(Harbor Belle™ Nandina, Heavenly Bamboo, Sacred Bamboo)
The popular Harbor Belle™ is a super dwarf heavenly bamboo with glossy leaves that are pink-hued when they first emerge in spring. This small bushy shrub originates from China and Japan and is sometimes likened to bamboo in appearance but is not a true bamboo.
Popular and widely planted in the south, the base of this clump-forming plant consists of open cane-like branches topped with fine compound leaves that are glossy dark green and leathery. New leaves emerge in shades of pink and develop...
Carol Cloud Bailey
(Calypso Oleander, Oleander)
The red-flowered ‘Calypso’ is a large shrub with medium green foliage and greater cold tolerance than most oleanders.
Oleander is a tough Mediterranean shrub that thrives where summers are dry and hot. It is a large, evergreen shrub with bushy, rounded to vase-shaped habit. Leathery, linear, lance-shaped leaves line the branches throughout the year and emit white latex when broken. The colorful flowers appear all year around but bloom most heavily from late winter to early summer. They are borne...
(Double Yellow Oleander, Oleander)
Oleander is a Mediterranean shrub that thrives where summers are dry and hot. It is a large, vase-shaped evergreen with leathery lance-shaped leaves and colorful flowers, which appear all year—most heavily from late winter to early summer. The showy, fragrant, double, yellow flowers have a funnel-shaped base from which flare five prominent radial petals. Blooms are carried in loose clusters at the ends of the branches. The cultivar ‘Hardy Double Yellow’ is vigorous, withstands temperature extremes...
(Hardy Red Oleander, Oleander)
The cultivar ‘Hardy Red’ is vigorous, withstands temperature extremes better than other oleanders and is prized for the abundant, long-lasting blooms.
Oleander is a tough Mediterranean shrub that thrives where summers are dry and hot. It is a large, evergreen shrub with bushy, rounded to vase-shaped habit. Leathery, linear, lance-shaped leaves line the branches throughout the year and emit white latex when broken. The colorful flowers appear all year around but bloom most heavily from late winter...
(Burgundy Princess Waterlily, Hardy Waterlily)
The hardy waterlily ‘Burgundy Princess’ is a free-flowering cultivar with luscious deep red lightly scented flowers that rest on the water surface. Its richly colored petals surround vivid golden yellow stamens. This hybrid has rounded medium green leaves. The newly emerging leaves are olive green when they first unfurl. They float on the water surface and are supported by flexible brown stems that arise from a submerged rhizome.
Waterlilies require full to partial sun and sites with calm,...
James H. Schutte
(Hardy Waterlily, Mayla Waterlily)
This is a showpiece waterlily with large starry fuchsia-pink flowers that rest upon the water surface. The hardy hybrid ‘Mayla’ has floating round cleft leaves supported by flexible bronze-colored stems that arise from submerged rhizomes. The leaves are deep plum when they first emerge and age to medium green with light green veins. The flowers are strongly fragranced and day-blooming.
Waterlilies require full to partial sun and sites with calm, shallow, warm freshwater. Hardy cultivars, like...
The genus Rhaphiolepis comprises approximately 15 species of shrubs and small trees from subtropical and temperate regions of East Asia.
These cold-tender evergreens bear leathery, glossy-green, oval to lance-shaped leaves with toothed or smooth edges. Newly emerged leaves are often red or bronze. Loose clusters of small, five-petaled, unscented or mildly fragrant flowers appear toward the branch tips in late winter, spring, or summer. The star-shaped blooms are pink, white, or red,...
Gerald L. Klingaman
Indian hawthorn is a compact broadleaf evergreen shrub native to southern China. It produces clusters of fragrant, white, pink-tinged flowers from spring intermittently through summer. The leathery, glossy, dark green, lance-shaped leaves are attractive year-round.
Indian hawthorn likes full sun and fertile, well drained, slightly acidic soil. Use it as a low hedge or as a backdrop for a flower border. It can also be grown under glass in cooler areas.