(Bearberry Cotoneaster, Coral Beauty Bearberry Cotoneaster)
A hybrid of bearberry cotoneaster (C. dammeri x C. conspicuus), 'Coral Beauty' is a dwarf evergreen shrub that forms a broad, low mound of shiny, rounded, dark green leaves decorated with many small berries in autumn. In late spring and early summer, tiny rose-shaped white flowers appear on its arching branches which are normally pollinated by bees. Abundant bright coral-tinted magenta berries mature in fall, attracting birds well into the start of winter, when the foliage becomes...
JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
A small, creeping perennial with feathery foliage, brass buttons produces button-like yellow-green flowers in late spring and early summer. Native to the gritty soils in subalpine areas of New Zealand, it will spread indefinitely once established.
The leaves are oblong in shape overall, but have many small, curving lobes with teeth on one side that create a feathery appearance. They are bright green and may or may not be covered in tiny hairs. By late spring short stems rise from the mat of leaves,...
A small, creeping perennial with purple-black feathery foliage, brass buttons produces button-like yellow-green flowers in late spring and early summer. Native to the gritty soils in subalpine areas of New Zealand, it will spread indefinitely once established and can be quite hardy if given the right growing environment.
The leaves are oblong in shape but have many small, curved lobes with teeth that create a feathery appearance. Newly emerged growth is pale green and matures to deep, purplish...
A variable evergreen succulent found over a wide area of southeastern Africa, this low-growing perennial produces rosettes of fleshy, oval to lance-shaped, green or gray-green leaves that often have red spots, margins, or suffusion. Sparsely branched stems crowded with four-ranked leaves emerge from the rosettes in spring or early summer. The stems may be upright or prostrate, and the leaves hairy or smooth. Spike-like clusters of small white pink-tinged flowers appear at the stem tips in summer...
A showy-leaved cultivar of a an evergreen succulent from southeastern Africa, this low-growing perennial produces rosettes of fleshy, narrowly oval, bright green leaves that turn orange and scarlet in hot dry weather. Lax, sparsely branched stems emerge from the rosettes in spring or early summer, bearing four-ranked leaves that decrease in size toward the stem tips. These leaves also turn brilliant colors as they mature. Spike-like clusters of small white pink-tinged flowers appear on short stalks...
(Grandfather's Watch Chain)
An excellent groundcover for frost-free gardens, this vigorously spreading, succulent, evergreen perennial is native to rocky terrain in eastern South Africa. Its sprawling stems root at the nodes, rapidly colonizing large areas. The rounded, dark green, pitted leaves are paired along the stems. They may become red-flushed in sun. Fallen leaves can root to form new plants. Branched heads of small starry pink flowers open from reddish buds in spring. After blooming, flower stalks may produce very...
(Watch Chain Plant)
This beautiful fine textured succulent has fine, elongated, procumbent stems lined with small, dense, fleshy, scale-like leaves that give it an almost moss-like appearance. South African in origin, it is adapted to high light and a very long dry season. This variety is larger than the species but is otherwise identical.
Overall, it has a spreading habit but its central stems are upright, while the peripheral stems tend to fall to the side—giving the plant a dense and tidy appearance. In cultivation...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Crosby's Dwarf Jade Plant, Jade Plant)
Crosby's dwarf jade plant has small, bright-green leaves red tinted edges. It makes a superb specimen plant for smaller garden spaces indoors or out.
Almost everyone knows the ever-popular jade plant. This South African succulent is a rubbery-stemmed evergreen shrub with fleshy bright green leaves that look outstanding year round. In late-winter or spring it produces a wealth of tiny, starry white or pinkish flowers borne in small clusters. It is best known as a popular house plant, which can...