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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 'D'Or'
Common Name: Chinese Holly, Yellow-berried
This yellow-fruited holly is otherwise similar to Ilex cornuta 'Burfordii' on which it apparently occured as a branch sport in Columbus, GA in the 1950's where it was found by Fred Galle and propagated at Callaway Gardens. It has dark green evergreen...

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 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 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 (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 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 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...


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 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 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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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 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 tectorum 'Album'
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 f...


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...


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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