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Ilex cassine (male)
Common Name: Dahoon Holly (male)

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 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 (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 integra
Common Name: Holly, Mochi
Evergreen tree with non-spiny dark green leaves and large red berries on female plants. A very ornamental holly native to Japan but not commonly seen in the U.S. Probably best for the coastal areas of the Southeast. ...

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 (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 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 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 serrata x verticellata 'Apollo'
Common Name: Male Winterberry Holly

'Apollo' is a hybrid deciduous holly that is not especially ornamental itself but is needed as a pollenator for berry set on the female plants, especially the variety 'Sparkleberry'.  Both 'Apollo' and 'Sparkleberry' are ...


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 x serrata 'Sparkleberry'
Common Name: Holly, 'Sparkleberry' Winterberry hybrid

Our native Winterberry Holly (Ilex verticellata), its Japanese equivalent (Ilex serrata) and the hybrids between the two are small to medium size multi-stem decidous shrubs.    The female plants produce masses...


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...


Ilex vomitoria (male) 'Will Fleming'
Common Name: Will's Upright 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 x attenuata 'Alagold'
Common Name: Holly 'Alagold' Hybrid

'Alagold' is a yellow-berried seedling of Ilex x attenuata Foster #2, a popular evergreen hybrid holly popular in southern landscape plantings.  This holly has dark olive green leaves and a pyramidal growth ...


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 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 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...


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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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 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 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 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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