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Jasminum beesianum
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This little Jasmine vine from western China has small deciduous leaves which are dull dark green and taper to a point. It develops a dense tangle of slender stems and is noteworthy for its flowers which while small are fragrant and of an unusual dee...

Jasminum fruticans
Common Name: Jasmine, Wild

Wild Jasmine is a semi-evergreen shrub with attractive but odorless yellow flowers and black fruits.  It is native to southern Europe and is best planted in sunny or semi-shady locations with good soil that is well-drained.  It seem...


Jasminum mesnyi
Common Name: Jasmine, Primrose

Jasminum mesnyi (primulinum) is a mounding or cascading evergreen shrub with showy pale yellow, semi-double flowers in spring and summer. At it's best in the Deep South where it's long viney stems can be used effectively to cascade down w...


Jasminum nudiflorum
Common Name: Winter Jasmine
Winter Jasmine produces a broad spreading rounded mass of trailing branches arising from a central crown. It could be trained on a trellis but is usually planted on slopes or embankments. It is one of the hardiest Jasmines and is valued for its yell...

Jasminum officinale
Common Name: Poet's Jasmine
"Common White Jasmine" is a scandant twining vine with pinnate compound leaves with five to nine leaflets. It is native to the Sino-Himalayan region but has been grown in Europe for centuries. It is not commonly seen in the eastern U.S. but is satisf...

Jasminum officinale var. grandiflorum
Common Name: Spanish Jasmine

Deciduous or semi-evergreen vine similar to Jasminum officinale but less vigorous, less hardy, but with larger white fragrant flowers. In southern Europe it is grown to make perfume. Recommend planting on a trellis in a very sheltere...


Jasminum polyanthum
Common Name: Chinese Jasmine
This Jasmine is an evergreen twining vine with neat pinnate compound leaves and masses of fragrant white flowers that are pink in bud. A great vine for semi-shady location in very mild climate areas or as a conservatory plant in colder regions. Flo...

Jasminum x stephanense
Common Name: Jasmine, Hybrid

Jasminum x stephanense (Jasminum beesianum x Jasminum officinale)is a rather vigorous semi-evergreen vine or scrambling shrub with small pinnate or incompletely compound leaves Flowers small, pink, fragrant. Hybri...


Juniperus coahuilensis
Common Name: Juniper, Roseberry

This low-branched and shrubby Juniper, (commonly called Cedar) is a medium sized evergreen tree native to the southwestern desert grasslands.  Its species name relates to the border state of Coahuila, Mexico.  Like other Junipers the mal...


Juniperus rigida 'Pendula'
Common Name: Weeping Needle Juniper
This Juniper native to eastern Asia has bright green needle-like leaves and pendulous branches. The needle-like leaves are longer than on most kinds of Juniper. The tree takes on reddish hue in winter. Plant in open site with good drainage. A nice ac...

Juniperus virginiana 'Lo Gro'
Common Name: Eastern Redcedar, Spreading

This unusual form of our common native Redcedar is somewhat of a mystery plant.  Redcedar is normally a medium to large tree of various growth forms including such narrow upright ones as our 'Lawrenceville' and our pendulous 'Hancock' variety...


Justicia brandegeana
Common Name: Shrimp Plant
Shrimp Plant is so called because of the shape and color of the terminal flower clusters. This subtropical plant is native of Mexico and is an evergreen shrub in frost free climates. In colder areas it is grown as an annual or in much of the Deep s...

Justicia carnea 'Radiant'
Common Name: Brazilian Plume Flower

Justicia carnea (Jacobinia carnea)is a South American native that is a shrub or sub-shrub in tropical areas but perennial here in zone 8.  It is an upright bushy plant to 5' with glossy leaves and showy pink tubular flowers in dense ...


Kadsura japonica 'Fukurin'
Common Name: Variegated Kadsura Vine
Kadsura japonica is a twining evergreen Asian vine with handsome foliage and small fragrant white flowers in the leaf axils. Fruit, when produced, is red and in grape-like clusters. Plant in shady or semi-shady location with good rich moist soil. Th...

Kadsura japonica 'White Fruit'
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Kadsura japonica is a twining evergreen Asian vine with handsome foliage and small fragrant white flowers in the leaf axils. Fruit, when produced, is red and in grape-like clusters. Plant in shady or semi-shady location with good rich moi...


Kadsura longipedunculata
Common Name: Chinese Kadsura Vine

This evergreen twining vine has dark green slightly toothed oval leaves.   We have obtained this species from Nanjing Botanic Garden in China.  It is quite new to this country and probably first offere...


Kalmia latifolia
Common Name: Mountain Laurel

This evergreen shrub is sometimes amost tree-like.  It has glossy oval leaves reddish bark and showy clusters of white to pink cup-shaped flowers in late spring. . A choice shrub for sunny or semi-shady moist but well-drained acid soil usuall...


Kalmia latifolia 'Pristine'
Common Name: Mountain Laurel Cultivar

This pure white flowered form of the common Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia) was found in Aiken County, SC by the late Mrs. Ernestine Law. This Woodlanders'introduction was first propagated by tissue-culture but we&...


Kalmia latifolia 'Willowwood'
Common Name: Mountain Laurel, 'Willowwood'

'Willowood' is a Woodlanders introduction.  We found  this Kalmia in Aiken County, SC.  It is notable for its narrow willow-like leaves and pink, banded, flowers.  A similar variety called 'Willowcrest' is from a nort...


Kalmia latifolia x hirsuta
Common Name: Hybrid Laurel

This seemingly unlikely hybrid between the common Mountainlaurel (Kalmia latifolia) and the diminutive, less well-known, and very different Sandhill Laurel (Kalmia hirsuta) of the Deep South was probably first mad...


Kerria japonica 'Alba'
Common Name: White Japanese Kerria

Kerria is a monotypic genus from eastern Asias. The "old fashioned" Kerria has arching green stems and toothed leaves. It has abundant yellow flowers in spring which in the most commonly cultivated form are double and like little y...


Koelreuteria bipinnata
Common Name: Chinese Flame Tree

This fast-growing upright medium size ornamental tree of coarse structure casts medium shade.  It may become more spreading with age. This tree has large twice pinnate compound leaves and showy large yellow flower clusters in late s...


Koelreuteria paniculata
Common Name: Goldenraintree

Golden Raintree is a small to medium size deciduous tree with compound leaves.  It is grown for the abundant panicles of showy golden flowers in early summer (later northward).  It is an excellent adaptable tree for lawn areas.  It ...


Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Pink Cloud'
Common Name: Beautybush

This large deciduous shrub has showy pink flowers in spring. Dr. Michael Dirr in his "anual of Woody Landscape Plants says: "E.H. Wilson considered it one of the finest plants he introduced into cultivation" and that is saying a lot ...


Kosteletzkya virginica 'Alba'
Common Name:

Seaside Mallow is a medium size perennial with grayish leaves and showy 2 inch pink Hibiscus-like flowers in summer. It is a plant native primarily to brackish marshes in the eastern U.S. but it is good in sunny garden beds and borders. This selec...


Lagerstroemia fauriei
Common Name: Copper-barked Crape Myrtle

This species of Crepe Myrtle from Yakushima Island, Japan is tree-like, has white flowers. and spectacular copper-colored bark. It is one of the parent species for the "Indian Tribe" hybrids (including the very popular 'Natchez') i...


Lagerstroemia fauriei x indica 'Muscogee'
Common Name: Muscogee Hybrid Crepemyrtle

'Muscogee' is a free flowering hybrid crepemyrtle with lavender-pink flowers over a long period in summer.  This deciduous shrub or small tree is one of many crepemyrtles developed and introduced by the U.S. National Arboretum...


Lagerstroemia indica 'Bayou Marie'
Common Name: Crepe Myrtle, 'Bayou Marie'

'Bayou Marie' is a smaller Crepemyrtle selected by David Chopin of Washington, PA and introduced by Hines Nursery in California.  Likewise with the variety 'New Orleans' which is also in the "Dixie Series".  'Bayou M...


Lagerstroemia indica 'New Orleans'
Common Name: Crepemyrtle, 'New Orleans' Dwarf

There are now many named varieties of dwarf Crepemyrtle.  'New Orleans' is a purple-flowered clone in the "Dixie Series" which Dirr (Manual of Woody Landscape Plants) calls "minature weeping crapemyrtles".  As with other Crepemy...


Lagerstroemia indica 'Pixie White'
Common Name: Crepe Myrtle, Pixie White
A dwarf white Crepemyrtle probably the same as 'Dwarf White' or 'Snow'from Greenleaf Nursery or Hines Nursery. In any case a good white flowered selection that stays relatively small (perhaps six feet) and useful in smaller landscapes or in container...

Lagerstroemia limii
Common Name: Lim Crepemyrtle

This rare and little-known Crepemyrtle species has showy lavender-pink flowers and large blue-green leaves which are up to 7 inches long.   This species does not have the exfoliating bark of Lagerstroemi...


Lantana camara 'Hybrida'
Common Name: Yellow Lantana

This Lantana is a creeping and drought tolerant hybrid that is hardy in a sheltered spot in zones 8 and 9.  It makes a low groundcover and procuces showy yellow flowers over a long time period in summer.   Given rich soil and ample ...


Lantana camara 'Miss Huff'
Common Name: Hardy Lantana

'Miss Huff' is a now popular form of this very floriferous orange-flowered shrub attractive to butterflies. Discovered in cultivation near Athens, GA, and introduced by Goodness Grows Nursery, 'Miss Huff' Lantana is a good warm climate shrub ...


Lantana montevidensis
Common Name: Trailing Lantana

A small-leafed trailing Lantana with purple flowers.   It is a good vigodrous groundcover for sunny, well-drained sites in the Deep South. After frost kills the tops the plants can be cut back and mulched for the winter.  ...


Laurus nobilis
Common Name: True Laurel or Bay

Laurus nobilis is the culinary Bay whose bay leaves are used for seasoning. This European evergreen shrub or small tree has been cultivated since ancient times. It is a good garden plant in the Deep South and suited to pot...


Laurus nobilis x Umbellularia californica
Common Name: Hybrid Bay

Obtained as cuttings from the J. C. Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, NC this large shrub or small tree has evergreen foliage that is is highly aromatic as are both parents. We expect this to become a small tree. NOTE: This may be 'Saratoga' a p...


Leitneria floridana
Common Name: Florida Corkwood
Corkwood is an uncommon shrub which forms colonies of tall slender stems in moist to wet soil in a few places in the southeastern U.S. and the lower Mississippi valley. It is notable for the very light wood which has been used like cork for fishing f...

Leonotis leonurus
Common Name: Lion's Ear

Lion's Ear is a South African perennial or tender shrub to 6 or 7 feet. It has showy whorls of orange flowers in summer. The oblong leaves are frost tender and the whole plant may be killed back in cold weather. In much of the Sout...


Lespedeza bicolor 'Little Buddy'
Common Name: Lespedeza

This shrub or perennial is usually listed as a cultivar of the perennial Lespedeza thunbergii but Missouri Botanic Garden says it is a dwarf cultivar of the shrub Lespedeza bicolor. In any case it is an attractive plant for the s...


Leucothoe populifolia
Common Name: Florida Leucothoe

Leucothoe (Agarista) populifolia is a superb broadleaf evergreen shrub or even a small tree. It grows much larger than other Leucothoe species. The tall erect multiple stems with arching branches have creamy white small fragrant bell...


Leucothoe racemosa
Common Name: Sweetbells
This Leucothoe is native to eastern U.S. where it occurs in acidic woodland soils that are damp but not flooded. It is a deciduous or semi-evergreen shrub with racemes of little bell-like white flowers in spring. The 1 x 2 inch oval leaves are fine...

Ligularia tussilaginea
Common Name: Green Leopard Plant

Ligularia tussilaginea (Farfugium japonicum) (kaempferi) is a perennial plant with rounded glossy evergreen leaves. It produces spikes of yellow daisy flowers in fall. A good perennial for the shady southern garden bed. The most familiar ...


Ligustrum quihoui
Common Name: Waxyleaf Privet

This is an uncommon deciduous shrub to 12 feet.  It is much like some other "Privet" species but is much more showy in flower.  Krussmann in Cultivated Broad-leaved Trees and Shrubs says: "Muc...


Lindera benzoin
Common Name: Spicebush
Spicebush is an aromatic deciduous shrub common in rich, circumneutral, moist woodland soils in eastern North America. The plant produces small yellow flowers in early spring before the foliage is emerged and has good yellow fall foliage. Males and ...

Lindera subcoriacea
Common Name: Bog Spicebush

Bog Spicebush is a rare native deciduous shrub similar to Lindera benzoin. It differs in having somewhat more leathery leaves that are more blunt tipped and only very faintly lemon scented rather than strongly aromatic spicy foliage. Also...


Lithocarpus edulis 'Variegata'
Common Name: Variegated Japanese Tanbark Oak

This evergreen oak relative can become a medium size tree with dense, leathery dark green foliage. This form brought in from Japan by the late Dr. Fred Meyer of the U.S. National Arboretum has beautifully variegated leaves. Almost surely firs...


Litsea aestivalis
Common Name: Pond Spice

Pond Spice is rare in the wild and in cultivation.  It is a deciduous shrub or small tree native to widely scattered localities in the coastal plain of the southeastern U.S.   It is related to Lindera, the Spice...


Livistona chinensis
Common Name: Chinese Fan Palm
Chinese Fan Palm is a beautiful, usually short trunked palm with large bright green fan-like leaves with segments that droop at the tips. It is widely grown in warm climates and is moderately cold hardy. It is being grown in coastal areas from Char...

Lobelia cardinalis
Common Name: Cardinal Flower
Cardinal Flower is a wonderful North American perennial native to wet areas but very easily grown in sunny sites with ordinary garden soils that are kept moist. It has a basal rosette of broad leaves from which arises a tall stem bearing a spike of ...

Lonicera fragrantissima
Common Name: Winter Honeysuckle

Winter Honeysuckle is an "Old Fashioned" wide-spreading deciduous shrub to 6 to 10 feet.  It is valued for the very fragrant creamy white flowers in mid-winter or early spring. This shrub is native to eastern China and makes a good border or ...


Lonicera sempervirens 'John Clayton'
Common Name: Yellow Trumpet Honeysuckle

Our native Coral Honeysuckle is a semi-evergreen vine of restrained habit. Leaves are blue-green with some encircling the stem. Flowers normally bright red but this selection has clear yellow flowers. It is a compact repeat bloomer selected by the...


Lonicera sempervirens 'Leo'
Common Name: Trumpet Honeysuckle 'Leo'
This semi-evergreen vine has blue-green leaves, some of which encircle the stems. Bright red tubular flowers over a long period attract hummingbirds. This is an excellent free-flowering clone of our native red honeysuckle. We have been unable to dis...

Lonicera x tellmaniana
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This honeysuckle vine is a hybrid of our native Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) and the Chinese L. tragophylla. Hillier (Manual of Trees and Shrubs) calls it "A superb hybrid".  It has larg...


Loropetalum chinense
Common Name: Evergreen Witchhazel

This Chinese evergreen shrub in the Witchazel family can become almost tree-like. It has small dark green leaves and abundant white fragrant flowers in early spring. The flowers have little filamentous narrow petals giving a fringe like effect and...


Loropetalum chinense 'Zhuzhou Fuchsia'
Common Name: Loropetalum 'Zhuzhou Fuchsia'

This Chinese evergreen shrub in the Witchazel family can become almost tree-like. It has small dark green leaves and the common form has abundant white fragrant flowers in early spring. The flowers have little filamentous narrow petals giving...


Lycium carolinianum
Common Name: Christmasberry

This viny shrub in the family Solanaceae has somewhat succulent small gray-green leaves and slightly spiny stems.  The lavender flowers are followed by plump red berries.  Although it's name is Lycium carolinianum, it ...


Lycium texanum
Common Name: Texas Wolfberry

Texas Wolfberry is an intricately branched thorny decduous desert shrub with small narrow leaves and showy purple flowers followed by showy fleshy bright red berries.  It is uncommon and virtually unknown in cultivati...


Lygodium japonicum
Common Name: Japanese Climbing Fern

This very attractive climbing fern is an attractive foliage vine for a trellis or arbor but this species has become an invasive nuisance in some Deep South bottomlands. For this reason it should probably not be planted in zone 9 or in some of...


Lyonia ferruginea
Common Name: Rusty Lyonia

Rusty Lyonia is a tall evergreen shrub often becoming tree-like with contorted branches. New leaves are rusty red. Flowers are small fragrant white bells. Plant in sunny or lightly shaded site with sandy acid soil and good drainage. This species i...


Lyonia lucida
Common Name: Fetterbush
Fetterbush is an upright somewhat arching evergreen shrub with glossy leaves that have a vein along the smooth leaf edge. It grows in damp acid soils in the southeastern U.S. from Virginia southward. The plants produce small white or pink bell-shap...
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