Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.
(Berry Exciting Fumewort, Fumewort)
More easily grown than many other Chinese Corydalis (including C. flexuosa), C. shimienensis is a hardy herbaceous perennial from relatively low altitudes in western Sichuan. The cultivar 'Berry Exciting' is a showy-leaved sport of 'Blackberry Wine.' Growing from a network of short clumping rhizomes, its calf-high stems are furnished with elegant ferny foliage that is bright gold in spring and ages to lime-green in summer. From late spring to summer the...
Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.
(Blackberry Wine Fumewort, Fumewort)
More easily grown than many other Chinese Corydalis (including C. flexuosa), C. shimienensis is a hardy herbaceous perennial from relatively low altitudes in western Sichuan. The cultivar 'Blackberry Wine' features heat and sun tolerance and a spring to summer bounty of beautiful flowers. Growing from a network of short clumping rhizomes, it forms dense clumps of ferny-leaved, calf-high stems topped by loose conical clusters of 5 to 13 burgundy-purple...
International Flower Bulb Centre
Eurasian in origin, this low herbaceous perennial has dainty leaves and showy pink, purple, red, or white flowers that light up the spring garden. The conical or cylindrical clusters of two-lipped, long-spurred flowers are borne atop one or two short stems that arise from a rounded underground tuber in early spring. Ferny, deeply cleft, compound leaves clothe the lower reaches of the stems. The flowers give rise to elongated capsules filled with small brown seeds that are distributed by ants. Plants...
(Fragrant Winterhazel, Smooth Winterhazel)
Brightening the early spring garden, smooth winterhazel produces hundreds of pendent, light yellow blossoms with exceptional fragrance from its bare brown branches. This wide-spreading, densely branched, multi-stemmed deciduous shrub is native to Korea and Japan.
The bare are branches bear a profusion of short, drooping, chain-like flower clusters (racemes) in early spring before the leaves appear. The smooth, rounded leaves that follow are satiny medium to dark green and slightly blue-green...
Brightening the early spring garden, buttercup winterhazel is a tidy deciduous shrub that produces hundreds of pendent, fragrant yellow blossoms on its bare brown branches. It has a pleasing rounded to lightly spreading habit making it well suited to more formal gardens and smaller garden spaces. It is slow-growing and originates from the slopes and forests of Taiwan and Japan.
The slender, zig-zagging branches bear a profusion of short, drooping clusters, comprised of around five yellow and...
(Fuzzy Chinese Winterhazel, Winterhazel)
The openly branched fuzzy Chinese winterhazel produces hundreds of pendent, lightly fragrant yellow blossoms on its bare branches in late winter and early spring. It is a large, rounded, spreading deciduous shrub native to the forests and mountains of China. Unlike many other Corylopsis, which are slow-growing, it grows fairly quickly.
A profusion of short, drooping, bright lemon yellow flower clusters are borne on its sandy brown, lightly fuzzy branches early in the growing season....
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Smooth Chinese Winterhazel, Winterhazel)
Illuminating the early to mid-spring garden, the openly branching winterhazel produces hundreds of pendent, lightly fragrant yellow blossoms from its smooth, bare branches. Variety calvescens is a large, rounded and wide-spreading deciduous shrub is native to China's mountains. Moderately vigorous when growing, it is typically a multistemmed plant.
Upon the sandy brown, smooth (not fuzzy) branches by mid-spring will be a profusion of short, drooping clusters with bright lemony yellow...
The picturesque branches of spike winterhazel produce hundreds of pendent, fragrant yellow blossoms in spring. This open, lightly spreading deciduous shrub is native to Japan. It is quite slow-growing but reaches a substantial size when mature.
A profusion of short, drooping clusters with six to twelve fragrant, yellow blossoms appear in spring before the leaves appear. Each bloom has conspicuous pollen-carrying anthers of reddish purple. Deep blue-green oval leaves with a purplish cast emerge...
(American Filbert, American Hazelnut)
American hazelnut is a tough, deciduous, multi-stemmed shrub that produces crops of sweet, tasty hazelnuts in fall. It’s a wild and informal plant ideal for more naturalistic edible landscapes. Populations exist across much of eastern North America, save very southerly states like Florida and Texas. In the wild, they favor upland sites such as hillsides, elevated forests and old fields.
The oval leaves are medium to dark green, have coarsely toothed edges and are fuzzy on top and downy underneath....
(Common Filbert, Dwarf Redleaf Filbert)
Red filbert is an ornamental small tree with purple new foliage. By summer, its leaves turn mature bronze-green. This plant is generally monoecious, which means that single plants have separate male and female flowers. Its conspicuous male flowers, which are drooping yellow catkins, bloom in late winter to early spring, before its leaves emerge. Tiny yellow female flowers appear at the same time and later generate edible hazelnut fruits.
Plant red filbert in a fertile, well-drained soil in a full...