(Golden Japanese Forest Grass, Hakone Grass)
Few grasses have the elegant beauty of golden Japanese forest grass and even fewer are well adapted to shade. This clump-forming, variegated grass is slow-growing but develops a sweeping, graceful habit over time. Hakonechloa macra originates from the moist fertile forests of Japan where is can be found growing among rocks and other understory perennials as though strategically planted.
This is a fully deciduous grass that has broad blades with golden edges and bright green stripes down...
(Hakone Grass, Naomi Hakone Grass)
Hakone grass is a slow growing, clump-forming, herbaceous grass native to the forests of Japan. The cultivar Naomi has loosely arching, broad, smooth, bright green blades with long white stripes. In the fall, the grass blades turn purple and magenta and it produces loose, branched groups of spiklets with insignificant flowers. The rhizomes (underground stems) creep slowly and Hakone grass doesn't appear to self-seed; it is a non-invasive ornamental grass.
Attractive and elegant Hakone grass performs...
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Elegant arching blades, a tame and tidy habit and tolerance to shade make this lovely Japanese native an exceptional ornamental grass for the garden. Hakone grass is a slow-growing, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial that naturally resides in the forests of Japan. There are several variegated forms, which tend to be the most coveted by gardeners.
The broad, bright green blades of hakone grass arch gracefully and form spreading clumps over time. The blades can turn yellow, orange or pinkish...
(American Snowdrop Tree, Two-winged Silverbell)
Showy pretty white bell-shaped flowers with flaring white petals in late spring, American snowdrop tree also has pretty yellowed fall foliage. An upright large shrub or small tree with spreading branches, it is native to pockets along the plains of the American Gulf Coast, South Carolina to eastern Texas. Young stems are reddish brown and the grayish sandy brown trunk has a corky bark with age that is first furrowed and then scaly flaked.
The bright green leaves are ovaled with a tip with slightly...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(American Snowdrop Tree, Big-flowered Silverbell)
Appearing with slightly larger white bell-shaped flowers with flaring white petals than the species in late spring, Halesia dipera variety magniflora also has pretty yellowed fall foliage. An upright large shrub or small tree with spreading branches, the big-flowered silverbell is native to pockets along the plains of the American Gulf Coast, South Carolina to eastern Texas. Young stems are reddish brown and the grayish sandy brown trunk has a corky bark with age that is first furrowed...
(Carolina Silverbell, Mountain Silverbell)
The dainty, white flowers of Carolina silverbell are a lovely sight to behold in springtime. This multi or single-trunked deciduous tree is native to the central and eastern United States where it inhabits woodland areas with rich, fertile soils. There are two varieties that vary in height. Halesia tetraptera var. tetraptera becomes a small to medium sized tree and Halesia tetraptera var. monticola becomes very large. Mature specimens develop large, rounded...
The gentle, bell-like, white flowers of mountain silverbell are a lovely sight to behold in springtime, being slightly larger in size than those of the Carolina silverbell (H. tetraptera). A tall, pyramid-like, deciduous tree from the cool, moist soils of the higher elevations of Arkansas and North Carolina in the southern United States, it often is multi-trunked, showing off its gray and brown fissured and shallowly furrowed bark. As the first of the downy, medium green leaves begin to...
Yellow fall foliage followed by a golden flower display in early to midwinter are key ornamental features of the hybrid known as 'Brevipetala'. First upright in form and then when older a rounded larger shrub or miniaturized tree, this selection of witchhazel originated at the Chenault Nursery in Orleans, France in 1935. Its parents are the vernal and Chinese witchhazels.
The leaves emerge with a yellowish green hue in spring and mature to medium green. Orb-like in shape, the undersides are slightly...
Japanese witchhazel's bare, architecturally interesting branches become a party of color and mild fragrance in late winter with tiny, multicolored, spidery blossoms. This native of Japan is a wide-spreading deciduous shrub with smooth, dark gray-brown bark and glossy, broadly oval, mid-green leaves. In autumn, they turn yellow, red and purple. Upon the bare, brown branches in late winter will be delicate tufts of very thin, crinkly yellow petals like look like tiny, short ribbons. The four petals...
Mark A. Miller
(Japanese Witchhazel, Rubra Japanese Witchhazel)
The red-flowering Japanese witchhazel's bare, architecturally interesting branches become a party of color and mild fragrance in late winter with tiny, multicolored, spidery blossoms. Known botanically as cultivar 'Rubra', it was originally raised at the Chenault Nursery in Orleans, France, prior to 1915. 'Rubra' has been extensively used as the parent to develop modern red-flowering witchhazel hybrids.
Japanese witchhazel is naturally found in Japan and is a wide-spreading deciduous shrub....