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(Note: Common names are variable and unreliable)

Botanical Name     Common Name
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Abelia chinensis
Common Name: Chinese Abelia

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


Abeliophyllum distichum
Common Name: Fragrant White Forsythia

This early-flowering multi-stemmed deciduous shrub is native to Korea.  It is related to Forsythia but has fragrant white flowers.   While a hardy shrub it is rather rare in cultivaton.  Should be good for an open sunny site wi...


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

Abutilon 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...


Acer fabri
Common Name: Maple, Faber

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


Aesculus parviflora
Common Name: Bottlebrush Buckeye

Bottlebrush Buekeye is a wide spreading multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with large palmately compound leaves. Flowers in early summer are long upright white spikes. Showy flowers and bright yellow fall color make this a highly desirable ornamental f...


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...


Agave americana
Common Name: Century Plant
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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...


Aloysia virgata
Common Name: Sweet Almond Bush

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


Alpinia 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 ...

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...

Anisacanthus wrightii
Common Name: Hummingbird Bush

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


Anisacanthus wrightii 'Pumpkin'
Common Name: Yellow Hummingbird Flower

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

 

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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...


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".

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

Aster georgiana
Common Name: Georgia Aster

Large bushy perennial Aster with abundant large flower heads with violet ray flowers. Somewhat like Aster grandiflorus but sometimes considered a variety of Aster patens.. This is a rare plant in the wild and known from relativel...


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