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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 ...

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 ...

Daphne odora 'Aureo-marginata'
Common Name: Yellow Edge Winter Daphne

Winter Daphne or February Daphne is a delightful evergreen shrub with deliciously scented pink or white flowers in late winter. It is native to China and Japan and has long been a beloved plant in southern gardens.  Unfortunately it is n...

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...

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...

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. 


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...

Distylium racemosum
Common Name: Isu Tree

This unusual small tree is a member of Witchhazel Family.  This evergreen tree has glossy leaves and small red flowers in spring.  Its fine-grained wood is used to make furniture & crafts in Japan where it apparently becomes a 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 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....

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....
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