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Annual Plant Distribution

1995

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Acer campestre 'Nanum' (Sapindaceae)
compact hedge maple
Dwarf globe form deciduous shrub/tree to 5'–7'; best in sun; Zone 5–8.
Stake number: 1
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 1

Aster laevis (Asteraceae)
Native herbaceous perennial; best in sun; Zone 5–9.
Stake number: 73

Baptisia bracteata (Fabaceae)
Native herbaceous perennial with white flowers in early summer; best in sun; Zone 5–9.
Stake number: 72
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 1

Belamcanda chinensis (Iridaceae)
Blackberry Lily
Herbaceous perennial, "blackberry lily", easy, tough, durable, best in sun; Zone 4–9.
Stake number: 2
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 2

Buxus sempervirens 'Vardar Valley' (Buxaceae)
common boxwood
Broadleaved evergreen shrub; very cold hardy; sun or shade; Zone 5–9.
Stake number: 4
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 5

Buxus sinica (Buxaceae)
Chinese boxwood
Rare species of boxwood from China; larger foliage; hardiness unknown; sun or shade; Zone 6?–9.
Stake number: 5
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 10

Callicarpa americana var. lactea (Lamiaceae)
white American beautyberry
White fruited form of native American beautyberry, tough, easy, best in sun; Zone 6–9.
Stake number: 6
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 2

Camellia 'Carolina Moonmist' (Theaceae)
Cochran hybrid camellia
NCSU Arboretum introduction; hardier; pink flowers; evergreen shrub; Zone 6–9.
Stake number: 8
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 34

Camellia ×hiemalis 'Shishi Gashira' (Theaceae)
hybrid camellia
Vigorous and beautiful camellia; fall blooming; pink/purple flowers; sun or shade; Zone 7–9.
Stake number: 7

Carpinus betulus (Betulaceae)
European hornbeam
Deciduous shade tree native to Europe; best in sun; Zone 5–8.
Stake number: 9
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 1

Caryopteris incana (Lamiaceae)
Herbaceous perennial in Zone 6–7; shrub in Zone 8–9; blue flowers in autumn; best in sun; Zone 6–9.
Stake number: 10

Cephalotaxus harringtonia var. drupacea (Taxaceae)
shrubby Japanese plum-yew
Evergreen conifer shrub, deer will not eat; sun or shade; very stress tolerant; Zone 5–9.
Stake number: 12
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 5

Cephalotaxus harringtonia var. koreana (Taxaceae)
Korean plum-yew
Evergreen conifer tree; vigorous; rarer and generally not in trade; Zone 5–9.
Stake number: 13
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 5

Cercis chinensis (Fabaceae)
Chinese redbud
Deciduous flowering tree from China; maroon flowers cover stems in spring; best in sun; Zone 6–9.
Stake number: 14
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 26

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Aurea' (Cupressaceae)
Conifer shrub with golden foliage; slow growing and choice; best in sun; Zone 4–8.
Stake number: 15

Chamaecyparis thyoides (Cupressaceae)
Atlantic white-cedar
Native North Carolina conifer tree; tolerates poorly drained soils well; light shade but best in sun; Zone 5–9.
Stake number: 16
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 9

Cotoneaster (Rosaceae)
cotoneaster
Removed from arboretum as we had no name, but the best of our cotoneasters, showy red fruit; Zone 5–8.
Stake number: 17
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 5

Cryptomeria japonica 'Elegans Aurea' (Cupressaceae)
golden-plume Japanese-cedar
Conifer tree with juvenile "fluffy" foliage; turns chartreuse in winter; Zone 6–9.
Stake number: 18
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 6

Cymbalaria muralis (Plantaginaceae)
Kenilworth ivy
Herbaceous ground cover with pale blue flowers, spreads rapidly; light shade to sun; Zone 6–9?.
Stake number: 19
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 2

Daphniphyllum macropodum (Daphniphyllaceae)
courtesy-leaf
Evergreen tree from Asia with maroon flowers; purple fruit in fall; sun or shade; Zone 6–9.
Stake number: 20
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 37

Deutzia crenata 'Summer Snow' (Hydrangeaceae)
variegated deutzia
Deciduous shrub with white fragrant flowers in spring; best in sun; Zone 4–8.
Stake number: 21
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 4

Eryngium yuccifolium (Apiaceae)
rattlesnake master
Native herbaceous perennial with summer flowering; very tough and stress tolerant; Zone 6–9.
Stake number: 22
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 1

Euphorbia (Euphorbiaceae)
Herbaceous perennial with chartreuse flowers; Zone 6–9.
Stake number: 23
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 12

Euscaphis japonica (Staphyleaceae)
sweetheart tree
Deciduous tree from Asia; showy red fleshy fruit with black seeds; stripe bark in winter; sun; Zone 6–9.
Stake number: 24
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 30

Firmiana simplex (Malvaceae)
Chinese parasol tree
Dramatic foliage tree from Asia; deciduous; showy and unusual fruit; best in sun; Zone 6–9.
Stake number: 25
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 22

Fokienia hodginsii (Cupressaceae)
Hodgins' cypress
Uncommon conifer genera with fernlike foliage; light shade to sun; Zone 7–9.
Stake number: 26
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 7

Forsythia ×intermedia (Wisley) (Oleaceae)
border forsythia
New selection from Europe; compact growth and variegated foliage; sun; Zone 5–9.
Stake number: 27
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 1

Forsythia ×intermedia (Oleaceae)
border forsythia
Golden foliage deciduous shrub; yellow flowers in spring; sun; Zone 5–9. Original distributed as Forsythia ×intermedia 'Aurea'.
Stake number: 28
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 1

Gardenia jasminoides (Rubiaceae)
Cape jessamine
Evergreen shrub (seedlings); white fragrant flowers; Zone 7–9; partial to full shade.
Stake number: 29
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 26

Halesia tetraptera var. tetraptera (Styracaceae)
Carolina silverbell
Native deciduous tree; white flowers in spring; sun to partial shade; Zone 5–9.
Stake number: 30
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 4

Hedera colchica 'Dentata Variegata' (Araliaceae)
Variegated evergreen vine; showy; partial to heavy shade; climbs brick/wood; Zone 6–9.
Stake number: 31
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 2

Holboellia fargesii (Lardizabalaceae)
Farge's holboellia
Evergreen vine from China; shade to full sun; unusual flowers; Zone 6–9.
Stake number: 32
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 2

Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris var. tiliifolia (Hydrangeaceae)
littleleaf climbing hydrangea
Deciduous climbing vine/shrub; white flowers; sun to shade; Zone 5–8.
Stake number: 61
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 2

Ilex ×aquipernyi 'Meschick' (Aquifoliaceae)
Broadleaved evergreen shrub with red fruit in winter; Zone 6–9.
Stake number: 33
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 1

Illicium henryi (Illiciaceae)
Henry anise
Broadleaved evergreen shrub from China; pink showy flowers; shade to sun; Zone 7–9.
Stake number: 34
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 10

Iris sibirica 'Little White' (Iridaceae)
Siberian iris
Herbaceous perennial, half the height of normal Siberian iris; white flowers; sun; Zone 5–9.
Stake number: 35

Iris tectorum (Iridaceae)
Japanese roof iris
Japanese white and blue flowered (2 cultivars) herbaceous perennial; partial shade to sun; Zone 5–9.
Stake number: 36
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 20

Juniperus communis (Cupressaceae)
common juniper
Spreading conifer with golden foliage; best color in full sun; Zone 4–8. Originally distributed as Juniperus communis 'Aurea'. Cultivar name cannot be verified.
Stake number: 37
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 2

Keteleeria davidiana (Pinaceae)
David's keteleeria
Uncommon conifer genera from China; tree specimen or can be sheared; best in sun; Zone 7–9.
Stake number: 38

Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Rollissonii' (Ericaceae)
narrowleaf drooping leucothoe
Cultivar of native broadleaved evergreen shrub; white flowers; best in shade with drainage; Zone 5–8.
Stake number: 39

Leymus arenarius (Poaceae)
lyme grass
Blue grass; herbaceous perennial; somewhat agressive spreader; best in sun; Zone 5–8.
Stake number: 3

Liriope muscari 'Traebert White' (Asparagaceae)
Uncommon cultivar of liriope; white flowers; needs winter shade; Zone 6–9.
Stake number: 40

Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum (Hamamelidaceae)
pink Chinese fringe-flower
Broadleaved evergreen shrub from China; purple foliage; pink flowers; Zone 7–9.
Stake number: 41
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 28

Magnolia ×foggii (Magnoliaceae)
Broadleaved evergreen shrub/tree; showy white fragrant flowers in spring; best in light shade; Zone 7–9.
Stake number: 43
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 1

Manfreda virginica (Agavaceae)
deciduous agave
Native herbaceous perennial; partial shade to sun; Zone 5–9.
Stake number: 42
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 1

Nolina (Asparagaceae)
bear-grass
Appears halfway between yuccas and grasses in texture; evergreen "shrubs"; best in sun; Zone 7–9.
Stake number: 44
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 13

Nyssa sinensis (Nyssaceae)
Chinese tupelo
Large deciduous tree from China; excellent fall color when mature and stressed; best in sun; Zone 5–9.
Stake number: 45
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 2

Osmanthus ×burkwoodii (Oleaceae)
Burkwood osmanthus
Broadleaved evergreen shrub hybrid; fragrant white flowers; shade to sun; Zone 6–9.
Stake number: 46
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 13

Pinckneya pubens (Rubiaceae)
fevertree
Southeastern US native tree; showy pink bracts in summer; needs good drainage; Zone 6–9.
Stake number: 47
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 5

Pittosporum tobira 'Tall 'N Tough' (Pittosporaceae)
Japanese pittosporum
NCSU Arboretum introduction; upright evergreen shrub/tree with red fruit; shade to sun; Zone 7–9.
Stake number: 48

Poncirus trifoliata 'Flying Dragon' (Rutaceae)
contorted hardy orange
Deciduous shrub/tree with contorted branches and thorns; white flowers; sun; Zone 5–9.
Stake number: 49
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 46

Prunus 'Hally Jolivette' (Rosaceae)
Arnold Arboretum hybrid flowering cherry
Deciduous small tree to 15'; very long flowering period in spring; sun; Zone 5–9.
Stake number: 50
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 2

×Pyracomeles vilmorinii (Rosaceae)
Vilmorin's pyracomeles
Rare semi-evergreen shrub; white flowers but no fruit (sterile hybrid); sun; Zone 6–9.
Stake number: 51
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 2

Quercus myrsinifolia (Fagaceae)
Chinese evergreen oak
Evergreen oak tree from Asia; excellent tree; sun; Zone 6–9.
Stake number: 52
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 11

Quercus phillyreoides (Fagaceae)
Ubame oak
Evergreen oak tree from Asia; sun; Zone 6–9.
Stake number: 53
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 11

Rhododendron 'Wolfpack Red' (Ericaceae)
Carla hybrid azalea
Evergreen shrub with best red flowers of any azalea; light shade; Zone 6–9.
Stake number: 54

Rohdea japonica (Convallariaceae)
sacred lily
Evergreen herbaceous perennial to 1'–2'; red fruit in winter; shade; Zone 5–9.
Stake number: 55
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 13

Rosa banksiae var. banksiae (Rosaceae)
Lady Banks' rose
White flowered climbing deciduous rose; sun; Zone 7–9.
Stake number: 56

Rosa multiflora 'Variegata' (Rosaceae)
variegated Japanese rose
White flowers; white variegated foliage in spring; sun; Zone 5–9.
Stake number: 57

Rubus biflorus (Rosaceae)
two-flower ghost bramble
Deciduous viney shrub with white/grey bark in winter; aggressive spreader; sun; Zone 5–9.
Stake number: 58

Salix integra 'Hakuro Nishiki' (Salicaceae)
variegated willow
Deciduous shrub/tree with white variegated foliage in spring; sun; Zone 5–9.
Stake number: 59
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 2

Salix purpurea 'Nana' (Salicaceae)
dwarf purple-osier
Deciduous fine textured shrub; sun; Zone 4–8.
Stake number: 60
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 2

Salvia microphylla (Lamiaceae)
baby sage
Herbaceous perennial; best in sun; Zone 6–8.
Stake number: 74
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 5

Senna marilandica (Fabaceae)
Maryland senna
Herbaceous perennial in Zone 7–9; annual further north; yellow flowers in autumn, showy; best in sun.
Stake number: 11

Sequoia sempervirens 'Soquel' (Cupressaceae)
coastal redwood
Conifer tree; "coastal redwood"; best in light shade when young; Zone 6–9.
Stake number: 62
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 5

Sinojackia rehderiana (Styracaceae)
Rehder jacktree
White flowering deciduous tree with excellent foliage; China; unusual fruit; sun; Zone 5–9.
Stake number: 63
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 5

Spiraea japonica 'Dolchica' (Rosaceae)
Japanese spirea
Deciduous shrub with cutleaf foliage; summer flowering; best in sun; Zone 4–9.
Stake number: 65
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 2

Styphnolobium japonicum (Fabaceae)
Japanese pagoda tree
Deciduous summer flowering tree from Asia; gets large; sun; Zone 5–9.
Stake number: 64
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 12

Styrax japonicus 'Crystal' (Styracaceae)
Japanese snowbell
NC State University introduction; Asian deciduous tree with white flowers; best in sun; Zone 5–9.
Stake number: 66
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 16

Syringa oblata subsp. dilatata (Oleaceae)
Korean early lilac
Seedlings of the best of our heat-tolerant lilacs; fragrant purple flowers; sun; Zone 4–9.
Stake number: 67
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 59

Taxodium distichum (Cupressaceae)
bald cypress
Native deciduous conifer; very stress tolerant; best in sun; Zone 5–9.
Stake number: 68
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 48

Tiarella cordifolia 'Oakleaf' (Saxifragaceae)
Native herbaceous perennial; excellent woodland plant; white flowers; Zone 4–9.
Stake number: 71

Ulmus parvifolia 'Seiju' (Ulmaceae)
dwarf Chinese elm
Deciduous small tree to 15'; tiny foliage; good bonsai plant; sun; Zone 6–9.
Stake number: 69
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 5

Viburnum awabuki (Adoxaceae)
evergreen viburnum
Evergreen shrub/tree from Asia with red fruit; light shade to sun; Zone 7–9.
Stake number: 70

Acer campestre 'Nanum'compact hedge maple (Stake number: 1)
Aster laevis (Stake number: 73)
Baptisia bracteata (Stake number: 72)
Belamcanda chinensisBlackberry Lily (Stake number: 2)
Buxus sempervirens 'Vardar Valley'common boxwood (Stake number: 4)
Buxus sinicaChinese boxwood (Stake number: 5)
Callicarpa americana var. lacteawhite American beautyberry (Stake number: 6)
Camellia 'Carolina Moonmist'Cochran hybrid camellia (Stake number: 8)
Camellia ×hiemalis 'Shishi Gashira'hybrid camellia (Stake number: 7)
Carpinus betulusEuropean hornbeam (Stake number: 9)
Caryopteris incana (Stake number: 10)
Cephalotaxus harringtonia var. drupaceashrubby Japanese plum-yew (Stake number: 12)
Cephalotaxus harringtonia var. koreanaKorean plum-yew (Stake number: 13)
Cercis chinensisChinese redbud (Stake number: 14)
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Aurea' (Stake number: 15)
Chamaecyparis thyoidesAtlantic white-cedar (Stake number: 16)
Cotoneastercotoneaster (Stake number: 17)
Cryptomeria japonica 'Elegans Aurea'golden-plume Japanese-cedar (Stake number: 18)
Cymbalaria muralisKenilworth ivy (Stake number: 19)
Daphniphyllum macropodumcourtesy-leaf (Stake number: 20)
Deutzia crenata 'Summer Snow'variegated deutzia (Stake number: 21)
Eryngium yuccifoliumrattlesnake master (Stake number: 22)
Euphorbia (Stake number: 23)
Euscaphis japonicasweetheart tree (Stake number: 24)
Firmiana simplexChinese parasol tree (Stake number: 25)
Fokienia hodginsiiHodgins' cypress (Stake number: 26)
Forsythia ×intermedia (Wisley)border forsythia (Stake number: 27)
Forsythia ×intermediaborder forsythia (Stake number: 28)
Gardenia jasminoidesCape jessamine (Stake number: 29)
Halesia tetraptera var. tetrapteraCarolina silverbell (Stake number: 30)
Hedera colchica 'Dentata Variegata' (Stake number: 31)
Holboellia fargesiiFarge's holboellia (Stake number: 32)
Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris var. tiliifolialittleleaf climbing hydrangea (Stake number: 61)
Ilex ×aquipernyi 'Meschick' (Stake number: 33)
Illicium henryiHenry anise (Stake number: 34)
Iris sibirica 'Little White'Siberian iris (Stake number: 35)
Iris tectorumJapanese roof iris (Stake number: 36)
Juniperus communiscommon juniper (Stake number: 37)
Keteleeria davidianaDavid's keteleeria (Stake number: 38)
Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Rollissonii'narrowleaf drooping leucothoe (Stake number: 39)
Leymus arenariuslyme grass (Stake number: 3)
Liriope muscari 'Traebert White' (Stake number: 40)
Loropetalum chinense var. rubrumpink Chinese fringe-flower (Stake number: 41)
Magnolia ×foggii (Stake number: 43)
Manfreda virginicadeciduous agave (Stake number: 42)
Nolinabear-grass (Stake number: 44)
Nyssa sinensisChinese tupelo (Stake number: 45)
Osmanthus ×burkwoodiiBurkwood osmanthus (Stake number: 46)
Pinckneya pubensfevertree (Stake number: 47)
Pittosporum tobira 'Tall 'N Tough'Japanese pittosporum (Stake number: 48)
Poncirus trifoliata 'Flying Dragon'contorted hardy orange (Stake number: 49)
Prunus 'Hally Jolivette'Arnold Arboretum hybrid flowering cherry (Stake number: 50)
×Pyracomeles vilmoriniiVilmorin's pyracomeles (Stake number: 51)
Quercus myrsinifoliaChinese evergreen oak (Stake number: 52)
Quercus phillyreoidesUbame oak (Stake number: 53)
Rhododendron 'Wolfpack Red'Carla hybrid azalea (Stake number: 54)
Rohdea japonicasacred lily (Stake number: 55)
Rosa banksiae var. banksiaeLady Banks' rose (Stake number: 56)
Rosa multiflora 'Variegata'variegated Japanese rose (Stake number: 57)
Rubus biflorustwo-flower ghost bramble (Stake number: 58)
Salix integra 'Hakuro Nishiki'variegated willow (Stake number: 59)
Salix purpurea 'Nana'dwarf purple-osier (Stake number: 60)
Salvia microphyllababy sage (Stake number: 74)
Senna marilandicaMaryland senna (Stake number: 11)
Sequoia sempervirens 'Soquel'coastal redwood (Stake number: 62)
Sinojackia rehderianaRehder jacktree (Stake number: 63)
Spiraea japonica 'Dolchica'Japanese spirea (Stake number: 65)
Styphnolobium japonicumJapanese pagoda tree (Stake number: 64)
Styrax japonicus 'Crystal'Japanese snowbell (Stake number: 66)
Syringa oblata subsp. dilatataKorean early lilac (Stake number: 67)
Taxodium distichumbald cypress (Stake number: 68)
Tiarella cordifolia 'Oakleaf' (Stake number: 71)
Ulmus parvifolia 'Seiju'dwarf Chinese elm (Stake number: 69)
Viburnum awabukievergreen viburnum (Stake number: 70)

Procedures—Please Read

Welcome to the JC Raulston Arboretum's Friends of the Arboretum Annual Plant Distribution. The JCRA staff has worked hard to provide you with an interesting selection of plants for this year's giveaway. We hope they bring you pleasure and satisfaction. Let us know how they perform. In order to give all of our participants equal opportunity to acquire the plants they prefer, we instituted a few changes in 2006 and we'll use them again this year. Please read the following procedures below.

1. Position yourself outside of the plant giveaway blocks. When getting plants in the following steps, please remember that you are limited to only one plant of any type during the entire giveaway.

2. After the horn blows, all participants may proceed into the plant blocks and choose 3 different plants. After a few minutes, you will be asked to exit the plant blocks and to reposition yourself for the next round.

3. After all participants have returned to outside of the giveaway blocks, the horn will blow again. At this time, all participants may again return to the plant blocks and choose 3 additional different plants. After a few minutes, you will be asked to exit the plant blocks and to reposition yourself for the next round. You should now have only 6 different plants in your possession.

4. The horn will blow again, and participants may again proceed to the plant blocks and choose 3 additional different plants. After a few minutes, you will be asked to exit the plant blocks and to reposition yourself for the next round. You should now have 9 different plants.

5. The horn will blow for the fourth and final time. You may now grab as many plants as you wish at this point, remembering that you are limited to only one plant of any type. Please respect your fellow members at all times.

Most of the plants in today’s Annual Plant Distribution were grown specifically for this event at a considerable cost to the Arboretum. We ask for your consideration in making a contribution to help defray the expenses associated with this program. Donation boxes are located on the registration tables. Thank you very much.

Ted Bilderback, Director

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