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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 ...

Daphniphyllum humile
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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...

Decumaria barbara
Common Name: Climbing Hydrangea
This is a choice native vine with glossy deciduous leaves & flat white clusters of flowers resembling the related Hydrangea. It is best displayed on low wall or fence as in nature it usually climbs high into trees and blooms unseen in the canopy. It...

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.


Dichroa febrifuga
Common Name: Dichroa

This medium size evergreen shrub has small blue flat topped clusters of flowers in spring followed by iridescent blue berries in fall. It is a relatively recent introduction from China. It is related to Hydrangea and soil condition...

Dichroa versicolor
Common Name: Evergreen Hydrangea

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

Dicliptera suberecta
Common Name: Hummingbird Plant

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

Diospyros virginiana
Common Name: Common Persimmon

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

Dirca palustris
Common Name: Leatherwood

The growth habit of this native deciduous shrub is oval to rounded.  This shade tolerant shrub is usually less than 6 feet tall.  It has yellow flowers in early spring before the leaves.  It is related to Da...

Distylium myricoides (Piroche form)
Common Name: Isu Tree Cultivar

This very different form of Distylum myricoides is called 'Lucky Charm Witchhazel'. This evergreen shrub has leaves which are blue-green. The leaf arrangement and branching are quite horizontal. It probably remains a relatively low s...

Dryopteris celsa
Common Name: Log Fern
This large growing fern is an uncommon native to swamps in the southern U.S. It has bold evergreen fronds. This rare fern is a great garden plant for rich moist soil in shady or semi-shady sites. ...

Dryopteris erythrosora
Common Name: Autumn Fern

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


Dryopteris ludoviciana
Common Name: Shield Fern, Florida

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

Dryopteris remota
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 This fern with shaggy stems and delicate broad 2-3' fronds and is an easy fern to grow.  It is a natural semi-evergreen hybrid of D. affinis and D. expansa.  Fern guru Dr. John Mickel proclaims in "F...

Dryopteris x australis
Common Name: Dixie Wood Fern

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

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