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1997 Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum Annual Plant Distribution

Saturday October 4, 1997

9:00AM at the JC Raulston Arboretum

Each year the JC Raulston Arboretum distributes excess plants from the year's research and nursery distribution programs to the Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum members who support our program. In spite of having had such a tumultuous year, Mitzi has done an incredible job managing the collection and propagating numerous plants for the distribution. Quantities vary, as always, ranging in number from 8 - 120+ - so there will not be enough for all members present to each receive all the different plants.

We will follow the distribution pattern used in 1996 to insure that all people have equal chance to freely access the plants. The plants will be scattered in 8 ribboned off areas (all identical in contents and quantities of plants) in the arboretum to spread folks out for convenience. At about 9:10 the famous horn will blow and members will be allowed to cross the ribbons to select plants. Only one person will be allowed to participate in the distribution on an individual membership, or on organizational memberships. Two people will be allowed on family memberships.

Our most important rule: PLEASE DO NOT TAKE MORE THAN ONE PLANT OF ANY GIVEN ITEM UNLESS SOME REMAIN AFTER EVERYONE HAS HAD A CHANCE TO TAKE ONE! Plants are identified by tags and coded to numbers listed below. NOTE: tags are laser printed and we do not know how long the print will last in the elements. So treat accordingly! Please keep this handout for identification purposes in your future. Assorted odds and ends may have been thrown in afterward and are not on this list......good luck with them and their ID. We have not labeled them because they are unknown.

IMPORTANT: PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE ARBORETUM ASKING FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO HANDLE OR CARE FOR THE PLANTS WHEN YOU GET HOME. We just don't have the staff currently in place to handle such requests on top of all the other responsibilities. We have tried to give you some information about the plant in this handout. Sorry if it is lean....some of these plants are obscure and JC was the only one around who knew a lot about them. You'll actually be helping us on finding out about them! Info on some of these plants may be found by searching the Arboretum WWW site at: (this link is no longer active - please search the JCRA Web site by clicking here) or by searching the current plantings database at: (this link is no longer active - please search the JCRA Web site by clicking here).

We especially thank the many volunteers who worked so hard for the last week to prepare for this event - without their efforts it would not be possible. The following is a listing of all the folks who have been involved in the long term preparation for the distribution in the past year. Thank you so very very much! Bryce

Volunteers: Charlotte Presley, Amelia Lane, Tina Oberle, Peg Tishu, Karen Duch, Laurie Cochran, Lisa Stroud, Bill Atkinson, Bill Adams, Bonnie O'Conner, Sissy Ashly, Bee Weddington, Tom Baumgarner, Shirley Jones, Viv Finkelstein, Genelle Dail, Sara Lewallen, Jean Wilkerson, Ann & Ed Rick, Beverly Norwood, Mary Alfano, Beth Jimenez, Patricia Highland, Art Kelly, Jeanne Moyer, Susan Lambinis, Donna Maroni, Carolyn Fagan, Linda Christensen, M. Raven, Jim Holland, Sandy Reid, Mary Edith Alexander, Nancy Knight, Debbie Parsons, Sarah & Arnold Frazier.

Mitzi Hole deserves a crown for the effort she has put forth since she arrived last year. She works tirelessly making sure the distribution program on all fronts has never skipped a beat. Thanks Mitzi for all you do!

To help you find the plants - the following map gives you a layout of the number code arrangement. Have fun and let me know how these plants do in your garden...............Bryce

Code Plant Brief Description

01 Abelia chinensis 5-7' upright to spreading. shrub, white flowers, July-Sept, sun/shade

02 Abelmoschus manihot 8" herbaceous perennial, yellow flowers, full sun

03 Ajuga pyramidalis 'Metallica Crispa' clumping ajuga for shade, spring blue flowers

04 Asarum splendens 6-10" spreading herbaceous perennial for shade

05 Aster carolinianus climbing aster, lavander flowers w/ woody stem

06 Athyrium japonicum black green fronds, 2', for shady woodland borders

07 Aucuba japonica 'Rozannie' spr. compact shrub, 3', deep green leaves, slow growing for shade

08 Baptisia pendula white flowers, dark stems, tough herbaceous perennial full sun

09 Berberis thunbergii 'Helmonds Pillar' upright form, 4-5', burgundy foliage, rich red fall color, full sun

10 Callicarpa dichotoma var. albafructa 3-4' shrub w/ graceful arching branches, pearl white fruit, sun

11 Callistemon sieberi medium shrub, pale yellow flower spikes in summer, full sun

12 Camellia sasanqua 'Shishi Gashira' evergreen camellia, let us know the flower color

13 Camellia spp. good ole evergreen camellia, partial shade-sun

14 Campanula trachelium 'Alba' great herbaceous perennial, white summer flowers, sun-partial shade

15 Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Arthur Simmonds' 2' mounded shrub, blue flowers, summer, cut back to ground each year

16 Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Worcestor Gold' 2' mounded shrub, blue flowers, gold foliage, full sun, like a perennial

17 Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Duke Gardens' 2-3' X 3-4', graceful habit, evergreen conifer for sun or shade

18 Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Fritz Huber' evergreen conifer for sun or shade

19 Cephalotaxus harringtonia var. koreana slow growing Korean conifer for sun or shade

20 Cercidiphyllum japonicum medium to large deciduous tree, yellow-orange fall color, great foliage

21 Chamaecyparis obtusa var. formosana rare small to medium size evergreen tree, sun - light shade

22 Chamaecyparis thyoides 40' cedar, tolerant of wet boggy sites, pyramidal habit

23 Chrysogonum virginium shade tolerant herbaceous perennial, yellow flowers

24 Clethra alnifolia 'Anne Bidwell' native deciduous shrub, larger white flowers, full sun, bees love it!

25 Coreopsis grandiflora 'Early Sunrise' compact 18-24" double flowering herbaceous perennial, summer

26 Cornus mas 'Elegantissima' small, late winter yellow flowering tree, great exfoliating bark, sun

27 Cornus mas 'Unknown Cultivar' small , late winter yellowing tree flowering, full sun

28 Cornus stolonifera 'Buds Yellow' another yellow stem cultivar, multistemmed shrub, full sun

29 Cryptomeria japonica 'Elegans Nana' dense slow growing evergreen shrub, lovely round habit

30 Cryptomeria japonica var. sinensis evergreen tree with a looser slender drooping habit

31 Cunninghamia lanceolata large conifer tree, pyramidal habit, emerald green color

32 Cupressus macrocarpa 'Horizontalis Ameritiana' wide spreading conifer, sun or light shade

33 Cupressus macrocarpa 'Saligna Aurea' NOT AVAILABLE

34 Cyclamen graecum herbaceous perennial, purple flowers, Sept.

35 Citisus scoparius 'Pendula' weeping deciduous shrub, butter yellow flowers in May, sun

36 Eleagnus spp. large evergreen shrub with variegation, fall flower fragrance

37 Elaeocarpus sylvestris evergreen shrub, rapid grower, sun to partial shade

38 Eucalyptus coccifera medium tree, striking glaucous stems/leaves, showy bark, evergreen

39 Ferns (miscellaneous) varied deciduous and evergreen ferns for shade

40 Forsythia giraldiana 'Golden Times' large shrub, loose graceful habit, variegated foliage, full sun

41 Gladiolus spp. hardy bulb, upright habit, purple flowers, full sun

42 Hamamelis spp. deciduous shrub, winter flowering, yellow fall color

43 Hedera nepalensis var. 'Marbled Dragon' ground cover, vine with attractive veination

44 Hemerocallis multiflora 'Stella de Ora' herbaceous perennial, full sun, surprise color

45 Hemerocallis X 'Roadside Orange' herbaceous perennial, orange flowering, full sun, summer

46 Hibiscus syriacus 'Bluebird' upright shrub, striking blue/purple flower, late summer/fall, sun

47 Hoboella fagesii attractive evergreen vine w/ blue flowers

48 Hosta spp. herbaceous perennial for shade, early summer flowering

49 Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon' invasive gr.cover w/ creeping rhizomes, white fl. multicolored leaves

50 Hypericum frondosum attractive shrub to 4', bluish foliage, yellow flowers in July/August,sun

51 Hypericum spp.aff.punctatum yellow flowering , small deciduous shrub, full sun

52 Ilex cornuta 'Autumn Fire' evergreen holly w/ early fall fruiting, sun to partial shade

53 Ilex X 'Cardinal' evergreen holly, full sun

54 Ilex X 'Carolina Sentinel' fabulous evergreen holly, pyramidal habit, sun-partial shade

55 Ilex X 'Little Red' new cultivar of evergreen holly, full sun,

56 Illicium henyri medium shrub, glossy leathery leaves, rose flowers Apr./May, shade

57 Jasminum iraidii unknown evergreen shrub, looks more compact than floridum

58 Jasminum nudiflorum 'Variegata' variegated form of deciduous winter flowering jasmine, sun

59 Juniperus chinensis 'Sea Green' compact spreader, arching branches, 4-6', dark green foliage

60 Keteleeria davidiana Chinese coniferous tree w/ fir-like needles, full sun

61 Kniphofia pumila 2-4' herbaceous perennial, red/orange flowers, summer, sun and hot

62 Lagerstroemia speciosa a sub-tropical "non-hardy" species, large panicles, sun

63 Leucothoe racemosa deciduous shrub, 4-6', white flowers, May/June, often has red fall color

64 Ligustrum lucidum 'Green Meatball' compact selection, evergreen, globe habit, JC named this one

65 Liquidambar styraciflua 'Burgundy' large deciduous tree, fall color wine red to deep purple, long lasting

66 Liriope platyphylla clumping groundcover, showy inflorescence to 18'

67 Lonicera pileata 'Silver Beauty' fine textured evergreen foliage, white, partial shade to sun,

68 Lonicera sempervirens 'Flava' semi-evergreen vine w/ yellow flowers, full sun to shade

69 Loropetalum spp. lovely pink witch hazel like flowers, spring sun or shade, 4-10'

70 Maesa huphensis evergreen shrub, rich green leaves, needs shade, hardiness here:?????

71 Maesa japonica large evergreen shrub, to 15', needs shade, hardiness here:?????????

72 Magnolia spp. grafted trees onto Magnolia kobus, sun and have fun with this

73 Mazus reptans 'Albus' incredible low gr.cover to 1", white flowers, fast growing, sun or shade

74 Melia toosendens medium deciduous shade tree, lavender flowers, full sun

75 Nandina domestica white flowering multistemmed shrub w/ red fruit clusters, sun to shade

76 Nerium oleander evergreen shrub 6-12', marginal hardiness, white-red flowers

77 Nyssa sinensis great fast growing deciduous tree w/ fine fall color; orange to red

78 Osmanthus periclynum broadleaf evergreen shrub, we assume it flowers in the fall, have to see

79 Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Sheen' very glossy green leaves which persist up to 3 yrs. partial to full shade

80 Pachysandra terminalis 'Silver Edge' leaves margined with white, slower growing ground cover, shade

81 Phyllostachys nigra lovely black bamboo, upright habit, sun, invasive plant

82 Pinckneya pubens 10-20' small tree, yellow green flowers in June, showy calyx, partial

83 Pittosporum undulatum large shrub, dark shiny leaves, evergreen, creamy white flowers, May

84 Plantago major var. rubrum a purple foliage plantain

85 Platanus orientalis var. digitata large deciduous tree, leaves 3-5 lobed, great texture, attractive bark

86 Prunus laurocerasus 'Castlewellan' slow growing dense evergreen shrub, leaves marbled green/gray-green

87 Prunus X subhirtella 'Sir Edward Mueller' vigorous growing tree, white/pink flowers Apr. sun

88 Rhaphiolepis umbellata 'Snow White' dwarf spreading evergreen shrub, white flowers spring to summer

89 Rhododendron 'Susanna Hill' low growing evergreen azalea to 15", deep red flowers

90 Rhododendron X 'Wolfpack Red' Carla hybrid azalea, semi-dwarf, strong red flowers

91 Rohdea japonica evergreen herbaceous perennial

92 Rosa X 'Ferdy' showy shrub rose for early summer, full sun,

93 Rosa X 'New Dawn' creamy white flowers in early summer, full sun

94 Rosa X 'Snowflake' rose groundcover withe white flowers, full sun

95 Rubus spp. thornless edible blackberries and raspberries

96 Sabal spp. hardy palm, full sun-partial

97 Salix daphnoides fast growing small tree, purple/violet shoots, white flower, sun

98 Salix integra 'Hakuro Nishiki' elegant small tree w/ drooping branches, variegated foliage, sun

99 Sapindus mukorossi small tree, sun to semi-shade, yellow-green flowers in panicles

100 Sarcandra glabra evergreen groundcover, spikes of red/orange fruit

101 Sarracenia spp. native carnivorous pitcher plant, wet soil and sunny

102 Saxifraga spp. low to medium growing herbaceous perennial, late spring flowering

103 Sedum spp. hardy sun loving herbaceous perennial

104 Sorbus esserteauana small deciduous tree, small red fruits, and great fall color

105 Spiranthes odorata 'Chadds' a tuberous orchid

106 Styrax amercianus var. pulverulenta medium deciduous shrub, white bell shaped flowers, May/June, sun

107 Styrax japonicus 'Pink Chimes' small deciduous tree, heavy pink flowering in spring, sun to partial

108 Styrax japonicus small deciduous tree, white flowers in spring, slightly fragrant

109 Syringa spp. small tree/large shrub, spring fragrant flowers

110 Trachelospermum jasminoides hardy vine with fragrant yellow flowers

111 Tsuga canadensis NOT AVAILABLE

112 Tsuga canadensis 'Golden Splendor' evergreen tree, graceful for partial shade, variegated foliage

113 Tsuga sieboldii small to medium dense evergreen hemlock tree

114 Viburnum obovatum native shrub, white flowers, deciduous, sun to shade

115 Viburnum X pragense evergreen shrub w/ lustrous dark green foliage, fl. white, fragrant

116 Vinca minor 'Alba' white flowering evergreen groundcover, partial sun to shade

117 Yucca whipplei flower spikes grow up to 12', impressive, sun, needs good drainage

118 Zephyranthus fosteriana pink flowering rain lily, full sun

119 Aesculus pavia small clump-forming small tree, 10-20', red flowers, sun to shade

120 Aesculus georgiana large shrub/small tree w/ dense clusters of orange panicles

121 Euphorbia spp. herbaceous perennial, for full sun

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