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Callicarpa acuminata
Common Name: Black Beautyberry

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


Callicarpa americana
Common Name: American Beautyberry

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


Callicarpa 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 'Issai'
Common Name: Beautyberry 'Purple Issai'

Purple Beautyberry is, according to Dirr ( Manual of Woody Landscape Plans) is the "most graceful and refined of the species". It is also the most cold-hardy. This selection fruits heavily as a young plant and abundant small violet b...


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 dichotoma var. albifructus
Common Name: White Fruited Asiatic Beautyberry

Callicarpa dichotoma is, according to Dirr, the "most graceful and refined of the [various] species". It is also the most cold-hardy. This variety has white berries instead of typical purple and may get a bit taller than the typical form....


Callicarpa formosana
Common Name: Beautyberry, Taiwan

Deciduous shrub with showy purple fruits.  This species of beautyberry is a good choice for gardens in warmer climate zones.   For detailed informaion see:   More Info


Callicarpa pilosissima x
Common Name: Beautyberry Hybrid

A spontaneous hybrid Beautyberry we grew from seed collected from one of our large-leafed subtropical Callicarpa pilosissima. The pollen parent could be any of a number of other Callicarpa species in our collection. This plant has rather ...


Callistemon pinifolius
Common Name: Bottlebrush, Pine-leafed

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


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...


Calluna vulgaris 'Gold Haze'
Common Name: Heather 'Gold Haze'
Heather is an upright branching, small evergreen ground cover plant with dense, leafy branches that can form a mat. It is a plant that likes a cooler climate and a moist but well-drained acidic soil that is sandy and low in fertility. This golden t...

Calycanthus floridus
Common Name: Sweet Shrub
Upright colony-forming deciduous shrub with dark maroon 1-2" flowers with many sepals and similar petals. Renouned for its fruity fragrance but not all plants have fragrant flowers or they are not consistently fragrant. A woodland plant but suited ...

Calycanthus floridus 'Athens'
Common Name: Sweetshrub 'Athens'

(AKA 'Katherine') As with the species Calycanthus floridus (which see) but flowers are yellow and with good fragrance. One of several clones which have been found with yellow flowers. 'Athens' was provided to Dr. Mike Dirr by Jane Sy...


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

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


Calycanthus x raulstonii 'Hartlage Wine'
Common Name: Sweetshrub Hybrid

Calycanthus x raulstonii(C floridus x C sinensis)' Hartlage Wine' is a deciduous shrub intermediate between the parents. Perhaps not stoloniferous. This interspecific (or intergeneric if Sinocalycanthus is maintained as a genus) hybrid is...


Camellia crapnelliana
Common Name: Crapnell Camellia

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


Camellia edithae
Common Name: Dongnan Sancha Camellia

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


Camellia euryoides
Common Name: Camellia, Mockorange
Two species of Camellia are commonly grown in American gardens. They are Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua. There are countless varieties of each. Many varied and quite different species of Camellia occur in the Far East and this is one of t...

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

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


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

Camellia japonica 'Jury's Yellow'
Common Name: Camellia Cultivar

Two species of Camellia are commonly grown in American gardens. They are Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua. There are countless varieties of each. This is a nice form of Camellia japonica with semi-double flowers that are c...


Camellia japonica 'Kujaku Tsubaki'
Common Name: Peacock Camellia

Two species of Camellia are commonly grown in American gardens. They are Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua. There are countless varieties of each. This is an unusual selection of Camellia japonica with rather tubul...


Camellia 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 longicarpa
Common Name: Long Carpel Camellia

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


Camellia oleifera
Common Name: Camellia, Tea-oil

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


Camellia 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 'Appleblossom'
Common Name: Camellia 'Appleblossom'

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

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

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


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

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


Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide'
Common Name: Camellia, Sasanqua 'Yuletide'

Two species of Camellia are commonly grown in American gardens. They are Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua. There are countless varieties of each. This Camellis saaanqua variety is unique for the flowers which are ...


Camellia 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 sinensis
Common Name: Tea Plant

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


Camellia sinensis 'Rosea'
Common Name: Pink Tea Plant

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

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Camellia x 'Cinnamon Cindy'
Common Name: Hybrid Camellia

Two species of Camellia are commonly grown in American gardens. They are Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua. There are countless varieties of each. This plant is a hybrid between Camellia japonica 'K...


Camellia x williamsii 'Golden Spangles'
Common Name: Golden Spangles Camellia

'Golden Spangles' is a sport of 'Mary Christian' (which see) and has similar pink single flowers.  It is distinguished by the gold splash variegation in each leaf which is quite unique and adds year around interst. 

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Camellia yunnanense
Common Name: Yunnan Camellia

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


Canna flaccida
Common Name: Southern Marsh Canna

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


Carex flaccosperma
Common Name: Blue Wood Sedge
Ornamental Carex are tufted or clump-forming grass like plants. This clump forming sedge has glaucus blue to blue-green slightly quilted leaves to 1/2 inch wide. Drought tolerant once established but best in moist soil and semi-shade. Native to sou...

Carpinus caroliniana
Common Name: American Hornbeam

Ironwood is an attractive small dense deciduous tree with small leaves and small winged seeds. The gray bark is smooth and looks like a muscled arm. Does well in shade or sun in good moist soil. Ideal for lawn tree or for pleached ...


Carya glabra
Common Name: Pignut Hickory

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


Carya ovata
Common Name: Shagbark Hickory

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


Carya tomentosa
Common Name: Hickory, Mockernut

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


Cassia bicapsularis
Common Name: Showy Senna

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


Castanea mollissima
Common Name: Chinese Chestnut

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


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

Catalpa bignonioides
Common Name: Catalpa, Southern

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


Cephalanthus occidentalis
Common Name: Buttonbush

Buttonbush is a rounded dediduous shrub which can be trained as small tree. Grows in wet or seasonally flooded sites but does well in ordinary garden situation with sun and adequate water. Flowers white in ball-like clusters about 1-1.5 inch in di...


Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Prostrata'
Common Name: Japanese Plum Yew

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


Ceratostigma willmottianum
Common Name: Chinese Plumbago

This "Plumbago" is a small shrub with small bristly leaves which turn reddish in fall. It has rich blue flowers in summer and fall.  It should have sunny or semi-shady site with well-drained soil and good air circulation.  It is native t...


Cestrum elegans
Common Name: Elegant Jasmine
Erect or arching perennial freezing to the ground in zone 8. Woody shrub in the tropics. Showy reddish purple tubular flowers in terminal clusters late in growing season. Cut back plants after the frost kills the tops. Mound 10 inches of coarse sand...

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

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

Cestrum purpureum
Common Name: Purple Jasmine

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


Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Filicoides'
Common Name: Hinoki Falsecypress
A small evergreen tree with bright green leaves in fern-like sprays. Somewhat random habit of growth but very attractive. One of many horticultural selections of this Japanes conifer. Plant in sun or semi-shade in well-drained soil....

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

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


Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Emily'
Common Name: Southern White Cedar Cultivar
Dense conical growth form. Does not bronze in winter...

Chamaedaphne calyculata
Common Name: Leatherleaf

Chamaedaphne is a thicket forming low evergreen ericaceous shrub with leafy racemes of small white bell-like flowers.  It is native to the eastern U.S. where it grows in sandy, acid bogs.  It is a very cold-hardy evergreen shrub...


Chasmanthium latifolium
Common Name: River Oat Grass

Chasmanthium (Uiola) latifolium is a luxuriant and shade tolerant perennial grass with relatively wide leaf blades and taller spikes of drooping seed heads much like "Sea Oats". Attrative in the garden and seed stalks a great component fo...


Chionanthus virginicus
Common Name: Fringe Tree

Fringetree is a deciduous large shrub or small tree, often multi-stemmed. A favorite landscape ornamental prized for it's abundant fleecy white flowers in spring followed on female plants by raisin-size purple fruits. Fringetree can be grown in su...


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

Woodlanders has been a leader in offering a wide range of Citrus and Citrus hybrids which are hardy outdoors beyond the normal Citrus growing areas.  'Morton' Citrange is similar to other Sweet Orange x Trifoliate Orange hybrids in foliage an...


Citrus hybrid 'Yuzuquat'
Common Name: Yuzuquat

The Yuzuquat is a tri-generic hybrid.  One parent is the Yuzu (which see).  The Yuzu is a cross between Citrus ichangensis and C. reticulata.  Yuzu was crossed with the 'Nagami' Kumquat (Fortunella margar...


Citrus myrtifolia 'Chinotto'
Common Name: Myrtle Leaf Orange

Woodlanders has been a leader in offering a wide range of Citrus and Citrus hybrids which are hardy outdoors beyond the normal Citrus growing areas.  'Chinotto' is a dense compact ornamental shrub or small tree with small pointed myrtle-like ...


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

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


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



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


Citrus (Citrus X) Citrus ichangensis X Citrus grandis (maxima)
Common Name: Ichang Lemon

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. Ichang Lemon is a medium size evergreen tree with large leaves with winged petioles and thorny bra...


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

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


Citrus (X Citrus) Poncirus trifoliata x Citrus aurantium
Common Name: Citradia
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 hybrid between the Sour Orange and the Trifoliate Orange has great vigor and very nice foliage w...

Cladrastis kentukea
Common Name: American Yellowwood

Yellowood is a large wide spreading deciduous tree with compound leaves and pendulous terminal panicles of white flowers which are fragrant and typical for pea family.  It has gray smooth bark and good yellow fall foliage color and is a splen...


Clematis armandii
Common Name: Clematis, Armand

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


Clerodendrum indicum
Common Name: Turk's Turban
Tall perennial with tyically unbranched leafy stems with long narrowly elliptic leaves. Stems are topped with long cluster of showy tubular white flowers which are followed by black berries. This is a striking plant but it can be invasive if allowe...

Clerodendrum trichotomum
Common Name: Harlequin Glorybower

This is a large decidous shrub or small tree that forms thickets from root suckers unless planted in an open area that is kept mowed. It is the hardiest of the Clerodendrons and a very attractive landscape plant in the right spot. It has heart-sha...


Clethra alnifolia ''Hummingbird''
Common Name: Clethra 'Hummingbird'

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


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

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


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

Clethra 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...


Clethra pringlei
Common Name: Mexican Clethra
This large evergreen shrub or small tree has long racemes of cinnamon scented white flowers in summer. Leaves are elliptic and toothed toward the terminal end. This is a relatively new introduction from Mexico by the folks at Yucca-Do Nursery in Texa...

Clethra tomentosa 'Cottondale'
Common Name: Clethra 'Cottondale'

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


Clethra tomentosa 'Woodlander's Sarah'
Common Name: Clethra 'Sarah'

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


Cleyera fortunei
Common Name: Variegated Cleyera

This evergreen shrub is related to Camellia.  This species is known only in the variegated form cultivated in Japan. The narrow leaves have a white margin. Grow in well-drained fertile soil with ample moisture. Sun or semi-shade. This is...


Cliftonia monophylla
Common Name: Buckwheat Tree
Evergreen shrub or tree with small glossy leathery leaves. Can become much larger than size given in suitable natural habitat. Found along streams and in acid bogs in the lower southeastern coastal plains. This is a fine evergreen with early white f...

Clinopodium coccineum
Common Name: Red Savory

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


Clinopodium coccineum 'Amber Blush'
Common Name: Amber Blush Red Basil

 

'Amber Blush' is a new yellow-flowered clone of Clinopodium coccineum (which see) from the Florida Panhandle that was introduced and shared with us by Rich Lewandowski of Shangri La Gardens in Orange, T...


Clinopodium georgianum
Common Name: Georgia Savory

Clinopodium (Satureja) georgianum is a semi-evergreen mint shrub with highly aromatic foliage and abundant pinkish flowers in late summer. It is a good border plant for sunny or semi-shady spots with good drainage.  Georgia Savory will grow i...


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

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


Clytostoma callistegioides
Common Name: Trumpet Vine, Argentine Purple

This is a vigorous evergreen vine related to our native Crossvine.  It bears glossy leaves and 5" long purple trumpet flowers in spring.  It climbs by tendrils.  It is relatively care free in warm climates but needs water in prolong...


Colocasia antiquorum 'Illustris'
Common Name: Imperial Taro

This large tropical "Elephant Ear" is also listed as Colocasia esculenta var. antiquorum 'Illustris'. It is perennial in most of the South. The vivid green leaves are atriking being splashed with deep brownish purple color. Colocasias are...


Colocasia esculenta 'Chicago Harlequin'
Common Name: Stripe Stem Elephant Ear
A relatively new and possibly somewhat more hardy "Elephant Ear" selected by John Joicus at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago. It is a very aquatic plant which spreads by rhizomatous runners. Leaves are blotched light and darker green, but the stems ar...

Colocasia hybrid 'Black Sapphire Gecko'
Common Name: Elephant Ear, Black Sapphire Gecko

This new hybrid Elephant Ear is a subtropical perennial with very black large leaves on dark stems and with dark maroon undersides.  This striking hybrid from Brian Williams of Brian's Botanicals in Kentucky is a must-have accent pl...


Colquhounia coccinea
Common Name: Himalayan Mint Shrub

Colquhounia is a showy shrub with simple medium size leaves that are downy and rather rough.  It produces spikes of reddish or scarlet flowers in summer or fall. Plant it in a sunny, well-drained site with good soil.  It can be...


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

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

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


Conradina sp.
Common Name: Styx River Rosemary

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


Conradina verticillata
Common Name: Cumberland Rosemary

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


Coreopsis verticillata
Common Name: Threadleaf Coreopsis

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


Cornus hongkongensis
Common Name: Dogwood, Hongkong evergreen

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


Cornus kousa var. chinensis
Common Name: Chinese Dogwood

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


Cotinus obovatus
Common Name: American Smoke Tree

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


Crataegus aestivalis
Common Name: Mayhaw

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


Crataegus marshallii
Common Name: Parsley-leaved Hawthorn

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


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

Crocosmia masonorum x paniculatus 'Lucifer'
Common Name: Montbretia
This is a perennial from a bulb or corm and a great plant for southern gardens multiplying well in good moist neutral or acid soil in sun or semi-shade. Showy spikes of orange-red flowers over long period in spring and summer. Grass-like flattened l...

Cryptomeria japonica
Common Name: Japanese Cedar

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


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

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


Cunninghamia lanceolata 'Glauca'
Common Name: Blue Chinafir

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

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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...


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

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

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