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Ilex buergeri (female)
Common Name: Holly, Shii-Mochi

This rare Japanese holly forms a tall narrow, evergreen column up to at least 30 feet.  The leathery leaves are toothed but not spiny.  The female plants produce abundant small red berries.  Thrive here in ordinary garden ...


Ilex cassine (female)
Common Name: Dahoon Holly

Dahoon Holly is an evergreen shrub or small tree with bright green oval, slightly toothed leaves and abundant small bright red berries(on female plants). Usually found in swampy conditions but grows well on ordinary garden soils that are acid...


Ilex cassine forma aureo-bractea
Common Name: Yellow-berried Dahoon Holly
Evergreen shrub or small tree with bright green oval, slightly toothed leaves and abundant small bright berries(on female). Usually found in swampy conditions but grows well on ordinary garden soils that are acidic. Can be used for screen, hedge, or ...

Ilex cornuta x aquifolium 'Edward J. Stevens'
Common Name: Holly 'Edward J. Stevens'

This large evergreen shrub or small tree with dark green sparingly spined leaves is a hybrid between English Holly (Ilex aquifolium) and Chinese Holly (I. cornuta).  'Edward J. Stevens' is is the ma...


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 decidua 'Finch's Golden'
Common Name: Possumhaw Holly, 'Finch's Golden'

Possumhaw is a deciduous holly that can be a shrub or small tree. It is native on bottomlands and moister upland sites in the southeastern U.S. It is better adapted to high pH soils than Ilex verticillata. Female plants pr...


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 laevigata
Common Name: Holly, Smooth Winterberry

Smooth Winterberry is similar to the common Winterberry (Ilex verticellata) but is much less common in cultivation.  The finely toothed deciduous  leaves are glossy above and not dull as with common Winterberry.  Femal...


Ilex latifolia 'Alva'
Common Name: Holly, 'Alva' Lusterleaf

Lusterleaf Holly is a striking evergreen tree of pyramidal habit.  It has large glossy magnolia-like leaves with serrated edges.  Clusters of small red berries are produced on female plants.  Dr. Dirr (Manual of ...


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 myrtifolia (yellow-berried)
Common Name: Myrtleleaf Holly (yellow-berried)
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. Female plants typically have abundant red b...

Ilex opaca 'William Hawkins'
Common Name: Holly, 'William Hawkins'

Ilex opaca, the familiar American Holly, is a medium size evergreen tree with spines on the margins and tips of the tough leathery leaves and red berries on the female plants. It is widespread in eastern U.S. on well-drain...


Ilex opaca (female) 'Selected Red'
Common Name: American Holly 'Selected Red'

Ilex opaca, the familiar American Holly, is a medium size evergreen tree with spines on the margins and tips of the tough leathery leaves and red berries on the female plants. It is widespread in eastern U.S. on well-drained woodland site...


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 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 '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 vomitoria 'Hoskins Shadow'
Common Name: Holly 'Hoskins Shadow'
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 d...

Ilex vomitoria 'Yawkey'
Common Name: Yellow-berried Yaupon Holly

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) 'Virginia Dare'
Common Name: Yaupon Holly 'Virginia Dare'

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 floridanum ''Halley's Comet''
Common Name: 'Halley's Comet' Florida Anise Tree
Florida Anise is a medium size evergreen shrub with dark green lanceolate aromatic leaves and 2 inch starfish-like maroon flowers. It is found in rich moist soil along streams in the central Gulf Coast area from Georgia to Louisiana. It is an an ad...

Illicium floridanum 'Pink Flowered'
Common Name: Florida Anise Tree, Pink-flowered
Florida Anise is a medium size evergreen shrub with dark green lanceolate aromatic leaves and 2 inch starfish-like maroon flowers. It is found in rich moist soil along streams in the central Gulf Coast area from Georgia to Louisiana. It is an an adap...

Illicium floridanum var. album
Common Name: White-flowerd Florida Anise Tree

Florida Anise is an evergreen ahrub with elliptical leaves that are aromatic when crushed. This is an uncommon white-flowered selection of a normally maroon flowered plant. The flowers which appear in spring are starfish shaped and about 1 inch in...


Illicium henryi
Common Name: Henry Anise Tree
The Henry Anise tree is a handsome dense pyramidal Chinese shrub with waxy pink flowers and aromatic evergreen leaves. It was probably first made available to American gardeners by Woodlanders after we obtained it from Hillier Nursery in England. It...

Illicium lanceolatum
Common Name: Guandong Star Anise

This anisetree is an upright evergreen Chinese shrub with leathery lanceolate leaves that are aromatic when crushed.  It is somewhat like Illicium henryi and with similar small pink flowers. The star shaped seed capsules are not edib...


Illicium mexicanum
Common Name: Mexican Anise Tree

The Mexican Illicium is a close relative of the southeastern native Illicium floridanum.  It has long and somewhat more pointed glossy leaves, slightly larger red flowers and an bloom period extended bloom through summer. This a...


Illicium mexicanum x floridanum album 'Woodland Ruby'
Common Name: Anise Tree, Hybrid

'Woodland Ruby' Anisetree is a hybird of Illicium mexicanum and a white flowered form of Illicium floridanum.  This evergreen shrub with aromatic foliage has ruby-pink starfish-like flowers which are lar...


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 heterantha
Common Name: Himalayan Indigo

This medium to large shrub bears rosy purple flowers in 5 inch long racemes produced from axils of the compound leaves summer through fall. The leaves are made up of many small leaflets along a midrib.  Dr. Michael Dirr in his Manual...


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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Ipomoea macrorhiza
Common Name: Big Root Moonflower

This rare night-flowering morning glory from coastal southeastern US is a perennial vine from a large tuber. It is presumed to have been introduced from Yucatan by aboriginal inhabitants in Pre-Columbian times and is sometimes found on Indian shel...


Iris brevicaulis
Common Name: Iris, Lamance
This native Iris is found on lowgrounds in the south central U.S. It has relatively short leaf blades with zig-zag stems and surprisingly large blue flowers that are held above the foliage. It is a good garden plant in moist fertile soil where it spr...

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 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 tectorum (blue)
Common Name: Japanese Roof Iris

Scott Ogden in Garden Bulbs for the South says: "Japanese roof iris (I. tectorum) is famous in its native country as a flower for planting on sod roofs, just as housleeks are uesed on cottage roofs of France. In gardens the silky, green fans of le...


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 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 'Longspire'
Common Name: Virginia Sweetspire 'Longspire'

Introduced by Woodlanders, this is an excellent, long-spired (6 to 8 inches) selection of our native Sweetspire or Virginia Willow (not a willow !) selected along the Augusta Canal near the Savannah River in Georgia by our late founders, Robert an...


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 virginica 'Shirley's Compact'
Common Name: Dwarf Sweetspire 'Shirley's Compact'

Dense tiny mounding deciduous shrub with small congested leaves. This little mutant was found at Biltmore House and Gardens in North Carolina. It is basically a curiosity suited for the rock garden or small space where it would not...


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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