1995 Friends of the NCSU Arboretum

Plant Distribution

October 14, 1995 - 9:00 (Sharp!) at The NCSU Arboretum (now the JC Raulston Arboretum)

Dr. J. C. Raulston, The NCSU Arboretum (now the JC Raulston Arboretum), Box 7609, NCSU, Raleigh, NC 27695-7609

Each year The NCSU Arboretum (now the JC Raulston Arboretum) distributes excess plants from the year's research and nursery industry distribution programs to Friends of the NCSU Arboretum (now the JC Raulston Arboretum) members who support our program so actively - to clear out the growing areas of excess, duplicate, unnamed plants with lost labels, and to minimize overwintering needs. This year we have an estimated 5,000 plants of the 70+ taxa below to give away - many of which are extremely rare and not in commercial nursery markets. Quantities of the following plants listed will vary from 5 to 100 plants - so there will not be enough plants for all members present to each receive all the different plants. We thank Plant Delights Nursery and Taylor's Nursery for their support of the arboretum by providing some of the plants below for our distribution.

We will follow the distribution pattern used in 1994 with great success to ensure all people have equal chance to freely access the plants. The plants are scattered down six ribboned-off areas (all identical in contents and quantities of plants) in the arboretum to hopefully spread out people for less intense contact. Each plant below is repeated in six different locations. At about 9:05-9:10 AM a signal will be given and members can cross the ribbons to select plants. Only one person will be allowed to participate in the distribution on an individual membership, or on organizational memberships. Two people will be allowed on family memberships.

Our most important rule - PLEASE DO NOT TAKE MORE THAN ONE PLANT OF ANY GIVEN ITEM UNLESS SOME REMAIN AFTER EVERYONE HAS HAD A CHANCE TO TAKE ONE. On the larger, one-of-a-kind, 1-5 gallon sized plants - please take only one per membership. Good luck in hunting the items you would like. To save our efforts in labeling the massive numbers of plants - they are identified by stakes in the pots or bags coded to the numbers listed below. Please KEEP this sheet to use for identification when you get home and for the future. We sincerely thank the many volunteers who worked so hard for the last week to prepare the plants for this distribution - without their efforts it certainly would not be possible.

IMPORTANT - PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE ARBORETUM OFFICE ASKING FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO HANDLE OR CARE FOR THE PLANTS WHEN YOU GET HOME. WE JUST DO NOT HAVE THE STAFF OR TIME TO HANDLE SUCH REQUESTS ON TOP OF ALL OUR OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES. SOME BASIC INFORMATION IS GIVEN BELOW TO HELP YOU IN DECISIONS ON WHERE AND HOW TO PLANT.

Z (HARDINESS ZONE) - 6=ASHEVILLE/MOUNTAINS; 7=RALEIGH/PIEDMONT; 8=WILMINGTON/COASTAL.


01 Acer campestre 'Compactum' - dwarf globe form deciduous shrub/tree to 5-7'; best in sun; Z5-8.

02 Belacamda chinensis - herbaceous perennial, "blackberry lily", easy, tough, durable, best in sun; Z4-9.

03 Blue elymus grass - blue grass; herbaceous perennial; somewhat agressive spreader; best in sun; Z5-8.

04 Buxus sempervirens 'Vadar Valley' - broadleaved evergreen shrub; very cold hardy; sun or shade; Z5-9.

05 Buxus sinica - rare species of boxwood from China; larger foliage; hardiness unknown; sun or shade; Z6?-9.

06 Callicarpa americana var. lactea - white fruited form of native American beautyberry, tough, easy, best in sun; Z6-9.

07 Camellia sasanqua 'Shishi Gashira' - vigorous and beautiful camellia; fall blooming; pink/purple flowers; sun or shade; Z7-9.

08 Camellia X 'Carolina Moonmist' (oleifera X sasanqua) -NCSU Arb. intro; hardier; pink flowers; evergreen shrub; Z6-9.

09 Carpinus betulus - deciduous shade tree native to europe; best in sun; Z5-8.

10 Caryopteris incana - herbaceous perennial in Z6-7; shrub in Z8-9; blue flowers in autumn; best in sun; Z6-9.

11 Cassia marilandica - herbaceous perennial in Z7-9; annual further north; yellow flowers in autumn, showy; best in sun.

12 Cephalotaxus drupaceae - evergreen conifer shrub, deer will not eat; sun or shade; very stress tolerant; Z5-9.

13 Cephalotaxus koreana - evergreen conifer tree; vigorous; rarer and generally not in trade; use as for #13 above; Z5-9.

14 Cercis chinensis - deciduous flowering tree from China; maroon flowers cover stems in spring; best in sun; Z6-9.

15 Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Aurea' - conifer shrub with golden foliage; slow growing and choice; best in sun; Z4-8.

16 Chamaecyparis thyoides - native NC conifer tree; tolerates poorly drained soils well; light shade but best in sun; Z5-9.

17 Cotoneaster sp. - removed from arboretum as we had no name - but the best of our cotoneasters - showy red fruit; Z5-8.

18 Cryptomeria japonica 'Elegans Aurea' - conifer tree with juvenile "fluffy" foliage; turns chartreuse in winter; Z6-9.

19 Cymbalarica muralis - herbaceous groundcover with pale blue flowers - spreads rapidly; light shade to sun; Z6-9?.

20 Daphniphyllum macropodum - evergreen tree from Asia with maroon flowers; purple fruit in fall; sun or shade; Z6-9.

21 Deutzia crenata 'Variegata' - deciduous shrub with white fragrant flowers in spring; best in sun; Z4-8.

22 Eryngium yuccafolium - native herbaceous perennial with summer flowering; very tough & stress tolerant; Z6-9.

23 Euphorbia ? - herbaceous perennial with chartreuse flowers; Z6-9.

24 Euscaphis japonica - deciduous tree from Asia; showy red fleshy fruit with black seeds; stripebark in winter; sun; Z6-9.

25 Firmiana simplex - dramatic foliage tree from Asia; deciduous; showy and unusual fruit; best in sun; Z6-9.

26 Fokenia hodgsonii - uncommon conifer genera with fernlike foliage; light shade to sun; Z7-9.

27 Forsythia X intermedia (Wisley) - new selection from Europe; compact growth & variegated foliage; sun; Z5-9.

28 Forsythia X intermedia 'Aurea' - golden foliage deciduous shrub; yellow flowers in spring; sun; Z5-9.

29 Gardenia jasminoides - evergreen shrub (seedlings); white fragrant flowers; Z7-9; partial to full shade.

30 Halesia carolina - native deciduous tree; white flowers in spring; sun to partial shade; Z5-9.

31 Hedera colchica 'Variegata' - variegated evergreen vine; showy; partial to heavy shade; climbs brick/wood; Z6-9.

32 Holboellia fargesii - evergreen vine from China; shade to full sun; unusual flowers; Z6-9.

33 Ilex X 'Dragon Lady' - broadleaved evergreen shrub with red fruit in winter; Z6-9.

34 Illicium henryi - broadleaved evergreen shrub from China; pink showy flowers; shade to sun; Z7-9.

35 Iris siberica 'Little White' - herbaceous perennial, half the height of normal Siberian iris; white flowers; sun; Z5-9.

36 Iris tectorum - Japanese white and blue flowered (2 cultivars) herbaceous perennial; partial shade to sun; Z5-9.

37 Juniperus communis 'Aurea' - spreading conifer with golden foliage; best color in full sun; Z4-8.

38 Keteeleria davidiana - uncommon conifer genera from China; tree specimen or can be sheared; best in sun; Z7-9.

39 Leucothoe rollosonii - cultivar of native broadleaved evergreen shrub; white flowers; best in shade with drainage; Z5-8.

40 Liriope muscari 'Traebert White' - uncommon cultivar of liriope; white flowers; needs winter shade; Z6-9.

41 Loropetalum chinensis var. rubrum - broadleaved evergreen shrub from China; purple foliage; pink flowers; Z7-9.

42 Manfreda virginiana - native herbaceous perennial; partial shade to sun; Z5-9.

43 Michelia X foggii - broadleaved evergreen shrub/tree; showy white fragrant flowers in spring; best in light shade; Z7-9.

44 Nolina sp. - appears halfway between yuccas and grasses in texture; evergreen "shrubs"; best in sun; Z7-9.

45 Nyssa sinensis - large deciduous tree from China; excellent fall color when mature and stressed; best in sun; Z5-9.

46 Osmarea X burkwoodii - broadleaved evergreen shrub hybrid; fragrant white flowers; shade to sun; Z6-9.

47 Pinkneya pubens - southeastern US native tree; showy pink bracts in summer; needs good drainage; Z6-9.

48 Pittosporum tobira 'Tall 'N Tough' - NCSU Arb intro.; upright evergreen shrub/tree with red fruit; shade to sun; Z7-9.

49 Poncirus trifoliata 'Flying Dragon' - deciduous shrub/tree with contorted branches & thorns; white flowers; sun; Z5-9.

50 Prunus X 'Hally Jollivette' - decid. small tree to 15'; very long flowering period in spring; sun; Z5-9.

51 X Pyracomeles vilmorinii - rare semi-evergreen shrub; white flowers but no fruit (sterile hybrid); sun; Z6-9.

52 Quercus myrsnifolia - evergreen oak tree from Asia - excellent tree; sun; Z6-9.

53 Quercus phillyreoides - evergreen oak tree from Asia; sun; Z6-9.

54 Rhododendron (Azalea) X 'Wolfpack Red' - evergreen shrub with best red flowers of any azalea; light shade; Z6-9.

55 Rohdea japonica - evergreen herbaceous perennial to 1-2'; red fruit in winter; shade; Z5-9.

56 Rosa banksiae var. banksiae - white flowered climbing deciduous rose; sun; Z7-9.

57 Rosa multiflora 'Variegata' - white flowers; white variegated foliage in spring; sun; Z5-9.

58 Rubus biflorus quinquifolia - deciduous viney shrub with white/grey bark in winter; agressive spreader; sun; Z5-9.

59 Salix integra X 'Hakuro Nishiki' - deciduous shrub/tree with white variegated foliage in spring; sun; Z5-9.

60 Salix purpurea 'Nana' - deciduous fine textured shrub; sun; Z4-8.

61 Schizophragma hydrangeoides 'Brookside Littleleaf' - deciduous climbing vine/shrub; white flowers; sun to shade; Z5-8.

62 Sequoia sempervirens 'Soquel' - conifer tree; "coastal redwood"; best in light shade when young; Z6-9.

63 Sinojackia rehderiana - white flowering deciduous tree with excellent foliage; China; unusual fruit; sun; Z5-9.

64 Sophora japonica - deciduous summer flowering tree from Asia; gets large; sun; Z5-9.

65 Spirea dolchica - deciduous shrub with cutleaf foliage; summer flowering; best in sun; Z4-9.

66 Styrax japonicum 'Crystal' - NCSU introduction; Asian deciduous tree with white flowers; best in sun; Z5-9.

67 Syringa oblata var. dilatata - seedlings of the best of our heat-tolerant lilacs; fragrant purple flowers; sun; Z4-9.

68 Taxodium distichum - native deciduous conifer ("Bald Cypress"); very stress tolerant; best in sun; Z5-9.

69 Ulmus parvifolia 'Small Leaf Form' - deciduous small tree to 15'; tiny foliage; good bonsai plant; sun; Z6-9

70 Viburnum awabuki - evergreen shrub/tree from Asia with red fruit; light shade to sun; Z7-9.

71 Tirella cordifolia 'Oakleaf' - native herbaceous perennial; excellent woodland plant; white flowers; Z4-9.

72 Baptisia leucantha - native herbaceous perennial with white flowers in early summer; best in sun; Z5-9.

73 Aster laevis - native herbaceous perennial; best in sun; Z5-9.

74 Salvia microphylla - herbaceous perennial; best in sun; Z6-8.

PLUS - assorted odds and ends in quantities added after the above list was completed, or not warrenting listing above, or unnamed treasures which have lost labels but may be exceptional plants if grown out and later identified (BUT NOT BY US-DON'T EVEN ASK!!).

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