves and outstanding copper-colored exfoliating bark. Native...

Hypericum nudiflorum
Common Name: St. Johnswort
Slender medium size shrubby St. Johnswort with relatively wide light green leaves. Rather uncommon along streams and swamps in the Southeast. Long oval leaves are light green and flowers are golden with many stamens as is typical for the Hypericums....

Hypericum prolificum
Common Name: St. Johnswort, Shrubby

This Hypericum is a dense evergreen shrub with arching branches, narrow shiny leaves and abundant showy yellow flowers in summer.  It is a good shrub for the garden border in sunny dry sites. Like many Hypericums introduced by Woodlanders it ...


Hypericum reductum
Common Name: Atlantic St. Johnswort
A low heatherlike needle-leafed evergreen shrub with yellow flowers, this St. Johnswort is native to open sites with deep sandy soils in coastal plain of the southeastern U.S. One of our favorite Hypericums. A good garden plant for sandy open sites w...

Ilex buergeri (female)
Common Name: Holly, Shii-Mochi
Rare Japanese holly, forming a tall narrow, evergreen column. Leathery leaves. Small red berries on female plant (See GAH, HRT)...

Ilex cassine (female)
Common Name: Dahoon Holly

Dahoon Holly is an evergreen shrub or small tree with bright green oval, slightly toothed leaves and abundant small bright red berries(on female plants). Usually found in swampy conditions but grows well on ordinary garden soils that are acid...


Ilex cassine (male)
Common Name: Dahoon Holly (male)

Dahoon Holly is an evergreen shrub or small tree with bright green oval, slightly toothed leaves and abundant small bright red berries(on female plants). Usually found in swampy conditions but grows well on ordinary garden soils that are acid...


Ilex cassine forma aureo-bractea
Common Name: Yellow-berried Dahoon Holly
Evergreen shrub or small tree with bright green oval, slightly toothed leaves and abundant small bright berries(on female). Usually found in swampy conditions but grows well on ordinary garden soils that are acidic. Can be used for screen, hedge, or ...

Ilex coriacea
Common Name: Large Gallberry

Large Gallberry is a tall evergreen shrub found in wet acid soils in the Southeastern U.S. Coastal Plain where it often occurs with the related Inkberry Holly (Ilex glabra). It is usually a larger plant with larger and broader leaves and ...


Ilex cornuta x aquifolium 'Edward J. Stevens'
Common Name: Holly 'Edward J. Stevens'

Large evergreen shrub or small tree with dark green sparingly spined leaves. This is the male pollenator for the popular 'Nellie R. Stevens' Holly which often fails to set fruit due to lack of male pollenator.

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Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil (female)'
Common Name: Japanese Holly 'Sky Pencil'
Japanese cultivar of the familiar Japanese Holly distributed by Sylvester March of the U.S. National Arboretum. Dense plant with small evergreen leaves and black berries typical of Ilex crenata but this clone is very narrow tight column befitting the...

Ilex glabra ''Leucocarpa''
Common Name: Holly, White-berried Inkberry Holly

Ilex glabra, the Inkberry or Gallberry Holly is a very hardy evergreen shrub found on moist acid soil in much of eastern coastal North America. It is a versatile ornamental shrub for garden use and can be a neat and attractive shrub in sunny sites...


Ilex glabra (male)
Common Name: Inkberry Holly
Ilex glabra, the Inkberry or Gallberry Holly is a very hardy evergreen shrub found on moist acid soil in much of coastal North America. It is a versatile ornamental shrub for garden use and can be a neat and attractive shrub in sunny sites with acid...

Ilex laevigata
Common Name: Holly, Smooth Winterberry

Smooth Winterberry is similar to the common Winterberry (Ilex verticellata) but is much less common in cultivation.  The finely toothed leaves are glossy above not dull as with common Winterberry.  Female plants produce attractive r...


Ilex mutchagara
Common Name: Shima-inu-tsuge Holly

Upright evergreen shrub similar to Japanese Holly (I. crenata) and sometimes considered a variety of it found on Okinawa. The small evergreen leaves have marginal teeth but no spines. A little known shrub with open graceful habit and black fruit o...


Ilex myrtifolia
Common Name: Myrtleleaf Holly

Myrtleaf Holly is a large evergreen shrub or small tree found in seasonally flooded wetland sites with acid soil in the Coastal Plain of the southeastern U.S. The very small narrow leaves are distinctive.   This is a female clone and fem...


Ilex myrtifolia 'Purple Myrtle'
Common Name: Myrtleleaf Holly 'Purple Myrtle'

Myrtleaf Holly is a large evergreen shrub or small tree found in seasonally flooded wetland sites with acid soil in the Coastal Plain of the southeastern U.S. The very small narrow leaves are distinctive. Female plants typically have abundant red ...


Ilex myrtifolia (yellow-berried)
Common Name: Myrtleleaf Holly (yellow-berried)
Myrtleaf Holly is a large evergreen shrub or small tree found in seasonally flooded wetland sites with acid soil in the Coastal Plain of the southeastern U.S. The very small narrow leaves are distinctive. Female plants typically have abundant red b...

Ilex opaca 'Dan Fenton'
Common Name: American Holly 'Dan Fenton'

American Holly is a pyramidal evergreen tree with spine margined leaves and abundant red berries on female plants. This female selection by Dr. Orton of Rutgers University is reportedly from southern New Jersey.   It is outstanding ...


Ilex opaca 'Fallaw'
Common Name: Yellow-berried American Holly 'Fallaw'
Ilex opaca, the familiar American Holly, is a medium size evergreen tree with spines on the margins and tips of the tough leathery leaves and red berries on the female plants. It is widespread in eastern U.S. on well-drained woodland sites and a wid...

Ilex opaca 'William Hawkins'
Common Name: Holly, 'William Hawkins'

Ilex opaca, the familiar American Holly, is a medium size evergreen tree with spines on the margins and tips of the tough leathery leaves and red berries on the female plants. It is widespread in eastern U.S. on well-drain...


Ilex opaca (female) 'Selected Red'
Common Name: American Holly 'Selected Red'

Ilex opaca, the familiar American Holly, is a medium size evergreen tree with spines on the margins and tips of the tough leathery leaves and red berries on the female plants. It is widespread in eastern U.S. on well-drained woodland sites and a w...


Ilex paraguariensis
Common Name: Yerba Mate

This evergreen holly from South America resembles Dahoon Holly (Ilex cassine) of the southeastern U.S.  It is the source of Yerba mate, the popular and traditional hot beverage in Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Argentina where it is ...


Ilex pedunculosa (female)
Common Name: Longstalk Holly

This holly is a small to medium size evergreen tree native to eastern Asia. The leaves are not spiny and more like Kalmia than "Holly-like".  It is noteworthy as a beautiful but slow growing tree that is one of the hardiest evergreen hol...


Ilex pedunculosa (male)
Common Name: Longstalk Holly

 This is the male pollinator for female Ilex pedunculosa (which see).

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Ilex spinigera (female)
Common Name: Holly, Caspian

This evergreen holly is a dense large shrub or small tree.  The leaves are relatively small, oblong, glossy, and spine margined . Female plants have red fruit. This holly native to Iran is very rare in America. It is related to English Holly ...


Ilex verticillata 'Jim Dandy'
Common Name: Holly, 'Jim Dandy' Winterberry Holly
Winterberry Holly is a small to medium size multi-stem decidous shrub found in moist to wet soils over much of the eastern U.S. The female plants produce masses of very showy red berries on the bare stems and make a striking effect in late fall and w...

Ilex verticillata 'Southern Gentleman'
Common Name: Winterberry Holly 'Southern Gentleman'

Winterberry Holly is a small to medium size multi-stem decidous shrub found in moist to wet soils over much of the eastern U.S. The female plants produce masses of very showy red berries on the bare stems and make a striking effect in late fall an...


Ilex verticillata 'Winter Red (female)'
Common Name: Winterberry Holly 'Winter Red'
Winterberry Holly is a small to medium size multi-stem decidous shrub found in moist to wet soils over much of the eastern U.S. The female plants produce masses of very showy red berries on the bare stems and make a striking effect in late fall and ...

Ilex verticillata x serrata 'Raritan Chief'
Common Name: Winterberry Holly 'Raritan Chief' Hybrid

This small deciduous male holly is a compact hybrid made by Dr. E.R. Orton, Jr., of Rutgers University. The parent species are Ilex verticellata native to the eastern U.S. and the closely related Ilex serrata from Japan. This is ...


Ilex vomitoria 'Dewerth (male)'
Common Name: Yaupon Holly 'Dewerth'
Yaupon Holly is a common evergreen shrub or small tree with small leaves and red berries on female plants. It is found from southeastern Virgina to Texas. It is a popular and adaptable ornamental and there are a number of named varieties including d...

Ilex vomitoria 'Yawkey'
Common Name: Yellow-berried Yaupon Holly
Yaupon Holly is a common evergreen shrub or small tree with small leaves and red berries on female plants. It is found from southeastern Virgina to Texas. It is a popular and adaptable ornamental and there are a number of named varieties including d...

Ilex vomitoria (female) 'Virginia Dare'
Common Name: Yaupon Holly 'Virginia Dare'

Yaupon Holly is a common evergreen shrub or small tree with small leaves and red berries on female plants. It is found from southeastern Virgina to Texas. It is a popular and adaptable ornamental and there are a number of named varieties including...


Ilex vomitoria (male)
Common Name: Yaupon Holly (male)

This is the pollnator needed for good fruit set on female Ilex vomitoria.  Yaupon Holly is a dense evergreen shrub or small tree with abundant beautiful scarlet fruit on female plants.  The berries generally hold...


Ilex vomitoria (male) 'Will Fleming'
Common Name: Will's Upright Yaupon Holly

Yaupon Holly is a common evergreen shrub or small tree with small leaves and red berries on female plants. It is found from southeastern Virgina to Texas. It is a popular and adaptable ornamental and there are a number of named varieties including...


Ilex x attenuata 'Alagold'
Common Name: Holly 'Alagold' Hybrid

A yellow-berried seedling of Foster #2 hybrid. Dark olive green leaves. Pyramidal growth habit. Introduced by Webb and Rainbow Nursery in Alabama. May be pollinated by I. opaca.

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Ilex x koehneana (Ilex latifolia x I. aquifolium) 'Hohman'
Common Name: Hohman Holly

'Hohman' Holly is a large pyramidal evergreen with large, dark green, serrated leaves and abundant red berries.  One of several hybrids between the Lusterleaf Holly (Ilex latifolia) and the English Holly (Ilex aquifolium) whic...


Illicium floridanum (variegated)
Common Name: Anise Tree, Variegated Florida
Florida Anise is a medium size evergreen shrub with dark green lanceolate aromatic leaves and 2 inch starfish-like maroon flowers. It is found in rich moist soil along streams in the central Gulf Coast area from Georgia to Louisiana. It is an an adap...

Illicium floridanum var. album
Common Name: White-flowerd Florida Anise Tree
Evergreen ahrub with elliptical leaves that are aromatic when crushed. This is an uncommon white-flowered selection of this normally maroon flowered plant. The flowers which appear in spring are starfish shaped and about 1 inch in diameter. The pl...

Illicium henryi
Common Name: Henry Anise Tree
The Henry Anise tree is a handsome dense pyramidal Chinese shrub with waxy pink flowers and aromatic evergreen leaves. It was probably first made available to American gardeners by Woodlanders after we obtained it from Hillier Nursery in England. It...

Illicium mexicanum
Common Name: Mexican Anise Tree

The Mexican Illicium is a close relative of the southeastern native Illicium floridanum.  It has long and somewhat more pointed glossy leaves, slightly larger red flowers and an bloom period extended bloom through summer. This a...


Illicium mexicanum x floridanum album 'Woodland Ruby'
Common Name: Anise Tree, Hybrid

'Woodland Ruby' Anisetree is a hybird of Illicium mexicanum and a white flowered form of Illicium floridanum.  This evergreen shrub with aromatic foliage has ruby-pink starfish-like flowers which are lar...


Illicium parviflorum 'Florence'
Common Name: Ocala Anisetree 'Florence' (variegated)
Native to scattered localities in Central Florida, the Ocala Anise is rare in the wild but widely cultivated in the South. It has highly aromatic olive-green foliage that smells like root beer when crushed and small yellow bell-like flowers in summer...

Illicium parviflorum 'Florida Sunshine'
Common Name: Ocala Anise 'Florida Sunshine'

A yellow leaf form of Illicium parviflorum (which see) selected and introduced by our friend Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursery.  His history and and description is as follows:

We brought three golden seedlings of the rare ...


Indigofera amblyantha
Common Name: Tall Indigo
Our friend Ted Stephens at Nurseries Caroliniana says: "This plant has to be one of my top 10 favorites." It will reach 8 feet plus and flowers from late March to October. Wonderful background in a perennial border as it produces spikes of pea-like...

Indigofera heterantha
Common Name: Himalayan Indigo
Medium to large shrub with rosy purple flowers in 5 inch long racemes produced from axils of the compound leaves summer through fall. Leaves made up of many small leaflets along a midrib. Dr. Michael Dirr in his Manual of Woody Landscape Plants says...

Indigofera incarnata
Common Name: Chinese Indigo
Indigofera incarnata (decora) is a low spreading deciduous shrub legume with compound leaves. It makes a groundcover with summer racemes of pink pea flowers. Suited to sun or part shade. It is native to China...

Indigofera incarnata 'Alba'
Common Name: Chinese Indigo Cultivar

Indigofera incarnata (decora) is a low spreading deciduous shrub legume with compound leaves. It makes a groundcover with summer racemes of pink pea flowers. Suited to sun or part shade. It is native to China. Indigofera incarnata (de...


Ipomoea macrorhiza
Common Name: Big Root Moonflower

This rare night-flowering morning glory from coastal southeastern US is a perennial vine from a large tuber. It is presumed to have been introduced from Yucatan by aboriginal inhabitants in Pre-Columbian times and is sometimes found on Indian shel...


Iris brevicaulis
Common Name: Iris, Lamance
This native Iris is found on lowgrounds in the south central U.S. It has relatively short leaf blades with zig-zag stems and surprisingly large blue flowers that are held above the foliage. It is a good garden plant in moist fertile soil where it spr...

Iris cristata
Common Name: Crested Iris
Iris cristata is a dwarf woodland Iris found in interior of eastern U.S. It has rather broad leaf blades arranged in typical Iris fans. The lovely 1 1/2 to 2 inch blue flowers are borne on stems only a few inches high in spring. It is a great litt...

Iris sanguinea
Common Name:
This Asian Iris, a relative of I. siberica has narrow, dark green leaves and bears purple flowers on tall slender stems. It forms clumps which can be divided and has done well in our area with minimal care. Plant is sunny bed or border or in semi-sh...

Iris tectorum (blue)
Common Name: Japanese Roof Iris
Scott Ogden in Garden Bulbs for the South says: "Japanese roof iris (I. tectorum) is famous in its native country as a flower for planting on sod roofs, just as housleeks are uesed on cottage roofs of France. In gardens the silky, green fans of leav...

Iris verna
Common Name: Iris, Dwarf violet

This dwarf iris with blue to purple flowers in spring is native to the southeastern U.S. with outliers in surrounding states.  It is sometimes confused with Iris cristata but has more upright narrower leaves and grows in drier habita...


Itea chinensis
Common Name: Chinese Sweetspire
Medium to tall evergreen shrub with oval leaves about 3 inches long and 4 inch spikes of tiny white flowers in spring. This Asian relative of our native Sweetspire has been a good garden plant in the semi-shady border here and deserves to be more wi...

Itea oldhamii
Common Name: Sweetspire, Taiwan
Itea oldhamii is an evergreen shrub with compact growth habit. Juvenile leaves can be holly-like but mature leaves are entire. It has racemes of white flowers in late spring. Plant in good soil that is moist but well-drained. In our experience this p...

Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet'
Common Name: Virginia Sweetspire 'Henry's Garnet'
This now popular and widely grown selection of our native deciduous Sweetspire or Virginia Willow was first offered by Woolanders in 1985 as "Selected Form". We had propagated it from a plant obtained from the Henry Foundation in Gladwyne, Pennsylva...

Itea virginica 'Sarah Eve'
Common Name: Pink Virginia Sweetspire 'Sarah Eve'
This Woodlanders introduction is the first pink Itea. The flowers are essentially white but the pink pedicels make the racemes distinctly pale pink. This selection found by Nancy Bissett of The Natives in central Florida and was named for her daugh...

Itea virginica 'Shirley's Compact'
Common Name: Dwarf Sweetspire 'Shirley's Compact'

Dense tiny mounding deciduous shrub with small congested leaves. This little mutant was found at Biltmore House and Gardens in North Carolina. It is basically a curiosity suited for the rock garden or small space where it would not...


Itea yunnanensis
Common Name: Yunnan Sweetspire

This Itea from Yunnan, China is an evergreen shrub similar to Itea chinensis except more low and spreading and with more leathery and darker green leaves that are somewhat holly-like on juvenile plants but with smooth edges on mature plan...


Jasminum beesianum
Common Name:
This little Jasmine vine from western China has small deciduous leaves which are dull dark green and taper to a point. It develops a dense tangle of slender stems and is noteworthy for its flowers which while small are fragrant and of an unusual dee...

Jasminum fruticans
Common Name: Jasmine, Wild

Wild Jasmine is a semi-evergreen shrub with attractive but odorless yellow flowers and black fruits.  It is native to southern Europe and is best planted in sunny or semi-shady locations with good soil that is well-drained.  It seem...


Jasminum mesnyi
Common Name: Jasmine, Primrose

Jasminum mesnyi (primulinum) is a mounding or cascading evergreen shrub with showy pale yellow, semi-double flowers in spring and summer. At it's best in the Deep South where it's long viney stems can be used effectively to cascade down w...


Jasminum nudiflorum
Common Name: Winter Jasmine
Winter Jasmine produces a broad spreading rounded mass of trailing branches arising from a central crown. It could be trained on a trellis but is usually planted on slopes or embankments. It is one of the hardiest Jasmines and is valued for its yell...

Jasminum officinale
Common Name: Poet's Jasmine
"Common White Jasmine" is a scandant twining vine with pinnate compound leaves with five to nine leaflets. It is native to the Sino-Himalayan region but has been grown in Europe for centuries. It is not commonly seen in the eastern U.S. but is satisf...

Jasminum officinale var. grandiflorum
Common Name: Spanish Jasmine
Deciduous or semi-evergreen vine similar to Jasminum officinale but less vigorous, less hardy, and with larger white fragrant flowers. In southern Europe it is grown to make perfume. Recommend planting on a trellis in a very sheltered spot in zone ...

Jasminum polyanthum
Common Name: Chinese Jasmine
This Jasmine is an evergreen twining vine with neat pinnate compound leaves and masses of fragrant white flowers that are pink in bud. A great vine for semi-shady location in very mild climate areas or as a conservatory plant in colder regions. Flo...

Jasminum x stephanense
Common Name: Jasmine, Hybrid

Jasminum x stephanense (Jasminum beesianum x Jasminum officinale)is a rather vigorous semi-evergreen vine or scrambling shrub with small pinnate or incompletely compound leaves Flowers small, pink, fragrant. Hybri...


Juglans nigra
Common Name: Black Walnut
Black Walnut is a large tree native to eastern North America. It has rather open growth habit with compound leaves which leaf out late and drop rather early in fall. The large hard-shelled edible nuts are highly prized as is the valuable wood used ...

Juniperus coahuilensis
Common Name: Juniper, Roseberry

This low-branched and shrubby Juniper, (commonly called Cedar) is a medium sized evergreen tree native to the southwestern desert grasslands.  Its species name relates to the border state of Coahuila, Mexico.  Like other Junipers the mal...


Juniperus silicicola 'Brodie'
Common Name: Brodie Southern Redcedar

Southern Redcedar, found along southern U.S. coastal areas is related to the more widespread Eastern Redcedar (J. virginiana).  The selection 'Brodie' is a dense, columnar tree with bright green scale-like f...


Juniperus virginiana 'Hancock Weeping'
Common Name:
Medium-sized evergreen coniferous tree with pendulous branches. A distinctly pendulous form of the common Eastern Redcedar. A Woodlanders introduction in the 1980's from a tree found in the wild in Hancock County, Georgia. A specimen at the J.C. R...

Justicia brandegeana
Common Name: Shrimp Plant
Shrimp Plant is so called because of the shape and color of the terminal flower clusters. This subtropical plant is native of Mexico and is an evergreen shrub in frost free climates. In colder areas it is grown as an annual or in much of the Deep s...

Justicia tweediana
Common Name:
This shrub or sub-shrub from Salta Province, Argentina was introduced by Woodlanders. It has showy purple flowers in summer. It is from chapparal type vegetation area so is quite drought tolerant. Has proven root hardy here and should be tried in z...

Kadsura japonica 'Chirifu'
Common Name:
Kadsura japonica is a twining evergreen Asian vine with handsome foliage and small fragrant white flowers in the leaf axils. Fruit, when produced, is red and in grape-like clusters. Plant in shady or semi-shady location with good rich moist soil. T...

Kadsura japonica 'Fukurin'
Common Name: Variegated Kadsura Vine
Kadsura japonica is a twining evergreen Asian vine with handsome foliage and small fragrant white flowers in the leaf axils. Fruit, when produced, is red and in grape-like clusters. Plant in shady or semi-shady location with good rich moist soil. Th...

Kadsura japonica 'White Fruit'
Common Name:
Kadsura japonica is a twining evergreen Asian vine with handsome foliage and small fragrant white flowers in the leaf axils. Fruit, when produced, is red and in grape-like clusters. Plant in shady or semi-shady location with good rich moist soil. Th...

Kadsura longipedunculata
Common Name: Chinese Kadsura Vine

This evergreen twining vine has dark green slightly toothed oval leaves.   We have obtained this species from Nanjing Botanic Garden in China.  It is quite new to this country and probably first offere...


Kalmia angustifolia var. caroliniana
Common Name: Southern Sheep Laurel

Sheep Laurel is a low, somewhat rhizomatous evergreen shrub related to Mountain Laurel (K. latifolia).  It has whorled oval leaves and clustered dark pink flower clusters. This is the southern form of this very h...


Kalmia hirsuta
Common Name: ? Laurel

This low shrub with tiny evergreen leaves grows in moist peaty sand in the southern pine flatwoods from South Carolina to Florida and Alabama.  The pink summer flowers may be needed to convince some people that this is indeed&#...


Kalmia latifolia
Common Name: Mountain Laurel
Evergreen shrub sometimes amost tree-like. Glossy oval leaves reddish bark. Showy flowers in late spring. Clusters of white to pink cup-shaped flowers. A choice shrub for sunny or semi-shady moist but well-drained acid soil usually on slopes. Plan...

Kalmia latifolia 'Croft Carpet'
Common Name: Mountainlaurel, 'Croft Carpet'

This unusual Mountainlaurel is a Woodlanders introduction which we discovered among typical Kalmia latifolia (which see) near Croft Mill, Aiken County, SC. This plant has foliage and flowers typical of the species but ...


Kalmia latifolia 'Pristine'
Common Name: Mountain Laurel Cultivar

This pure white flowered form of the common Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia) was found in Aiken County, SC by Mrs. Ernestine Law. This Woodlanders'introduction was originally offered as Ttssue-cultured plants.  ...


Kalmia latifolia 'Willowwood'
Common Name: Mountain Laurel, 'Willowwood'

'Willowood' is a Woodlanders introduction.  We found  this Kalmia in Aiken County, SC.  It is notable for its narrow willow-like leaves and pink, banded, flowers.  A similar variety called 'Willowcrest' is from a nort...


Kalmia latifolia x hirsuta
Common Name: Hybrid Laurel

This seemingly unlikely hybrid between the common Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia) and the diminutive, less well-known, and very different Sandhill Laurel (Kalmia hirsuta) of the Deep South was probably first ma...


Kerria japonica 'Alba'
Common Name: White Japanese Kerria

'Alba' is the uncommon single-flowered form with creamy white flowers in spring. A fine shrub for the semi-shaded garden border. May be thinned and pruned immediately after flowering. Kerria is a monotypic eastern Asian genus.

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Kerria japonica 'Shannon'
Common Name: Japanese Kerria Cultivar
Kerria is a monotypic eastern Asian genus. This "old fashioned" shrub has arching green stems and toothed leaves. It has abundant yellow flowers in spring which in the most commonly cultivated form are double and like little yellow roses. 'Shannon...

Koelreuteria paniculata
Common Name: Goldenraintree

Golden Raintree is a small to medium size deciduous tree with compound leaves.  It is grown for the abundant panicles of showy golden flowers in early summer (later northward).  It is an excellent adaptable tree for lawn areas.  It ...


Koelreuteria paniculata 'Woodlanders Low Form'
Common Name: Goldenrain Tree, Low Form

Goldenrain tree is a medium size deciduous tree with compound leaves and showy panicles of small yellow flowers.  We originally received this variety from Chollipo Arboretum in Korea where it grew near coastal beaches as a shrubby f...


Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Pink Cloud'
Common Name: Beautybush
Large deciduous shrub with showy pink flowers in spring. Dr. Michael Dirr in his "Manual of Woody Landscape Plants says: "E.H. Wilson considered it one of the finest plants he introduced into cultivation." Somewhat of an old fashionedà plant in U.S...

Kosteletzkya virginica
Common Name: Seaside Mallow
Seaside Mallow is a medium size perennial with grayish leaves and showy 2 inch pink Hibiscus-like flowers in summer. It is a plant native primarily to brackish marshes in the eastern U.S. but it is good in sunny garden beds and borders....

Kosteletzkya virginica 'Alba'
Common Name:
Seaside Mallow is a medium size perennial with grayish leaves and showy 2 inch pink Hibiscus-like flowers in summer. It is a plant native primarily to brackish marshes in the eastern U.S. but it is good in sunny garden beds and borders. This select...

Lagerstroemia fauriei
Common Name: Copper-barked Crape Myrtle

This species of Crepe Myrtle from Yakushima Island, Japan is tree-like, has white flowers. and spectacular copper-colored bark. It is one of the parent species for the "Indian Tribe" hybrids (including the very popular 'Natchez') i...


Lagerstroemia fauriei x indica 'Muscogee'
Common Name: Muscogee Hybrid Crepemyrtle

'Muscogee' is a free flowering hybrid crepemyrtle with lavender-pink flowers over a long period in summer.  This deciduous shrub or small tree is one of many crepemyrtles developed and introduced by the U.S. National Arboretum...


Lagerstroemia indica 'Bayou Marie'
Common Name: Crepe Myrtle, 'Bayou Marie'

'Bayou Marie' is a smaller Crepemyrtle selected by David Chopin of Washington, PA and introduced by Hines Nursery in California.  Likewise with the variety 'New Orleans' which is also in the "Dixie Series".  'Bayou M...


Lagerstroemia indica 'New Orleans'
Common Name: Crepemyrtle, 'New Orleans' Dwarf

There are now many named varieties of dwarf Crepemyrtle.  'New Orleans' is a purple-flowered clone in the "Dixie Series" which Dirr (Manual of Woody Landscape Plants) calls "minature weeping crapemyrtles".  As with other Crepemy...


Lagerstroemia indica 'Pixie White'
Common Name: Crepe Myrtle, Pixie White
A dwarf white Crepemyrtle probably the same as 'Dwarf White' or 'Snow'from Greenleaf Nursery or Hines Nursery. In any case a good white flowered selection that stays relatively small (perhaps six feet) and useful in smaller landscapes or in container...

Lagerstroemia indica x fauerei 'Pocomoke'
Common Name: Dwarf Crape Myrtle Cultivar
'Pocomoke' is one of the first two minature hybrid crepemyrtles released by the U.S. National Arboretum. This selection with deep pink flowers is ideal for containers, small spaces, and rock garden type plantings. Retains dense mounded habit without...

Lagerstroemia limii
Common Name: Lim Crepemyrtle

This rare and little-known Crepemyrtle species has showy lavender-pink flowers and large blue-green leaves which are up to 7 inches long.   This species does not have the exfoliating bark of Lagerstroemi...


Lantana camara 'Hybrida'
Common Name: Yellow Lantana
Creeping and drought tolerant. Hardy in a sheltered spot. Cut back plants after the frost kills the tops. Mound 10 inches of coarse sand over the stubs. Mulch over with pine straw. As weather warms, remove this covering to allow new shoots to emerge...

Lantana camara 'Miss Huff'
Common Name: Hardy Lantana
A now popular form of this very floriferous orange-flowered shrub attractive to butterflies. Discovered in cultivation near Athens, GA, and introduced by Goodness Grows Nursery. Lantana is a good warm climate shrub available in various color forms. ...

Lantana montevidensis
Common Name: Trailing Lantana
A small-leafed trailing Lantana with purple flowers. A good groundcover for sunny, well-drained sites in the Deep South. Cut back plants after the frost kills the tops. Mound 10 inches of coarse sand over the stubs. Mulch over with pine straw. As we...

Laurus nobilis x Umbellularia californica
Common Name: Hybrid Bay
Obtained as cuttings from the J. C. Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, NC. Evergreen foliage is highly aromatic as are both parents. We expect this to become a small tree. NOTE: This may be 'Saratoga' a plant introduced by the Saratoga Horticultural ...

Leitneria floridana
Common Name: Florida Corkwood
Corkwood is an uncommon shrub which forms colonies of tall slender stems in moist to wet soil in a few places in the southeastern U.S. and the lower Mississippi valley. It is notable for the very light wood which has been used like cork for fishing f...

Leonotis leonurus
Common Name: Lion's Ear

Lion's Ear is a South African perennial or tender shrub to 6 or 7 feet. It has showy whorls of orange flowers in summer. The oblong leaves are frost tender and the whole plant may be killed back in cold weather. In much of the Sout...


Lespedeza bicolor 'Little Buddy'
Common Name: Lespedeza
This shrub or perennial is usually listed as a cultivar of the perennial Lespedeza thunbergii but Missouri Botanic Garden says it is a dwarf cultivar of the shrub Lespedeza bicolor. In any case it is an attractive plant for the sunny, well-drained si...

Leucothoe racemosa
Common Name: Sweetbells
This Leucothoe is native to eastern U.S. where it occurs in acidic woodland soils that are damp but not flooded. It is a deciduous or semi-evergreen shrub with racemes of little bell-like white flowers in spring. The 1 x 2 inch oval leaves are fine...

Licania michauxii
Common Name: Gopher Apple
Licania michauxii (Chrysobalanus oblongifolius) is a low colonial deciduous shrub that spreads by underground runners. It can become quite shrubby and semi-evergreen in southern Florida but may freeze to the ground in the more northern portions of i...

Ligularia tussilaginea
Common Name: Green Leopard Plant
Ligularia tussilaginea (Farfugium japonicum) (kaempferi) is a perennial plant with rounded glossy evergreen leaves. It produces spikes of yellow daisy flowers in fall. A good perennial for the shady southern garden bed. The most familiar form of th...

Ligustrum quihoui
Common Name: Waxyleaf Privet

This is an uncommon deciduous shrub to 12 feet.  It is much like some other "Privet" species but is much more showy in flower.  Krussmann in Cultivated Broad-leaved Trees and Shrubs says: "Muc...


Lindera akoensis
Common Name: Taiwan Spicebush
This evergreen Spicebush is a shrub or small tree with glossy, alternate, eliptical leaves 1"-2" long. We obtained this as cuttings from the garden of Bobby Green of Green's Nursery in Fairhope, Alabama as "an evergreen Lindera from Taiwan". It mat...

Lindera benzoin
Common Name: Spicebush
Spicebush is an aromatic deciduous shrub common in rich, circumneutral, moist woodland soils in eastern North America. The plant produces small yellow flowers in early spring before the foliage is emerged and has good yellow fall foliage. Males and ...

Lindera fragrans
Common Name: Chinese Evergreen Spicebush
Lindera fragrans is an evergreen shrub or small tree with glossy, leathery, bamboo-like leaves. Originally obtained through the Arnold Arboretum, Woodlanders is probably the first nursery in the U.S. to offer this lovely spicebush. It has grown well...

Lindera obtusiloba
Common Name: Japanese Spicebush

Japanese Spicebush is a large deciduous shrub that is usually multi-stemmed but can become almost tree-like.  It has broad lobed or un-lobed leaves that are lustrous dark green.  It flowers in spring with small yellow flo...


Lindera subcoriacea
Common Name: Bog Spicebush

Bog Spicebush is a rare native deciduous shrub similar to Lindera benzoin. It differs in having somewhat more leathery leaves that are more blunt tipped and only very faintly lemon scented rather than strongly aromatic spicy foliage. Also...


Lithocarpus edulis 'Variegata'
Common Name: Variegated Japanese Tanbark Oak

This evergreen oak relative can become a medium size tree with dense, leathery dark green foliage. This form brought in from Japan by Dr. Fred Meyer of the U.S. National Arboretum has beautifully variegated leaves. Almost surely first offered in U...


Litsea aestivalis
Common Name: Pond Spice

Pond Spice is a rare in the wild and in cultivation.  It is a deciduous shrub or small tree native to widely scattered localities in the coastal plain of the southeastern U.S.   It is related to Lindera, the Spicebus...


Livistona chinensis
Common Name: Chinese Fan Palm
Chinese Fan Palm is a beautiful, usually short trunked palm with large bright green fan-like leaves with segments that droop at the tips. It is widely grown in warm climates and is moderately cold hardy. It is being grown in coastal areas from Char...

Lobelia cardinalis
Common Name: Cardinal Flower
Cardinal Flower is a wonderful North American perennial native to wet areas but very easily grown in sunny sites with ordinary garden soils that are kept moist. It has a basal rosette of broad leaves from which arises a tall stem bearing a spike of ...

Lonicera fragrantissima
Common Name: Winter Honeysuckle

Winter Honeysuckle is an "Old Fashioned" wide-spreading deciduous shrub to 6 to 10 feet.  It is valued for the very fragrant creamy white flowers in mid-winter or early spring. This shrub is native to eastern China and makes a good border or ...


Lonicera sempervirens 'John Clayton'
Common Name: Yellow Trumpet Honeysuckle
Our native Coral Honeysuckle is a semi-evergreen vine of restrained habit. Leaves are blue-green with some encircling the stem. Flowers normally bright red but this selection a clear yellow. It is a compact repeat bloomer selected by the Virginia ...

Lonicera sempervirens 'Leo'
Common Name: Trumpet Honeysuckle 'Leo'
This semi-evergreen vine has blue-green leaves, some of which encircle the stems. Bright red tubular flowers over a long period attract hummingbirds. This is an excellent free-flowering clone of our native red honeysuckle. We have been unable to dis...

Lonicera x tellmaniana
Common Name:

This honeysuckle vine is a hybrid of our native Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) and the Chinese L. tragophylla. Hillier (Manual of Woody Landscape Plants) calls it "A superb hybrid".  It ha...


Loropetalum chinense
Common Name: Evergreen Witchhazel
Chinese evergreen shrub in the Witchazel family. It can become almost tree-like. It has small dark green leaves and abundant white fragrant flowers in early spring. The flowers have little filamentous narrow petals giving a fringe like effect and ...

Loropetalum chinense 'Zhuzhou Fuchsia'
Common Name: Loropetalum 'Zhuzhou Fuchsia'
Chinese evergreen shrub in the Witchazel family. It can become almost tree-like. It has small dark green leaves and abundant white fragrant flowers in early spring. The flowers have little filamentous narrow petals giving a fringe like effect and ...

Lycium carolinianum
Common Name: Christmasberry

This viny shrub in the family Solanaceae has somewhat succulent small gray-green leaves and slightly spiny stems.  The lavender flowers are followed by plump red berries.  Although it's name is Lycium carolinianum, it ...


Lycium texanum
Common Name: Texas Wolfberry

Texas Wolfberry is an intricately branched thorny decduous desert shrub with small narrow leaves and showy purple flowers followed by showy fleshy bright red berries.  It is uncommon and virtually unknown in cultivati...


Lygodium japonicum
Common Name: Japanese Climbing Fern

A very attractive climbing fern for a trellis or arbor. An attractive foliage vine but this species has become an invasive nuisance in some Deep South bottomlands. For this reason it should probably not be planted in zone 9 or in some of the warme...


Lyonia ferruginea
Common Name: Rusty Lyonia
Rusty Lyonia is a tall evergreen shrub often becoming tree-like with contorted branches. New leaves are rusty red. Flowers are small fragrant, white bells. Plant in sunny or lightly shaded site with sandy acid soil and good drainage. This species i...

Lyonia ligustrina
Common Name: Maleberry

Maleberry is a hardy deciduous shrub found in moist acid soil from Maine to Florida and Texas.  It has terminal clusters of small bell-like to rounded white flowers in late spring.  It is an ericaceous plant related to blueberries, azale...


Lyonia lucida
Common Name: Fetterbush
Fetterbush is an upright somewhat arching evergreen shrub with glossy leaves that have a vein along the smooth leaf edge. It grows in damp acid soils in the southeastern U.S. from Virginia southward. The plants produce small white or pink bell-shap...

Lyonia lucida 'Morris Minor'
Common Name: Fetterbush 'Morris Minor'

Fetterbush is an upright somewhat arching evergreen shrub with glossy leaves that have a vein along the smooth leaf edge. It grows in damp acid soils in the southeastern U.S. from Virginia southward. The plants produce small white or pink bell-sha...


Maackia chinensis
Common Name: Maackia, Chinese

This tree is similar to it's more familiar relative Maackia amurensis.  It is a deciduous small tree with pinnately compound leaves that have 11 to 13 leaflets that are smaller than those of M. amurensis.   It...


Macfadyena unguis-cati
Common Name: Cat's Claw Creeper
The "Cat claw Creeper" is a vigorous tender evergreen vine related to and somewhat like our native Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata). It likewise produces an abundance of yellow trumpet-like blooms. It climbs by tendrils and will cover quickly, maybe...

Magnolia acuminata
Common Name: Cucumbertree Magnolia

This deciduous magnolia native to the eastern U.S. becomes a very large tree in the southern Appalachians.   It is called Cucumbertree because of the elongated aeed cones.  The tulip-like flowers are basically green so not very cons...


Magnolia laevifolia
Common Name:

This lovely small evergreen Magnolia from Yunnan, China has relatively small dark green leaves.  It been through a number of name changes having been called several different Michelia and Magnolia species including Michelia crassipes, Ma...


Magnolia liliflora nigra x spengeri diva 'Spectrum'
Common Name: Tulip Magnolia Hybrid
A large growing deciduous Magnolia with pyramidal habit and abundant large flowers in early spring. The spectacular flowers are deep rosy pink-purple attention getters. This hybrid is a sister seedling of 'Galasy' and was a cross of two Asian Magno...

Magnolia macrophylla
Common Name: Bigleaf Magnolia
Bigleaf Magnolia has the largest single leaves of any North American tree. It is a deciduous Magnolia found scattered in rich sheltered woodland situations from West Virginia to Louisiana. The leaves which can be up to three feet long by one foot w...

Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star'
Common Name: Star Magnolia Cultivar
Star Magnolia, a hardy Japanese species, is a large rounded shrub with deciduous leaves 3-4 inches long. It is valued for its late winter or very early spring display of white star-like blossoms which cover the plant before the leaves come out. 'Roy...

Magnolia tripetela
Common Name: Umbrella Magnolia
This hardy native deciduous magnolia has very large leaves and smooth gray bark. The creamy flowers are large and showy but ill-scented. The large rose colored seed cones are especially showy in late summer. This is a tree of the moist eastern dec...

Magnolia virginiana (Dodd's small leaf)
Common Name: Sweetbay Cultivar

Sweetbay Magnolia is a common tree of moist soil areas in eastern United States where it ranges from Massachusetts to Texas. The northern plants (Magnolia virginiana var. virginiana) are deciduous and the southern (Magnolia virginiana var. austral...


Magnolia virginiana var. australis
Common Name: Southern Sweetbay

Large, fully evergreen tree.

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Magnolia virginiana var. virginiana
Common Name: Sweetbay
Sweetbay Magnolia is a common tree of moist soil areas in eastern United States where it ranges from Massachusetts to Texas. The northern plants (Magnolia virginiana var. virginiana) are deciduous and the southern (Magnolia virginiana var. australis...

Magnolia x foggii '#2'
Common Name: Banana Shrub Hybrid

Large shrub or small evergreen tree of upright growth. Long 3/5 inch leaves and abundant, but somewhat ill-scented, 3 inch wide magnolia-like white flowers in early spring. This plant is a hybrid of cultivated origin. It is a cross between Mag...


Malus angustifolia
Common Name: Southern Crabapple
Crabapples in almost infinite variety are popular ornamentals in the North. Most of them are not well suited to zones 8 and 9 but the native Southern Crabapple is well worth growing here. It produces an abundance of lovely pink flowers in early spri...

Malvaviscus arboreus
Common Name: Turk's-cap
This subtropical Hibiscus relative is herbaceous in zone 8 but a shrubby evergreen southward. It produces bright red flowers 2-3 inches long. The petals do not open out flat like Hibiscus but it is a showy garden subject for the bed or border in mild...

Malvaviscus arboreus (pink)
Common Name: Turk's-cap
This subtropical Hibiscus relative is herbaceous in zone 8 but a shrubby evergreen southward. It produces bright red flowers 2-3 inches long but this is the uncommon pink-flowered form of this typically red-flowered plant.. The petals do not open ou...

Malvaviscus drummondii
Common Name: Small Turk's-cap
This Hibiscus relative is native to the Gulf Coast states and southward but widely grown elsewhere. It is a shrubby plant with bright red flowers less than two inches long but showy over a long period during the hot months and attractive to hummingb...

Malvaviscus drummondii 'Pam Puryear'
Common Name: Pink Turk's-cap

Small Turkscap is a hibiscus relative native to the Gulf Coast states and southward but widely grown elsewhere. It is a shrubby plant with bright red flowers less than two inches long but showy over a long period during the hot mon...


Malvaviscus drummondii alba
Common Name: White Turk's-cap

A white-flowered form of the normally red-flowered Malvaviscus drummondii (which see) that was given to us by Greg Grant of the Stephen F. Austin Arboretum in Nacogodoches, TX.  This Hibiscus relative i...


Manfreda maculosa
Common Name: Rattlesnake Master
This perennial succulent is a member of the Amaryllis Family native to Texas. It has 1 foot long soft fleshly, often dark spotted, leaves like the related Agave but they are not evergreen. The tall flower spikes produce spidery creamy white to purp...

Manfreda sp.
Common Name: False Aloe

This yucca-like clump-forming plant is somewhat of a mystery.  We've had this around for a few years and only have it labeled as "Manfreda sp. - Michoacan".  Presumably it is from the Mexican state of Michoacan but we've lost track of wh...


Manfreda virginica
Common Name: False Aloe

Related to Agave and sometimes put in that genus, the Rattlesnake Master is a succulent plant growing a rosete of leaves up to a foot long that can be either solid green or green with brown spots.  The tall flower spike comes from the ce...


Mascagnia macroptera
Common Name: Butterfly Vine

Butterfly Vine is a Mexican native vine that climbs by twining and is notable for the seed pods which are shaped like butterflies.  These are chartreuse and turn to tan and do look like green or brown butterflies.  The pods are...


Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Common Name: Dawn Redwood
Dawn Redwood is a large Chinese tree, a deciduous conifer, somewhat like Baldcypress (Taxodium). It was first known only from the fossil record but was found growing wild in a remote area of China in 1941. Some of the first Metasequoia planted in th...

Michelia (Magnolia) figo 'Port Wine'
Common Name: Banana Shrub
To 10 feet. Lustrous evergreen foliage. In late spring, flowers appear which are creamy yellow edged in maroon and have a fruity fragrance. (See DIR, O&T, O&P)...

Mimosa strigillosa
Common Name: Powderpuff
This native Mimosa is a prostrate deciduous groundcover with compound feathery leaves. It is vigorous and will cover bare areas with attractive foliage punctuated by erect 10 inch stems bearing marshmallow size pink powderpuff flowers. Found from Fl...

Monarda x 'Jacob Cline'
Common Name: Scarlet Beebalm
Monarda didyma is a fine clump or patch forming perennial native to eastern North America. It is a lovely red-flowered plant that produces flowers in terminal whorls on tall stems. Plant in rich moist soil with full sun or afternoon shade. 'Jacob C...

Moraea bicolor
Common Name: Butterfly Iris
Also known as Dietes bicolor. Clump forming rhizomatous subtropical Iris relative with long narrow grass-like leaves about 2'long. Flat yellow flowers with a brown spots at the base of the petals. Very striking plant for the moist semi-shady spot in...

Morus rubra
Common Name: Red Mulberry

Red Mulberry is a medium size decidous tree native to the eastern U.S. It has large dark green leaves that are rough to the touch.  The female trees have sweet purple fruit attractive to birds and children.  It is best grown in rich, moi...


Muhlenbergia capillaris
Common Name: Sweetgrass

A distinctive wiry upright bunch grass with beautiful reddish plumes up to about 3 feet tall. Blooms in late summer and fall. A choice ornamental grass for sunny bed or border. Native to southeastern U.S.   In the coastal area of South C...


Muhlenbergia capillaris 'White Cloud'
Common Name: White Muhley Grass

This species is a distinctive wiry upright bunch grass with beautiful reddish plumes up to about 3 feet tall. Blooms in late summer and fall. This is a rare form similar to the normal pink plume Muhlenbergia capillaris but with beautiful ...


Musa velutina
Common Name: Ornamental Banana

Banana plants give an attractive tropical appearance. This rather small growing species has showy pink-red flowers and 4 inch long pink fruit which unlike most bananas matures in a single growing season. This little red banana is so seedy as to be...


Myrica cerifera 'Luray'
Common Name: Southern Waxmyrtle Cultivar

Myrica cerifera is a small tree or large shrub native to North America. 'Luray' is a male clone selected in Hampton County, SC by Bob McCartney for its dense foliage and semi-dwarf form. Usually native to low, moist sites, but ...


Myrica heterophylla
Common Name: Swamp Bayberry

Swamp Bayberry is found in acid lowgrounds in the Southeastern U.S. and is similar to M. pensylvanica but is evergreen and the fruits are smaller and almost black. The aromatic leaves are larger and broader than Myrica cerifera, ...


Myrica pensylvanica
Common Name: Northern Bayberry

This is the Northern Bayberry, the berries are the source of the wax once used to make Bayberry candles.  It is native in the northeast and along the immediate coastline to North Carolina.  It is a deciduous shrub growing to around ...


Myrica pumila 'Willow Leaf'
Common Name: Southern Dwarf Waxmyrtle Cultivar
The dwarf waxmyrtle native to frequently burned pinelands in the southern U.S. is also known as Myrica cerifera pumila or Myrica pusilla. It is a dense spreading evergreen shrub with small aromatic leaves that can form patches or colonies by undergro...

Myrsine africans (africana)
Common Name: African Boxwood
This is a small dense evergreen shrub with small aromatic leaves and axillary clusters of red-brown flowers followed by blue-black pea-like fruit on female plants. It is adaptable for hedging. This shrub which could substitute for boxwood (Buxus) in ...

Myrtus communis
Common Name: True Myrtle
Evergreen shrub with small glossy leaves and white flowers. Classic myrtle of the ancients. Sunny, well-drained soil. Can be used for topiary or bonsai. (See O&T, HRT)...

Myrtus communis 'Boetica'
Common Name: Upright Common Myrtle

Myrtle is an aromatic evergreen shrub cultivated since ancient times in the Mediterranean area. Possibly originally native to Iran and Afghanistan. This is an upright form of the Common Myrtle with somewhat larger and more pointed ...


Nerium oleander 'Double Pink'
Common Name: Double Pink Oleander

Oleander is a large sun-loving evergreen Mediterranean shrub cultivated since ancient times. It has dark green leathery lance shaped leaves in whorls around the long sparingly branched stems. The fragrant flower clusters, in variou...


Nerium oleander 'Double Yellow'
Common Name: Oleander 'Double Yellow'
Oleander is a large sun-loving evergreen Mediterranean shrub cultivated since ancient times. It has dark green leathery lance shaped leaves in whorls around the long sparingly branched stems. The fragrant flower clusters, in various colors, are sho...

Nerium oleander 'Hardy Red'
Common Name: Oleander 'Hardy Red'
Oleander is a large sun-loving evergreen Mediterranean shrub cultivated since ancient times. It has dark green leathery lance shaped leaves in whorls around the long sparingly branched stems. The fragrant flower clusters, in various colors, are sho...

Nerium oleander 'White'
Common Name: Oleander 'White'

Oleander is a large sun-loving evergreen Mediterranean shrub cultivated since ancient times. It has dark green leathery lance shaped leaves in whorls around the long sparingly branched stems. The fragrant flower clusters, in various colors, are sh...


Nolina microcarpa
Common Name: Smallseed Sacahuista

This Beargrass or Smallseed Sacahuista is an essentially stemless clump-forming desert plant with narrow, stiff grass-like leaves from a central rosette.  It is often multi crowned.  Tall spikes of very small fl...


Nyssa sylvatica
Common Name: Black Gum
Black Gum, known in the North as Tupelo or Pepperidge, is a medium to large deciduous tree native to eastern U.S. It is a very desirable landscape tree valued for the brilliant orange-red fall color. It is adaptable to various soil types but is not...

Odontonema strictum
Common Name: Cardinal Spear
Also called "Cardinal Flower", "Cardinal's Guard", "Firespike", and "Firestick". This is a subtropical plant native to Central America but widely grown in warm regions for the showy spikes of red flowers. It is probably a shrub in the tropics but i...

Olea europa
Common Name: Olive

Olive is an evergreen Mediterranean small tree or large shrub with gray-green leathery leaves and small white fragrant flowers in axillary racemes in late summer. Fruits produced in dry climates are the source of commercial olives and olive oil. W...


Olea europaea 'Farga'
Common Name: Olive, 'Farga'

Olive is an evergreen Mediterranean small tree or large shrub with gray-green leathery leaves and small white fragrant flowers in axillary racemes in late summer. Fruits produced in dry climates are the source of commercial olives and olive oil. W...


Olea europaea 'Favarol'
Common Name: Olive, 'Favarol'

Olive is an evergreen Mediterranean small tree or large shrub with gray-green leathery leaves and small white fragrant flowers in axillary racemes in late summer. Fruits produced in dry climates are the source of commercial olives and olive oil. W...


Olea europaea 'Manzanillo'
Common Name: Olive of Seville

Olive is an evergreen Mediterranean small tree or large shrub with gray-green leathery leaves and small white fragrant flowers in axillary racemes in late summer. Fruits produced in dry climates are the source of commercial olives and olive oil. W...


Olea yunnaensis
Common Name: Yunnan Olive
Our source, Camellia Forest Nursery in North Carolina, described this plant as an Osmanthus-like evergreen becoming a small tree with small black fruit. It was collected near a temple in China at about 7,000 feet elevation. This little-known new intr...

Ophiopogon jaburan 'Argenteovittatus'
Common Name: Aztec Grass
'Aztec Grass' is neither Aztec nor grass but Asian and in the Lily family. It is a very attractive variegated plant whose narrow linear leaves have gray-green vertical stripes. It is similar to Liriope muscari but less cold hardy. A nice edging pla...

Osmanthus armatus
Common Name:

Osmanthus armatus is an uncommon large multi-branched shrub with thick lustrous dark green holly-like leaves with prominent marginal and terminal spines. Leaves may become spineless on mature plants.  It has fragrant cream-white flow...


Osmanthus fragrans
Common Name: Fragrant Tea Olive
Tea Olive is an evergreen Asian shrub that can become almost tree-like in mild climates. The leaves are about 3 inches long with small marginal teeth. It is highly prized in southern U.S. gardens for the deliciously fragrant small white flowers that...

Osmanthus fragrans 'Conger Yellow'
Common Name: Tea Olive 'Conger Yellow'
Tea Olive is an evergreen Asian shrub that can become almost tree-like in mild climates. The leaves are about 3 inches long with small marginal teeth. It is highly prized in southern U.S. gardens for the deliciously fragrant small white flowers that...

Osmanthus fragrans 'Fudingzhu'
Common Name: Fudingzhu Tea Olive

This is a cultivar of Osmanthus fragrans (which see).  It is notable for the abundance of it's fragrant flowers.  Various clones of Tea Olive are noteworthy for their fragrance but in this clone the small white flowers...


Osmanthus fragrans aurantiacus
Common Name: Orange-flowered Fragrant Tea Olive

Tea Olive is an evergreen Asian shrub that can become almost tree-like in mild climates. The leaves are about 3 inches long with small marginal teeth. It is highly prized in southern U.S. gardens for the deliciously fragrant small white flowers th...


Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Goshiki'
Common Name: Holly Osmanthusm 'Goshiki'
'Goshiki' means Five colors in Japanese and this rather dwarf form of Holly Osmanthus is highly variegated with flecks of creamy or yellow variegation against the dark green background of the holly-like evergreen foliage. The new growth has showy pi...

Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Gulftide'
Common Name: Holly Osmanthus 'Gulftide'

 

'Gulftide' Holly Osmanthus is a medium to large evergreen shrub with dark green spiny, holly-like foliage and small fragrant white flowers.  It grows to 10 to 15 feet and makes a good hedge in sun or partia...


Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Purpureus'
Common Name: Holly Osmanthus
Holly Osmanthus is a large evergreen Asian shrub with holly-like leaves and fragrant white flowers. It is a long time favorite in southern gardens and is useful for hedges, borders. screen, or barrier plantings. It is best in sun or semi-shade with ...

Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Rotundifolius'
Common Name: Round Leaf Holly Osmanthus

Holly Osmanthus is a medium to large evergreen shrub with dark green spiny, holly-like foliage and small fragrant white flowers.  It grows to 10 to 15 feet and makes a good hedge in sun or partial shade.  This s...


Osmanthus suavis
Common Name: Sweet Olive

Sweet Olive is an evergreen shrub with rather small serrated and pointed leaves.  It bears clusters of small fragrant trumpet-shaped white flowers.  This attractive shrub is surprisingly rare in cultivation.  It is native to th...


Osmanthus x burkwoodii (x Osmarea burkwoodii)
Common Name: Osmaria

This shrub was considered a bi-generic hybrid between Osmanthus delavayi and Phillyrea vilmoriniana (decora) but some botanists now merge Phillyrea into Osmanthus which makes it an Osmanthus hybrid.  Thi...


Osmanthus x fortunei ''San Jose''
Common Name: ' San Jose' Fortune's Osmanthus

This large evergreen shrub is a hybrid between Holly Osmanthus (Osmanthus heterophyllus) and Tea Olive (O. fragrans).  It  has thinner, more finely toothed leaves, and more upright growth habit than...


Osmunda cinnamomea
Common Name: Cinnamon Fern
Cinnamon Fern is a big-growing deciduous fern native to eastern North America on humus rich moist to wet woodland soils. It is an impressive fern for similar shady garden conditions. The tall upright fronds which turn yellow in fall are preceeded in ...

Oxydendrum arboreum
Common Name: Sourwood
Sourwood is a beautiful deciduous tree that is pyramidal when grown in the open. It is native to the eastern United States on well-drained acid woodland soils. It is in the family with azaleas and blueberries and produces sprays of showy summer flo...

Ozothamnus ledifolius
Common Name: Kerosene Bush

 

This Tasmanian native is a rounded shrub with short needle-like leaves surrounding the stems.  It is in the Composite family and has white flowers which open from reddish orange buds.  Plant in sunny l...


Pachysandra stylosa
Common Name:

Pachysandra stylosa aka Pachysandra axillaris subspecies stylosa is a rare Chinese relative of the familiar Pachysandra terminalis groundcover but is quite different in appearance. This slow spreading evergreen ...


Paliurus spina-christi
Common Name: Christ Thorn

Christ Thorn is a broad, thorny, deciduous shrub with small yellowish-green flowers in the axils of the small shiny leaves.  Fruits are a small flattened woody disc shaped like a Cardinal's hat.  This shrub with...


Parottia persica
Common Name: Persian Parottia

Persian Parrotia is a small to medium sized deciduous tree related to Witchhazel.  It is valued for its form, rich fall color, and attractive exfoliating bark. Dirr, Manual of Woody Landscape Plants says:  "outstanding orna...


Passiflora caerulea 'Constance Elliot'
Common Name: White Passionflower

Passiflora caerulea is a vigorous evergreen vine climbing by tendrils. The leaves are deeply divided with narrow lobes. The flowers showy and intricate but ephemeral. Flowers are three to four inches across and while blue is typica...


Pavonia cymbalaria
Common Name: Argentine Mallow
This little Hibiscus relative is a low, spreading, gray-leafed shrub with pink, dark-centered 2.5 inch mallow flowers most of summer. This Woodlanders introduction is from a collection we made in the Sierra De La Ventana Mountains in Argentina. Plan...

Pavonia hastata
Common Name: Argentine Mallow
This shrub native to Argentina is a rather open growing semi-evergreen plant with narrow hastate leaves 2 to 3 inches long. Trimming or shearing will result in a more compact plant. Early blooms are cleistogamous ie.forming seed without opening but t...

Pavonia lasiopetala
Common Name: Wright Pavonia
Short-lived shrub best suited to sunny perennial border with well-drained soil and minimal competiton. Rose-pink hibiscus-like flowers open mornings all summer. Velvety, dark green leaves. Will re-seed. Can be pruned back any time throughout summer...

Penstemon dissectus
Common Name: Beard Tongue, Cleftleaf

This rare Penstemon is a very attractive perennial with deeply-cut fern-like leaves and tall spikes of pink flowers. Occurs in sunny situations on shallow soil over rock but often with water seepage. Does well in ordinary garden soil. Native to li...


Penstemon smallii
Common Name:
Beautiful flowering species. Short lived, but self-sows. (See HRT)...

Persea borbonia
Common Name: Redbay

Redbay is an attractive medium size broadleaf evergreen tree related to the Avocado. Often confused with Swampbay (P. palustris), this species lacks the stellate pubescence on the underside of leaves, has fru...


Phellodendron amurense
Common Name: Amur Corktree

The Amur Corktree is a medium sized deciduous shade tree with pinnate compound leaves that are shiny deep green in summer and yellow in fall.  Old trees have very interesting and attractive corky bark.  Adaptable to various soils an...


Phlox divaricata
Common Name: Blue Phlox
A must for the wild garden....

Phlox pilosa var. ozarkana
Common Name: Ozark Phlox

Stoloniferous.

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Phoebe sp.
Common Name:
Broadleaf evergreen tree related to Persea, the genus which includes Redbay and Avocado. This species was recieved as seed from Nanjing, China as Phoebe neurantha, an apparently invalid name. This species seems similar to P chekiangensis which has pr...

Photinia integrifolia
Common Name: Himalanan Choke Berry

Related to the Chinese Photinia (Photinia serrulata) this small evergreen tree is widespread in southeast Asia but virtually unknown in the U.S.  It is probably less cold hardy but maybe better than other Photinia in warmer zones....


Physostegia correllii
Common Name: Correll's Obedient Plant
This species of "Obedient Plant" or "False Dragonhead" is a robust, erect, somewhat succulent perennial from thick rhizomes. It has inch long lavender-pink flowers streaked or spotted with purple. It is a rare species found in scattered localities ...

Physostegia virginiana 'Vivid'
Common Name: Obedient Plant
'Vivid' is a compact upright form of the "Obedient Plant" with vibrant pink 1 inch long flowers in 12-18 inch spikes. It is easily grown in well-drained soil with sun and ample moisture where it forms vigorous colonies. Species is native to eastern ...

Pieris ryukyuensis 'Temple Bells'
Common Name: Lily of the Valley Shrub

Evergreen shrub with glossy slightly toothed leaves which emerge bronze and turn dark green.  Dense clusters of hanging bell-like small white flowers in spring.  This species of Pieris is native to the Ryuku Islands (Okin...


Pinckneya bracteata (pubens)
Common Name: Georgia Feverbark Tree

Pinckneya is a large shrub or small deciduous tree with showy, pink, Poinsettia-like flowers (actually bracts) and 4-5 inch long oval leaves. It is found in scattered locations from southeastern South Carolina to Florida in mo...


Pinus glabra
Common Name: Spruce Pine

Spruce Pine is a choice ornamental pine with dense dark green needles and most unusual bark for a pine. The trunk looks like a hardwood tree trunk! Usually found in mixed stands just upslope from stream bottomlands in coastal areas...


Pinus palustris
Common Name: Longleaf Pine
Longleaf Pine, with needles up to a foot long, is the premier southern pine. It once occupied 92 million acres in a very diverse fire maintained ecosystem streaching from southeastern Virginia to Florida and east Texas. Now very little old-growth lon...

Piper kadsura
Common Name: Pepper

Native to woods near seashores in southern Japan this vine or groundcover with glossy heart-shaped leaves is related to the plant from which we get black pepper and is the hardiest true pepper species.  It should be tried in a protected semi-...


Pistacia chinensis
Common Name: Chinese Pistacia
Chinese Pistacia is a medium size deciduous tree related to the Pistacio nut. It does not produce the edible nuts but does have splendid bright orange-red fall color, is drought and insect resistant, and has lustrous dark green compound leaves. This...

Pithecoctenium cynanchoides
Common Name: Monkeycomb

This Woodlanders introduction is a semi-evergreen vine related to our native Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata). It is somwhat similar and climbs with tendrils, but has white flowers. We collected this in Cordoba Province, Argentina and it h...


Pittosporum heterophyllum
Common Name:
This Chinese species of Pittosporum is an attractive evergreen shrub with narrow, 1 inch long, glossy leaves that are somewhat variable but generally diamond shaped. The small pale yellow flowers are fragrant. This still uncommon species is perhaps ...

Pittosporum parvilimbum
Common Name: Narrowleaf Pittosporum

This Woodlanders introduction is a spreading evergreen shrub with small eliptical leaves less than one inch long. It has small yellow fragrant flowers followed by yellow fruits. It was grown from seed collected in China by Frank Bell who mist...


Pittosporum ralphii
Common Name: Ralph's Kohuhu

This pittosporum is an attractive evergreen shrub native to North Island New Zealand where it is widely cultivated.  It is said to be very good for seacoast conditions.  The small flowers in spring are dark red.  Plant in sun o...


Platanus occidentalis var. glabrata
Common Name: Sycamore, Hill Country
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Podocarpus acutifolius
Common Name: Totara, Needle-leaved

Needle-leaved Totara is a dense evergreen conifer with short, sharp-tip leaves.  It is native to New Zealand and seems to do well in the southern U.S. if site conditions are appropriate.  Plant in well-drained soil in sunny or semi shady...


Podocarpus macrophyllus 'Okina'
Common Name: Variegated Podocarpus

Podocarpus macrophyllus is an evergreen conifer that is grown as a shrub or small tree in many southern U.S. landscapes.  This Asian species has leaves that are several inches long and about 1/4 inch wide.&nb...


Podocarpus macrophyllus (low growing)
Common Name: Yew, Southern
A low-growing selection of this popular southern conifer with flat needle-like evergreen leaves which spiral the stem. Woodlanders obtained cuttings of this form years ago from a plant at Tom Dodd Nurseries in Semmes, Alabama but have not met with it...

Podocarpus parlatorei
Common Name: Pine of the Mountain
Very rare evergreen conifer native to a few very scattered localities on mountains just east of the Andes Mountains in Bolivia and northwestern Argentina. This plant is now available from Woodlanders and is CITES listed. Woodlanders is probably the...

Podranea ricasoliana
Common Name: Pink Trumpet Vine
Vigorous vine with compound leaves. Will likely freeze to ground in zones 8 and 9 but make much growth in warm weather with good conditions. Flowers are showy pink trumpets. Plant in sunny site with well-drained soil and allow ample space to climb....

Poliomintha longiflora
Common Name: Mexican Oregano

This aromatic shrubby mint family plant is one of several things called "Mexican Oregano".  It may properly be Poliomintha maderensis.  This long flowering little evergreen shrub is probably native to Coahui...


Polygala x dalmaisiana
Common Name: Sweet Pea Shrub

This interesting fast-growing shrub is a hybrid between two South African species (P. opposistifolia x P. myrtifolia).  It has one inch long dull green leaves and an open growth habit.  The flowers are a lovely p...


Polygonatum commutatum
Common Name: Great Solomon's Seal
Tall woodland perennial with unbranched stems bearing alternate delightfully oriented oval leaves with whitish pendant flowers in axils followed by black berries. A choice colonizing plant for the moist shady woodland garden. Native to Eastern North...

Polygonatum falcatum 'Variegatum'
Common Name: Variegated Solomon's Seal
This Japanese perennial is a great plant for the woodland or shaded border. Polygonatum falcatum ( aka Polygonatum odoratum var. thunbergii) 'Variegatum' has striking summer foliage. It is easy to grow and spreads in moist fertile soil. The varieg...

Prostanthera x 'Poorinda Ballerina'
Common Name: Mintbush

Of several Prostanthera species received from Longwood Gardens, this one has proven satisfactory in our climate. It is a more or less evergreen shrub up to 6 feet with abundant white flowers. Leaves are rather small and narrow. Plant in sunny well...


Prunus angustifolia
Common Name: Chickasaw Plum
Chickasaw Plum is a thicket forming deciduous shrub or small tree with very early, showy white flowers and edible yellow or red fruit. This species is widespread in the southeastern U.S. but is suspected of having been introduced from farther west b...

Prunus caroliniana
Common Name: Carolina Cherry Laurel
Carolina Laurelcherry is a versatile evergreen tree which can be used for hedge, screen, or specimen plant. It has shiny green leaves with serrulate margins and racemes of white flowers in spring followed by black fruits which are eaten by birds. N...

Prunus laurocerasus 'Parkway'
Common Name: English Laurel 'Parkway'
English Laurel is a large shrub with large, glossy, evergreen leaves, spires of small white flowers, and sometimes small cherry-like red to black fruits. There a number of forms or cultivated varieties of this plant. This one which we call 'Parkway' ...

Prunus lusitanica
Common Name: Portugal Laurel
Portugese Laurel is a large evergreen shrub or small to medium size tree. It has ovate leaves which are dark green with reddish petioles. It bears racemes of small white flowers in late spring followed by small reddish to dark purple fruits. A fine...

Prunus mume 'Bonita'
Common Name: Japanese Apricot Cultivar

Japanese Apricot is an attractive winter flowering small deciduous tree to 30 feet. 'Bonita' has a semi-upright growth habit and double, rose-red one-inch flowers in late winter. Plant in sunny location with well-drained soil.

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Prunus umbellata
Common Name: Flatwoods Plum
Picturesque small deciduous tree with rough bark. White flowers (often turning pink) in spring. Small sour purple plums used for jelly. Not thicket forming like Chickasaw Plum and later blooming. Plant in well-drained soil in sun or semi-shade....

Pseudocydonia sinensis
Common Name: Chinese Quince

Small to medium size deciduous tree with dark green firm toothed leaves and gray, green and brown bark which flakes off to produce mosaic patterns.  Fall color is yellow to red.  In spring it has attractive soft pink flowers on old ...


Ptelea trifoliata
Common Name: Wafer-ash
Hop Tree is a small bushy decidous tree that is quite adaptable. It has trifoliate leaves and very fragrant small yellowish flowers in spring followed by persistent wafer-like winged seeds. It is a larval food plant sought by butterflies and butterfl...

Pteris multifida
Common Name: Spider Brake Fern
This Asian fern has fronds with narrow strap-like pinnae. It is widely naturalized in warm regions where it often grows in cracks of old masonry walls and other spots with high calcium soils such as moist shady spots along foundations, etc. ...

Punica granatum 'California Sunset'
Common Name: Pomegranate 'California Sunset'

This flowering Pomegranate also known as 'Madame Legrelle', is a medium size deciduous shrub with very double coral-red flowers variegated with much white,  Flowers in summer and is long blooming but like other double-flowered forms...


Punica granatum 'Toyosho'
Common Name: Pomegranate, 'Toyosho'

This flowering Pomegranate variety has double peach or apricot-colored flowers but like other double-flowered forms it rarely produces fruit.  Pomegranate is a deciduous shrub native to the Middle East and cultivated since ancient times....


Punica granatum (fruiting, from SC)
Common Name: Pomegranate
Pomegranate is a deciduous Middle-eastern shrub with small narrow leaves, orange flowers, and orange-red large edible fruits for which it has been cultivated since ancient times. Some ornamental varieties have showy double flowers and rarely set frui...

Punica granatum var. flavescens?
Common Name: Yellow-flowered Pomegranate
Pomegranate is a deciduous Middle-eastern shrub with small narrow leaves, orange flowers, and orange-red large edible fruits for which it has been cultivated since ancient times. Some ornamental varieties have showy double flowers and rarely set frui...

Pycnothymus rigidus
Common Name: Pennyroyal Shrub

This "Pennyroyal" shrub is nativee to Florida and is a highly aromatic evergreen groundcover with short linear whorled leaves.  In late winter or early spring it bears purple flowers.  It grows in sandy soil in sun or semi-shad...


Pyracomeles vilmorinii
Common Name: Hybrid
x Pyracomeles (Pyracantha x Osteomeles) vilmorinii is a semi-evergreen shrub with arching thornless branches and deeply cut small leaves. Corymbose white flowers in spring followed by coral-red fruit. An attractive bi-generic hybrid of garden origi...

Pyrrosia lingua 'Kei Kan'
Common Name: Fern, Cockscomb

This beautiful selection of a Japanese/Korean epiphyte/lithophyte is not a typical fern.  It is not "ferny" but has leathery leaves that are is deeply lobed with some of the lobes having a secondary pointed lobe. Underside of the leaf is silk...


Quercus acutissima
Common Name: Sawtooth Oak

Sawtooth Oak is a medium to large deciduous tree with leaves like a Chestnut tree.  It gives good yellow fall color and produces abundant large acorns with curious fuzzy acorn caps used in crafts.  It is an excellent shade tree or street...


Quercus acutissima 'Gobbler'
Common Name: Sawtooth Oak 'Gobbler'
Quercus acutissima 'Gobbler' is a deciduous dense, broad, oval-rounded to broad-rounded tree with low-slung, wide-spreading branches. The cultivar Gobbler is the result of open-pollinated progeny that produce early and abundant acorns. One of the fa...

Quercus alba
Common Name: White Oak
White Oak is a large imposing deciduous tree reaching 50 to 80 feet with a broad rounded crown. It is a long-lived, slow-growing oak. Many venerable specimens exist. The leaves with rounded lobes turn russet-red in fall and are widely recognized as...

Quercus coccinea
Common Name: Scarlet Oak

Scarlet Oak is a large deciduous tree with deeply lobed glossy foliaged often with excellent scarlet fall color..  It is a highly ornamental shade tree tolerant of dry soil.   Similar habit to Pin Oak in youth. ...


Quercus georgiana
Common Name: Georgia Oak
Georgia Oak is a rare, small deciduous tree in the Red Oak group. It is essentially restricted to granite outcrops in west-central Georgia where it can be stunted and shrub-like. Given a good site with acid soil it makes a very nice small, or even m...

Quercus glauca
Common Name: Blue Japanese Oak

This dense evergreen oak is a medium size tree with upright growth habit.  The lustrous dark green leaves are 4-5 inches long and an inch wide with long pointed tips that are slightly toothed.  The new leaves emerge bronz...


Quercus hemisphaerica
Common Name: Darlington Oak

Large, fast-growing tree much used as a street tree and shade tree in the South. It is almost evergreen and resembles Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) but is more upright and not so long-lived. Sometimes confused with Quercus laur...


Quercus lyrata
Common Name: Overcup Oak
Overcup Oak is a large deciduous tree found on floodplains and bottomlands in the eastern and central U.S. It is a round crowned tree that makes a good shade tree or street tree. It is adapatable to well-drained or poorly drained soils. Overcup Oak...

Quercus marilandica
Common Name: Blackjack Oak

Quercus marilandica, or Blackjack Oak, is a small normally broad crowned tree.  It is slow-growing and often gnarled in appearance.  It has thick nearly black bark and attractive deep green glossy leaves which widen toward the tip i...


Quercus michauxii
Common Name: Cow Oak

A large deciduous oak with dentate leaves and big acorns similar to Chestnut Oak but with bark like White Oak.  This oak is a bottomland hardwood and while native to floodplains it is an excellent shade tree or street tree on fertile upl...


Quercus minima
Common Name: Dwarf Live Oak

Quercus minima is a dwarf evergreen oak related to Quercus virigniana. The foliage is similar to Live Oak and is usually entire on older wood or holly-like on new sprouts. It forms colonies in frequently burned sandy pine flatwoo...


Quercus myrsinaefolia
Common Name: Chinese Evergreen Oak

This medium size tree is perhaps the most cold hardy evergreen oak. It is extremely heat and soil tolerant and has smooth gray Beech-like bark. It is a superb handsome small street or lawn tree which tolerates clay soil and has been hardy to ...


Quercus myrtifolia
Common Name: Myrtle Oak

Myrtle Oak is a small evergreen tree with small glossy leaves.  Growth habit is irregular and often shrubby.  This is a fine little ornamental oak for deep sandy soils in mild climate areas.  It is native to scr...


Quercus nuttallii
Common Name: Nuttall Oak
Nuttal Oak, named for the early 19th century botanist, Thomas Nuttal, is now called Quercus texana by some botanists. It is a large deciduous red oak native to bottomland forests, primarily in the Gulf Coast states. It is a good choice for a shade ...

Quercus phellos
Common Name: Willow Oak

Popular shade tree grows 40 to 60 feet. Narrow leaves cast light shade. Splendid street tree.

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Quercus prinus (montana)
Common Name: Chestnut Oak

Chestnut Oak is a large sturdy deciduous tree with glossy dentate leaves, large acorns, and deep furrowed bark.  It is common on rocky and well-drained soils in the Appalachians and scattered elsewhere from Canada to...


Quercus pubescens
Common Name: Oak, Downy

Quercus pubescens is a medium to large broad crowned deciduous tree, often broader than tall. It has round lobed but variable downy leaves.  This tree is long cultivated in Europe but not well known in U.S.  It is native to southern Euro...


Quercus pumila
Common Name: Runner Oak
Runner Oak is a low-growing deciduous oak with stiff willow-like leaves. It is a component of the fire maintained southern pine forests of the Coastal Plain of the southern U.S. where it forms large colonies which produce abundant acorns when only a...

Quercus salicina
Common Name: Japanese Willowleaf Oak

Japanese Willowleaf Oak is a medium to large low branching evergreen tree of rounded habit.  It is a beautiful oak with dentate narrow leaves providing dense shade.  This tree is native to Japan and Korea b...


Quercus suber
Common Name: Cork Oak
Cork Oak is a spreading medium size tree with dull evergreen leaves about 2 inches long and with slight marginal serrations. It is native to the Mediterranean region where it's bark is harvested as the source of commercial cork. Cork production is p...

Quercus virginiana
Common Name: Live Oak

Live Oak is a magnificent broadspreading, massive, and long-lived evergreen tree that is beloved and well-known in the southern U.S. where it is native from Virginia to Texas.  It is the state tree of Georgia.  Live Oak has 2-3 inch...


Rhaphiolepis indica 'Ballerina'
Common Name: 'Ballerina' Indian Hawthorn

Indian Hawthorn and Yeddo Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis indica and R. umbellata) have become very popular landscape plants in the southern U.S.  These dense evergreen shrubs come in many named varities which vary in...


Rhaphiolepis umbellata 'Blueberry Muffin'
Common Name: Indian Hawthorn
The leaves of this handsome Asian evergreen shrub are gray-green when they first open, and later mature into a dark green or blue-green color. In winter, the leaves may turn a subdued purple-green. The white, slightly fragrant flowers bloom in mid to...

Rhapidophyllum hystrix
Common Name: Needle Palm
Needle Palm is a fan-leaf palm of mounding habit eventually forming a short trunk. It is a very ornamental palm that has been hardy to Washington, D.C. and has withstood temperatures to -6 degrees F. which may qualify it as the most cold-hardy palm. ...

Rhododendron alabamense
Common Name: Alabama Azalea
Deciduous shrub with fragrant white flowers with gold flair contrasts to the dark green foliage of this fine native azalea species. In April the flowers have a unique, pleasant spiced-lemon scent. It does best in sun or partial shade and needs well-...

Rhododendron arborescens
Common Name: Sweet Azalea
There are two forms of this native azalea. The plants in the Southern Appalachians and Piedmont bloom in late spring but in western Georgia and eastern Alabama they flower in summer. Upright, loosely branched with white fragrant flowers with contra...

Rhododendron atlanticum
Common Name: Coast Azalea
Dedciduous azalea of suckering habit (stoloniferous). The leaves are bluish-green. The white, clove -scented flowers occur with or slightly before the leaves. Corolla is covered with sticky glands. Commonly found in open pine woods on the coastal pl...

Rhododendron austrinum
Common Name: Florida Azalea

The Florida Azalea is a large growing deciduous azalea.   The fragrant golden yellow flowers very early. Blooms here in South Carolina in late March-early April. One of the best native azaleas for the Deep South. Gro...


Rhododendron austrinum 'Harrison's Red'
Common Name: Florida Azalea 'Harrison's Red'

 

The Florida Azalea is a large growing deciduous azalea.   The fragrant flowers very early and typically yellow. The flowers of this clone are a unique coral color.  This selection was ...


Rhododendron bakeri (cumberlandense)
Common Name: Azalea, Cumberland

This native azalea is also known as Rhododendron cumberlandense.  It is a beautiful native azalea from the higher elevations of the southern Appalachians and is best in areas not subject to excessive heat. It produces showy orange to...


Rhododendron calendulaceum
Common Name: Mountain Flame Azalea

The Mountain Flame Azalea is a loosely branched upright deciduous shrub with showy flowers that range in color from clear yellow, to striking orange, to almost red. These non-fragrant flowers appear in late spring.   It is a choice and m...


Rhododendron chapmanii
Common Name: Chapman's Rhododendron

Chapman's Rhododendron is an endangered evergreen shrub related to R. minus.  It differs in having more rounded leaves that are lighter green and with slightly revolute margins.  Flowers are pink.  This...


Rhododendron chapmanii x dauricum 'Chapmanii Wonder'
Common Name: Azalea hybrid, 'Chapmanii Wonder'

A Japanese plant breeder crossed our endangered Florida native Rhododendron chapmanii with the very hardy white flowered form of Rhododendron dauricum, a species native to eastern Asia.  This resulted in this ...


Rhododendron colemanii
Common Name: Azalea, Red Hills

The Red Hills Azalea is a recently recognized species of native deciduous azalea first described in 2008.  It had previously been confused with Rhododendron alabamense which flowers earlier and has consistently white flowers with a y...


Rhododendron flammeum 'Florence'
Common Name: Azalea, Oconee 'Florence'

'Florence' is a robust selection or possibly hybrid of Rhododendron flammeum (which see).  It was selected and named by our friend Charles Webb of Superior Trees in Florida.  Florence, for whom it is named, is the wife...


Rhododendron flammeum (speciosum)
Common Name: Oconee Azalea

This native deciduous azalea occurs primarily on steep slopes in the Piedmont section of Georgia and adjacent South Carolina. It is a splendid species that blooms mid-season. It has bright orange to orange-red flowers and is well a...


Rhododendron indicum 'Balsaminaeflorum'
Common Name: Rose-flowered Azalea
Evergreen Satsuki azalea with double pink blooms like little roses with 40+ petals and no pistil or stamens. Blooms late spring to early summer. Provide partial shade and acidic soil as with other azaleas....

Rhododendron linearifolium
Common Name: Spider Azalea

A Japanese azales sometimes listed as Rhododendrom macrosepalum, this is a rare find in cultivation. Both the fushia colored flower petals and the dark green leaves are distinctly linear. Ths unique azalea's foliage often persists through...


Rhododendron minus
Common Name: Piedmont Rhododendron
Rhododendron minus is an evergreen shrub with small oval leaves resembling Kalma latifolia. It has showy pink flowers in spring. Closely related to R. carolinanium but taller and flowering later. This Rhododendron is native to the Southern Appalachi...

Rhododendron oldhamii
Common Name: Taiwan Azalea
Spreading open-branched evergreen azalea with dull green to yellowish-green fuzzy leaves. The deep pink to rust colored flowers may appear sporadically through summer, but typically this species flowers in the fall, which is a unique feature. Rarely ...

Rhododendron periclymenoides
Common Name: Pinxterbloom Azalea

This hardy deciduous native azalea, formerly Rhododendron nudiflorum, is found in the Appalachian Mountains, the Piedmont area, and coastal regions of the eastern United States. Blooms in mid to late spring. Has light-pink, slightly fragr...


Rhododendron periclymenoides 'Purple'
Common Name: Pinxterbloom Azalea
Species (which see) formerly known as Rhododendron nudiflorum. Medium sized multi-branched, stoloniferous decidious shrub. This is a lavander-purple color variant of this normally pink flowered shrub that was found in Lancaster County, SC and introdu...

Rhododendron prunifolium
Common Name: Azalea, Plumleaf

This native deciduous azalea is considered one of the finest of the American Azaleas. It has orange-red to red flowers in July and August, much later than most native azaleas. It is a rare species found only in western Georgia and ...


Rhododendron serrulatum
Common Name: Hammocksweet Azalea
A large growing native deciduous azalea that ranges farthest south into central Florida. It is one of the latest flowering of the azaleas, sometimes blooming in Setember. It has rather small fragrant white flowers and grows in swampy areas. Rhodode...

Rhododendron viscosum
Common Name: Swamp Azalea

Swamp Azalea is a rather stoloniferous native deciduous azalea with white flowers that have a sweet fragrance. These bloom in late spring with flower tubes that are glandular sticky. This species is widespread on acidic soils of the eastern U.S. o...


Rhododendron viscosum 'Roseum'
Common Name: Pink Swamp Azalea

This is a pink flowered variety of the normally white-flowered Rhododendron viscosum. This selection is a Woodlanders introduction of Aiken County, South Carolina provenance.

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Rhododendron viscosum glauca
Common Name: Glaucous Swamp Azalea

A selection of Rhododendron viscosum (which see) with glaucous blue-green foliage. Has fragrant, sticky white flowers typical for the species.

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Rhododendron x 'Koromo Shikibu'
Common Name: Azalea 'Koromo Shikibu'

Upright spreading evergreen shrub. Probably a R. macrosepalum hybrid although often listed as a Kurume hybrid. Hairy evergreen leaves that turn a reddish color in the fall. Unusual spider-type purplish-pink flowers with 1/2 x 1-1/2 inch p...


Rhododendron x 'Pastel #06'
Common Name: Native Azalea Pastel Hybrid
Floriferous. A spontaneous hybrid probably involving R. alabamensis, R. canescens and R. flammeum. Mid-spring blooming. Flowers are a light to mid orange. An exclusive Woodlanders' introduction....

Rhododendron x 'Pastel #07'
Common Name: Native Azalea Pastel Hybrid

This azalea is a spontaneous hybrid probably involving R. alabamensis, R. canescens and/or R. flammeum.  It flowers around mid spring with flowers that are a deep peach color. This is an exclusive Woodlanders' introduct...


Rhododendron x alabamensis 'Addison'
Common Name: Azalea, Hybrid 'Addison'

'Addison' is a tall-growing, open deciduous native azalea from Rhododendron alabamense (which see) seed.  It is surely a hybrid but exact parentage is unknown.  It was first named 'Stunning' because that describes the large dens...


Rhodoleia championii
Common Name: Rhodoleia

Rhodoleia is a large evergreen shrub or small tree native to China.  It is a beautiful plant with thick, shiny, somewhat rounded  leaves that are glaucous underneath.  It has drooping rose-colored flower clusters in ...


Rhodotypos scandens
Common Name: Jetbead
Jetbead is a loosely branched deciduous shrub with somewhat arching branches. White 1-2 inch diameter flowers have four petals and are followed by persistent shiny black bead-like fruits which persist on the plant for many months. It is an "old fash...

Rhus aromatica
Common Name: Fragrant Sumac

Spreading fine textured deciduous shrub with leaves remarkably like poison oak but harmless, somewhat blue green, and aromatic. Female plants produce clusters of hairy red fruit persistent into winter. Can be used for massing on banks and slopes i...


Rhus typhina
Common Name: Staghorn Sumac
Colonial shrub or small tree. Very adaptable to all sunny environments except water logged areas. Bright green pinnate leaves and redish-brown fuzzy stem. Leaves turn yellow, orange, and scarlet in fall. Greenish yellow flowers and persistent red fru...

Ribes echinellum
Common Name: Gooseberry, Spiny

Spiny Gooseberry is an endangered native shrub found only in two small areas.  One population is in South Carolina and the other in Florida.  It is an arching shrub with spiny branches.  Small long petaled flowers are creamy co...


Rohdea japonica 'Claudia Phelps'
Common Name: Sacred Lily of China

Bold groundcover grown for its foliage. Tufted evergreen leaves with very dark coloring, almost black. Prefers shade and adds interest to a winter landscape. Red berries are somewhat hidden at base. This plant is popular in Japan where it has been...


Rosa banksiae 'Albo-plena'
Common Name: Rose 'White Lady Banks'

 

Lady Banks Rose is an old southern Garden favorite.  This thornless climber has abundant but small lightly fragrant double yellow flowers in the typical form but this the form with double white flowers


Rosa banksiae 'Lutea'
Common Name: Rose 'Lady Banks'

Lady Banks Rose is an old southern Garden favorite.  This thornless climber has abundant but small lightly fragrant double yellow flowers in spring. This rose is very adaptable and vigorous and requires much less special care ...


Rosa hybrid 'Louis Philippe'
Common Name: Louis Philippe Rose

'Louis Philippe' Rose, also known as Cracker Rose is a long time favorite in the Deep South where it thrives and is quite trouble free.  It was introduced into Texas from France in 1834.  The 2-3 inch wide double flowers are re...


Rosa laevigata
Common Name: Cherokee Rose
A spreading, arching shrub that will climb over and around trees or any support. It has fragrant, pure white flowers about 4" across that bloom in April and May. This viney shrub also produces a red, bristly fruit. This evergreen rose is the state fl...

Rosa laevigata x 'Anemone'
Common Name: Pink Cherokee Rose
A clear pink flowered variation of Rosa laevigata (which see). Very beautiful and adaptable but rarely available. Woodlanders was fortunate to get cuttings of this plant in the 1980's from Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania where it was being grown un...

Rosa palustris
Common Name: Swamp Rose
Tall somewhat thorny shrub rose with fragrant single pink flowers. Grows readily in wet soils and useful for naturalizing along pond margins and in sunny to semi-shady wet sites. Also adaptable to garden culture. Native to eastern U.S....

Rosa sp. 'Old Blush'
Common Name: China Rose 'Old Blush'

We don't usually sell a lot of roses but we love this old fashioned trouble free southern favorite with medium semi-double pink flowers in clusters. It is a rambling climber that is ideal for arbors, etc. William Welch (Perenni...


Rosa x Mme. Gregoire Staechelin
Common Name: Climbing Rose Cultivar
Vigorous spreading, decidious hybrid rose climber also known as 'Spanish Beauty'. It has large pink flowers that are red in bud. It blooms in the spring. Its foliage is dark green and relatively free of common rose problems. I can grow in full sun ...

Rosmarinus officinalis
Common Name: Common Rosemary
Familiar highly aromatic shrub with evergreen needle-like leaves and blue flowers. Often used as a culinary herb. Requires full sun, well-drained, preferably neutral to slightly alkaline soil. Very low maintainance if kept free of competing plants. ...

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus'
Common Name: Prostrate Rosemary

This is a low trailing form of the Common Rosemary. It likewise has blue flowers, and aromatic needle-like evergreen leaves.  It is a Mediterranean native which should have full sun and a well-drained, preferably alkaline, soil...


Rostrincula dependens
Common Name: Rostrincula

Rostrincula is an unusual deciduous shrub recently introduced from south China and not widely available.  It is in the mint family and resemblea a Butterfly Bush (Buddleia) but the unusual flowers which appear in summer are pinkish ...


Rubus coronarius
Common Name: Easter "Rose"
Easter Rose is actually a species of blackberry with large double flowers that look like a white rose. Flowers around Easter time hence the common name. Species is native to eastern Asia but has become a pest in some tropical regions. This double ...

Rubus irenaeus
Common Name: Bigleaf Raspberry
An attractive trailing vine with large rounded evergreen leaves (6 or more inches) and weak prickles. A rare and handsome groundcover plant that can live in full shade to full sun. This plant is also attractive to bees, butterflies, and birds. We ob...

Ruellia caroliniensis
Common Name: Wild Petunia
This southeastern U.S. native perennial is called "Wild Petunia" and makes a good garden plant. It has beautiful blue or violet petunia-like flowers that appear in the spring, summer, and fall. The informative and entertaining book Passalong Plants ...

Ruellia coccinea
Common Name: Yerba Maravilla
A warm climate perennial that is somewhat woody at the base, this Ruellia has bright red tubular flowers about 1 inch long in summer. It will rebloom if cut back. A showy subtropical species that does well in the Deep South as a perennial for semi-...

Ruscus aculeatus
Common Name: Butcher's Broom

Butcher's Broom is a low prickly evergreen shrub (some forms up to 4 feet).  It is uncommon in U.S. The female plants bear bright red berries on the surface of spine tipped cladodes which look and function as leaves. Thes...


Sabal mexicana
Common Name: Texas Palmetto

Formerly Sabal texana, the Texas Palmetto is a large fan-leaf palm native in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas and formerly northward along the south Texas Gulf Coast.  It resembles the Cabbage ...


Sabal minor
Common Name: Dwarf Palmetto

This dwarf stemless palm has blue-green fan shaped leaves. Fruiting stalks extend well above foliage and bear black 1/4 inch in diameter.  This is a very hardy palm native from northeastern North Carolina and southeastern Oklahoma southward. ...


Sabal palmetto
Common Name: Cabbage Palmetto
This palm is the State Tree of South Carolina and Florida. Should be planted in full sun. Blue-green leaves, and a trunk diameter up to about a foot-and-a-half. Native to coastal areas from North Carolina to Florida where it is found throughout the...

Sageretia theezans
Common Name: Chinese Bird Plum
Scandent deciduous shrub with small leaves and fragrant small white flowers. Long a favorite for Bonsai but little known otherwise. We came across this plant in Houston, Texas and found that while it did well in our area it was virtually unknown an...

Salix chaenomeloides
Common Name: Japanese Pussy Willow
Large deciduous shrub with reddish-purple flower buds. Showy male catkins are silky rose tinged. Leaves are dark blue-green in maturity. Easy to grow in sunny location with moist soil. Native to Japan....

Salix integra var. albo-maculata 'Hakuro Nishiki'
Common Name: Dappled Willow
An elegant small willow with glossy bright green leaves which are beautifully variegated pink and white when unfolding. Fast growing and makes a wonderful water-side cover. This is a cultivar of a species native to Japan....

Salix sp. ? 'Rubykins'
Common Name: Willow 'Rubykins'
A vigorous deciduous shrub suited for moist site in sunny location. Narrow leaves have a white back and midrib. Slender branches bearing small red catkins in spring. Received from Dr. Michael Dirr who indicates that it may be a form of the Asian S...

Salix tristis
Common Name: Willow, Dwarf Gray

This small willow is a dwarf grayish deciduous shrub we originally collected in Jefferson County, Florida where it grew in pine flatwoods on well-drained sites.  It is considered to be Salix humulis by most botanists but J.K. Sm...


Salvia farinacea x longispicata 'Indigo Spires'
Common Name: Sage Hybrid

'Indigo Spires' is a half hardy perennial hybrid sage that occurred as a chance seedling at Huntington Botanic Garden in California. Large colony forming perennial plant with rich blue spikes of flowers from summer through fall. It is a great pere...


Salvia greggii 'Rachel'
Common Name: Autumn Sage, 'Rachael'
Greg Grant from Texas gave us this white flowered form of the normally red-flowered shrub Salvia greggii. It has speckled light varigated leaves. As Salvia greggii is a semi desert plant from the Southwest it needs good drainage and a mostly sunny si...

Salvia koyamae
Common Name: Yellow Sage
A large leaf groundcover type sage with brilliant yellow flowers late in the season. This plant should have a fertile well-drained soil and is more shade tolerant than most salvias. Indeed it should probably have shade in the warmer zones. Native ...

Salvia leucantha
Common Name: Mexican Bush Sage

This tall sage has spikes of purple flowers with white corollas.  It flowers in summer.  It is a clump forming perennial sage that prefers rich garden soil and benefits from light fertilization. It thrives in full-sun exposure,...


Salvia leucantha 'Midnight'
Common Name: Mexican Bush Sage
Produces many lavender flowers which last from late summer through the first frost. They are fairly hardy and have velvety, fragrant leaves. This makes them unappealing to insects, and these plants are very resistant to diseases....

Salvia leucantha x chipensis ? 'Phyllis Fancy'
Common Name: Salvia Hybrid 'Phyllis Fancy'
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Salvia leucantha x elegans 'Anthony Parker'
Common Name:
Chance hybrid from the garden of our friend Frances Parker, gardener extraordinaire, in Beaufort, SC. She named this wonderful tall bushy perennial for her grandson. It has spikes of dark blue to purple flowers from late summer through fall....

Salvia madrensis 'Red Neck Girl'
Common Name: Sage, Forsythia

Forsythia Sage is a big robust perennial from the mountains of Mexico.  It has large triangular leaves and late season terminal clusters of showy yellow flowers which give it it's common name.  This plant likes sun and good soi...


Salvia mexicana
Common Name: Sage, Big Blue Mexican
A robust perennial to 8 feet with heart-shaped leaves and deep blue tubular flowers in fall. Prefers good gardening soil or sandy loam and thrives in full sun to half shade. Attracts hummingbirds. Best for Zone 9 but overwinter with mulch in Zone 8....

Salvia microphylla ''Hot Lips''
Common Name: Sage, Littleleaf Cultivar
A shrub sage from Mexico that has become popular since it was introduced in California a few years ago. Flowers can be all white or all red in early summer, but are mostly a striking bicolor white with a red stripe as temperatures rise. Prefers ful...

Salvia microphylla 'Deltoid'
Common Name: Littleleaf Sage Cultivar
Shrubby plant with somewhat triangular small leaves with salmon colored flowers. Prefers full sun, but will survive in half sun. Thrives in good gardening soil or sandy loam. Lime and humus are suggested. A drought tolerant plant that attracts hummi...

Salvia microphylla 'Lutea'
Common Name: Sage, Yellow-flowered Littleleaf
Shrub salvia that can provide good ground cover. This clone has yellow flowers rather than the normal orange-red of the species. Prefers good garden soil or sandy loam; fertilize with lime and humus. Thrives in full-sun, but survives in half-sun expo...

Salvia uliginosa
Common Name: Bog Salvia
Handsome vigorous perennial with bright sky blue flowers that blooms from mid summer on. For average to moist soil. Fertilize with lime or humus to optimize conditions. Prefers full-sun to half-shade. Aromatic. Native to Uruguay and Brazil and a goo...

Sapindus marginatus
Common Name: Soapberry, Florida
Attractive small-medium deciduous tree. Compound leaves are dark green. white spring flowers followed by clusters of marble-sized yellow fruits. The fruits are rich in saponin and can lather like soap in water. Gold fall foliage. A rare tree found...

Sarcandra glabra
Common Name:
Highly decorative evergreen shrubby groundcover to 1 to 2 feet. Prefers moist, acidic soil, often found near streams. Orange-scarlet fruit. Woodland native from Japan. Woodlanders may have been one of the first nurseries to offer this charming plan...

Sarcococca confusa
Common Name: Sweet Box

This Sweet Box is a low very handsome evergreen shrub to 5 feet with glossy leaves and fragrant but inconspicuous flowers. Is related to Boxwood and does well in shaded areas. Origin uncertain but probably native to China

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Sarcococca hookerana var. digyna
Common Name: Himalayan Sarcococca
A spreading, half hardy evergreen shrub with fragrant flowers and narrow, glossy leaves. It grows well in shade and is related to Boxwood. Not susceptible to diseases and insects. Displays high drought tolerance once established. Native to western C...

Sarcococca orientalis
Common Name: Sweet Box

Oriental Sweet Box is a dense arching evergreen shrub with glossy leaves that are larger than the other species.  The small white flowers are fragrant and often abundant.  It is a fine low evergreen for shady or...


Sarcococca wallichii
Common Name: Himalayan Sweet Box

This species of Sweet Box is a relatively recent introduction and is still rare in cultivation.  Like other Sarcococca species it is an attractive evergreen shrub with glossy foliage on arching stems and with fragrant small white flowers....


Sassafras albidum
Common Name: Sassafras

This native tree widespread in eastern U.S. is well known and a great ornamental but it is rarely available for landscape use.  It can grow 30 to 60 feet tall and the entire, two, or mostly three-lobed leaves turn vivid yellow, orange an...


Schima argentia
Common Name: Schima

A number of trees in the genus Schima are native to the Far East and their taxonomy is confused.  A number of different ones have been introduced in recent years but they are still little-known in the U.S.  These evergreen trees are...


Schizachyrium scoparium 'Prairie Blues'
Common Name: Little Bluestem, 'Prairie Blues'

Little Bluestem is a relatively tall perennial bunch grass native to most of the U.S and southern Canada.  It thrives in hot dry areas and is relatively common as a prairie grass.  This selection called 'Prairie Blues' is descr...


Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues'
Common Name: Little Bluestem Selection

'The Blues' is a nice blue foliaged selection of this native bunch grass. Thrives in heat and humidity. Good for mass plantings. Blue foliage intensifies in fall, with deep burgandy red mingling throughout the clump as it goes to t...


Schizophragma hydrangeoides 'Moonlight'
Common Name: Climbing Hydrangea Cultivar
Silvery leaves. Creamy white flowers. From the U.S. Arboretum. (See DIR)...

Scutellaria serrata
Common Name: Showy Skullcap
Clump form. Oval serrated bright green leaves sometimes edged in red. Blue to violet flowers in racemes in late spring to early summer. Sun to part shade. well-drained soil....

Selaginella braunii (involvens)
Common Name: Chinese Lacefern

This attractive evergreen groundcover is fern-like but not a fern.  It spreads in shady areas with good garden soil.  It is native to China.

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Selaginella moellendorffii
Common Name: Gemmiferous Spikemoss
A low, ferny, bright green groundcover from creeping rhizomes. Often reproduces from small cone-like plantlets on the fronds. Native to eastern Asia....

Selaginella uncinata
Common Name: Peacock Moss
Peacock Moss is not moss but a very low-growing spreading fern relative. It has distinctive scale-like leaves clothing decumbent stems which spread and form patches in moist, shady sites. It is unique for the irridescent metallic blue-green foliage...

Senecio confusus
Common Name: Mexican Flame Vine

This subtropical Senecio is an herbaceous vine with glossy green nearly succulent leaves. It is evergreen in frost free areas but otherwise a die-back perennial for a protected area with winter mulch.  Wonderful orange-red flowers with yellow...


Serenoa repens
Common Name: Saw Palmetto
Saw Palmetto is a small fan-leaf palm that is common in pinelands of the Deep South. It grows in full sun to light shade and is well adapted to warmer areas of the Southeastern United States. Normally a low, spreading palm with decumbent trunks but s...

Serenoa repens (blue form)
Common Name: Blue Saw Palmetto

These are seedlings of the glaucous blue form of this small palm that is common in Deep South pinelands. The glaucous blue form is found on the east coast of Florida.  It grows in full sun to light shade and is well adapted to warmer areas of...


Serissa foetida 'Kowloon'
Common Name: Yellow-rim
Highly variegated form of this adaptable evergreen shrub. Non-fragrant white star-like small flowers bloom May through June. This Asian shrub is a nice border plant for southern gardens and landscapes. Grow in well-drained soil in sun or semi shade....

Setaria palmifolia
Common Name: Palm Grass

Palm Grass is a bold bright green accent with wide blades suggesting palm foliage hence the species name palmifolia.   It is relatively hardy and reseeds in many areas.   Plant in full sun to partial shade where it prefers mois...


Shibataea kumasaca
Common Name: Hedge Bamboo

This bamboo is a hardy low-growing bamboo which has rather short broad leaves. It spreads by runners but is less invasive than many running bamboos.  Its spread can be limited by mowing. It needs a fairly dry and acidic soil an...


Silene caroliniana 'Short and Sweet'
Common Name: Catchfly, 'Short and Sweet'

Silene caroliniana is native in woodlands locally but this selection from our friends at North Creek Nurseries is excellent.  Let North Creek tell it:  "More Info


Silene regia
Common Name: Royal Catchfly

Royal Catchfly is a tall perennial with terminal spikes of bright scarlet flowers.  Native to prairies and woods edges in a number of midwestern and southern states but rare and scattered within this large range.  It...


Silphium perfoliatum
Common Name: Cup-plant

This perennial is statuesque to 10 feet and has bold foliage topped with yellow daisies. It makes a nice cover for bare areas. Blooms in mid summer and is pest resistant.  A prairie plant it prefers to be near bodies of water or on the edges ...


Sinocalycanthus sinensis
Common Name: Chinese Sweetshrub

This large deciduous shrub was recently reclassified as a Calycanthus. It is somewhat like our native Calycanthus floridus but with larger 6 - 10 inch glossy leaves.  The cream-white blooms in late spring are larger than North Americ...


Sinojackia xylocarpa
Common Name: Jacktree

Jacktree is a spreading shrub or small deciduous tree related to Snowbell (Styrax) and with similar leaves and white bell-like flowers in spring.  It is an uncommon and attractive plant for the home landscape.  ...


Smilax biflora var. biflora
Common Name: Chicken Wire Plant

This Smilax is a curious deciduous groundcover with small leaves and twiggy stems. A Woodlanders introduction that we obtained years ago from Brookside Gardens in Maryland. They had obtained this unusual plant as Smilax fragrans. We offer...


Smilax smallii
Common Name: Bamboo Vine

This high climbing vine is valued for its shiny evergreen foliage.  It is a great vine for trellis, porch, or cut for long lasting decoration. Female plants have green berries which turn black. It is mostly thornless except on young shoo...


Solanum jasminoides
Common Name: Potato Vine

This vigorous evergreen vine blooms from mid summer to mid fall.  The showy star shaped white flowers are tinged with blue and  produce a wonderful fragrance.  It can grow in sandy soil, clay, or rich gardening soil and ca...


Solanum rantonnettii
Common Name: Blue Potato Bush

This South American shrub is perhaps correctly Lycianthes rantonetti. It is a scrambling vine-like shrub which is best trained up as a trellis or espalier plant where it can get up to 15 feet in mild areas. It is valued for the loose clus...


Solidago caesia
Common Name: Wreath Goldenrod
This graceful, yellow flowered ground cover is shade tolerant. It blooms from late summer through mid fall....

Solidago (Chrysoma) pauciflosculosa
Common Name: Goldenrod, Shrub

This is an evergreen shrub with grayish leaves.  Found in sterile dry sands of sandhills and old dunes in SC, GA, FL, and AL.  It is unusual being a woody shrub as other goldenrods are herbaceous perennials. Do not plant in shade or in r...


Sorbus alnifolia
Common Name: Mountainash, Korean

Mountainash is generally a cool climate plant not suited to hot climate areas.  This deciduous Korean tree has simple finely toothed leaves rather than the compound leaves of other species of Mountainash.  This species has showy pink to ...


Sphenostigma coelestinum
Common Name: Bartram's Ixia

Bartram's Ixia is a very rare native bulb with grass-like leaves and producing for a few hours each morning in May beautiful blue 2 inch flowers on 18 inch stems.  This legendary plant was praised by William Bartram in the 1770...


Spigelia marilandica
Common Name: Indian Pink

Indian Pink is a choice perennial for semishaded rich woodland sites with neutral soils. The flowers are borne on the ends of 2 foot stems. Flowers are tubular bright red with yellow throat. A much sought after plant which is not r...


Spiraea virginiana
Common Name: Virginia Spirea

This spirea is a rare deciduous shrub with arching upright stems and small leaves. It bears paniculate clusters of creamy white flowers. It is found in a very few places along rocky stream banks in the southern Appalachians. It has...


Staphylea trifolia
Common Name: American Bladdernut

Small deciduous tree or suckering shrub with trifoliate leaves and interesting greenish-white bell-like flowers followed by curious inflated balloon-like papery fruits. Best in fertile moist soil in semi-shade.  Native to eastern North Americ...


Stauntonia hexaphylla
Common Name: Mube

This is a splendid compound leafed evergreen vine related to Akebia.  In spring it bears white flowers tinged purple followed by sausage shaped fruit which is eaten in Asia.  It grows in sandy, loamy, or clay soils that are moi...


Stewartia koreana
Common Name: Korean Stewartia

This Stewartia is a large growing tree form with dark green leaves which turn a brilliant red in the fall. The gold-centered 3 inch white flowers typically bloom from June to July. Its marbled exfoliating bark ranges in colors...


Styrax americanus
Common Name: Snowbell, American

American Snowbell is usually a multi-stem deciduous shrub but can be trained as a small tree. It is found on streamsides and in wet areas in the southern U.S. but does well in ordinary garden conditions with good soil and ample moisture. It will g...


Styrax japonicus
Common Name: Japanese Snowbell

Japanese Snowbell is a small deciduous tree with medium to dark green lustrous leaves and white bell-like flowers.  It has attractive gray-brown, smooth bark and shows great pest resistance. Plant in full sun to partial shade in wel...


Styrax obassia
Common Name: Fragrant Snowbell

This Snowbell is a small to medium size tree with white, fragrant flowers that bloom in mid-April in the South, later in the North. It has especially large foliage for a Styrax and gorgeous gray-brown bark. Ideal conditions include ample moisture ...


Syagrus romanzoffiana
Common Name: Palm, Queen

Queen Palm is a tall elegant pinnate leaf palm native from Brazil to northern Argentina.  It is a common large palm in Florida landscapes and popular in many warmer regions.  It is a relatively fast-growing palm with long graceful archin...


Syringa meyeri 'Palibin'
Common Name: Meyer Lilac

This lilac is a small-leaved deciduous shrub with abundant icy-pink flowers in May.  It is a compact shrub up to 5' tall and wide.  It is very floriferous.  easy to grow in good garden soil, and especially noteworthy ...


Tagetes lemmonii
Common Name: Shrub Marigold
This Mexican shrub with pungently aromatic foliage produces masses of bright yellow flowers in late fall. It dies back somewhat in winter. It makes a great border plant in a sunny, well-drained site and adds a lot of color to the late fall landscap...

Taxodium ascendens
Common Name: Pond Cypress
Pond Cypress is a deciduous conifer closely related to the Baldcypress (Taxodium distichum) so widespread in the southern U.S. Pond Cypress is not usually as large as Baldcypress, produces little in the way of "Cypress knees" and is usually more nar...

Taxodium distichum
Common Name: Bald Cypress

Baldcypress is a long-lived large deciduous conifer charactersitic of swamps and river margins in the southern U.S. A valuable timber tree, it is broadly pyramidal when young and has feather-like leaves.  It can grow in shallo...


Taxodium mucronatum
Common Name: Montezuma Cypress

Shorter leaves and larger cones than Taxodium disticum (which see). Could grow to be a very large tree if well sited. The famous tree "El Tule" in Oaxaca, Mexico is the largest tree in the world (trunk diameter).   Native range ...


Taxus floridana
Common Name: Yew, Florida

This is a very rare conifer that is restricted to the Apalachicola River area in northwest Florida. It is a shrub or small tree requiring moisture, but good drainage. Taxus is generally a cool climate plant so this Florida species may represent a ...


Tecoma garrocha
Common Name:

This deciduous pinnate leaf shrub from Argentina similar to the more familiar, yellow-flowered Tecoma stans except the flowers are red. It appears to be tender. We offer these thanks to fellow explorer Tony Avent.  The seed we c...


Tecoma stans var. angustatum
Common Name: Yellow Elder

Tecoma stans var. stans is a shrub or small tree in subtropical areas.  The variety stans is less hardy but frequently used in tropical or subtropical regions.  This is the variety angustatum which is native in west Te...


Tecomaria capensis
Common Name: Cape Honeysuckle

Cape Honeysuckle is a rangy vine-like shrub with pretty glossy compound leaves like Trumpet Vine.  The very showy orange flowers are liked by hummingbirds.  It can be trained up or allowed to cascade.   Where borderline ha...


Teucrium fruticans
Common Name: Germander, Silver

Silver Germander, also known as Bush Germander is notable for it's slver-gray foliage.  It is native to the Mediterranean region and should be used where a silver accent plant is needed in a sunny, well-drained site.  It has attract...


Thelypteris kunthii
Common Name: Fern, Southern Shield

This native southern fern is a large pale green spreader.  Its large finely cut upright and arching fronds are deciduous.  It received considerable publicity in a Southern Living article which suggested it could be gro...


Thuja plicata 'Atrovirens'
Common Name: Arborvitae, Giant

A large imposing evergreen conifer native to northwestern North America where old specimens in the wild may reach almost 200 feet tall. Proving very adaptable to eastern, southern, and midwestern U.S. conditions when properly sited. This clone is ...


Thujopsis dolobrata 'Nana'
Common Name: Hiba Arborvitae, Dwarf

This is a shrubby rounded dwarf form of a large Japanese evergreen tree with flattened sprays of shining evergreen foliage. Dirr (Manual of Woody Landscape Plants) says it is seldom found in the U.S. but a beautiful plant for shady sites ...


Tibouchina urvilleana
Common Name:

Tibochina is a subtropical shrub which is a die-back perennial in all but essentially frost-free areas. It has velvety textured leaves with prominent veins and very showy deep purple flowers. Foliage may become red in fall before being killed by f...


Tilia caroliniana
Common Name: Basswood, Florida

Basswoods are medium to large deciduous trees with heart shaped leaves, yellowish fragrant flowers, and small nutlets on stalks attached to a papery wing.  There are many species in the Northern Hemisphere but the...


Torreya grandis
Common Name: Chinese Torreya

Little-known in cultivation and rare in the U.S. this yew-like conifer has sharp-tipped green needle-like leaves. It becomes a tree in the wild but Hillier (Manual of Woody Landscape Plants) says it is the "least gran...


Torreya taxifolia
Common Name: Stinking Cedar

"Stinking Cedar" is a beautiful conifer despite the name. The foliage actually smells pleasant! It is a medium size pyramidal evergreen tree with Yew-like leaves and purple nutmeg-like fruit on female plants. Needs light organic soil, adequate moi...


Tovara virginiana 'Painter's Palette'
Common Name:
A multi colored variegated cultivar of a species which is widepread in eastern U.S. woodlands. Armitage (Herbaceous Perennial Plants) says the leaves of this variety have a V shaped reddish-pink blotch in the center of each leaf and new leaves are c...

Trachelospermum asiaticum
Common Name: Star Jasmine

Asian Jasmine is not a true Jasmine but is a close relative of the popular "Confederate Jasmine" (named for the Malay Confederation). It is less of a climber but a great dense groundcover vine with small, lustrous, dark green, leathery evergreen f...


Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Ogon Nishiki'
Common Name: Jasmine, Asiatic Star 'Gold Brocade'

This is a highly variegated form of Trachelosperumu asiaticum (which see).  The name 'Ogon Nishiki' translates to Gold Brocade.  This is an extremely colorful plant with leaves splotched with green, yellow, and orange.  ...


Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Mandianum'
Common Name: Star Jasmine, Yellow

A popular evergreen vine in the southern U.S., the "Confederate Jasmine" is native to Asia and named for the Malay Confederation.  The commonly grown form of this vine has white star-shaped fragrant flowers but this selection which we have ca...


Trachelospermum sp.
Common Name: Jasmine
From the U.S. National Arboretum....

Trachycarpus fortunei
Common Name: Windmill Palm
This fan leaf palm is native to eastern Asia but is grown worldwide. It is the most common palm seen northward and grows well in cool regions including the British Isles and coastal British Columbia. Good specimens have grown outdoors as far north a...

Tulbaghia violacea
Common Name: Society Garlic

Society Garlic is a perennial from a bulb which multiplies and divides freely.  The leaves are linear and blue green with strong onion odor when crushed.  The flowers are borne on 1-2 foot tall stems and are rosy lavender clusters b...


Tulbaghia violacea 'Silver Lace'
Common Name: Society Garlic, Variegated
Tulbaghia violacea 'Variegata' or 'Silver Lace' is an attractive variety of Tulbaghia violacea (which see) with white margined leaves....

Umbellularia californica
Common Name: California Bay

California Laurel or Myrtlewood is a medium size dense evergreen tree with glossy leaves and rounded habit of growth.  The leaves have a strong pungent odor when bruised.  Grown as an ornamental tree in Oregon and northern California....


Ungnadia speciosa
Common Name: Mexican Buckeye

This deciduous small tree or large shrub has pink flowers in spring before the compound leaves emerge.  When in flower it suggests Redbud (Cercis).  The fruit consists of three marble size poisonous seeds in woody capsule....


Vaccinium arboreum
Common Name: Sparkleberry

Sparkleberry is a deciduous shrub with small glossy leathery leaves.  It can become a small tree to 25 feet.  Large old specimens can be very attractive especially with artistic pruning.  The fragrant small bell-shaped white fl...


Vaccinium darrowi 'John Blue'
Common Name: Blueberry, Florida Evergreen 'John Blue'

'John Blue' is a selection of Vaccinium darrowii, a dense evergreen shrub with small blue-green leaves.  It was selected and named for its ornamental qualities by blueberry researchers at North Carolina State Uni...


Vaccinium darrowii 'Rosa's Blush'
Common Name: Blueberry, Florida Evergreen 'Rosa's Blush'
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Vaccinium elliottii
Common Name: Blueberry, Elliott's

Elliott's Blueberry is a graceful deciduous shrub to 10 feet. It has small glossy leaves that turn brilliant red in fall. Plant this very nice ornamental blueberry on well-drained acid soil.   The fruits are small but tasty. &#...


Vaccinium myrsinites
Common Name: Evergreen Blueberry

This native southern blueberry is an upright growing dense evergreen shrub with very small glossy leaves. It produces small white to pink bell shaped flowers clusters in spring followed by blueberries which are small but tasty. It is native to the...


Vaccinium tenellum
Common Name: Small Black Blueberry
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Viburnum awabuki 'Chindo'
Common Name: Japanese Evergreen Viburnum

'Chindo' is a selection of Viburnum awabuki made by the late Dr. J C Raulston in a school yard on Chindo Island, Korea. It was selected for its large red penduous fruit clusters.   It is a large upright evergreen shrub to 20 fee...


Viburnum cinnamomifolium
Common Name: Cinnamon Leaf Viburnum

This large evergreen shrub native to China has large glossy oval leaves that are deeply veined and distinctive.   It is somewhat like the lower growing Viburnum davidii but much better adapted in the southern U.S.  Large fl...


Viburnum dilatatum 'Daruma Type'
Common Name: Viburnum, Linden Dwarf

Linden Viburnum is native to Eastern Asia.  This hardy deciduous shrub has flat clusters of white flowers followed by abundant and persistent bright red berries making it very ornamental.  It is popular and adaptable in cooler ...


Viburnum foetidum var. rectangulatum
Common Name: Himalayan Evergreen Viburnum

This Viburnum is a rare evergreen to semi-evergreen shrub or small tree with spreading often drooping branches.  The glossy, leaves are relatively small.  It bears white flowers in summer followed by scarlet fruit. Hillier says...


Viburnum harryanum
Common Name: Sir Harry Veitch's Viburnum

This Viburnum is a medium sized evergreen shrub of dense, bushy habit.  The small dark green, almost round leaves are distinctive.  It bears clusters of small white flowers in late spring.  It was introduced from China by E.H. Wilso...


Viburnum japonicum
Common Name: Japanese Evergreen Viburnum

This is a handsome evergreen Viburnum with relatively large lustrous dark green foliage and dense habit. Flat clusters of fragrant white flowers in spring are followed by red fruits. Probably first offered in U.S. by Woodlanders and still lit...


Viburnum luzonicum
Common Name: Luzon Viburnum

This essentially evergreen shrub has leaves somewhat like Arrowwood (Viburnum dentatum). It is grown in the Houston area which is where we got it but is apparently little known elsewhere in the U.S. Grow in fertile, well drained soil...


Viburnum macrocephalum
Common Name: Chinese Snowball Viburnum
A splendid large deciduous or semi-evergreen shrub producing very large "snowball" globes of sterile flowers which are first green and then white giving a great show in late spring. Allow ample space in sunny to semi shady location with good, well-d...

Viburnum nudum 'Pollinator'
Common Name: Smooth Witherod Viburnum

See: Viburnum nudum 'Winterthur'.  This Viburnum is apparently not dioecious but is somewhat self-sterile.  It is much more fruitful if more than one clone is present.  This selection was promoted as a "male" po...


Viburnum obovatum 'Miss Schiller's Delight'
Common Name: Viburnum, Dwarf Walter

'Miss Schiller's Delight' is an excellent dwarf clone Viburnum obovatum which is a fine small leaf native evergreen shrub.  This clone was selected by Steve Riefler in Florida. Steve named it for a friend whose name, like the pl...


Viburnum odoratissimum
Common Name: Sweet Viburnum

This large-leafed evergreen Viburnum native to Asia is often confused with V. awabuki, but its leaves are shorter and broader, not so glossy, and it may be a little less cold hardy.  The pure white flowers are fra...


Viburnum propinquum
Common Name: Chinese Evergreen Viburnum

This evergreen Viburnum is native to central and western China. Woodlanders may be only nursery offering this plant in U.S. The plant is worth growing for the handsome glossy, narrow, evergreen leaves alone. Flat greenish flower clusters are follo...


Viburnum prunifolium
Common Name: Blackhaw Viburnum

Blackhaw Viburnum is an attractive small tree with oval leathery deciduous leaves and showy flat topped clusters of white flowers followed blue fruits which are attractive to birds. It has very interesting very dark checkered bark on trunks. ...


Viburnum sempervirens
Common Name: Chinese Viburnum

This tall evergreen shrub has glossy, leathery leaves about 4 inches long. It bears white flowers in flat-topped clusters followed by bright red fruits. It has proved hardy here in zone 8. Our plants originally received from the U.S. National...


Viburnum tinus 'Spring Bouquet'
Common Name: Laurustinus

Laurustinus is an evergreen Viburnum native to southern Europe and northern Africa. This selection is more compact than the species. It has lustrous dark green relatively small leaves and dark red flower buds which open to white fl...


Viburnum x burkwoodii 'Park Farm Hybrid'
Common Name: Viburnum, Park Farm Hybrid

Viburnum x burkwoodii is a hybrid between Viburnum carlesii and V. utile.  Classic Viburnums nursery in Nebraska states:  "This is a sister seedling to V. x burkwoodii, raised by Burkwood and Skipwith, England....


Viburnum x globosum 'Jermyn's Globe'
Common Name: Viburnum Hybrid

'Jermyns Globe' is a small to medium evergreen shrub of dense rounded habit.  It bears white flowers in flat-topped clusters in late spring.  A hybrid of Chinese species (V. calvum x V. davidii), it originated at Hilliers N...


Viburnum x pragense 'Decker'
Common Name: Viburnum, Prague

The Missouri Botanical Garden informs us that:  "This hybrid viburnum (cross between V. rhytidophyllum and V. utile) is an evergreen, multi-stemmed shrub that typically grows 8-12' tall with a similar spread. Flat cymes (to ...


Viola hederacea
Common Name: Tasmanian Trailing Violet

Sometimes known as Erpetion reniforme, this is a pretty little trailing plant with small kidney-shaped leaves and numerous little half white, half lilac-blue flowers on erect two to three inch stems. It grows well in shady or semi shady m...


Vitex agnus-castus 'Flora Ann'
Common Name: Chaste Tree, 'Flora Ann'

Chaste tree is a small deciduous tree in South but can be grown as a perennial in the North. The leaves have been mistaken for those of Cannabis (Marijuana).  The clusters of lilac flowers in summer have caused some to call it "Summer Lilac"....


Vitex agnus-castus 'Shoal Creek'
Common Name: Chastetree

Chaste tree is a small deciduous tree in South but can be grown as a perennial in the North. The leaves have been mistaken for those of Cannabis (Marijuana).  The clusters of lilac flowers in summer have caused some to call it "Summer Lilac"....


Vitex rotundifolia
Common Name: Roundleaf Vitex
A prostrate trailing shrub with rounded deciduous bluish green leaves about 2" in diameter. Bright blue flowers in late summer. A very good salt tolerant plant for seashore and dune planting but becoming invasive in some seaside areas of the Carolina...

Vitex trifolia 'Variegata'
Common Name: Three Leaf Vitex
Deciduous shrub or small tree wih three leaflets with white margin variegation. Blue to purple flowers somewhat resembling lilac flowers. Probably more tender than V. agnus-castus. Native southeast Asia to Australia. Z. 8-10...

Vitis munsoniana
Common Name: Scrub Grape
Very attractive native grape vine with small shiny rounded deciduous leaves. Similar to Muscadine (V.rotundifolia) but smaller leaves and inedible small fruit. Good arbor vine for sunny location with well-drained soil. Native on dry sandy soils in...

Weigela florida 'Java Red'
Common Name: Old Fashioned Weigela

Weigela is a deciduous shrub of rounded habit and opposite oval leaves.  This cold-hardy old fashioned favorite is native to eastern Asia.  'Java Red' is an old variety also known as 'Foliis Purpureis'....


Wisteria frutescens
Common Name: American Wisteria
Twining woody deciduous vine with compound leaves and short cluster of blue flowers appearing with the leaves. A much less rampant vine than the common Asian Wisterias. This native vine was virtually unknown to American gardeners when introduced by W...

Wisteria frutescens var. nivea
Common Name: American Wisteria Selection
Twining woody deciduous vine with compound leaves and short cluster of white flowers appearing with the leaves. A much less rampant vine than the common Asian Wisterias. This native vine was virtually unknown to American gardeners when introduced by ...

x Citrofortunella 'Thomasville'
Common Name: Citrangequat, 'Thomasville'

Woodlanders has been a leader in offering a wide range of Citrus and Citrus hybrids which are hardy outdoors beyond the normal Citrus growing areas.  'Thomasville' Citrangequat is an upright small tree producing abundant yellow-orange eg...


x Citrofortunella mitis 'Calamondin'
Common Name: Calamondin Orange
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x Gordlinia grandiflora
Common Name: Gordlinia

Dr. Tom Ranney of the North Carolina State University Experiment Station in Fletcher, NC recently succeeded in crossing the iconic Franklinia alatamaha (which see) with it's relative, Gordonia lasianthus (which see) to ...


Xanthorhiza simplicissima
Common Name: Yellowroot

Yellowroot is a curious shrub related to the Buttercup.  It is native to eastern U.S.  The compound leaves are deciduous but turn bright yellow in the fall. The roots are bright yellow when cut. Typically it grows in shady streamsid...


Xanthosoma sagittifolium
Common Name: Elephant Ear

This "Elephant Ear" has huge bright green arrowhead shaped leaves.  Great for a tropical effect in sun or part shade. Cut back plants after the frost kills the tops. Mound 10 inches of coarse sand over the stubs. Mul...


Xylosma congestum
Common Name: Xylosma, Shiny

Shiny Xylosma is sometimes listed as Xylosma senticosa.  It is an attractive heat and drought tolerant evergreen shrub with glossy leaves about 3" long and 1" wide.  It is much grown in California and the Southwest as a hed...


Yucca aloifolia
Common Name: Spanish Bayonet

Spanish Bayonet Yucca is native along the southeastern U.S. coast and is commonly grown as an ornamental throughout the South.   The tall trunks of this arborescent yucca can be in clusters and are topped w...


Yucca constricta
Common Name: Buckley Yucca

Buckley Yucca is a stemless or short stemmed, single or multiple head yucca with many very narrow blue-green, spine-tipped leaves with marginal filaments.  This is an ornamental yucca with spikes of showy greenish-white, bell-...


Yucca reverchonii
Common Name: Yucca, San Angelo

This essentially trunkless Yucca found sparingly in central Texas has been considered by some to be a hybrdid between Yucca thompsoniana and Y. rupicola.  It is found primarily in the Edwards Plateau where it is usually on limestone ...


Yucca thompsoniana
Common Name: Yucca, Beaked

This Yucca with relatively short narrow blueish leaves is native to dry areas in west Texas, Mexico, and southern New Mexico.   Tall showy spikes of white bell-like flowers are followed by fruits with a pointed tip which g...


Yucca torreyi
Common Name: Torreyi Yucca

Torrey Yucca is a relatively hardy tree form yucca from desert areas in west Texas, New Mexico, and southward.  It can be single or multi trunked.  The green to bluish leaves are stiff with a sharp point but it is oft...


Zamia pumila
Common Name: Coontie

Zamia pumila (umbrosa) is the form of this low cycad native in eastern Florida. It has stiff evergreen fern-like leaves from a large tuberous root which is the source of arrowroot starch and once much used by the Indians.  It is not a palm an...


Zanthoxylum clava-herculis
Common Name: Toothache Tree

Toothache Tree is a small to medium sized deciduous tree with shiny compound leaves and prickles on leaves and stems.  The trunks develop curious thorn tipped corky projections. The greenish flower clusters are followed by shiny black seeds. ...


Zelkova serrata
Common Name: Japanese Zelkova

Japanese Zelkova is a large elm-like deciduous shade tree with ascending branches.  In Japan it is said to be an important timber tree and favorite bonsai subject but here according to Dirr, Manual of Woody Landscape P...


Zenobia pulverulenta 'Woodlanders Blue'
Common Name: Zenobia, Dusty

This is the blue-foliaged form of this fine semi-evergreen ornamental shrub native to the coastal Carolinas. Our introduction, the 'Woodlanders Blue' selection with blue foliage, has become more widely available. Zenobia was virtually unavailable ...


Zephyranthes flavissima
Common Name: Yellow Rain lily
Bright golden star like lilies through the summer. These bulbs produce grass like foliage which is somewhat persistent through the winter. Not difficult to grow but likes moisture. Native to Argentina and Brazil....

Zephyranthes fosteri
Common Name: Foster's Pink Rain Lily
These bulbs produce grass-like leaves and masses of beautiful pink flowers somewhat like crocus. It is native to Mexico. It grows well in the South and flowers after summer rains....

Ziziphus jujuba
Common Name: Jujube or Chinese Date

Jujube is a medium sized somewhat thorny deciduous tree with shiny leaves and edible fruit resembling dates (but no relation). Fruits make a confection. It has been grown in China for 4000 years! Plant in sun or semishade in well-drained soil.

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