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Abelia chinensis (Linneaceae)
Chinese abelia
This classic abelia species is a great garden addition. A. chinensis is a parent of many of our common hybrid abelias. A. chinensis grows 5'–7' tall, and is covered with fragrant, white flowers in July through September in Raleigh. Wood hardy to Zone 7. Flowering on new growth, A. chinensis can be cut back hard at the beginning of the year and still produce an abundance of flowers. The ultimate butterfly magnet. Sun to part shade. Zones 7 to 9.
Stake number: 1
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 23

Abelia ×grandiflora 'Goldenglossy' (Linneaceae)
Gold Dust™ golden glossy abelia
Gold Dust is the trademark name of this branch sport of the classic variety 'Sherwoodii'. The cultivar name is 'Goldenglossy'. 'Goldenglossy' demonstrates a compact growth habit, variegated foliage, and reddish-orange pigmentation on new terminal growth. Sun to part shade. Zones 6–9.
Stake number: 2
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 1

Abelia ×grandiflora 'Sunrise' (Linneaceae)
variegated glossy abelia
'Sunrise' has a very attractive low mounting form with pink and white leaf margins. Leaves are a light green/gray and flowers are white. 3'–5' tall and 4'–6' wide. Sun to part shade. Zones 6–9.
Stake number: 3
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 3

Acanthus 'Summer Beauty' (Acanthaceae)
bear's breech
Most bear's breeches languish in the summer heat and humidity of Piedmont North Carolina. Acanthus 'Summer Beauty', a proposed A. mollis × A. spinosus hybrid, takes our tough summer conditions in stride. 'Summer Beauty' produces a gorgeous mound of lustrous green foliage in 4'–6' clumps. Stand back, because in mid-summer 'Summer Beauty' produces 4'–6' tall spikes of white flowers with purple calyces. Easily propagated by root cuttings. Part sun to part shade. Zones 6–9 .
Stake number: 4
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 14

Agastache 'Blue Fortune' (Lamiaceae)
anise hyssop
This hyssop cultivar is a perennial of the mint family. It features tiny, blue flowers in 4" long terminal spikes typically growing to 3' tall. Flowers bloom freely over a long summer to early fall bloom period and are enjoyed by butterflies. Leaves have a pleasant minty-anise fragrance. Full sun to part shade. Average moisture, well-drained soils.
Stake number: 5
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 3

Asclepias exaltata (Apocynaceae)
poke milkweed
We obtained the seed from the North Carolina Botanical Garden for these plants A. exaltata is commonly called the "poke milkweed" in recognition of its resemblance to the common poke weed. An eastern U.S. native, poke mildweed prefers light to moderate shade. White flowers. Keep the monarch butterflies happy, plant some milkweed in your garden. 3'–5' tall.
Stake number: 6

Aucuba japonica f. longifolia (Garryaceae)
narrowleaf Japanese aucuba
Evergreen shrub for the shade with long, attractive pointed leaves and abundant fruiting. Japan and Korea. Hardy to Zone 7.
Stake number: 7
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 3

Baptisia alba × B. australis (Fabaceae)
hybrid wild-indigo
Early emerging, bush-forming perennial with green-gray foliage and white pea-like flowers in late spring. Ornamental seed pods turn black in late summer. Zones 3–9.
Stake number: 8

Betula alleghaniensis (Betulaceae)
yellow birch
Our plants are seed propagated. Also known as Betula lutea. Medium size deciduous tree with yellow-bronze, flaking bark. Grows to 30'. Prefers moist soils. An eastern U.S. native. Shows nice golden fall foliage.
Stake number: 9

Buddleja colvilei (Scrophulariaceae)
A unique butterfly-bush not well adapted to the heat of North Carolina. The holy grail of Buddleja, demonstrating long panicles with large, individual flowers up to 1" in diameter. Does best in cooler climates, but give it a try.
Stake number: 10
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 3

Buxus sempervirens 'Elegantissima' (Buxaceae)
variegated common boxwood
A creamy variegated boxwood growing five to 8' tall in 15 years. Well adapted and a reliable grower. Zones 6–8.
Stake number: 11
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 9

Buxus sinica var. insularis 'Sunburst' (Buxaceae)
variegated Korean boxwood
'Sunburst' is a variegated form of Korean boxwood. Medium green leaves are surrounded by bright golden variegation on slow growing, broad and mounded, broadleaf, evergreen shrubs. Plants reach 2.5' tall in many years and may eventually reach 5' tall in 25 years. Flowers are fragrant, but sparse and insignificant. Korean boxwoods grow best in sun to part shade. This is an extremely hardy species. Zones 5–9.
Stake number: 12
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 3

Callicarpa americana 'Welch's Pink' (Lamiaceae)
pink American beautyberry
'Welch's Pink' beautyberry, as the name suggests, bears pink fruits, a color breakthrough in this genus of attractive, deciduous, fruit-bearing shrubs. Prior to the discovery of 'Welch's Pink', only purple- and white-fruited beautyberries were known. It was found amid the wilds of eastern Texas by plantsman Matt Welch. Callicarpa americana grows in conditions ranging from dry shade to bright, open, sunny locations in gardens. The pink pigments in 'Welch's Pink' will fade faster when plants are sited in full sun areas, but growth is more vigorous under these conditions. Grow this one as you choose and enjoy it for its late summer to early fall colorful berries. Hardy to Zone 6.
Stake number: 13
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 32

Callicarpa japonica 'Heavy Berry' (Lamiaceae)
Japanese beautyberry
This beautyberry variety is named 'Heavy Berry' for a good reason! In the fall, densely packed bundles of glossy, royal-purple berries bulge from both sides of the leaf nodes. Species of this deciduous shrub is native to Japan, Korea, China, and Taiwan. Sun to part shade.
Stake number: 14
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 8

Camellia japonica 'Quercifolia' (Theaceae)
fish-tail Japanese camellia
Of the over 2,000 cultivars of Japanese camellia, the vast majority (>99.9%) have been selected only for floral attributes (e.g., flower color, form, size, time of bloom, etc.) and a precious few have been selected for variants in leaf characters. ‘Quercifolia' (translating to mean "oak-leaf") refers to one of the so-called "fish-tail" camellias, these bearing leaves that have lobes on the terminal portion of the leaves. In all other respects, 'Quercifolia' is similar to other Japanese camellias—in its Zone 7 cold hardiness, winter bloom season, preference for partly shaded sites, etc. This is a rarely offered camellia, difficult to locate in nurseries throughout the southern United States, and one that adds a bit more textural interest to an otherwise familiar evergreen landscape shrub.
Stake number: 15
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 17

Camellia oleifera (Theaceae)
tea-oil camellia
This large shrub or small-sized evergreen tree is best known as the camellia used in hybridization programs in the United States to develop cold-hardy camellias for the Zone 6 climate. Besides the excellent dark green foliage, the species also produces small (2" wide) white flowers in autumn (October to November). However, don't underestimate this plant for its beautiful, smooth bark—golden-tan in color. In China, Camellia oleifera is valued for the oil obtained from its seeds.
Stake number: 16
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 12

Camellia ×williamsii 'Golden Spangles' (Theaceae)
variegated Williamsii camellia
Japanese camellias are deservedly popular in the southern United States due to their large, brightly colored, often double, winter flowers. In 'Golden Spangles', variegated foliage also comes included in the package. A real eye-catcher with its central splotch of bright yellow on the dark green leaves, expect dark pink flowers, partly double, in winter. Part shade to part sun.
Stake number: 17
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 26

Canna compacta subsp. cinnabarina (Cannaceae)
A small-statured canna native to Mexico, growing to 4' in height. We grow it on the rooftop garden at the JCRA. This subspecies has beautiful yellow flowers with red spots that emerge in very early spring, and continue until frost. Emerges in very early spring. Sun.
Stake number: 18
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 5

Canna 'Intrigue' (Cannaceae)
hybrid canna
A distinct and unique canna showing very narrow, pointed, purple-grey foliage. An excellent vertical accent in the garden. Growing to 7' in height, 'Intrigue' produces small orange-red flowers in late summer. Potentially less susceptible to canna leaf roller. Let us know your experiences. Sun. Zones 7b–10.
Stake number: 19

Cephalanthus occidentalis (Rubiaceae)
common buttonbush
Deciduous, bushy shrub to 6' with glossy, dark green leaves. Flowers form perfectly round, whitish-yellow "buttons" for an interesting show in late summer. Can take wet feet, grows along swampy areas. Sun. Zones 5–10.
Stake number: 20
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 3

Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Mary Fleming' (Taxaceae)
dwarf Japanese plum-yew
This seedling selection was made by Yucca Do Nursery in the early 1980s. Demonstrating a low, spreading architecture, 'Mary Fleming' is also unique in having highly recurved needles. A rugged and long-lived plant once established. Part shade to shade. Zones 6–9.
Stake number: 21
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 2

Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic' (Araceae)
purple elephant ear
This striking herbaceous plant has large, deep purple leaves attached to long petioles. Forms a dense clump and shows its colors best in full sun. Thrives in garden soils as well as in a container in a water garden. Deciduous. Perennial in USDA Zone 7 and warmer, however, they seem to be marginally hardy in our region depending on growing conditions. They like it dry when dormant and wet when growing. If wet during dormancy, they always seem to die. In our region, they will not survive in a container that is not protected in the winter months. 3'–5' tall.
Stake number: 22
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 17

Cupressus sempervirens (Cupressaceae)
Italian cypress
The classic Italian cypress seen in formal European gardens. Native to the mountains of Iran, and brought to Italy for cultivation. Can grow 50'–90' tall.
Stake number: 23
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 7

Decumaria sinensis (Hydrangeaceae)
Chinese wood-vamp
Grow Chinese wood-vamp for its excellent foliage qualities, bearing lustrous, dark green leaves (evergreen in climates milder than that of Raleigh, North Carolina). This vine, climbing by means of aerial rootlets (thus, its common name), can be used to cover walls or fences or to climb trees or arbors. In spring, it will put forth large inflorescences containing many small, off-white flowers, these borne densely in terminal heads. Unlike other climbing members of the hydrangea family, Decumaria sinensis does not produce the sterile flowers that give rise to lace-cap inflorescences, but it is still highly showy in flower. Tolerant of shade to part-sun conditions. Hardiness is uncertain, but Zone 7 should be fine, based on this species' native range in China.
Stake number: 24
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 1

Deutzia ×hybrida 'Strawberry Fields' (Hydrangeaceae)
pink deutzia
'Strawberry Fields' is a pink-flowering cultivar, but unlike other so-called "pink" deutzias, 'Strawberry Fields' actually retains the pink color, even in warm springs; whereas other cultivars are pink only in "English," cool-weather springs, and fade quickly to white (or nearly so) in the warm springs typical of the southeastern United States. Grow in part sun to part shade. Hardy throughout North Carolina.
Stake number: 25
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 6

Disporopsis pernyi (Asparagaceae)
Perny's evergreen Solomon's seal
Perny's evergreen Solomon's seal is a slowly spreading, evergreen ground cover that is perfect for the woodland garden. Small white flowers are born along the 1' tall stems in spring. Part sun to shade. Zones 7–9.
Stake number: 26
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 3

Eucomis comosa 'Sparkling Burgundy' (Hyacinthaceae)
purple-leaf pineapple-lily
Every garden should have one of these. This Tony Avent selection was the first pineapple-lily to demonstrate purple leaf color. The beautiful foliage is stunning as it emerges in early spring, and the flowers look like miniature pineapples. Try the flowers in a cut flower arrangement; they last for weeks! Easily propagated by leaf cuttings. Sun. Zones 6b–9.
Stake number: 27
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 37

Forsythia 'Ford Freeway' (Oleaceae)
variegated goldenbells
An erratically variegated forsythia found in the median of Interstate 9 in Detroit, Michigan by Al Wojcik in 1994. Other than that, your basic garden variety forsythia! Zones 5–8.
Stake number: 28
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 9

Fraxinus ornus (Oleaceae)
flowering ash
In central and eastern Asia, several species of ash, technically belonging to Fraxinus section Ornus, produce flowers with small white petals. The Arboretum's specimen of Fraxinus ornus resembles a tiny-flowered fringe tree in flower, but the sheer profusion of the bloom is much more impressive each April. It ultimately reaches about 40' tall, and has a trunk with smooth bark. This is an outstanding flowering tree. Sun. Zones 6–9.
Stake number: 29
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 2

Ginkgo biloba (Ginkgoaceae)
maidenhair tree
Large deciduous tree with excellent yellow fall color. Native to China. These are seedlings collected from the Japanese Garden at the JCRA. Take your chances, as you may get a male or a female, but don't worry about getting a female, as seedling ginkgo don't fruit until they are about 20 years old. Sun. Zones 4–8.
Stake number: 30
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 37

Habranthus robustus (Amaryllidaceae)
Bulbous herbaceous perennial grows to 9" with linear, recurved, spreading leaves that appear after rose-red flowers. Native to Argentina. Sun. Zones 7–10.
Stake number: 31
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 10

Hibiscus coccineus f. albus (Malvaceae)
white scarlet mallow
This white flowering form of the scarlet mallow has the same preference for poorly drainage areas that the species has and grows to the same towering height of 6'–8' each year. Its showy, white petals cool off the back of a border in mid- to late summer. This form was originally given to us by the U.S. Botanical Garden (Washington, D.C.). They found it in Collier County, Florida. Full sun to partial shade. Zones 6–10.
Stake number: 32
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 21

Hibiscus makinoi (Malvaceae)
sea hibiscus
Derived from seed obtained from Japan. A native Japanese species that can develop into a small tree up to 16' in height in its native habitat. Large, white flowers. We are uncertain of cold hardiness. Let us know how it performs for you.
Stake number: 33
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 27

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Ayesha' (Hydrangeaceae)
French hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla, available now in multitudes of cultivars, remains an always popular, deciduous, flowering shrub. 'Ayesha' is a lesser known cultivar of Japanese origin, distinguished by its cupped and thickened sepals. The cupped sepals of 'Ayesha' (a mophead/hortensia cultivar) give the inflorescence a slightly different look than "typical" cultivars with their flattened flowers. 'Ayesha' is most often seen in the pink, but will darken up in high pH soils.
Stake number: 34
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 4

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Blaumeise' (Hydrangeaceae)
French hydrangea
The cultivar name literally translates into "titmouse." A cultivar in the "Teller" series of hydrangeas, this beautiful lacecap has huge outer sterile florets surrounding a inner circle of fertile florets. The color ranges from pink through lavender, and some have described it as "blueberry-blue." Our plant here at the JCRA seems to be well adapted and a better performer than our other macrophylla types. Tim Alderton and James Lail really like this one. Part shade to part sun. Zones 6–9b.
Stake number: 35
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 9

Hydrangea paniculata 'True Unique' (Hydrangeaceae)
panicled hydrangea
The original cultivar 'Unique' was commonly mislabeled and confused in the trade. Our cultivar is called 'True Unique' as it is derived from a cutting of a true-to-type 'Unique' obtained from the Hillier Arboretum in England. The inflorescences are huge, up to 16" long and 10" wide. White flowers.
Stake number: 36

Hydrangea serrata (Wilson 7820) (Hydrangeaceae)
compact mountain hydrangea
Charming, dwarf, deciduous shrub with flattened corymbs. Rarely exceeds 3'. A lacecap variety with pink flowers. One of the earliest H. serrata types to flower.
Stake number: 37
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 2

Hypericum galioides × H. brachyphyllum (Hypericaceae)
hybrid St. John's-wort
This is a natural hybrid between two southeastern U.S. species, H. brachyphyllum (Coastal Plain St. Johnswort) and H. galioides (bedstraw St. Johnswort). It forms an evergreen shrub to subshrub, reaching 3' feet high and slightly wider, with a somewhat mounding form. Its short leaves are thin, wiry, and an attractive glossy green. This plant, acquired from University of Georgia, is sure to become more prevalent in the future. Zones 7b–9.
Stake number: 38
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 5

Hypericum kalmianum (Hypericaceae)
Kalm's St. John's-wort
One of our beautiful North American hypericum species, native to the Great Lakes region. 2'–3' tall, with 1"–1.5" yellow inflorescences in cymes of three flowers. Beautiful blue-green leaf color. Sun to part shade. Zones 4–7.
Stake number: 39
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 3

Hypericum kalmianum 'Gemo' (Hypericaceae)
Kalm's St. John's-wort
A relatively new addition to the JCRA, this clonal selection of Hypericum kalmianum demonstrates a longer blooming period than the species. Leaves a more lustrous green than the typical blue-green color of the species. Sun to part shade. Zones 4–7.
Stake number: 40

Idesia polycarpa (Salicaceae)
iigiri tree
One of Chris Glenn's favorites from the 2001 trip to Quarryhill Botanical Garden! Native to Japan and China, this beautiful tree produces small, fragrant flowers. Large, bold leaves make a great statement in the garden. Fast growing. Dioecious, so you will need a male and a female to obtain the pea-sized red berries borne in 4"–8" pendulous clusters. Enjoy! Sun to part shade. Hardy to Zone 6.
Stake number: 41
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 14

Ilex ×aquipernyi (variegated) (Aquifoliaceae)
variegated Aquipern holly
This is creamy variegated bud sport of the hybrid of I. aquifolia and I. pernyi was discovered by Tom Dodd. Our young plant at the JCRA is showing a mounding growth habit. Hardy to Zone 6.
Stake number: 42
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 3

Ilex 'Auburn' (Aquifoliaceae)
Dodd hybrid evergreen holly
Similar in both size and appearance to 'Emily Bruner', but with a glossy foliage, this holly was selected by Tom Dodd at Tom Dodd Nurseries in Semmes, Alabama. Matures to 20' tall and 15' wide. Zones 7–9.
Stake number: 43
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 9

Ilex crenata 'Snowflake' (Aquifoliaceae)
variegated Japanese holly
This attractively white and green variegated cultivar of Ilex crenata shows a distinct upright growth habit at the JCRA. A bright statement in the garden. Sun to part shade. Hardy to Zone 6.
Stake number: 44
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 2

Ilex dimorphophylla × I. cornuta (Aquifoliaceae)
hybrid holly
An unnamed hybrid holly that is performing well at the JCRA. A heavily fruiting female clone. Leaves are small and very spiny. You can find this near the large crepe myrtles as you enter the JCRA, in full berry color right now.
Stake number: 45
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 5

Ilex integra 'Green Shadow' (Aquifoliaceae)
variegated Nepal holly
This superb, variegated form of Nepal holly, dating also back to Japan from where it was brought to the United States by plantsman par excellence and Japanese horticultural expert Barry Yinger, was received by us from our friends at Heronswood Nursery (Kingston, Washington) in late 2000.
Stake number: 46
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 7

Ilex 'Mary Nell' (Aquifoliaceae)
McDaniel hybrid evergreen holly
A selection made by Tom Dodd in 1981, this I. cornuta × I. pernyi hybrid grows into a beautiful, pyramidal, evergreen shrub with shiny, olive green. The leaf color and shape is much preferred by those of us at the JCRA as compared to 'Nellie Stevens'. Can grow up to 20' tall. A female clone, and very heavy to set fruit. Sun to part shade. Zones 6–9.
Stake number: 47
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 7

Ilex rotunda (Aquifoliaceae)
Lord's holly
This evergreen holly is stunning with its leathery, dark green, glossy leaves with smooth margins. Branchlets of new foliage are tinged reddish purple to burgundy. White flower clusters produce very showy, red fruit in autumn and winter. Full size trees ultimately reach 25'–40'. New collections of this species from Korea have produced more cold hardy forms. Previous collections were only hardy in Zones 9a–11. This species is commonly seen in northern Florida and is native to Vietnam, southern and eastern China, Korea, and southern Japan. Full sun to partial shade.
Stake number: 48
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 14

Ilex serrata 'Sundrops' (Aquifoliaceae)
yellow-berry finetooth holly
Released by the U.S. National Arboretum in 1991. This deciduous holly produces a profusion of yellow berries on pendulous branches if situated near its preferred pollinizer cultivar 'Apollo'. Dramatic in the fall garden. Described by some as "appearing to be raining berries." Sun to part shade. Zones 5–7.
Stake number: 49
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 1

Ilex verticillata 'Winter Gold' (Aquifoliaceae)
yellow-berry winterberry holly
A branch sport of Ilex 'Winter Red' discovered by Simpson Nursery in 1984. Potentially reaching 8' by 8', this shrub produces an abundance of pinkish-orange (fall) to golden yellow (winter) berries when grown near its preferred pollinator 'Southern Gentleman'. Birds love the berries, and the bare twigs covered with yellow berries look great in flower arrangements. Sun to part shade. Zones 4–9.
Stake number: 50
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 1

Indigofera kirilowii (Fabaceae)
Kirilow's indigo
A little-known but rather pretty shrub, this species forms great swaths of bright green summer foliage, followed in June and July by rose-colored flowers borne in 4" to 5" long, erect inflorescences. Grows best in full sun. It forms colonies 3' to 6' tall and wide and performs well as a ground cover on dry sites. Zones 4–7.
Stake number: 51
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 5

Iris bulleyana (Iridaceae)
Bulley's iris
This Chinese iris forms clumps with bright purple flowers in May, to about 2’ tall. Hardy to Zone 5.
Stake number: 52
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 5

Jasminum parkeri (Oleaceae)
Parker's jasmine
Compact prostrate evergreen shrub. Handsome tiny foliage with bright yellow flowers. An overlooked gem. Sun to part shade. Zones 7–11.
Stake number: 53
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 8

Juniperus communis 'Tage Lundell' (Cupressaceae)
variegated common juniper
This dwarf, variegated juniper was discovered in Sweden, but introduced to the trade in Germany in 1983. Decidedly upright, but not columnar, with yellow tips on the ends of the stems. Full sun. Zones 2–7.
Stake number: 54
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 1

Kniphofia thomsonii var. thomsonii (Asphodelaceae)
Thomson's red-hot poker
Rhizometous form with delicate, drooping, orange blossoms atop grass-like foliage. Full sun.
Stake number: 55
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 4

Lagerstroemia fauriei (Lythraceae)
Japanese crepe myrtle
Deciduous, vigorous, medium-sized tree with copper-red bark and white flowers. Sun to part-sun. These are seedlings from 'Fantasy' in the West Arboretum. Zones 6–9.
Stake number: 56
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 132

Lagerstroemia 'Pocomoke' (Lythraceae)
miniature crepe myrtle
This new charming crepe myrtle is one of the true miniature hybrids (Lagerstroemia indica × L. fauriei) introduced from the U.S. National Arboretum. Its pedigree is complex, involving five original plants and their progeny, intercrossed for five generations. Japanese crepe myrtle (Lagerstroemia fauriei) contributed approximately one-third of its genotype, including its tolerance to powdery mildew. Deep rose-pink flowers in mid- to late-summer persist until frost. Performs best in full sun in a heavy loam soil and reaches only 2’ tall by 3’ wide. Hardy to Zone 7b.
Stake number: 57
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 11

Lantana camara 'Ham and Eggs' (Verbenaceae)
common lantana
An old, nearly-sterile cultivar recently included in the Plant Delights Nursery catalog. Dependably cold-hardy here in Zone 7b, this lovely lantana bears lovely flowers that are pink in bud, open to yellow, and fade to pink. Absolutely stunning! A flowering machine. Great for the butterflies.
Stake number: 58
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 20

Lespedeza bicolor 'Lil' Buddy' (Fabaceae)
compact shrub lespedeza
A Niche Gardens introduction. A compact form of L. bicolor with rose-purple flowers growing to 3' tall. A graceful addition to the garden, looking great spilling down an embankment or wall. Late summer to fall flowering. Sun to part shade. Zones 4–8.
Stake number: 59
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 1

Lespedeza thunbergii 'Pink Cascade' (Fabaceae)
pink bush-clover
Graceful, mounding shrub, mounding to 6' tall, flowering late summer to fall. Attractive pink flowers. Sun to part shade. Zones 5–8.
Stake number: 60
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 10

Lindera benzoin (Lauraceae)
Started from seeds collected from the planting behind Jordan Hall on the NC State University campus, this native spicebush has beautiful fall color and attractive red fruit in fall. The exclusive food source for the spicebush moth. Prefers moist to wet sites, although will perform well even in drier locations. Dioecious, so you'll need a male and female for fruit production. Sun to part sun. Zones 5–9.
Stake number: 61
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 11

Lyonia ovalifolia var. elliptica (Ericaceae)
Japanese lyonia
A Chinese relative of our native Lyonia lucida, L. ovalifolia is a deciduous shrub that grows best in well-drained soil and partial shade. Widely researched in China for its medicinal properties. Our plants were grown from seed. Hardy to Zone 6.
Stake number: 62

Mirabilis jalapa (Nyctaginaceae)
marvel of Peru
The marvel of Peru contributes fragrance to the evening garden. These are seedlings derived from the Werner home planting that includes purple, yellow, white, and variegated flower forms. Keep the sphinx moths happy, and perfume your back yard. Hardy here in Zone 7 with some mulch.
Stake number: 63
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 2

Morus alba 'Ho-o' (Moraceae)
royal white mulberry
This has got to be the weirdest plant that we grow at the JCRA—a virtual, living topographic map. Morus alba 'Ho-o' (referring to a king or royalty) came to us from Japan via NC State University's Tom Ranney and South Carolina's Ted Stephens of Nurseries Caroliniana (North Augusta, South Carolina). Each leaf is distorted such that the portion of the blade between each minor vein is raised sharply, creating a highly crinkled or textured appearance to the leaf—literally, like studying mountain ranges on topographic maps. Of course, we are very excited to have obtained this plant, and look forward to using it as cutback subjects, etc. to emphasize the textural aspects of the foliage. Hardy throughout North Carolina. Sun to part-shade.
Stake number: 64
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 3

Myrica cerifera var. pumila (Myricaceae)
dwarf wax myrtle
Received by us from Hunter Stubbs, NC State University graduate, this particular clone of dwarf wax myrtle exhibits a nice, tight growth habit and attractive dark green foliage. Other cultivars of Myrica cerifera var. pumila have not proven hardy in Zone 7; whereas this one has performed admirably over the past seven years, with some winter dieback occurring only after it was transplanted one summer. Certainly, more widespread testing is needed, but as this shrub only gets about 2.5' high while spreading to 3' wide (via underground stems). Zone 7.
Stake number: 65
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 6

Ophiopogon clarkei (Asparagaceae)
Himalayan mondo grass
A mondo grass resembling Ophiopogon japonicus in many ways, except for its striking, purple flowers that are held above the foliage. Our specimens have thrived in the shade of our Lath House, producing leaves about 1' long by only 1/8" wide. Better yet, these plants are rhizomatous and will creep to fill in a planting much faster than Ophiopogon japonicus ever has. Our plants had crept to the point that we chopped out about half of the clump in order to make these propagules available to you. Hardiness is not sufficiently tested, but we are certainly comfortable growing this plant in Zone 7b.
Stake number: 66
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 3

Osmanthus suavis (Oleaceae)
sawtooth tea-olive
This rare species of tea-olive is full of potential for use in our region, but is extremely difficult to find in the nursery trade. Osmanthus is derived from the Greek osme, meaning fragrance, and anthos, meaning flowers. True to its name, in spring, this evergreen forms exceedingly fragrant, small, white flowers in its leaf axils. This medium sized shrub or small tree is coarse textured with narrow, smooth, finely toothed leaves. Other possible limiting factors in our area could include temperature, moisture, or soils, especially since it is native to dense forests or thickets on slopes at 8,000'–10,000' in Nepal, India, Tibet, southwestern China, and Myanmar. It is described as reaching 10'–15' tall.
Stake number: 67
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 3

Penstemon canescens (Plantaginaceae)
Perennial that grows to 3' in sun to part shade. Corolla is 1'' long, pale purple with white and purple inside. Sun. Zones 5–8.
Stake number: 68
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 5

Persea thunbergii (Lauraceae)
Japanese machilus
Japanese machilus is a fast growing, large, evergreen tree with very attractive, green leaves. In warmer regions, it can reach 60' to 80' tall and 40' to 60' wide. Insignificant yellow-green flowers are followed by purple-black fruit. Persea is a genus composed of mostly tropical trees and includes P. americana (avacado). It is native to Korea, Japan, southern and eastern China, and Taiwan. Grown from seed collected off plants currently growing in the Mixed Border which were originally grown from seed collected on the U.S. National Arboretum Korean expedition. Full sun. Although warmer areas (Zones 8–10) are still listed in the literature for winter hardiness, they have grown successfully in Zone 7 at the Arboretum for a number of years.
Stake number: 69
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 14

Philadelphus 'Snow Velvet' (Hydrangeaceae)
This beautiful selection of mock orange is distinguished by its extraordinarily large flowers, up to 2" in diameter. Enjoy its incredible fragrance. Sun to part shade. Zones 5–8.
Stake number: 70
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 13

Phlox pilosa (Polemoniaceae)
downy phlox
Commonly called downy phlox, this long-flowering phlox flowers from mid-April through early July. Relatively compact, growing up to 1' tall, this eastern native has soft pink flowers. Grow in full sun to partial shade in well drained soil. Zone 4.
Stake number: 71
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 27

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Seward' (Rosaceae)
Summer Wine™ dwarf purple-leaf ninebark
Summer Wine™ is an exciting new and improved compact form of ninebark that only reaches a height of 5' to 6'. Fine textured, deeply cut leaves remain a dark crimson-red color from spring until fall. Showy pinkish-white button-like flowers in midsummer with great red fruit in the fall. A very adaptable plant that is native to regions in North America. Created by Tim Wood at Spring Meadow Nursery (Grand Haven, Michigan) by crossing Diabolo® ('Monlo') with 'Nana'. These plants were kindly donated by Proven Winners ColorChoice. Zones 2–7.
Stake number: 72
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 10

Pittosporum heterophyllum (Pittosporaceae)
Chinese pittosporum
This fast-growing, evergreen shrub ranks as a highly promising, evergreen hedging/screening plant for southeastern U.S. landscapes. Our lone specimen, growing at the northeast corner of the Lath House since 1988, was originally received by us from Brookside Gardens. A superb plant for its glossy green foliage and bright yellow, sweetly-scented flowers hidden amidst the foliage. Perfectly suited for shearing. Hardy to Zone 7.
Stake number: 74
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 2

Pittosporum parvilimbum (Pittosporaceae)
narrowleaf pittosporum
In 1985, a plant was received at the Arboretum as Phillyrea angustifolia—a cousin to the Osmanthus (tea-olives). It lay identified thusly, incorrectly, for eighteen years. Pittosporums are not known, generally speaking, as Zone 7 plants, and yet this species has seen many bitterly cold winters in its nearly twenty years at the Arboretum. Sun to part shade.
Stake number: 75
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 11

Pterocarya rhoifolia (Juglandaceae)
Japanese wingnut
Commonly called Japanese wing nut. A large tree with large pinnately-compound leaves, 8"–16" long. Best in sun. Hardy to Zone 6.
Stake number: 76
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 1

Punica granatum (Lythraceae)
common pomegranate
Pomegranates are a familiar site, especially in older gardens of the South. However, virtually all of the germplasm in cultivation can be traced back to Europe. In 2001, while on the Georgia Boxwood Expedition, Todd Lasseigne (former JCRA assistant director) was able to see pomegranates growing in canyonlands in the eastern part of the nation of Georgia. Merab Khachidze (botanist for the Vashlovani Nature Reserve) was able to collect seeds later in the year, and these were sent to us. The plants that have resulted from these wild-collected seed have been strikingly different from the "typical" form of Punica granatum that is seen in cultivation in the United States. In leaf attributes, all of our seedlings resemble the cultivar 'Nana' in that the leaves are narrow and relatively small. Overall, this creates a nice, fine-textured look to an otherwise, overly coarse-appearing shrub. Hardiness uncertain, possibly greater than that of the commonly seen types (e.g., Zone 7a to 6b). Full sun is best.
Stake number: 77
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 10

Rhododendron chapmanii × R. mucronulatum (Ericaceae)
hybrid rhododendron
One of the first rhododendrons to flower at the Arboretum has been this hybrid between the Florida endemic, Chapman's rhododendron, and the Korean rhododendron. Its semi-evergreen foliage is dark, glossy green year-round except in winter when it takes on purplish hues. The flowers, appearing in March are that classic lavender-pink color, reaching about 2" in diameter. This plant has prospered in an unamended soil in front of the brick building at the Arboretum (on a north face) for 20 years, showing no damage. These are cuttings from this plant which is scheduled to be removed. It is a true, tough and worthy rhododendron that deserves wider consideration as an evergreen shrub.
Stake number: 78
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 10

Rhododendron 'Keisetsu' (Ericaceae)
Satsuki hybrid azalea
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. Zones 6–9.
Stake number: 79
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 7

Rhododendron 'Norma' (Ericaceae)
hybrid azalea
Found in the old parking lot garden here at the JCRA, this deciduous beauty has large, light peach, double flowers that darken to a dark peachy pink. 4'–5' tall, upright in growth.
Stake number: 80

Rhododendron 'Southern Belle' (Ericaceae)
Rutherfordiana hybrid azalea
Situated immediately outside the director's office at the JCRA, this compact rhododendron shows white marginal variegation and produces an incredible abundance of deep pink flowers in early April. Stunning in flower.
Stake number: 81
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 8

Rohdea japonica (Convallariaceae)
sacred lily
This evergreen, herbaceous perennial is considered to be the sacred lily of China. It has lustrous, dark green leaves and red berries. Shade-tolerant. Zones 6–10.
Stake number: 82
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 13

Rosa mulliganii (Rosaceae)
Mulligan climbing rose
Rosa mulliganii is a climbing rose, one that will grow rapidly as climbers do. In mid-spring, it bears attractive panicles of white flowers, measuring approximately 2"–3" across, and later, these give rise to orange-red, pear-shaped hips. Zones 7–9, possibly colder. Full sun.
Stake number: 83
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 14

Ruscus aculeatus (Asparagaceae)
butcher's broom
Texture for the garden! Tough green stems have rigid leaves that are actually an extension of the stem that each terminate in a spine. A real garden novelty, since flowers emerge from the middle of the leaf followed by a berry that sits in the middle of the leaf. Butchers used the branches to sweep the ground after they finished their work. Small greenish-white flowers open in early spring. It forms upright clumps to 2' tall and 4' wide. A very tough, and drought tolerant plant. Zones 7–9.
Stake number: 84
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 2

Ruscus aculeatus (Elizabeth Lawrence dwarf) (Asparagaceae)
compact butcher's broom
Similar to the species, but this clone is only about 12" tall. This clone was originally derived from the old Elizabeth Lawrence house here in Raleigh, North Carolina. Garden attributes similar to those described above for the species.
Stake number: 85

Salix integra 'Hakuro' (Salicaceae)
dappled willow
A beautiful small willow, to 15'–20' tall. The foliage emerges pale gold, then turns green.
Stake number: 86
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 1

Salvia farinacea 'Texas Violet' (Lamiaceae)
mealycup sage
A real show stopper salvia, with deep violet petals and white calyces. The bees worship it. Tends to be a bit tall and lanky, but hey, so is the director, so who's complaining. Sun. Zones 6–10.
Stake number: 87

Scutellaria lateriflora (Lamiaceae)
mad-dog skullcap
We know little about this plant. We expect it to be a spreading herbaceous perennial with skullcap-like flowers. Hardy to Zone 7.
Stake number: 88

Spartium junceum (Fabaceae)
Spanish broom
Commonly called Spanish broom. According to Forest Farm Nursery, this deciduous shrub, 5'–10' tall, shows canary-yellow pea-like flowers that have the sweet fragrance of oranges. A nice cut flower.
Stake number: 89
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 8

Stachyurus 'Magpie' (Stachyuraceae)
variegated spike-tail
There are variegated plants, and then there are variegated plants. This is one of the latter! 'Magpie' spike-tail bears some of the most lovely foliage to be found on any deciduous shrub that can be grown in the southeastern United States. Growing as a shrub with gently arching branches, the spike-tails are best known for their winter flowers, produced in curtain-like fashion along the stems. Our plant of 'Magpie', is attractive throughout the growing season because of its foliage. The lance-shaped leaves, tapering to a fine, acuminate (or drip-tip-like) apex are edged in white and blend from gray-green to green in the central portion of the leaf blade. Fall brings in pink tints to the foliage, only adding to this plant's beauty. Best growth occurs on plants given some shade. Hardy through Zone 7, and possibly into Zone 6.
Stake number: 90
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 9

Styrax japonicus (Styracaceae)
Japanese snowbell
This small (20'–30') deciduous tree has wonderful, white, pendulous, fragrant flowers in late spring. It grows best in sun to partial shade in moist, well-drained soil but tolerates clay. Sun to part shade. Zone 5.
Stake number: 91
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 21

Syringa ×laciniata (Oleaceae)
cutleaf lilac
The beautiful cutleaf lilac grows 6'–8' high. Plants are moderately suckering with age and show pale lilac flowers in mid-spring. Light fragrance. Resistant to mildew. A beautiful plant. Looks attractive all summer even after flowering. Sun to part shade. Zones 4–8a.
Stake number: 92
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 16

Tricyrtis formosana 'Samurai' (Liliaceae)
toad lily
Toad lilies are herbaceous perennials that are valued garden plants because of their unique flowers, ability to flower in shade, and late summer to fall bloom time. 'Samurai' is perhaps best known for its golden-edged foliage and compact form (12"–18" tall). Flowers are purple with darker purple spotting. Toad lilies are rhizomatous and will colonize in the garden over time in a non-invasive manner. Easily grown in average, medium wet to wet, well-drained soils, in part to full shade. Zones 6–9.
Stake number: 93
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 14

Tsuga canadensis (Pinaceae)
eastern hemlock
This evergreen tree grows best in sun to partial shade and prefers cool, moist, well-drained soil. Grows to 30'–80'. Zones 3–7.
Stake number: 94
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 15

Veronica forrestii (Plantaginaceae)
Forrest speedwell
For over six years now, we have watched and admired this herbaceous perennial veronica that grows in front of the Lath House here at the Arboretum. Veronica forrestii forms a dense, low clump of foliage (only reaching about 8"–12" tall) that in early spring sends forth a profusion of pale purple/lavender flowers on short spikes. Differing completely in flower color from the more familiar Veronica peduncularis 'Georgia Blue', V. forrestii also flowers later. Grow this as an excellent and attractive, spring-flowering, herbaceous, perennial, ground cover. Likely hardy throughout North Carolina.
Stake number: 95
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 4

Viburnum ×burkwoodii 'Conoy' (Adoxaceae)
Egolf hybrid viburnum
'Conoy' representing perhaps the best of U.S. National Arboretum hybrid viburnums bred by the late Don Egolf, Ph.D., is always a favorite plant among the viburnums at the JCRA. With outstanding, glossy, dark black-green foliage, semi-evergreen, and a dwarf stature (3'–5' tall), this is a great plant. In spring, it produces flat-topped inflorescences containing small white flowers and are dark pink-red in bud. The plant appears bejeweled with these dazzling white flowers set against the glossy foliage. A plant worthy of all the accolades it receives from numerous authors. Sun to part shade. Zones 7–8.
Stake number: 96
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 14

Viburnum erubescens (Adoxaceae)
blushing viburnum
We received this evergreen viburnum from Heronswood Nursery (Kingston, Washington). With the JCRA long having an interest in evergreen viburnums (e.g., Viburnum awabuki 'Chindo' being a good example), this species begged for attention. Viburnum erubescens is listed in British plant manuals as a half-hardy shrub. Our plant, acquired in 2000, has remained evergreen for two winters (albeit mild ones) with no defoliation, and currently has formed a nice, rounded shrub. Flowers are reported to be white, tinged pink, and fragrant. Fruits are red turning to black. We are excited as to the potential use of this plant in southeastern U.S. landscapes.
Stake number: 97
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 6

Viburnum obovatum 'Compacta' (Adoxaceae)
compact Walter's viburnum
A beautiful, compact, dense selection of this native North American species. Tiny white flowers are borne in April and May. A wonderful addition to the garden. Full sun to part shade.
Stake number: 98
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 4

Viburnum plicatum 'Sawtooth' (Adoxaceae)
Japanese snowball viburnum
Typical of the species except for the more defined expression of the sawtooth pattern on the leaf margin. Large, white snowball flowers. Attractive fall color is reddish purple. Large shrub, 8'–10' in height, with a broader spread. Fruit bright red changing to black. Sun to part shade. Zones 5–9.
Stake number: 99
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 11

Viburnum sargentii 'Chiquita' (Adoxaceae)
compact Sargent viburnum
Compact selection of Sargent viburnum from McKay’s nursery (Waterloo, Wisconsin). In spring, white blooms cover this beauty. Scarlet red fruit and yellow-orange autumn foliage add to its charm. 2'–3' tall. Full sun to partial shade. Hardy to Zone 4.
Stake number: 100
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 13

Vitex agnus-castus 'Salinas Pink' (Lamiaceae)
pink chaste tree
This deciduous, medium sized shrub to small tree is valued for its lovely pale pink flowers in late spring through early summer. 'Salinas Pink' is a selection from Texas plantsman Greg Grant. In an effort to collect as many cultivars of Vitex agnus-castus as possible, we ran across this one at Juniper Level Botanical Garden (Raleigh, North Carolina), from where we were able to procure several cuttings. 'Salinas Pink' is a profuse bloomer, and offers an improvement over other so-called "pink" flowered cultivars of chaste tree. Grows best in sun, although some shade can be tolerated. 8'–10' tall. Zones 6–8.
Stake number: 101
Number of photographs in the photograph collection: 1

Abelia chinensisChinese abelia (Stake number: 1)
Abelia ×grandiflora 'Goldenglossy'Gold Dust™ golden glossy abelia (Stake number: 2)
Abelia ×grandiflora 'Sunrise'variegated glossy abelia (Stake number: 3)
Acanthus 'Summer Beauty'bear's breech (Stake number: 4)
Agastache 'Blue Fortune'anise hyssop (Stake number: 5)
Asclepias exaltatapoke milkweed (Stake number: 6)
Aucuba japonica f. longifolianarrowleaf Japanese aucuba (Stake number: 7)
Baptisia alba × B. australishybrid wild-indigo (Stake number: 8)
Betula alleghaniensisyellow birch (Stake number: 9)
Buddleja colvileibutterfly-bush (Stake number: 10)
Buxus sempervirens 'Elegantissima'variegated common boxwood (Stake number: 11)
Buxus sinica var. insularis 'Sunburst'variegated Korean boxwood (Stake number: 12)
Callicarpa americana 'Welch's Pink'pink American beautyberry (Stake number: 13)
Callicarpa japonica 'Heavy Berry'Japanese beautyberry (Stake number: 14)
Camellia japonica 'Quercifolia'fish-tail Japanese camellia (Stake number: 15)
Camellia oleiferatea-oil camellia (Stake number: 16)
Camellia ×williamsii 'Golden Spangles'variegated Williamsii camellia (Stake number: 17)
Canna compacta subsp. cinnabarinacanna (Stake number: 18)
Canna 'Intrigue'hybrid canna (Stake number: 19)
Cephalanthus occidentaliscommon buttonbush (Stake number: 20)
Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Mary Fleming'dwarf Japanese plum-yew (Stake number: 21)
Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'purple elephant ear (Stake number: 22)
Cupressus sempervirensItalian cypress (Stake number: 23)
Decumaria sinensisChinese wood-vamp (Stake number: 24)
Deutzia ×hybrida 'Strawberry Fields'pink deutzia (Stake number: 25)
Disporopsis pernyiPerny's evergreen Solomon's seal (Stake number: 26)
Eucomis comosa 'Sparkling Burgundy'purple-leaf pineapple-lily (Stake number: 27)
Forsythia 'Ford Freeway'variegated goldenbells (Stake number: 28)
Fraxinus ornusflowering ash (Stake number: 29)
Ginkgo bilobamaidenhair tree (Stake number: 30)
Habranthus robustusrain-lily (Stake number: 31)
Hibiscus coccineus f. albuswhite scarlet mallow (Stake number: 32)
Hibiscus makinoisea hibiscus (Stake number: 33)
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Ayesha'French hydrangea (Stake number: 34)
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Blaumeise'French hydrangea (Stake number: 35)
Hydrangea paniculata 'True Unique'panicled hydrangea (Stake number: 36)
Hydrangea serrata (Wilson 7820)compact mountain hydrangea (Stake number: 37)
Hypericum galioides × H. brachyphyllumhybrid St. John's-wort (Stake number: 38)
Hypericum kalmianumKalm's St. John's-wort (Stake number: 39)
Hypericum kalmianum 'Gemo'Kalm's St. John's-wort (Stake number: 40)
Idesia polycarpaiigiri tree (Stake number: 41)
Ilex ×aquipernyi (variegated)variegated Aquipern holly (Stake number: 42)
Ilex 'Auburn'Dodd hybrid evergreen holly (Stake number: 43)
Ilex crenata 'Snowflake'variegated Japanese holly (Stake number: 44)
Ilex dimorphophylla × I. cornutahybrid holly (Stake number: 45)
Ilex integra 'Green Shadow'variegated Nepal holly (Stake number: 46)
Ilex 'Mary Nell'McDaniel hybrid evergreen holly (Stake number: 47)
Ilex rotundaLord's holly (Stake number: 48)
Ilex serrata 'Sundrops'yellow-berry finetooth holly (Stake number: 49)
Ilex verticillata 'Winter Gold'yellow-berry winterberry holly (Stake number: 50)
Indigofera kirilowiiKirilow's indigo (Stake number: 51)
Iris bulleyanaBulley's iris (Stake number: 52)
Jasminum parkeriParker's jasmine (Stake number: 53)
Juniperus communis 'Tage Lundell'variegated common juniper (Stake number: 54)
Kniphofia thomsonii var. thomsoniiThomson's red-hot poker (Stake number: 55)
Lagerstroemia faurieiJapanese crepe myrtle (Stake number: 56)
Lagerstroemia 'Pocomoke'miniature crepe myrtle (Stake number: 57)
Lantana camara 'Ham and Eggs'common lantana (Stake number: 58)
Lespedeza bicolor 'Lil' Buddy'compact shrub lespedeza (Stake number: 59)
Lespedeza thunbergii 'Pink Cascade'pink bush-clover (Stake number: 60)
Lindera benzoinspicebush (Stake number: 61)
Lyonia ovalifolia var. ellipticaJapanese lyonia (Stake number: 62)
Mirabilis jalapamarvel of Peru (Stake number: 63)
Morus alba 'Ho-o'royal white mulberry (Stake number: 64)
Myrica cerifera var. pumiladwarf wax myrtle (Stake number: 65)
Ophiopogon clarkeiHimalayan mondo grass (Stake number: 66)
Osmanthus suavissawtooth tea-olive (Stake number: 67)
Penstemon canescensbeardtongue (Stake number: 68)
Persea thunbergiiJapanese machilus (Stake number: 69)
Philadelphus 'Snow Velvet'mock-orange (Stake number: 70)
Phlox pilosadowny phlox (Stake number: 71)
Physocarpus opulifolius 'Seward'Summer Wine™ dwarf purple-leaf ninebark (Stake number: 72)
Pittosporum heterophyllumChinese pittosporum (Stake number: 74)
Pittosporum parvilimbumnarrowleaf pittosporum (Stake number: 75)
Pterocarya rhoifoliaJapanese wingnut (Stake number: 76)
Punica granatumcommon pomegranate (Stake number: 77)
Rhododendron chapmanii × R. mucronulatumhybrid rhododendron (Stake number: 78)
Rhododendron 'Keisetsu'Satsuki hybrid azalea (Stake number: 79)
Rhododendron 'Norma'hybrid azalea (Stake number: 80)
Rhododendron 'Southern Belle'Rutherfordiana hybrid azalea (Stake number: 81)
Rohdea japonicasacred lily (Stake number: 82)
Rosa mulliganiiMulligan climbing rose (Stake number: 83)
Ruscus aculeatusbutcher's broom (Stake number: 84)
Ruscus aculeatus (Elizabeth Lawrence dwarf)compact butcher's broom (Stake number: 85)
Salix integra 'Hakuro'dappled willow (Stake number: 86)
Salvia farinacea 'Texas Violet'mealycup sage (Stake number: 87)
Scutellaria laterifloramad-dog skullcap (Stake number: 88)
Spartium junceumSpanish broom (Stake number: 89)
Stachyurus 'Magpie'variegated spike-tail (Stake number: 90)
Styrax japonicusJapanese snowbell (Stake number: 91)
Syringa ×laciniatacutleaf lilac (Stake number: 92)
Tricyrtis formosana 'Samurai'toad lily (Stake number: 93)
Tsuga canadensiseastern hemlock (Stake number: 94)
Veronica forrestiiForrest speedwell (Stake number: 95)
Viburnum ×burkwoodii 'Conoy'Egolf hybrid viburnum (Stake number: 96)
Viburnum erubescensblushing viburnum (Stake number: 97)
Viburnum obovatum 'Compacta'compact Walter's viburnum (Stake number: 98)
Viburnum plicatum 'Sawtooth'Japanese snowball viburnum (Stake number: 99)
Viburnum sargentii 'Chiquita'compact Sargent viburnum (Stake number: 100)
Vitex agnus-castus 'Salinas Pink'pink chaste tree (Stake number: 101)

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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