Woody Ornamentals

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  • Abeliophyllum distichum White forsythia, Korean Abelea-leaf Z. 5

    Showy white blooms along stems in very early spring, almond fragrance

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    Showy white blooms along stems in very early spring, almond fragrance

     

    Size: 3-5’ x 3-4’
    Care: full sun to part shade in moist to moist well-drained soil. Prune right after flowering, one-third of the oldest branches annually.
    Native: central Korea, where it is nearly extinct. This is the sole species in this genus.

    1st collected by Japanese botanist Takenoshin Nakai (1882-1952) before 1919.  Nakai, professor, author, scholar and official botanist for Korea in 1910 after Japan annexed Korea following the Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese wars. There he explored the botanically unknown mountains and forests and introduced its plants to the world through his international contacts and his authorship of Flora Koreana.  Abeliophyllum means leaves like an Abelia, a different shrub. In America’s Arnold Arboretum by 1924.

  • Acer pseudosieboldianum  Z 4-8   Korean maple

    Small tree or large shrub. Medium to dark green leaves (to 5” long) with 9-11 doubly serrate lobes, excellent shades of yellow, orange and red in fall. Purple flowers bloom in corymbs in spring. Appears like Japanese maples or Fullmoon maple but hardier.

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    Small tree or large shrub. Medium to dark green leaves (to 5” long) with 9-11 doubly serrate lobes, excellent shades of yellow, orange and red in fall. Purple flowers bloom in corymbs in spring. Appears like Japanese maples or Fullmoon maple but hardier.

    Size: 15-25’ x 15-25’
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained soil. Site out of wind.
    Native: Eastern Asia

    Pseudo means false referring to the similarity of this to Acer sieboldianum. Korean maple is sometimes commonly called purplebloom maple in reference to its flower color.
    First described in 1886 in German journal Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 7(2): 199–200.

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  • Amorpha canescens Lead plant Z 2-9

    Arching violet spikes flower in mid-summer top pinnately compound, grey-green leaves.

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    Arching violet spikes flower in mid-summer top pinnately compound, grey-green leaves.  Liberty Hyde Bailey (1933): “Handsome free-flowering shrub of dense habit, well adapted for rockeries and borders …”

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    Size: 2-3’ x 2-3’
    Care: sun in well-drained to moist well-drained soil
    Native: Broad swath of central No. America from Canada to TX. Wisconsin native. Common shrub in Great Plains’ tall-grass prairies and seasonally wet soil.
    Wildlife Value: Honeybees and butterflies relish its nectar.
    Awards: Great Plants for Great Plains

    Amorpha means “deformed” in Greek and “becoming grey” in Latin.  Called Lead plant due to old belief that plant grew in soil containing lead. 1st described in published work in 1813.  Used medicinally by numerous Native Americans to kill pinworms, remedy eczema, stomach aches, neuralgia, rheumatism and cuts.  Steeped leaves made tea for Oglala. Oglala mixed its dried leaves with buffalo fat for smoking.

  • Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Bearberry, Bear’s grape, Kinnikinnick Z 2-6

    Dwarf ornamental shrub

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    “Dwarf ornamental shrub, ornamental in foliage, flowers and berry.”  Rand 1866.    In spring fragrant, pinkish-white bell-shaped flowers, evergreen, glossy foliage and Marlboro red berries in fall.   Great for cascading over edge of wall or groundcover.

    Size: 4” x 20” forms dense groundcover over time. Stems root to spread.
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained to dry, acidic soil. Needs watering until established. Best grown with protection from wind.
    Native: No. America, Wisconsin native
    Awards: Cary Award Distinctive Plants for New England Kinnikinnick is Algonquin meaning “mixture.” Used as an ingredient in Native American smoke mixtures. For centuries leaves used to make medicinal tea as a tonic and diuretic in many parts of the world. Cheyenne drank the tea to cure back sprains. Some Native Americans used it to cure venereal disease, others to cure pimples and itching, peeling skin. Both Indians and colonists mixed leaves with tobacco for smoking. Collected by Meriwether Lewis on the Expedition.

  • Aronia arbutifolia Red chokeberry syn. Photinia pyrifolia SHRUB Z 5-9

    Corymbs of white in spring, gorgeous red foliage in fall compliments the red berries that persist into winter

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    Corymbs of white in spring, gorgeous red foliage in fall compliments the red berries that persist into winter

    Size: 6-10' X 3-6' spreading to form colonies
    Care: sun to part shade in moist to well-drained acidic soil. Prune annually in late winter to promote vigorous growth. Deer resistant.
    Native: Nova Scotia west to Ontario south to TX & FL
    Wildlife Value: attracts birds, butterflies, and pollinators

    Showy shrub collected by André Michaux around 1800.  Aronia  comes from aria a subgenus of a related plant, Sorbus.  Arbutifolia means “leaves like the Arbutus.”  William Robinson, father of mixed borders, reported:  “Massed, charming both in flower and fine color of leaf in autumn.”

    Native Americans used to treat the common cold

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  • Buddleja alternifolia ‘Argentea’ Silver fountain butterfly bush Z 5-9

    Graceful, arching, weeping silvery foliage with cascading lavender flowers

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    Graceful, arching, weeping silvery foliage and, in early summer, lavender flowers cascade all along the stems like an upside-down mop of purple. It’s fragrant too and, true to its name,  butterflies love it.

    Size: 8-10” x 8-10” fast growing
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained to well-drained soil. Prune just after blooms finish.
    Native: China & Japan
    Wildlife Value: attracts butterflies

    Buddleja named to honor Reverend Adam Buddle, Vicar of Farmbridge in Essex and botanist, (1662-1715) Alternifolia means the leaves alternate on the stem.  The cultivar’s name ‘Argentea’ means silver due to the tiny hairs on the foliage giving the plant a silvery appearance.  ‘Argentea’ selected at Hillier Nursery in England in 1939.

  • Buddleja davidii Butterfly bush Z 5-9

    Fragrant, large, lilac to purple arching spikes from summer through fall. Monarch magnet.

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    Very fragrant, large, lilac to purple arching spikes from summer through fall.  Monarch magnet.

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    Size: 6' x 5'
    Care: Sun in well-drained soil. Cut it back near the ground in spring. Drought tolerant.
    Native: China
    Wildlife Value: attracts butterflies

    First discovered by Pére Armand David, French missionary to China who risked his life in the search for plants during 3 expeditions to China from 1866 – 1872. Ernest Henry “Chinese” Wilson found and introduced several cultivars around 1900 popularizing the shrub.

  • Buxus microphylla var. koreana syn. B. sinensis var. insularis

    SHRUB Boxwood

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    SHRUB Boxwood

    Size: 24” x 30”
    Care: Light to Part shade in well drained, alkaline soil. Do not crowd with other plants, roots prefer no competition. Fertilize regularly for dramatic growth. Prune in early spring. Unlike English boxwood this can be pruned back hard. One of a few shade tolerant evergreens and deer resistant too. Also the most hardy Boxwood.

    Introduced from Asia to American and European gardens around 1900 by Ernest Henry “Chinese” Wilson (1876-1930) who scoured Asia for plants.