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(English Daisy, Speedstar® White Daisy)
English daisies are cool season perennials that are native throughout much of Europe. These tidy plants produce small basal clumps of semi-evergreen leaves of light to medium green. The compact 'Speedstar® White' is loved for its prolific display of large, semi-double, white daisies that have distinctly long quilled tips around a golden eye. These appear from early spring through summer and also in fall. This series also germinates its seeds year round, not requiring the usual chill of winter that...
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The cheerful double pom-pon-type flowers of Tasso English daisies are large, flattened and very showy. These compact cool season perennials originate from Europe and Asia and are often grown as single-season bedding plants. They are evergreen in mild climates and quite hardy.
Where temperatures are mild and favorable, plants will bloom vigorously from late winter through to summer and sometimes into fall. English daisies are distinguished by neat, ground-hugging rosettes of rich green leaves...
Fragrant blossoms and fiery fall foliage are highlights of the Amur barberry. This deciduous shrub is native to thickets and sparse woodlands in northeastern Asia, from China and Japan up into Russian Siberia. The twigs are pale yellow to gray and lined with clusters of three-tipped spines.
The green leaves are oval with eyelash-like hairs on their edges. The leaf comprises three leaflets that are held directly on the twig. In mid- to late spring, dangling clusters of fragrant yellow flowers...
One of the most beautiful and exotic of the barberries, Darwin's barberry is distinguished by pendulous clusters of golden orange flowers that bloom profusely in spring. It is native to the alpine regions of Chile, Argentina and Patagonia where it thrives in moist open woodlands. The rounded shrub becomes quite large, may develop arching branches, and has prickly evergreen leaves. Edible purplish black barberries are produced in summer. They are tart, seedy and can be used to make jam. There is evidence...
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A tall evergreen shrub, wintergreen barberry is the hardiest of the evergreen barberries. Its spiny, glossy green leaves become tinged red in the autumn and winter, and it has showy yellow flowers that develop into small, waxy blue fruits that turn almost black when fully mature. This shrub has large, fierce three-parted spines that make it almost impenetrable, especially when used in hedges. Wintergreen barberry prefers full to part-sun and is very site adaptable and low maintenance.
(Spring Glory Barberry, Wintergreen Barberry)
An upright to mounded evergreen shrub, wintergreen barberry is the hardiest of the evergreen barberries. 'Spring Glory' has reddish new growth in spring which matures to leathery green leaves. These become tinged bronze-red in the autumn and winter. Its showy yellow flowers develop into small, waxy blue fruits in autumn that turn almost black when fully mature and persist into winter.
This shrub has large, fierce three-parted spines that make it almost impenetrable, especially when used in hedges....
Supplying four-season interest to temperate landscapes, the Korean barberry dazzles with pretty flowers, fruits and rich fall foliage. This semi-evergreen shrub is native to the Korean peninsula and Japan. Its bark is reddish brown and the twigs are densely armed with short spines in groups of one to five. These flattened spines look like tiny duck feet. This barberry also suckers from its base, making it rather difficult to manage.
The elliptical leaves are green. In mid-spring, pendulous clusters...
Lustrous green foliage that looks somewhat like that of a holly is held on the branches of Sargent's barberry. This evergreen shrub is native to western China in open woodlands and bamboo groves. It develops into an upright, rounded plant with gray-brown bark.
The glossy dark green leaves are narrow ovals that are edged with tiny teeth. Leaf undersides are yellow-green. In late spring, yellow-green flowers with reddened edges dangle from the spined twigs, attracting bees for pollination. By late...