Paper Mulberry, is a small to medium sized deciduous tree native to temperate Eastern Asia and Polynesia. In the Orient, the inner bark is used for making paper, and in Polynesia, it is used for making tapa cloth. Leaves are ovate, 8 inches (20 cm) long, and are either unlobed or variably deeply lob..
Peanut, also known as groundnut, is a crop of global importance. It is widely grown in the tropics and subtropics, being important to both smallholder and large commercial producers. Very unusual among crop plants, peanut pods develop under the ground.Peanut is an annual herbaceous plant growing 30 ..
This large deciduous shrub from the southeastern United States takes center stage in fall and winter, when masses of bright berries adorn its upright gray branches. Clusters of small white flowers appear along the branches in mid-spring, not long after the bluntly toothed, shiny, medium-green leaves..
Dainty white flowers dot this shrub's foliage in late spring, followed by astringent deep purple berries in summer and red fall foliage. The purple chokeberry is a thicket-forming upright deciduous shrub from the eastern United States, regarded as a naturally-occurring hybrid between the red chokebe..
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,..
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..
Tough as the rugged American West, this juniper is the parent of many hybrid varieties that share its resilient nature. Rocky Mountain juniper, or Colorado redcedar, is a slow growing evergreen tree or shrub native to western American regions from Mexico to Canada. The most robust populations exist ..
The Serbian spruce is an elegant evergreen tree that is among the most tolerant of summer heat and boasts a tall, lean, conical habit with upwardly curving branches. It is a native of Serbia and Bosnia where it exists at high elevations along regional mountain ridges and favors calcareous soils.The ..
Attracting both birds and human eyes with its white and blue-violet fruits, silky dogwood is a great plant for a variety of soils and light exposures. This multistemmed deciduous shrub may vigorously become a rounded plant but with spreading branches. It is native to the extreme eastern United State..
Sitka spruce is the third tallest conifer species in the world and perfectly adapted to conditions in Pacific Northwest gardens. This species is native to the temperate rainforests of the west coast of North America ranging from Alaska southward to northern California. Their forests are concentrated..
A popular snakebark maple for small gardens, since it grows rapidly in its early years and then settles down to relatively slow expansion, and may be pruned in winter to size. An established tree is unmistakable, with its upright branches making a slim silhouette, while the green bark is striped con..
A decidious Shrub growing to 5m. It is hardy to zone 5 and is not frost tender. It is in flower in May, and the seeds ripen in July. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees. The plant is self-fertile. Prefers a rich loamy soil in a sunny position o..