James H. Schutte
Southern magnolia is a beautiful, large broadleaf evergreen tree native to the southeastern United States. The large, leathery leaves of the cultivar 'D. D. Blanchard' are deep glossy green with showy copper-brown undersides. The huge, waxy, fragrant white flowers debut in late spring and continue sporadically into fall. Large cone-like fruits with fleshy red seeds are ornamental in late fall. The habit is compact and pyramidal.
Southern magnolia likes sun or light shade and moist, well drained...
This classic southern tree was a chance selection discovered in the New Jersey garden of its namesake, Edith Bogue. It is a remarkably cold hardy southern magnolia that will tolerate temperatures as far north as zone 6. This glorious broadleaf evergreen has an upright habit and develops a dense almost pyramidal crown.
The thick, leathery leaves of southern magnolia are beautiful and distinctive. They are large, oval and glossy dark green with fuzzy, tawny brown undersides. Its huge flowers...
This classic southern tree was discovered by Bruce Hammons in a group of seedlings grown at Westervelt Tree Company in Selma, Alabama. It is a fast-growing southern magnolia with a coarse textured, pyramidal crown and branching. Its large, glossy, green backed leaves lack the fuzzy brown pubescence typical of most southern magnolias leaves. ‘Green Giant’ also produces few flowers, so its habit and leaves take center stage.
The thick, leathery leaves of southern magnolia are beautiful and...
Gerald L. Klingaman
Southern magnolia is a beautiful, large broadleaf evergreen tree native to the southeastern United States. The cultivar 'Little Gem' features a compact, narrowly rounded habit and relatively small flowers and leaves. The waxy, fragrant white flowers debut in late spring and continue sporadically into fall. The leaves are leathery green with rust-brown undersides. Cone-like fruits with fleshy red seeds are ornamental in fall.
'Little Gem' likes sun or light shade and moist, well drained soil....
This vigorous, fast growing southern magnolia is exceptionally tolerant of high winds and has larger flowers than average. It is a glorious broadleaf evergreen with an upright habit and broad, dense pyramidal crown.
The thick, leathery leaves of southern magnolia are beautiful and distinctive. They are large, oval and glossy dark green with fuzzy, tawny brown undersides. Their huge flowers appear in late spring. The waxy blooms are lemon-scented, creamy white and sometimes bloom sporadically...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Beale's Grape Holly, Beale's Mahonia, Leatherleaf Mahonia)
Beale's grape holly or leatherleaf mahonia is a medium-sized broadleaf evergreen shrub from China. Large, blue-green, compound leaves with spiny holly-like leaflets are sparsely and dramatically arrayed on its upright branches. Upright clusters of fragrant lemon-yellow flowers appear in late winter and early spring, followed in summer by dusty-blue berries which are relished by birds.
Beale's grape holly prospers in moist, well-drained soil, partial shade, and protection from cold winds. It...
(Grape Holly, Mahonia)
Chinese origin, this broadleaf evergreen shrub has rigid, upright stems and long, striking leaves that are nearly spineless. It also boasts yellow autumn flowers and dark blue-black berries that are fully developed by early winter. It is adapted to open woodlands, so it is perfect for shaded landscapes.
The leaves are pinnately compound, meaning each feathery leaf is comprised of many leaflets that run along a central stem, or rachis. Each slender leaflet is dull dark green with a yellowish...
James H. Schutte
(Creeping Barberry, Creeping Grape Holly, Creeping Mahonia)
Creeping barberry is native to the coastal regions of the Pacific Northwest and extends eastward to the Rocky Mountains. It is a very low growing, sparely branched, creeping evergreen shrub with distinctive smooth, stiff, spiny compound leaves. The dark green leaves are pinnately compound, meaning each feathery leaf is comprised of many leaflets that run along a central stem, and turn bronze shades in winter. Round clusters of yellow flowers appear in mid-spring and are followed by grape-like clusters...
James H. Schutte
(Algerita, Chaparral Berry, Laredo Mahonia, Trifoliate Grape Holly, Wild Currant)
An all-season beauty from the American Southwest and adjacent Mexico, this upright, medium-sized shrub bears fragrant yellow blossoms in winter, edible red fruits in summer, and attractive holly-like leaves year-round.
Stiff, thick leaves with three narrow, lobed, spiny leaflets are paired along the ascending branches of this handsome evergreen shrub. The leaves are typically bluish green, with some plants possessing striking steely-blue foliage. Blue-leaved forms are sometimes sold under the...
JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
(Hybrid Grape Holly, Hybrid Mahonia)
The glossy evergreen foliage and gloriously fragrant yellow winter flowers of hybrid grape holly make it ideal for the landscape year round. Mahonia x media is a cross between Mahonia japonica and M. lomariifolia, both eastern Asian species. The initial cross occurred at the Donard Nursery in Northern Ireland. This upright shrub has a plump, vase-shaped habit. The foliage remains in the top half of the plant, with naked branches below. While often overlooked,...