(Orange-eye Butterflybush, Petite Plum® Butterflybush)
The Petite Plum butterflybush (aka 'Monum' and 'Nanho Purple') is a compact, arching shrub with red-purple flowers originating from China. It has slightly smaller gray-green leaves than the species and produces its elongated clusters of fragrant flowers from mid-summer to frost. In climates with mild winters plants may be semi-evergreen.
Plants prefer full sun and can tolerate a wide range of well-drained soils. This is a wonderful shrub for attracting butterflies, but plants tend to freely...
(Gloster Butterflybush, Lindley's Butterflybush)
This Victorian heirloom is found at older home sites of the southeastern U.S. where the climate is mild. The extreme vigor and deer resistance of ‘Gloster,’ as well as its wide adaptability allowed it to naturalize in many woodlands of that region. The parent species is native to southeastern China and was introduced into the Carolinas over a century ago, and this selection never really caught on in gardens. This may be due to the greater success of showy Buddleia davidii cultivars with...
Golden butterflybush is a hybrid of Buddleja davidii and B. globosa but retains the orange-yellow flower color of the latter species. It has glossy deep green foliage on gently arching branches. The flowers are borne in clusters from summer to autumn and removing spent flowers will encourage continued blooming.
A drought tolerant plant when established, golden butterflybush should be grown in full sun for best results. Attractive to butterflies and bees, the interesting flower...
(Bicolor Butterflybush, Golden Butterflybush)
Bicolor butterflybush is a hybrid of Buddleja weyeriana that was selected by Michael Dirr from openly pollinated B. 'Honeycomb' plants at the test gardens at the University of Georgia. Its lance-shaped leaves are a glossy deep green and appear in spring on gently arching branches. The fragrant, yellow and raspberry red flowers are borne in clusters from summer to autumn and removing spent flowers will encourage continued blooming.
A drought tolerant plant when established, golden butterflybush...
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...
(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...
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(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...
James H. Schutte
(Boxwood, Green Mountain Boxwood)
Green mountain boxwood is a pyramidal broadleaf evergreen shrub of small to medium stature. New foliage emerges soft green and deepens to a dark glossy green. Bees are attracted by its non-showy fragrant spring flowers. It is deer resistant and tolerates wind and pollution. This shrub prefers moist, well drained soil and part to full sun. Green mountain responds well to pruning and can be sheared into a columnar form, planted as a hedge or used more informally in a mixed shrub border.