JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
(Hybrid Deutzia, Strawberry Fields Deutzia)
The large starry flowers of this vigorous dwarf cultivar are deep rose pink with white markings. Hybrid deutzia is a cross between Deutzia longifolia and D. discolor. 'Strawberry Fields' is compact, deciduous and has arching branches that offer a fountain of colorful flowers in spring. It is easy to grow, hardy and can withstand tough growing conditions.
Its elliptical leaves are medium green, held opposite to one another on the stem and offer little fall color. Beautiful clusters...
(Kalmia-flowered Hybrid Deutzia, Mountain Laurel Deutzia)
Resembling a mountain laurel when in full floral splendor, this deciduous shrub lines its arching branches with thousands of deep pink and white flowers in early summer. Ultimately becoming a rounded plant with open branching, the kalmia-flowered deutzia is a hybrid resulting from a cross between Deutzia purpurescens and Deutzia parviflora. It was created by renowned French nurseryman Victor Lemoine as has been in cultivation since around 1900.
Its long, pointed oval leaves...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Lemoin's Hybrid Deutzia)
One of the cold-hardiest of deutzia, this deciduous shrub lines its twiggy upright branches with thousands of small white flowers in early summer. Ultimately becoming a rounded plant with dense branching, the Lemoine deutzia is a hybrid resulting from a cross between Deutzia gracilis and Deutzia parviflora. It is named after its hybridizer, notable French nurseryman Victor Lemoine.
Its long, pointed green leaves are nearly lance-shaped with lighter green and hairy undersides....
(Blue Evergreen Hydrangea, Chinese Quinine, Fever Flower)
This less common member of the hydrangea family produces lovely clusters of pink or blue summer flowers followed by magnificent blue berries. As its name suggests, evergreen blue hydrangea is a fully evergreen shrub, though it has been known to get nipped back by light winter freezes. This tropical to subtropical plant hails from southern Asia, from China and India southward to Indonesia, where it naturally inhabits damp, shrubby areas and forest margins.
Its long, oval leaves are medium green...
Mark A. Miller
(Bush Honeysuckle, Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle, Northern Bush Honeysuckle)
A compact, adaptable plant for many dry garden applications, the tiny yellow-orange fragrant blossoms and the yellowish fall foliage display of the northern bush honeysuckle are pleasing. A mounding deciduous shrub, it's native to drier woodlands from southern Canada to North Carolina and Iowa in the United States. It is rather short-lived shrub and grows from spreading rhizomes (underground stems), often naturally rejuvenating after fires in pine woodlands.
The oval lance-like leaves emerge...
Gently mounding branches filled with pairs of leaves, the mountainbush honeysuckle displays small clusters of lemon yellow flowers on branch tips in summer. This low growing, broadly spreading deciduous shrub is found naturally only in the southeastern United States, in the southern Appalachian Mountains.
In spring the young leaves emerge purplish bronze before become deep green. Each leaf is a long lance-shaped blade that is downy, especially so on the underside. In the heart of summer, small...
(Mountainbush Honeysuckle, Troja Black Mountainbush Honeysuckle)
Gently mounding branches filled with pairs of purplish green leaves, Troja Black mountainbush honeysuckle displays small clusters of lemon yellow flowers on branch tips in summer. This low growing, broadly spreading deciduous shrub is found naturally only in the southeastern United States, in the southern Appalachian Mountains.
In spring the young leaves emerge purplish bronze before become dark green with lingering hints of purple. Each leaf is a long lance-shaped blade that is downy, especially...
(Southern Bush Honeysuckle)
A humble looking but adaptable plant for many garden applications, the tiny yellow fragrant blossoms and the red-purple fall foliage display of the southern bush honeysuckle are nice. A rounded but flat-topped and somewhat sprawling shrub, this deciduous plant is native to a small portion of the southeastern United States, from Alabama to North Carolina. It will spread via suckers from its roots.
The oval lance-like leaves emerge in spring with a purplish-broze tint and then mature to a deep...
An elegant and simple woodland shrub, western leatherwood's flexible stems, very early spring tiny golden yellow-green flowers and pretty yellow fall foliage makes it lovely for planting among rhododendrons and shade trees. A deciduous, slow-growing rounded shrub, it is native only to the San Francisco Bay region of central California. Its bark is smooth and mottled gray and brown.
This shrub is among the first to flower and leaf-out each late winter and early spring. Before any foliage, the...
Mark A. Miller
A woodland shrub that is the perfect barometer for the start of spring, leatherwood's flexible stems, early spring yellow flowers make it lovely for planting among rhododendrons and shade trees. A deciduous, slow-growing rounded shrub, it is native from southeastern Canada to Missouri and Florida in the eastern United States. Its smooth, dark sandy brown bark is fibrous and spotted with white lenticels.
This shrub is among the first to flower and leaf-out each spring. Before any foliage, the...