Woody Ornamentals

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  • Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ Z 4-9

    Late June to October, circular ivory heads fade to pale green

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    Flowering from late June to October, circular ivory heads fade to pale green. Toughest, easiest hydrangea to grow.

    Size: 3-5’ x 3-5’
    Care: Shade to sun in moist well-drained to well-drained soil. Prune back in early spring to 12-16” above the soil level.
    Native: species in Southeastern U.S. This variety found in southern IL
    Awards: Received England’s Royal Horticultural Society Award of Merit & Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Gold Medal Plant Award.

    Hydrangea is Greek from hydor meaning “water” and aggeion meaning “vessel” referring to the cup shaped fruit. ‘Annabelle,’ the showy form, first collected around 1900 near Anna Illinois.  The dried root was used as medicine – as a cathartic and diuretic.

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  • Hydrangea arborescens Z 4-9

    Tiny white fertile flowers bloom in May-July in flattened hairy clusters.

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    Gray-brown stems are clad with opposite, broad egg-shaped to rounded, sharply toothed, dark green leaves with pale green undersides. Leaves turn yellow in fall. Tiny white fertile flowers bloom in May-July in flattened hairy clusters.

    Size: 3-5’ x 3-5’
    Care: Shade to sun in moist well-drained to well-drained soil. Prune back in early spring to 12-16” above the soil level.
    Native: Southeastern U.S.
    Awards: Missouri Botanic Garden Plant of Merit.

    H. arborescens was initially found in the 1730’s by Virginian John Clayton. Hydrangea is Greek from hydor meaning water and aggeion meaning vessel referring to the cup shaped fruit. This flowered in England for Peter Collinson in 1746.

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  • Hydrangea quercifolia Oakleaf hydrangea Z 5-9

    Large blossoms, white turning pink and dark rose as the season advances. In fall the oak-shaped leaves become burgundy.

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    Large blossoms, white turning pink and dark rose as the season advances. In fall the oak-shaped leaves become burgundy.

    Size: 4-5’ x 10’ slowly spreading by suckers.
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained soil
    Native: SE US

    Collected in central Georgia by William Bartram c. 1775. Bartram, “most significant American nature writer before Thoreau,” traveled the wilderness of the SE, then colonies, now US, mostly alone, sometimes with his famous father, John Bartram. William wrote about and painted the flora, native Americans, animals and insects.

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  • Hypericum kalmianum Kalm’s St. Johns wort SHRUB Z 4-7

    Yellow saucers with a puff of showy stamens in mid to late summer

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    Yellow saucers with a puff of showy stamens in mid to late summer, compliment the glaucous blue leaves on this small mounding, evergreen shrub.

    Size: 3-4’ x 3-4’
    Care: sun to shade in well-drained to moist well-drained soil. Blooms on new growth so prune in late winter to early spring as far back as you wish.
    Native: Quebec to WI, S. to IL
    Wildlife Value: attracts bees and butterflies
    Awards: Great Plants for Great Plains

    The name Hypericum comes from Greek hyper  meaning “above”, and eikon, meaning “icon or image”. The yellow flowers of some species were placed above images to ward off evil spirits, and according to legend, Satan pierced the leaves in revenge. This species collected by & named for Peter Kalm, Swedish plant hunter, on his expedition in North America before 1753.  Offered for sale in Bartram Garden’s 1783 Broadside, America’s 1st plant catalog.

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  • Ilex verticillata Winterberry holly Z 3-9 FEMALE

    White flowers in May turning to dense clusters of lurid red berries lasting from fall into winter.

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    White flowers in May turning to dense clusters of lurid red berries lasting from fall into winter.

    Size: 6-16’ x 6-10’
    Care: sun to part shade in moist to moist well-drained, acidic soil
    Native: Canada to FL, West to Wisconsin and MO.
    Wildlife Value: important food for winter birds incl. Robins & Chickadees

    Collected before 1753 by John Bartram who called it “Prinos.” Jefferson described the Winterberry on March 1 in Virginia, “the swamps in this neighborhood are now red with this berry…(it is) peculiar to America and is a real treasure.” L H Bailey (1933) called it,”one of the best hardy shrubs with ornamental fruits.” Dave’s Garden: The origin of common name holly dates back to the 11th century, where the German word hulis and Old English term holegn both refer to holly. Then as now, the Gaelic term for holly is cuileann.

    Require a male and female plant for cross pollination.  This is the female plant that will produce the berries.  Generally only 1 male shrub should be needed to pollinate 6-10 female shrubs.

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  • Ilex verticillata Winterberry holly Z 3-9 MALE

    White flowers in May.

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    White flowers in May.  Male plants will not produce berries, but a Male shrub is needed to pollinate the female shrubs.

    Size: 6-16’ x 6-10’
    Care: sun to part shade in moist to moist well-drained, acidic soil
    Native: Canada to FL, West to Wisconsin and MO.

    Collected before 1753 by John Bartram who called it “Prinos.” Jefferson described the Winterberry on March 1 in Virginia, “the swamps in this neighborhood are now red with this berry…(it is) peculiar to America and is a real treasure.” L H Bailey (1933) called it,”one of the best hardy shrubs with ornamental fruits.” Dave’s Garden: The origin of common name holly dates back to the 11th century, where the German word hulis and Old English term holegn both refer to holly. Then as now, the Gaelic term for holly is cuileann.

    Require a male and female plant for cross pollination.  This is the male plant needed to pollinate the females.  Generally only 1 male shrub should be needed to pollinate 6-10 female shrubs.

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  • Kolkwitzia amabilis Beautybush Z. 5-9 SHRUB

    Profuse pale to dark pink bell flowers with yellow throats grace this arching shrub in early summer

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    Profuse pale to dark pink bell flowers with yellow throats grace this arching shrub in early summer

     

    Size: 10’ x 12’
    Care: Full sun in well-drained soil. Flowers on last season’s wood so prune just after blooms fade.
    Native: China

    Named for Richard Kolkwitz, botany professor in Berlin.  First introduced to the West by Ernest Henry “Chinese” Wilson who found it in the mountains near Ichang and sent its seeds to the Veitch Nursery in England in 1901. Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum received the shrub in 1907.  It was one of Wilson’s favorite plants out of his hundreds of finds.  Wilson wrote, “(a)mong the deciduous-leaved shrubs that central and western China has given to American gardens Kolkwitzia stands in the front rank.”  Arnoldia 68/2.

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  • Lavandula angustifolia ‘Munstead’ Z 5-9

    Very fragrant, compact form of Lavender

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    Very fragrant, compact form of Lavender, blooms in wands July-September.  Remove faded flowers for rebloom.

    Size: 12-18” x 12-18”
    Care: Sun, well-drained, soil. Prune to 8” in spring every 2 years to control plant size and promote new growth.
    Native: Species native to Western Mediterranean
    Wildlife Value: resistant to rabbits and deer

    This selection introduced to gardens in 1916. Named for Munstead Woods in England, the home of extraordinary garden designer Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932)  Lavandula is Latin from lavare meaning “to wash” “because it was used to be thrown into baths for the fragrancy of the scent; or because used in lye to give a fragrancy to linen; and because it is very good to wash the face with, and give it both beauty and a grateful scent.”