(Oregon Vine Maple, Vine Maple)
Oregon vine maple is a small, clump forming, deciduous tree native to northwestern North America. In spring, it bears small drooping clusters of attractive white and purple flowers, followed by winged reddish-green fruits. The pretty fan-shaped leaves of medium green emerge from crimson buds in spring and turn brilliant scarlet-orange to red in the fall. The green bark provides winter interest.
This maple prefers partial shade, shelter from high winds, and moist, well-drained soil. It makes a...
Mark A. Miller
(Joe Witt Striped Maple, Manchurian Striped Maple)
Manchurian striped maple is a small, spreading, deciduous tree with green, white-striped branches. Its cultivar 'Joe Witt' was selected for its especially heavy striping, which provides year-round ornament. This selection also features large, blunt-lobed leaves which turn yellow in fall.
More tolerant of sun than most stripebark maples, and accepting of any soil that's not wet, dry, or alkaline, it makes an excellent specimen tree for eastern or northern exposures, if protected from afternoon...
(Doll's Eyes, White Baneberry)
Jagged leaves and an upright, red stem that carries tiny berries with black "eye dots" are the delightful ornamental features of the white baneberry. This herbaceous perennial is native to the deciduous woodlands of southeastern Canada and the United States east of the Great Plains. The root system is both fibrous and partially of rhizomes.
In spring the compound leaves emerge from the soil. A bright yellow-green when young, the leaf comprises several pointed oval leaflets with attractively jagged...
(Misty Blue White Baneberry, White Baneberry)
Pale, powdery blue-green leaves and an upright, red stem that carries tiny berries with black "eye dots" are the delightful ornamental features of 'Misty Blue'. White baneberry is a herbaceous perennial is native to the deciduous woodlands of southeastern Canada and the United States east of the Great Plains. This cultivar was selected by staff at the Mt. Cuba Center in northern Delaware and introduced in 2009. The root system is both fibrous and partially of rhizomes.
In spring the compound...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Common Maidenhair Fern, Southern Maidenhair Fer)
Delicate and shade-loving, southern maidenhair fern is a beautiful plant native to tropical and temperate regions throughout the world. This species is evergreen in tropical and subtropical areas and deciduous in temperate regions.
It's most admired for its small, fine fronds comprised of dainty, fan-shaped leaflets of light green that move in the slightest breeze. These are supported by glossy black stems that arise from short creeping rhizomes.
Southern maidenhair fern grows best in moist,...
(Maidenhair Fern, Northern Maidenhair Fern)
Maidenhair fern is an herbaceous perennial native to North America and eastern Asia. The compact cultivar 'Imbricatum' bears delicate, cascading, bright bluish green fronds with overlapping segments and dark purple stems. In hot dry weather the fronds may develop brown tips.
This exquisite woodland plant makes an excellent accent for shady grottoes or gardens. It does best in damp, shady sites with evenly moist, highly organic soil.
(Fetterbush, Florida Leucothoe, Hobblebush)
Fetterbush is a broadleaf evergreen shrub with arching branches densely covered with glossy, dark green leaves tinged with reddish bronze new growth. Fragrant creamy white flowers occur in late spring on this native of the wetlands of the southeastern United States. The flowers are urn-shaped and dangle from the arching branches.
Fetterbush needs moist soils and at least partial shade to look its best and makes an excellent evergreen screen in shady gardens. It is an especially attractive companion...
Gerald L. Klingaman
Aglaonema is a genus of more than 20 species and many cultivated varieties and hybrids. The members of the genus are naturally distributed across the warm, humid, tropical forest of Asia. The cultivated varieties are highly prized as easy, tough indoor plants, selected for their striking leaves and used as houseplants, conservatory specimens, container plants, or bedding plants where growing conditions are favorable.
These plants are evergreen, tender perennials. Most grow fleshy stems...