Gerald L. Klingaman
A small, fine-textured evergreen or semi-evergreen shrub with delicate and delightful flowers, this native of Southeast Asia is often used in bonsai. A dense rounded plant whose wiry branches are crowded with tiny oval leaves, snowrose displays small white starry flowers in spring and summer, and sometimes at other seasons if temperatures are mild. The four- to six-petaled blooms open from pink buds. Fruit (a small black berry) is rarely if ever produced in cultivation. The leathery, dark-green leaves...
Pretty, pale pink, fragrant blossoms top the glossy green foliage of the Japanese skimmia in spring, followed by decorative, glossy, cherry red fruits by the start of fall. A shade-loving broadleaf evergreen shrub, it is native to Japan and southeastern China. Mounded in habit, it has dark-green, glossy, lance-shaped leaves concentrated in whorls at branch ends. Crush the foliage and enjoy its scent.
In mid-spring, the tips of branches (bearing small, clustered red-pink flower buds from the previous...
Fragrant white blossoms top the glossy green foliage of Reeve's skimmia in spring, followed by red fruits by the start of fall. Slowly growing into an open, spreading mound, it is a shade-loving, broadleaf evergreen shrub native to eastern China and Taiwan. Its leaves are dark-green, glossy, smooth, narrow to lance-shaped, and most concentrated at branch ends. Crush the foliage and enjoy the scent. In mid-spring, the tips of the branches (filled with small clustered light pink flower buds from the...
(Christmas Cherry, Jerusalem Cherry)
Some of the prettiest holiday plants are tropical, and Jerusalem cherry is one of them. This small evergreen shrub has simple leaves and showy scarlet fruits that lend a festive holiday look. Native to eastern South America, it naturally inhabits open forested areas. Its berries are pretty but inedible and quite toxic, so this is not a plant to keep around small children or mammalian pets that might want to nibble them.
Jerusalem cherry has elliptical leaves of deep emerald green and with...
Ernst Benary® Inc.
(Jerusalem Cherry, Joker Jerusalem Cherry)
The very compact and bushy 'Joker' bears festive bright orange-red berries through summer, fall and into winter. Easily grown from seed, this Ernst Benary introduction can be treated as an annual or grown as a perennial for tropical and subtropical zones.
Some of the prettiest holiday plants are tropical, and Jerusalem cherry is one of them. This small evergreen shrub has rippled leaves and showy scarlet fruits that lend a festive holiday look. Native to eastern South America, it naturally inhabits...
James H. Schutte
(Jerusalem Cherry, Variegated Jerusalem Cherry)
The compact and bushy variegated Jerusalem cherry bears festive bright orange-red berries on shrublets decorated with green and ivory leaves. Easily grown from seed, this pretty bedding plant can be treated as an annual or grown as a perennial for tropical and subtropical zones.
Some of the prettiest holiday plants are tropical, and Jerusalem cherry is one of them. This small evergreen shrub has evergreen leaves and showy scarlet fruits that lend a festive holiday look. Native to eastern South...
(Lodh Tree, Lotus Bark, Tilaka)
A traditional Ayurvedic medicinal plant, this large evergreen shrub is also valuable as an ornamental. It occurs in low- and mid-elevation forests from northern India to Southeast Asia.
The elliptic leaves of Symplocos racemosa are alternately borne on smooth, gray-barked branches. The bark contains compounds used in traditional medicines and dyes. Branching clusters of small, fragrant, cream-white flowers are produced along the branches from early winter to early spring. The flowers...
(Crepe Jasmine, Tabernaemontana )
Exotically fragrant large flowers grace this tropical shrub. Native to Madagascar this shrub is rare in gardens.
This is an evergreen, many-branched shrub or small tree with lovely shiny leaves. They are opposite each other on the stem and unequal in size. The leaves are lance-shaped or oval, deep green and smooth with prominent veins. Open, rounded flowers are produced in loose clusters in the forks of the branches. They are white and shaped like a pinwheel with five separate petals that form...
Carol Cloud Bailey
(Crepe Jasmine, Pinwheel Jasmine, Tabernaemontana )
Exotic night-fragrant flowers and handsome evergreen foliage grace this cold-tender medium-sized to large shrub. Native to India and southeastern Asia and widely cultivated throughout the tropics, it forms a densely-branched mound of shiny dark green foliage. The oblong deeply veined leaves are paired along the stems. Long-tubed white flowers with flared spiralling lobes appear in loose clusters at the ends of the branches. Flowering occurs throughout the year with heaviest bloom in spring and summer....