This variegated form of Ebbing’s silverberry has lustrous golden leaves edged in green. It grows to a medium height, has a bushy, rounded habit and produces orangish fruit in winter.
Ebbing’s silverberry is a large, fast-growing shrub that is believed to be a hybrid between Elaeagnus pungens and E. macrophylla. In the northernmost parts of its hardiness it is semi-evergreen but in regions with warmers winters it is fully evergreen. There are many cultivated varieties to choose...
(Ebbing's Silverberry, Gilt Edge Silverberry)
Ebbing’s silverberry ‘Gilt Edge’ is a tough, fast-growing, large shrub of hybrid origin. It has interesting elliptical leaves, scruffy to the tough and eye, dark green in the center with striking, irregular yellow margins. Elaeagnus tends to grow rapidly with long branches - a semi-climbing habit. The branches are thornless. The extremely fragrant, tiny white to silver flowers are bell-shaped with spreading lobes and are produced in the fall and winter at the joint between leaves and branches in...
Gerald L. Klingaman
Medium-sized palms that bear immense feathery leaves and highly prized oil-rich fruits, the two species in the genus Elaeis have both ornamental and agricultural value. They are native to the tropics of Africa and America.
These palms bear 20 to 40 huge, plumy, evergreen leaves atop a massive solitary trunk. Each frond has hundreds of narrowly lance-shaped, dark green leaflets, arranged in several planes along a stout midrib. The fronds are held on sturdy fibrous stems (petioles) that...
(African Oil Palm)
Bearing immense feathery leaves and highly prized oil-rich fruits, this medium-sized palm from tropical Africa has both ornamental and agricultural value.
Plants bear 20 to 40 huge, plumy, evergreen leaves atop a massive solitary trunk. Each frond has 200 to 300 narrowly lance-shaped, dark green leaflets, arranged in several planes along a stout midrib. The fronds are held on sturdy fibrous stems (petioles) that are heavily armed with tooth-like spines and long spine-like filaments. The woody...
(Marbletree, Narrow-leaved Quandong)
Fringed white flowers with a sweet scent and bright cobalt blue fruits make lily-of-the-valley tree an unusual and magnificent tropical tree. Evergreen and tall growing with a pale gray bark, it is a native of the rainforests of extreme northeastern Australia and the island of New Guinea. The waxy leaves are a rich green in color, narrowly oval with tiny teeth on the margins. In mid to late spring, the branches are filled with horizontal or pendent spikes of white, bell-shaped flowers with deeply...
Japanese blueberry boasts lustrous dark green leaves that emerge rusty colored and produce dark blue-black berries from their small white fragrant blossoms. A broadleaf evergreen tree from southern China and the southern islands of Japan, it slowly grows its slightly upward angled branches that are densely covered in foliage. The twigs remain green for considerable time before becoming brown bark.
The leaves are elongated, oblong ovals with a tapered, blunt tip ann tiny scalloped edges. Glossy...
James H. Schutte
(Bread Tree, Prickly Cycad)
Impressively elegant in stature, the numerous frond-like leaves of Encephalartos altensteinii are stiff and held outright, with dark glossy green leaflets held at an upright angle. Native to rocky hillsides in extreme southeastern South Africa, this slow growing cycad often suckers at its base, producing a clump with great age.
The trunk-like stem of the bread tree is a combination of dark brown, tan and black. It is rich in starch, and was traditionally used by natives. At the stem's...
Graceful and low in stature, the numerous frond-like leaves of Encephalartos ferox, the Zululand cycad, are stiff and held in an arching circle, with glossy green leaflets that have pronounced spines on their edges (which look like English holly leaves). Native to the coastal wooded grasslands of Mozambique and South Africa, this slow growing clumping cycad is considered one of the most admired of the African cycads; its species name of ferox means 'ferocious'.