Woody Ornamentals

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  • Metasequoia glyptostroboides Dawn redwood Z 4-8

    Fast-growing, pyramidal-shaped deciduous conifer.

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    Fast-growing, pyramidal-shaped deciduous conifer.  The orange to brown trunk base tapers and thickens with up to a dozen large buttress-like root flares extending several feet up the trunk.  Feathery, fern-like, soft foliage emerges light green in spring, and turns red-bronze in fall before dropping.  Its branches are well-attached and make excellent climbing.

    Size: 70-90’ x 15-25’
    Care: sun in moist to moist well-drained, slightly acid soil
    Native: Szechuan China
    Awards: Royal Botanic Garden Award of Garden Merit, Yew Dell Botanical Gardens’ Theodore Klein Plant Awards & Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Gold

    From fossil records, dawn redwood is known to have existed as many as 50,000,000 years ago. However, it was not until 1941 that dawn redwood was first discovered growing in the wild near the town of Modaoqi China by Chinese forester, T. Kan. Seeds collected from the original site were made available to the Missouri Botanical Garden in 1947. Seedlings grown therefrom were planted in front of the Lehmann Building at MBG in 1952 where they have now developed into large mature trees (70’+ tall). Dawn redwood is a deciduous, coniferous tree that grows in a conical shape to 100’ tall. It is related to and closely resembles bald cypress (Taxodium) and redwood (Sequoia).

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  • Myrica pensylvanica syn. Morella pensylvanica Wax myrtle, Northern bayberry SHRUB Z 3-6

    Green flowers in summer then, "conspicuous in winter when covered with its grayish white fruits which stay on the branches until spring." Bailey

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    Green flowers in summer then, “conspicuous in winter when covered with its grayish white fruits which stay on the branches until spring.”  Bailey  “The leaves turn a fine brown-purple in the fall, but the berries are the thing – pewter in color, with a texture like those Fourth of July sparklers of childhood memory, they have a delicious fragrance.” Allen Lacy.

    Size: 9’ x 10’
    Care: sun in any soil
    Native: Canada to Southeastern U.S. No pruning needed but can be pruned at any time of year, if desired.
    Wildlife Value: Berries relished by chickadees, red-bellied woodpeckers, swallows, Titmouse, catbirds, bluebirds, Northern flicker & yellow-rumped warblers. Bayberry thickets also provide nesting sites for songbirds, offering excellent protection from predators.
    Size: Fragrant leaves used for potpourri, abundant berries used to make candles. Good road-side plant, salt tolerant.

    Probably 1st collected for gardens by John Bartram (1699-1776).  Offered for sale in Bartram Garden’s 1783 Broadside, America’s 1st plant catalog.  In 1800’s considered “very ornamental in the shrubbery.”

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  • Punica granatum var. nana Dwarf pomegranate Z 7-11

    Adorable dwarf shrub bearing orange-red blooms in July and August then tiny, edible pomegranates. Where not hardy makes good container plant and bonsai.

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    Adorable dwarf shrub bearing orange-red blooms in July and August then tiny, edible pomegranates.  Where not hardy makes good container plant and bonsai.

    Size: 2-4’ x 2-4’
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained to well-drained soil
    Native: Europe to Himalayas

    “The plants will bear miniature fruit if grown in areas with year-round temperatures rarely fall below 40° F. To grow indoors, moderate night-time temperatures should be given (50° to 60° F). Keep at 40° to 45° F in winter until new growth appears. In the growing period, keep moderately moist. Water sparingly from August on. This plant requires good drainage. Plants will bear fruit indoors if grown in a sunny exposure.”  Missouri Botanic Garden.   This dwarf described in 1803.

  • Ribes aureum syn. Ribes odoratum Clove currant Z 3-8

    yellow flowers smother the shrub

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    Early to mid spring yellow flowers smother the shrub, giving off the most sweet, clove-scented fragrance – heavenly.  Ships only in spring.

    Size: 6' x 6'
    Care: full sun in moist well-drained to well-drained soil. Immune to Walnut toxins.
    Native: west-central US
    Wildlife Value: attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.

    Found by Meriwether Lewis in 2 locations -“near the narrows of the Columbia.” April 16, 1806, now Klickitat County, Washington, and on July 29, 1805 in Montana.  Many different tribes ate the berries – Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Klamath, Montana, Paiute & Ute.  Others, Shoshone and Paiute, used the shrub’s inner bark to heal sores and swellings.  English plantsman Wm. Robinson declared that it “deserves to be more commonly grown.” (1933)