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Acer oblongum (syn. albopurpurascens) Acer oblongum (syn. albopurpurascens)

A collection of this evergreen species from Taiwan by Adam Black who is the Director of Peckerwood Gardens in Texas.  This Taiwan form was known as A. albopurpurascens but recently has been lumped into Acer oblongum.   We have not yet trialed this outside here but Crug Farm in Wales who grows this suggests a sheltered site protected from freezing winds.  We think it is a candidate for mild gardens here and may go deciduous.

Price: $20.00
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Allium thunbergii f. alba Allium thunbergii f. alba

Excellent little Asian Allium that is very nice with small heads of white flowers. Perfect for the rock garden or does great in regular garden beds as it does appreciate some moisture during the summer. Sun and decent drainage and thrives in one customers garden in Michigan. Tidy and of good disposition and certainly not a garden thug.

Price: $12.00
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Begonia taiwaniana MWT237 Begonia taiwaniana MWT237

Mark Weathington of the Raulston Arboretum at NCSU introduced this goody from Taiwan.  Narrow blade leaves are maculated in white and the upright stems bear small pink flowers in mid to late summer.  A very interesting new addition to the hardy Begonia palette as this has a different look than what one usually sees.  Mulch if winter is wicked.

Price: $15.00
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Disporopsis arisanensis Disporopsis arisanensis

Evergreen Solomon Seal relative from Taiwan via plantsman Ozzie Johnson. Loves moist shade in zones 7-9 where the rounded leaves on stems up to a foot shelter the hanging white bell flowers.  Combines well with all of those shade garden plants that any self respecting plant collector loves so rest assured that garden harmony will remain intact.

Price: $16.00
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Disporopsis arisanensis - Heronswood Form Disporopsis arisanensis - Heronswood Form

An evergreen Solomon's Seal relative from the mountainous slopes of Taiwan where it forms thick clumps as part of the rich understory. Low arching stems hold white bells underneath the leaves. Even though it is evergreen, we trim back the old stems in spring just before the new growth starts. Hardy to zone 7.

Price: $16.00
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Disporopsis arisanensis Disporopsis arisanensis - Nursery Pick Up Only

Evergreen Solomon Seal relative from Taiwan via plantsman Ozzie Johnson. Loves moist shade in zones 7-9 where the rounded leaves on stems up to a foot shelter the hanging white bell flowers.  Combines well with all of those shade garden plants that any self respecting plant collector loves so rest assured that garden harmony will remain intact.

Price: $25.00
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Disporopsis arisanensis BSWJ1894 Disporopsis arisanensis BSWJ1864

A collection by the Wynn-Jones from Taiwan and likely the first introduction of this species to cultivation.  An uncommon evergreen lookalike to Solomon Seal, this has low arching stems to 8"-12" with broad leaves and late spring-early summer white flowers colored with purplish markings on the interior.  Shade, moist and hardy zone 7-9.

Price: $16.00
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Ellisiophyllum pinnatum Ellisiophyllum pinnatum BSWJ 197

Nifty groundcover introduced from Taiwan by Crug Farm in Wales.  This is a good spreader though easy to keep in bounds and prefers a loose organic rich soil that doesn't get too dry.  Great under shrubs and perennials and forms a feathery dense mat with white starry flowers.  Evergreen unless very cold.

Price: $12.00
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Eurya cf. leptophylla MWT 14-704 Eurya cf. leptophylla MWT 14-704

A small evergreen shrub in everyone's favorite family, the Pentaphylacaceae.  This was collected in Taiwan by Mark Weathington of the famed Raulston Arboretum and is a rarity in cultivation.  Best suited for mild gardens, this will have very small white flowers along the stems under the leaves followed by small black fruit. Best planted in a raised position to better view the flowers.

Price: $20.00
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Ficus vaccinioides Ficus vaccinioides

Sweet little evergreen groundcover from southern Taiwan where it grows at low to mid elevation in littoral thickets. Then there is the virtual thickets....  Small rounded leaves and yes, there are very small figs but it would take a lot to make figgy pudding. Zone 8 hardy and grows at the Zone 7 Raulston Arboretum in a sheltered spot where it is deciduous in cold winters. Tolerant of shade.

Price: $15.00
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Heloniopsis acutifolia BSWJ 6817 Heloniopsis acutifolia BSWJ 6817

A rare offering of a rare species of this choice little bit of botanical collectable necessity.  Found by Bleddyn and Sue Wynn-Jones in Taipingshan, Taiwan, this is a beautiful representative of one of our favorite obscure genera.  Evergreen rosettes and slowly forming companion rosettes, this has enchanting white flowers on 4"-7" stems.  Moist and shade.

Price: $18.00
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Ilex pedunculosa Ilex pedunculosa

Seed-grown, unsexed plants of this very cold hardy zone 5 evergreen Holly from Japan and China.  These are too young to flower so we can't say if you are getting male or female and both are needed for fruit.  The red fruit is held on long stems or peduncles and gives the effect of bunches of small cherries.

Price: $16.00
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Iris domestica (syn. Belamcanda chinensis) MD15-98 Iris domestica (syn. Belamcanda chinensis) MD1598

Blackberry Lily. Our collection of this extremely widespread Asian species which not only has attractive deep orange flowers that are overlaid in a plethora of red spots but also the seed is curiously attractive looking for all the world like a large blackberry. This has wide application in traditional Chinese medicine and our collection is likely an escapee from the local mountain village.

Price: $15.00
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Pittosporum daphniphylloides var. daphniphylloides DJHT 99111 Pittosporum daphniphylloides var. daphniphylloides DJHT 99111

A Hinkley collection from Taiwan of this surprisingly tough broad-leafed evergreen shrub.  We have planted it out in full exposure here in our heinous windy maritime steppe and it survives far better than it should having taken 10F.  We should really be brought up on charges.  We can imagine if being glorious in a more sheltered position where it can grow 10'-15' tall with rounded clusters of fragrant small yellow flowers.

Price: $20.00
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Pleione formosana Pleione formosana

This is a surprisingly hardy terrestrial Orchid that is quite easy to grow given a couple of rules.  Loose crumbly organic/gritty well-drained soil and fairly dry in the winter.  We've friends who grow these easily in Port Ludlow unprotected in rotting logs, stumps and deep moss on rocks.

Price: $11.00
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Pleione formosana 'Blush of Dawn' Pleione formosana 'Blush of Dawn'

A very lovely selection of this terrestrial and sometime lithophytic orchid.  These are hardy outside in mild winters or given protection.  They need great drainage like planted in moss on a rock or in a stump or rotting log and protected during severe cold snaps.  Traditionally grown in pots and brought in a cool spot for the winter, these are quite easy.

Price: $12.00
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Pleione formosana Alba Group Pleione formosana Alba Group

While typically grown in pots and overwintered in a cool frost free spot, we've grown these in rotted cedar logs or on mossy boulders and simply protected them during cold snaps and have had excellent success with these outdoors.  Excellent drainage is key.  These will increase nicely through small offsets and who doesn't love orchids in the garden?

Price: $12.00
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Podophyllum pleianthum var. alba Podophyllum pleianthum var. alba

Our first thought after acquiring this and temporarily satisfying the plant lust monkey on our back, was "Why would anyone want a white-flowered pleianthum?" The flowers are surprising good, that's why. Large for the species and well-formed, with the petals fully expanded and not crepe-paper crumpled- which we enjoy - as is often the case. These are young plants.

Price: $35.00
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Pteris wallichiana Pteris wallichiana

This was one of those "Holy shit - lookit that fern!" moments when we first spotted this species growing at the base of soaring pinnacles of vertical peaks in Guizhou, China where it was not intimidated in the least and perfectly in scale.  Massive 4'-6' wide fronds 6'-8' tall in the wild and clumping.  Likely smaller in cultivation but still BIG!  Zone 7b-9.

Price: $25.00
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Pyrrosia lingua 'Variegata' Pyrrosia lingua 'Ogon Nishiki'

This choice evergreen Tongue Fern is notable for the yellowish variegation on its evergreen 12" long leaves and is likely conspecific with the clone sold as 'Variegata',  Pyrrosia are easy but require great drainage and unless you are planting it in a stumpery, rockery or slope, you will need to seriously amend with gravel, bark or assorted detritus of life.

Price: $25.00
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Pyrossia lingua 'Tachiba Koryu' Pyrrosia lingua 'Tachiba Koryu'

Tongue Ferns are widespread in China and Japan where they can be epiphytic as well as lithophytic on rocks.  Fantastic variants are being selected by the cult followers of Pyrrosia in Japan and "Tachiba Koryu' is one with evergreen blade-like leaves sporting rounded lobes along the margins.  Does fantastic at Peckerwood Gardens near Houston.

Price: $25.00
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Pyrrosia sheareri Pyrrosia sheareri

Collected in Taiwan by gifted plantsman Steve Doonan, this amazing Fern is hardy to at least single digits.  This is a locally famous fern frustratingly slow to propagate and always red-lining the Plant Lust meter.  We've cornered the market so get 'em while you can!  Easy in morning sun/shade.

Price: $30.00
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Saxifraga stolonifera 'Hsitou Silver' Saxifraga stolonifera 'Hsitou Silver'

A superb collection of this Strawberry Saxifrage by the Wynn-Jones of Crug Farm who found this in the Hsitou area of Taiwan. Fantastic green leaves variegated in silver-white and while it could be our imagination taking wing after being bowled over by the foliage, the white flowers seem larger than usual on their 18"-24" stems.  Moist, shade, zone 6-9.

Price: $12.00
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Sinopanax formosanus Sinopanax formosanus

Incredibly exciting rare ornamental Araliad from Taiwan where it can reach 30 feet tall.  Don't be scared by that as it will likely not attain those dimensions in your garden at least while you are the gardener!  Broadly orbicular leaves with 3-5 shallow lobes on stout branches makes this a riveting centerpiece.  These are seed-grown and best in mild gardens.

Price: $100.00
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Sinopanax formosanus - Nursery Pick Up Only Sinopanax formosanus - Nursery Pick Up Only

Incredibly exciting rare ornamental Araliad from Taiwan where it can reach 30 feet tall.  Don't be scared by that as it will likely not attain those dimensions in your garden at least while you are the gardener!  Broadly orbicular leaves with 3-5 shallow lobes on stout branches makes this a riveting centerpiece.  These are seed-grown and best in mild gardens.

Price: $200.00
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Skimmia reevesiana Skimmia reevesiana

Our collection from a the summit of the highest mountain in Guangxi province in China which had not been previously botanized by westerners,  This was growing in the shade of Polyspora speciosa and Dendropanax proteus.  Small species very valuable for being self-fertile unlike the more common S. japonica.

Price: $15.00
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Syneilesis sp. (as intermedia) DJHT12101 ex Taiwan Syneilesis intermedia DJHT 12101 ex Taiwan

A Hinkley collection from Taiwan of this interesting Composite whose deeply dissected foliage carries the day and is especially effective in half sun.  Not a genus that leaps to the fore when thinking of flowers, this is a great foliage plant and intriguing in first growth.  Collected as S. intermedia, this is most likely the species subglabrata.

Price: $16.00
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Tetradium glabrifolium Tetradium glabrifolium

A handsome tree in the Rutaceae with walnut-like pinnate leaves whose leaflets have a more sharply defined point.  Small white to yellowish flowers become attractive shiny black seeds.and both are held in in thyrsiform clusters - basically an umbel that is branched in multiples.  Widely distributed across Asia, the essential oil from this has shown great promise as a larvicide against the Asian Tiger Mosquito, which judging by the name, an effective control would be very, very nice!

Price: $18.00
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Thalictrum urbainii 'Taiwan Baika' Thalictrum urbainii 'Taiwan Baika'

Very cute dwarf with more floral punch than expected from a plant a mere 8"-12" tall.  White powder-puff flowers go on for weeks and are held nicely above maidenhair foliage.  This Japanese selection of a Taiwan mountain species correctly suggests growing in the rock garden but is also perfect for that small spot begging for something perfect.

Price: $18.00
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Titanotrichum oldhamii Titanotrichum oldhamii

Crazy gesneriad (African Violet family) which is unlike any others in having a racemose or Foxglove-like inflorescence which in fall has tubular yellow flowers with a reddish-orange interior.  Pretty hard to miss!   Weirdly beautiful and quite collectible - just what you want!

Price: $16.00
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