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Abelia chinensis
Common Name: Chinese Abelia

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


Abeliophyllum distichum
Common Name: Fragrant White Forsythia

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


Abutilon pictum
Common Name: Flowering Maple
A shrub in warm areas with maple-like leaves and orange mallow-like flowers in leaf axils. A showy, fast grower for a sunny protected spot. Given rich soil and ample water, these plants will thrive during hot summers. May not freeze back every yea...

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

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


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

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


Aleurites fordii
Common Name: Tung-oil Tree

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


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

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

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

Anisacanthus wrightii
Common Name: Hummingbird Bush

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


Anisacanthus wrightii 'Pumpkin'
Common Name: Yellow Hummingbird Flower

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

 

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Arbutus unedo
Common Name: Strawberry Tree
Small tree or large evergreen shrub with urn-shaped pinkish-white flowers in small panicles in fall/early winter. Orange-red strawberry-like fruit. Fruit matures over a year and is present at same time as flowers. Edible but not wonderful ! Slow...

Arbutus x andrachnoides
Common Name: Strawberry Tree Hybrid

Evergreen small tree similar to Arbutus unedo with white bell-like flowers and pink, strawberry-like fruit. On older plants the bark becomes a rich red-brown color. Salt tolerant. Dark green leaves are 1.5 to 4 inches long. Hybrid between...


Asclepias tuberosa
Common Name: Butterfly Weed

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


Asimina triloba
Common Name: Pawpaw
Tropical looking deciduous small tree. Large leaves have distinctive odor when crushed. Largest native edible fruit. Perishable banana-like fruit in mid-summer has custard like pulp and large seeds. They are relished by raccoons and many people. S...

Aspidistra elatior
Common Name: Cast Iron Plant
An evergreen groundcover with broad dark green leaves all arising directly from the ground. A great plant for very dark or shady corners and once used as a container plants in almost impossible environments hence common names. Fleshy flowers are vi...

Aspidistra 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...

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...


Baccharis dioica
Common Name: Broombush Falsewillow

This rare semi-evergreen shrub is similar to our common Baccharis halmifolia but quite distinct.  In 1979 just before Hurricane Frederick did tremendous damage to the Mobile, Alabama area, we discovered...


Baptisia australis
Common Name: Blue Wild Indigo

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


Bignonia (Anisostichus) capreolata var. atrosanguinea
Common Name: Red Crossvine

Crossvine is a vigorous evergreen or semi-evergreen vine climbing by tendrils or hold-fasts.  The leaves on this clone may be narrower and longer than is typical for the species but its main feature is abundant red trumpet shaped flowers...


Buddleia cordata ssp. tomentella
Common Name: Los Lerios Butterflybush

This is a large evergreen shrub with somewhat heart-shaped gray green leaves with lighter undersides. Originally it was collected by Yucca-do Nursery near Los Lerios, Cohuila, Mexico and originally offered by us a "Buddleia sp. "Los Leri...


Buddleia davidii 'Attraction'
Common Name: Butterfly-bush, Attraction

Buddleia davidii 'Attraction' is a more compact shrub than typical for the species and ultimately forms a somewhat rounded outline. Its arching branches are lined with gray-green leaves which have no fall color. Royal red ...


Buddleia davidii x fallowiana 'Lochinch'
Common Name: Butterflybush, 'Lochinch'

'Lochinch' is a hybrid Butterfly Bush blooming on new growth with showy panicles of small fragrant lavender blue flowers that have an orange "eye".   This is a vigorous and fast-growing decidous shrub with gray-g...


Buddleia 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"...


Buddleia x weyeriana 'Honeycomb'
Common Name: Yellow Butterflybush

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


Buxus balearica
Common Name: Box, Balearic Island

This seldom offered evergreen shrub or small tree is not often seen in the U.S.   It is related to and similar to the common Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens) but has larger leaves.  It is probably less cold-hardy but perhaps a bett...


Callicarpa americana
Common Name: American Beautyberry

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


Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii 'Profusion'
Common Name: Bodinier Beautyberry 'Profusion'

'Profusion' Beautyberry is an excellent Dutch cultivar of this hybrid Chinese deciduous shrub.  The upright arching branches bear bronze-purple new growth which turns pinkish purple in fall.  The abundant small purple berries are bo...


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 dichotoma 'Splashy'
Common Name: Variegated Purple Beautyberry

'Splashy' is a deciduous shrub with arching branches, small pink flowers, and abundant clusters of small purple berries. This selection introduced from Japan by our friend Ted Stephens of Nurseries Carolinana is highly variegated with irregular wh...


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


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...


Callistemon rigidus 'Clemson'
Common Name: Bottlebrush 'Clemson'

This small to medium sized evergreen shrub with bright red "bottlebrush" flowers is a native of Australia.  Callistemons are generally considered subtropical plants but this one has survived outside for years at Clemson, SC., an area generall...


Callistemon sp. 'Woodlanders Hardy'
Common Name: Bottlebrush Cultivar

This bottlebrush is a medium, arching, evergreen shrub with bright red "bottlebrush" flowers in late spring. Originally offered by us as C. sieberi, but that species should have yellow flowers. Has proven winter hardy in Raleigh, NC. ...


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 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 'Imura'
Common Name: Camellia 'Imura'

Two species of Camellia are commonly grown in American gardens. They are Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua. There are countless varieties of each. 'Imura' is a nice form of Camellia japonica with elegant ...


Camellia japonica 'Tama no ura'
Common Name: Picotee Flowered Camellia

  Two species of Camellia are commonly grown in American gardens. They are Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua. There are countless varieties of each. This is a nice form of Camellia japonica.  It is a famo...


Camellia japonica x reticulata 'Brian'
Common Name: Camellia 'Brian' Hybrid
Evergreen shrub with showy Cyclamen pink, semi-double flowers with silvery cast. As best we can determine this is a Camellia reticulata x Camellia japonica hybrid . Flowers in late winter. Compact upright growth habit....

Camellia lutchuensis
Common Name: Fragrant 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 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 reticulata x fraterna 'Crimson Candles'
Common Name: Camellia, Crimosn Candles

'Crimson Candles' is a fine hybrid camellia introduced by Camellia Forest Nursery in North Carolina.  It is winter flowering with abundant small rose red blossoms which hold up well to below freezing nights.  The plant has an uprigh...


Camellia saluensis
Common Name: Camellia

Two species of Camellia are commonly grown in American gardens. They are Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua. There are countless varieties of each. Many varied and quite different species of Camellia occur in...


Camellia saluensis 'Appleblossom'
Common Name: Camellia 'Appleblossom'

A selection of Camellia saluensis with abundant pink flowers. Originally acquired from the Norfolk, VA garden of the late Fred Huette, a great plantsman and first director of Norfolk Botanical Garden.

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Camellia sasanqua 'Leslie Ann'
Common Name: Sasanqua Camellia 'Leslie Ann'

Two species of Camellia are commonly grown in American gardens. They are Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua. There are countless varieties of each. This Camellia sasanqua variety is a beautiful fall flowering plant ...


Camellia sasanqua 'Misty Moon'
Common Name: Sasanqua Camellia, 'Misty Moon

Two species of Camellia are commonly grown in American gardens. They are Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua. There are countless varieties of each. This Camellia sasanqua variety is a relatively new selection of thi...


Camellia sasanqua x reticulata 'California Dawn'
Common Name: Camellia 'California Dawn' Hybrid
Two species of Camellia are commonly grown in American gardens. They are Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua. There are countless varieties of each. This is a hybrid between Camellia sasanqua and the large flowered but rather tender Chinese sp...

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 <...


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...

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...


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...

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 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...

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

Cinnamomum burmannii
Common Name: Indonesian Cinnamon

The Indonesian Cinnamon is an evergreen tree with glossy 3-4 inch long leaves.  It's bark is the source of as much as 80% of the commercial Cinnamon sold in the U.S.  This tree is native to southeastern Asia...


Cistus x purpureus
Common Name: Orchidspot Rockrose

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


Citrus (Citrus paradisi x Ponciris trifoliata) 'Swingle'
Common Name: Citrumelo, 'Swingle'

'Swingle' Citrumelo is a thorny, semi-evergreen Grapefruit x Ponciris hybrid with fragrant white flowers and somewhat pear-shaped yellow fruits the size of a large orange. Fruit is more ornamental than edible but this is a quite hardy plant which ...


Citrus aurantium
Common Name: Sour Orange

Sour Orange is widely grown as an ornamental and even as a street tree.  It is somewhat naturalized in Florida.  It is useful for making marmalade but not otherwise edible.  This unnamed selection is propagated from a sing...


Citrus ichangensis
Common Name: Ichang Papeda
Thorny evergreen tree with white flowers and inedible rough yellow orange-like fruits with many large seeds. This species is probably the most cold hardy evergreen Citrus but probably not winter hardy above zone 7, possibly zone 8. The parent of a ...

Citrus reticulata 'Changsha'
Common Name: Mandarin 'Changsha'

Woodlanders has been a leader in offering a wide range of Citrus and Citrus hybrids which are hardy outdoors beyond the normal Citrus growing areas. This is one of the most cold hardy evergreen citrus. This small tree produces tangerine-like fruit...


Citrus reticulata 'Keraji'
Common Name: Keraji Mandarin

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.  Keraji Mandarin is a medium size evergreen tree with typical white fragrant ...


Citrus taiwanica
Common Name: Nanshodaidai

Woodlanders has been a leader in offering a wide range of Citrus and Citrus hybrids which are hardy outdoors beyond the normal Citrus growing areas. This is a vigorous upright spreading evergreen thorny citrus with sour tangerine to orange-like fr...


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...


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 fargesii
Common Name: Chinese Clethra

Chinese Clethra is similar to Clethra barbinervis (which see) but it is not so tall.  The leaves are dark glossy green and widest in the middle.   This Clethra bears 5-7 inch long racemose panicles of f...


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...


Clinopodium coccineum
Common Name: Red Savory

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


Clinopodium (Satureja) (Calamintha) coccineum 'Ohoopee Yellow'
Common Name: Yellow Flowered Red Savory

Clinopodium (Satureja) (Calamintha) coccineum 'Ohoopee Yellow' is a contradictory common name, but this is a clear bright yellow flowered selection of a usually red flowered mint shrub Clinopodium coccineum. This yellow form was ...


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...


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 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...


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 brachycantha
Common Name: Hawthorn, Blueberry
This is a beautiful round topped small deciduous tree with small shiny leaves. White flowers in spring followed in fall by bright blue fruit. This fruit color is unique as other haws have red or yellow fruit. Blueberry Haw is adapted to moist or w...

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...

Cudrania cochinchinensis
Common Name: Cockspur Thorn

This spiny sprawling or vining shrub has glossy evergreen leaves.  It is sometimes classified as a Maclura and is related to our Osage Orange.  Apparently widespresd in eastern Asia down to Australia it see...


Cunninghamia lanceolata
Common Name: Chinafir

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


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 '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...


Danae racemosa
Common Name: Poet's Laurel

This is a choice low evergreeen shrub for shade.  It is in the Lily family so related to Asparagus! Shiny green lance-shaped "leaves" are actually modified stems.  It bears attractive red berries in fall.  Occasionally seen in ...


Daphne odora
Common Name: Winter Daphne

Winter Daphne is a favorite southern garden plant with very fragrant flowers in late winter.  It is not and easy plant to produce in nurseries and is consequently not readily available.  It becomes a dense evergreen shrub ...


Daphniphyllum humile
Common Name:

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


Dendropanax trifidus
Common Name: Ivy Tree

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


Dianella tasmanica variegata
Common Name: Flax Lilly

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

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Dichroa versicolor
Common Name: Evergreen Hydrangea

This evergreen shrub is related to and resembling Hydrangea with similar flat terminal clusters of small blue flowers in late summer and fall. This, and the more widely available Dichroa febrifuga are native to China and are relative...


Dicliptera suberecta
Common Name: Hummingbird Plant

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


Diospyros virginiana
Common Name: Common Persimmon

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


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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Dryopteris erythrosora
Common Name: Autumn Fern

Autumn Fern is a medium to large evergreen fern with broad somewhat triangular fronds. The new growth is copper colored. This Asian fern is a handsome and dependable fern for the shady or semi-shady garden.

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Dryopteris ludoviciana
Common Name: Shield Fern, Florida

Florida Shield Fern is a great evergreen fern with glossy and bold upright fronds.   It is probably a Woodlanders introduction. It was first publicized in Southern Living Magazine and has since become more widely available. Do ...


Dyschoriste oblongifolia
Common Name: Twin Flower
Low-growing perennial with small leaves on erect stems and nice blue flowers. Forms dense patches in dryish, sandy soil. Selected from the wild in north Florida. A Woodlanders introduction....

Edgeworthia chrysantha
Common Name: Paper Bush

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


Elaeagnus pungens 'Variegata'
Common Name: Variegated Autumn Olive
Autumn Olive is a servicable evergreen shrub with very fragrant but relatively inconspicuous flowers in the fall. This is a handsome cultivar with gold edged leaves. Autumn Olive is a large shrub but can become vine-like if allowed to scramble up in...

Elettaria cardamomum
Common Name: Cardamom

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


Enkianthus campanulatus 'Rubrum'
Common Name: Red Enkianthus

Small bell-like red flowers and good red fall color characterize this selectin of Enkianthus campanulatus.  It can be a narrow upright shtub or small tree with layered branches.  Plant in sun to part shade (South) and moist acid soil....


Erica x darleyensis
Common Name: Hybrid Heather

Heaths and heathers come in many species and varieties.  Most are not well-suited to the heat and humidity of the southern U.S. but this hybrid between two European species, Erica erigena and E. carnea,&...


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 x bidwillii
Common Name: Coralbean Hybrid

This very showy Coralbean is a hybrid between the Argentine E. crista-galli and our native E. herbacea. Perennial in zone 8 from large root stock. Large spikes of vivid red flowers in summer. Cut back plants after...


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 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...


Fagus grandifolia
Common Name: American Beech
American Beech is a large imposing deciduous tree widespread in rich woodlands in eastern North America. It has toothed oval leaves several inches long which are bright green turning yellow in fall, then brown, and remaining on tree through the wint...

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 heterophylla
Common Name:

We are identifying this little-known fig as Ficus heterophylla thanks to Tony Avent at Plant Delights who was probably the source for the cuttings we originally started with.  It is a rather scandent shrub with long a...


Ficus pumila
Common Name: Fig, Creeping

Figvine is very unlike the common edible fig (Ficus carica).  This evergreen vine has small fingernail size rounded leaves and is usually seen on masonary walls where it climbs high by means of little rootlets which hold fa...


Ficus pumila x carica
Common Name: Climbing Fig Hybrid

A curious hybrid between the climbing fig (vine) and the edible fig (shrub) which is intermediate between the very different parents. This mostly deciduous and semi-vining shrub is grown mostly as a botanical or garden curiosity.&n...


Ficus pumila x carica 'Ruth Bancroft'
Common Name: Hybrid Fig

A curious hybrid between the climbing fig (vine) and the edible fig (shrub) which is intermediate between the very different parents. This mostly deciduous and semi-vining shrub is grown mostly as a botanical or garden curiosity.&#...


Ficus roxburghii
Common Name: Roxburgh Fig

Ficus roxburghii, also known as Ficus auriculata, is a great spreading woody shrub in frost-free climates and a big bold perennial in zone 8. It is native to India. The very large 15" rounded glossy leaves create a dramatic ...


Ficus vaccinoides
Common Name: Blueberry Leaf Fig

A neat groundcover or vine with small shiny evergreengreen leaves similar to a (totally unrelated) evergreen blueberry. This choice little vine is native to Taiwan and probably came to us from the J.C. Raulston Arboretum at NC State which got it f...


Fontanesia phillyreioides
Common Name: Syrian Privet

Fontanesia is a deciduous shrub with narrow lanceolate opposite leaves which are several inches in length.  It in the olive family, related to privet, and apparently likewise tolerant of conditions.  It seems questionable as to...


Forestiera acuminata
Common Name: Swamp Privet

Swamp Privet is a large deciduous shrub or small tree with small lance shaped opposite leaves.  Yellowish small flowers are borne in the leaf axils in early spring.  Male and female flowers are on separate plants.&nb...


Forestiera 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...


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 ...


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 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...


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...


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

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


Grevillea rosmarinifolia
Common Name: Rosemary Grevillea

This unusual shrub grows to 6 feet but is sometimes lower and semi-prostrate. The foliage resembles Rosemary but the curious flowers are red and cream and borne in late fall.  This plant is native to Australia and has performed well in v...


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

Hedychium 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...


Helleborus orientalis
Common Name: Lenten Rose

The Lenten Rose is not a rose but it does flower around Lent. It is an evergreen herbaceous perennial with attrative palmate leaves with leathery toothed leaflets. The attractive flowers are a couple inces across and are white or purple tinged or ...


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 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 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 militaris
Common Name: Halberd-leaf Hibiscus
A relatively widespread native perennial Hibiscus found along streams and in wet areas in the southern U.S. The leaves and stems are smooth and the pointed leaves are halberd shaped. The flowers borne in summer are a pink with a reddish base. Like ...

Hibiscus mutabilis 'Rubrum'
Common Name: Single Red Confederate Rose

This Hibiscus mutabilis has slightly smaller and smoother leaves than the "Confederate Rose" and the bright red Hibiscus flowers that are single, not double, and do not change color. It is a warm climate shrub so will freeze back some or ...


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 x sp. 'Peppermint Flare'
Common Name: Hibiscus, Peppermint Flare

This perennial Hibiscus hybrid is a 2010 Texas Superstar award winner.  It was selected by Greg Grant and is floral sport or perhaps a seedling of 'Flare' a H. moscheutos hybrid developed by Dr. Sam McFadden...


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 arborescens 'Annabelle'
Common Name: Smooth Hydrangea 'Annabelle'

'Annabelle' is a selection of our native Hydrangea arborescens. It is a deciduous shrub to 5 or even 6 feet with very showy white snowball flower clusters in early summer.  It was selected by the late Dr. J.C. McDaniel at t...


Hydrangea quercifolia 'Alice'
Common Name: Oakleaf Hydrangea 'Alice'

Oakleaf Hydrantgea is a large deciduous shrub with large oak-like leaves, big panicles of white flowers, and exfoliating bark,  It is native almost exclusively to rich woods in Alabama but is very widely grown as a favored ornamental shrub. &...


Hymenocallis liriosme
Common Name: Texas Spiderlily[
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Hypericum nudiflorum
Common Name: St. Johnswort
Slender medium size shrubby St. Johnswort with relatively wide light green leaves. Rather uncommon along streams and swamps in the Southeast. Long oval leaves are light green and flowers are golden with many stamens as is typical for the Hypericums....

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 amelanchier (female)
Common Name: Holly, Serviceberry Holly or Swamp Holly
This rare holly native to the Southern U.S. is a tall deciduous shrub or small tree with dull matte finish red fruits on long stems. Oval leaves to 4 inches long suggestive of Amelanchier leaves, hence "Shadbush Holly". This holly occurs along black...

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 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 (male) 'Jersey Knight'
Common Name: Holly, 'Jersey Knight' American Holly

The male clone 'Jersey Knight' is an American Holly selected from the wild in New Jersey in 1945.   It is a vigorous plant selected for its dark, semi-glossy, olive-green leaves and its value as a pollenator.  It is pyramidal in you...


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 pedunculosa (male)
Common Name: Longstalk Holly

 This is the male pollinator for female Ilex pedunculosa (which see).

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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 sp. 'Cherry Bomb'
Common Name: Holly, Cherry Bomb

This lovely hybrid holly with exceptionally large red berries is probably a hybrid between the popular 'Nellie Stevens' and the Mochi Holly (Ilex integra) which we believe was an unreleased selection from the U.S. National Arboretum....


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 x serrata 'Raritan Chief'
Common Name: Winterberry Holly 'Raritan Chief' Hybrid

This small deciduous male holly is a compact hybrid made by Dr. E.R. Orton, Jr., of Rutgers University. The parent species are Ilex verticellata native to the eastern U.S. and the closely related Ilex serrata from Japan. This is ...


Ilex verticillata x serrata 'Sparkleberry'
Common Name: Holly, 'Sparkleberry' Winterberry hybrid

Our native Winterberry Holly (Ilex verticellata), its Japanese equivalent (Ilex serrata) and the hybrids between the two are small to medium size multi-stem decidous shrubs.    The female plants produce masses...


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...


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 fulva
Common Name: Red Louisiana Iris
Copper-colored....

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 sanguinea
Common Name:

This Asian Iris, a relative of I. siberica has narrow, dark green leaves and bears purple flowers on tall slender stems. It forms clumps which can be divided and has done well in our area with minimal care. Plant is sunny bed or border or...


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 oldhamii
Common Name: Sweetspire, Taiwan

Itea oldhamii is an evergreen shrub with compact growth habit. Juvenile leaves can be holly-like but mature leaves are entire. It has racemes of white flowers in late spring. Plant in good soil that is moist but well-drained. In our exper...


Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet'
Common Name: Virginia Sweetspire 'Henry's Garnet'

This now popular and widely grown selection of our native deciduous Sweetspire or Virginia Willow was first offered by Woolanders in 1985 as "Selected Form". We had propagated it from a plant obtained from the Henry Foundation in Gladwyne, Pennsyl...


Itea virginica '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 rigida
Common Name: Needle Juniper
Nice speciman tree. Bright green needles. Horizontal branching is somewhat open, so not suitable as screen....

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 ...


Kosteletzkya virginica 'Alba'
Common Name:

Seaside Mallow is a medium size perennial with grayish leaves and showy 2 inch pink Hibiscus-like flowers in summer. It is a plant native primarily to brackish marshes in the eastern U.S. but it is good in sunny garden beds and borders. This selec...


Lagerstroemia fauriei
Common Name: Copper-barked Crape Myrtle

This species of Crepe Myrtle from Yakushima Island, Japan is tree-like, has white flowers. and spectacular copper-colored bark. It is one of the parent species for the "Indian Tribe" hybrids (including the very popular 'Natchez') i...


Lagerstroemia 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 '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 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...


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...


Lespedeza thunbergii 'Alba'
Common Name: Thunberg Lespedeza
Lespedeza thunbergii is a shrubby perennial with many woody stems bearing trifoliate leaves and 6-8 inch long racemes of rose-purple or white flowers in summer. They should have full sun and well-drained soil which can be rather infertile. The dea...

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 akoensis
Common Name: Taiwan Spicebush

This evergreen Spicebush is a shrub or small tree with glossy, alternate, eliptical leaves 1"-2" long. We obtained this as cuttings from the garden of Bobby Green of Green's Nursery in Fairhope, Alabama as "an evergreen Lindera from Taiwan". It ma...


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 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...


Machilus thunbergii
Common Name: Machilus

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


Magnolia 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 virginiana var. australis
Common Name: Southern Sweetbay

Large, fully evergreen tree.   Magnolia virginiana ranges from Massachusetts southward to Florida and westward to east Texas.   Several variants have been named and described but two distinct forms are the more shrubby...


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 ...


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...


Moraea bicolor
Common Name: Butterfly Iris

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


Morus rubra
Common Name: Red Mulberry

Red Mulberry is a medium size decidous tree native to the eastern U.S.  It has large dark green leaves that are rough to the touch.  The female trees have sweet purple fruit attractive to birds and children.  It is best grown in ric...


Muhlenbergia capillaris
Common Name: Sweetgrass

A distinctive wiry upright bunch grass with beautiful reddish plumes up to about 3 feet tall. Blooms in late summer and fall. A choice ornamental grass for sunny bed or border. Native to southeastern U.S.   In the coastal area of South C...


Myrica heterophylla
Common Name: Swamp Bayberry

Swamp Bayberry is found in acid lowgrounds in the Southeastern U.S. and is similar to M. pensylvanica but is evergreen and the fruits are smaller and almost black. The aromatic leaves are larger and broader than Myrica cerifera, ...


Nerium oleander ''Variegata''
Common Name: Variegated Oleander

Uses, culture, and precautions for Oleanders is present4d with other ones we offer.  This variety differs in that the dark green leaves are borderd or splotched with white and the flowers are pink and semi-double.  This is probably a nam...


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 'Hardy Red'
Common Name: Oleander 'Hardy Red'
Oleander is a large sun-loving evergreen Mediterranean shrub cultivated since ancient times. It has dark green leathery lance shaped leaves in whorls around the long sparingly branched stems. The fragrant flower clusters, in various colors, are sho...

Nerium oleander 'White'
Common Name: Oleander 'White'

Oleander is a large sun-loving evergreen Mediterranean shrub cultivated since ancient times. It has dark green leathery lance shaped leaves in whorls around the long sparingly branched stems. The fragrant flower clusters, in various colors, are sh...


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 'Rotundifolius'
Common Name: Round Leaf Holly Osmanthus

Holly Osmanthus is a medium to large evergreen shrub with dark green spiny, holly-like foliage and small fragrant white flowers.  It grows to 10 to 15 feet and makes a good hedge in sun or partial shade.  This s...


Osmanthus 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...

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...


Passiflora foetida var. gossypifolia
Common Name: Corona de Cristo
This is an herbaceous perennial vine climbing with tendrils. It has hairy lobed leave and 2 inch wide pink intricate flowers typical of Passiflora with feathery bracts beneath the flower. The vine is also noteworthy for the red fruits the size of s...

Passiflora incarnata x cincinnata 'Incense'
Common Name: Passionflower 'Incense' Hybrid

'Incense' Passionflower is a perennial climbing vine with three lobed leaves and very large and showy purple flowers over a long period in warm weather. It is a hybrid between our native Passiflora incarnata and the South American


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 ...


Patrinia villosa
Common Name: White Patrinia

Good perennial for warm climates introduced by Heronswood Nursery. Flat clusters of white flowers held above foliage. Plants are somewhat stoloniferous. A good plant for the sunny border.

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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 borbonia
Common Name: Redbay

Redbay is an attractive medium size broadleaf evergreen tree related to the Avocado. Often confused with Swampbay (P. palustris), this species lacks the stellate pubescence on the underside of leaves, has fru...


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)...

Phoebe chekiangensis
Common Name: Phoebe

Dark foliaged evergreen tree with leaves much like the related Persea. This Chinese species had become a beautiful small tree in a city park here in Aiken. South Carolina but was unfortu;nately removed after an ice storm. Flowers inconspicuous but...


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...


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...


Podocarpus acutifolius
Common Name: Totara, Needle-leaved

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


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

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


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....

Polygala x dalmaisiana
Common Name: Sweet Pea Shrub

This interesting fast-growing shrub is a hybrid between two South African species (P. opposistifolia x P. myrtifolia).  It has one inch long dull green leaves and an open growth habit.  The flowers are a lovely p...


Polygonatum falcatum 'Variegatum'
Common Name: Variegated Solomon's Seal

This Japanese perennial is a great plant for the woodland or shaded border. Polygonatum falcatum ( aka Polygonatum odoratum var. thunbergii) 'Variegatum' has striking summer foliage. It is easy to grow in shady or semi-shady area...


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...

Prunus mume
Common Name: Japanse Flowering Apricot

The Japanese Flowering Apricot is a floriferous small to medium sized tree with white to pink almond scented flowers. In the South this blooms in mid to late winter.  It is a great favorite in Japanese landscapes and there are many named vari...


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 ...


Pteris multifida
Common Name: Spider Brake Fern
This Asian fern has fronds with narrow strap-like pinnae. It is widely naturalized in warm regions where it often grows in cracks of old masonry walls and other spots with high calcium soils such as moist shady spots along foundations, etc. ...

Pterostyrax corymbosa
Common Name: Little Epaulettetree
The Little Eupalette Tree is a rather rare small deciduous tree or large shrub native to eastern Asia. It has ovate bristle toothed leaves and panicles of fragrant white flowers in late spring/early summer follwed by 5-winged dry fruits. An interest...

Punica granatum 'California Sunset'
Common Name: Pomegranate 'California Sunset'

This flowering Pomegranate also known as 'Madame Legrelle', is a medium size deciduous shrub with very double coral-red flowers variegated with much white,  Flowers in summer and is long blooming but like other double-flowered forms...


Quercus agrifolia
Common Name: Coast Live Oak

Coast Live Oak is a medium size evergreen tree that is occasionally shrubby. It has rounded leaves that are somewhat holly-like and large long acorns.    We have grown seedlings from trees planted in El Paso, Texas but not seen ithis Cal...


Quercus arizonica
Common Name: Arizona White Oak
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Quercus douglasii
Common Name: Blue Oak

*Blue Oak is a nicely shaped medium sized deciduous tree native to the hot dry interior valleys of California.  It is notable for the blue-green leaves which are variously lobed and several inches long.  Th...


Quercus incana
Common Name: Bluejack Oak

The Bluejack oak is a small to medium size tree with narrow unlobed deciduous leaves that emerge shrimp pink in spring and mature to a blue-gray-green color.  It is found in dry sandy soils in pine barrens, sandy flatwoods, and river ter...


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 prinoides
Common Name: Dwarf Chinquapin Oak

This uncommon deciduous oak is similar to Quercus muhlenbergii (Chinquapin Oak) but it grows as a large shrub or small tree.  It can be rhizomatous.  The Dwarf Chinquapin Oak is usually found on rather sterile sa...


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...


Quercus virginiana ''Bok Tower''
Common Name: (Dwarf ? ) Live Oak

The Southern Live Oak needs no description in the southern U.S. where it is native.  The large spreading moss-draped evergreen trees are an iconic southern feature.  The one we offer here is from acorns collected at the famous Bok Tower ...


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 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 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 'Harrison's Red'
Common Name: Florida Azalea 'Harrison's Red'

 

The Florida Azalea is a large growing deciduous azalea.   The fragrant flowers very early and typically yellow. The flowers of this clone are a unique coral color.  This selection was ...


Rhododendron 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 'Varnadoe's Moonbeam'
Common Name: Azalea, Florida ' Varnadoe's Moonbeam'

A selection or possibly hybrid of Rhododendron austrinum (which see).  'Varnadoe's Moonbeam' has beautiful golden yellow flowers with orange tints.  As with the species, it flowers in early spring.  We are pleased to o...


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 austrinum hybrid 'Colonel Mosby'
Common Name: Col. Mosby Azalea

This azalea is a cross between the azalea 'Hotspur Yellow' and the Florida Azalea (Rhododendron austrinum).  The large flower trusses have flowers that are dark pink with a yellow upper petal.  The petals are somewhat fring...


Rhododendron bakeri x viscosum
Common Name: Rhododendron Hybrid
A Woodlanders introduction, this deciduous azalea hybrid is a cross made by Robert Mackintosh. It combines the red-orange flowered Cumberland Azalea (Rhododendron bakeri aka Rhododendron cumberlandense) with the white-flowered Swamp Azlaea, (Rhodode...

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 eastmanii
Common Name: May White Azalea

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


Rhododendron indicum 'Balsaminaeflorum'
Common Name: Rose-flowered Azalea

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


Rhododendron linearifolium
Common Name: Spider Azalea

A Japanese azales sometimes listed as Rhododendrom macrosepalum, this is a rare find in cultivation. Both the fushia colored flower petals and the dark green leaves are distinctly linear. Ths unique azalea's foliage often persists through...


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 glauca
Common Name: Glaucous Swamp Azalea

A selection of Rhododendron viscosum (which see) with glaucous blue-green foliage. Has fragrant, sticky white flowers typical for the species.

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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 'Casille'
Common Name: Azalea 'Casille'

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


Rhodoleia championii
Common Name: Rhodoleia

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


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...


Rhus typhina
Common Name: Staghorn Sumac
Colonial shrub or small tree. Very adaptable to all sunny environments except water logged areas. Bright green pinnate leaves and redish-brown fuzzy stem. Leaves turn yellow, orange, and scarlet in fall. Greenish yellow flowers and persistent red fru...

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...


Rohdea japonica 'Claudia Phelps'
Common Name: Sacred Lily of China

Rohdea makes a bold groundcover grown for its dark almost black tufted evergreen leaves.   This plant should be planted in the shade where it adds interest to a winter landscape.  The rather sizeable red berries are somewhat hidden ...


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

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


Rosa sp. 'Old Blush'
Common Name: China Rose 'Old Blush'

We don't usually sell a lot of roses but we love this old fashioned trouble free southern favorite with medium semi-double pink flowers in clusters. It is a rambling climber that is ideal for arbors, etc.  William Welch (P...


Rubus irenaeus
Common Name: Bigleaf Raspberry

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


Ruellia caroliniensis
Common Name: Wild Petunia

This southeastern U.S. native perennial is called "Wild Petunia" and makes a good garden plant. It has beautiful blue or violet petunia-like flowers that appear in the spring, summer, and fall. The informative and entertaining book Passalong P...


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 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...


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 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...


Sarcococca ruscifolia
Common Name: Fragrant Sweet Box
Similar to S. confusa. Leaves somewhat broader, fragrant flowers, red fruit. (See DIR) Related to Boxwood, glossy leafed, shade-demanding evergreens....

Sarcococca wallichii
Common Name: Himalayan Sweet Box

This species of Sweet Box is a relatively recent introduction and is still rare in cultivation.  Like other Sarcococca species it is an attractive evergreen shrub with glossy foliage on arching stems and with fragrant small white flowers....


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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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


Sinojackia rehderiana
Common Name: Jacktree
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Smilax biflora var. biflora
Common Name: Chicken Wire Plant

This Smilax is a curious deciduous groundcover with small leaves and twiggy stems. A Woodlanders introduction that we obtained years ago from Brookside Gardens in Maryland. They had obtained this unusual plant as Smilax fragrans. We offer...


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

Speirantha gardenii
Common Name: False Lily of the Valley

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


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...


Stewartia koreana
Common Name: Korean Stewartia

This Stewartia is a large growing tree form with dark green leaves which turn a brilliant red in the fall. The gold-centered 3 inch white flowers typically bloom from June to July. Its marbled exfoliating bark ranges in colors...


Syringa meyeri 'Palibin'
Common Name: Meyer Lilac

This lilac is a small-leaved deciduous shrub with abundant icy-pink flowers in May.  It is a compact shrub up to 5' tall and wide.  It is very floriferous.  easy to grow in good garden soil, and especially noteworthy ...


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.&#...


Taxus floridana
Common Name: Yew, Florida

This is a very rare conifer that is restricted to the Apalachicola River area in northwest Florida. It is a shrub or small tree requiring moisture, but good drainage. Taxus is generally a cool climate plant so this Florida species may represent a ...


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 acuminata
Common Name: Hosida (Japan)

This is a fine evergreen fern native to Japan.   It is a good spreader for fertile moist soil in the shade where it is notable for its glossy arching fronds. We originally obtained this fern from the U.S. National Arboretum.

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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 ...


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...


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 ...


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...


Vaccinium elliottii
Common Name: Blueberry, Elliott's

Elliott's Blueberry is a graceful deciduous shrub to 10 feet.  It has small glossy leaves that turn brilliant red in fall.  Plant this very nice ornamental blueberry on well-drained acid soil.   The fruits are small but ta...


Vaccinium tenellum
Common Name: Small Black Blueberry
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Viburnum harryanum
Common Name: Sir Harry Veitch's Viburnum

This Viburnum is a medium sized evergreen shrub of dense, bushy habit.  The small dark green, almost round leaves are distinctive.  It bears clusters of small white flowers in late spring.  It was introduced from China by E.H. Wilso...


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 nudum 'Winterthur'
Common Name: Possumhaw Viburnum 'Winterthur'

An upright deciduous native shrub selected by the late Hal Bruce of Winterthur Gardens in Delaware.  It has shiny large leaves and is free-flowering with creamy-white flowers followed by berries which turn from white to pink to blue and ...


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 sempervirens
Common Name: Chinese Viburnum

This tall evergreen shrub has glossy, leathery leaves about 4 inches long. It bears white flowers in flat-topped clusters followed by bright red fruits. It has proved hardy here in zone 8. Our plants were originally received from the U.S...


Viburnum tinus 'Spring Bouquet'
Common Name: Laurustinus

Laurustinus is an evergreen Viburnum native to southern Europe and northern Africa. This selection is more compact than the species. It has lustrous dark green relatively small leaves and dark red flower buds which open to white fl...


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...


Viburnum x pragense 'Decker'
Common Name: Viburnum, Prague

The Missouri Botanical Garden informs us that:  "This hybrid viburnum (cross between V. rhytidophyllum and V. utile) is an evergreen, multi-stemmed shrub that typically grows 8-12' tall with a similar spread. Flat cymes (to ...


Vitex agnus-castus 'Flora Ann'
Common Name: Chaste Tree, 'Flora Ann'

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 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 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. ...


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 (or likely macrostachya) ''Dam - B''
Common Name: Lynn's Wisteria

A number of years ago our dear friend and pioneer Texas native plantsman the late Lynn Lowerey found a great selection of native Wisteria near the dam of an east Texsas reservoir.  The dam was known as "Dam - B" and Lynn gave that name to the...


Wisteria macrostachya 'Clara Mack'
Common Name: Wisteria, White Kentucky 'Clara Mack'

Kentucky Wisteria 'Clara Mack' is a twining deciduous vine with compound leaves and hanging clusters of white flowers. This splendid white form of a normally blue-flowerd species has longer and later flower clusters than Wisteria frutescens


x Citrofortunella mitis 'Calamondin'
Common Name: Calamondin Orange
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x Gordlinia grandiflora
Common Name: Gordlinia

Dr. Tom Ranney of the North Carolina State University Experiment Station in Fletcher, NC recently succeeded in crossing the iconic Franklinia alatamaha (which see) with it's relative, Gordonia lasianthus (which see) to ...


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 'Woodlanders Blue'
Common Name: Zenobia, Dusty

This is the blue-foliaged form of this fine semi-evergreen ornamental shrub native to the coastal Carolinas. Our introduction, the 'Woodlanders Blue' selection with blue foliage, has become more widely available.   Zenobia was virtually ...


Zephyranthes fosteri
Common Name: Foster's Pink Rain Lily
These bulbs produce grass-like leaves and masses of beautiful pink flowers somewhat like crocus. It is native to Mexico. It grows well in the South and flowers after summer rains....
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