This variegated form of Ebbing’s silverberry has lustrous golden leaves edged in green. It grows to a medium height, has a bushy, rounded habit and produces orangish fruit in winter.
Ebbing’s silverberry is a large, fast-growing shrub that is believed to be a hybrid between Elaeagnus pungens and E. macrophylla. In the northernmost parts of its hardiness it is semi-evergreen but in regions with warmers winters it is fully evergreen. There are many cultivated varieties to choose...
(Ebbing's Silverberry, Gilt Edge Silverberry)
Ebbing’s silverberry ‘Gilt Edge’ is a tough, fast-growing, large shrub of hybrid origin. It has interesting elliptical leaves, scruffy to the tough and eye, dark green in the center with striking, irregular yellow margins. Elaeagnus tends to grow rapidly with long branches - a semi-climbing habit. The branches are thornless. The extremely fragrant, tiny white to silver flowers are bell-shaped with spreading lobes and are produced in the fall and winter at the joint between leaves and branches in...
(Angelica Shrub, Fiveleaf Aralia)
Imparting a lush tropical look to the temperate garden, fiveleaf aralia's jagged, hand-like foliage upon arching stems is great for all types of garden soils and exposures! An upright multistemmed shrub with long thorns from eastern China, the branches will arch and flop once they reach an extended length.
The leaves are palmate - looking like a hand with five tapering oval leaflets that have attractively jagged edges. They are arranged alternating on the smooth green-brown stems that have long...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Variegated Angelica Shrub, Variegated Fiveleaf Aralia)
Imparting a lush tropical look to the temperate garden, variegated fiveleaf aralia's jagged, hand-like foliage upon arching stems is great for all types of garden soils and exposures! This multistemmed shrub with long thorns from eastern China has upright branches that will arch and flop once they reach an extended length.
The bright green leaves are palmate - looking like a hand with five tapering oval leaflets that have attractively jagged and ivory edges. They are arranged alternating on the...
(Georgiaplume, Southern Plume)
Even though the Georgiaplume has smooth gray to lustrous brown bark, this deciduous shrub remains rather mundane until it bears upright white flower spikes in summer. Native to isolated pockets in the coastal plain of southeastern Georgia in the American Southeast, this shrub is endangered. Healthy plants are upright and bushy, suckering from roots to form small colonies. Seed is rarely produced. It was first cultivated in early American gardens around 1813. Scientists believe that fire helps seeds...
David L. Morgan
Canada wildrye is a versatile ornamental grass that has attractive bluish green foliage and gently nodding, wheat-like flower and seedheads in autumn and winter. A clump forming perennial, it is native to a vast area of temperate North America. In spring, erect stems start to bear the long, often weeping bluish gray-green or medium green leaves. By late summer and into fall, stem tips form dense green flowerspikes that look like those of wheat. The begin to turn beige as fall progresses, which is...
(Blue Lyme Grass, Blue Wildrye)
Blue wildrye is a versatile ornamental grass that has attractive, open clustered, silvery blue-green foliage and stiff, upright flower and seedheads in autumn. A clump forming perennial, it is native to a vast area of Europe and western Asia. In spring, erect stems start to bear the long, upright, but tip-weeping bluish green leaves. By late summer and into fall, stem tips form dense green flowerspikes that will only slightly arch. They begin to turn beige as fall progresses, which is the eventual...
(Blue Wheatgrass, Magellan's Wildrye)
Blue wheatgrass is a breathtaking clumping ornamental grass with fine foliage colored silvery blue. A native of the cooler lands and mountains of Chile and Argentina, it is a semi-evergreen perennial in the mildest of winter climates. The leaves are its glory, being most intense blue in the central younger growth, as the older leaves are pushed outward and downward to create a skirt. In late spring and summer, the often overlooked, small flowers appear on stems that tend to be held horizontally in...
James H. Schutte
The sunny daisy-flowers of brittlebush are a familiar sight in the deserts of the Southwest United States and northern Mexico. The rounded, aromatic plants bear long-stemmed clusters of bright yellow blooms in spring, and sometimes again in fall or winter. The fuzzy, silver-gray, oval to lance-shaped leaves occur mostly toward the tips of the branches. Plants drop their leaves during severe drought, refoliating when rain returns.
This plant thrives in sun and well drained soils, and is remarkably...