Woody Ornamentals

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  • Crambe cordifolia Colewort Z. 5-9

    Giant profusion of white flowers from late May to June

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    Crambe cordifolia  Colewort  Z. 5-9
    Giant profusion of white flowers from late May to June

    Size: 7-8’ x 5’
    Care: full sun in well-drained soil
    Native: Caucasus

    First collected before 1863.  This is a stately and noble plant, with large heart shaped leaves.  The loose flower-heads, which are often 6 feet in height, and nearly as much through, are composed of myriads of small white flowers, which at a distance may be likened to a giant specimen of Gypsophila; it blooms during June and July.”  H.H. Thomas 1915.

  • Diervilla lonicera Northern bush honeysuckle Z 3-7

    Lemon yellow flowers on this short shrub June to August. In fall its foliage turns dark red for the final fireworks’ display. Great shrub for tough, dry shady areas.

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    Diervilla lonicera Northern bush honeysuckle  Z 3-7
    Lemon yellow flowers on this short shrub June to August.  In fall its foliage turns dark red for the final fireworks’ display.  Great shrub for tough, dry shady areas.

    Size: 3’ x 3’ spreading
    Care: sun to part shade in well-drained soil
    Native: Eastern half of US & Canada incl. WI.
    Wildlife Value: nectar source for Bumblebees. Birds make nests from the branches and eat the fruits

    Used medicinally by numerous Native Americans – Algonquin, Chippewa, Cree, Iroquois, Menominee, Meskwaki, Ojibwa and Potawatomi.  Used as remedy for sore eyes, diuretic, “old men who cannot retain urine,” constipation, stomach pain, increase breast milk, to “spoiled babies with adulterous mother,” STDs, and vertigo. Native American Ethnobotany.  Botanist to France’s king, Tournefort named this to honor Dr. N. Dierville, a surgeon, who carried this from Acadia (Canada) to France in 1699.

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  • Euonymus carnosus Flesh-flowered Spindletree Z 4-7

    Small tree bearing white flowers in spring turning to red berries in fall. Glossy foliage turns purple in fall.

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    Small tree bearing white flowers in spring turning to red berries in fall. Glossy foliage turns purple in fall.

    Size: 8-12' x 6'
    Care: Sun to part shade in well-drained soil
    Native: China & Japan
    Wildlife Value: attracts bees & birds

    Collected by 1886

  • Fothergilla gardenii Dwarf fothergilla Z 5-9

    Honey-scented ivory bottlebrushes, made up of long stamens, 2” tall in spring, leaves turn jewel toned red, purple & orange in fall.

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    Fothergilla gardenii  Dwarf fothergilla  Z 5-9
    Honey-scented ivory bottlebrushes, made up of long stamens, 2” tall in spring, leaves turn jewel toned red, purple & orange in fall.

    Size: 2-3’ x 2-6’
    Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained, acidic soil. Pruning not recommended.
    Native: NC south to MS & west to TN
    Awards: Missouri Botanic Garden Award of Merit, Great Plant Pick Award from Elisabeth Carey Miller Botanical Garden

    Collected before 1750’s by John Bartram and offered for sale in Bartram Garden’s 1783 Broadside, America’s 1st plant catalog.  Genus named to honor Dr. John Fothergill (1712-1781) avid English plant collector & friend of Peter Collinson. And species named to honor Dr. Alexander Garden, (1730-1791) a colonial Scotsman who lived in the Carolinas.

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