Browse Trees and Plants

Displaying 601 - 618 of 618

Sort by

Sort by common nameSorting by scientific name

Results

  • Viburnum sieboldii (Siebold viburnum)

    White flower clusters of Siebold viburnum

    Also known as:

    Siebold viburnum
    This large shrub or small tree has glossy dark green leaves with toothed edges. In May creamy-white flowers are followed by clusters of red berries. The shiny dark green leaves turn burgundy in fall.

    Size Range:

    • Small tree (15-25 feet),
    • Compact tree (10-15 feet),
    • Large shrub (more than 8 feet)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily),
    • Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • Non-native
  • Viburnum x carlcephalum (Fragrant snowball)

    Flowers of fragrant snowball viburnum.

    Also known as:

    Fragrant snowball, Carlcephalum viburnum
    Fragrant snowball viburnum is a large, open shrub reaching 6 to 10 feet high. It is one of the last of the very fragrant, snowball-shaped flowers to bloom in spring. The dark oval green leaves turn a beautiful reddish-purple in the fall.

    Size Range:

    • Large shrub (more than 8 feet)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily),
    • Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • Non-native
  • Viburnum x juddii (Judd's viburnum)

    Pink buds and white flowers of the hybrid Judd's viburnum

    Also known as:

    Judd's viburnum, Judd viburnum
    This hybrid viburnum produces early spring, snowball-type clusters of pink buds that open to white, highly fragrant flowers. A dense, rounded shrub reaching 6 to 8 feet high with blue-green leaves. Korean spice viburnum is one of the parent of this hybrid.

    Size Range:

    • Large shrub (more than 8 feet),
    • Medium shrub (5-8 feet)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily),
    • Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • Non-native
  • Viburnum x rhytidophylloides (Hybrid leatherleaf viburnum)

    Creamy white flowers of hybrid leatherleaf viburnum

    Also known as:

    Hybrid leatherleaf viburnum, Lantanaphyllum viburnum
    Leatherleaf viburnum is a large, semi-evergreen shrub reaching 8 to 10 feet high, used for background borders, screening or specimen plantings. It is a hybrid cross between Wayfaringtree and leatherleaf viburnum. May be difficult to find in nurseries.

    Size Range:

    • Large shrub (more than 8 feet)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily),
    • Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • Non-native
  • Vinca minor (Common periwinkle)

    Common periwinkle has beautiful periwinkle blue flowers.

    Also known as:

    Common periwinkle, periwinkle, vinca, myrtle
    Common periwinkle is widely available for sale as a ground cover and it has been used in landscapes for many decades. In some areas, however, it is escaping cultivation into natural areas and should be used with caution.

    Size Range:

    • Low-growing plant (under 6 inches)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily),
    • Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily),
    • Full shade (4 hrs or less of light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • Non-native
  • Viola labradorica (Labrador violet)

    Labrador violet, variety purpurea, has purple tones in its leaves.

    Also known as:

    Labrador violet, alpine violet, dog violet, American dog violet
    Violets are often thought of as weeds in the garden, but they can also serve as ground covers. Labrador violet offers no fragrance, but it does has pretty purple flowers in mid- to late spring.

    Size Range:

    • Low-growing plant (under 6 inches)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily),
    • Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily),
    • Full shade (4 hrs or less of light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • North America
  • Vitex agnus-castus (Chaste tree)

    Lavender-blue flower spikes of chastetree

    Also known as:

    Chaste tree
    The chaste tree, which is really a shrub, is a good choice for the shrub border or as a specimen. The upright clusters of lavender-blue, summer-blooming flowers and aromatic gray-green leaves attract butterflies. In northern region, chaste tree should be cut to ground in early spring.

    Size Range:

    • Medium shrub (5-8 feet),
    • Small shrub (3-5 feet)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • Non-native
  • Vitis coignetiae (Crimson glory vine)

    Also known as:

    Crimson glory vine
    Crimson glory vine is an ornamental grape grown for its excellent fall color. The fruit produced are not edible. This plant may be difficult to find in nurseries.

    Size Range:

    • Large plant (more than 24 inches)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily),
    • Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • Non-native
  • Waldsteinia ternata (Barren-strawberry)

    Barren strawberry beginning to flower.

    Also known as:

    Barren-strawberry, barren strawberry, dry strawberry, yellow strawberry
    Barren-strawberry is a durable, low-growing ground cover. It produces bright yellow flowers in early summer.

    Size Range:

    • Small plant (6-12 inches),
    • Low-growing plant (under 6 inches)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily),
    • Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • Non-native
  • Weigela florida (Old fashioned weigela)

    Old fashioned weigela, cultivar 'Alexandra, in flower.

    Also known as:

    Old fashioned weigela, Old-fashioned weigela, Cardinal bush
    Old-fashioned weigela fills gardens with bright tubular flowers in early summer often blooming again as the season progresses. Summer foliage is neat and tidy, relatively disease free. There are many cultivated varieties available in different sizes and flower colors.

    Size Range:

    • Large shrub (more than 8 feet),
    • Medium shrub (5-8 feet),
    • Small shrub (3-5 feet),
    • Low-growing shrub (under 3 feet)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily),
    • Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • Non-native
  • Wisteria floribunda (Japanese wisteria)

    Japanese wisteria in flower.

    Also known as:

    Japanese wisteria, Japanese wistaria
    Japanese wisteria is a beautiful vine in flower, but it is an aggressive grower and is considered invasive in some areas, especially in the southern United States. Review of risks should be undertaken before selecting this vine for planting sites.

    Size Range:

    • Large plant (more than 24 inches)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • Non-native
  • Wisteria frutescens (American wisteria)

    Flowers of American wisteria.

    Also known as:

    American wisteria, American wistaria
    American wisteria (Wisteria frutescens; syn. Wistaria frutescens) is a woody vine that produces beautiful hanging clusters of purple flowers. This species is native to North America. It is a good alternate to the Japanese and Chinese wisterias that have become invasive in some areas.

    Size Range:

    • Large plant (more than 24 inches)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily),
    • Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • Illinois,
    • North America
  • Wisteria macrostachya (Kentucky wisteria)

    Kentucky wisteria growing on a trellis.

    Also known as:

    Kentucky wisteria, Kentucky wistaria
    Kentucky wisteria is native to parts of North America. This species produces hanging clusters of purple flowers. It is a good alternate to the Japanese and Chinese wisterias that have become invasive in some areas. Also known as Wistaria frutescens var. macrostachya.

    Size Range:

    • Large plant (more than 24 inches)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily),
    • Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • Illinois,
    • North America
  • Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)

    Chinese wisteria growing on a fence.

    Also known as:

    Chinese wisteria
    Chinese wisteria is a beautiful vine in flower, but it is an aggressive grower and is considered invasive in some areas, especially in the southern United States. Review of risks should be undertaken before selecting this vine for planting sites.

    Size Range:

    • Large plant (more than 24 inches)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily),
    • Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • Non-native
  • Xanthorhiza simplicissima (Yellowroot)

    Also known as:

    Yellowroot
    Yellowroot is a small woody perennial forming a dense carpet that reaches 1 to 3 feet high. This east coast native is found in damp woods, stream banks and wet depressions. The best feature is the yellow to red to purple fall color.

    Size Range:

    • Low-growing shrub (under 3 feet),
    • Large plant (more than 24 inches)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily),
    • Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily),
    • Full shade (4 hrs or less of light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • North America
  • Yucca filamentosa (Yucca)

    Also known as:

    Yucca, Adam's needle yucca, Adam's needle, Spanish bayonet
    Yucca is a drought-tolerant shrub with stemless, stiff evergreen leaves that end in a narrow point. In late spring a 3- to 6-foot stalk appears with cluster of white, bell-shaped flowers.

    Size Range:

    • Low-growing shrub (under 3 feet),
    • Large plant (more than 24 inches)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily),
    • Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • North America
  • Zanthoxylum americanum (Prickly-ash)

    Dark green compound leaves of prickly-ash

    Also known as:

    Prickly-ash, Prickly ash, Pricklyash, Toothache tree
    Prickly-ash is a tall, colony-forming small tree or large shrub reaching 15 to 25 feet tall and wide. Twigs and stems are covered in 1/2 inch prickles making it difficult to use in the landscape. In spite of its common name, it is not related to Ash trees (Fraxinus spp.) of the Olive family. Rarely found in the nursery trade.

    Size Range:

    • Small tree (15-25 feet),
    • Compact tree (10-15 feet),
    • Large shrub (more than 8 feet)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily),
    • Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • Chicago area,
    • Illinois,
    • North America
  • Zelkova serrata (Japanese zelkova)

    A mature specimen of Japanese zelkova.

    Also known as:

    Japanese zelkova
    Japanese zelkova is closely related to elms but is resistant to Dutch elm disease (DED). It tolerates urban conditions well and can be used as a street tree. This tree has interesting bark, clean serrated foliage and good fall color.

    Size Range:

    • Large tree (more than 40 feet)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily),
    • Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • Non-native

Page controls