Fortunearia is a deciduous shrub or small tree that is native to forest areas in central China. It is in the same family as the witch hazels (Hamamelidaceae). This shrub has modest ornamental qualities, but is perhaps best noted for its early spring flowers and its attractive foliage. It typically g..
Break the dreariness of winter with the fragrant flowers that don the wintersweet. Native to the woodlands in China, this slow-growing shrub with an upright but broad shape can begin to look a bit leggy and unkempt with old age.Depending on climate, the bare branches reveal many bowl-shaped flowers ..
Largest of the world's dogwood trees, and perhaps the fastest growing, giant dogwood has flat clusters of white flowers in spring that are followed by purplish fruits. A medium-sized deciduous tree from the mid-elevations across much of China and the Himalayas, this upright plant with eventually spr..
Goji is the commercial name for two species of boxthorn, Lycium barbarum and Lycium chinense. These plants originate from southeastern Asia, and growers in China cultivate goji commercially. The fruit is orange-red and less than 1 inch long. The flowers are about 1/2-inch wide and light purple in co..
Brilliant and cheerful strings of yellow flowers drape down from the branches of the golden chaintree in late spring. It is a delightful, spreading small deciduous tree from southern Europe (France to Croatia). In spring the newly emerging leaves are hairy and gray-green and eventually expand to the..
Illuminating the fall landscape with golden yellow needles, golden larch reaches skyward with its tall, open-branched, broadened cone-shaped form. A deciduous tree native to southeastern China's mountains, it is a slow-growing conifer that thrives where soils are moist, winters chilly and summers no..
Golden rain tree is a small to medium sized deciduous tree native to China and Korea. The overall shape is irregular to round, sometimes with multiple trunks. The large leaves are compound with leaflets that are irregular, roughly oval and coarsely toothed or lobed. Leaves emerge in spring light to ..
With prickly stems and evergreen foliage, European gorse is amazingly attractive in spring when thousands of bright yellwo flowers clothe the plant. A large hrub native to western and central Europe, it produces copious amounts of seeds that remain viable in the soil for years. For this reason this ..
This rugged, cold hardy, short-lived birch from northeastern North America is useful for naturalistic plantings in its native region. Typically multi-trunked, it has gray-white, flaky bark peppered with black markings. The twiggy branches are purplish-brown. The narrowly triangular, bright green lea..
Cornus racemosa, commonly called gray dogwood, is a deciduous shrub which is native to Missouri and typically occurs in moist or rocky ground along streams, ponds, wet meadows, glade and prairie margins, thickets and rocky bluffs. It grows 10-15' tall and features white flowers borne in terminal rac..
Acacia decurrens is a perennial tree or shrub native to eastern New South Wales, including Sydney, the Greater Blue Mountains Area, the Hunter Region, and south west to the Australian Capital Territory.It is cultivated throughout Australia and the world, and has naturalised in most Australian states..
Lovely in all seasons, this small to medium-sized deciduous maple from Japan offers a compact rounded habit, handsome foliage, and striking bark. Its densely branched crown is set with lush, relatively large, weakly three-lobed leaves that emerge in mid-spring, about the same time as its small yello..