Tatarian dogwood is broad, bushy shrub with upright to arching branches. This native of northern China, Siberia and Korea is very hardy in the northern part of its range but may suffer from leaf scorch in its southernmost range if planted in full sun. Its most ornamental characteristic is its red-gr..
Lusciously clad in rich green compound leaves, red elderberry forms fluffy ivory flower spikes in spring followed by bright red berries in summertime. A deciduous small tree native across much of the northern half of North America, it suckers from its roots to form a thicket, and is dispersed by bir..
Red maple is a tall, deciduous tree that is native to south-eastern North America.Widely planted, it has a rounded canopy and is best known for its spectacular fall color that ranges from bright crimson to shades of yellow, orange and red. In winter, its stark gray fissured bark looks nice against s..
The beautiful and ubiquitous Japanese maple is a small, deciduous tree native to eastern Asia. Its popular cultivar 'Atropurpureum' features deeply lobed, palmate (hand-shaped) leaves which emerge reddish-pink in spring, deepen to deep burgundy-red in summer, and turn fiery tones in fall. In winter,..
The flowers of this interesting member of the lily family look like tall upright fiery torches of orange-red and yellow. Redhot poker is a semi-evergreen, clump-forming perennial that originates from the rocky montane regions of the South African cape. It forms dense clumps of green grassy arching f..
Fabulous dwarf plants with long spikes of vibrant colour over strap-like foliage. This hardy and tough perennial is super for rock gardens or mixed borders and can be cut for summer arrangements.Grows best in full sun and sandy or gravelly soil with some fertility. It is especially sensitive to wet ..
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/te..
This ornamental all year long hardy and vigorous ninebark is popular for its rich dark purple leaves that turn red and bronze tones in fall. It also offers clusters of beautiful ivory flowers that contrast nicely with the leaves.Ninebark is a hardy deciduous shrub with long-lasting flowers and fruit..
Cornus sericea, commonly known as red twig dogwood or red osier dogwood, is an upright-spreading, suckering shrub. With the exception of the lower midwest and deep South, this species is native to much of North America where it is typically found growing in wet swampy areas, wetland margins or along..
Woody-based, spreading or arching perennial with hairy, oval, toothed leaves. Short panicles of bell-shaped white flowers bloom in summer. Looks beautifully in rock gardens and perennial beds. Easy to grow and take care of. Hardy plant, best if grown in sun or partly shade, in well drained, slightly..
River birch is a handsome, often multi-stemmed, fast growing tree that is native to the central and southeastern United States. Its most notable ornamental feature is its beautiful peeling bark that appears in mixed shades on white, rust-orange, gray and brown. Like other birches, it has elongated c..
River Sheoak is a highly successful, tall, narrow evergreen tree that will grow on many various sites, as long as waterlogging is not constant. It will survive on heavy clay soils or sands . Typically it grows to between 15-20m tall, is up to 6m wide and forms a strong, buttressed trunk. The root sy..