(Fuchsia, Shadow Dancers® Ginger Fuchsia)
Fuchsias in the Shadow Dancers® Series produce numerous showy blossoms on dense, compact, cascading plants. Shadow Dancers® Ginger bears bicolored pink and white flowers from spring to frost. Shadow Dancers® fuchsias were developed by Wolfram Goetz of Herbrechtingen, Germany.
Hybrid fuchsias are tender evergreen shrubs that descend from species native to cool uplands of Central and South America. They have upright to arching stems and small, oval, bright- to dark-green leaves. Their flamboyant...
Fuchsias in the Shadow Dancers® Series produce numerous showy blooms on dense, compact, cascading plants. They were developed by Wolfram Goetz of Herbrechtingen, Germany.
Hybrid fuchsias are tender evergreen shrubs that trace their ancestry to several species from cool uplands of Central and South America. They have upright to arching stems and small, oval, dark-green leaves. Their flamboyant flowers comprise a bell-shaped corolla (made up of four overlapping petals) and a collar of fleshy...
(Shower-of-Gold, Smooth Goldshower)
Shower-of-Gold is a large, evergreen shrub native to eastern Mexico south to Guatemala. The leaves are opposite on the stems, light green to bluish, smooth or waxy and elliptical to oval-shaped with two visible glands at the base. The stems are reddish with many hairs. The yellow flowers are borne on terminal racemes, or un-branched flowerstalks. The shrubs bear some flowers year ‘round with a heavier bloom in summer. The flower petals do not drop completely and interesting three part seed capsules...
(Rain-of-Gold, Spray-of-Gold, Thryallis)
Rain-of-Gold is a large, evergreen shrub native to eastern Mexico and Central America. The leaves are opposite on the stems, light green to bluish, smooth or waxy and elliptical to lance-shaped with two visible glands at the base. The yellow flowers are borne on terminal racemes or un-branched flowerstalks. The shrubs bear some flowers year ‘round with a heavier bloom in summer. The flower petals drop completely once the ovary is fertilized and are followed by interesting three part seed capsules....
(Tahitian Gardenia, Tiare )
The floral emblem of Tahiti, the large fragrant white blossoms of tiare beautifully dapple the glossy dark green foliage in the warm months of the year. A frost-tender, broadleaf evergreen shrub, it is native to extreme southeastern Asia. Archaeological evidence leads experts to believe it is native to New Guinea and the Solomon Islands and was spread eastward across the South Pacific by admiring native peoples, eventually reaching the Society Islands (Tahiti).
The broadly oval leaves are thing...
James H. Schutte
(Chilean Wintergreen, Pink Snowdrop Boxberry, Pink Snowdrop Prickly Heath)
Small deep green leaves that complement the bell-shaped white flowers and ensuing rose-pink fruits finds 'Pink Snowdrop' to be a fantastic selection of prickly heath. A compact, spreading broadleaf evergreen shrub, it suckers from its roots, sprouting new stems nearby to form a gentle thicket. It's a native of northern Chile and Argentina.
Small glossy green leaves line the stems and are tapering ovals with sharp tips and tiny notched teeth. In late spring, small white to light pink flowers appear...
Few evergreen shrubs solve as many problems for woodland home sites surrounded by excessive shade and clay-rich soils. Salal is a Pacific Coast native, growing in the understory of woodlands from California north to Washington and over a larger part of Alaska. It adapts well to the long dry season of California and yet stands just as well in the rain soaked Seattle woods, proving its adaptability.
Large leathery, emerald leaves give a truly lush appearance to these shrubs. They flower in early...
JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
Lydia woadwaxen is a lovely small deciduous shrub from rocky slopes of southeastern Europe and western, northern, and southern Turkey. In gardens it is represented mostly by prostrate forms, but in the wild it is often upright in habit. A noninvasive cousin of the familiar tall brooms (Cytisus spp.), it bears stiff branches and smallish green leaves for a fine textured look. The stems spread around stones and cascade gracefully off ledges. Their green color is welcome in the winter garden....