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Abutilon pictum 'Souvenir de Bonn'
Common Name: Variegated Flowering Maple

Abutilon pictum 'Souvenir de Bonn' is a shrub in warm areas. Maple-like leaves are variegated with white. Orange mallow-like flowers in leaf axils. A showy, fast grower for a sunny protected spot. Given rich soil and ample water, these pl...


Acer griseum
Common Name: Paperbark Maple

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


Acer rubrum 'Florida Flame'
Common Name: Red Maple 'Florida Flame'

'Florida Flame' is an excellent clone of our native Red Maple selected by Bob Byrnes of Trail Ridge Nursery in north Florida.  This plant is of north Florida provenance and is a good choice for the humid south w...


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...


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

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


Agave salmiana ferox
Common Name: Giant Agave
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Aleurites fordii
Common Name: Tung-oil Tree

Tung Oil tree is a medium size deciduous tree.  It is ornamental with large (to 10 in) dark green heart shaped or lobed leaves and white to pink flowers in showy panicles in spring. Large inedible seeds are source of tung...


Alpinia sp
Common Name: Evergreen Ginger
Evergreen Ginger produces many long lance-shaped leaves from the base. Spikes of clear yellow flowers extend above the foliage. Plant in part to full shade in moist fertile soil. From seed Collected in 1998 by Frank Bell above Baoguo Monastery on ...

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

Anisacanthus wrightii
Common Name: Hummingbird Bush

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


Anisacanthus wrightii 'Pumpkin'
Common Name: Yellow Hummingbird Flower

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

 

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Anredera cordifolia
Common Name: Madiera Vine

Anredera cordifolia (Boussingaltia basseloides)is a deciduous perennial vine with rather fleshy leaves and sprays of tiny white fragrant flowers. It has tuberous roots and climbs by twining.  The leaves and tubers are appare...


Antigonon leptopus
Common Name: Coral Vine

This subtropical vine has somewhat heart shaped leaves and clusters of small papery hot pink showy flowers summer to fall. This vigorous grower is evergreen only in frost-free areas.  In most of the Deep South it freezes to the grou...


Arachniodes simplicior 'Variegata'
Common Name: Variegated Holly Fern

This large fern is a bold and attractive evergreen.  The large dark green leaves have a gold stripe down the center of each division. Plant this fern in shade or partial shade with good soil and ample water.   It is n...


Ardisia crenata 'alba'
Common Name: Ardisia, White Berried

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

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Ardisia japonica 'Hinode'
Common Name: Variegated Japanese Ardisia
A variegated form of Ardisia japonica (which see) with broad band of yellow variegation in the center of the leaves....

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...

Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'
Common Name: Milkweed, Swamp
'Ice Ballet' is a white flowered selection of this native perennial milkweed. Flowers are borne at tops of 3-4 foot tall plants. This is a good garden plant for moist sites or for the well-watered perennial border. Easy to grow and attractive to butt...

Asclepias tuberosa
Common Name: Butterfly Weed

This strong-growing perennial native to Eastern North America is a favorite of gardeners.  Flower color can range from yellow to almost red but bright orange is typical.  It is best grown in a sunny location wit...


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

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...


Athyrium x 'Ghost'
Common Name: Lady Fern 'Ghost' Hybrid

This hybrid fern will bring a silver accent to your shady garden.  It is a cross between Lady Fern and Japanese Painted Fern that originated in cultivation. It is a hardy fern and a strong grower.

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Aucuba japonica 'Golden King'
Common Name: Golddust Plant

An evergreen shrub with rather large leathery leaves which in this clone are very heavily splashed with yellow. We obtained this male clone a few years ago from Dr. Michael Dirr who was then working with and evaluating a number of Aucuba varieties...


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

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


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

Baptisia australis
Common Name: Blue Wild Indigo

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


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

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 madagascariensis
Common Name: Madagascar Butterflybush
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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"...


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 ...


Buxus harlandii
Common Name: Harland Boxwood

 

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


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 cathayana
Common Name: Chinese Beautyberry
Deciduous shrub with clusters of small purple flowers along stems followed by mauve purple berries in showy clusters. This Beautyberry acquired through the U.S. National Arboretum is little-known in cultivation and was probably first offered in the ...

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 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 pinifolius
Common Name: Bottlebrush, Pine-leafed

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


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...


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

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


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 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 longicarpa
Common Name: Long Carpel Camellia

Two species of Camellia are commonly grown in American gardens. They are Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua. There are countless varieties of each. This is another species of Camellia that is little-known in America. Woodlan...


Camellia oleifera
Common Name: Camellia, Tea-oil

Two species of Camellia are commonly grown in American gardens. They are Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua. There are countless varieties of each. This less well-known species has less glossy leaves than most other...


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
Common Name: Tea Plant

Two species of Camellia are commonly grown in American gardens. They are Camellia japonica and  Camellia sasanqua. There are countless varieties of each. Among the many other species, this one is of great economic importance as the s...


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 '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 <...


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 glabra
Common Name: Pignut Hickory

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


Carya ovata
Common Name: Shagbark Hickory

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


Carya tomentosa
Common Name: Hickory, Mockernut

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


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...


Castanea mollissima
Common Name: Chinese Chestnut

This bushy Chinese deciduous tree is widely grown as a substitute for the once widepread American Chestnut tree (C. dentata) that was essentially eliminated by the chestnut blight brought in from China in 1904. It produces large edib...


Castanea pumila
Common Name: Chinquapin, Alleghany
Deciduous large shrub occasionally tree-like. Oval serrated leaves and edible and very tasty nuts the size of a hazelnut enclosed in a spiny burr as with the related chestnut. Somewhat resistant to chestnut blight or better able to overcome it beca...

Catalpa bignonioides
Common Name: Catalpa, Southern

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


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 'Prostrata'
Common Name: Japanese Plum Yew

Cephalanthus is and evergreen conifer similar to Yew (Taxus). This variety is prostrate in growth habit and is a good substitute for Taxus in the South. Plant in moist but well-drained soil.  It will tolerate drought once it is esta...


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

Cestrum nocturnum x diurnum
Common Name: Jasmine Hybrid
Scandant shrub with abundant clusters of lightly fragrant yellow tubular flowers. Mysteriously much hardier than either supposed parent species. In zone 8 it remains a woody shrub. Might be most effectively used if trained on a trellis....

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....

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

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


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...


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 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...


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...


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

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.  'Morton' Citrange is similar to other Sweet Orange x Trifoliate Orange hybrids in foliage an...


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 var. austera 'Rangpur'
Common Name: Lime, 'Rangpur'



This is an evergreen Citrus tree with fragrant white flowers and small orange tangerine-like fruits that are very sour and used as a lime substitute. It is much more cold hardy than a true lime and is widely grown as a dooryard fruit i...


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

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


Citrus (X Citrus) 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...

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

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


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

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

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


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...


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...


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

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

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


Conradina sp.
Common Name: Styx River Rosemary

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


Conradina verticillata
Common Name: Cumberland Rosemary

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


Coreopsis 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 hongkongensis
Common Name: Dogwood, Hongkong evergreen

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


Cornus kousa var. chinensis
Common Name: Chinese Dogwood

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


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...


Crataegus opaca
Common Name: Mayhaw, Western
Small deciduous tree with abundant white flowers in early spring soon followed by edible fruit which makes excellent jelly. Native to intermittant ponds but grows well on sites not subject to flooding. Very similar to Crataegus aestivalis but nativ...

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...


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

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


Cycas revoluta
Common Name: Sago Palm

Sago Palm is not a palm.  Cycads are palm-like primitive plants more related to the ferns.  The Sago Palm is native to Japan and is a favorite and very noticible landscape plant in the Deep South, U.S.   It...


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...


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

Cyrilla racemiflora 'Graniteville'
Common Name: Leatherwood

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


Cyrtomium falcatum 'Rochfordianum'
Common Name: Rochford's Holly Fern

This evergreen Old World fern has dark leathery leaflets suggesting holly leaves.  It is an attractive coarse fern well-suited to moist shady spots in the garden or against walls. It is a favorite in many Deep South gardens.

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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...


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...


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...


Distylium myricoides
Common Name: Isu Tree

This evergreen Witchhazel relative is similar to D. racemosum (which see).  It becomes a small tree.  It was introduced by the Arnold Arboretum from a collection they made in China. 

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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 x australis
Common Name: Dixie Wood Fern

This large and impressive natural hybrid (Dryopteris celsa x ludoviciana) gets taller than either parent!  A bold evergreen fern for spacious spots in the shady or semi-shady garden.  Local in the southeastern  U....


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....

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...


Erythrina herbacea
Common Name: Coralbean

This striking plant is a woody shrub in frost-free climates but otherwise a perennial from a massive root.  It has very showy tubular red flowers in spikes followed by decorative (but poisonous) red seeds which remain on plant ...


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...


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

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


Ficus 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 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 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...


Fortunella crassifolia 'Meiwa'
Common Name: Kumquat, 'Meiwa'

The 'Meiwa' Kumquat is a small upright evergreen citrus tree with fragrant white flowers and bearing delicious round bright orange fruits just over 1" in diameter.  The fruit is edible peel and all.  It has proven hardy and producti...


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 gardenii 'Blue Mist'
Common Name: Witch Alder Cultivar

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


Fothergilla major '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. '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...


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

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


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...


Halesia carolina (tetraptera)
Common Name: Silverbell, Carolina

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


Hamamelis vernalis
Common Name: Witchhazel, Vernal

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


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

Hamelia patens
Common Name: Firebush

This plant is a shrub in the tropics and south Florida.  It is a perennial to 4 feet or more in the Deep South.  This heat tolerant bush has reddish leaves and tubular red flowers and has become very popular in Texas.  Cut back plan...


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...


Heimia salicifolia
Common Name: Willow-leaf Heimia

This spreading and much-branched smooth shrub looks very much like a Hypericum but is not related.  It is actually related to Crepe Myrtle! The axillary flowers are yellow and followed by a dry capsule.  This plant is said...


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...


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...


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
Common Name: Red Rose-Mallow

This tall open perennial Hibiscus with maple-like (or Marijuana-like !) leaves has bright red 3-5 inch flowers with extended stamens.  It is a striking ornamental Hibiscus that grows naturally in very wet sites in the southern U.S. but i...


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 cubensis
Common Name: Cuban Rose Mallow

This tall perennial hibiscus has gray-green foliage and slightly prickly stems.  The flowers are fairly large purplish pink.  It grows naturally in marshy places but is fine in ordinary garden soils in sunny location. This litt...


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

Hibiscus 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 syriacus 'Freedom'
Common Name: 'Freedom' Rose-of-Sharon

This highly recommended selection of Althea or Rose of Sharon was from Shadow Nursery in Tennessee.  It has semi-double red flowers which close in rainy weather but it is long flowering in summer.   Can be used in border or gro...


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...


Holmskoldia sanguinea
Common Name: Chinese Hat Plant

The Chinese Hat Plant is a viney shrub native to the Himalayas and southeast Asia.  Leaves are thin, green, several inches long and 2 inches wide with a long tip and serrated edges.  They are borne opposite or in whorls on long will...


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

Hosta yingeri
Common Name: Yinger's Plantain Lily

This Hosta species was introduced from an island off Korea by our plantsman friend Barry Yinger for whom this previously undescribed species was named. It is distinctive for its very glossy leaves. It has grown well here in South Carolina and...


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

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Blue Billows'
Common Name: Lacecap Hydrangea Cultivar
This lacecap Hydrangea grown from Korean seed and selected by Dr. Richard Lighty of Mount Cuba Gardens in Delaware has blue flowers (in acid soil)and has shown good bud hardiness in colder zones. If old flowers are removed, hydrangea may flower again...

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Harmony'
Common Name: Oakleaf Hydrangea 'Harmony'

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


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...


Hymenocallis liriosme
Common Name: Texas Spiderlily[
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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 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 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 glabra ''Leucocarpa''
Common Name: Holly, White-berried Inkberry Holly

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


Ilex integra
Common Name: Holly, Mochi
Evergreen tree with non-spiny dark green leaves and large red berries on female plants. A very ornamental holly native to Japan but not commonly seen in the U.S. Probably best for the coastal areas of the Southeast. ...

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

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


Ilex 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 serrata x verticellata 'Apollo'
Common Name: Apollo Deciduous Holly

This hybrid deciduous holly was developed and released by the U.S. National Arboretum as a pollenator for their variety 'Sparkleberry'.  Apollo is not unattractive but is best planted as a background plant in proximity to poll...


Ilex spinigera (female)
Common Name: Holly, Caspian

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


Ilex verticillata 'Red Sprite'
Common Name: Winterberry Holly 'Red Sprite'

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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 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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Indigofera incarnata 'Alba'
Common Name: Chinese Indigo Cultivar

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


Ipomoea fistulosa
Common Name: Bush Morning Glory

Also known as Ipomoea carnea this essentially tropical "Morning Glory" from South America is not a vine but a perennial that grows to 8 feet or more.  It has big pink Morning Glory flowers and from a distance may be mi...


Iris cristata
Common Name: Crested Iris

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


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 verna
Common Name: Iris, Dwarf violet

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


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

Itea 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 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 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...

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...

Kalmia latifolia
Common Name: Mountain Laurel

This evergreen shrub is sometimes amost tree-like.  It has glossy oval leaves reddish bark and showy clusters of white to pink cup-shaped flowers in late spring. . A choice shrub for sunny or semi-shady moist but well-drained acid soil usuall...


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 'Alba'
Common Name: White Japanese Kerria

Kerria is a monotypic genus from eastern Asias. The "old fashioned" Kerria 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 y...


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 ...


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

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


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 x indica 'Muscogee'
Common Name: Muscogee Hybrid Crepemyrtle

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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 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...

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...


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...

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

Lonicera x purpusii
Common Name: Winter Honeysuckle
This honeysuckle is a hybrid between Lonicera fragrantissima and the related Lonicera standishii. It is a large deciduous or semi-evergreen shrub with very fragrant creamy white flowers in winter or early spring. It is perhaps a neater and more attr...

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...


Lyonia ferruginea
Common Name: Rusty Lyonia

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


Lyonia ligustrina
Common Name: Maleberry

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


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

Magnolia ashei
Common Name: Ashe Magnolia
Ashe Magnolia is a rare deciduous tree with very large leaves like its close relative the Bigleaf Magnolia (Magnolia macrophylla) but is much more shrub-like in growth habit. It has large white blossoms with a purple blotch at the base of the petals...

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

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

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

This hybrid magnolis is a large shrub or small evergreen tree of upright growth.  The long 3/5 inch leaves and abundant, but somewhat ill-scented, 3 inch wide magnolia-like white flowers appear in early spring. This plant is a hybrid of culti...


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...


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 ...


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

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...


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 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 ...


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 Pink'
Common Name: Oleander 'Hardy Pink'
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...


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 '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 armatus
Common Name:

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


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 'Sasaba'
Common Name: Holly Osmanthus 'Sasaba'
Evergreen shrub with small leaves whose sharp marginal and terminal spines point in all directions. Dirr says: A plant handler's worst nightmare with deeply cut, incised, sharp, spiny, stiff, lustrous dark green leaves..." This uncommon Japanese cl...

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...


Osmanthus x fortunei 'Natchez'
Common Name: 'Nachez' Fortune's Osmanthus

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

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...


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

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...


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 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...


Persea palustris
Common Name: Redbay, Swamp

Evergreen tree with aromatic leaves. Flowers not conspicuous but tree produces many purple berries on long pedicels.  The similar Persea borbonia has fruit on very short pedicels and the leaves have lanate rather than stellate pubesc...


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 louisiana
Common Name: Louisiana Phlox
A local variant of the blue phlox. (See ARM)...

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....


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

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 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...

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 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...


Pleioblastus distichus 'Mini'
Common Name: Dwarf Bamboo
Pleioblastus (Sasa) distichus 'Mini' is the most dwarf of running bamboo. Bambusero Adam Turtle of "Our Nursery" in Summertown, TN says it is a ground-covering bamboo that can be controlled with an edger. But it is a running bamboo ! Presumed to be ...

Podocarpus acutifolius
Common Name: Totara, Needle-leaved

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


Podocarpus macrophyllus 'Okina'
Common Name: Variegated Podocarpus

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


Podocarpus macrophyllus (low growing)
Common Name: Yew, Southern

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


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

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

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 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 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...


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...


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

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


Quercus acutissima
Common Name: Sawtooth Oak

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


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

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

Quercus arizonica
Common Name: Arizona White Oak
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Quercus hemisphaerica
Common Name: Darlington Oak

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


Quercus 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 michauxii
Common Name: Cow Oak

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


Quercus 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 pumila
Common Name: Runner Oak

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


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
Common Name: Florida Azalea

The Florida Azalea is a large growing deciduous azalea.   The fragrant golden yellow flowers appear very early.  It blooms here in South Carolina in late March to early April.  It is one of the best native ...


Rhododendron austrinum 'Reagan'
Common Name: Azalea, Florida 'Reagan'

Possibly a hybrid of Rhododendron austrinum (which see) this selection from the east side of the Appalachicola River in Florida has a lot of reddish pink in the buds, tubes, and staymens of the yellow flowers and can appear uncommonly red...


Rhododendron austrinum hybrid ''Admiral Semmes''
Common Name:
Deciduous shrub azalea well suited to the Deep South's heat and humidity. One of the Tom Dodd "Confederate Series" this one is named for Confederate Admiral Raphael Semmes. It is a gorgeous large flowered yellow hybrid between the Exbury Hybrid 'Hots...

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

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


Rhododendron colemanii
Common Name: Azalea, Red Hills

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


Rhododendron 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 viscosum
Common Name: Swamp Azalea

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


Rhododendron 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...


Rhodoleia championii
Common Name: Rhodoleia

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


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

Rhus aromatica
Common Name: Fragrant Sumac

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...


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...


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 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 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. '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 '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 ...


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-...

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 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 guaranitica
Common Name: Blue Brazilian Sage

This South American perennial sage has gorgeous dark blue flowers and heart-shaped leaves. It thrives in semi-shade and blooms from late summer through the fall.  It is tolerant of heat and humidity so is a good sage for southern gardens...


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 x chipensis ? 'Phyllis Fancy'
Common Name: Salvia Hybrid 'Phyllis Fancy'
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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 uliginosa
Common Name: Bog Salvia

This handsome vigorous perennial has bright sky blue flowers that blooms from mid summer on.  It is good for average to moist soil.  Fertilize with lime or humus to optimize conditions. Prefers full-sun to half-shade.  The...


Sarcandra glabra
Common Name:

Sarcandra is a highly decorative evergreen shrubby groundcover.  It grows to 1 to 2 feet and should be planted in  moist, acidic soil.  It is especially valued for it's orange-scarlet berries.  This plant is a woodland nat...


Scilla scilloides
Common Name: Scilla, Chinese

This scilla is a fall flowering bulb that blooms from late August through September in either full shade or full sun. Pink lolipop flowers adorn blue-green stems. They are exceptionally hardy and suitable for most soils. Will multiply in the garde...


Seemannia nematanthodes
Common Name: Hardy Gloxinia
Seemannia (Gloxinia) nematanthodes which we originally (and mistakenly) offered as Achimenes heterophylla, produces very showy bright red inflated flowers in late summer above dark velvety green leaves. A somewhat succulent perennial, forming colonie...

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 moellendorffii
Common Name: Gemmiferous Spikemoss

This plant native to eastern Asia is a low, ferny, bright green groundcover from creeping rhizomes.   It often reproduces from small cone-like plantlets which form on the fronds.  Try it in moist woodsy sites with good soil....


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

Senecio confusus
Common Name: Mexican Flame Vine

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


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

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


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 rantonnettii
Common Name: Blue Potato Bush

This South American shrub is perhaps correctly Lycianthes rantonetti. It is a scrambling vine-like shrub which is best trained up as a trellis or espalier plant where it can get up to 15 feet in mild areas. It is valued for the loose clus...


Solidago caesia
Common Name: Wreath Goldenrod
This graceful, yellow flowered ground cover is shade tolerant. It blooms from late summer through mid fall....

Sophora secundiflora
Common Name: Texas Mountain Laurel

Texas Mountainlaurel is no relation to the eastern Mountainlaurel (Kalmia).  It is a legume and forms an evergreen shrub or small tree with glossy foliage and clusters of fragrant purple flowers followed by seed pods with...


Spiraea virginiana
Common Name: Virginia Spirea

This spirea is a rare deciduous shrub with arching upright stems and small leaves. It bears paniculate clusters of creamy white flowers. It is found in a very few places along rocky stream banks in the southern Appalachians. It has...


Stauntonia hexaphylla
Common Name: Mube

This is a splendid compound leafed evergreen vine related to Akebia.  In spring it bears white flowers tinged purple followed by sausage shaped fruit which is eaten in Asia.  It grows in sandy, loamy, or clay soils that are moi...


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 obassia
Common Name: Fragrant Snowbell

This Snowbell is a small to medium size tree with white, fragrant flowers that bloom in mid-April in the South, later in the North. It has especially large foliage for a Styrax and gorgeous gray-brown bark. Ideal conditions include ample moisture ...


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 ascendens
Common Name: Pond Cypress
Pond Cypress is a deciduous conifer closely related to the Baldcypress (Taxodium distichum) so widespread in the southern U.S. Pond Cypress is not usually as large as Baldcypress, produces little in the way of "Cypress knees" and is usually more nar...

Taxodium distichum
Common Name: Bald Cypress

Baldcypress is a long-lived large deciduous conifer charactersitic of swamps and river margins in the southern U.S. where it is a valuable timber tree, Baldcypress is broadly pyramidal when young and has feather-like leaves.&#...


Tecomaria capensis
Common Name: Cape Honeysuckle

Cape Honeysuckle is a rangy vine-like shrub with pretty glossy compound leaves like Trumpet Vine.  The very showy orange flowers are liked by hummingbirds.  It can be trained up or allowed to cascade.   Where borderline ha...


Teucrium fruticans
Common Name: Germander, Silver

Silver Germander, also known as Bush Germander is notable for it's slver-gray foliage.  It is native to the Mediterranean region and should be used where a silver accent plant is needed in a sunny, well-drained site.  It has attract...


Thelypteris kunthii
Common Name: Fern, Southern Shield

This native southern fern is a large pale green spreader.  The large finely cut upright and arching fronds are deciduous.  It received considerable publicity in a Southern Living article which suggested it could b...


Thuja plicata 'Atrovirens'
Common Name: Arborvitae, Giant

A large imposing evergreen conifer native to northwestern North America where old specimens in the wild may reach almost 200 feet tall. Proving very adaptable to eastern, southern, and midwestern U.S. conditions when properly sited. This clone is ...


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...


Tibouchina granulosa
Common Name: Tibochina

This Brazilian Tibouchina is a large shrub or root-hardy perennial long cultivated in Florida.  The glossy, deep-veined leaves and smaller, but more abundant flowers distinguish it from T. urvilleana. Cut back plants after...


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 taxifolia
Common Name: Stinking Cedar

"Stinking Cedar" is a beautiful conifer despite the name. The foliage actually smells pleasant! It is a medium size pyramidal evergreen tree with Yew-like leaves and purple nutmeg-like fruit on female plants. Needs light organic soil, adequate moi...


Tovara virginiana 'Painter's Palette'
Common Name:
A multi colored variegated cultivar of a species which is widepread in eastern U.S. woodlands. Armitage (Herbaceous Perennial Plants) says the leaves of this variety have a V shaped reddish-pink blotch in the center of each leaf and new leaves are c...

Trachelospermum asiaticum '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 var. pubescens ''Madison''
Common Name: Confederate Jasmine, Madison'

This vigorous evergreen twining vine has fragrant white star shaped flowers. This selection, almost surely var. pubescens, came to us through the former Cedar Lane Farms Nursery in Madison, GA where this selection proved much more ...


Trachelospermum sp.
Common Name: Jasmine
From the U.S. National Arboretum....

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...


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 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 tenellum
Common Name: Small Black Blueberry
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Viburnum ashei
Common Name: Ashe's Viburnum

This deciduous shrub with small serrated leaves, white flowers, and blue-black fruit may be a Deep South form or subspecies of Arrowwood (Viburnum dentatum). Taxonomy confusing and sometimes listed as Viburnum dentatum var. scabr...


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 foetidum var. rectangulatum
Common Name: Himalayan Evergreen Viburnum

This Viburnum is a rare evergreen to semi-evergreen shrub or small tree with spreading often drooping branches.  The glossy, leaves are relatively small.  It bears white flowers in summer followed by scarlet fruit. Hillier says...


Viburnum 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 nudum 'Pollinator'
Common Name: Smooth Witherod Viburnum

See: Viburnum nudum 'Winterthur'.  This Viburnum is apparently not dioecious but is somewhat self-sterile.  It is much more fruitful if more than one clone is present.  This selection was promoted as a "male" po...


Viburnum obovatum 'Miss Schiller's Delight'
Common Name: Viburnum, Dwarf Walter

'Miss Schiller's Delight' is an excellent dwarf clone of Viburnum obovatum which is a fine small leaf native evergreen shrub.  This clone was selected by our friend Steve Riefler in Florida. Steve named it for a friend whose nam...


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 plicatum var. tomentosum 'Shasta'
Common Name: Doublefile Viburnum Selection

Dr. Michael Dirr (Manual of Woody Landscape Plants) highly recommends this "tremendous" introduction from Don Egolf's breeding program at U.S. National Arboretum. 'Shasta' is a large deciduous shrub with very showy white clusters of steri...


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 x burkwoodii 'Park Farm Hybrid'
Common Name: Viburnum, Park Farm Hybrid

Viburnum x burkwoodii is a hybrid between Viburnum carlesii and V. utile.  Classic Viburnums nursery in Nebraska states:  "This is a sister seedling to V. x burkwoodii, raised by Burkwood and Skipwith, England....


Viburnum x globosum 'Jermyn's Globe'
Common Name: Viburnum Hybrid

'Jermyns Globe' is a small to medium evergreen shrub of dense rounded habit.  It bears white flowers in flat-topped clusters in late spring.  A hybrid of Chinese species (V. calvum x V. davidii), it originated at Hilliers N...


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 rotundifolia ''Triumph''
Common Name: 'Triumph' Muscadine Grape
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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 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...


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 ...


Zamia pumila
Common Name: Coontie

Zamia pumila (umbrosa) is the form of this low cycad native in eastern Florida. It has stiff evergreen fern-like leaves from a large tuberous root which is the source of arrowroot starch and once much used by the Indians.  It is not a palm an...


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 (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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