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...
Mark A. Miller
Having finely textured dark green needles that blush bronze-purple in winter's cold, 'Glauca' is an upright shrub. Native to the coastal plains of the eastern United States, it has reddish, gray-brown bark that is well hidden by the dense, prickly tufts of needled foliage. Ranging in color from gray-green to dark green with small white bands on undersides, the cold of winter causes leaves to become bronze or purple, one of its best ornamental features. Both male and female cones appear in late spring,...
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.
Leatherleaf is often the first woody shrub to colonize a bog once sphagnum peat is established. A broadleaf evergreen native to continents around the North Pole, it grows in cool wetlands, bogs and on pond edges in thickets. It spreads by underground swollen stems called rhizomes. In North America it's found across all of Canada and Alaska southward into the northern United States.
The foliage is leathery and tough and often is held upward on the many twiggy branches. The upper leaf side is...
Carol Cloud Bailey
(European Fan Palm, Mediterranean Fan Palm)
European fan palm has large, rounded, palmate leaves that are deeply divided and sit atop long, sharply toothed petioles. Foliage is either green or blue-green on top and has silver-green undersides. Its trunk(s) is clothed in a sheath of fibers and old leaf bases. In summer, these palms bear bright yellow flowers that rise from short stalks among the leaves. These are followed by ovoid brown to yellow fruit.
European fan palm requires well drained soils and can tolerate partial shade, but prefers...
(Matted Sandmat, Prostrate Spurge)
Practically every gardener has come across this warm-season, summer weed. Prostrate spurge forms nearly flat, spreading mats of small, deep green or green and burgundy-blotched leaves that can be found in sunny beds and pavement crevices across the whole of the United States, southern Canada and northern Mexico. It is an annual weed that produces loads and loads of seeds, so it's essential to pull plants as soon as they pop up in the garden.
Dense, spreading mats of small, oval leaves supported...
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...