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...
James H. Schutte
(Cascade Grape Holly, Mahonia)
Cascade grape holly, a dwarf, spreading evergreen shrub, is native to the area from south British Columbia south to central California and not a true holly but more closely related to barberries. The stems are rarely branched and arise directly from underground, running stems. The leaves are pinnate or feather-like and attach directly to the stem. Leaflets are semi-glossy, leathery, stiff, ovate, and have several sharp spines. There is no mid-vein in the leaves, but instead has a net-like arrangement....
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...
Carol Cloud Bailey
(Acerola, Barbados Cherry, West Indian Cherry)
Small red fruits that are rich in vitamin C, but usually quite tart, appear on the branches of the West Indian cherry in summer and fall. Often confused with and called the Barbados cherry (Malphigia glabra), this species' leaves, flowers and fruits are smaller in size, and the branches carry long spur-like branchlets. West Indian cherry's native range is much larger: the West Indies, Central America and northern South America to Peru and Venezuela.
West Indian cherry's evergreen leaves...
(Acerola, Barbados Cherry)
Small red, cherry-like fruits develop on the Barbados cherry tree across summer and early fall, but their flavor is more sour and considerably higher in vitamin C. This small evergreen tropical tree hails from the West Indies and Central America, where it is an important native fruit tree.
Smooth light brown bark lines the spreading branches of the Barbados cherry, which attains a spreading, wide V-shaped silhouette. The small oval leaves most heavily occur on branch tips. Anytime the weather...