Pokeberry (Phytolacca Americana) occurs naturally in the fields and woodlands of the eastern United States with rare occurrences west of the Mississippi River. It is a large species of plant, often reaching over 6 feet in height with ovate, textured leaves and a central flower stalk that develops into a cluster of purplish berries in late summer. A..
Ninebark is a hardy deciduous shrub with long-lasting flowers and fruits and exfoliating bark. This native of the eastern United States suckers and has an irregular habit and informal look but tough constitution. In the wild it exists along the fields and forest margins of uplands and lowlands.The small lobed leaves of ninebark are typically dark g..
Though native to China, Korea and Japan, autumn olive has become naturalized across all of eastern North America since its initial introduction in 1830. The silvery red berries of this large deciduous shrub are produced in profusion and eaten and spread by birds and other wildlife. Tough and fast-growing, the autumn olive was once favored as a road..
FRESH SEEDS (2019 crop, origin - Shandong province, China).Paulownia elongata is a species of plant in the Paulowniaceae family. It is used as a forestry tree in North America and China. It is reportedly the fastest growing hardwood tree, which are known to grow up to 15 or more feet in the first year. Commercial plantations are normally establish..
The largest of the cherries, this fast-growing, medium to large deciduous tree is valued not only for its ornamental attributes but also as a timber tree. It is native from central and eastern North America to Guatemala.The tapered, oval, saw-edged leaves are glossy dark green above and paler underneath. New leaves are often bronze-tinged, and fall..
Colutea arborescens is a species of leguminous shrub known by the common name bladder senna. It is native to Europe and North Africa, but it is known on other continents where it is grown as an ornamental and used in landscaping for erosion control. It is also known in the wild as an occasionally weedy escapee from cultivation. The shrub takes a ro..
Bloodtwig dogwood is a multi-stemmed, large, deciduous shrub with upright branches and a spreading, suckering habit. This European native is grown for its colorful young stems of blood red that turn dark red-green to brown as they age. In early summer it produces many flattened, rounded clusters of white flowers followed by small, oval, blue-black ..
The deciduous vine, Boston ivy, cloaks the walls of old university buildings across the north.Boston ivy is a close relative of the grape and originates from China, Korea and Japan. It is a vigorous self-clinging woody vine that attaches itself to surfaces by tendrils tipped with small disk-like adhesive pads called holdfasts. It bears beautiful th..
So why would gardeners grow such a deadly poisonous plant as a garden ornamental? Showy forms of castor bean are bold, brightly colored and thrive in high heat and drought. In tropical regions castor bean grows as a tall evergreen subshrub, but in temperate zones it is commonly grown as an annual/tender perennial. This native of northern Africa and..
Enormous rhubarb-like leaves rise from the ground on thick, thorny stalks. Often seen in large gardens and parks, particularly at the West Coast. A bold feature plant for the waterside. Large cone-like heads of green flowers appear in summer. Must have a mild-winter climate to survive outside, otherwise grow in tubs to winter indoors. Determined ga..
A mature, symmetrically rounded catalpa tree can be a tree of great beauty all season long: young leaves are bronze green, later - dark green and rosy pink flowers in June. Unfortunately, it is otherwise a rather coarse tree that does not always deserve a prominent place in the landscape. And in my garden in Lithuania it started to bloom in third ..
A member of the witchhazel family, this medium-sized, broadleaf evergreen shrub is native to Japan and China. Fragrant, spider-like, white flowers appear in late winter and early spring and sporadically at other seasons. The arching, spherical habit and rich green rounded leaves are attractive year-round. Chinese fringe flower grows best in light s..
This majestic evergreen conifer is the tallest tree in America and popular for landscaping in the far western United States. Famous for its red, rot-resistant wood, it is native to the Pacific Coast of northern California and extreme southern Oregon. It rapidly develops a tall, narrow, pyramidal habit with slightly drooping branches lined with deep..
This deciduous conifer is a fast-growing, imposing relative of the redwood. Native to China, it was known only from the fossil record until a few trees were discovered in 1944 and identified in 1948. Today it is grown and loved the world over for its feathery foliage, muscular trunk and magnificent, narrow, pyramidal habit. The bark is shredded and..
Deodar cedar is among the world’s most elegant and stately of evergreen conifers. This western Himalayan native tree has fast growth and develops a broad, pyramidal habit. Its dense branches are covered in green to blue-green needles. The branch tips often dangle softly downward, giving the entire tree a soft and luxurious feel. With time, the trun..