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
The relatively short stature of this popular palm make it ideal for smaller landscapes and interiorscapes. Cat palm originates from southeastern Mexico where it naturally can be found growing in the damp forest understory and along moist stream sides. Plants tend to sucker and eventually form concentrated, dense clumps. Most cat palms are sold as container foliage plants for the houseplant market.
This attractive clump-forming palm produces green, elegantly arching, pinnately compound fronds....
Carol Cloud Bailey
(Neanthe Bella Palm, Parlor Palm, Table Top Palm)
The elegant parlor palm is a small evergreen palm that’s a favorite for interiorscape as well as tropical and subtropical landscapes. It is native to the rainforests of Mexico, Guatemala and Belize, but sadly it’s rare in the wild due to deforestation and over-collecting.
The pinnate fronds of this palm are light to medium green and, or feather-like, with narrow leaflets. They are held upright but gracefully arch downwards. In the warmth of late spring, tiny yellow flowers are borne on a branched...
Like many other Chamaedorea, sangapilla palm is a favorite shade-tolerant palm for indoor container culture as well as tropical landscapes. A native of Peru, this small, clump-forming, evergreen palm naturally exists on the understory of low and mid-level rainforests, so it is adapted to lower light and high heat and humidity.
The dark green leaves of sangapilla palm are forked like a fish tail at their tips. When conditions are favorable, mature specimens produce fragrant orange...
Gerald L. Klingaman
The airy, upright reed palm is a graceful, easy to grow and thrives in low light conditions. It remains short and manageable and forms suckering clumps of palm canes. Native populations exist from southeastern Mexico to Honduras and naturally inhabit the understory of moist, forested areas. It has been introduced to southern Florida where it tends to be found in disturbed forested areas.
Ferny, pinnately compound leaves of rich green crown this graceful palm year round. In summer, mature...