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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...


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...

Acer griseum
Common Name: Paperbark Maple

Upright oval or rounded habit. Cinnimon or redish-brown exfoliating bark showy in winter landscape. Bark starts to exfoliate after 2 years. Trifoliate leaves. Good small lawn tree, in shrub border or other groupings. Tolerant of well-drained or cl...


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...


Agave americana
Common Name: Century Plant
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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...


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...


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 ludoviciana
Common Name: Louisiana Bluestar
This rare Bluestar is probably the best performing Amsonia for us. It is a robust perennial with pointed oval leaves that are white felty beneath. The blue star shaped flowers at the terminal ends of the upright stems are similar to other Amsonia. ...

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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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...


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...


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

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

Aster georgiana
Common Name: Georgia Aster

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


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 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...


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...

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