This is one of the prettier garden cotoneaster. This sprawling, deciduous shrub has herringbone-like branches that are attractive all season. Chinese in origin, it has small, round, dark green leaves that turn terrific shades of orange and red in fall. While each not individually impressive, it produces hundreds of pinkish-white flowers in late spr..
Plants are not winter hardy in cooler climates below zone 7 and are typically grown in containers (clay pots best) which are brought indoors in fall and overwintered in a sunny, humid but cool room with good air circulation (powdery mildew often appears when air circulation is poor).Where winter hardy, grow in herb gardens, borders or foundations. ..
An elegant, tough, and shade-tolerant broadleaf evergreen, this Northeast Asian native is often associated with Japanese gardens. It forms a dense, compact, rounded shape when young, but matures into an upright multi-trunked large shrub with handsome gray bark.Whorls of glossy elliptic leaves cover cleyera all year around. Bronze to red when young,..
The spicy, aromatic herb is used in the kitchen like the garden savory. It is a spicy spice for all bean dishes. Also suitable as a tea. Preservation: drying, freezing, pickling in oil.Winter savory (Satureja montana) is a perennial herb, native to warm temperate regions of southern Europe and Mediterranean.It is a perenial plant growing to 40 cm t..
Clean and floated seedsThe showy, colorful fall fruits of scarlet firethorn can’t be beat. This thorny, evergreen shrub is native to southeastern Europe, Turkey and the Caucasus region. It can become quite large and can develop a broad rounded, upright or spreading habit at maturity.The evergreen to semi-evergreen leaves of firethorn are small, glo..
Hardy to zone 9, but can be grown as an indoors plant in cooler climates, but it will be less in size.Grown as an ornamental, its touch-sensitive leaves create interest among adults and children alike, helping to inspire interest in plant life generally. It has many traditional medicinal uses.Pretty puff-ball flowers of pink and fern-like leaves th..
Grown for its handsome foliage that flutters and flashes with the slightest breeze, this medium to large deciduous tree is also valued for its symmetrical habit and its fragrant summer flowers. It is native to Southwest Asia and Southeast Europe.The rich green, glossy, heart-shaped leaves of this hardy tree have fuzzy, silvery-gray undersides that ..
Russian olive is a large deciduous shrub or small tree that's remarkably hardy and beautiful but known to be invasive. It is native to southern Europe, Russia, central Asia and parts of China where it inhabits coastal regions, lake shores, dry river beds and mountainous areas. It has also become naturalized throughout much of North America. In addi..
Hardy and reliable, arrowwood is a useful medium-sized to large deciduous shrub that is amenable to many growing conditions and soil types. This native of the eastern United States has straight upright stems, a rounded habit, and distinctive dark green, coarsely toothed leaves that turn shades of yellow, burgundy or purple-red in fall. In late spri..
This upright deciduous shrub is notable for a display of red berries and vibrant red-purple leaves in autumn. The many upright branches of this native of central and western China bear dark green glossy leaves. In very late spring or early summer, scores of tiny, pinkish white flowers line the branches, and once pollinated by bees produce dark red ..
Stone pine is native to the northern Mediterranean coastal region (Southern Europe to Turkey and Lebanon). In the Mediterranean area, edible pine nuts from this pine have been harvested since prehistoric times. Pine nuts may be eaten raw or roasted, and may be added to a variety of culinary dishes. This is an umbrella-shaped tree that grows in its ..
This is a tough shade tree that grows in a wide range of soils. This tree may be used as a lawn tree or street tree. Sugarberry is basically a southern version of common or northern hackberry (Celtis occidentalis). Sugarberry differs from common hackberry inter alia by fruits are juicier and sweeter, bark is less corky, leaves are narrower with mos..
Those who know this tree know it is anything but heavenly. Tree-of-heaven is a pervasive, aggressive, fast-growing weed tree with an extensive root system that’s notorious for damaging mortar and building foundations. The roots also emit a chemical that reduces growth and seed germination of other plants growing nearby. Tree-of-heaven originates fr..
Trumpet creeper is a rampant clinging deciduous vine native to the southeastern United States. Its orange, red, or yellow trumpet shaped flowers appear in late summer to early fall, attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. The compound, pinnate leaves are typically dark green. Large bean-shaped fruits follow the flowers. Trumpet creeper toler..
Few eastern American landscape trees reach great heights as quickly as the tulip or yellow poplar.This remarkably fast-growing tree is also substantially strong-wooded and long-lived (one of the oldest known specimens exists in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and is believed to be over 500 years old). It has an upright trunk, develops a pyr..