(Cork Spindle Tree, Cork Tree, Corky Burning Bush, Winged Spindlebush)
Amazingly winged with wide strips of thin corky wings on its upright branches, cork spindle tree also bears light green flowers, rosy magenta fruits and attains brilliant red foliage in autumn. This rounded but upright shrub is native to central China's dry woodland slopes.
The leaves are tapering light to medium green ovals with tiny scalloped edges. In late spring to midsummer, marble-sized light green flowers appear on thin stems from the branches, attracting insects. The rounded fruits then...
James H. Schutte
(Candelabra Plant, Elkhorn)
Hailing from the arid regions of India and Sri Lanka, Euphorbia lactea is a highly cultivated, cactus-like succulent that has become naturalized in tropical and subtropical regions across the globe. When grown in frost-free zones it reaches shrub or tree-sized proportions. Though nearly leafless, its spiny, evergreen stems look attractive all season long. As a landscape specimen, elkhorn offers tough, substantial beauty in addition to fast, relatively maintenance free growth. In zones with...
Straelender Sunshine bush daisy is a medium-sized tender shrub with evergreen foliage and bright yellow daisy flowers. This is a selection taken from a mutation on Euryops anthanasiae. The leaves are roughly textured, dark green and many-lobed. The larger-than-usual flowers, which occur year-round, are most prolific from autumn to spring. The petals are bright to golden yellow and surround a yellow-orange central disc. They are held on long, wiry stems above the sparsely spaced leaves,...
James H. Schutte
(African Bush Daisy, Golden Daisy Bush)
African bush daisy is a medium-sized tender shrub with evergreen foliage and bright yellow daisy flowers. From the Eastern Cape provinces of South Africa, it grows naturally in coarse, fast-draining soil with high nutrient content. The plants naturally exist on open, rocky seaside areas, so they are well-adapted to drought and aerosol salt.
The leaves are a lush, glossy and medium green. Each has seven to nine lobes, which make them look like tiny oak leaves. The yellow daisy flowers do not...
Yellow bush daisy is a small, sturdy, broadleaf evergreen shrub from South Africa bearing cheery yellow daisies from late spring to fall, or year round in greenhouses. The handsome, finely divided leaves are hairy and gray-green, often silvery-white during the cool and/or dry season. Leaves are more green when wettened after a rainfall.
This shrub needs very well drained, fertile soil in full sun. It is suitable for rock gardens, containers, and shrub borders where hardy; otherwise it can be...
(Cape Daisy, Dwarf Cape Daisy, Gray-leaved Euryops, Munchkin Euryops)
Yellow bush daisy is a tender broadleaf evergreen shrub from South Africa. The compact selection 'Munchkin' produces its bright yellow daisies on plants that reach only waist high. Flowering continues year round in frost-free climates. Plants have upright stems with fuzzy, finely divided, gray-green leaves spaced along their length. They sometimes lose their lower foliage as they age, revealing the tan colored stems. The 4cm (1.5 inch) wide blooms are held above the foliage on fine, stiff stalks....
(Golden Shrub Daisy)
Selected and named for the rich deep green color of its finely divided leaves, this small, sturdy, broadleaf evergreen shrub bears cheery yellow daisies on short stems from late spring to fall, or year round if winter temperatures are mild (as in its native South Africa).
This shrub needs very well drained, fertile soil in full sun. It is suitable for rock gardens, containers, and shrub borders where hardy; otherwise it can be grown in an alpine house or cool greenhouse. It makes an excellent...
Gerald L. Klingaman
Showy clusters of large snowy blooms deck the arching branches of common pearlbush in mid-spring. This large, rounded, deciduous shrub is native to shady hillsides in eastern China.
The dull green, elliptic leaves of this hardy shrub emerge in early spring, shortly before the white, five-petaled, silver-dollar-sized blooms appear. The flowers are borne in 6- to 10-flowered racemes along the outer branches. Five-lobed, turban-shaped seed capsules follow the flowers. The capsules persist long...
James H. Schutte
Forming a mounding, almost weeping shrub lined with white blossoms in spring, The Bride hybrid pearlbush combines the qualities of the common pearlbush (Exochorda racemosa) and Exochorda korolkowii. A deciduous shrub, it attains a mounded, partially weeping habit apropos for the average garden's scale and size. When in flower you may mistaken it as a spirea.
Before any leaves emerge in mid-spring, the white blossoms cover the drooping branches. Each blossom has five petals...
James H. Schutte
Native to much of Europe, this magnificent spreading deciduous tree is best known for its silver-gray bark, which is smooth and “elephantine.” Its glossy, elliptic, wavy-edged leaves are bright green when new, darker in summer, and rich bronze in autumn. Sometimes dry tawny brown leaves cling through winter, particularly on young trees. Inconspicuous flowers in spring are followed by small bristly capsules in late summer and fall, which contain one to three nuts. Although eagerly consumed by wildlife,...