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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...


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 Ma...


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 circu...


Adina rubella
Common Name: Adina, Glossy

This is a medium to large deciduous shrub resembles and is related to our native Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis).  It has smaller leaves and similar but smaller ball-like flowers in early summer.  The flowers could give i...


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 glabra var. nana
Common Name: Shrub Ohio Buckeye

A rare dwarf form of the Ohio Buckeye found in a few locations in northern Alabama and northern Georgia. Decidious shrub with typical palmately compound leaves and upright clusters of greenish yellow flowers in spring followed by large brown "buck...


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 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...


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...

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 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...

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...


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

Ardisia japonica '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. ...

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...

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...

Athyrium nipponicum 'Pictum'
Common Name: Japanese Painted Fern

Athyrium nipponicum (goeringianum) 'Pictum' is a cool gray-green and silvery deciduous groundcovering fern. Best color when they receive some direct sunlight, preferably in the morning but like most ferns they should be planted in rich hu...


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...


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 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...


Baccharis halimifolia
Common Name: Groundsel Bush

This common Baccharis is a semi-evergreen shrub Composite with small gray-green toothed leaves. Originally found along the edges of coastal salt marshes but now widely naturalized inland on sunny disturbed sites. Female plants of this adaptable an...


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...


Bignonia capreolata 'Helen Fredel'
Common Name: Helen Fredel Crossvine

Crossvine is a high climbing semi-evergreen vine with bright orange trumpet shaped flowers.  It is a good flowering vine that climbs high by tendrils and hold-tights and is effective if planted on a fence or trellis in sun or ...


Bignonia capreolata 'Tangerine Beauty'
Common Name: Crossvine 'Tangerine Beauty'

Crossvine is a high climbing semi-evergreen vine with bright orange trumpet shaped flowers.  It is a good flowering vine that climbs high by tendrils and hold-tights and is effective if planted on fence or trellis in sun or se...


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...


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 salvifolia
Common Name: Sageleaf Buttrtflybush

This is 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"...


Buddleia x weyeriana 'Honeycomb'
Common Name: Yellow Butterflybush

This yellow-flowered hybrid butterflybush (B. globosa x B. davidii) is better and more vigorous than  'Sungold'.   It was obtained by Dr. Mike Dirr from Crathes Castle Garden in Scotland and named 'Honeycomb'.  It was purchased...


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 ...


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 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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Callicarpa acuminata
Common Name: Black Beautyberry

This deciduous Mexican shrub is somewhat like Callicarpa americana.  The arching branches bear clusters of small shiny berries that are black instead of the more common purple of other Beautyberries.   It was collected...


Callicarpa americana
Common Name: American Beautyberry

American Beautyberry is a deciduous multi-stemmed shrub with rather large velvety leaves that are coarsely toothed and opposite on the stems.  . The flowers are small, purple, and in clusters around stems at the leaf nodes.  Th...


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 ...


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 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 are 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 Sy...


Camellia crapnelliana
Common Name: Crapnell 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...


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 hybrid 'Julia Mackintosh'
Common Name: Sasanqua Camellia, 'Julia Mackintosh'

This seedling selection of Camellia sasanqua which occurred here at Woodlanders was selected and propagated by George Mitchell and named for the late Julia Mackintosh who with her husband Robert founded Woodlanders.  I...


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

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 with semi-double flowers that are c...


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.  It is a famo...


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
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...


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 ...


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 ...


Camellia sinensis 'Rosea'
Common Name: Pink Tea Plant

A pink flowered form of Camellia sinensis (which see). The foliage is also somewhat reddish.

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Camellia x 'Cinnamon Cindy'
Common Name: Hybrid 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 plant is a hybrid between Camellia japonica 'K...


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 <...


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

This Canna is a natibve perennial with light green broad tropical looking leaves typical of Canna. This native species has yellow flowers and spreads freely in moist to wet soil or in shallow water but also grows well in ordinary garden soil....


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 ...


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...


Cassia bicapsularis
Common Name: Showy Senna

This subtropical shrub has abundant bright yellow flowers in late fall.  It is evergreen in zone 10 and stem hardy in zone 9.   The seeds are said to be poisonous but not deadly. In zone 8 it may freeze bac...


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 pale yellow form 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 seed pods. More cold hardy than Cassia bicarpsularis and winter dormant in zone 8, it may freeze to ground i...


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...


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 di...


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....


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 purpureum
Common Name: Purple Jasmine

Erect or arching perennial freezing to the ground in zone 8 but a woody shrub in the tropics.  It produces showy purple tubular flowers in terminal clusters late in the growing season. Cut back plants after the frost kills the tops. Mound 10 ...


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....

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-...


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 fo...


Chionanthus retusus var. serrulatus
Common Name: Fringetree, Chinese
A very ornamental small deciduous tree with heavy-textured oval glossy serrated leaves that look as though they would be evergreen. Abundant white feathery flowers in spring. Attractive light tan scaly bark. As an established tree in the landscape...

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 su...


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 Ta...


Cistus x corbariensis (C. hybridus)
Common Name: Rockrose

One of many kinds of "Rockrose" native to the Mediterranean region, this low evergreen thornless shrub has abundant white 2 inch flowers resembling single roses.  These plants are not true roses.  Plant in sunny or very lightly...


Cistus x purpureus
Common Name: Orchidspot Rockrose

This Rockrose is a low evergreen shrub to 4 feet.  It is a hybrid with showy 2-3" wide purple flowers blotched with maroon.  Rockroses are not roses and are not related.  Plant this shrub in full sun and in well-drained so...


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 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 fruit...


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...

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...


Clematis armandii
Common Name: Clematis, Armand

Armand Clematis is a beautiful vigorous evergreen vine with large and glossy dark green leaves.  It produces abundant clusters of small white flowers in early spring.  The flowers are quite fragrant but it  is worth ...


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 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 termin...


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 the...


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 the...


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
Common Name: Red Savory

Clinopodium (Satureja) (Calamintha)coccineum is an aromatic evergreen shrub with small leaves. Loose open growth habit. Very showy tubular red flowers in summer. Attractive to hummingbirds. Occurs only on deep, well-drained sands. Plant i...


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...


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...


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 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 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...


Convallaria majalis
Common Name: Lily of the Valley

This little perennial native to most of the Northern Hemisphere has wide lily-like leaves and very fragrant white flowers in spring.  It is a long time favorite flowering groundcover in the North where it spreads freely.  It is not ...


Coreopsis verticillata
Common Name: Threadleaf Coreopsis

This clump-forming native perenennial has thread-like leaflets and abundant yellow to orange daisy like flowers over long period in summer.  It is a popular garden perennial for the sunny border and is a good plant for a well-draine...


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....


Cotinus obovatus
Common Name: American Smoke Tree

Our native smoketree is an uncommon small to medium size deciduous tree.  Its common name is from the appearance of smoke when in fruit. It has broad oval leaves which are larger than the more commonly grown...


Crataegus aestivalis
Common Name: Mayhaw

Mayhaw is a small rather thorny deciduous tree with small leaves and abundant white flowers in very early spring.  These are followed by attractive cranberry size red fruits in May.  These fruits yield the Deep South's famous Mayhaw...


Crataegus marshallii
Common Name: Parsley-leaved Hawthorn

The Parsley Haw is a distinctive and attractive small tree with shiny green dissected parsley-like leaves.  The white flowers with red stamens appear in spring and are followed by red fruit.  It is native to Piedmont and Coastal Pla...


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

Japanese Cedar is a tall, pyramidal or conical, evergreen coniferous tree.  The blue-green apressed needles may develop bronzy or purple-bronze winter color in cold climates. The reddish-brown bark exfoliates on the trunks.  It is a...


Cunninghamia lanceolata
Common Name: Chinafir

Chinafir is a large, pyramidal, often multi-trunked coniferous evergreen tree with rather long flattened needles in more or less two dimensional arrangement on twigs.  It bears interesting small cones and is an attrative and somewhat curious ...


Cunninghamia lanceolata 'Glauca'
Common Name: Blue Chinafir

This is a silvery-blue needled form of Cunninghamia lanceolata (which see). Otherwise similar.

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Cyrilla arida
Common Name: Scrub Titi

Scrub Titi is a very rare shrub discovered in the early 20th century by J.K. Small.  It occurred in desert-like scrub habitat in central Florida but was lost and taxonomically questioned for years. With Kenneth Wurdack we redis...


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...


Daphniphyllum humile
Common Name:

This large Rhododendron-like evergreen shrub with large lustrous leaves is not related to Rhododendron and the flowers are not conspicuous.  It is however a choice evergreen shrub for the moist semi-shady garden. Daphiniphyllum humil...


Dendropanax trifidus
Common Name: Ivy Tree

Dendropanax is a most unusual small dense evergreen tree with ivy-like leaves.  This plant grew in our garden here in Aiken, South Carolina for years.  It is a Japanese native tht is indeed related to ivy.  It bears simila...


Dianella tasmanica variegata
Common Name: Flax Lilly

This bold strap leaf perennial has nice variegated foliage and small star-shaped bright blue to purple flowers which are followed by glossy, deep blue berries. Plant it in good soil in sun to partial shade. Native to Tasmania.

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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

This evergreen shrub is 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 relative...


Dicliptera suberecta
Common Name: Hummingbird Plant

This South American native is a good garden plant in the South.   It is a mounding subshrub with velvety grey leaves and tubular orange/red flowers.  It can be planted in a sunny perennial border with good soil and could also b...


Diospyros virginiana
Common Name: Common Persimmon

Persimmon is a medium size deciduous tree that is pyramidal to oval-rounded in outline. It has dark green leaves and gray-black checkered bark. Male & female flowers (not showy) are on separate trees. Edible 1-2 inch fruit are orange when ripe...


Dirca palustris
Common Name: Leatherwood

The growth habit of this native deciduous shrub 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 (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...


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...


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....

Edgeworthia chrysantha
Common Name: Paper Bush

This medium size deciduous coarse shrub has simple leaves 6-8 inches long and of a blueish color. This suckering shrub is related to Daphne and Dirca.  It produces clusters of interesting clusters of tubular yellow fl...


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

This ginger relative produces attractive foliage from rhizomes. Here it can stay under 2 feet but it gets much larger in tropics where it is grown for the exspensive spice Cardamom.  . Leaves have a delightful fragrance wh...


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 al...


Eriobotrya japonica
Common Name: Loquat

The Loquat is a large evergreen shrub with big leathery leaves that are toothed on the margins.  The plant flowers in mid-winter with clusters of white flowers.  The edible plum-like fruits are variable in size and quality and contain la...


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...


Exbucklandia populnea
Common Name: Exbucklandia

Exbucklandia is a rare evergreen tree with large leaves resembling those of the unrelated Liriodendron or Tulip Poplar. It is in the witchhazel family which few would guess.  The small reddish flowers are not especially showy but the fol...


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...

Feijoa sellowiana
Common Name: Pineapple Guava

Pineapple Guava is an evergreen shrub with gray-green foliage.  The flowers with red staymens are showy and may be followed by tasty fruit. It is tolerant of dry soil and seashore conditions.  It is native to Uruguay but widely grow...


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...


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 fa...


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.&#...


Ficus roxburghii
Common Name: Roxburgh Fig

Ficus roxburghii, also known as Ficus 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 ...


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 f...


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 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 pubescens
Common Name: Spring Herald

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This somewhat privet-like deciduous shrub has rather small oval leaves and intricate branching.  Fragrant fuzzy yellow flowers very early in spring are small but abundant.  This Texas native is we...


Fothergilla gardenii
Common Name: Witch Alder

Fothergilla gardenii is a choice ornamental deciduous low shrub native very locally in the southeastern U.S.  It is found primarly in coastal areas of the Carolinas where it occurs in moist acid soils of pinelands and bog ...


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

This is the native wild strawberry of eastern North America. The plants have trifolate leaves and produce runners which form new plants at their ends. White flowers are followed by small but sweet tasty strawberries once commonly enjoyed by countr...


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 nurseryma...


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, Georg...


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 white flowers. Gardenias grow well in relatively fertile acid soil in semi-shade...


Gardenia sp. 'Kleim's Hardy'
Common Name: Gardenia Cultivar

This gardenia is a small evergreen shrub with lustrous black-green leaves and fragrant single 2 inch ivory blooms. This little Gardenia has become popular in recent years after claims that it was untouched at 3 degrees F in Raleigh, NC. Dr. Dirr i...


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. It bea...


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....


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...


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...


Grevillea juniperina x rosmarinifolia 'Canberra Gem'
Common Name: Canberra Gem Spiderflower

Commenting on this Australian shrub, Helen Johnstone writing for the Hardy Plant Society in England says:  I think it is a pity this shrub isn’t grown more. I only became aware of it when reading Christoher Lloyd’s “Colour f...


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 tu...


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...

Hedychium coccineum 'Disney'
Common Name: Scarlet Ginger, Disney
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Hedychium coronarium
Common Name: Butterfly Ginger

This tall herbaceous perennial spreads by rhizomes.  It bears showy spikes of very fragrant white flowers with a greenish or yellowish blotch.  It blooms in summer on terminals of tall plants with long corn-like leaves and spreads in ric...


Helianthus angustifolius
Common Name: Swamp Sunflower

Swamp Sunflower is a tall robust perennial that can be an aggressive spreader in a moist sunny location. A good perennial plant for the garden with ample space. In late summer and fall the plants are smothered in 2 1/2 inch wide bright yellow flow...


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 ...


Hesperaloe parviflora
Common Name: Red Yucca

This Yucca-like stemless plant has 2-3 foot long narrow gray-green leaves and tall flowering stalks bearing pinkish red tubular flowers. Plant it in a sunny location with well-drained soil.  This Texas native is rare in the wild but wide...


Heteropterys glabra
Common Name: Redwing

Redwing (Heteropterys glabra) is a vining or scandent deciduous shrub with small lanceolate leaves and clusters of yellow flowers followed by red winged fruits that look just like maple "keys".  It is not related to maple...


Hibiscus aculeatus
Common Name: Pineland Hibiscus
Pineland Hibiscus is a perennial species native to the southeastern U.S. Coastal Plain where it grows in flatwoods and damp roadside ditches, etc. It is more spreading, branched, and prickly than other native Hibiscus. The leaves are deeply lobed a...

Hibiscus coccineus 'Lone Star'
Common Name: Scarlet Rose Mallow - White form

This tall perennial Hibiscus with maple-like or marijuana-like leaves typical of Hibiscus coccineus (which see) but this little-known cultivar has pure white flowers rather than red.   Grows well in wet to moist soil i...


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 na...


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 hamabo
Common Name: Yellow Hibiscus

This woody Hibiscus is a tall branching shrub to 15 feet or more It bears single yellow flowers with a crimson spot at the base. This large shrub has wide rounded deciduous leaves. The bright yellow hibiscus flowers are produced in the summer. Thi...


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 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 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, Jap...


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 Ch...


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...

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 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 serrata 'Woodlander'
Common Name: Serrated Hydrangea Cultivar

This Woodlanders introduction was grown from seed that 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...


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'

This Hypericum is 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. Cu...


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 myrtifolium
Common Name: Myrtle Hypericum

This Hypericum is an evergreen shrub with small bluish-green triangular leaves and yellow flowers. A small tree-like shrub that grows in sandy wet pinelands but makes a good garden shrub for sunny locations in the South. Another southern native Hy...


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

This Hypericum is 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. and is one of our favorite Hypericums.  It...


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 cornuta 'D'Or'
Common Name: Chinese Holly, Yellow-berried
This yellow-fruited holly is otherwise similar to Ilex cornuta 'Burfordii' on which it apparently occured as a branch sport in Columbus, GA in the 1950's where it was found by Fred Galle and propagated at Callaway Gardens. It has dark green evergreen...

Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil (female)'
Common Name: Japanese Holly 'Sky Pencil'

This Japanese cultivar of the familiar Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata) was distributed by Sylvester March of the U.S. National Arboretum.  It is a dense plant with small evergreen leaves and black berries typical of Ilex crena...


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 deciduous  leaves are glossy above and not dull as with common Winterberry.  Femal...


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 (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 (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 site...


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 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...


Illicium floridanum 'Pink Flowered'
Common Name: Florida Anise Tree, Pink-flowered
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 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 lanceolatum
Common Name: Guandong Star Anise

This anisetree is an upright evergreen Chinese shrub with leathery lanceolate leaves that are aromatic when crushed.  It is somewhat like Illicium henryi and with similar small pink flowers. The star shaped seed capsules are not edib...


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 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.  It is suited to sun or part shade. It is native to China

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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 japonica
Common Name: Shaga Iris

Iris japonica is a native of China growing in open forest edges and grasslands, at elevations from 500 to 800 m (1,600 to 2,600 ft). One population at 2,400 to 3,400 m (7,900 to 11,200 ft) in Southwest China is belie...


Iris tectorum 'Album'
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 f...


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 le...


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, Pennsyl...


Itea virginica 'Longspire'
Common Name: Virginia Sweetspire 'Longspire'

Introduced by Woodlanders, this is an excellent, long-spired (6 to 8 inches) selection of our native Sweetspire or Virginia Willow (not a willow !) selected along the Augusta Canal near the Savannah River in Georgia by our late founders, Robert an...


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...


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 var. grandiflorum
Common Name: Spanish Jasmine

Deciduous or semi-evergreen vine similar to Jasminum officinale but less vigorous, less hardy, but with larger white fragrant flowers. In southern Europe it is grown to make perfume. Recommend planting on a trellis in a very sheltere...


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...


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 rigida 'Pendula'
Common Name: Weeping Needle Juniper
This Juniper native to eastern Asia has bright green needle-like leaves and pendulous branches. The needle-like leaves are longer than on most kinds of Juniper. The tree takes on reddish hue in winter. Plant in open site with good drainage. A nice ac...

Juniperus virginiana 'Lo Gro'
Common Name: Eastern Redcedar, Spreading

This unusual form of our common native Redcedar is somewhat of a mystery plant.  Redcedar is normally a medium to large tree of various growth forms including such narrow upright ones as our 'Lawrenceville' and our pendulous 'Hancock' variety...


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 carnea 'Radiant'
Common Name: Brazilian Plume Flower

Justicia carnea (Jacobinia carnea)is a South American native that is a shrub or sub-shrub in tropical areas but perennial here in zone 8.  It is an upright bushy plant to 5' with glossy leaves and showy pink tubular flowers in dense ...


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 moi...


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 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 Mountainlaurel (Kalmia latifolia) and the diminutive, less well-known, and very different Sandhill Laurel (Kalmia hirsuta) of the Deep South was probably first mad...


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 bipinnata
Common Name: Chinese Flame Tree

This fast-growing upright medium size ornamental tree of coarse structure casts medium shade.  It may become more spreading with age. This tree has large twice pinnate compound leaves and showy large yellow flower clusters in late s...


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 ...


Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Pink Cloud'
Common Name: Beautybush

This large deciduous shrub has showy pink flowers in spring. Dr. Michael Dirr in his "anual of Woody Landscape Plants says: "E.H. Wilson considered it one of the finest plants he introduced into cultivation" and that is saying a lot ...


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 selec...


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 '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 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

This Lantana is a creeping and drought tolerant hybrid that is hardy in a sheltered spot in zones 8 and 9.  It makes a low groundcover and procuces showy yellow flowers over a long time period in summer.   Given rich soil and ample ...


Lantana camara 'Miss Huff'
Common Name: Hardy Lantana

'Miss Huff' is 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, 'Miss Huff' Lantana is a good warm climate shrub ...


Lantana montevidensis
Common Name: Trailing Lantana

A small-leafed trailing Lantana with purple flowers.   It is a good vigodrous groundcover for sunny, well-drained sites in the Deep South. After frost kills the tops the plants can be cut back and mulched for the winter.  ...


Laurus nobilis
Common Name: True Laurel or Bay

Laurus nobilis is the culinary Bay whose bay leaves are used for seasoning. This European evergreen shrub or small tree has been cultivated since ancient times. It is a good garden plant in the Deep South and suited to pot...


Laurus nobilis x Umbellularia californica
Common Name: Hybrid Bay

Obtained as cuttings from the J. C. Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, NC this large shrub or small tree has evergreen foliage that is is highly aromatic as are both parents. We expect this to become a small tree. NOTE: This may be 'Saratoga' a p...


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 s...


Leucothoe populifolia
Common Name: Florida Leucothoe

Leucothoe (Agarista) populifolia is a superb broadleaf evergreen shrub or even a small tree. It grows much larger than other Leucothoe species. The tall erect multiple stems with arching branches have creamy white small fragrant bell...


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 ...


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 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 strychnifolia
Common Name: Japanese Evergreen Spicebush
This Asian shrub is a beautiful evergreen spicebush with glossy, rather heart-shaped leaves about 3 inches broad and with prominent veins. The flowers are greenish yellow but not very showy and the berries are black. The plant is worth growing for th...

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 the late Dr. Fred Meyer of the U.S. National Arboretum has beautifully variegated leaves. Almost surely firs...


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 has clear yellow flowers. It is a compact repeat bloomer selected by the...


Lonicera x tellmanniana
Common Name:

This honeysuckle vine is a hybrid of our native Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) and the Chinese L. tragophylla. Hillier (Manual of Trees and Shrubs) calls it "A superb hybrid".  It has larg...


Loropetalum chinense
Common Name: Evergreen Witchhazel

This Chinese evergreen shrub in the Witchazel family 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'

This Chinese evergreen shrub in the Witchazel family can become almost tree-like. It has small dark green leaves and the common form has abundant white fragrant flowers in early spring. The flowers have little filamentous narrow petals giving...


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...


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 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...

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...


Machilus thunbergii
Common Name: Machilus

Machilus is a handsome broadleaf evergreen tree from eastern Asia.  It is in the Laurel family and related to Avocado. It has large glossy leaves but the flowers are greenish yellow, small, and not conspicuous. They are followed by peanu...


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 var. australis
Common Name: Southern Sweetbay

Large, fully evergreen tree.

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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 in frost free areas.   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 ...


Malvaviscus arboreus (pink)
Common Name: Turk's-cap

This subtropical Hibiscus relative is herbaceous in zone 8 but a shrubby evergreen in frost free zones.  Flowers are normally bright red and 2-3 inches long but this is the uncommon pink-flowered form.   The petals do not open out f...


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 hummin...


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 x arboreus 'Big Momma'
Common Name: Turk's Cap 'Big Momma' Hybrid

This shrubby plant has showy red flowers and leaves that are intermediate between the parent species (which see). A relatively recent Texas introduction by Greg Grant, this should prove a garden worthy plant that is likely to be a bit more cold-ha...


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 ...


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...


Millettia reticulata
Common Name: Evergreen Wisteria

"Evergreen Wisteria" is not a Wisteria but it is related.  It is only really evergreen in the mildest areas.  It is an attractive Asian vine that does resemble Wisteria but has dark purple-red flower clusters that are held above the...


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...


Monarda x 'Marshall's Delight'
Common Name: Pink Beebalm

Monarda didyma and it's hybrids are fine clump or patch forming perennials native to eastern North America.  'Marshall's Delight' is a lovely pink-flowered plant that produces flowers in terminal whorls on tall stems. Plant in rich m...


Moraea bicolor
Common Name: Butterfly Iris

Also known as Dietes bicolor, this clump forming rhizomatous subtropical Iris relative has long narrow grass-like leaves about 2'long. The flat yellow flowers have brown spots at the base of the petals.  This is a very striking plan...


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 ric...


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

Muhley Grass is a distinctive ornamental wiry upright bunch grass with beautiful reddish plumes up to about 3 feet tall.  It blooms in late summer and fall.  'White Cloud' is a rare form similar to the normal pink plume Muhlenbe...


Myrcianthes fragrans
Common Name: Simpson's Stopper

Simpson Stopper is a neat evergreen small tree or shrub with small leaves, white flowers, orange fruit, and nice exfoliating bark.  It is native to central and southern Florida.  It has surprisied us by being perfect...


Myrcianthes fragrans 'Spineless Hedgehog'
Common Name: Simpson Stopper

Simpson Stopper is a neat evergreen small tree or shrub with small leaves, white flowers, orange fruit, and nice exfoliating bark.  It is native to central and southern Florida.  It has surprisied us by being perfectly hardy here in...


Myrica cerifera 'Luray'
Common Name: Southern Waxmyrtle Cultivar

Myrica cerifera is a small tree or large shrub with aromatic evergreen foliage.  It is native to the southern U.S.   'Luray' is a male clone selected in Hampton County, SC by Bob McCartney for its dense ...


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
Common Name: Dwarf Waxmyrtle

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...


Myrica pumila 'Willow Leaf'
Common Name: Southern Dwarf Waxmyrtle Cultivar

Morella is the now preferred name for the genus.  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 eve...


Nandina domestica 'Leucocarpa'
Common Name: Yellow-Berried Heavenly Bamboo

Nandina domestica is an Asian shrub which has long been popular in the South. There are various named varieties including dwarf forms. The typical form is an upright multi-stem plant with minimal branching but with large glossy fern-like ...


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 aquatica
Common Name: Water Tupelo

Water Tupelo is a large swamp tree which in frequently flooded areas often has a swollen base . The relatively large pointed leaves turn bright yellow in fall.  It will grow in average moist soil or in very wet conditions....


Nyssa ogeche
Common Name: Ogechee Plum

The Ogechee Tupelo is a medium sized deciduous tree with rather large leaves and large red fruits on the female plants. The sour fruits have been used for jelly.  It grows in creek and river swamps but is adaptable to well-drained s...


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 callistachyum
Common Name: Purple Firespike

Similar to Odontonema stricta, the Cardinal Spear, but leaves perhaps somewhat larger and more fleshy and the large colorful spikes of flowers are purple rather than red. Obtained from JoAnn Breland at Hampton Park in Charleston, SC and s...


Oenothera fruticosa ssp. glauca (tetragona)
Common Name: Sundrops

This Evening Primrose is a perennial native to eastern North America.  The bright yellow flowers in summer are very attractive.  Plnat in full sun for best performance. . It is tolerant of dry soils and may spread to...


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...

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 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 wit...


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 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).  'San Jose' has thinner, more finely toothed leaves, and more upright growth habit th...


Osmunda regalis
Common Name: Royal Fern
Royal Fern is found in humus rich moist to wet woodland sites (and even open areas in the North) over much of eastern North America. It has rather coarse fronds with twice pinnate leaves composed of fairly large leaflets which are somewhat un-fernli...

Ostrya virginiana
Common Name: Hop Hornbeam or Ironwood

Small to medium deciduous tree with small, elm-like leaves and unusual fruits that look like Hops. Bark is gray-brown and peels in fine strips. A very good small shade tree that is adapted to well-drained soils in sun or semishade. Odenwald and Tu...


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 incarnata
Common Name: Maypop
The Maypop is a perennial vine with three lobed leaves and very showy intricate blue flowers about three inches across. It climbs by tendrils or sprawls on the ground. Not uncommon in fields and woods edges of the southern United States. Lime-sized ...

Patrinia scabiosifolia 'Nagoya'
Common Name: Yellow Patrinia Cultivar

This yellow-flowered Japanese native is a tough perennial with oval rough leaves. The small flowers are persistent and held in inflorescenses above the foliage. It is good for cutting and a good perennial for sunny irrigated beds and borders ...


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 b...


Pavonia lasiopetala
Common Name: Wright Pavonia

Short-lived shrub best suited to sunny perennial border with well-drained soil and minimal competiton.  The rose-pink hibiscus-like flowers open in mornings all summer.  It has velvety, dark green leaves and may re-seed in the garde...


Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'
Common Name: Smooth Penstemon Cultivar

Penstemon digitalis is a fine perennial native the eastern United States. It has tubular white flowers on a panicle held above the leaves in early to mid-summer. 'Husker Red' is a selection developed at the University of Nebraska. It is s...


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: Small's Penstemon

This fine garden perennial is nativee to the southern Appalachians where it grows in woods edges and sunny to semi-shady spots on rocky slopes.  It has showy pink to magenta tubular flowers, is easy to grow, and while relatively sho...


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 paniculata 'Shortwood'
Common Name: Garden Phlox Cultivar

'Shortwood' is a tall pink-flowered perennial phlox derived from the white-flowered variety 'David'.  The terminal panicles of pink flowers have deep pink centers.  This is a mildew resistant variety and a great plant for...


Phlox pilosa var. ozarkana
Common Name: Ozark Phlox

Missouri Botanic Garden says:  [Phlox Pilosa] "More Info


Phoebe sp.
Common Name:

Broadleaf evergreen tree in the Laurel family is related to Persea.  The genus Persea includes Redbay and Avocado. This species was recieved as seed from Nanjing, China as Phoebe neurantha, an apparently invalid name. This species seems ...


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....


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

This evergreen shrub has 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 Isla...


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

This evergreen vine is native to woods near seashores in southern Japan.  It is as vine or groundcover with glossy heart-shaped leaves and is related to the plant from which we get black pepper and is the hardiest true pepper specie...


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 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...


Pittosporum tobira 'Variegata'
Common Name: Variegated Japanese Pittosporum

Japanese Pittosporum is a popular landscape plant in mild climate areas where it is a durable evergreen shrub with rounded glossy leaves and fragrant small white flowers.  It is quite salt tolerant and often used in seashore plantin...


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 (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...


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...

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...


Polystichum acrostichoides
Common Name: Christmas Fern
This evergreen fern has rather coarse foliage but it is a durable fern for shady sites on well-drained but moist soil. Christmas Fern is one of the hardier evergreen ferns native to eastern North America and is a useful plant for the shady garden. T...

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 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. ...


Prunus incisa 'Kojo no mai'
Common Name: Fuji Cherry

Prunus incisa, the Fuji cherry gets its scientific name from the deep incisions on the leaves. A dainty slow-growing, early white-flowering cherry, it is a century-old cultigen from Hondo, Japan. It is hi...


Prunus japonica
Common Name: Japanese Almond-Cherry
Small deciduous shrub with wiry stems and abundant small pink flowers as leaves emerge. A showy shrub that produces small red cherries. Long cultivated in Japan, this garden worthy shrub seems surprisingly little-known in southern U.S. landscapes. ...

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 fin...


Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula'
Common Name: Weeping Higan Cherry

This Japanese cherry is a beautiful pendulous pink flowering deciduous tree. Dirr says: "Even if it never flowered would be garden worthy...growth rate is extremely fast as one does not have to wait until retirement to appreciate the ornamental vi...


Prunus umbellata
Common Name: Flatwoods Plum

Flatwoods Plum is a picturesque small deciduous tree with rough bark.  It bears white flowers (often turning pink) in spring.  The small sour purple plums can be used for jelly.   It is not thicket forming like Chickasaw P...


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 butte...


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 '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 nana
Common Name: Pomegranate, 'Chico' Dwarf

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.  This dwarf variety with small fruits is a neat plant for the p...


Pycnanthemum tenuifolium
Common Name: Narrow leaf Mountain Mint
Perennial plant with long narrow leaves and attractive white to pale purple flowers on much branched spikes in late summer. The dense foliage and nice flowers of this adaptable perennial make it a good garden plant. It is native to much of eastern ...

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 vilmorinii is a (Pyracantha x Osteomeles) bi-generic hybrid    It is a semi-evergreen shrub with arching thornless branches and deeply cut small leaves. Corymbose white flowers in spring are followed by coral...


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 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.  It has a growth habit similar to Pin Oak ...


Quercus geminata
Common Name: Sand Live Oak

Sand Liveoak is similar to the larger Liveoak (Quercus virginiana) but is found on deep sandy soils in the southeastern coastal plain and especially in Florida.  It had dark evergreen leaves which are rolled under on the edges.&...


Quercus laevis
Common Name: Turkey Oak

Turkey Oak is a small to medium size tree that is found on deep sandy soils in the southern U.S.  It is generally considered a "scrub oak" but is an excellent ornamental tree for well-drained sandy soils.  Its deeply cut glossy...


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 Oa...


Quercus margaretta
Common Name: Margaret's Oak

This deciduous oak thrives in dry sandy soils where it can form an attractive small to medium sized tree.  It is like a smaller version of Post Oak (Quercus stellata) with more rounded lobes on the leaves.  Plant in well-draine...


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 most botanists. It is a large deciduous red oak native to bottomland forests, primarily in the Gulf Coast states. It is a good choi...


Quercus phellos
Common Name: Willow Oak

This large native oak is a popular shade tree and street tree which grows 40 to 60 feet tall.  It has narrow willow-like leaves which are deciduous and give good yellow fall color.  It is native to the Atlantic coastal region from L...


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 in Spain and Portug...


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.  This iconic oak is the state tree of Georgia.  Live Oak...


Rhamnus caroliniana
Common Name: Carolina Buckthorn
Carolina Buckthorn is a small deciduous tree with shiny, dark green foliage and attractive red fruit that matures into a deep purple or black. The fruits ripen in August and remain on the tree until around October. Relatively unknown to gardeners and...

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 resistant to leaf spot   They are gray-green when they first open, and later mature to a dark green or blue-green color.  In winter the leaves may turn a subdued purple-green. The whi...


Rhododendron alabamense 'Frosty'
Common Name: Alabama Azalea 'Frosty'

'Frosty' is a named cultivar of Rhododendron alabamense (which see).  Cuttings of this form were shared with us by our "Plant Nut" friend Dean Jolly.  It is said to have been selected years ago in southwest Georgia by Terry...


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.   This upright, loosely branched azalea has white frag...


Rhododendron arborescens 'Early'
Common Name: Early Sweet Azalea

Rhododendron arborescens is a tall deciduous native azalea with fragrant white flowers with red stamens.  This form of the Sweet Azalea is from a disjunct population of this shrub discovered by Woodland...


Rhododendron atlanticum
Common Name: Coast Azalea

Rhododendron atlanticum is a dedciduous azalea of suckering habit (stoloniferous). The leaves are bluish-green. The white, clove -scented flowers occur with or slightly before the leaves. The corolla is covered with sticky glands.  T...


Rhododendron atlanticum x austrinum (Pale Yellow)
Common Name: Native Azalea Hybrid

This fragrant early pale yellow flowered hybrid azalea is from a cross of two native azaleas which do not occurs together in the wild. Made some years ago by the late Robert Mackintosh it was introduced by Woodlanders. The flowers are si...


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 canescens
Common Name: Piedmont Azalea

This native deciduous azalea has showy pink, fragrant flowers that blossom in early spring. Flower color varies widely from pale to dark pink. It is sometimes stoloniferous (spreads by underground stems). Grows in acidic soil and from nearly full ...


Rhododendron canescens 'Clyo Red'
Common Name: Piedmont Azalea 'Clyo Red'

This deciduous native azalea is possibly a hybrid between R. canscens x R. flammeum though we consider it the deepest red-pink selection of Rhododendron canescens (which see). We found this Woodlanders introduction in Effingham C...


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 eastmanii
Common Name: May White Azalea

Maywhite Rhododendron is a rather recently described species from the South Carolina midlands.  It was probably first found by Mike Creel of Lexington, SC a retired Dept of Natural Resources employee who was our source.   It has whi...


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

This evergreen Satsuki azalea is an Asian cultivar with double pink blooms like little roses with 40+ petals and no pistil or stamens.  It blooms late spring to early summer. Provide partial shade and acidic soil as with other commonly g...


Rhododendron oldhamii
Common Name: Taiwan Azalea

This spreading open-branched evergreen azalea has 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 uniqu...


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 a...


Rhododendron x ''Pastel #04''
Common Name: Azalea, Native Pastel Hybrid

A spontaneous hybrid probably including  Rhododendron. alabamensis, R. canescens and R. flammeum. Blooms in mid-spring. A happy blend of colors which adds interest to any garden. Woodlanders regularly offers several numbered selectio...


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

This upright spreading evergreen shrub is probably a R. macrosepalum hybrid although often listed as a Kurume hybrid. The hairy evergreen leaves  turn a reddish color in the fall.  This azalea is unusual for the spider-type purplish...


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 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...


Rhododendron x kosterana x prinophyllum
Common Name: Mollis Azalea Hybrid

This upright deciduous shrub with large flowers that are orange marked with yellow. This hardy azalea is a large flowered cross made by Woodlanders founder the late Robert Mackintosh who crossed our native Roseshell Azalea (Rhododend...


Rhododendron x Pastel 'Casille'
Common Name: Azalea 'Casille'

'Cassile' is a spontaneous hybrid between R. alabamensis, R. canescens and R. flammeum. This azalea blooms in mid-spring with flowers that are an exciting blend of colors.  This exclusive Woodlanders' introduction was named by George Mitchell...


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 ...


Rhus aromatica
Common Name: Fragrant Sumac

This sumac is a 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 b...


Rhus glabra
Common Name: Smooth Sumac

Smooth Sumac is a colony-forming large tree form deciduous shrub that is good for mass planting in sunny sites with dry soil.   It could be grown as a single tree-like specimen if root suckers are controlled.  The long pinnate leave...


Ribes curvatum
Common Name: Granite Gooseberry

Granite Gooseberry is a rare shrub found on rocky soils in widely scattered localities from Georgia to Texas.  It is a deciduous shrub with arching branches which root where they contact the ground.  It has rath...


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...


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 has long bee...


Rosa laevigata x 'Anemone'
Common Name: Pink Cherokee Rose

A clear pink flowered clone 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 be...


Rosa palustris
Common Name: Swamp Rose

This wild rose is a tall somewhat thorny shrub with fragrant single pink flowers.  It grows readily in wet soils and is useful for naturalizing along pond margins and in sunny to semi-shady wet sites.  This rose is native to eastern...


Rosa sp. 'Magic Dragon'
Common Name: Rose 'Magic Dragon'

'Magic Dragon' is a small-flowered deep red rose that is trailing or semi climbing, long blooming, and trouble free. Its leaves are small, dark green, and leathery. It blooms from mid spring to mid fall and should have full sun. George Mitchell go...


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 (P...


Rosmarinus officinalis
Common Name: Common Rosemary

This familiar and highly aromatic shrub has evergreen needle-like leaves and blue flowers.  It is a standard culinary herb native to the Mediterranean region  It requires full sun and well-drained, preferably neutral to slightly alk...


Rosmarinus officinalis 'Collingwood Ingram'
Common Name: Rosemary 'Collingwood Ingram'

' Collingwood Ingram' is a low-growing or spreading form of Rosmarinus officinalis (which see).  It has bright blue flowers and narrow, dark green needle-like leaves. This evergreen shrub is very aromatic and requires full sun a...


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 irenaeus
Common Name: Bigleaf Raspberry

This raspberry relative is an attractive trailing vine with large rounded evergreen leaves (6' or more diameter) and weak prickles.  It is a rare and handsome groundcover plant that can live in full shade to full sun. This plant is also attra...


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 like and function as leaves....


Sabal louisiana
Common Name: Lousiana Palmetto
Like a Sabal minor on steroids, this palm has been variously classified as a form of Sabal minor and a hybrid with Sabal texana. Ours originated in the well-known Brazoria County, Texas population and may be different from the trunked palmettos in f...

Sageretia theezans
Common Name: Chinese Bird Plum

This scandent deciduous shrub with small leaves and fragrant small white flowers has long a favorite for Bonsai but is little known otherwise. We came across this plant in Houston, Texas and found that while it did well in our area it was vir...


Salix chaenomeloides
Common Name: Japanese Pussy Willow

Large deciduous shrub with reddish-purple flower buds. Showy male catkins are silky rose tinged.  The leaves are dark blue-green when mature.  The Japanese Pussywillow is easy to grow in a sunny location with moist soil.

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Salix integra var. albo-maculata 'Hakuro Nishiki'
Common Name: Dappled Willow

This is an elegant small willow with glossy bright green leaves which are beautifully variegated pink and white when unfolding.  It is 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'

This willow is a vigorous deciduous shrub suited for moist site in sunny location.  The narrow leaves have a white back and midrib.  The slender branches bear small red catkins in spring.  It was received from Dr. Michael Dirr who i...


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.  This Salvia is a large colony-forming perennial plant with rich blue spikes of flowers from summer through f...


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 ...


Salvia koyamae
Common Name: Yellow Sage

Salvia koyamae is 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 war...


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 exp...


Salvia leucantha 'Midnight'
Common Name: Mexican Bush Sage

 This tall sage has spikes of purple flowers and in this selection the flowers are all purple withoug the white corollas of the common kind.  It flowers in summer.  It is a clump forming perennial sage that prefers rich ga...


Salvia leucantha x elegans 'Anthony Parker'
Common Name:

This plant is a 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 lat...


Salvia mexicana
Common Name: Sage, Big Blue Mexican

Salvia mexicana is a robust perennial to 8 feet tall and 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.  It attracts hummingbirds and is best fo...


Salvia microphylla ''Hot Lips''
Common Name: Sage, Littleleaf Cultivar

This shrub sage from Mexico  has become popular since it was introduced in California a few years ago.  The flowers can be all white or all red in early summer, but are mostly a striking bicolor white with a red stripe as temperatures ri...


Salvia microphylla 'Deltoid'
Common Name: Littleleaf Sage Cultivar

This shrubby plant with somewhat triangular small leaves and salmon colored flowers is native to Mexico and into Arizona.  It prefers full sun but will grow with half sun. Thrives in good gardening soil or sandy loam with lime and h...


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....


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...


Selaginella braunii (involvens)
Common Name: Chinese Lacefern

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

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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...

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...

Serissa foetida 'Kowloon'
Common Name: Yellow-rim

'Kowloon' is a Highly variegated form of this adaptable evergreen shrub. Non-fragrant white star-like small flowers bloom in May and June. This Asian shrub is a nice border plant for southern gardens and landscapes. Grow in well-drained soil in su...


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 often grows near bodies of water or on the sunny...


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 rehderiana
Common Name: Jacktree
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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...


Speirantha gardenii
Common Name: False Lily of the Valley

Sperirantha is a relatively little-known Chinese woodland perennial with foliage resembling Lily of the Valley (Convallaria).  It seems to be a good little plant forming spreading clumps in the woodland or shady garden wh...


Staphylea trifolia
Common Name: American Bladdernut

This small deciduous tree or suckering shrub has trifoliate leaves and interesting greenish-white bell-like flowers followed by curious inflated balloon-like papery fruits. It is best in fertile moist soil in semi-shade.  It is native to east...


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 large oval leaves and white bell-like flowers.  It has attractive gray-brown, smooth bark and shows great pest resistance. Plant in full sun to partial s...


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 lucida
Common Name: Mexican Marigold
While not hardy in cold regions, this perennial is great for the Deep South when given a sunny site with well-drained soil. It is easy to grow. The aromatic leaves are a French Tarragon substitute. It flowers in late fall with orange flowers. It i...

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. where it is a valuable timber tree, Baldcypress is broadly pyramidal when young and has feather-like leaves.&#...


Taxodium mucronatum
Common Name: Montezuma Cypress

Taxodium mucronatum has shorter leaves and larger cones than Taxodium disticum (which see). Could grow to be a very large tree if well sited as the famous tree "El Tule" in Oaxaca, Mexico is the largest tree in the world (trunk d...


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...


Thuja plicata 'Green Giant'
Common Name: Western Redcedar, 'Green Giant'

'Green Giant' is an excellent large dark green conifer possibly a hybrid between Thuja plicata and Thuja standishii, both of which are native to northwestern North America however 'Green Giant' was selected as a seedling fro...


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 nucifera
Common Name: Japanese Torreya
Pyramidal dense conifer with yew-like aromatic needles which are stiff and prickly. Fruits are like small plums. Fertile well-drained soil in sun or light shade. May reach 40 feet in suitable site. Casts moderate to dense shade. Native to Japan a...

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...


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 jasminoides 'Variegata'
Common Name: Confederate Jasmine, Variegated

This twining evergreen vine has leaves bordered and spotted with white and pink. The leaves are larger than most Trachelospermum jasminoides varieties. The star shaped flowers are white, fragrant, and followed by long pods....


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...


Tripterygium regelii
Common Name: Regel's Threewingnut
Native to Japan, Korea, and Manchuria, this hardy and vigorous scandent shrub is almost vinelike with reddish warty branches. It is deciduous and bears large clusters of yellowish or greenish white flowers in late summer followed by pale green three...

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....

Ugni molinae
Common Name: Chilean Guava

The Chilean Guava is often listed as Myrtus ugni.  It is native to Chile and southern Argentina and is a charming evergreen shrub with small glossy opposite leaves and white flowers.  It is best known for it's tasty sweet c...


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

Mexican Buckeye is a 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 se...


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 crassifolium 'Well's Delight'
Common Name: Blueberry, Creeping 'Wells Delight'

This evergreen creeping blueberry is a North Carolina State University selection from southeastern North Carolina named for the late Dr. B.W. Wells, noted North Carolina ecologist. It has small shiny leaves that are even smaller than typical for t...


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 darrowi 'Sebring'
Common Name: Blueberry, Florida evergreen

 

Vaccinium darrowii is an evergreen shrub with small leaves that are typically blue-green.  This clone we found in Higlands County, Florida was selected and named by Woodlanders for its ornamen...


Vaccinium darrowii 'Rosa's Blush'
Common Name: Blueberry, Florida Evergreen 'Rosa's Blush'

This small leaf evergreen blueberry is native to sandy pinelands in the South.   Small bell-shaped white flowers are followed by small but edible blueberries.  The leaves are normally green or blue-green.  This variety has blue...


Vaccinium myrsinites
Common Name: Evergreen Blueberry

This native southern blueberry is a small 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 t...


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 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.  It grows well in fertil...


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 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 almost black checkered bark on the&#...


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 were originally received from the U.S...


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...


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 '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

 This Vitex is a prostrate trailing shrub with rounded deciduous bluish green leaves about 2" in diameter.  It has bright blue flowers in late summer.  While a salt tolerant plant being used for seashore and dune planting it ha...


Vitex trifolia 'Variegata'
Common Name: Three Leaf Vitex

This deciduous shrub or small tree has three leaflets with white marginal variegation.  The blue to purple flowers somewhat resembling lilac flowers. This Vitex is more cold sensitive than Vitex agnus-castus or V. ...


Vitis munsoniana
Common Name: Scrub Grape

This very attractive native grape vine has small shiny rounded deciduous leaves.  It is similar to Muscadine (V.rotundifolia) but has smaller leaves and essentially inedible small fruit.  It is a great arbor vine for sunny ...


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'....


Weigela florida 'Variegata'
Common Name: Old Fashioned Weigela

This is a relatively compact form of this old favorite garden shrub. Leaves are deciduous and are variegated with pale yellow or creamy white margins. Deep rose colored flowers appear in late spring. This old-fashioned shrub in its many varie...


Wisteria frutescens
Common Name: American Wisteria

This twining woody deciduous vine native to the southern U.S. has compound leaves and short clusters of blue flowers appearing with the leaves.  A much less rampant vine than the common Asian Wisterias.  This native Wisteria was vir...


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.  It  is a great for a tropical effect in sun or part shade.  Cut back plants after the frost kills the tops and mound 10 inches of coarse s...


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 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 ...


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 ...


Zenobia pulverulenta (green)
Common Name: Dusty Zenobia

This is the green foliaged form of this fine semi-evergreen ornamental shrub native to the coastal Carolinas. Showy racemes of white bell-shaped flowers in spring. Moist sandy acid soil in sun or semi-shade. See also the 'Woodlanders Blue' selecti...


Zephyranthes candida
Common Name: August Rain Lily
This fall blooming Rain-lily produces masses of white flowers from grass-like clumps of foliage. It is tolerant of a wide range of soils and conditions but likes moisture. It spreads and naturalizes nicely in the South. It is native to Argentina. The...
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