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Plants Donated For Benefit Auction

Below is a current listing as of this week. More will certainly be received at the last minute.

Plant Name   Size   Height   Donor   Description
Abelia x grandiflora 'Sunrise'   2 gal   2'   Taylor's Nursery   New patented cultivar that will not be on commercial market until 1998; evergreen shrub with gold variegated foliage. USDA Zones 6-9. Sun or shade.
Acer cappidocium var. sinicum   1 gal   3'   Camellia Forest Nursery   Deciduous tree from China with beautiful winter bark. USDA Zones 5-8. Best in sun.
Acer palmatum 'Beni Shishihenge'   3 gal   3'   Taylor's Nursery    
Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' (3)   1 gal   4.5'   Head-Lee Nursery    
Acer palmatum Collection (4)   1/2 gal   2'   Head-Lee Nursery   'Butterfly', 'Matsasura', 'Sango Kaku', 'Seriyu'
Acer ×(davidii × tegumentosum)   1 gal   8'   Camellia Forest Nursery   Hybrid deciduous tree with great vigor; beautiful winter bark. USDA Zones 5-8. Best in sun.
Amorphophallus titanium   1 gal   HP   Alan Galloway   The flower that created such a media stir at Kew Gardens this year when it flowered - the bloom 4' in diameter and 8' tall. Dramatic foliage in the years before it flowers. Very rare.
Aralia elata 'Variegata'   1 gal   2'   Richard Schock   Long-time choice connoisseur plant - rare due to grafting difficulty. White variegated foliage; deciduous shrub/tree to 15'. Best in sun. USDA Zones 6-8.
Asarum splendens (12)   3"   HP   Barry Yinger   Largest of the evergreen gingers; newly introduced from China by Arnold Arboretum. USDA Zones 6-9. Best in shade.
California Perennials Collection (3)       1 gal   Suncrest Nurseries, Watsonville, CA   Astelia nivicola 'Red Gem' - foliage plant from New Zealand for pot culture.Nerine sarniensis hybrids - showy flowering bulbous perennial for pot culture.Pinellia ternata - aroid from Japan with unique "tailed" flowers.
Camellia sasanqua 'Pink Butterfly'   1/2 gal   2'   Camellia Forest Nursery   Showy introduction from Camellia Forest breeding program; pink flowers in November. USDA Zones 6-9. Best in light shade - also in sun.
Canna 'Stuttgart'   5 gal   HP   Brooklyn Botanic Garden   Striking white variegated foliage canna first available in 1996 at over $100 per division; orange flowers. Hardy in USDA Zones 7-9 or dig for storage in north areas. Sun.
Celtis sinensis 'Green Cascade'   3 gal   4'   Camellia Forest Nursery   Weeping deciduous tree of great beauty - a national treasure tree in China. USDA Zones 6-9. Sun.
Cercis canadensis ssp. texensis 'Traveller'   5 gal   4'   Gilbert's Nursery   New patented weeping redbud with glossy foliage and typical redbud magenta flowers. Will not appear for commercial sale before 1998. USDA Zones 6-9. Sun.
Cercis racemosa   1 gal   4'   Head-Lee Nursery   Rare redbud from China with flowers in racemes like small wisteria inflorescens. Most beautiful flowers of all redbuds. USDA Zones 7-9. Sun or light shade.
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Filicoides'   2 gal   3'   Head-Lee Nursery   Dwarf conifer with fine texture. USDA Zones 5-9. Sun.
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Lutea'   2 gal   1'   Head-Lee Nursery   Dwarf conifer with golden foliage. USDA Zones 5-9. Sun.
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Tetragona Aurea'   2 gal   3'   Head-Lee Nursery   Dwarf conifer with golden foliage. USDA Zones 5-9. Sun.
Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Plumosa Aurea'   2 gal   2.5'   Head-Lee Nursery   Dwarf conifer with golden foliage. USDA Zones 5-9. Sun.
Clematis ranunculoides   1 qt.   Vine   Camellia Forest Nursery   A rare Chinese Clematis - pictured in Roy Lancaster's book on Chinese collection.
Clivia miniata 'Yellow Flowered'   1 gal   HP   Richard Schock   Much interest in yellow clivias following the sales last year of plants by White Flower Farm for $950 apiece! Spectacularly beautiful in bloom. Tropical houseplants for pot culture. Shade.
Clivia sp. (to be delivered - a rare species)   1 gal   HP   Richard Schock   Tropical houseplant for indoor pot culture. Shade.
Cornus capitata 'Mountain Moon'   1 qt.   6"   Piroche Nursery   A new introduction to U.S. from Bhutan - as yet untested here for adaptation. An evergreen tree with spectacular flowers of large yellow bracts!
Cornus kousa 'Marble'   1 gal   2.5'   Girard Nursery   A new cultivar of Chinese flowering dogwood - white bracts. USDA Zones 5-8. Sun.
Daphniphyllum macropodum   3 gal   4'   Woodlander's Nursery   Evergreen tree with purple fruit in fall. USDA Zones 6-9. Sun or shade.
Elliottia racemosa   1 qt.   1.5'   Woodlander's Nursery   Rare southeastern U.S. native shrub/tree with white flowers in summer. Great propagation difficulty limits availability. USDA Zones 5-9. Sun or light shade.
Evodia gongshanensis   1 qt.   2'   Camellia Forest Nursery   Rare new deciduous tree from China with showy fruit. USDA Zones ? 7-9? Sun.
Fothergilla gardenii   B&B   3.5'   Don Shadow Nursery   Native deciduous shrub with white flowers in spring. USDA Zones 5-9. Sun or light shade.
Ginkgo biloba (collection)   1/2 gal   1'       deciduous "conifer" noted for its ancient Chinese origin and showy gold fall color, very stress tolerant. USDA 5-9. Sun.Ginkgo biloba 'Tubiformis' - unusual rolled tube-like foliage. John DemeGinkgo biloba 'Variegata' - rare variegated form. Girard Nursery
Glyptostrobus lineatus   1 gal   3'   Camellia Forest Nursery   The Chinese equivalent of the southern bald cypress; a decidous conifer. USDA Zone 6-9. Sun.
Halesia carolina   B&B   9'   Taylor's Nursery   Native silverbell tree with white flowers in spring. USDA Zones 5-8. Sun or light shade.
Hamamelis vernalis (2)   B&B   7'   Don Shadow Nursery   Native U. S. witch hazel with orange flowers in March. USDA Zones 5-9. Sun or light shade.
×Hippeasprekelia (Hippeastrum × Sprekelia)   1/2 gal   HP   Lena ?   Bigeneric hybrid bulb with red flowers which has proven dependably hardy in Raleigh. USDA Zones 6-9? Sun or light shade.
Hymenocallis littorealis 'Variegata'   1/2 gal   HP   Brooklyn Botanic Garden   Spectacular white variegated foliage and delicate lacy white flowers. Tropical plant for indoor houseplant pot culture. USDA Zones 9-11. Sun.
Ilex 'Cardinal'   5 gal   1.5'   Flowerwood Nursery   New patented evergreen holly with beautiful foliage and red fruit. USDA Zones 6-9. Sun.
Illicium mexicanum   2 gal   2.5'   ? Nursery   Evergreen shrub with red flowers. USDA Zones 6-9. Sun or light shade.
Itea virginiana 'Shirley's Compact'   1/2 gal   3"   Biltmore Estate Nursery   New discovery at the Biltmore Estate - not yet in commercial production; possibly first plant ever sold. Deciduous shrub with white flowers. USDA Zones 5-8. Sun.
Incarvillea arguta   1 qt.   Vine   Camellia Forest Nursery   Rare vining herbaceous perennial from China - doing well in Chapel Hill. USDA Zones 7-9?
Juniperus communis 'Gold Cone'   3 gal   4'   Head-Lee Nursery   Columnar conifer with gold flush of growth in spring. USDA Zones 4-8. Sun.
Liquidambar styraciflua 'Golden Treasure'   3 gal   6'   Taylor's Nursery   Showy variegated sweetgum tree with gold edge on each leaf. USDA Zones 5-9. Sun.
Liriodendron ×hybrida (tulipifera × chinensis)   2 gal   6'   Camellia Forest Nursery   Rare hybrid of American times Chinese species made by Dr. Cliff Parks of UNC - has greathybrid vigor and flowers larger than either species. USDA Zones 6-9. Sun.
Loropetalum chinensis var. rubrum (collection)   1 qt.   6"   Griffin Nursery   'Firedance', 'Ruby', 'Sizzling Pink','Variegata', 'Zuzhou Fuchsia'
Magnolia grandiflora (collection)   1 gal   2'   Head-Lee Nursery   'Coco', 'D. D. Blanchard', 'Little Gem'
Magnolia 'Butterfly'   7 gal   8'   Tarheel Native Trees   One of the showiest of the new deciduous yellowflowering magnolias - great garden plant.
Mallotus apelta   1 gal   3'   Camellia Forest Nursery   Remarkable unusual fruit on rare deciduous tree from China. USDA Zones 6-9. Sun.
Manglietia moto   2 gal   4'   Camellia Forest Nursery   Spectacular evergreen magnolia relative with large dramatic foliage - first time in U.S. cultivation by Camellia Forest Nursery. Hardiness not yet tested - USDA Zones 8-10? Sun or light shade.
Michelia yunnanensis   1 qt.   6"   Camellia Forest Nursery   Extremely promising new evergreen shrub/tree from China which is getting rave reviews from nurserymen in Australia/New Zealand - has not yet been sold in the U.S. to our knowledge. White many-petalled flowers in spring. Has been hardy in Raleigh to 0F. USDA Zones 7-9? Sun or light shade.
Olea yunnanensis   1/2 gal   2'   Camellia Forest Nursery   Rare and new evergreen olive relative from China. Hardiness unknown - USDA Zones 8-10? Sun.
Parthenocissus quinquifolia 'Variegata'   1/2 gal   Vine   Richard Schock   Spectacular new cultivar of native Virginia Creeper with white variegated foliage which turns multicolors of pink through red in fall. USDA Zones 5-9. Sun or light shade.
Pinkneya pubens 'Larry's Party Pink'   1 qt.   6"   Ridgecrest Nursery   New selection of hardy poinsettia tree from Arkansas with rose-pink flowers. USDA Zones 6-9. Best in sun and needs good moisture along with good moisture.
Pinkneya pubens 'White'   1 qt.   6"   Ridgecrest Nursery   As above, a white flowered selection of great beauty. Not in commercial trade.
Pinus parviflora 'Adcock's Dwarf'   2 gal   2'   Yadkin Valley Nursery   Outstanding dwarf pine for the rock garden - this plant is 7 years old. USDA Zones 5-9. Sun.
Pleioblastus viridi-stratus   3 gal   2'   Head-Lee Nursery   Variegated bamboo to 2-3' - running type so needs confinement. USDA Zones 7-9. Sun.
Prunus mume 'Contorta'   1/2 gal   2'   Taylor's Nursery   A dramatic contorted branch form of the Japanese flowering apricot which flowers in January-February. USDA Zones 6-9. Sun.
Quercus robur 'Lacinata'   1 gal   2'   Girard's Nursery   Cutleaf form of English oak - deciduous tree. USDA Zones 4-8. Sun.
Quercus robur 'Pendula'   2 gal   4'   Girard's Nursery   Weeping form of English oak - deciduous tree. USDA Zones 4-8. Sun.
Rhododendron hancocki 2 1/2"   8"       Camellia Forest Nursery   Rare deciduous Chinese azalea (with yellow flowers?) - not listed in most standard references. USDA Zones 6-8? Sun or light shade.
Schizophragma hydrangeoides 'Brookside Miniature'   1 gal   Staked Vine   Head-Lee Nursery   Small leaved "climbing hydrangea" - deciduous woody vine with white flowers. USDA Zones 5-9. Sun or light shade.

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