Butterfly gardens, meadows, prairies, or naturalized/native plant areas. Also effective in sunny borders. Whether massing plants in large drifts or sprinkling them throughout a prairie or meadow, butterfly weed is one of our showiest native wildflowers.A virtually hassle-free, very long lived perennial, offering three months of tangerine orange blo..
This small, deciduous tree or shrub with leaves that stay green into late fall. Leaves up to 12-15 cm (5") long, with a petiole as much as 1-1,5 cm (1/2") long; blade ovate to elliptic, sometimes narrow, pointed at the tip and tapered or rounded at the base, margins smooth or with very small, rounded teeth, veins prominent, especially on the lower ..
Rapidly growing shoots which can be beneficial to your cat's diet and provide the aid to digestion that is sometimes required, especially with cats living indoors.When licking their fur cats swallow fine hair that accumulates to hair balls in the stomach and can cause obstructions.When cats eat the slightly sweet grass of the "Cat's Grass" they vom..
An ancient hybrid escaped from gardens, cherry plum is a small, rounded deciduous tree found throughout southern Europe and southwestern Asia. In spring, it covers itself with white or light pink flowers.This heat-tolerant plum needs well-drained but moist soil and full sun. Being small it is useful for home gardens. The dark foliage of the purple-..
This boxwood is a dense, rounded broadleaf evergreen shrub known for its tolerance to pruning, making it great plant for hedges and topiary. It has small, oval, deep green foliage which turns yellow or brownish (bronze) in winter. The tiny fragrant flowers are often visited by bees.Cultivated in Asia since the 1400s, littleleaf boxwood is no longer..
Chinese holly is a large, broadleaf evergreen shrub native to China and Korea. The squarish, dark green, shiny leaves typically bear conspicuous spines at the tips of their five lobes, although some cultivars have fewer or no spines. Female plants have long-lasting large red berries in fall. The flowers appear in early spring and have little orname..
This medium-sized evergreen tree from Asian uplands is notable for its long, handsome pine needles and cones. It occurs primarily in western and central China, with scattered populations in other parts of Asia.The long, supple, bright green needles of this pine are held in bundles of five. The needles sometimes droop, creating a cascading effect. I..
Mid- and late winter is made much more exciting with the extremely fragrant, spider-like blossoms of the Chinese witchhazel. A rounded, densely branched deciduous shrub from southeastern China, it is relatively rare to be found in the secondary forests there. The leaves are broadly oval, dull green with fuzzy, gray-green undersides. In autumn, they..
Fabulous foliage for summer bedding or patio containers. Eye-catching colour combinations as indoor plants. A dramatic colour combination of richest velvet red edged in bright gold. Beautifully shaped, uniform leaf formation, on dwarf compact plants. This plant is frost sensitive and needs protection in cold areas over winter.Sow anytime for indoor..
Despite the common name, Cornelian cherry is actually a dogwood. This deciduous, multi-stemmed shrub to small tree can become quite large with age. It is native to the woods of Europe and western Asian, and is one of the earliest shrubs to bloom there. Its small, yellow flowers appear in late winter to very early spring and are followed by red, che..
This deciduous conifer is a fast-growing, imposing relative of the redwood. Native to China, it was known only from the fossil record until a few trees were discovered in 1944 and identified in 1948. Today it is grown and loved the world over for its feathery foliage, muscular trunk and magnificent, narrow, pyramidal habit. The bark is shredded and..
Ceanothus integerrimus is a deciduous shrub from 1–4 metres (3.3–13 ft) tall with an open ascending to erect branch habit. It is a drought-tolerant phanerophyte. Nitrogen fixing actinomycete bacteria form root nodules on Ceanothus roots. Its stems are round yellow to a pale green in color with either small soft to straight stiff sharp hairs paralle..
It is likely that no native American evergreen is more prevalent in the North American landscape. Arborvitae is a hardy pyramidal coniferous tree usually cultivated in one of its many shrubby forms. This native of eastern North America has flattened feathery sprays of soft, scale-like, medium to dark green foliage that may turn shades of green and ..
The deep green towers and pyramids of Eastern Red Cedar are an enduring and widespread presence in abandoned fields and open roadsides all across eastern North America. Appearing in a variety of shapes and sizes, it tends to grow in large colonies, and most commonly forms either a tall, narrow spire or broadly conical tree. It grows slowly to moder..
Long grown in its native Europe as a hedge plant, this small, rounded, low-branched tree is still among the most popular garden hawthorns. It bears clusters of sweet-scented white flowers in showy abundance in late spring, followed by small spherical fruits that ripen red in fall. Some forms have pink blooms. The small, lobed, glossy dark green lea..