Friends of the Arboretum Annual Plant Distribution
October 12, 2002 (Saturday)
Thousands of plants are being given away and they will disappear in a matter of minutes. Take a look at the list to see the plants we are giving away for yourself. Please remember that only the plants that are being given away in large numbers make this list. Many more do not make the list and will be a surprise on Saturday. The number before each plant represents the stake number that the plants will be behind. If you would like a copy of this list at the plant giveaway, please print the list now, we will only have a limited number of copies on Saturday morning.
- Acer pseudosieboldianum
subsp. takesimense - Small deciduous tree. Foliage and form like Japanese
maple with gray-green bark. Red-orange fall color. Plants grown from seed
collected from our original tree dating back to the 1985 Korean expedition.
- Agave striata var. striata
- Agaves likes dry sun conditions. Leaves are grey-green with darker stripes.
- Arbutus unedo 'Compacta' - This small evergreen tree has beautiful
red bark and strawberry like fruit in the winter ,white flowers,prefers the
shade but will grow in the sun.
- Arundo donax 'Variegata'
- Giant reed reaching 6-12' tall with creamy yellow-white variegated leaves
- Bignonia capreolata 'Jekyll'
- This selection of our native crossvine comes to us via Dr. Michael Dirr
at the Univ. of Georgia. Collected as an orange-flowered variant on Jekyll
Island (off the coast of Georgia), this twining vine has grown and flowered
prodigiously for us on the outside of the lathhouse. The long tubular orange
flowers with yellow throats (versus the normal yellow and red seen most often
in the wild) are a welcome new addition for gardeners interested in growing
colorful vines. Semi-evergreen to evergreen foliage. Zone 6. Best flowering
in full sun.
- Calycanthus floridus -
Native deciduous shrub with dense bushy habit. Maroon flowers with sweet banana-apple
fragrance in early summer.
- Camellia oleifera - Shrub
for shade or part sunny conditions, medium sized with white flowers.
- Castanopsis sclerophylla
- Medium-sized broadleaf 30' evergreen tree, related to evergreen oaks. Rich,
dark green foliage, iridescent bronze on the undersides. Formerly known as
Lithocarpus chinensis. Z7, China. Sun to light shade. Cutting-grown plants.
- Cercis chinensis - could
be Cercis gigantea? 4/6/2000 (12" plants)Suckering deciduous shrub reaching
10-12' tall. Rosy purple flowers in March-April. Z6-9
- Chamaecyparis thyoides
'Glauca Pendula' - Bluish green evergreen tree with slender upright habit.
Native to East Coast, can thrive in wet soils and does well in part shade.
- Chamaecyparis thyoides
'Webb Gold' - Conical evergreen with soft yellow-gold foliage. Slower growing
and prefers full sun and moist, but not waterlogged, sites.
- Cornus mas 'Aurea' - Large
shrub or small deciduous tree. Yellow flowers in spring, followed by bright
gold-yellow leaves, turning chartreuse by summer. Rich, gray-brown exfoliating
bark on older plants. Plants from rooted cuttings.
- Cornus mas 'Spring Glow'
- Large shrub or small deciduous tree. Bright yellow flowers in spring. Dark
glossy leaves and gray-brown exfoliating bark. A plant selected at the JC
Raulston Arboretum for its outstanding heat tolerance, compared to other cultivars.
- Cynara cardunculus - Relative
of the artichoke this perennial makes quite a statement. It has large sharply
lobed silvery-gray foliage. Can reach 6' tall. Electric blue-purple flowers
in summer leave spiked seedpods for winter interest. Grown form seed
- Dendropanax trifidus -
Small broadleaf evergreen tree with large glossy 3-lobed leaves on juvenile
plants. Yellowish-green flowers followed by black fruit. Not well known, but
hardy through Zone 7. Appears almost tropical.
- Deutzia rubens - Vigorous
deciduous shrub with white flowers. Graceful arching branches, leaves have
white undersides. Nice clean foliage. Full sun to about 6' tall.
- Digitalis laevigata - Summer
flowering perennial with yellow-brown to purple colored blooms.
- Digitalis lutea - Summer
flowering perennial with 4-6" long glossy leaves and creamy yellow flowers.
- Digitalis viridiflora -
A herbaceous perennial foxglove with clean, dark green, smooth leaves and
spikes of greenish-yellow flowers. Native to the Balkans. Seed from German
- Diospyros japonica - Deciduous
tree closely allied to Diospyros lotus of Eurasia. Medium-sized shade tree
with nice fall color, and our specimens showed no signs whatsoever of the
leaf spot that plagues our native persimmon (Diospyros virginiana). These
plants were grown from seed wild-collected in Taiwan.
- Eucomis comosa - Perennial
with thick wide strap-like leaves. Leaves are green with purple spots on the
undersides. White pineapple shaped blooms on stalks in summer. Saved from
the west arboretum construction site.
- Eupatorium greggii - Herbaceous
perennial with abundant, small blue flowers, similar appearing to annual ageratum
or blue mistflower (Eupatorium coelestinum) that are produced in the autumn.
Grows 2-3' tall.
- Forsythia 'Susan Cryser'
- Early spring flowering deciduous shrub with golden-yellow flowers. This
selection has a touch of golden variegation to the foliage.
- Forsythia 'Tremonia' -
Deciduous shrub with yellow spring flowers. Sun. Attractive, deeply cut leaves,
unusual for forsythia cultivars, with a vigorous upright habit.
- Franklinia alatamaha -
Deciduous shrub or small tree. Showy white flowers in summer to fall, often
coinciding with rich scarlet fall color. Locate in partial shade. Once native
to southern Georgia on the banks of the Altamaha River, but now considered
extinct and only known from cultivation.
- Gardenia augusta 'Lynn
Lowrey' - Large evergreen shrub with fragrant single white flowers. Named
for great Texas plantsmen Lynn Lowery.
- Gaura longiflora - Herbaceous
perennial with delicate soft-pink blooms in summer. Tall habit best in full
sun. Attracts butterflies.
- Habranthus robustus - Bulbous
herbaceous perennial grows to 9 in., linear, recurved spreading leaves appear
after rose-red flowers, Argentina.
- Helianthus giganteus 'Pale
Yellow' - Herbaceous perennial sunflower reaching heights of 5-6' tall. Attractive
foliage, topped by large clusters of pale yellow flowers in late summer to
early autumn. A show-stopper when in flower.
- Helianthus 'J.C.'s Buttercream'
- Herbaceous perennial sunflower, a tall-growing plant reaching up to 5'.
In autumn, plants produce a profusion of soft yellow blooms. Originated as
a chance hybrid in the main perennial border at the Arboretum.
- Helianthus simulans - Herbaceous
perennial sunflower with yellow flowers produced in September to October.
Tolerant of heavy or wet soils. An uncommon native sunflower found in several
southeastern U.S. states.
- Hibiscus syriacus - Shrub
or small deciduous tree with blue-purple flowers in summer. Prefers moist
organic soils does well in full sun to part shade.
- Hippeastrum - Unidentified
cultivars from among the plethora of garden amaryllis planted through the
Arboretum. Bulbs with large strap-like foliage and large brilliant flowers.
- Hydrangea macrophylla 'Beaute
Vendomoise' - A lace capped cultivar with immense sepals .
- Hydrangea serrata (Wilson
7820) - Charming dwarf deciduous shrub with flattened corymbs. Rarely exceeds
- Hypericum erectum - Herbaceous
perennial St. John's-wort from Japan. Green leaves with small yellow flowers
on erect stems in mid- to late summer. Grown from seed from Japan. 1 quart,
- Hypericum 'Hidcote' - A
hybrid St. John's forming a small ,semi-evergreen shrub with dark blue-green
leaves. Large waxy golden yellow flowers bloom profusely in summer. Named
for the famous garden in England from where it likely arose.
- Ilex cornuta 'Autumn Fire'
- Evergreen holly with early-maturing red fruits -- September for us in Raleigh.
The original plant came to us as seed collected in Korea by JC Raulston.
- Ilex crenata 'John Nosal'
- Distinct, architectural form, a dramatic improvement of the normally plain-Jane
- Ilex 'Rock Garden' - A
true genetic dwarf evergreen holly, one specimen in our collection is only
2' tall after 8 years. This is a female with large, bright red berries. A
complex hybrid with several parents.
- Ilex verticillata 'Bonfire'
- Deciduous holly reaching 8-10' high. Has an incredible set of red berries
that persist in winter. Vigorous, Z5-8.
- Ilex verticillata 'Cacapon'
- Compact, upright version with true red fruits that persist. Native to wet
soils, prefers full sun to part shade.
- Ilex verticillata 'Fairfax'
- Fairly compact habit with heavy red fruit set. Large dark glossy leaves
will reach 8-10' high. Native to wet soils, prefers full sun to part shade.
- Ilex verticillata 'Quitsa'
- Deciduous shrub with red berries in winter. Grows to 6' tall and wide. Female
clone from Martha's Vineyard.
- Ilex verticillata 'Sunset'
- Vigorous deciduous shrub with spreading habit. Has reddish orange to red
berries. Heavy fruit set. Native to wet soils, prefers full sun to part shade.
- Illicium parviflorum 'Forest
Green' - A more compact and improved form of the broadleaf evergreen shrub,
yellow anise-tree, with darker green leaves. Does well in wet soils and sun
or shade -- more sun tolerant than any other Illicium. A recent introduction
by Dr. Michael Dirr of the University of Georgia.
- Illicium 'Woodland Ruby'
- A stunning new hybrid of the red-flowered Illicium mexicanum and white-flowered
Illicium floridanum f. album introduced by Woodlanders Nursery. Ruby-pink
starfish-like flowers are larger than those on either parent. Extended blooming
period from the Mexican parent. Destined to be a future winner.
- Iris monnieri - Herbaceous
perennial with 2' long foliage. Fragrant, soft-yellow flowers in summer.
- Iris rossii - Herbaceous
perennial with purple-wine colored blooms from center of rosette.
- Iris setosa subsp. canadensis
- Herbaceous perennial with 2' swordlike foliage. Blooms are dark blue-purple
with a white basal blotch. Does best in full sun.
- Iris sibirica - Herbaceous
perennial with lilac-blue or blue-purple flowers.
- Itea virginica 'Henry's
Garnet' - Deciduous shrub reaching 4-6' high. Has long white racemes of fragrant
flowers in spring and brilliant reddish-purple fall color. Native to wet or
moist soils, does well in full sun to shade.
- Jasminum iraidii - A species
which we received from a seed exchange company in China several years ago.
Pubescent leaves with yellow flowers and black seed. Cold hardy in Raleigh.
Medium-sized deciduous shrub. Cuttings from our original plant.
- Jasminum parkeri - Compact
prostrate evergreen shrub. Handsome tiny foliage with bright yellow flowers.
An overlooked gem.
- Juniperus rigida subsp.nipponica
- Small evergreen tree with blue needlelike foliage. Prostrate shrub. Full
- Juniperus virginiana 'Woodlander's
Weeping' - Cuttings from our tree. 1 gallon, 8" tall. Large evergreen
tree with pendulous branches. Originated from cuttings collected by Woodlanders
Nursery from a specimen growing in Hancock Co, GA.
- Kadsura japonica 'Shiromi'
- Evergreen vine of modest growth rate, yellowish white flowers followed by
white to pink-tinged fruit, sun to shade, Z7, Japan to Korea.
- Kniphofia thomsonii var.
thomsonii - Rhizometous form with delicate drooping orange blossoms atop grass-like
foliage. Full sun
- Lagerstroemia indica 'Low
Flame' - One of several dwarf crepe myrtles from Greenleaf Nursery, listed
as growing only to 3-6' or 6-12', depending on the source. 'Low Flame' produces
reddish-pink flowers in summer.
- Lagerstroemia indica 'Majestic
Orchid' - upright form; lavender flwrs; Vivid orchid flowers on a 20'
by 15' tree.
- Lonicera japonica purpurea
- Japanese honeysuckle with purple leaves. Climbing part evergreen vine with
fragrant flowers in the summer.
- Lonicera periclymenum 'Graham
Thomas' - Deciduous twining vine with abundant, large white to yellow flowers.
Cultivar named for the famed British plantsman, Graham Stuart Thomas. One
of the most striking of the honeysuckles, when it is in flower.
- Lonicera sempervirens 'Magnifica'
- Twining, deciduous vine with bright 2" orange-red tubular flowers,
yellow inside in summer. Red berries set in fall. Great for hummingbirds.
Prolific bloomer, even now into a mild winter. Z4. Cuttings taken from a
saved from the west arboretum construction site.
- Lycoris radiata var. radiata
- Bulb that needs to be planted in sun or part shade. Red flowers emerge in
September with foliage arising after the flowers have bloomed. Flowers only
for a couple of weeks.
- Magnolia X loebneri 'Merrill'
- Fast grower; medium size; deciduous tree-form magnolia; pure white flowers
in late winter/early spring; Arnold Arb MA selection 1939.
- Manfreda - Grows like an
agave, has the fleshy root and succulent foliage. Flower spikes are 3-4' high.
Seeds for this plant came from the JCRA southwest garden.
- Nerium oleander - Cold
hardy oleander with double yellow flowers. Tony Avent discovered it while
working at state fairgrounds.
- Osmanthus heterophyllus
'Goshiki' - Variegated small growing Osmanthus. Evergreen shrub for partial
shade conditions. White fragrant flowers in the Fall. Cream & bronze
- Penstemon canescens - "beard-tongue".
Perennial taht grows to 3' in sun to part shade. Corolla is 1'' long, pale
purple with white and pruple inside.
- Penstemon smallii - "beard-tongue".
Perennial that is native to N.C. and Tenn. Grows to 2' in the sun or partial
shade. Flower is a corollla 1" long with pink-puprle stripe and white
- Philadelphus scaber - Deciduous,
medium-sized shrub with fragrant white flowers. A Korean species. Received
as seed collected from the famous Chollipo Arboretum in South Korea.
- Phlomis tuberosa - Herbaceous
perennial with pubescent, arrowhead-shaped foliage and purple to pink flowers
- Physocarpus capitatus -
Upright to spreading deciduous shrub, 3-8' tall, producing white flowers.
The 3-lobed leaves recall those of the currants, but this plant is actually
related to Spiraea.
- Pieris japonica 'Shojo'
- Shrub for the shade garden. Has black-red flower buds that open to red.
- Potentilla fruticosa 'Maanelys'
- Small, compact and dense shrub with rounded habit. Soft yellow flowers persist
from June to frost. Full sun for best flowering. Performs well in dry locations.
Despite the fact that the shrubby Potentilla's are not known to grow in the
southern U.S., this cultivar has performed well beyond our expectations, forming
a nice plant with spring interest.
- Prunella grandiflora subsp.
pyrenaica - "self-heal" Herb with square stems, low growing spreader
with purple flowers. Does well in sun to partial shade.
- Prunus persica 'NCSU Dwarf
Double Red' - spring double red flower, Z6 sun Deciduous large tree, showy
flowers with age, Z7, Chinese relative of Pinkneya, leaves have a beautiful
red petiole, sun to light shade.
- Rhododendron 'Fred D. Cochran'
- Red-flowered evergreen azalea with superior resistance to root rot. An NCSU
introduction. Hybridized by and named in honor of Dr. Fred Cochran, Professor
Emeritus of the NCSU Dept. of Horticultural Science.
- Rhododendron 'Keisetsu'
- Evergreen azalea producing 3" red flowers with pink to white centers
in May. Also with leaves streaked yellow-gold throughout, especially prominent
on new growth.
- Rhododendron 'Silver Sword'
- Evergreen azalea with narrow leaves striped white on the margins and rosy-red
flowers in spring.
- Rosmarinus officinalis
'Gorizia' - Columnar growing Rosemary. Makes a good hedge. Fragrant foliage
and blue flowers.
- Rosmarinus officinalis
'Spice Island' - Upright growing Rosemary with blue flowers. Needs good drainage
and full sun.
- Rosmarinus officinalis
'Tuscan Blue' - Rigid upright rosemary with bright blue flowers. One of the
- Salix alba 'Dart's Snake'
- Large deciduous tree with branches even more contorted than the Corkscrew
Willow, long leaves, and yellow bark. Great for wet areas and good winter
interest or flower arrangements. Fast growth rate. Sun. Z2, Europe, N Africa,
- Salix pendulata - Small
deciduous tree with weeping branches. Fuzzy white buds in winter.
- Salix purpurea 'Nana' -
Compact (3-5') deciduous shrub with purple branches fading into gray. Attractive
gray-blue foliage present during the growing season.
- Salix purpurea 'Pendula'
- Weeping pussy-willow with purple twigs. Medium-sized deciduous shrub good
in wet locations.
- Sambucus nigra f. laciniata
- "elderberry"-Deciduous small tree or large shrub, has black edible
fruit. Flowers are yellowish-white in umbel like cymes to 8'' across.
- Schizophragma hydrangeoides 'Moonlight' - The leaves are beautifully silvered, flowers white.
For walls and tree trunks, climbing to 30', Z5, Japan and Korea
- Sedum 'John Creech' - Low-growing,
mat-like form with thick bronze discs for leaves. Full sun and good drainage
- Sedum telephium - Evergreen
herbaceous perennial with 1-2' spread. Flowers are red-purple in late summer.
Blue-gray, succulent foliage. .
- Silphium integrifolium
- Herbaceous perennial with yellow flower in summer. Gets quite large to
5'.Grows in full sun. Leaves are 6" long
- Spiraea japonica 'Gumball'
- Compact, deciduous shrub producing pink flowers in flat-topped clusters
in late spring. Fall color a muted purple.
- Spiraea media - Decidous
shrub with white flowers and some of the largest leaves you'll see on a spirea.
Leaves also an attractive blue-green color, turning pink-purple in fall. Received
as seed wild-collected on Mount Sorak in South Korea.
- Spiraea thunbergii 'Fujino
Pink' - An exciting new cultivar of the commonly known Thunberg spirea. Unlike
the typical white-flowered form, this cultivar produces flowers, pink in bud,
opening to an apple-blossom white. Fall color can be intense red to orange
to purple. 1 gallon, 1' tall.
- Stachys germanica - Herbaceous
perennial with leaves covered in soft, woolly hairs. Produces spikes of pink-purple
flowers in spring. Plants derived from seed collected in Portugal.
- Thermopsis chinensis -
This herbaceous perennial is closely related to both the lupines and the false-indigos
(Baptisia). Plants produce abundant spikes of clear-yellow flowers in spring
-- best display occurs in full sun. From seeds collected at a garden in Germany.
- Thuja occidentalis 'Degroot's
Spire' - This is one of the narrowest, columnar forms of Thuja occidenatalis.
This conifer, with a medium growth rate can be used as an accent plant. Very
- Thuja occidentalis 'U.
of Conn. Dwarf' - This superb dwarf form of American arborvitae hails from
UConn. Mature plants form a tight, dense globe, only 3' tall after 5-10 years.
Plants are derived from cuttings salvaged from the original specimen that
formerly grew in the west Arboretum (now the construction area). 2 gallon,
- Thuja plicata 'Spring Grove'
- This beautiful new cultivar was received from Dr. Michael Dirr. Good as
a specimen planting or as a quick-growing screen. It is similar in many regards
to the widely planted 'Green Giant'. 2 gallon, 8" tall.
- Thujopsis dolabrata var.
hondai - This northern form of the false arborvitae from Japan displays densely-set,
dark green foliage. For us, the plant forms a dense shrub, although in cooler
climates it forms an upright (cone-shaped), evergreen tree.
- Thujopsis dolabrata 'Variegata'
- This form of the false arborvitae displays branch tips speckled creamy white,
which on well-grown specimens, gives the entire plant a white cast. Our plant
grows as a shrub, but in cooler climates, may be tree-statured.
- Vitex trifolia 'Variegata' - Deciduous small tree or large shrub for sunny locations, half-hardy, herbaceous perennial vitex with attractive white-margined leaves.