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Connoisseur Plants – 2013

Connoisseur Plants are rare, new plants or hard to find old favorites. These wonderful plants are being offered to our volunteers.

Please note that several plants are available in very limited quantities. For some plants, we don't know the full range of hardiness, only how it has behaved at the JC Raulston Arboretum. Sometimes we cannot find any information in our references on a particular taxon. This does not mean that the plant doesn't exist, perhaps just that we are staying one step ahead of published information. One of the purposes of the Arboretum is to test new plants for suitability to the southeastern United States. By growing some of these "new-to-us" plants in your own garden, you can be a part of this evaluation process. Feedback from you is invaluable!

This year we are offering a total of taxa from which to choose! Happy choosing, and thank you for your continued and invaluable support of the JC Raulston Arboretum.

Abelia &timesgrandiflora 'Radiance' – variegated glossy abelia Abelia ×grandiflora 'Radiance' (Linneaceae)
variegated glossy abelia
A brand new abelia with creamy white edges leaves that emerge with a hint of gold. Pure white flowers attract hummingbirds. Red stems on new growth. Sun to shade. 3' tall by 4' wide.
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 4

Acer coriaceifolium (Sapindaceae)
leatherleaf maple
part shade to shade; 15 ft
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 35

Acer fabri (Sapindaceae)
Faber maple
sun to part shade; 20' tall
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 39

Acer oliverianum subsp. formosanum (Sapindaceae)
Formosan maple
sun to part shade; 25' tall
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 4

Acer sikkimense subsp. metcalfii – Metcalf's snakebark maple Acer sikkimense subsp. metcalfii (Sapindaceae)
Metcalf's snakebark maple
This very rare maple comes from seed collected in China in 2012. It makes a small tree with red new growth and striated bark. 20' tall. Sun to part shade.
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 1

Agathis robusta (Araucariaceae)

Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 3

Alpinia koshunensis (Zingiberaceae)
Taiwan shell ginger
This shell ginger is widely considered synonymous with A. formosana. In reality, it is a different species with thicker leaves and a few other minor differences that only a taxonomist would care about. At any rate it is likely to tender to grow outside but would make a nice container specimen with foliage to about 4' tall and erect flower spikes with thick textured blossoms that are white on the outside and bright yellow and red inside.

×Amarcrinum memoria-corsii 'Howardii' (Amaryllidaceae)
amarcrinum
sun; 24"–30"
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 22

Amsonia elliptica (Apocynaceae)
Asian bluestar
full sun to light shade; 2'
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 19

Arbutus unedo 'Elfin King' (Ericaceae)
compact strawberry tree

Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 42

Ardisia crenata 'Haku Ho' (Myrsinaceae)
coral ardisia

Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 5

Ardisia crenata 'Shiromi Ebisu' (Myrsinaceae)

Asclepias linearis – narrow-leaf butterflyweed Asclepias linearis (Apocynaceae)
narrow-leaf butterflyweed
We collected this seed in very early March of this year at the Jardín Botánico Francisco Instituto de Ecologia in Mexico City. It makes an upright plant with conifer-like foliage and clusters of small white flowers. For full sun. Hardy at least to zone 8a, possibly colder.
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 1

Aspidistra omeiensis 'Come Pleated' (Asparagaceae)
narrow cast-iron plant
The third in our trio of cast-iron plants, this is the smallest species we are offering growing only to about 18" tall. The narrow foliage is pleated like a Chinese fan just being opened. Grow it where a bit of texture is needed in a dry shade spot.

Aucuba chinensis (Garryaceae)
Chinese aucuba
shade; 5'–6'
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 4

Baptisia (lavender) (Fabaceae)
lavender wild-indigo
sun to light shade; 30"
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 30

Berkheya purpurea (Asteraceae)
purple berkheya
This aster from South Afica makes a tight rosette of spiny leaves with cobwebby hairs. In mid-summer, it sends up a tall, stout flower stalk with large, lavender daisy flowers. This is a hardy, long-lived perennial. Full sun, good drainage, hardy to Z6a.
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 3

Beschorneria septentrionalis (Agavaceae)
false red agave
sun; 24 in (48 in flower stalk)
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 29

Buddleja 'Purple Haze' – compact butterfly-bush Buddleja 'Purple Haze' (Scrophulariaceae)
compact butterfly-bush
This compact butterfly-bush from Denny Werner's breeding program is compact without being stiff. It grows as a low plant with horizontal branching and loads of long, deep purple, sterile flower spikes all summer long. Full sun, 36" tall by 40" wide.
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 4

Buxus sempervirens 'Aurea Pendula' (Buxaceae)
variegated common boxwood
sun to shade; 6'

Buxus sempervirens 'Vardar Valley' – common boxwood Buxus sempervirens 'Vardar Valley' (Buxaceae)
common boxwood
'Vardar Valley' stands out among our collection for its low, spreading form, and distinct, blue-green foliage. It has been widely touted for its cold hardiness, but the foliage probably distinguishes it most from other boxwoods. Hardy throughout North Carolina. 3' tall by 4' wide. Sun or shade.
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 5
Number of photographs in J. C. Raulston's slide collection: 1

Callicarpa kwangtungensis (Lamiaceae)
Guangdong beautyberry
sun to part shade; 3'–5'
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 8

Calocedrus formosana (Cupressaceae)
Formosan incense-cedar

Number of photographs in J. C. Raulston's slide collection: 1

Camellia 'Crimson Candles' (Theaceae)
hybrid camellia
partial sun to partial shade; 8–10 tall 5–6 wide
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 3

Camellia japonica 'Governor Mouton' (Theaceae)
Japanese camellia
sun to shade; 20'
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 15

Camellia semiserrata – semi-serrate leaf camellia Camellia semiserrata (Theaceae)
semi-serrate leaf camellia
This species of camellia has been planted in China to press oil from its large seeds. We haven't grown it outdoors yet, but expect it to need a protected spot. It makes a large shrub or small tree with heavily textured evergreen foliage that emerges burgundy. Large early season pink flowers give way to softball sized fruits. Sun to shade.
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 2

Cardiocrinum cathayanum (Liliaceae)
Himalayan lily
This is a stunning lily for shadier conditions, with large, attractive heart-shaped leaves even in the years before they flower. Flowers are creamy white with a delightful fragrance, particularly in the evening, providing a fragrant background to an evening walk. 9' tall. Sun to shade.
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 1

Cardiocrinum giganteum var. giganteum (Liliaceae)
giant Himalayan lily
This plant makes a huge statement in the garden with large heart shaped leaves in a large clump for several years. Once it decides it is going to flower, it will send up a stout stalk 9'-12' tall with big, thick-textured lilies, greenish white on the outside and purplish inside. The main plant will die after flowering but will set plenty of offsets which start the process all over again. Sun to shade.

Cardiocrinum giganteum var. yunnanense (Liliaceae)
giant Yunnan lily
This plant is similar to C. giganteum only growing a bit smaller 6'-9' and is a bit whiter flowered. Sun or shade.

Carpinus fargesiana (Betulaceae)

Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Watnong' (Taxaceae)
spreading Japanese plum-yew
Plum-yews are some of the very best conifers for southern landscapes with deep green foliage, great heat tolerance, and very deer resistance. This form selected by the Smiths at Watnong Nursery in NJ is a low spreading evergreen. Our plant is 10 years old and is about 2.5' tall by almost 8' across. Grow in shade to sun.

Cercis canadensis [Texensis Group] 'Merlot' (Fabaceae)
purple-leaf redbud
sun to part shade; 6'
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 16

Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Hibari' – dwarf Hinoki falsecypress Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Hibari' (Cupressaceae)
dwarf Hinoki falsecypress
This is a slow-growing, upright conifer with deep green scale-like foliage held tightly against the stems. Plants are very upright and open and make a very architectural accent in the garden. It would make a very nice small specimen or bonsai. Perhaps 4' tall in 10 years. Sun to part shade.
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 2

Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Rubicon' – Atlantic white-cedar Chamaecyparis thyoides 'Rubicon' (Cupressaceae)
Atlantic white-cedar
Juvenile form of our native Atlantic white-cedar with a tight, columnar form; soft blue-green foliage that turns plum-purple in winter. 8'-12' tall by 2'-3' wide. Sun to part shade.
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 13

Chelonopsis moschata (Lamiaceae)
Japanese turtlehead
We haven't grown this species before although we have grown the related C. yagiharana. We expect this plant to be very similar making a 30" tall and wide herbaceous perennial with large, tubular pink flowers in mid to late summer. The foliage has a somewhat musky aroma when rubbed. Grow in shade to part sun.

Chionanthus virginicus (Oleaceae)
fringe tree
sun to part shade; 15'–25'
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 42
Number of photographs in J. C. Raulston's slide collection: 21

Chionanthus virginicus 'White Knight' (Oleaceae)
fringe tree
sun to part shade; 5'

Cistus laurifolius (Cistaceae)

Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 4

Clematis patens (Ranunculaceae)
large-flowered clematis
This species of clematis is one of the main parents of many of the showy, large flowered forms in cultivation. These seedlings from wild plants in Japan will form clambering deciduous vines with very large lavender flowers in May to June. Full sun to light shade.

Clethra tomentosa 'Woodlander's Sarah' (Clethraceae)
variegated downy pepperbush
sun to part shade; 5'
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 3

Cornus alba 'Cream Cracker' (Cornaceae)
variegated redosier dogwood

Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 7

Cornus florida 'Pygmaea' (Cornaceae)
dwarf flowering dogwood
sun to part shade; 6'–10' tall & 6'–12' wide
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 7
Number of photographs in J. C. Raulston's slide collection: 1

Cornus florida 'Suwanee Squat' – dwarf flowering dogwood Cornus florida 'Suwanee Squat' (Cornaceae)
dwarf flowering dogwood
A most unusual and highly-desired form of our native flowering dogwood, 'Suwanee Squat' is the most height-challenged member of this group. It can ultimately grow to six or so feet tall with a spread two to three times as wide although it seems to be in no hurry to reach so high. It flowers heavily and does not have the contorted leaves so common in the awkward weeping forms of dogwood. We've been told this is tough to grow, but our plant seems perfectly happy in a mostly shaded spot in good soil. We've put this on the list for the last couple of years but we never have nearly enough for everyone who asks for it so here goes again. If you've already received one, please let someone else get it this year. It grows best in partial shade to shade.
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 35

Cornus mas 'Variegata' (Cornaceae)
variegated Cornelian cherry
sun to part shade; 18'
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 16

Corylopsis spicata 'Tosa Kasumi' (Hamamelidaceae)
Tosa mist spike winterhazel

Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 1

Cotinus coggygria 'Old Fashioned' (Anacardiaceae)
smokebush

Crinum ×powellii 'Album' (Amaryllidaceae)
white crinum lily
sun to part shade; 24"

×Cuprocyparis leylandii 'Mellow Yellow' (Cupressaceae)
variegated Leyland cypress
This gold form of Leyland cypress makes an attractive, quick growing conifer for a sunny spot in the garden. The gold foliage is not quite so garish as some of the other gold conifers and is instead more of a yellow wash over the green foliage. Plants will grow to about 15'-20' in 10 years or can be kept pruned smaller. Full sun to light shade.

Curcuma zedoaria 'Pink Wonder' (Zingiberaceae)
hidden cone ginger
This ginger is one of the best around with tall stems (to 6' or more) bearing large leaves with a central stripe of dark burgundy. Attractive cone shaped inflorescences emerge from the base of the plant to about 12" tall that are pink on the top and fade to white lower. These plants tend to emerge late so mark where you've planted them or combine with spring bulbs. Part shade, mulch well.

Cycas revoluta – sago palm Cycas revoluta (Cycadaceae)
sago palm
This palm relative from southern Japan is usually grown as a pot plant. Can survive in very protected areas, but will often lose all fronds. Needs very well-drained soil with some organic matter for fertility. Makes a very attractive specimen. Best kept as a pot plant until it has attained some size.
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 18
Number of photographs in J. C. Raulston's slide collection: 5

Danae racemosa – poet's laurel Danae racemosa (Asparagaceae)
poet's laurel
One of the finest of broadleaved evergreen shrubs with arching branches to 3' in height and 4' wide with great age. Beautiful red winter fruit. Rarely seen commercially due to propagation issues and slow growth (six years to a quart from seed!) but highly desirable both as a no fuss shade plant and for cut branches which last for ages. Shade.
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 11
Number of photographs in J. C. Raulston's slide collection: 3

Dianella ensifolia 'Yushan' (Hemerocallidaceae)
cerulean flax-lily
We collected this plant in 2008 in Taiwan and have been surprised by its performance in the garden. It makes a large clump of deep green, strappy foliage for sun to shade. It has not flowered or fruited in the garden and may need to be grown either in a warmer climate or as a pot plant for the lavender flowers and metallic blue fruits to have time to develop.

Digitalis thapsi – Spanish foxglove Digitalis thapsi (Plantaginaceae)
Spanish foxglove
This foxglove native to Spain and Italy makes a compact but upright plant similar to the more common foxgloves found in many gardens. Unlike the typical D. purpurea, this species is fully perennial not biennial and thrives in sunny spots even tolerating heavy clay. As an added bonus it has a more branching habit and is very floriferous. The flower buds begin pale pink with a slight yellow cast before opening to cheerful pink. It is as much as twice as toxic as the common foxglove and so is quite deer repellent.
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 3

Digitalis trojana (Plantaginaceae)

Ephedra fedtschenkoae (Ephedraceae)
joint fir
sun; 2'
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 4

Erica multiflora (Ericaceae)

Euptelea polyandra (Eupteleaceae)
Japanese euptelea
We collected this seed in the mountains of Japan where it formed a small tree or large shrub. Spring flowers are interesting rather than showy with virtually no petals but deep red anthers. Japanese euptelea is grown for the attractive foliage which typically emerges red. The leaves are heavily serrated with a long, acuminate tip. Clusters of small paddle-like fruits start red before turning buff. Fall color is variable but can be quite nice burgundy. Full sun to part shade. Zone 5. MWJ11-647

Euscaphis japonica (Staphyleaceae)
sweetheart tree
sun to part shade; 20'
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 30
Number of photographs in J. C. Raulston's slide collection: 8

Fraxinus insularis – Chinese flowering ash Fraxinus insularis (Oleaceae)
Chinese flowering ash
We received seed of this ash from the Shanghai Botanic Garden where it formed a small to medium sized single trunked tree with masses of fluffy white flowers and the most spectacular bark. We've been growing it at the JCRA for years as a multi-stemmed, large shrub. Absolutely spectacular in flower and these seedlings should have nice bark as well.
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 14

Fraxinus sieboldiana (Oleaceae)
Japanese flowering ash

Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 18

Gordonia axillaris (Theaceae)
fried egg plant
sun to part shade; 15'
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 3

Grevillea 'Poorinda Leane' (Proteaceae)
hybrid grevillea
This plant grown from cuttings from Juniper Level Botanic Garden. It makes a squat shrub to about 5' tall and half again as wide with rusty yellow-orange flowers. This is widely considered to be one of the very easiest, hardiest, and most reliable grevilleas. Probably reliably hardy to zone 8 but possibly hardier. Full sun, well-drained soil.
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 4

Heteropterys glabra (Malpighiaceae)
redwing
sun to part shade; 5' (15' with support)
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 57
Number of photographs in J. C. Raulston's slide collection: 2

Hydrangea paniculata 'Brussels Lace' – panicled hydrangea Hydrangea paniculata 'Brussels Lace' (Hydrangeaceae)
panicled hydrangea
Whitish-green conical panicles of flowers become spotted with pink as the season goes on. Like many hydrangeas, flowers can be cut and brought indoors to dry and later provide winter interest in floral displays. We've been very impressed with this form over the past decade. Sun to part shade. 4'–6' tall.
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 8

Hydrangea serrata 'Kogane Suruge' (Hydrangeaceae)
gold mountain hydrangea
This Japanese hydrangea has new foliage which emerges gold before turning greenish as the season progresses. Pinkish-lavender lacecap flowers appear in late spring to early summer. Sshade to part shade. 3' tall.
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 1

Ilex glabra 'Gold Mine' (Aquifoliaceae)
variegated inkberry
sun to partial shade; 4'–6' by 4'–6'
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 3

Ilex integra × I. latifolia (Aquifoliaceae)
hybrid holly
sun to part shade; 15'-25'

Ilex 'Mondo' (Aquifoliaceae)
Little Rascal® holly
sun to part sun; 2'
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 1

Ilex uraiensis (Aquifoliaceae)
Taiwan holly
sun to light shade; 35'

Ilex vomitoria 'Dare County' (Aquifoliaceae)
orange-berry yaupon holly
This selection of our native yaupon holly is distinguished from the typical form by its bright orange berries. It was found on the N.C. coast and makes a great ornamental for the garden as well as a favorite of birds. It fruits best in full sun but will tolerate a fair amount of shade as well and is fine in our heavy clay. Sun to part shade. 8'-12'
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 1

Ilex vomitoria 'Tricolor' (Aquifoliaceae)
variegated yaupon holly
This is a brightly colored form of our native yaupon holly with variegated white, pink, and green foliage. The plant is somewhat slow growing, probably due to the lack of chlorophyll. We finally have enough to share although the numbers on this selection are limited. This selection is a female so the leaves will provide a backdrop for the bright berries.

Illicium anisatum (Illiciaceae)
star anise

Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 8
Number of photographs in J. C. Raulston's slide collection: 2

Illicium floridanum 'Jo's Variegated' (Illiciaceae)
variegated Florida anise

Illicium oligandrum (Illiciaceae)

Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 1

Illicium parviflorum (small leaf) (Illiciaceae)
yellow anise
sun to moderate shade; 8'

Illicium parviflorum (upright form) (Illiciaceae)

Leucanthemum ×superbum 'Victorian Secret' (Asteraceae)

Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 2

Lilium formosanum (Liliaceae)
Formosa lily
sun light shade; 4'–6'
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 51
Number of photographs in J. C. Raulston's slide collection: 2

Magnolia laevifolia 'Michelle' (Magnoliaceae)
shrubby michelia

Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 47

Magnolia 'Micjur01' (Magnoliaceae)
Fairy Magnolia® Blush hybrid magnolia
sun to part shade; 10'–13'
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 19

Magnolia virginiana var. australis 'Perry Paige' (Magnoliaceae)
Sweet Thing® dwarf evergreen sweet bay magnolia
sun to part shade; 8'

Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii 'Big Momma' – Drummond's wax mallow Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii 'Big Momma' (Malvaceae)
Drummond's wax mallow
This 5’ tall form of wax mallow was found by Greg Grant of the Steven F. Austin Mast Arboretum. Malvaviscus is a hibiscus relative whose petals are swirled and closed to form a turk’s cap. This form is much larger in all aspects especially the bright orange flowers. Sun tolight shade. Z7b.
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 5

Myrica cerifera 'Soleil' – golden wax myrtle Myrica cerifera 'Soleil' (Myricaceae)
golden wax myrtle
Discovered and introduced by North Carolina's own Pat McCracken, this gold-leafed form of our beloved native will tolerate just about any garden conditions you can throw at it from sun to shade and almost any soil. The new growth is bright gold especially in the spring when it first emerges. Sunnier conditions will tend to bring out more of the color. Ultimately, it can grow into a large shrub but if inspiration strikes, it can be pruned into a hedge, box, or even a meatball.
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 16

Neolitsea sericea (Lauraceae)
silky laurel
sun to part shade; 20'–30'
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 18

Persea liebmannii (Lauraceae)
Mexican redbay
sun to part shade; 15'–25'
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 8

Petasites japonicus var. giganteus 'Variegatus' (Asteraceae)
variegated fuki
part shade to shade; 12"–15"
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 12

Philadelphus 'Avalanche' (Hydrangeaceae)
Lemoine hybrid mock-orange
sun; 8'
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 1

Phormium cookianum (Hemerocallidaceae)
mountain flax
sun to part shade; 3'
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 5

Pittosporum (Pittosporaceae)
pittosporum
We're not sure what pittosporum this is as we haven't seen it flower yet. It was collected in Chengdu, China, where it made an attractive evergreen shrub to about 6' tall. Sun to shade.
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 13
Number of photographs in J. C. Raulston's slide collection: 5

Pittosporum pentandrum (Pittosporaceae)
Taiwanese cheesewood

Podocarpus aff. fasciculus (Podocarpaceae)
Taiwan yew-pine
sun or shade; 30'
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 2

Podocarpus henkelii (Podocarpaceae)
Henkel's yellowwood

Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 6

Podocarpus macrophyllus (Podocarpaceae)
Japanese yew-pine

Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 6
Number of photographs in J. C. Raulston's slide collection: 3

Podocarpus parlatorei (Podocarpaceae)

Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 3

Podocarpus totara 'Pendula' (Podocarpaceae)

Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 2

Quercus rysophylla (Fagaceae)
loquat-leaf oak

Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 5

Rhododendron formosanum (Ericaceae)

Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 2

Rhododendron 'Pink Cascade' (Ericaceae)
Harris hybrid azalea

Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 2

Rhododendron &timespulchrum (Matsuda gold) – variegated pretty rhododendron Rhododendron ×pulchrum (Matsuda gold) (Ericaceae)
variegated pretty rhododendron
We don't believe this plant is available in the trade anywhere at this point. The foliage of this semi-evergreen azalea emerge gold and provide a bright contrast to the magenta flowers. Over time, the foliage color fades to green. Shade, 4'.
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 9

Rhododendron wadanum (Ericaceae)

Rubus pectinellus var. trilobus (Rosaceae)

Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 1

Sabal bermudana (Arecaceae)

Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 2

Silene paradoxa (Caryophyllaceae)
campion

Spiraea japonica 'Rebum' (Rosaceae)
Japanese spirea

Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 6

Syringa fauriei (Oleaceae)

Thujopsis dolabrata 'Variegata' (Cupressaceae)
variegated false arborvitae
This form of the false arborvitae displays branch tips speckled creamy white, which on well-grown specimens, gives the entire plant a white cast. Our plant grows as a shrub, but in cooler climates, may be tree-statured to about 15'. Sun to part shade.

Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Atsuba Chirimen' – dwarf variegated Asiatic jessamine Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Atsuba Chirimen' (Apocynaceae)
dwarf variegated Asiatic jessamine
This tiny Asiatic jessamine makes a great plant for the space challenged. The little evergreen leaves are dark green with a variable yellow variegation. In winter, the leaves are often tinted with red and orange. It can be pruned into a small shrub, perfect for bonsai or allowed to grow as a small scale ground cover. Sun to shade.
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 1

Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Ogon Chirimen' (Apocynaceae)
golden Asiatic jessamine
sun to part shade; <1' as a groundcover
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 3

Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Raulston Hardy' (Apocynaceae)
Confederate jessamine
sun to partial shade; 10'-15'
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 8

Trachelospermum lanyuense (Apocynaceae)
Lanyu Island jessamine
We received this rarely grown species of jessamine from our friends at Smith College. This evergreen vine hails from the very south of Taiwan where it makes a lovely groundcover or scrambling woody vine with fragrant white flowers. It will likely not be hardy in NC but will make a great vining houseplant or the adventurous gardener could try it outdoors in a protected spot.

Trithrinax campestris (Arecaceae)

Ulmus minor subsp. minor 'Pendula' (Ulmaceae)
weeping smoothleaf elm
sun; As staked
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 35

Viburnum dilatatum 'Ogon' – golden linden viburnum Viburnum dilatatum 'Ogon' (Adoxaceae)
golden linden viburnum
This very new Japanese form of linden viburnum has gold new growth which softens to chartreuse as the season progresses. White clusters of spring flowers followed by red fruit. Seems to burn a bit in full sun so best in part shade, especially protected from the hot afternoon sun. 6' tall.
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 6

Viburnum nudum 'Angustifolium' (Adoxaceae)
narrowleaf possumhaw viburnum
sun to shade; 6'
Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 9

Widdringtonia cedarbergensis (Cupressaceae)
Clanwilliam cedar

Number of photographs in the Photograph Collection: 4

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