Mark A. Miller
(Andelyensis Atlantic Whitecedar, Atlantic Whitecedar)
A slow-growing cultivar of Atlantic white cedar, ‘Andelyensis’ has fine-textured medium bright green needles that blush purple during winter, especially on boughs exposed to full sun. It is a tidy but wide-pyramidal small tree of broad soil adaptability, a trait of its parent, native to the coastal plains of the eastern United States from Maine to Florida and Mississippi. An evergreen conifer, ‘Andelyensis’ has reddish, gray-brown bark well hidden by the dense, prickly tufts of needles that have...
James H. Schutte
(Atlantic Whitecedar, Ericoides Atlantic Whitecedar)
Most often seen as a semi-dwarf, rounded to cone-shaped shrub, the heath-leaved Atlantic whitecedar -- cultivar 'Ericoides' -- eventually matures into an upright, narrowly pyramidal small tree. Unlike other cultivars, the blue-green needles blush burgundy to red-violet in winter's cold, rather than bronzy purple. This selection is native to the coastal plains of the eastern United States from Maine to Florida and Mississippi. An evergreen conifer, it has reddish, gray-brown bark hidden by the dense...
James H. Schutte
(Atlantic Whitecedar, Heatherbun Atlantic Whitecedar, Whitecedar Falsecypress)
This dwarf selection of white cedar, ‘Heatherbun,’ is a billowy, rounded large shrub with fine-textured dark green needles that blush purpled bronze in winter's cold. It is descended from an evergreen conifer native to the coastal plains of the eastern United States from Maine to Florida and Mississippi. Its reddish, gray-brown bark is well hidden by the dense, prickly tufts of needled foliage. The needles have white bands on the undersides and the youngest needles are blue-green. Both male and female...
(Atlantic Whitecedar, Red Star Atlantic Whitecedar, Whitecedar Falsecypress)
A selection of Atlantic white cedar, ‘Red Star’ has fine green needles that are blue when young and purpled bronze in winter's cold. It is a tidy, pyramidal small tree of wide adaptability, a trait of its parent, native to the coastal plains of the eastern United States from Maine to Florida and Mississippi. An evergreen conifer, ‘Red Star’ has reddish, gray-brown bark well hidden by the dense, prickly tufts of needles that have white bands on the undersides. Both male and female cones appear in...
James H. Schutte
(Atlantic Whitecedar, Shiva Atlantic Whitecedar)
The Shiva Atlantic white cedar is a dwarf selection that produces soft needles each spring with a silvery light green color. It is a tidy but rounded pyramid-shaped shrub with broad soil adaptability, a trait of its parent, native to the coastal plains of the eastern United States from Maine to Florida and Mississippi. Rekha Morris selected this plant as a seedling during a visit to Cape Cod, and Clarence Towe of Walhalla, South Carolina introduced it into the American horticultural trade.
Forest & Kim Starr
Needle-thin leaves on tall, thin stems contrast in texture and color with Geraldton waxflower’s lush clusters of light-pink flowers. An open, fine-textured evergreen shrub for warm climates, it is native to the Shark Bay region of extreme western Australia. The leaves are short, thin, and bright-green to dark-green, depending on the season. Crush a leaf and a pleasant scent of lemon escapes. The branches are smooth and grayish-brown, but on older plants become shaggy. Young twigs can be slightly...
JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
(Bubba Desert Willow, Desert Willow)
Bubba desert willow is an upright, multi-stem, evergreen to semi-evergreen shrub or tree with a rounded to spreading crown. Leaves are green and narrow giving desert willow a slightly weeping habit. Flowers occur abundantly in summer and are tubular, showy, fragrant and dark pink with yellow throats. Bubba desert willow does not typically produce fruit pods.
Desert willow is native to the southwestern United States and Mexico where it is adapted to coarse, dry alkaline to acidic soils and full...
Gerald L. Klingaman
The billowing, wispy, white flower clusters of Chinese fringetree bring a magnificent touch to the spring landscape. Native to eastern China, Korea and Japan, this deciduous plant grows as a shrub naturally but can be trained as a small tree if lower branches are removed. Taking a while for new spring leaves to emerge, the bright green oval foliage has slightly lighter colored undersides that can be hairy. By mid to late spring, the new growth is topped by masses of clusters of white fragrant blossoms,...
(Mexican Orange, Mexican Orange Blossom, Mock Orange)
Sweet, citrusy-smelling white flowers adorn the branches of Mexican orange from very late winter to autumn. An evergreen subtropical shrub from the higher elevations of Mexico, it has glossy, compound foliage, each leaf composed of three, oval leaflets that are fragrant if crushed. In late winter, clusters of five-petaled white blossoms cover the plant, emitting an intoxicating fragrance like that of orange blossoms, and attracting honeybees. The first blooming season lasts for weeks, and then flowering...
Carol Cloud Bailey
(Coco Plum, Icaco Coco Plum)
Coco plum is one of the most versatile evergreen plants for coastal and warm-winter landscapes. It is native to the coastal regions of Florida, the Caribbean, as well as Central and South America.
Its leaves are rounded, leathery and dark green. They appear in flushes all year around and are red-hued when they first emerge. The flowers are small and white and the edible fruit is round and turns from red to black.
This tough, drought-tolerant shrub grows best in full sun and average, well-drained...