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TREES & plants

Tree and plant descriptions

  • Korean Boxwood

    Buxus microphylla var. koreana
    Korean boxwood is a small, mounded, broad-leaf evergreen shrub with small, glossy, light green leaves and a broad uniform formal habit.
  • Korean mountain-ash

    Sorbus alnifolia
    Korean mountain-ash is a medium sized tree with interesting ornamental features. The tree flowers white in spring and the white flowers are followed by red fruit. Yellow fall color and gray bark complete the picture.
  • Korean reed grass

    Calamagrostis brachytricha
    Korean reed grass is a warm season, clumping grass. This non-native grass provides multiple seasons of interest in the home landscape.
  • Korean spice viburnum

    Viburnum carlesii
    Korean spice viburnum's most notable characteristic is the intoxicating fragrant white flowers that cover the shrub in spring. The pink to red budded white flowers have a pink blush, leaves are a dull, dark green that turn outstanding wine-red in the fall. An excellent choice as specimen, in a shrub border, and as a foundation plant. Place it where the fragrant flowers can be enjoyed.
  • Kousa dogwood

    Cornus kousa
    Kousa dogwood is an excellent small specimen tree. Two of this plant's outstanding characteristics are four-petaled, white flowers that appear above the foliage in June and reddish-purple fall color. This tree benefits from a layer of mulch to maintain a cool root environment.
  • Lacebark elm

    Ulmus parvifolia
    Chinese or lacebark elm stands out from other elms. It has an unusual mottled bark, leaves that are smaller than those of other elm species and good resistance to Dutch elm disease (DED) and elm leaf beetle.
  • Lacebark pine

    Pinus bungeana
    Lacebark pine has a very distinctive mottled bark that sets it apart from other pines.  Branches on this pine can be brittle and more prone to storm damage.
  • Lady fern

    Athyrium filix-femina
    Lady fern, with its finely cut leaves provides interesting texture to shady areas. It can also be used in sunny areas, but consistent watering is then required.
  • Leadplant

    Amorpha canescens
    Leadplant is a upright, rounded shrub, native to the Midwest, that does well in dry sandy to clay soil; the attractive gray-green foliage adds nice contrast in rock gardens. The purplish-blue flower spikes in June and July serve as a host to caterpillars, as well as a nectar source for butterflies, and a food source for birds.
  • Leatherleaf viburnum

    Viburnum rhytidophyllum
    Leatherleaf viburnum is considered a large rough textured evergreen shrub, but in northern climates it will lose its leaves in late autumn and often suffers stem dieback in cold winters. While the creamy white flowers light up the spring landscape, this species offers no fall color change and very little fruiting.