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(Note: Common names are variable and unreliable)

Botanical Name     Common Name
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Abelia chinensis
Common Name: Chinese Abelia

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


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

Abutilon 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...


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...


Alnus maritima
Common Name: Alder, Seaside

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


Aloysia virgata
Common Name: Sweet Almond Bush

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


Alpinia 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 nantucketensis
Common Name: Nantucket Serviceberry
A rare low-growing, thicket forming stoloniferous shrub which occurs on sandy soils in sun. . Mid spring white flowers have shorter petals than most Shadbushes. Edible red fruits like other Shadbush species. We are indebted to Richard Lynch of Swe...

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

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

Amsonia tabernaemontana
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. ...


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...

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 '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....

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. ...

Asarum kumagianum
Common Name: Yakushima Ginger
This is a "wild ginger" like our native Hexastylis species but with larger leaves which are likewise evergreen and beautifuly marbled. This plant is from Yakushima Island in Japan and is a sought after collector's plant for the woodland garden....

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 'Variegata'
Common Name: Variegated Cast Iron Plant

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


Aspidistra 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...

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...

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...

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