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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 coriacea
Common Name: Large Gallberry

Large Gallberry is a tall evergreen shrub found in wet acid soils in the Southeastern U.S. Coastal Plain where it often occurs with the related Inkberry Holly (Ilex glabra). It is usually a larger plant with larger and broader leaves and ...


Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil (female)'
Common Name: Japanese Holly 'Sky Pencil'

This Japanese cultivar of the familiar Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata) was distributed by Sylvester March of the U.S. National Arboretum.  It is a dense plant with small evergreen leaves and black berries typical of Ilex crena...


Ilex glabra ''Leucocarpa''
Common Name: Holly, White-berried Inkberry Holly

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


Ilex glabra (male)
Common Name: Inkberry Holly
Ilex glabra, the Inkberry or Gallberry Holly is a very hardy evergreen shrub found on moist acid soil in much of coastal North America. It is a versatile ornamental shrub for garden use and can be a neat and attractive shrub in sunny sites with acid...

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 myrtifolia
Common Name: Myrtleleaf Holly

Myrtleaf Holly is a large evergreen shrub or small tree found in seasonally flooded wetland sites with acid soil in the Coastal Plain of the southeastern U.S. The very small narrow leaves are distinctive.   This is a female clone and fem...


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

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


Ilex paraguariensis
Common Name: Yerba Mate

This evergreen holly from South America resembles Dahoon Holly (Ilex cassine) of the southeastern U.S.  It is the source of Yerba mate, the popular and traditional hot beverage in Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Argentina where it is ...


Ilex pedunculosa (female)
Common Name: Longstalk Holly

This holly is a small to medium size evergreen tree native to eastern Asia. The leaves are not spiny and more like Kalmia than "Holly-like".  It is noteworthy as a beautiful but slow growing tree that is one of the hardiest evergreen hol...


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

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


Ilex 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 spinigera (female)
Common Name: Holly, Caspian

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


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

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


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

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

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


Ilex vomitoria (female) 'Gold Top'
Common Name: Holly, 'Gold Top' Yaupon Holly

This Yaupon Holly has golden new growth. A Woodlanders' introduction which we found as a single plant in Calhoun County, Texas. Dense evergreen shrub or small tree with abundant beautiful scarlet fruit which generally holds fall th...


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

This is the pollnator needed for good fruit set on female Ilex vomitoria.  Yaupon Holly is a dense evergreen shrub or small tree with abundant beautiful scarlet fruit on female plants.  The berries generally hold...


Illicium anisatum
Common Name: Japanese Anise Tree

Japanese Anise is a glossy leaf upright evergreen shrub or small tree with aromatic leaves and pale yellow starfish-shaped flowers in early spring. This species is uncommon in American gardens but our native Illicium parviflorum has been ...


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 amblyantha
Common Name: Tall Indigo
Our friend Ted Stephens at Nurseries Caroliniana says: "This plant has to be one of my top 10 favorites." It will reach 8 feet plus and flowers from late March to October. Wonderful background in a perennial border as it produces spikes of pea-like...

Indigofera incarnata
Common Name: Chinese Indigo

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

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Indigofera incarnata 'Alba'
Common Name: Chinese Indigo Cultivar

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


Ipomoea fistulosa
Common Name: Bush Morning Glory

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


Iris cristata
Common Name: Crested Iris

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


Iris 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
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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 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...

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