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Maackia chinensis
Common Name: Maackia, Chinese

This tree is similar to it's more familiar relative Maackia amurensis.  It is a deciduous small tree with pinnately compound leaves that have 11 to 13 leaflets that are smaller than those of M. amurensis.   It...


Machilus thunbergii
Common Name: Machilus

Machilus is a handsome broadleaf evergreen tree from eastern Asia.  It is in the Laurel family and related to Avocado. It has large glossy leaves but the flowers are greenish yellow, small, and not conspicuous. They are followed by peanu...


Magnolia figo 'Port Wine'
Common Name: Banana Shrub

Now considered a magnolia, this large evergreen shrub or small tree was formerly classified as a Michelia.  It has lustrous evergreen foliage but is best known and favored for the late spring flowers which are creamy yellow edged in...


Magnolia virginiana var. australis
Common Name: Southern Sweetbay

Large, fully evergreen tree.

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Magnolia x foggii '#2'
Common Name: Banana Shrub Hybrid

This hybrid magnolis is a large shrub or small evergreen tree of upright growth.  The long 3/5 inch leaves and abundant, but somewhat ill-scented, 3 inch wide magnolia-like white flowers appear in early spring. This plant is a hybrid of culti...


Malus angustifolia
Common Name: Southern Crabapple
Crabapples in almost infinite variety are popular ornamentals in the North. Most of them are not well suited to zones 8 and 9 but the native Southern Crabapple is well worth growing here. It produces an abundance of lovely pink flowers in early spri...

Malvaviscus arboreus
Common Name: Turk's-cap

This subtropical Hibiscus relative is herbaceous in zone 8 but a shrubby evergreen in frost free areas.   It produces bright red flowers 2-3 inches long. The petals do not open out flat like Hibiscus but it is a showy garden subject for ...


Malvaviscus arboreus (pink)
Common Name: Turk's-cap

This subtropical Hibiscus relative is herbaceous in zone 8 but a shrubby evergreen in frost free zones.  Flowers are normally bright red and 2-3 inches long but this is the uncommon pink-flowered form.   The petals do not open out f...


Malvaviscus drummondii
Common Name: Small Turk's-cap

This Hibiscus relative is native to the Gulf Coast states and southward but widely grown elsewhere. It is a shrubby plant with bright red flowers less than two inches long but showy over a long period during the hot months and attractive to hummin...


Malvaviscus drummondii 'Pam Puryear'
Common Name: Pink Turk's-cap

Small Turkscap is a hibiscus relative native to the Gulf Coast states and southward but widely grown elsewhere. It is a shrubby plant with bright red flowers less than two inches long but showy over a long period during the hot mon...


Malvaviscus drummondii x arboreus 'Big Momma'
Common Name: Turk's Cap 'Big Momma' Hybrid

This shrubby plant has showy red flowers and leaves that are intermediate between the parent species (which see). A relatively recent Texas introduction by Greg Grant, this should prove a garden worthy plant that is likely to be a bit more cold-ha...


Manfreda maculosa
Common Name: Rattlesnake Master

This perennial succulent is a member of the Amaryllis Family native to Texas.  It has 1 foot long soft fleshly, often dark spotted, leaves like the related Agave but they are not evergreen. The tall flower spikes produce spidery creamy white ...


Mascagnia macroptera
Common Name: Butterfly Vine

Butterfly Vine is a Mexican native vine that climbs by twining and is notable for the seed pods which are shaped like butterflies.  These are chartreuse and turn to tan and do look like green or brown butterflies.  The pods are...


Millettia reticulata
Common Name: Evergreen Wisteria

"Evergreen Wisteria" is not a Wisteria but it is related.  It is only really evergreen in the mildest areas.  It is an attractive Asian vine that does resemble Wisteria but has dark purple-red flower clusters that are held above the...


Mimosa strigillosa
Common Name: Powderpuff
This native Mimosa is a prostrate deciduous groundcover with compound feathery leaves. It is vigorous and will cover bare areas with attractive foliage punctuated by erect 10 inch stems bearing marshmallow size pink powderpuff flowers. Found from Fl...

Monarda x 'Jacob Cline'
Common Name: Scarlet Beebalm

Monarda didyma is a fine clump or patch forming perennial native to eastern North America. It is a lovely red-flowered plant that produces flowers in terminal whorls on tall stems. Plant in rich moist soil with full sun or afternoon shade...


Monarda x 'Marshall's Delight'
Common Name: Pink Beebalm

Monarda didyma and it's hybrids are fine clump or patch forming perennials native to eastern North America.  'Marshall's Delight' is a lovely pink-flowered plant that produces flowers in terminal whorls on tall stems. Plant in rich m...


Moraea bicolor
Common Name: Butterfly Iris

Also known as Dietes bicolor, this clump forming rhizomatous subtropical Iris relative has long narrow grass-like leaves about 2'long. The flat yellow flowers have brown spots at the base of the petals.  This is a very striking plan...


Morus rubra
Common Name: Red Mulberry

Red Mulberry is a medium size decidous tree native to the eastern U.S.  It has large dark green leaves that are rough to the touch.  The female trees have sweet purple fruit attractive to birds and children.  It is best grown in ric...


Muhlenbergia capillaris
Common Name: Sweetgrass

A distinctive wiry upright bunch grass with beautiful reddish plumes up to about 3 feet tall. Blooms in late summer and fall. A choice ornamental grass for sunny bed or border. Native to southeastern U.S.   In the coastal area of South C...


Muhlenbergia capillaris 'White Cloud'
Common Name: White Muhley Grass

Muhley Grass is a distinctive ornamental wiry upright bunch grass with beautiful reddish plumes up to about 3 feet tall.  It blooms in late summer and fall.  'White Cloud' is a rare form similar to the normal pink plume Muhlenbe...


Myrcianthes fragrans
Common Name: Simpson's Stopper

Simpson Stopper is a neat evergreen small tree or shrub with small leaves, white flowers, orange fruit, and nice exfoliating bark.  It is native to central and southern Florida.  It has surprisied us by being perfect...


Myrcianthes fragrans 'Spineless Hedgehog'
Common Name: Simpson Stopper

Simpson Stopper is a neat evergreen small tree or shrub with small leaves, white flowers, orange fruit, and nice exfoliating bark.  It is native to central and southern Florida.  It has surprisied us by being perfectly hardy here in...


Myrica cerifera 'Luray'
Common Name: Southern Waxmyrtle Cultivar

Myrica cerifera is a small tree or large shrub with aromatic evergreen foliage.  It is native to the southern U.S.   'Luray' is a male clone selected in Hampton County, SC by Bob McCartney for its dense ...


Myrica heterophylla
Common Name: Swamp Bayberry

Swamp Bayberry is found in acid lowgrounds in the Southeastern U.S. and is similar to M. pensylvanica but is evergreen and the fruits are smaller and almost black. The aromatic leaves are larger and broader than Myrica cerifera, ...


Myrica pensylvanica
Common Name: Northern Bayberry

This is the Northern Bayberry, the berries are the source of the wax once used to make Bayberry candles.  It is native in the northeast and along the immediate coastline to North Carolina.  It is a deciduous shrub growing to around ...


Myrica pumila
Common Name: Dwarf Waxmyrtle

The dwarf waxmyrtle native to frequently burned pinelands in the southern U.S. is also known as Myrica cerifera pumila or Myrica pusilla. It is a dense spreading evergreen shrub with small aromatic leaves that can form patches or...


Myrica pumila 'Willow Leaf'
Common Name: Southern Dwarf Waxmyrtle Cultivar

Morella is the now preferred name for the genus.  The dwarf waxmyrtle native to frequently burned pinelands in the southern U.S. is also known as Myrica cerifera pumila or Myrica pusilla.    It is a dense spreading eve...


Myrtus communis
Common Name: True Myrtle

This is the classic myrtle of the ancients.  It is an evergreen shrub with small glossy leaves and white flowers and is a nice plant for a sunny spot with well-drained soil where it can be used for topiary, bonsai, hedging. or as a speci...


Nandina domestica 'Leucocarpa'
Common Name: Yellow-Berried Heavenly Bamboo

Nandina domestica is an Asian shrub which has long been popular in the South. There are various named varieties including dwarf forms. The typical form is an upright multi-stem plant with minimal branching but with large glossy fern-like ...


Nerium oleander 'Double Pink'
Common Name: Double Pink Oleander

Oleander is a large sun-loving evergreen Mediterranean shrub cultivated since ancient times. It has dark green leathery lance shaped leaves in whorls around the long sparingly branched stems. The fragrant flower clusters, in variou...


Nerium oleander 'Double Yellow'
Common Name: Oleander 'Double Yellow'
Oleander is a large sun-loving evergreen Mediterranean shrub cultivated since ancient times. It has dark green leathery lance shaped leaves in whorls around the long sparingly branched stems. The fragrant flower clusters, in various colors, are sho...

Nerium oleander 'Hardy Red'
Common Name: Oleander 'Hardy Red'
Oleander is a large sun-loving evergreen Mediterranean shrub cultivated since ancient times. It has dark green leathery lance shaped leaves in whorls around the long sparingly branched stems. The fragrant flower clusters, in various colors, are sho...

Nerium oleander 'White'
Common Name: Oleander 'White'

Oleander is a large sun-loving evergreen Mediterranean shrub cultivated since ancient times. It has dark green leathery lance shaped leaves in whorls around the long sparingly branched stems. The fragrant flower clusters, in various colors, are sh...


Nolina microcarpa
Common Name: Smallseed Sacahuista

This Beargrass or Smallseed Sacahuista is an essentially stemless clump-forming desert plant with narrow, stiff grass-like leaves from a central rosette.  It is often multi crowned.  Tall spikes of very small fl...


Nyssa aquatica
Common Name: Water Tupelo

Water Tupelo is a large swamp tree which in frequently flooded areas often has a swollen base . The relatively large pointed leaves turn bright yellow in fall.  It will grow in average moist soil or in very wet conditions....


Nyssa ogeche
Common Name: Ogechee Plum

The Ogechee Tupelo is a medium sized deciduous tree with rather large leaves and large red fruits on the female plants. The sour fruits have been used for jelly.  It grows in creek and river swamps but is adaptable to well-drained s...


Nyssa sylvatica
Common Name: Black Gum
Black Gum, known in the North as Tupelo or Pepperidge, is a medium to large deciduous tree native to eastern U.S. It is a very desirable landscape tree valued for the brilliant orange-red fall color. It is adaptable to various soil types but is not...

Odontonema callistachyum
Common Name: Purple Firespike

Similar to Odontonema stricta, the Cardinal Spear, but leaves perhaps somewhat larger and more fleshy and the large colorful spikes of flowers are purple rather than red. Obtained from JoAnn Breland at Hampton Park in Charleston, SC and s...


Oenothera fruticosa ssp. glauca (tetragona)
Common Name: Sundrops

This Evening Primrose is a perennial native to eastern North America.  The bright yellow flowers in summer are very attractive.  Plnat in full sun for best performance. . It is tolerant of dry soils and may spread to...


Olea europa
Common Name: Olive

Olive is an evergreen Mediterranean small tree or large shrub with gray-green leathery leaves and small white fragrant flowers in axillary racemes in late summer. Fruits produced in dry climates are the source of commercial olives and olive oil. W...


Olea europaea 'Farga'
Common Name: Olive, 'Farga'

Olive is an evergreen Mediterranean small tree or large shrub with gray-green leathery leaves and small white fragrant flowers in axillary racemes in late summer. Fruits produced in dry climates are the source of commercial olives and olive oil. W...


Olea europaea 'Favarol'
Common Name: Olive, 'Favarol'

Olive is an evergreen Mediterranean small tree or large shrub with gray-green leathery leaves and small white fragrant flowers in axillary racemes in late summer. Fruits produced in dry climates are the source of commercial olives and olive oil. W...


Olea europaea 'Manzanillo'
Common Name: Olive of Seville

Olive is an evergreen Mediterranean small tree or large shrub with gray-green leathery leaves and small white fragrant flowers in axillary racemes in late summer. Fruits produced in dry climates are the source of commercial olives and olive oil. W...


Olea yunnaensis
Common Name: Yunnan Olive
Our source, Camellia Forest Nursery in North Carolina, described this plant as an Osmanthus-like evergreen becoming a small tree with small black fruit. It was collected near a temple in China at about 7,000 feet elevation. This little-known new intr...

Ophiopogon jaburan 'Argenteovittatus'
Common Name: Aztec Grass

'Aztec Grass' is neither Aztec nor grass but Asian and in the Lily family. It is a very attractive variegated plant whose narrow linear leaves have gray-green vertical stripes. It is similar to Liriope muscari but less cold hardy. A nice ...


Osmanthus armatus
Common Name:

Osmanthus armatus is an uncommon large multi-branched shrub with thick lustrous dark green holly-like leaves with prominent marginal and terminal spines. Leaves may become spineless on mature plants.  It has fragrant cream-white flowers in au...


Osmanthus fragrans
Common Name: Fragrant Tea Olive
Tea Olive is an evergreen Asian shrub that can become almost tree-like in mild climates. The leaves are about 3 inches long with small marginal teeth. It is highly prized in southern U.S. gardens for the deliciously fragrant small white flowers that...

Osmanthus fragrans 'Conger Yellow'
Common Name: Tea Olive 'Conger Yellow'
Tea Olive is an evergreen Asian shrub that can become almost tree-like in mild climates. The leaves are about 3 inches long with small marginal teeth. It is highly prized in southern U.S. gardens for the deliciously fragrant small white flowers that...

Osmanthus fragrans aurantiacus
Common Name: Orange-flowered Fragrant Tea Olive

Tea Olive is an evergreen Asian shrub that can become almost tree-like in mild climates. The leaves are about 3 inches long with small marginal teeth. It is highly prized in southern U.S. gardens for the deliciously fragrant small white flowers th...


Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Goshiki'
Common Name: Holly Osmanthusm 'Goshiki'
'Goshiki' means Five colors in Japanese and this rather dwarf form of Holly Osmanthus is highly variegated with flecks of creamy or yellow variegation against the dark green background of the holly-like evergreen foliage. The new growth has showy pi...

Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Gulftide'
Common Name: Holly Osmanthus 'Gulftide'

 

'Gulftide' Holly Osmanthus is a medium to large evergreen shrub with dark green spiny, holly-like foliage and small fragrant white flowers.  It grows to 10 to 15 feet and makes a good hedge in sun or partia...


Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Purpureus'
Common Name: Holly Osmanthus

Holly Osmanthus is a large evergreen Asian shrub with holly-like leaves and fragrant white flowers. It is a long time favorite in southern gardens and is useful for hedges, borders. screen, or barrier plantings. It is best in sun or semi-shade wit...


Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Rotundifolius'
Common Name: Round Leaf Holly Osmanthus

Holly Osmanthus is a medium to large evergreen shrub with dark green spiny, holly-like foliage and small fragrant white flowers.  It grows to 10 to 15 feet and makes a good hedge in sun or partial shade.  This s...


Osmanthus suavis
Common Name: Sweet Olive

Sweet Olive is an evergreen shrub with rather small serrated and pointed leaves.  It bears clusters of small fragrant trumpet-shaped white flowers.  This attractive shrub is surprisingly rare in cultivation.  It is native to th...


Osmanthus x burkwoodii (x Osmarea burkwoodii)
Common Name: Osmaria

This shrub was considered a bi-generic hybrid between Osmanthus delavayi and Phillyrea vilmoriniana (decora) but some botanists now merge Phillyrea into Osmanthus which makes it an Osmanthus hybrid.  Thi...


Osmanthus x fortunei ''San Jose''
Common Name: ' San Jose' Fortune's Osmanthus

This large evergreen shrub is a hybrid between Holly Osmanthus (Osmanthus heterophyllus) and Tea Olive (O. fragrans).  'San Jose' has thinner, more finely toothed leaves, and more upright growth habit th...


Osmunda cinnamomea
Common Name: Cinnamon Fern
Cinnamon Fern is a big-growing deciduous fern native to eastern North America on humus rich moist to wet woodland soils. It is an impressive fern for similar shady garden conditions. The tall upright fronds which turn yellow in fall are preceeded in ...

Osmunda regalis
Common Name: Royal Fern
Royal Fern is found in humus rich moist to wet woodland sites (and even open areas in the North) over much of eastern North America. It has rather coarse fronds with twice pinnate leaves composed of fairly large leaflets which are somewhat un-fernli...

Osteomeles schweriniae
Common Name: Chinese Emperor Plum

Osteomeles schweriniae is native to China where it can be found in Yunnan and Western Sichuan.  It is a dense evergreen shrub with very small dark green leaves and white flowers that resemble those of hawthorn.  It pro...


Ostrya virginiana
Common Name: Hop Hornbeam or Ironwood

Small to medium deciduous tree with small, elm-like leaves and unusual fruits that look like Hops. Bark is gray-brown and peels in fine strips. A very good small shade tree that is adapted to well-drained soils in sun or semishade. Odenwald and Tu...


Oxydendrum arboreum
Common Name: Sourwood
Sourwood is a beautiful deciduous tree that is pyramidal when grown in the open. It is native to the eastern United States on well-drained acid woodland soils. It is in the family with azaleas and blueberries and produces sprays of showy summer flo...
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