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James H. Schutte

(Coastal Sweetpepperbush, Pink Spire Summersweet, White Summersweet)

Prized for its handsome foliage, compact upright habit, and fuzzy spikes of fragrant midsummer flowers, summersweet is a suckering deciduous shrub native to the eastern United States from Maine to Florida. The cultivar ‘Pink Spire’ bears pale pink, spicy-scented flowers, opening from rose-pink buds. The flowers attract butterflies and bees. Peppercorn-like seedheads follow the flowers, providing winter interest. The leaves turn butter-yellow in fall.

'Pink Spire' needs a moist, acid soil with...

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Jesse Saylor

(Coastal Sweetpepperbush, Pink Summersweet, White Summersweet)

Loved by gardeners for its handsome foliage, compact upright habit, and fuzzy spikes of fragrant midsummer flowers, summersweet is a suckering deciduous shrub native to the eastern United States from Maine to Florida. The cultivar ‘Rosea’ bears pale pink, spicy-scented flowers which fade to near-white. The flowers attract butterflies and bees. Peppercorn-like seedheads follow the flowers, providing winter interest. The leaves turn butter-yellow in fall.

‘Rosea’ needs a moist, acid soil with good...

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Grandiflora

(Coastal Sweetpepperbush, Ruby Spice Summersweet, White Summersweet)

Known for its handsome foliage, compact upright habit, and fuzzy spikes of fragrant midsummer flowers, summersweet is a suckering deciduous shrub native to the eastern United States from Maine to Florida. The cultivar ‘Ruby Spice’ bears rose-pink flowers, opening from rose-red buds. The flowers attract butterflies and bees. Peppercorn-like seedheads follow the flowers, providing winter interest. The leaves turn butter-yellow in fall.

‘Ruby Spice’ needs a moist, acid soil with good drainage in...

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Gerald L. Klingaman

(Coastal Sweetpepperbush)

Prized for its handsome foliage, compact upright habit, and fuzzy spikes of fragrant flowers, this suckering deciduous shrub is native to the eastern United States from Maine to Florida. Sixteen Candles sweetpepperbush has a compact habit and blooms in midsummer, with spicily scented white flowers held upright on the ends of its branches. These are a magnet for butterflies and bees. Peppercorn-like seedheads follow the flowers, providing winter interest. The leaves turn butter-yellow in fall.

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Gerald L. Klingaman

(Japanese Clethra, Japanese Sweetshrub)

Underutilized as a remarkably beautiful shrub, Japanese clethra has glossy foliage, a beautiful late summer white flower display and colorful exfoliating bark. An upright large shrub to small tree, this deciduous plant is native to Japan and eastern China.

Its dark green, glossy leaves are long ovals. In mid- to late summer, the branch tips bear a little cluster or finger-like flower clusters that droop (raceme panicles). Slightly fragrant, they attract bees and butterflies. In autumn the foliage...

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Carol Cloud Bailey

(Chaya)

A vegetable popular in the tropical Americas, chaya sometimes known as tree spinach is considered by some experts as one of the most nutritious of the leafy greens. It originates from the Yucatan and is now naturalized in warm areas of the Americas. Fast growing, of easy culture and underutilized, this green must be boiled for one to five minutes before eating, the leaves are poisonous when raw.

Classified in the same family as poinsettia and croton, chaya is a tender perennial which forms...

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Carol Cloud Bailey

(Sea Grape)

Seagrape brings to mind sand, sun, and beaches, which is its native habitat from Florida to the Caribbean and South America. It can grow into a multi-trunked tree or sprawling shrub, depending on site conditions. Its leaves are large and circular with a rounded cleft at the base. Leaf color is dull green, often with red veins, and new leaves are often red-bronze. Its fragrant flowers are inconspicuous, ivory-colored and appear on stalked spikes. Plants are dioecious, meaning that male and female...

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Felder Rushing

(Croton)

Codiaeum variegatum, more commonly known as croton, is an evergreen native to Malaysia and islands in the western Pacific. The flowers are insignificant but the foliage comes in a wide variety of brightly splashed or spotted, smooth, ruffled or twisted shapes. Mature crotons are "V" shaped.

Crotons grow best in well-drained soil and in full sun to partial shade; in hot sunny climates they look best if shaded from the hottest sun of the day. Too much sun will bleach the color out of the leaves...

(Croton, Garden Croton)

Codiaeum variegatum, more commonly known as croton, is an evergreen native to Malaysia and islands in the western Pacific. The flowers are insignificant but the foliage comes in a wide variety of brightly splashed or spotted, smooth, ruffled or twisted shapes. Croton 'AFD 7' is an oak-leaf variety, older leaves are red over green with yellow veins and new leaves are green with yellow veins. Mature crotons are "V" shaped.

Crotons grow best in well-drained soil and in full sun to partial...

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Carol Cloud Bailey

(Croton)

Colorful crotons in the landscape are a sure sign of warm climates. Codiaeum variegatum is an evergreen shrub native to Malaysia and islands of the western Pacific. Banana is a small, spreading variety. The star-shaped flowers are produced on long stalks but are insignificant. The brightly-hued foliage is the attraction. Banana’s leaves are linear with bluntly, rounded tips, arranged spirally around the stems. The new leaves emerge light green with streaks of yellow and mature to dark green...