Silver Broom. Uncommon xeric shrub endemic to the Sierra Nevada Mts of Spain. This member of the Fabaceae family is fab indeed with pale flaking bark, silver-green needle-like leaves and sprays of soft yellow flowers. Pretty awesome and locally grown to perfection at the Heg and Barca gardens on Whidbey Island.
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This Beauty Berry is from the extensive Callicarpa collection at Stephen F. Austin Arboretum in Texas which they graciously shared with us. Softly hairy leaves somewhat dark tinged and the usual flamboyant display of purplish fruit in late summer and fall. Good heat tolerant species.
Cornus capitata MD12-829
Cutting-grown plants of this evergreen Dogwood from our collection in Asia. Quite a handsome plant in both the wild and our garden which sports soft yellow flowers in June and July. Later, the round red fruit go from being attractive ornament on the tree to tasty snacks on the trail. Which is how we got ours.
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Disporopsis luzoniensis BSWJ 3891
A collection from the mountains of northern Luzon in the Philippines by the folks at Crug Farm. This has the same evergreen nature as the other species with arching Solomon Seal-esque stems to 16", narrow elliptic leaves, white flowers and purplish fruit. This is a good grower for mild gardens, rare of course.
Ericameria nauseosa var. nauseosa
Rubber Rabbitbush. Drought tolerant shrub of the arid sagebrush steppe and plains. So named for the felty leaves and flexible twigs. This is in the aster family and in late summer and fall will fairly cover itself in small yellow flowers which may not be the best smelling as indicated by the name but damn its nice!
Eurya japonica 'Sea Brocade'
Luscious variegated selection out of Japan of this small evergreen shrub. The leaves are heavily frothed and patterned in creamy whites which can take on some pink depending on the season and exposure. No two leaves are alike on this new wave plant canvas. Small white flowers under the branches.
Holboellia aff. chapaensis FMWJ 13171
New introduction from Lao Cai, Phansi Pu, Vietnam at 2100 meters. Little is known about this climbing species in regards to how it does in the garden. This a vigorus and interesting evergreen vine with scented flowers and large almost sausage-like fruit which make a nice trail snack if the locals haven't scarfed them up.
Simply elegant broadleaf evergreen tree with a delightfully smooth bark that exfoliates in thin sheets to reveal the invitingly supple and softly mocha trunks like the limbs of a lover on the moonlit beach of a tropical assignation which sadly occurs only in your Daquiri-fueled dreams. Small white flowers in spring.
Hydrangea kwangsiensis FMWJ 13187
Species recently introduced from Vietnam and hardiness not known but warmer zone 8 and above is safe. Well worth taking a chance on as the lacecap flowers have that little sumpin' sumpin' that made this the staff favorite here. White sterile flowers surround fertile florets of pink to indigo depending on pH and clonal differences.
Lepisorus sp. MD 12-21
A Far Reaches Botanical Conservancy Offering. This is an interesting fern of which we have just a few nice divisions. This grows as an epiphyte on tree trunks which is typical for the genus and was found at the high point in the mountain range so should have some hardiness. The distinctive large rounded paired sori on the backs of the leaves also fit the genus.
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Leycesteria crocothyrsos NA 1265
Yellow Himalayan Honeysuckle. A species from NE India and northern Myanmar originally introduced by Frank Kingdon-Ward just over 100 years ago, this is from a more recent US National Arboretum collection. Yellow flowers over bronzed foliage distinguishes this from the more familiar Leycesteria formosa.
Small broadleaf evergreen tree from Korea and Japan for mild gardens. Clustered small yellow flowers snug tight to the stem at the terminal ends of the branches with further display offered by the purple-black fruit. The leaves have some desert taupe indumentum on the midrib and petioles.
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Lonicera involucrata var. ledebourii
Twinberry Honeysuckle. This the southern variant of our native shrubby Honeysuckle which here in Washington has tubular yellow flowers but down in southern Oregon and California, these flowers are little firecrackers of orangish-red. Tough plant liking wet sites but quite tolerant of drier spots. Hummers like this!
Ophiopogon sp. aff umbraticola H2MD063
A Far Reaches Botanical Conservancy Offering. Keying Ophiopogon requires a keener taxonomic mind than we possess plus a bottle of sippin' whiskey within easy reach as it is a frustrating endeavor. This is a little gem forming loose open tussocks of fine bladed grassy green leaves which provides excellent viewing of the comparatively large brilliant blue fruit.
Quercus grahamii (syn acutifolia)
Collected years ago as Q. acutifolia in Mexico by Peckerwood Gardens in Texas, this seriously good red oak got renamed in 2015 despite its numerous acute tips to the leaves. Nomenclatural precedence carries the day. Heat tolerant species with persistent leaves until new leaves appear. Can withstand short drops to 5F.