The landscape-worthy Adam's needle is certainly the most cultivated of all Yucca species. A widespread native of the eastern United States, it forms bold, dense clusters of long, sharp leaves that look super all season long. In the summer, large spikes of showy ivory flowers are produced. Wild plants are most commonly found growing in open, upland ..
Osteospermum are a large, daisy like flowering perennial. These plants make an eye catching summer display in an open border, as ground cover or in containers. Flowers can be single or semi-double. Osteospermum Daisy-Mae Mixed produces masses of large long lasting daisy-like flowers in a variety of colours. Osteospermum give vigorous, brightly colo..
Glossy leaves and red turning deep purple-blue berries in autumn are the attractive features of this buckthorn. A deciduous, hardy large shrub to small tree, it is native to much of Europe, extending into extreme northern Africa and western Asia. This plant has proven invasive in the moist soils across much of eastern North America.With smooth gray..
Ornamental tree. The bark is reddish-brown and exfoliating. New twigs are purple-red in color.Betula alnoides is a species of birch that can be found in such countries as Burma, Bhutan, China, India, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam on an elevation of 700–2,100 metres.The plant is 30 metres (98 ft) tall with white coloured branches. It have 1.5–3 centim..
A Mediterranean native valued for its exceptional heat- and drought-tolerance, this medium-sized evergreen tree is often planted in California and the Southwest United States. The short, bright green needles of this pine occur in bundles of two. They are rather sparsely borne on short upright branches which form an open, rounded, irregular crown. I..
The beautiful, violet-blue flowers of Aquilegia alpina, or alpine columbine, have been cultivated since ancient times. Native to wooded mountain regions of Europe, it forms a low, spreading mound of delicate, lobed, blue-green foliage which somewhat resembles that of a maidenhair fern. Its large, nodding, cobalt-blue flowers feature contrasting, go..
The textural quality of this eastern native's stems and foliage is superb. During winter, a circle of the thorn-covered stems is as magical as an outdoor sculpture. Dark blue-green compound leaves offer a tropical effect before turning yellow and purple in autumn. One-foot-wide flower clusters sit atop the foliage in summer and transform into purpl..
One of the queens of eastern North America's deciduous forests, basswood has large heart-like leaves, deliciously fragrant summertime flowers and an overall majestic structure. A large deciduous tree with a straight trunk, it is more cone-shaped when youthful but matures to a large, rounded to wide-spreading specimen. The bark is gray and smooth at..
American bladdernut is admirable because of its glossy, attractive, three-part leaves and curious-looking fruits. This variably medium to large shrub, rarely a small tree, is naturally found in moist-soil woodlands, especially along stream banks. It's native to southeastern North America, east of the Great Plains from Ontario to the Florida Panhand..
This eastern North American cousin of black elderberry is a medium to large, fast-growing, deciduous shrub. It is grown for its ferny pinnate foliage, large, musky-scented flower heads, and showy clusters of fruits. A wildlife magnet, it attracts butterflies with its flowers and wildlife with its fruit.In late spring and summer, large flat-topped c..
A slow-growing, spreading-canopied deciduous tree, American hornbeam is native to southeastern North America from Canada to Mexico. The ridged, gray, smooth bark looks like there are flexed muscles under it, yielding another common name of musclewood. It may also grow with many trunks and attain a form much more shrub-like, albeit large.The pretty,..
The American sycamore is a grand, picturesque tree if well placed in the landscape. This large deciduous tree is naturally distributed across the eastern half of North America, from Maine to Florida, so it is beneficial to grow from local stock. It is a lowland tree that’s adapted to soils that become flooded intermittently throughout the season. H..
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..
The spiny fruits, palmate foliage and stark appearance of the American sweetgum are all unmistakable. This impressive tall, deciduous tree is native to the central and southeastern United States from New York to Florida and across to Texas. Specimens are also said to grow into Mexico and Central America. Sweetgum is an incredibly adaptable hardwood..
One of the best small deciduous trees for year-round display, this native of Northeast Asia is prized for its polished, flaking, golden-brown bark, its compact upright habit, and its clustered white early-spring flowers. The toothed, oval, medium-green leaves turn yellow in fall. Small black cherry-like fruits are sometimes produced in summer. This..