Surprisingly tough evergreen Chinese Solomon Seal relative which simply performs in the shade garden. This was recently given specific status after being introduced as D. pernyi 'Bill Baker' and the new species commemorates J.G. Baker who studied Asparagaceae as well as Bill Baker. White flowers with an interior swatched in dark chocolate.
Beautiful Mountain Ash to 6'-9' with small white flowers followed by long-lasting and showy clusters of white berries. This develops multiple trunks and is a most attractive small shrubby tree especially when the white fruit nestles among the purple-red fall foliage. Usually seen as S. fruticosa, this is likely a daintier S. koehneana.
Dwarf Mountain Ash. Our collection of the grand little 2' species from NW Yunnan where we found it mingling about in a little wooded copse with Nomocharis aperta as a friend. Creamy white flowers in clusters followed by pinkish red fruit. Decent fall color as well.
One of the gems of the pinnate-leafed Sorbus whose bold characters would not be out of place in the temperate tropical garden. Big rich green leaves on branches with a large red terminal bud support bunches of white flowers which lead to clusters of large red fruit. As if that wasn't enough, great red fall color. This Hootman collection stays smaller than typical.
Exceptional Mountain Ash form our collection on the summit of Leigongshan in Guizhou where this was a mult-trunked small tree/large shrub to 10' wih nice clusters of white berries. This species is being grown in the UK but they have yet to put a name to it. From the highest point in its range. Freakin' Cool!