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 that face downward, appearing anytime from midwint..
Fraser fir is a fragrant evergreen tree native to the Appalachian Mountains of the southeastern United States, from Virginia down to Georgia. Native populations grow at both high and low elevations along the mountainside. They exist in nearly pure stands at high elevations but are mixed with other conifers and hard woods at mid to lower elevations...
Gerbera daisy is a favorite cutflower and tender perennial for containers and mixed beds. It is a South African native, so it grows best in places where summers are cool.When growing conditions are favorable, it bears large daisies year-round (with peaks in late spring and late fall). These may be red, orange, yellow, white or pink and appear above..
Lovely flower spikes with aromatic foliageAn attractive mix of blue and white flower spikes nestle above aromatic foliage. Ideal for borders, pots and tubs. Attracts beneficial insects, especially bees. Genus - Agastache Species - Foeniculum Variety - Blue&White Mix Common name - Giant Hyssop Pre-Treatment - Not-required Hardiness zones..
Magnificent perennial flowers, ideal for heavy soils.this species is native to north eastern China and Russia where they grow in large, stunning drifts in heavy, damp clay soils.A large and spectacular relative of the beloved buttercup, this herbaceous perennial forms dense clumps crowded with rich orange yellow blooms. Superb for a damp corner of..
This species is appropriately called the giant or grand fir because it's one of the tallest growing firs in the world, usually in the 200- to 300-foot (70 to 100 m) range. This evergreen is very fast growing, attaining a narrow column-like or spire-like silhouette with massive trunk. Native to the central Pacific coast of North America, the giant f..
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 leaves are often marred by leaf miners. The foliage t..
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 racemes (hence the species name of racemosa) in late ..
The highlands of Greece reveal stands of this tall evergreen conifer, appropriately known as the Grecian fir. It grows on calcareous and alkaline soils at elevations between 1,800 and 7,000 feet. When mature, the tree's silhouette is a tall, broadly pyramid with horizontal branches. When young, the Grecian fir has smooth, reddish brown branches, bu..
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 yellow flowers. Drooping chains of two-winged fruits fo..
Common hackberry is a deciduous shade tree native to the eastern United States nad extreme southern Canada. The foliage is reminiscent of the American elm but often suffers from small warty galls. It has purple, pea-sized fruit in the fall and readily self seeds and can become invasive. Fall foliage color is a clear yellow. Mature trees have distin..
Hardy kiwi is a deciduous woody vine that originates from eastern Asia. It is an attractive plant with dark green foliage and fragrant white flowers that appear in late spring but is primarily grown for its tart and sweet pale green fruits. Kiwi are dioecious, which means individual plants have either female flowers or male flowers. So, it is neces..
This genus of exquisite small succulents contains about 40 species. These resilient, cold-hardy plants exist across the rocky and mountainous regions of Europe and Asia. They naturally inhabit the fissures and crevices of rocky outcrops where their fine roots become firmly anchored and easily obtain available water.Sempervivum species form fleshy r..
This cypress, apart from its elegant growth, is interesting as being the only species of Cupressus indigenous to India. It forms, therefore, a connecting link, as it were, between the true cypresses of the extreme east and those that are natives of Europe.It is in leaf all year. The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or fema..
An evergreen Tree growing to 30m at a slow rate. It is hardy to zone 8 and is frost tender. It is in leaf all year, and the seeds ripen from October to November. The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) and are pollinated by Wind. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium..