James H. Schutte
(Golden Butterflybush, Honeycomb Butterflybush)
Sunny and vigorous, ‘Honeycomb’ offers dense globose clusters of beautiful golden flowers all summer.
A hybrid of Buddleja davidii and B. globosa, golden butterflybush is a vigorous medium-sized deciduous shrub with gently arching branches lined with large glossy deep green leaves with silvery undersides. In the heat of summer it offers golden yellow flower clusters at the ends of its branches. These are fragrant and attractive to butterflies and bees.
Drought tolerant once...
James H. Schutte
(Golden Butterflybush, Sungold Butterflybush)
Distinguished by its golden orange flowers, 'Sungold' is a colorful butterflybush that offers warm tones to sunny gardens.
Golden butterflybush is a vigorous hybrid of Buddleja davidii and B. globosa but retains the orange-yellow flower color of the latter species. This medium-sized, deciduous shrub has gently arching branches lined with glossy deep green foliage. Its flowers are borne in clusters that appear from summer to autumn. Removing spent blooms will encourage continued...
(Bulbine, Cat's Whiskers, Rankkopieva)
Bulbine is a tough, evergreen perennial native to South Africa. It is a low-growing plant, which spreads slowly by underground stems to form large clumps. Its dense leaves are round and juicy and reminiscent of chives. Bulbine bears many tall, leafless flower stalks above the foliage that look somewhat like cat whiskers. These are topped with spikes of small, star-shaped, yellow flowers with masses of stamens. Blooms appear throughout the year in warm climates, but are most plentiful spring through...
(Bulbine, Hallmark Bulbine, Hallmark Cat's Whiskers)
Hallmark cat's whiskers is a tough, evergreen perennial with airy spikes of orange-yellow flowers. It originates from South Africa and has round and juicy leaves reminiscent of chives. It is low-growing plant, which spreads slowly by underground stems to form large clumps. The cultivar ‘Hallmark’ is a little more compact than standard Bulbine. It bears many tall, leafless flower stalks above the foliage. These are topped with spikes of small, star-shaped, orange flowers with masses of yellow stamens....
(Pindo Palm, South American Jelly Palm)
Pindo palm is an evergreen single-trunked palm with blue-green to gray-green fronds that beautifully arch downward. Native to the seasonally wet/dry regions of southeastern Brazil and adjacent Uruguay and northern Argentina, it is the most cold-hardy feather-leaf (pinnate) palm. The thin leaflets of each frond are held at an angle, making it have a V-shape in cross-section. The lower part of the frond stem, called a rachis, has small teeth. Summertime flowers are yellow, borne on short but many-branched...
James H. Schutte
(Boxwood, Chicagoland Green® Boxwood)
An exceptionally cold-hardy hybrid boxwood that does well in the Upper Midwest United States as well as in other regions with harsh climates, 'Glencoe' is a dense compact evergreen shrub that eventually forms a mound twice as broad as high. The small rounded paired leaves emerge soft green and deepen to dark glossy green. They may take on a burgundy tinge in winter. Bees visit the non-showy fragrant spring flowers.
This shrub prefers moist, well drained soil and some winter protection from wind...
JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
Slow growing and tender, Harland's boxwood is a rounded, broadleaf evergreen shrub native to southern China. It attains a broad vase-shaped form when mature. In American nurseries there are many plants sold as Buxus harlandii , which are actually Japanese boxwood (Buxus microphylla var. japonica).
Harland’s boxwood is larger than most classic boxwoods. It has small somewhat elongated oval leaves that are rich green, glossy and notched at the apex. These densely cover...
(Boxwood, Littleleaf Boxwood)
Littleleaf boxwood is a dense, rounded broadleaf evergreen shrub known for its tolerance to pruning, making it great plant for hedges and topiary. It has small, oval, deep green foliage which turns yellow or brownish (bronze) in winter. The tiny fragrant flowers are often visited by bees.
Cultivated in Asia since the 1400s, littleleaf boxwood is no longer found in the wild and is today considered of a manmade garden origin. Very adapted to heat and humidity, it grows best in partial sun and well-drained...
Mark A. Miller
(Franklin's Gem Boxwood, Littleleaf Boxwood)
Franklin's Gem littleleaf boxwood is a dwarf, rounded broadleaf evergreen shrub with glossy, green foliage turning olive green in the winter. Bees are attracted by its non-showy but fragrant spring flowers. It is a slow growing selection.
Tolerant of a wide range of soils, this shrub grows well in sun and shade. 'Franklin's Gem' will have finest growth in a moist, mulched soil with some shade from the hottest summer afternoon sun. Its dense, slow growing habit requires little to no pruning and...
Pride of Place Plants, Inc.
(Boxwood, Golden Triumph Boxwood, Littleleaf Boxwood)
Golden Triumph boxwood is a slow growing, upright broadleaf evergreen shrub with glossy, yellow-edged, green foliage turning somewhat bronze in the winter. Bees are attracted by its non-showy fragrant spring flowers.
Tolerant of a wide range of soils, cultivar 'Golden Triumph' grows well in sun or shade. Mulch around its roots to conserve moisture and keep soil cool in summer. Its dense, slow growing habit requires little to no pruning and is best used in mixed borders, as a hedge or in a formal...