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Genista to Xanthoceras

Including Hydrangea, Lavandula, Syringa, Teucrium, & Viburnum

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Genista

Genista aetnensis full sun  drought tolerant
Mount Etna Broom
<i>Genista aetnensis</i>

Discovered on the lava-strewn slopes of Italy’s Mt. Etna, this fantastic large shrub or small tree hosts sparsely arranged tiny green leaves and round arching slender green stems, creating an airy semitransparent effect. A fragrant sun-struck explosion of copious bright yellow pea-shaped flowers bedazzles its graceful narrow frame, which casts little shade and never overwhelms. Well-suited for lean, yet sharply draining soil, easily grown Genista aetnensis can take intense sun and heat, requires very little water, especially summer irrigation, will not reseed unlike its ill-mannered cousins and imparts untold elegance to a warm sheltered spot.

Blooms July–September.

Size: 12'–20' high x 12'–15' wide. Zone 7/8.


Genista aetnensis (S-0761)
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Grevillea

Grevillea victoriae ‘Marshall Olbrich’ full sun  partial shade <i>Grevillea victoriae</i> ‘Marshall Olbrich’
<i>Grevillea victoriae</i> ‘Marshall Olbrich’

Though this superior evergreen form was selected at Western Hills Nursery in California, the species hails from both Australia and South America and is thought to be 130 million years old.

Silky gray upright twigs are attractively cloaked in long, silver-hued Willow-like leaves. Dangling from fast growing arching stems and favored by hummingbirds, the large showy clusters feature beak-shaped buds and richly hued, orange-red Honeysuckle-style flowers autumn through winter and sporadically throughout the year.

One of the hardiest Grevillea cultivars, it can accompany Mahonia ‘Charity’ in a warm well-drained slightly dry spot.

Blooms September – March.

Size: 6' high x 8' wide; hardy to zone 7.


Grevillea victoriae ‘Marshall Olbrich’ (S-0744)
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x Halimiocistus

x Halimiocistus wintonensis ‘Merrist Wood Cream’ full sun  drought tolerant
<i>x Halimiocistus wintonensis</i> ‘Merrist Wood Cream’

Lovely, yet tough and drought resistant, x Halimiocistus is a cross between the genera Halimium and Cistus. This demure evergreen cultivar was raised at Merrist Wood Horticultural College in 1970.

Its low spreading form hosts soft yellow flowers embellished with wine-red spots at the base of each petal and narrow gray-green leaves. ‘Merrist Wood Cream’ is a favorite of ours en masse, as a rockery specimen, or blended with Nepeta, Lavender and Teucrium f. ‘Azureum’.

Blooms May–June.

Size: 3' high x 3' wide; hardy to zone 7.


x Halimiocistus wintonensis ‘Merrist Wood Cream’ (S-0044)
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Hebe

Once you get to know this eternally appealing genus, it is easy to see why it was named after the Greek goddess Hebe who symbolized youth and immortality. With trim, tidy habits that convey a chipper attitude, our evergreen selections hail from New Zealand, serving up an irresistible dose of small dapper leaves aligned in alternating pairs all year long, and from summer until fall slender tapered racemes borne at foliar axils. Indispensable for seashore gardens, these former members of the Veronica genus make top-notch container plants in colder climates, appreciate a light spring shearing and can handle wind, some drought and sunshine galore.

Hebe ‘Champagne’ full sun

A pint-sized gem tailor-made for a small spot, ‘Champagne’ offers neatly arranged, tiny slender leaves in deep olive-green and purple hues dramatically set off by wine-colored stems, and quantities of white spikey blooms tinged with mauve.

This handsome Hebe quickly fashions a low spreading frost hardy ground cover that guarantees year-round appeal whether it’s positioned in the rockery, in a container or clipped as a small hedge.

Blooms August–early November.

Size: 2' high x 3' wide; hardy to zone 8.


Hebe ‘Champagne’ (S-0622)
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Hebe odora ‘New Zealand Gold’ full sun

Known as the Boxwood imposter, this strong growing, compact Hebe is the perfect choice for hedging or topiary. Shoot tips and small, stiff pointed green leaves show off polished yellow-tinged hues while densely clasping light, sunny green stems. If left unclipped, it still looks impeccably ordered, forming a perfect little bun that occasionally cuts loose with white tapered blooms unfurling from green buds.

Blooms May–June.

Size: 20" high x 2-1/2' wide; hardy to zone 8.


Hebe odora ‘New Zealand Gold’ (S-0630)
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Hebe pimeleoides ‘Quicksilver’ full sun

Indigenous to New Zealand, this sprawling, easy-to-grow evergreen shrublet is full of charm. Prized by florists, its smooth, arching and lengthy black stems seem to twinkle with small, silvery blue-green leaves that are neatly arranged in close-set, opposite pairs.

Featuring a wiry demeanor, unique colors, and in summer, pale lilac flowers, ‘Quicksilver’ adds an inspired contrast to Rosmarinus ‘Sawyer’s Blue’s stiff erect spires.

Blooms June–July.

Size: 12' high x 2'–3' wide; hardy to zone 8.


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Hebe recurva full sun
<i>Hebe recurva</i>

Shrouded in hushed gray-greens, Hebe recurva’s rounded visage conveys its composed character. A bushy array of glaucous, sickle-shaped narrow leaves, whose tips curve downward, elegantly garbs the red-tinged, slender stems and come summer, broadcasts infinite, snowy white Veronica-like spikes. One of the hardiest Hebes, this cool-colored shrub will easily fit in any garden, and looks especially alluring when sited amid Geranium lancastriense and Helianthemum ‘St. Mary’s’.

Blooms June–July.

Size: 2' high x 2' wide; hardy to zone 8.


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Helwingia

Helwingia chinensis partial shade  new plant <i>Helwingia chinensis</i>
<i>Helwingia chinensis</i>

An unusual member of a small curious genus that venerates Georg Helwing, a German pastor and scholar on Prussian flora, this attractive multistemmed evergreen was collected during Dan Hinkley's 1996 expedition to China's Sichuan Province. Willow-shaped dark green foliage defined by a lustrous finish, maroon tinges and minutely toothed margins, alternately cloaks smooth green upright stems and generates unique flowers—tiny cream-colored spheres perched upon its midribs. Yielding a reputed remedy for skin inflammations, Helwingia chinensis bestows colorful year-round accents upon the woodland garden, where it relishes light shade, well-drained soil and regular moisture.

Blooms May.

Size: 6'–8' high x 3'–5' wide; hardy to zone 7.


Helwingia chinensis (S-0772)
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Heptacodium


Heptacodium miconioides full sun  partial shade <i>Heptacodium miconioides</i>
Seven-Son Flower
<i>Heptacodium miconioides</i>

First discovered in China and brought to the West by the famous plant explorer E. H. Wilson, this magnificent deciduous shrub provides unique points of interest no matter what the season.

In spring, there is the foliage: large, narrowly heart-shaped, glossy and rich green, with three deep veins. Then there is the exfoliating bark, which peels in thin strips to reveal a cinnamon-brown color. Early autumn brings the showy flowers, for which the species is named: fragrant, creamy white clusters of seven flowers produced in terminal panicles. Late autumn replaces blooms with spectacular small rounded fruits, each topped with a persistent cherry red or purple calyx.

Excellent as a specimen, Seven-Son Flower thrives in most garden soil.

Blooms September–October.

Size: 10'–20' high x 16' wide; hardy to zone 5.


Heptacodium miconioides (S-0344)
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Hydrangea

Hydrangea

The name Hydrangea, means “water vessel,” given for its cup-shaped seed vessels. A genus of diverse forms, Hydrangeas are commonly found throughout Asia, from the Himalayas to Taiwan and Japan, with the exception of two species, Hydrangea arborescens and Hydrangea quercifolia, which are native to North America.

Easily grown, this shrub’s lush deciduous leaves are best suited to loose, moist soil in the shade of tall trees or on the north side of the house. If, like us, you’ve tired of the commoner sort, these delicacies will be a welcome surprise.


Hydrangea ‘Alpengluhen (Glowing Embers)’ full sun  partial shade

In cultivation for more than 60 years, this robust sumptuously colored German cultivar is still considered one of the finest mopheads. Pale green stems and bold, waxy and somewhat wrinkled medium green foliage sculpt its dense, small-statured globular form. A vivacious deep rosy red bedazzles each alluring rounded flower, defined by attractively spaced individual florets with pointed tips and upturned edges. Surprisingly sun tolerant, the red-tinged foliar margins echo the bloom hues, while autumn brings a suffusion of dark maroon to the entire leaf.

‘Glowing Embers’ is second-to-none for the smaller garden and promises to parade its marvelous hues for several months if a soil pH of 6.5 is maintained.

Blooms July – August.

Size: 3'–4' high x 3'–4' wide; hardy to zone 6.


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Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ full sun  partial shade <i>Hydrangea arborescens</i> ‘Annabelle’

‘Annabelle’ is “unabashedly the queen of the Hydrangea arborescens cultivars”, wrote esteemed horticulturist, Michael Dirr, and we wholeheartedly concur! Named and introduced by the late great plantsman, J. C. McDaniel, this superior native Hydrangea was first found along a wooded trail over 100 years ago in the small town of Anna, Illinois. The lovely spectacle of immense, foot wide pure white snowballs with closely clustered sepals, concealing fertile flowers and thick celery-colored stalks with broad mint green serrated leaves, is a cool antidote to the stickiest summer day.

Steeped in old-fashioned feminine appeal, ‘Annabelle’ luxuriates as a dense dramatic specimen next to Deutzia ‘Nikko’ and Phlomis ‘Amazone’.

Blooms August–October.

Size: 3'–6' high x 4'–6' wide; hardy to zone 4.


Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ (S-0048)
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Hydrangea aspera ‘Rocklon’ full sun  partial shade <i>Hydrangea aspera</i> ‘Rocklon’
<i>Hydrangea aspera</i> ‘Rocklon’

Large pink clouds of buds and pinkish bronze, downy new growth bring a soft look to this noble, rarely cultivated Hydrangea. Mounted on stout fuzzy stems, wide, hairy serrated foliage, with red-hued petioles, provides a graceful deep green foil for the enormous mauve lacecaps ringed by white bracts. Adequate water and bright shade will ensure ‘Rocklon’s prosperity, while Corydalis and Stylophorum diphyllum offer contrasting texture beneath.

Blooms August to mid-November.

Size: 10' high x 8' wide; hardy to zone 7.


Hydrangea aspera ‘Rocklon’ (S-0421)
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Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Blue Wave’ full sun  partial shade

This choice lacecap Hydrangea deserves center stage, where its lovely broad flowers, in shades of lilac to bright blue, can create a colorful splash. Brushed with streaks of claret as they mature, the blossoms are still alluring in November, and if picked at the right time will dry to an exquisite silvery blue.

Handsome and robust, the glossy foliage often displays burgundy-hued margins as it cloaks green branches speckled in red. ‘Blue Wave’ is irresistible next to Philadelphus ‘Manteau d’Hermine, while golden-leafed Carex skirts below.

Blooms mid-August – November.

Size: 5'–6' high x 4' wide; hardy to zone 6.


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Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Enziandom’ full sun  partial shade
<i>Hydrangea macrophylla</i> ‘Enziandom’

Bred nearly 70 years ago, this vivid, bright cobalt blue mophead is coveted by both florists and landscapers. Overlapping, white-eyed cupped florets mature to pure blue, taking on a flatter appearance, while the large gorgeous blooms later exhibit rich plum hues dappled with smoky blue tinges.

Second-to-none for cutting and drying, the lavish flowers can last through October, festooning a medium-sized, coarse textured shrub whose dark green, maroon edged leaves transmute coppery wine autumnal shades. Euphorbia longifolia’s chartreuse floral bracts create a flashy union.

Blooms July – October.

Size: 3'–4' high x 5' wide; hardy to zone 5.


Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Enziandom’ (S-0718)
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Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Hörnli’ full sun  partial shade

Boasting a plethora of late blooming, bold, bright crimson mopheads, this delectable small-sized Hydrangea originated in Wadenswil, Switzerland. The nonoverlapping sepals crowd onto a compact 4 to 5 in. domed cluster, enhanced by fuzzy looking, prominent fertile flowers.

Well-suited for the front of the border, a patio or a container, ‘Hörnli’s handsome, red-rimmed and toothed, matte green leaves cloak a neat vigorous shrub that easily nestles into a tighter spot, never needs pruning and promises to gratify.

Blooms August – October.

Size: 20"–2' high x 2' wide; hardy to zone 6.


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Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Lemon Wave’ partial shade
<i>Hydrangea macrophylla</i> ‘Lemon Wave’

The unusual foliage of this smaller statured Hydrangea will surely bring a “wave” of interest to a shady garden spot. Each leaf is uniquely marked: some are porcelain to cream with lemon yellow margins. Others are green, ranging from emerald through mint to chartreuse. The lacecap flowers can vary in color as well, all the way from white to mauve to blue.

Blooms June–August.

Size: 4'–5' high x 4' wide; hardy to zone 6.


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Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Madame Emile Mouillère’ full sun  partial shade
<i>Hydrangea macrophylla</i> ‘Madame Emile Mouillère’

Gracing gardens for an entire century, this vintage French glamor queen parades quantities of large, pure white flower clusters. The rounded mopheads include tightly packed serrated florets, which eventually open wide and push up against one another to produce a frilly feminine silhouette.

Blooming on both old and new wood, and appreciating protection from hot sun, the stylish blossoms bounce back after a rain, unfurl until late in the season, and make unparalleled cut flowers, fresh or dried, while showcasing soft pink and lime-green brush strokes as they age.

The tall robust frame, supported by unspotted stems and smooth, notched glossy green foliage, can be situated along a sheltered shady garden wall or the north side of a house.

Blooms June – August.

Size: 6' high x 6' wide; hardy to zone 5.


Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Madame Emile Mouillère’ (S-0719)
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Hydrangea macrophylla var. serrata ‘Blue Billow’ full sun  partial shade

This compact lacecap Hydrangea deserves center stage, where its broad, light blue flowers and dense green foliage can create a colorful splash. Handsome and verdant, the glossy leaves, which are narrower than those of the species, display a tasty reddish plum hue in late summer and fall. A drift of ‘Blue Billow’ is irresistible next to Philadelphus ‘Innocence’, while golden-leafed Hakonechloa skirts below.

Blooms June–August.

Size: 4'–5' high x 4' wide; hardy to zone 6.


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Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Shooting Star’ full sun  partial shade

A starry cascade of layered sterile florets on long slender pedicels and small round fertile flowers hallmarks the white softly domed heads, each shaped like a unique hybrid between a lacecap and a mop head. Delivering fluid illuminated accents similar to exploding fireworks, and a repeat autumn bloom, the 12 in. wide gossamer-styled flowers are set against large lustrous dark green deciduous leaves with serrated margins and a waxy finish.

Well-known in its Japanese homeland, though rarely offered here, this phenomenal Hydrangea makes an enduring artful choice for the shrubby border, a dynamic sweep or a big terra-cotta pot.

Blooms July–October.

Size: 3'–5' high x 3'–5' wide; hardy to zone 5.


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Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ full sun  partial shade

An awe-inspiring beauty whose blooms first open in creamy white elegance, transition to lime-green until fall, and finally turn deep pink, this vigorous Dutch cultivar deserves to be in the limelight. Strong, upright stems cloaked with handsome greenery shoulder the elegant, cone-shaped trusses, which impart a crisp, refreshing sophistication to the shrubby border or a bouquet. (PP#12,874)

Blooms late July–September.

Size: 6'–8' high x 6'–8' wide; hardy to zone 4.


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Hydrangea paniculata ‘Mega Mindy’ full sun  partial shade  new plant

Selected by plant breeder, Dr. Johan Van Huylenbroeck and named after a Flemish children's super hero, this fantastic recently introduced Hydrangea develops into a sturdy fast growing deciduous shrub with broad deep green veined leaves and strong compact branches that proudly uphold a marvelous action-packed floral display. Large conical heads, emerging pure white and gradually broadcasting rosy red shades in late summer, make exquisite additions to cut arrangements, fresh or dried, and assert long lasting loveliness, even to a frosty midwinter landscape.

Hardy, adaptable and easily pruned for smaller garden spaces, 'Mega Mindy' looks valiant as a coarsely textured specimen along a woodland's edge amid swaths of fine bladed grasses like Sesleria and Pennisetum. (pp#23,070)

Blooms early July–October.

Size: 5-1/2' high x 4-1/2' wide; hardy to zone 3.


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Hydrangea paniculata ‘Unique’ full sun  partial shade <i>Hydrangea paniculata</i> ‘Unique’
<i>Hydrangea paniculata</i> ‘Unique’

Left to its own designs, this vigorous Hydrangea has a natural upright and arching form, but it also responds well to pruning, making ‘Unique’ an effective choice where space is scarce.

The immense flower heads are spectacular and abundant, and true to name are unique in shape, being quite broad at the base and bluntly rounded at the tip. They begin the season a creamy white and gradually darken to a buff pink.

Blooms early July–October.

Size: 10' high x 8' wide; hardy to zone 3.


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Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Alice’ full sun  partial shade
<i>Hydrangea quercifolia</i> ‘Alice’

We have Mike Dirr to thank for this vigorous selection. Tall and fast growing, ‘Alice’ displays large, very delicate, lacy looking white flower heads, and the show continues when the broad green oak-shaped leaves turn deep carmine in autumn. For contrast, try planting an understory of Persicaria ‘Red Dragon’.

Blooms July–September.

Size: 10'–12' high x 8'–10' wide; hardy to zone 5.


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Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Amethyst’ full sun  partial shade
<i>Hydrangea quercifolia</i> ‘Amethyst’

Yet another first-class shrub introduced by esteemed horticulturist, Michael Dirr, this steadfast smaller-sized cultivar commands our attention. The 6 in. long, upright flowers house creamy white sepals, which darken to a luscious wine-red hue as they mature and make exceptional fresh or dried cut flowers, maintaining their rich hues. Ideal as a stand-alone or massed, easy-to-grow ‘Amethyst’ sports handsome, large coriaceous leaves with a spectacular fall showing of burgundy shades.

Blooms July – September.

Size: 5'–6' high x 5'–6' wide; hardy to zone 5.


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Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Ruby Slippers’ full sun  partial shade

Easily slipped into a diminutive spot, this compelling smaller-statured beauty sprung from a 1998 U.S. National Arboretum cross between ‘Snow Queen’ and ‘Pee Wee’. Exceptional 9 in. upright flowers, which open white but quickly transmute pale pink and eventually deeper rose hues, dress up a more petite, compact rounded carriage. Broad, lobed deciduous leaves are dark green in summer and mahogany tinted come autumn. A peerless companion for fine textured plants such as Spiraea ‘Ogon’ or Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis, ‘Ruby Slippers’s lovely low profile can be ushered to the foreground, planted en masse or utilized as a hedge.

Blooms July–September.

Size: 3-1/2' high x 5' wide; hardy to zone 5.


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Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Sikes Dwarf’ full sun  partial shade
Sikes Dwarf Hydrangea

We have Sarah Sikes to thank for this new low growing Oak Leaf Hydrangea. Hailing from Alabama, it’s half the size of most quercifolias, rendering it a mainstay in the smaller garden. Lobed and closely spaced, the handsome broad foliage shows off abundant ivory-colored conical blooms. Surround with leaves of like shapes such as Anemone and Kirengeshoma to complement ‘Sikes Dwarf’s unparalleled foliar texture.

Blooms July–August.

Size: 3' high x 4' wide; hardy to zone 5.


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Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snow Queen’ full sun  partial shade
<i>Hydrangea quercifolia</i> ‘Snow Queen’

Though its name might make you think otherwise, this shrub is a showcase of earth tones. Its 8 in. long panicles of white flowers, which later take on a pinkish hue, stand out like snow against the beautiful cinnamon-brown, exfoliating bark and the large dark green Oak-like leaves that turn reddish purple in autumn.

Hardy and undemanding, ’Snow Queen’ offers a fantastic fall display full of similar colors and contrasting forms when matched with Panicum ‘Warrior’.

Blooms July–August.

Size: 4'–6' high x 6' wide; hardy to zone 5.


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Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snowflake’ full sun  partial shade
<i>Hydrangea quercifolia</i> ‘Snowflake’

It was a fortuitous moment when Hydrangea enthusiast Eddie Aldridge and his father happened upon this sumptuous Hydrangea in the woodlands of Jefferson County, Alabama. Premiering enormous 15 in. long white panicles that can extend upward, outward or pendulously, the coarse textured, leathery anchor of large, oaklike foliage burnishes deep burgundy come fall and holds its handsome leaves well into December. The unique, two-toned double flowered effect is created when numerous tiered sepals first emerge white, while older ones below develop dark dusty pink shades with age.

Considered by Michael Dirr to be the most beautiful of the sterile flowering cultivars, ‘Snowflake’s blooms open a little later, seem to last longer than the single quercifolias, and should be showcased in a favored location.

Blooms late July–September.

Size: 6'–8' high x 6'–8' wide; hardy to zone 5.


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Hydrangea serrata ‘Beni’ full sun  partial shade
Japanese Mountain Hydrangea
<i>Hydrangea serrata</i> ‘Beni’

Beni translates “red” in Japanese, and red, specifically a darkly imbued red lacecap is what this small rounded shrub delivers. Originally collected from a wild clone, its graceful form cushions dainty flowers that first emerge blushed white and gradually deepen to rubescent shades, the rich, stop-in-your-tracks color persisting on the sepals well into autumn. With cool green leaves and ardent inflorescences, ‘Beni’ is a dynamic choice for a tight space.

Blooms mid-July–September.

Size: 4' high x 4' wide; hardy to zone 6.


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Hydrangea serrata ‘Blue Deckle’ full sun  partial shade
Japanese Mountain Hydrangea
<i>Hydrangea serrata</i> ‘Blue Deckle’

A sterling, highly sought after progeny of renown horticulturist and Hydrangea expert Michael Haworth-Booth’s breeding efforts, this low growing Hydrangea lulls us with cool, light blue lacecaps. The central fertile flowers are encompassed and sometimes hidden by prominent serrated sepals that later transmute sea-green and lilac-purple in sumptuous, glimmering shades. Compact and closely set, red-dashed green stems shape its attractive dwarf frame, while launching a fiery autumnal pageant of purple-rimmed, cardinal-colored leaves soon after the prolific blooms begin to fade.

Blooms July–September.

Size: 4' high x 4' wide; hardy to zone 6.


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Hydrangea serrata ‘Kiyosumi’ full sun  partial shade  new plant
Japanese Mountain Hydrangea

Straight from the slopes of Japan's Mt. Kiyosumi comes this spectacular deciduous Hydrangea acclaimed for its artful pink lacecaps and lavish burgundy and henna flushed new growth. Springing from ruby red buds and narrowly rimmed in red, the rosy picotee sterile florets, which eventually fade to white, festoon a compact rounded bushy assemblage of purple spotted stems plus broad mature dark green foliage, highlighted by prominent veins and young sanguine-colored leaves. Easily grown and medium-sized, 'Kiyosumi' bestows dazzling accents on any shady spot, especially when planted behind Parahebe linifolia.

Blooms July–September.

Size: 3'–4' high x 3'–4' wide; hardy to zone 6.


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Hydrangea serrata ‘Miranda’ full sun  partial shade
Japanese Mountain Hydrangea
<i>Hydrangea serrata</i> ‘Miranda’

With unmatched delicacy, these exquisite inflorescences are defined by loosely spaced sepals wreathing around several separate, distinctive clusters of light blue, centrally arranged fertile flowers. The lacy, long lasting drama unfolds in varying shades from soft blue and mauve to nearly white to pale pink, sometimes donning streaks and swathes of different colors, depending upon the pH. Yellow-tinged green foliage attires this small-sized Hydrangea, and come autumn tints of claret warm the margins, veins and eventually the entire leaf.

A seedling selected by M. Haworth-Booth, ‘Miranda’s diminutive profile can be spotlighted in a patio vessel or anywhere its elegance is easily appreciated.

Blooms July–September.

Size: 3-1/2'–4' high x 3-1/2'–4' wide; hardy to zone 6.


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Hydrangea serrata ‘O Amacha Nishiki’ full sun  partial shade  new plant
Japanese Mountain Hydrangea

Selected by the late great plantsman J. C. Raulston, this rare Japanese cultivar boasts dainty lacecaps with lilac or pink-blushed white florets poised upon a mesmerizing mound of gold dusted green deciduous leaves. Pink petioles and rich maroon and red fall colors further highlight the extraordinary 5 in. long variegated foliage. Named after the sweet tasting amacha, a Japanese tea crafted from its dried leaves, 'O Amacha Nishiki' is a small-statured star specimen that's well-suited for a mixed planting. It appreciates rich adequately moist soil and protection from harsh afternoon sun inland, though tolerates full sun near the coast.

Blooms July – September.

Size: 3-1/2'–4' high x 3-1/2'–4' wide; hardy to zone 6.


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Hypericum

St. John’s Wort


Hypericum androsaemum full sun  partial shade
Tutsan
<i>Hypericum androsaemum</i>

Native to western Europe and North Africa, this handsome species’ common name comes from toute-saine (heal-all) and refers to the many healing properties the plant was once supposed to possess. Interesting year-round, Tutsan is a cure-all for shaded garden areas that need some brightening up. The wine-red stems and deep green foliage contrast beautifully with the cheerful golden yellow flowers in the summer, and later with the glossy red berries, which eventually turn black. The weight of the fruit causes the branches to arch, giving the plant a relaxed look, making it perfect for shrubby borders.

Tutsan also does well in the sun, planted with Lavenders. In late summer, its colors make a striking combination with Nepeta ‘Blue Dragon’ and the purple flowers of Buddleja ‘Ellen’s Blue’.

Blooms June – early August.

Size: 4' high x 4' wide; hardy to zone 6.


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Hypericum kalmianum ‘Gemo’ full sun  partial shade  new plant

Selected from our native American species, this exciting relatively new Danish cultivar premiers droves of small yet radiant yellow blooms with dense showy stamens, resembling miniature golden starbursts. Handsome bright green willow-shaped foliage and close-knit branches craft a neat bushy shrub that can be utilized as a low informal hedge or a stylish mounding ground cover. Small growing, sturdy and reliable, 'Gemo' delivers ample doses of flowery good cheer for months at a time followed by decorative pointed seed pods for added intrigue, while Geranium 'Walküre' and Aster divaricatus make worthy companions

Blooms June – September.

Size: 2'–3' high x 2'–3' wide; hardy to zone 5.


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Hypericum kouytchense full sun  partial shade
<i>Hypericum kouytchense</i>

This truly elegant Hypericum is covered with an abundance of large, bright yellow, pointed buds, followed by golden yellow flowers whose prominent long stamens seem to sparkle. Against a background of smooth blue-hued leaves, the bright red berries and starlike calyxes make a colorful late season display. Though deciduous elsewhere, along our coast the aromatic leaves fill the garden with their scent all year round.

Blooms June–September.

Size: 3' high x 2' wide; hardy to zone 5.


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Isoplexis


Isoplexis canariensis full sun
<i>Isoplexis canariensis</i>

Forging a bold impression, this architectural beauty combines winsome, dark evergreen foliage on thick red-hued stems and foot long, noble spires in enticing autumn shades. Beneath a floral glow of gold, copper and orange, the large, downward-curving leaves are pointed, leathery and toothed, achieving an open, yet stiffly erect shrublike foundation that eventually becomes woody. Densely arranged, arching hooded flowers with three lower petals garnish the long blooming torches, casting their uniquely warm chroma on Melianthus major’s icy blue profile to great effect. Related to Digitalis and endemic to the Canary Islands, Isoplexis canariensis is a stately, medium-sized specimen for the mixed border requiring protection right around 25° and judicious trimming as it regenerates very slowly.

Blooms late May–October.

Size: 3'–4' high x 3' wide; hardy to zone 9.


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Kerria

Kerria


Kerria japonica ‘Albiflora’ full sun  partial shade
Japanese Rose

Pointed, pleated and serrated, the handsome bright green leaves loosely garb long wiry branches, which extend from the ground in a graceful open fashion, showcasing an abundance of rose-shaped single white blooms. Coveted by florists and gardeners, Japanese Rose achieves a welcome year-round elegance as radiant green polished twigs and upright bare branches retain their verdant color throughout the winter. This tough and undemanding deciduous shrub can be pruned after flowering, endures dry shady spots and likes welldrained soil.

Blooms April–May.

Size: 3'–5' high x 3-1/2' wide; hardy to zone 5.


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Kolkwitzia

Beautybush

Kolkwitzia amabilis ‘Pink Cloud’ full sun

Originally selected in 1946 at Wisley’s Royal Horticultural Gardens, this reliable eye-catching old-timer delivers a splendid showing of broadly ovate dark green foliage and bell-shaped, yellow-throated clear pink blooms year after year. Arched suckering branches sculpt a pleasing vase-shaped shrub that features capsule-like fruit and attractive exfoliating bark once the clustered flowery profusion has faded. A deciduous deer resistant member of the Honeysuckle family and kin to Weigela, ‘Pink Cloud’s dense vigorous growth appreciates periodic thinning, even a late winter hard pruning and craves a well-drained sunny spot with moderate moisture.

Blooms April–May.

Size: 6'–9' high x 5' wide; hardy to zone 4.


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Lavandula

Lavender

In the Middle Ages, Lavender was a chief ingredient in the famous “Four Thieves” vinegar, and today no classic sachet or potpourri would be complete without it.

We use Lavenders in every garden we design. Dependable and drought tolerant, their strikingly handsome flowers, whether white or blue, pink, violet or purple, offer a heady aroma and an upright spiky look, while the foliage forms a pleasing mound during the off season. In the herb garden, border or rockery, they combine well with grasses, perennials or other shrubs. If the plants are cut back in late June, many cultivars will produce a second bloom in autumn.


Lavandula x ‘Ana Luisa’ full sun

The foliage of this medium-sized Lavender has so much down that it almost appears white. Another angustifolia and lanata melding, ‘Ana Luisa’s shimmering silver leaves put forth tapered bluish lavender flowers with pearly calyxes in early summer, and cast a superb luminous effect during the colder months.

Blooms June–August.

Size: 2' high x 2' wide; hardy to zone 6.


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Lavandula angustifolia ‘Ellagance Purple’ full sun

Introduced by Kieft Seeds of the Netherlands, this fantastic 2008 Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner offers a perfumed plethora of large vivid purple-blue flower spikes bolstered by swank silver-green slender leaves. ‘Ellagance Purple’ achieves an impeccable well-branched mound, that is compact and just right for nestling into tight spots.

Blooms July–August.

Size: 12"–15" high x 18" wide; hardy to zone 5.


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Lavandula angustifolia ‘Graves’ full sun
<i>Lavandula angustifolia</i> ‘Graves’

Tall slender stems rise from a mound of elegant sword-shaped gray-green foliage, the longest leaves of any angustifolia cultivar. Abundant green buds tinted with purple open into dark violet blooms held by light purple calyxes, and make excellent cut flowers, fresh or dried.

Blooms June–July.

Size: 2-1/2'–3' high x 3' wide; hardy to zone 5.


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Lavandula angustifolia ‘Imperial Gem’ full sun

We favor this Lavender for its richly colored blooms. Topping grayish green, somewhat relaxed stems, vibrant violet petals and fuzzy dark purple calyxes form a broadly cylindrical head distinguished by a separate whorl of flowers at its base. A well-formed, midsized gray-green bush, ‘Imperial Gem’ delivers a dazzling effect, especially when planted en masse.

Blooms June–July.

Size: 2' high x 20" wide; hardy to zone 5.


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Lavandula angustifolia ‘Miss Katherine’ full sun
<i>Lavandula angustifolia</i> ‘Miss Katherine’

A hard-to-find English cultivar, ‘Miss Katherine’ is unquestionably the most exquisite pink flowering Lavender available. The long spindle-like blooms are colored a soft lilac-pink that’s brushed with lively red-violet tints. Held on tall, upright stems, they brighten the dense, shapely mound of gray-green foliage. Let a drift of this alluring and fragrant Lavender grace your herb garden.

Blooms June–July.

Size: 2-1/4' high x 2' wide; hardy to zone 5.


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Lavandula angustifolia ‘Premier’ full sun

For its tall graceful stems, unique airy blooms and handsome medium size, this repeat bloomer earns its “premier” status. Spaced whorls distinguished by large violet corollas and darkly purple calyxes ride high above a well-mannered sea of gray-green leaves.

Developed by Lavender authority, Dr. Don Roberts from Oregon, ‘Premier’s long-stalked plushly colored blooms make sterling additions to cut arrangements or a mixed dry garden planting with companions like Salvia ‘Pacific Blue’ and Cistus ‘Jessamy Beauty’.

Blooms June – July.

Size: 2' high x 2-1/2' wide; hardy to zone 5.


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Lavandula angustifolia ‘Thumbelina Leigh’ full sun  new plant

First spotted by Kiwis Elsie and Brian Hall as a markedly unique seedling in a bed of Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote', 'Thumbelina Leigh' is distinctive for its compact spherical habit and short sturdy well-branched flower wands, offering a vibrant highly aromatic profusion of dense two-toned blooms. The sweet smelling rounded blossoms feature deep purple pubescent calyxes plus large corollas, colored both a bright violet-blue and dark lavender-violet. A stellar addition to path edges, the rockery, knot gardens and containers, the small impeccably formed gray-green mound celebrates a flowery encore if you shear one-third of its mass after the first bloom.

Blooms July–August.

Size: 12"–15" high x 12"–15" wide; hardy to zone 5.


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Lavandula angustifolia ‘Victorian Amethyst’ full sun

As opulent as the gemstone, this English Lavender shimmers with amethyst-colored corollas set off by dark purple calyxes. Its winsome habit features a compact mass of young greenish gray leaves maturing to frosted silver, while the pretty blooms perched on short flowering stems bestow a soft old-fashioned feel.

Blooms June – July.

Size: 2' high x 2-1/2' wide; hardy to zone 5.


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Lavandula angustifolia ‘Violet Intrigue’ full sun
<i>Lavandula angustifolia</i> ‘Violet Intrigue’

Bred by New Zealand Lavender authority Virginia McNaughton, this aptly named colorful cultivar delivers ultrascented, vibrantly violet corollas and saturated violet-blue calyxes on staunch, long straight stems that are ideal for cutting. Silvery green leaves dress its upright bushy profile, and with Helichrysum italicum, Horehound and Sideritis nearby, they craft a brilliant association. (pp#15,344)

Blooms June – July.

Size: 2-1/2' high x 2-1/2' wide; hardy to zone 5.


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Lavandula ‘England’ full sun
<i>Lavandula</i> ‘England’

‘England’ is prized for its almost miniature stature and downy, silver foliage. The light violet-blue flowers arrive at the height of summer. It’s a pleasing combination with Cistus ‘Anne Palmer’, and works well for the garden with limited space.

Blooms July–September.

Size: 12" high x 15" wide; hardy to zone 6.


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Lavandula x intermedia ‘Gros Bleu’ full sun
<i>Lavandula</i> x <i>intermedia</i> ‘Gros Bleu’

An enormously popular newcomer from Sault, France, this sensational dark flowering enchantress is destined to give ‘Grosso’ a run for its money. Perhaps the deepest colored lavender and an ideal candidate for fresh or dried bouquets, ‘Gros Bleu’ flaunts 4 in. long, slender tapering bloom spikes, described by dark purple woolly calyxes, deeply saturated violet corollas and a scent that’s sweeter than ‘Grosso’s, on exceptionally tall branched stems.

The good-sized robust mound of winsome, densely arranged greenish gray foliage makes a welcome addition to any landscape or commercial Lavender endeavor.

Blooms June – October.

Size: 3'–3-1/2' high x 3' wide. Zone 5/6.


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Lavandula x intermedia ‘Grosso’ full sun

One of the fattest budded Lavenders, purple-violet ‘Grosso’ is especially strong and vigorous. Its growth habit is a tight and tidy, green-gray mound even when not in bloom, always appearing to have just been trimmed. A great choice for the natural setting, or try it with Rockrose or Rosemary.

Blooms June–October.

Size: 3'–3-1/2' high x 3' wide; hardy to zone 6.


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Lavandula x intermedia ‘Hidcote Giant’ full sun
<i>Lavandula</i> x <i>intermedia</i> ‘Hidcote Giant’

We first saw this dazzling English cultivar at the Norfolk Lavender Farm near Britain’s North Sea. ‘Hidcote Giant’ bears multitudes of large squat dark buds and sizable blue-violet flowers with lilac-green calyxes atop long elegant stems. Pair with Kniphofia ‘Safranvogel’ for glowing complementary bloom color.

Blooms June–September.

Size: 2-1/2'–3' high x 3' wide; hardy to zone 6.


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Lavandula x intermedia ‘Lullingstone Castle’ full sun

Cultivated by the renown British nursery, Hopleys in the early 1990s, this bushy Lavender strikes a hard-to-miss stance as dashing gray flanneled leaves closely line its large upright frame. Blue-tipped green buds give way to long, slender conical heads composed of fuzzy dark bluish calyxes and deep mauve-violet flowers. With such inherent good looks, ‘Lullingstone Castle’ makes a stellar hedge or a centerpiece amid fellow Mediterraneans in a dry area.

Blooms June – September.

Size: 2-1/2'–3' high x 3' wide; hardy to zone 6.


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Lavandula x intermedia ‘Provence’ full sun

Easily drawing your eye when planted in a drift and absolutely stunning by the hundreds in a field, a surplus of large violet flowers graces fine textured gray-green foliage. This topnotch cultivar’s neat, good-sized mound is long-lived and stays dapper all year, associating well with Kniphofia ‘Gladness’, Heuchera ‘Old La Rochette’ and Yarrows.

Blooms June – October.

Size: 3'–3-1/2' high x 3' wide; hardy to zone 6.


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Lavandula x intermedia ‘Super’ full sun

The flowers of this cultivar possess an especially delightful aroma, and most closely resemble the fragrance of their angustifolia parentage. Considered by some to be one of the best intermedias for quality essential oil, ‘Super’ has tall, graceful stems, tapered buds, light violet-green calyxes, and large elongated flower heads, lighter colored than those of ‘Grosso’.

Blooms June–September.

Size: 3' high x 3' wide; hardy to zone 6.


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Lavandula x intermedia ‘White Spikes’ full sun
<i>Lavandula</i> x <i>intermedia</i> ‘White Spikes’

Creating subtle soothing accents, silver-laced linear green leaves and ample-sized fragrant flowers with bright white petals plus sage green bracts crest firm lengthy stems. 'White Spikes's sophisticated bushy mound can be situated amid Lychnis coronaria 'Alba' and Achillea x kellereri for a gentle blend of white and pearly gray.

Blooms June–October.

Size: 2-1/2' high x 2-1/2' wide; hardy to zone 6.


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Lavandula ‘Lisa Marie’ full sun

Introduced in 1991 by Ken Montgomery of Anderson Valley Nursery and named after his daughter, this hybrid between Lavandula angustifolia ‘Martha Roderick’ and Lavandula lanata retains the best qualities of both its parents. Like ‘Martha Roderick’, it is exquisitely compact, and like Lavandula lanata, its leaves are alluringly silver and downy. The frosted gray buds open into blue-violet, making a beautiful union with Geum ‘Starkers Magnificum’ or Teucrium chamaedrys.

Blooms June–September.

Size: 18" high x 2' wide; hardy to zone 6.


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Lavandula ‘Richard Gray’ full sun

With the hardiness of its angustifolia parentage and the soft-looking leaves of a lanata, ‘Richard Gray’ is a choice hybrid which bears medium blue-violet flowers on stems just a foot above the attractive, compact mound of silver-gray foliage.

Blooms July–August.

Size: 2' high x 20" wide; hardy to zone 5.


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Lavandula ‘Silver Frost’ full sun

Etched in frosted winter whites, this alluring angustifolia and lanata descendent is perhaps the most effulgent silver-foliaged lavender we offer. Its dense, downy soft mound supports a profusion of plump flowers heads with dark purple corollas and snowy violet-blue calyxes. A Van Hevelingen Nursery introduction, ‘Silver Frost’s good-sized form conveys an uplifting brilliance to the landscape at any time of year.

Blooms July–August.

Size: 2'–2-1/2' high x 2' wide; hardy to zone 6.


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Lavandula stoechas ‘Ivory Crown’ full sun
<i>Lavandula stoechas</i> ‘Ivory Crown’

Crowned in a creamy white, this head turning Lavender originated as a hybrid seedling from Oregon’s Van Hevelingen Nursery. Large chubby flower heads house rows of small purple corollas beneath perky rabbit ear-like bracts, while pine-scented gray-green leaves fashion a neat pastel-colored base. Try mixing ‘Ivory Crown’ with Thymus ‘Albus’ and Eryngium ‘Silver Salentino’ for a luminous blend of white blossoms.

Blooms April – August.

Size: 2-1/2' high x 2-1/2' wide. Zone 7/8.


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Lavandula stoechas ‘Madrid Blue’ full sun  new plant

Plump long-blooming dark blue flowers topped with luminous white rabbit ear-like tufts accord 'Madrid Blue' a whimsical air, while strongly scented narrow gray-green leaves fashion a compact tailored foil for the bevy of eye-catching aromatic blooms. Not as cold-hardy as other Lavandula species, this new cultivar needs a yearly trim, protection from harsh winter conditions and a well-drained locale to ensure its longevity and innate good looks.

Blooms April–August.

Size: 18"–2' high x 18"–2' wide; hardy to zone 7.


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Lavandula stoechas ssp. luisieri ‘Tickled Pink’ full sun
<i>Lavandula stoechas</i> ssp. <i>luisieri</i> ‘Tickled Pink’

It’s hard to feel anything other than tickled pink by the pretty showing of large, frilly pink bracts that gather in prominent tufts atop plump egg-shaped, dark plum-colored flowers. A compact and well-groomed bushy shrub, ‘Tickled Pink’s aromatic sage-green leaves are graced by a splendid repeat bloom come autumn.

Blooms April – August.

Size: 2-1/2' high x 2-1/2' wide. Zone 7/8.


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Lavandula stoechas ‘Willow Vale’ full sun
<i>Lavandula stoechas</i> ‘Willow Vale’

Introduced by David Tristram of England, this vigorous Lavender is named for its wispy gray-green foliage, which creates a delicate veil over the strong, upright branches. The showy deep blue-violet flowers are crowned with a tuft of purple petal-like bracts, and bloom earlier than the intermedia varieties.

Blooms April-August

Size: 2-1/2' high x 2-1/2' wide; hardy to zone 7.


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Leucothoe

Leucothoe fontanesiana ‘Rainbow’ partial shade  new plant
Fetterbush

An elegant arching Pieris relative, this elaborately variegated cultivar originated at the famed British nursery, Hillier's as a chance seedling, while the species, first introduced in 1793, hails from the southeastern U.S. Living up to its name, 'Rainbow' celebrates a carousel of color: pinkish copper-hued new growth, rosy red stems and long leathery pointed evergreen leaves, which are irregularly streaked, speckled and mottled in green, cream and ivory. Bell-style crisp white flowers held by drooping clusters, blue berries and plum-colored wintertime foliage are the icing on the cake. Appreciative of regular watering and well-drained organic-rich acidic soil, the deer resistant Fetterbush makes a stunning focal point or mass planting, embellishing mixed borders, house foundations, hedges and even cut arrangements.

Blooms April – May.

Size: 3'–4' high x 4'–6' wide; hardy to zone 5.


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Leycesteria

Himalayan Honeysuckle

Cherished by birds and gardeners alike, these deciduous, hollow-stemmed Himalayan shrubs bestow a long lasting floral and berry spectacle that extends until frost. Undemanding in any fertile soil, Leycesteria’s tall stalks appreciate an extra thick layer of winter mulch in colder climates, where they may die to the ground, but will rapidly leap skyward in the spring.


Leycesteria formosa full sun
<i>Leycesteria formosa</i>

This Nepalese woodland shrub is adorned first with clusters of white-tipped, tubular pink flowers surrounded by beet red bracts. Later, its fruit matures into shiny chocolate- brown berries that taste like caramel-flavored raisins. Its pointed, heart-shaped leaves extend stiffly from bamboolike, sea-green stems. We plant it as a specimen next to walkways so that we can enjoy the colorful details.

Blooms August – October.

Size: 6' high x 4' wide; hardy to zone 7.


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Leycesteria formosa ‘Golden Lanterns’ full sun
<i>Leycesteria formosa</i> ‘Golden Lanterns’

A newly introduced English cultivar, ‘Golden Lanterns’ has the same tantalizing attributes as the species but with an illuminated twist. Dark burgundy bracts and berries become intriguing counterpoints to amber-tinted new growth and the lambent yellow-green foliage that promises to brighten your daytime, or even moonlight garden stroll. (PPAF).

Blooms late July–October.

Size: 4'–6' high x 4' wide. Zone 6/7.


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Ligustrum

Privet

Ligustrum sinense ‘Pendulum’ full sun  partial shade

Reviving the summertime garden when few other shrubs are blooming, its sweet-scented, frothy white terminal sprays cascade against a polished, dark green deciduous foil. This tidy well behaved cultivar is non-invasive unlike the species and is characterized by gracefully weeping side branches, clothed with slender, ovate paired leaves.

A tranquil placeholder in the mixed border, easily grown ‘Pendulum’ obliges sun or shade and produces abundant blackish purple fruit, enhancing ornamental appeal and furnishing food for the birds.

Blooms July – August.

Size: 6' high x 6'–8' wide; hardy to zone 6.


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Lonicera

Honeysuckle

Grateful for fertile soil, our easy-to-grow Lonicera are hardy and long-lived. They possess smooth-edged opposite leaves and entertain an abundance of showy, whorled blooms.


Lonicera periclymenum ‘Serotina’ full sun
Late Dutch Honeysuckle

Samuel Pepys called it the trumpet flower and wrote, “The bugles blow scent instead of sound.” ‘Serotina’ bears multitudes of spidery-looking, fuchsia-colored buds, which open into pink, sweet-smelling bugles that later fade to a creamy salmon color. You can prune this vigorous semideciduous vine to make it more shrublike or let its bluish green foliage climb into the branches of a Cercidiphyllum.

Blooms June–September.

Size: 6'–8' high x 4' wide; hardy to zone 6.


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Mahonia


Mahonia gracilipes partial shade
<i>Mahonia gracilipes</i>

A 1980 British introduction by noted plantsman Roy Lancaster, this rare, widely praised Chinese native features dapper dark green leaves, flashing bright white undersides and dainty reddish pink cupped flowers with creamy yellow centers. Poised in airy splendor on lax slender racemes, the eye-catching blooms precede a plentiful display of large, bloomy blue-black fruit.

Mahonia gracilipes is a stellar and sturdy, slow growing evergreen, which favors partial shade in moist welldrained, humus-rich soil.

Blooms August – November.

Size: 4'–5' high x 4'–5' wide; hardy to zone 7.


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Mahonia x media ‘Charity’ full sun  partial shade

Guaranteed to chase away those wintertime doldrums, ‘Charity’ spotlights an ebullient fountain of small, bell-shaped canary yellow flowers. The grandiose leaves—pinnate, spiny and matt green—grow in magnificent whorls along coarsely branched stems while arching, sweet scented racemes burst forth above. Waxy, late summer berries held in grapelike bluish purple clusters are relished by birds and spark our interest for another season.

Stellar as a statuesque specimen all year long, this upstanding evergreen develops an imposing vase figure that tolerates heavy clay, flourishes with a little shade on a loamy, well drained somewhat acidic site, and can be pruned back after flowering.

Blooms late November–February.

Size: 7'–10' high x 4'–5' wide; hardy to zone 7.


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Michelia

Michelia ‘Inspiration’ full sun  partial shade  new plant

Exquisitely sculpted and lavishly fragrant, the large creamy white flowers of this southern Chinese, Magnolia- related beauty, promise to inspire. Unfurling from furry, milk chocolate-colored buds that form in the leaf axils, rounded blooms host overlapping petals and bold sun-kissed stamens amid lustrous leathery dark green leaves cloaked with velvet-soft brown hairs on the flipsides. Named after Pietro Micheli, a 17th century Italian botanist, densely set Michelia 'Inspiration' is vertically oriented and shorter than the species, thus perfectly sized for a more intimate setting, especially near sheltered patios or pathways. Adequate mulch and slightly acidic, moisture retentive soil maintains its alluring grandeur. (PPAF)

Blooms April – June.

Size: 8'–10' high x 4'–5' wide; hardy to zone 8.


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Paeonia

Peony

Paeonia delavayi full sun  partial shade
Maroon Tree Peony
<i>Paeonia delavayi</i>

Named after Pierre Jean Marie Delavay, a French missionary and avid plant collector who resided in China during the late 1800s, this gorgeous, rarely cultivated Peony showcases lavish burgundy blossoms amid splendid foliage. The slightly nodding, dark shiny flowers are fragrant and brightened by a large central cluster of yellow stamens. Strong, red-tinted upright stems and deciduous, deeply cut glaucous green leaves sculpt an undemanding, long-lived elegant shrub.

The Maroon Tree Peony handles spring frosts, needs a pruning to maintain its bushy habit and appreciates a cool, moist sheltered site with a generous helping of well rotted manure.

Blooms May.

Size: 5'–6' high x 2'–3' wide; hardy to zone 6.


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Parahebe

    
Parahebe catarractae (lavender form) full sun  partial shade
<i>Parahebe catarractae (lavender form)</i>

After just one close glance at its dainty upright clusters of petite, lilac-hued flowers set off by magenta-streaked petals and white and crimson centers, you’ll find this adorable plant hard to resist. Small oval leaves, lustrous and prominently toothed, neatly line wine-hued stems, fashioning a dwarf low spreading mound that can be situated amid Heuchera ‘Weston Pink’ and Geranium ‘Melinda’.

Blooms June – September.

Size: 12" high x 2' wide; hardy to zone 8.


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Parahebe linifolia full sun  partial shade
White Parahebe
<i>Parahebe linifolia</i>

Graham Stuart Thomas referred to the Parahebes as ‘little treasures’, and once you get to know this charming New Zealand native you’ll see why. Forming an easygoing, dense semishrubby plant, princely pairs of serrated deep green leaves, polished and narrow, extend from reddish stems that respond well to pruning. Unbelievably profuse and long blooming, the tiny, white cupped flowers are a study in delicacy, each with a green eye and magenta ring, while populating loosely arranged terminal clusters.

Roses, Geranium ‘Orion’ and Hydrangea ‘Enziandom’ spill over an unshorn evergreen hedge of Parahebe linifolia in our garden for a flowery summer time gala.

Blooms June – October.

Size: 18"–2' high x 2' wide; hardy to zone 8.


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Philadelphus

Mock Orange

First introduced to Europe along with lilacs by Ambassador Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq in 1562, this classic and easy-to-grow hollow-branched shrub was used by the Turks to make pipes. Its Latin name means “brotherly love” and its orange-blossomlike fragrance has enhanced teas, perfumes, and almost certainly, many friends’ walks in the garden.


Philadelphus ‘Innocence’ full sun  partial shade
<i>Philadelphus</i> ‘Innocence’

We like to inhale the intoxicating orange sweetness given up by these freely borne, pure white blossoms that openly welcome. Gathered at branch tips, the large 4-petaled flowers garnish ovate green leaves randomly splashed and streaked with creamy whites, yellows and golds. A courtly perfumed scene stealer, this 1900s Lemoine Nursery cross between Philadelphus microphyllus and Philadelphus coronarius matures into an imposing shrub with fluid, arching branches.

Blooms June.

Size: 8'–10' high x 8' wide; hardy to zone 5.


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Philadelphus x lemoinei ‘Belle Etoile’ full sun  partial shade
<i>Philadelphus</i> x <i>lemoinei</i> ‘Belle Etoile’

Its name conjures thoughts of beautiful stars (Belle Etoile). Brushed with maroon at the base of each of the four petals, the white flowers unfurl just when spring blooming shrubs are finishing their display. In close proximity to an entrance or walkway amid Luzula ‘Auslese’ and Geranium ‘Ingwersen’s Variety’, this graceful shrub is easy to grow, deliciously scented and unmistakably choice.

Blooms July–September.

Size: 6'–8' high x 6' wide; hardy to zone 5.


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Philadelphus mexicanus ‘Plena’ full sun  partial shade

Of all our selections, this one smells the sweetest. The elegant cream-colored double flowers are bowl-shaped and the green foliage remains glossy and crisp even under stress from heat and sun. Ours grows at the base of an apple tree,constantly tempting us to put aside work for awhile and linger in its scent.

Blooms August–October.

Size: 5'–6' high x 5'–6' wide; hardy to zone 9.


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Philadelphus ‘Snow Dwarf’ full sun  partial shade
<i>Philadelphus</i> ‘Snow Dwarf’

If space is a premium in your garden and you’re searching for an ambrosial delight, you may want to try this short-sized, winter-rugged Canadian beauty. Oval-shaped dark green leaves and upright arching stems craft a closely knit foil for the crisp white abundance of splendid 4-petaled flowers. With its neat, dwarf appearance and perfumed summer blossoms, ‘Snow Dwarf’ can be featured as a container specimen or positioned somewhere close to the frontlines.

Blooms May – June.

Size: 2'–3' high x 2'–3' wide; hardy to zone 4.


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Philadelphus ‘Snowbelle’ full sun  partial shade
<i>Philadelphus</i> ‘Snowbelle’

Gorgeous terminal clusters of snowy white, double blossoms ring in summer, filling the air with zesty citrus aromas. Whether it’s ‘Snowbells’s diminutive deep green foliage, the bouquets of a June wedding or a vase on your table, the amazing floral profusion affords a timeless elegance. Small enough for a garden urn or for flanking a pathway, this handsome, low growing Canadian cultivar exhibits a tidy, compact profile, and exceptional heat and cold tolerance.

Blooms May–June.

Size: 4' high x 4' wide; hardy to zone 4.


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Philadelphus ‘Starbright’ full sun  partial shade

A stellar gathering of newly emerging leaves infused with bronze and purple hues and large single white sterile flowers exquisitely cradled by dark purple calyxes are this hybrid’s distinctive signature. Recently developed at the Memorial University Botanical Garden in Newfoundland by Dr. Wilf Nicholls, ‘Starbright’ inherits Philadelphus delavayi’s classy perfumed blooms and the dogged constitution of Canadian born, Philadelphus lewisii, which withstands drought, deer and cold. Its appealing dense upright frame can be successfully segued into mixed plantings, either massed or as a stand-alone specimen. (pp#18,651)

Blooms June–July.

Size: 8'–9' high x 6' wide; hardy to zone 3.


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x Phylliopsis

x Phylliopsis ‘Sugar Plum’ full sun  partial shade

Conjuring visions of dancing fairies, this enchanting Ericaceous gem is an intergeneric hybrid between Phyllodoce and Kalmiopsis, conceived at Hillier’s in the 1980s. Dainty deep pink urns nearly envelope a tidy low evergreen mound of compact dark green Heather-like foliage. With reddish stems and calyxes, ‘Sugar Plum’ offers a flowery summer encore, prospers in well-drained acidic soil and looks simply irresistible in the rockery, alpine garden or a treasured container.

Blooms May – June.

Size: 6'–10' high x 12"–2' wide; hardy to zone 5.


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Physocarpus

Common Ninebark

Anywhere eye catching foliar masses are needed, the following deciduous selections can fill the bill. With a leafy, casual look, Physocarpus presents three-lobed leaves, distinctive corymbs of tightly clustered small flowers and earthy red pillow-shaped fruit along their stems. These cold tolerant, Spiraea and Neillia kin possess both a durable, yet alluring bent.


Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Dart’s Gold’ full sun  partial shade
<i>Physocarpus opulifolius</i> ‘Dart’s Gold’

Named for its broad three-lobed golden spring foliage, which turns lime-green in the summer, this fine shrub is also notable for its wide arching branches with pink-dusted white flowers. The colors blend well with an understory of Geranium ‘Salome’ and Euphorbia x robbiae.

Blooms June–July.

Size: 6' high x 6' wide; hardy to zone 4.


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Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Mindia’ full sun  partial shade
(‘Coppertina’)
<i>Physocarpus opulifolius</i> ‘Mindia’

Copper-toned spring leaves distinguish this spectacular new cross between ‘Dart’s Gold’ and ‘Diabolo’, which was bred by Frenchman Jean Paul Divasse. As the weather warms, the foliage adopts a rich red, embellished with a summertime plethora of buttonlike pinkish white blooms and later, decorative scarlet seed heads. Winter reveals a dense, vigorous framework of attractive peeling bark, proving ‘Coppertina’ to be a shrub for all seasons. No special care required, easily hedged and indispensable as a specimen, it deserves a commanding position in your garden. (pp#16371)

Blooms June–July.

Size: 7'–9' high x 8' wide; hardy to zone 4.


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Potentilla

    


Potentilla fruticosa ‘Apricot Whisper’ full sun  partial shade
Shrubby Cinquefoil
<i>Potentilla fruticosa</i> ‘Apricot Whisper’

Delicate parchment-like 5-petaled flowers awash in hushed apricot pink hues and dainty thickset dark green leaves set this compact easily grown shrub apart. Promoting fine textured appeal, an attractive flood of small narrowly divided foliage garbs the versatile twiggy visage that makes an excellent hardy choice for low hedges, foundations or mixed borders. ‘Apricot Whisper’ can handle poor, sandy or gravel-strewn soil, but dislikes hot humid areas, and appreciates a midsummer trimming.

Blooms June–September.

Size: 2'–3' high x 2' wide; hardy to zone 3.


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Ribes

Ribes

Flowering Currant


Ribes x gordonianum full sun  partial shade

In Tudor times, to dream of the ripe fruit of a flowering currant was said to herald great fortune, many children and the accomplishment of your dreams. This choice woodland shrub is a vigorous and hardy cross between Ribes odoratum and Ribes sanguineum.

Its clusters of raspberry-red flowers, highlighted with creamy yellow throats, appear a salmon color at first glance and cascade gracefully amidst the lobed, toothed foliage. Plant atop a stone wall with an understory of Brunnera ‘Langtrees’, and watch the birds enjoy its black berries.

Blooms March.

Size: 5' high x 2'–3' wide; hardy to zone 4.


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Ribes sanguineum ‘King Edward VII’ full sun  partial shade
Red Winter Currant
<i>Ribes sanguineum</i> ‘King Edward VII’

Adorned with pendulous late winter clusters of richly colored scarlet-red flowers, well-mannered bare arching branches spawn palmately lobed medium green leaves in early spring. Following the fantastic long lasting floral show, persistent green and bright red berries, which ripen to a frosted dark blue, heighten summer appeal and come fall, finely serrated urbane foliage broadcasts lovely amber, pink and golden tones.

Introduced into the annals of British horticulture in 1817, ‘King Edward VII’s narrowly upright and compact carriage is easily managed, withstands drought once established and effortlessly dominates a sunny mixed border or a bright woodland realm.

Blooms mid-February to early May.

Size: 6'–8' high x 4'–5' wide; hardy to zone 6.


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Rosa

Rose

Rosa glauca full sun
<i>Rosa glauca</i>

Celebrated for its dreamy, pewter-blue serrated foliage and the elegant simplicity of its single, light-centered, clear pink flowers, this princely shrub has a tranquil persona. Nearly thornless, medium-sized canes transmute purple hues, while offering quantities of shiny, oval-shaped coppery red hips that spice up the off-season landscape.

Indigenous to central and southern Europe’s mountains, Rosa glauca has been cultivated as a gracefully arching medium-sized specimen since the early 1800s and in our garden, it passes time alongside a silver-leafed Teucrium fruticans (Select Form).

Blooms June.

Size: 8' high x 6' wide. Zone 2/3.


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Rosmarinus

Rosemary

Studious Greeks twined Rosemary in their hair “for remembrance” before exams; the French burned it as an incense substitute in cathedrals. And of course, there’s the taste—pungent and aromatic, a pinch delivers a punch of flavor. The rugged, picturesque evergreens of this genus resemble short-needled pines studded with tiny blue orchids.

Rosemarys are never fussy, take heat and poor soil, are truly pest and deer resistant, and only improve with age. Good drainage is preferred.


Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Arp’ full sun

That’s Arp, Texas, where one ol’ specimen is still growing strong at 80. An upright shrub with gray-green foliage and light blue flowers, ‘Arp’ is most at home inland, where it opens outward in the heat; on the coast its habit is more compact, but still handsome.

Blooms March–July.

Size: 3'–4' high x 2' wide; hardy to zone 8.


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Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Herb Cottage’ full sun

Upright, with a tidy, tight-knit character that showcases broad, attractive foliage and vividly dark, violet-blue flowers, ‘Herb Cottage’ originated at the Cathedral Herb Garden in Washington, D.C. This bushy, culinary delight is favored for its good looks and deserves a spot in your herb garden or a container alongside a well traveled path.

Blooms January–April.

Size: 2'–3' high x 2' wide; hardy to zone 8.


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Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Irene’ full sun
<i>Rosmarinus officinalis</i> ‘Irene’

Discovered as a volunteer seedling in northern California, ‘Irene’s low mounding habit is much improved over older prostrate Rosemarys. Dense, gray-green, narrow leaves make a vigorous show on long, pendant branches, and the richly colored blue-violet flowers are larger and more profuse than those displayed by other trailing cultivars. Let it cascade down a wall or over the lip of an easily viewed terracotta vessel. Rosemary Irene (PP#9124)

Blooms January–April.

Size: 12"–2' high x 4' wide; hardy to zone 8.


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Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Madeline Hill’ full sun

Dubbed for the renown herbal enthusiast from Texas, ‘Madeline Hill’ is not only a good-looking tough cookie hardy to below 0°, but she’s a savory delight as well. Intensely fragrant, rich green needlelike leaves, which are broader than ‘Arp’s cloak her robust, pale green upright stems. Wielding a not-too-tall bushy frame, this well branched Rosemary is generously sprinkled with dainty light blue flowers.

Blooms January – April.

Size: 3' high x 3' wide; hardy to zone 6.


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Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Maltese White’ full sun

We found ‘Maltese White’ at Bob Brown’s Cotswold Nursery in England, and presume this little known bushy Rosemary was discovered and named by some plantsperson traveling around the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta. Small, bright clusters of snowy white blooms decorate its silvery stems and resinous green-gray needles. A restful medley of color, these soothing hues will convey a courtly air to your Mediterranean border.

Blooms January – April.

Size: 3'–3-1/2' high x 2' wide; hardy to zone 8.


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Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Santa Barbara Blue’ full sun

A gift from our friend Jim Lockman, ‘Santa Barbara Blue’ seems to be known only in small gardening circles in California. Densely clustered needles lend a finely textured look to this upright evergreen with elegantly sweeping lower branches. The azure-blue flowers beautifully complement the concurrent blooms of Cistus ‘Red Eye’ and the deep green foliage contrasts strikingly with gray-leafed Teucrium fruticans (Select Form).

Blooms January–May.

Size: 5' high x 4' wide; hardy to zone 8.


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Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Sawyer’s Blue’ full sun

Celebrated as an excellent choice for topiary, this tall standing Britishman has stiffly upright branches. Aromatic, narrow green leaves make a savory seasoning, while bright bluish purple flowers bring a little bit of the heavens down to earth.

Clipped into fanciful shapes, hedged or left au naturale, ‘Sawyer’s Blue’ melds with other water wise plants such as Teucriums, Carex glauca and Lavandula ‘Lullingstone Castle’.

Blooms January – April.

Size: 3'–4' high x 3' wide. Zone 7/8.


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Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Taylor’s Blue’ full sun
<i>Rosmarinus officinalis</i> ‘Taylor’s Blue’

If you are short on space, consider this compact well-groomed Rosemary introduced by the late Ken Taylor. A no-fuss ‘Collingwood Ingram’ sport, the close-set, shiny deep green leaves on trailing and upward arching stems are loaded with bright lavender-blue blooms. ‘Taylor’s Blue’ can be tucked into a dry area where its dark, fine textured needles offset Cistus ‘Tania Compton’s rippled gray-green foliage.

Blooms January – April.

Size: 2' high x 3' wide. Zone 7/8.


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Salix

Willow

This diverse genus includes 300 deciduous species that are a breeze to grow in just about any garden soil. Our selections emphasize intriguing stems, foliage and silhouettes.


Salix integra ‘Hakuro Nishiki’ full sun  partial shade
Dappled Willow
<i>Salix integra</i> ‘Hakuro Nishiki’

Making an eager upward thrust, the young pink and white leaves of graceful ‘Hakuro Nishiki’ are dappled with green; it’s a most dramatic counterpoint to the gray-green, cream-streaked mature foliage. As the year goes on, interest persists: the somber light of winter is relieved by polished, red-hued stems, and early spring brings out pendant catkins.

This deserves the spotlight a dark background planting affords. Like all Willows, it thrives in moist soils. Prune in early spring to promote its elegant display.

Size: 5' high x 3'–4' wide; hardy to zone 5.


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Salix repens ‘Boyd’s Pendula’ full sun  partial shade
Boyd’s Creeping Willow

An alluring specimen for bonsai, rock garden and container enthusiasts, this petite ground-hugger greets spring with adorable fluffy cream-colored catkins on slender naked branches. The slim prostrate twigs and branchlets divide into thinner curved reddish stems, weaving a unique pendent drape of tiny gray-green deciduous leaves sporting silvered undersides. Full sun ensures optimum growth.

Size: 10' high x 3' wide; hardy to zone 5.


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Sambucus

Elderberry

Throughout the world, Elders have long been considered powerful trees and shrubs. Sicilians thought the branches killed serpents and drove away robbers; Serbs believed the branches brought good luck at weddings; the English carried knotted twigs in their pockets to ward off rheumatism. We invite you to plant Elders to provide quick shade, wind protection, or an easy screen for unwanted views.

These wild-looking deciduous shrubs grow quickly and offer a beautiful accent near water. With pinnate leaves, white to pink flat flower clusters that measure up to 10 in. wide, and small, dark fruit, most of the twenty species of the genus like good, moist soil.


Sambucus nigra ‘Gerda’ full sun  partial shade

Sambucus nigra Black Beauty™

Set apart by its intense purple-black leaves, this Sambucus comes to us from a special breeding program in Kent, England. The passionate hue of the foliage remains all season, darkening as autumn approaches. Superbly displayed against the dramatic leaves, unique, deep pink, lemon-scented umbels develop to almost 10 in. across.

Partner this thoroughbred with the golden foliage of Spiraea ‘Ogon’ or let her stand as an alluring backdrop for the silvery inflorescences of the late blooming grasses. Minimal pruning will easily maintain ‘Black Beauty’s smaller silhouette for gardens short on space. (PP#12,305)

Blooms May–June.

Size: 10'–12' high x 6'–8' wide; hardy to zone 4.


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Sambucus racemosa ‘Sutherland Gold’ partial shade
Golden Elderberry

Springtime layers of finely dissected golden foliage attire this award-winning multistemmed Sambucus. More resistant to sun scorch than other yellow-leafed Elderberry cultivars, the delicate looking ferny leaves emerge in copper-hued shades and slowly develop a refreshing lime-green cast during the warmer months. Favoring judicious pruning, adequately moist soil and bright partial shade, its graceful visage is further enhanced by conical racemes of creamy white flowers and glossy red fruit that birds adore.

Blooms late April – May.

Size: 6'–10' high x 6'–10' wide. Zone 3/4.


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Santolina


Santolina chamaecyparissus var. nana full sun
Lavender Cotton
<i>Santolina chamaecyparissus</i> var. <i>nana</i>

Botanicals first mentioned Santolina in 1550, when its dense filigree foliage and white felted stems made it the star player of that Elizabethan rage, the formal knot garden. This dwarf cultivar presents golden yellow button flowers borne profusely on a tight evergreen mound of aromatic silver-gray. It’s deer and pest proof, extremely drought tolerant, and is still the perfect choice for edging the herb garden or tucking into the rockery or a small sunny nook.

Blooms July–August.

Size: 12" high x 12" wide; hardy to zone 6.


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Sarcococca

Sweetbox

Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis partial shade  shade lover
Dwarf Sweetbox

This superb Himalayan denizen brings evergreen elegance and heavenly winter fragrance to a shady locale. Crafting a low well-groomed textural ground cover, slowly creeping stolons sprout 18 in. stems clad in lustrous dark green narrow leaves. Copious, tiny white flowers and round blue-black fruit heighten allure.

Tailor-made for hedging, entrance ways or the woodland garden, Dwarf Sweetbox keeps deer at bay, appreciates regular watering, and an annual shearing to maintain its dashing appearance.

Blooms March – April.

Size: 18"–2' high x 3'–4' wide; hardy to zone 6.


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Schefflera

Schefflera delavayi partial shade  new plant
Umbrella Tree

Inciting a hubbub of horticultural intrigue because of its house plant affiliations, this bold tropicalthemed broadleaf evergreen is surprisingly hardy. Low-branching Schefflera delavayi launches wide umbrellas of lobed Oak-shaped new growth cloaked with an alluring fawn-colored fuzz and mature, glossy green compound leaves that can reach a massive 3 ft. across, while long lacy sprays distinguished by petite white flowers make a luminous autumn display. An Aralia family member indigenous to southeastern China and Vietnam's higher regions, the Umbrella Tree needs dappled shade and rich well-drained evenly moist soil to sustain its gallant good looks.

Blooms October.

Size: 10'–15' high x 5'–8' wide; hardy to zone 7.


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Sorbaria

Sorbaria sorbifolia full sun  partial shade
False Spiraea
<i>Sorbaria sorbifolia</i>

Ushering bold grandeur into the backdrop of a large shrubby planting or a woodland’s edge, this dramatic Spiraea cousin hails from eastern Asia. Stiff, thick suckering stems spawn tropical-looking, elegantly chiseled pinnate foliage with serrated and pleated deciduous leaflets beneath a creamy white explosion of giant Astilbe-like plumes. Tiny individual flowers feature cupped calyxes, prominent stamens and reflexed petals for starry appeal.

Reputed to contain valuable antioxidants, the lush growing Sorbaria sorbifolia favors rich, moist soil in cooler climates, while regular pruning and cane removal will keep its spreading nature curbed.

Blooms June–July.

Size: 5'–10' high x 5'–10' wide; hardy to zone 2.


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Spiraea

Spiraea

With attractive foliage and a graceful habit, these hardy, deciduous flowering shrubs belong to the Rose family, and are easily grown in any fertile, somewhat moisture-retentive garden soil.


Spiraea betulifolia ‘Tor’ full sun
Birchleaf Spirea

Unique among other Spireas for its small oval Birch-like leaves, ‘Tor’s tightset orderly mounds make a reflective deep green foil for clustered purplish buds and a profusion of sprightly snow white blooms that charm butterflies. Autumn brings additional enticements when the refined foliage premieres orange, red and purple colors.

Employed as a mixed border or rockery specimen, or planted en masse along pathways and foundations, this compact deciduous shrub fancies sunshine and periodic pruning. It combines well with silver dappled Pulmonarias or Carex testacea, which provide compelling foliar contrast.

Blooms May – June.

Size: 2'–3' high x 2'–3' wide. Zone 3/4.


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Spiraea thunbergii ‘Ogon’ full sun  partial shade
<i>Spiraea thunbergii</i> ‘Ogon’

Among the first shrubs to bloom, ‘Ogon’s pretty white five-petaled flowers are arranged in abundant clusters along its wiry bare branches. Later, small and slender Willow-like foliage attires the numerous dark twigs. Illuminated in golden shades, this fine textured Japanese selection conveys a bright, wispy visage in the midst of blue flowering Geranium ‘Nimbus’, Berberis ‘Golden Ring’ and Euphorbias.

Blooms March–April.

Size: 4' high x 4' wide; hardy to zone 5.


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Stephanandra

Stephanandra incisa ‘Crispa’ full sun  partial shade
Lace Shrub

A demure Japanese and Korean denizen, this dense low growing deciduous shrub imparts a quiet elegance that belies its dogged constitution. Downward arching, warm brown slender stems form an interlacing mound guised with crinkled bright green Maple-like leaves and loose clusters of tiny starlike creamy white flowers.

Effective for stabilizing banks and hillsides, and utilized as a fast spreading shrubby ground cover, low hedge, wall drape or foundation plant, ‘Crispa’ offers toasty soft orange and yellow shades in the fall, wards off deer and appreciates moist acidic soil and judicious pruning, either in late winter or late spring.

Blooms May – June.

Size: 12"–2-1/2' high x 12"–4' wide; hardy to zone 4.


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Syringa

Lilac


Syringa x laciniata full sun
Cut Leaf Lilac
<i>Syringa</i> x <i>laciniata</i>

Few purple blossoms have so inspired people to lend their name to a particular tint: heliotrope, lavender, violet, and of course, lilac. Distinguished by its uniquely shaped dark green leaves, this elegant Chinese native fashions a graceful mound of lacy, deeply cut foliage and 3 in. long, loose panicles of fragrant, single, pale lavender flowers.

Very heat tolerant, the Cut Leaf Lilac is perfect for hot summer areas and makes an excellent textural companion when teamed with broader leafed shrubs.

Blooms May.

Size: 6'–8' high x 6'–8' wide; hardy to zone 4.


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Syringa meyeri ‘Palibin’ full sun
Dwarf Korean Lilac
<i>Syringa meyeri</i> ‘Palibin’

Few purple blossoms have so inspired people as to lend their name to a particular tint: heliotrope, lavender, violet and of course lilac. ‘Palibin’s profusion of delicately perfumed lavender-pink blooms bursts forth from dark purple buds. Polished leaves, deeply green and somewhat leathery, attire this small statured, close-knit twiggy shrub, whose diminutive guise can shape a handsome verdant hedge all by itself, with or without pruning, or become an alluring component for the rockery or a mixed border.

Perhaps the most dwarf of all Lilacs, this refined jewel should be planted in well drained soil and cut back after flowers are spent to ensure the following year’s bloom.

Blooms May.

Size: 3'–5' high x 4' wide. Zone 3/4.


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Syringa ‘Miss Kim’ full sun
Miss Kim Lilac
<i>Syringa</i> ‘Miss Kim’

Few purple flowers have so inspired people as to lend their name to a particular tint: heliotrope, lavender, violet and of course lilac. With a charming floral display that bridges the gap between spring and summer, ‘Miss Kim’ flaunts a profusion of powerfully scented pinkish purple blooms that fade to light pink and then to white. Autumn finds the handsome foliage emblazoned by stunning shades of burgundy and red.

Plant in well drained soil and maintain a pleasing shape by pruning between December and February.

Blooms May.

Size: 8'–10' high x 4'–6' wide; hardy to zone 3.


Syringa ‘Miss Kim’ (S-0432)
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Syringa oblata var. dilitata ‘Betsy Ross’ full sun

Hats off to the late Dr. Donald Egolf, who bred ‘Betsy Ross’ using a Chinese specimen of S. oblata and an unidentified Lilac from New York. For its bountiful supply of fragrant, fluffy-looking, snow white trusses, thick dark green deciduous leaves and compact rounded frame, this National Arboretum introduction merits a prominent spot in your garden.

Brimming with old-fashioned charm, ‘Betsy Ross’ wards off mildew, endures warmer weather and flourishes in a vast range of climates, from Minnesota to the deep south and both east and west coasts.

Blooms April.

Size: 8'–10' high x 9'–11' wide. Zone 4/5.


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Taxus

Yew

Taxus media ‘Bonnie Green Mound’ full sun  partial shade

Honored for their longevity since ancient times, Yews have always conveyed classic elements of design. Their amazing versatility affords an array of styles—topiaries, hedges or au natural—which easily enhances any garden scheme. Closely related to the popular Taxus ‘Densiformis’, this tidy verdant Taxus is distinguished by a fine texture, a compact rounded form becoming more dense with age, bright green needles and some drought tolerance once established.

We envision the evergreen Bonnie shaped into globes or bullets standing like sentinels, contrasted against silvery Teucriums or punctated amid boxwoods for a green-on-green textural contrast—all vignettes guaranteed to provide high drama.

Size: 3'–5' high x 4' wide; hardy to zone 4.


Taxus media ‘Bonnie Green Mound’ (S-0663)
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Teucrium

Germander

These evergreen shrubs and subshrubs are among the very toughest and therefore great for difficult situations; they thrive in heat and poor, rocky soils. They also offer versatility, fitting into formal or informal designs with equal ease.


Teucrium chamaedrys full sun
<i>Teucrium chamaedrys</i>

Chamaedrys means “a gift on the ground,” and this Teucrium’s gifts include spikes of pink flowers in the dog days of summer, small, glossy, dark green leaves, and a compact form. It’s useful as a ground cover, edging or low hedge. Create your own knot garden by combining it with Santolina. A hard annual shearing will maintain a rich thicket.

Blooms June–August.

Size: 18" high x 12" wide. Zone 5/6.


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Teucrium fruticans (Select Form)
<i>Teucrium fruticans (Select Form)</i>

Surprisingly light on its feet, this handsome ‘Select Form’ is smaller and more compact than Teucrium fruticans. Periwinkle-blue flowers embellish the downy white stems and gray-green, evergreen foliage which displays contrasting silver-gray undersides. Extremely durable, tolerating drought, wind and salt spray, this silvery mound makes an alluring backdrop for Muhlenbergia rigens.

Blooms January–July.

Size: 6' high x 9' wide; hardy to zone 8.


Teucrium fruticans (Select Form) (S-0156)
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Teucrium fruticans ‘Azureum’ full sun

When you’ve got a trouble spot, ‘Azureum’ comes to the rescue. Half the size of Teucrium fruticans, and more of a shrubby ground cover, this vigorous, ruggedly charming cultivar bears eye catching lavender-blue flowers and evergreen foliage that’s gray-green above and silver-white beneath.

Blooms January–July.

Size: 3'–4' high x 6' wide; hardy to zone 8.


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Ulmus

Elm

Ulmus parvifolia ‘Seiju’ full sun
Seiju Chinese Elm

This dwarf Chinese Elm presents an array of ornamental attributes: fissured corklike bark, delicate branches uniquely arranged in somewhat flattened sprays, petite dark green foliage—elliptic, toothed and lustrous—and bright new growth. Unsurpassed in a trough, a rock garden or as a bonsai subject, it is a stellar, disease resistant sport of the ultraminiature Ulmus ‘Hokkaido’ with small reddish flowers, slightly larger deciduous leaves and a faster growth rate.

Bred by Carl Young of Lodi, California, ‘Seiju’s no-fuss nature loves sun and ample moisture, while abiding an array of soils.

Blooms August.

Size: 2'–10' high x 2'–10' wide; hardy to zone 4.


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Viburnum

Viburnum

Viburnum, whether evergreen or deciduous, is certainly a shrub for all seasons: there’s ‘Diana’ to usher in spring and ‘Summer Snowflake’ adorning graduation and June weddings. Blazing with autumn color, and all bearing lustrous fruit through winter to attract feathered visitors, these graceful shrubs exhibit an enduring cold hardiness.

They prefer rich, moist soil and bloom best in full sun, but can also tolerate partial shade.


Viburnum x burkwoodii ‘Anne Russell’ full sun  partial shade
<i>Viburnum</i> x <i>burkwoodii</i> ‘Anne Russell’

A recipient of the RHS award of merit in 1957, dense mounding ‘Anne Russell’ boasts pink buds and copious, 3 in. waxy white flowers, which exude the most divine scent. The glossy dark green leaves turn a luscious crimson-purple in the fall. We favor it as an informal hedge or as a semideciduous specimen for the shrubby border and come spring, indulge in its fragrance each time we pass by.

Blooms April.

Size: 6' high x 8' wide; hardy to zone 4.


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Viburnum x burkwoodii ‘Conoy’ full sun  partial shade
<i>Viburnum</i> x <i>burkwoodii</i> ‘Conoy’

This evergreen Viburnum was the last, and possibly the finest, of Dr. Egolf’s introductions. Dark red buds open as creamy white to pink flowers amidst the most lustrous of all Viburnum foliage. Later, persistent glossy red fruit brightens the fine textured, deep green leaves, which are pale olive-green underneath and tinged with deep maroon in winter.

We are fond of this compact, colorful, low spreading shrub in containers, as a dense informal hedge, or in mass plantings.

Blooms late April.

Size: 4-1/2' high x 7' wide; hardy to zone 6.


Viburnum x burkwoodii ‘Conoy’ (S-0070)
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Viburnum x burkwoodii ‘Mohawk’ full sun  partial shade

An ornamental prodigy from Dr. Donald Egolf’s esteemed breeding program, ‘Mohawk’s allure spans several seasons. Its first offering begins in spring when glistening dark red flower buds appear, followed by the spicy gala of clove-scented snowball-like blooms amid polished foliage, and continues through its brilliant orange-red autumn finale. Anticipation builds as clustered shiny buds wait a few weeks to open, revealing enticing, rouge-backed, waxy white flowers.

Amenable to varied conditions, yet flourishing in moderately moist well drained soil, this compact deciduous shrub hosts disease resistant dark green leaves, and can be cast as a star specimen, planted en masse or transformed into a picturesque backdrop.

Blooms late April – May.

Size: 6'–8' high x 6'–8' wide; hardy to zone 5.


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Viburnum carlesii ‘Diana’ full sun  partial shade
Korean Spicebush

Some say her ambrosial fragrance can waft over 30 ft. away. We say you’ll want to plant this compact, medium-sized beauty as soon as possible. Tinged chocolate when young, the broadly ovate, serrated foliage matures to a dusty dark green with fuzzy gray-green undersides, and in fall broadcasts purple-red shades. Dome-shaped clusters of red buds herald the posh pink flowers which brighten to a satiny white, emitting the most irresistible Daphne-like perfume.

Mingling amid other broadleaf shrubs, positioned alone or employed as a hedge, the energetic deciduous ‘Diana’ should stay close to a well-traveled, moist sunny spot.

Blooms late March to mid-April.

Size: 5'–6' high x 5' wide; hardy to zone 4.


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Viburnum ‘Cayuga’ full sun  partial shade

Pink buds burst forth into waxy white blossoms as spring’s tender greenery attires this relatively tightset Egolf cultivar. Rounded flower heads feature bud and blossom simultaneously, creating a lovely two-toned effect. Lining the spreading branches, handsome, semisheened dark green foliage gives way to an orange-red hue in fall. A stellar stand-alone in the mixed border, ‘Cayuga’ claims Viburnum carlesii and Viburnum carlcephalum lineage, and adapts to an array of growing conditions.

Blooms late April.

Size: 5' high x 6' wide; hardy to zone 5.


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Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum ‘Molly Schroeder’ full sun  partial shade  new plant
<i>Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum</i> ‘Molly Schroeder’

Headlining pretty pink, flat topped lacecaps amid tiered horizontal branches, this sterling Viburnum selection from New Zealand promises a repeat autumn bloom and consistently pink flowers year after year unlike other cultivars that fade to white. Broad handsome deciduous foliage—dark green, prominently veined and purplish red come fall—cloaks her easy-going rounded frame. Full of rosy panache, 'Molly Schroeder' can be planted alongside Sambucus Black Beauty and Physocarpus 'Dart's Gold' with Epimedium 'Amber Queen' blanketing the ground below for a festive springtime vignette.

Blooms late April–May.

Size: 5'–8' high x 5'–8' wide; hardy to zone 5.


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Viburnum plicatum f plicatum ‘Popcorn’ full sun  partial shade
<i>Viburnum plicatum</i> f <i>plicatum</i> ‘Popcorn’

Heralding summer, this densely growing Viburnum displays sprightly round clusters of clean white flowers, borne in such profusion they nearly obscure the good-looking deciduous foliage. Autumn brings brilliant scarlet hues to the veined deep green leaves. Let Geranium ‘White Ness’ brighten its base while echoing ‘Popcorn’s greens and snowy whites.

Blooms June.

Size: 5'–6' high x 5'–6' wide; hardy to zone 5.


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Viburnum plicatum f tomentosum ‘Summer Snowflake’ full sun  partial shade
<i>Viburnum plicatum f tomentosum</i> ‘Summer Snowflake’

The most exceptional attribute of this deciduous Viburnum is its horizontal growth habit, featuring flowers and fruit in parallel rows along the branches. Distinguished by a smaller stature, and foliage that’s not quite as large as Viburnum ‘Shasta’, ‘Summer Snowflake’ maintains a more rounded form and blooms well into summer with an extravagant offering of pure white lacecap flowers. It’s lovely in containers, grouped in a drift, or as a star specimen.

Blooms April – August.

Size: 6' high x 6' wide; hardy to zone 5.


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Vitex

Vitex agnus-castus ‘Shoal Creek’ full sun
Chaste Tree

With cannabis-style palmate foliage and a virtuous history of helping both European monks and Demeter devoted Greek women remain chaste, this woody Verbena relative is anything but modest. Late in the spring, young downy wood and numerous branching stems forge a broad swath clothed in 5-fingered, lancelike leaflets brightened by silver felted undersides. Beat-the-heat colors distinguish the refreshing summer display as upright and spiky, nearly foot long panicles of dense, lilac-blue tubular flowers extend out from a stout rounded shrub or small tree.

The aromatic, easy-to-grow Chaste Tree is a deciduous, sun-loving Mediterranean native whose stature depends on how severe the winters are or how far back its been trimmed. Enticing to hummingbirds and gardeners alike, it appreciates well drained soil and a hard cut in early spring, endures some drought once established and bestows a restful grace note to the mixed border.

Blooms August – September.

Size: 8'–12' high x 8'–12' wide; hardy to zone 6.


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Weigela


Weigela ‘Wine and Roses’ full sun  partial shade

The ‘wine’ is the glossy burgundy and purple foliage highlighted by lime-green midribs. The abundant ‘roses’ are red in bud, eventually becoming pink beauties that provide a stunning contrast to the leaves, and are great in cut arrangements. This truly superior cultivar holds its exquisite leaf color when other species will not, the rich shade intensifying as autumn approaches. (pp #10772)

Blooms May – June.

Size: 4'–5' high x 4' wide; hardy to zone 5.


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Westringia

Coast Rosemary

Westringia fruticosa ‘Smokey’ full sun  partial shade

With soft silvery shades and a fine texture, this rugged Australian native has a smoky allure. Petite evergreen leaves—narrow, pointed and emargined in cream—crowd a well-mannered, low growing twiggy frame. Just right for a hedge that’s not so tall, ‘Smokey’s compact habit naturally sculpts a perfect globe, withstanding drought once established, and seaside conditions.

Let the versatile Coast Rosemary settle in amongst dry-loving companions such as Cistus, Lavandula, grasses, and Salvia ‘Aromas’, and enjoy the subtle charm of its two lipped white flowers nearly all year round.

Blooms May–November.

Size: 4'–6' high x 4'–5' wide; hardy to zone 8.


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Xanthoceras

Xanthoceras sorbifolium full sun  partial shade
Yellowhorn
<i>Xanthoceras sorbifolium</i>

A hardy and versatile deciduous member of a mostly tropical family, this choice northern Chinese native headlines shiny, deep green pinnate leaves, defined by 9 to 17 serrated leaflets and lovely, white cupped flowers held in large Horse Chestnut-style clusters. A saffron-colored eye deepening to carmine-pink inscribes each sweetly scented, 5-petaled blossom. Come autumn, oval-shaped leathery capsules produce numerous, edible, large black seeds that supposedly taste like macadamia nuts.

Preferring a warm sunny locale, but also abiding a moist shady one, Yellowhorn’s upright and lacy silhouette possesses exceptional drought tolerance.

Blooms May.

Size: 12'–18' high x 8'–10' wide; hardy to zone 4.


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