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  • Japanese flowering quince (Chaenomeles japonica)

    Flowers of Japanese flowering quince.

    Also known as:

    Japanese flowering quince, flowering quince
    Japanese flowering quince is a low-growing, spring-flowering shrub with dark green shiny leaves. Growth habit changes with cultivars often reaching 3 to 4 feet high. Bright orange-scarlet flowers appear after the leaves emerge. Most stems have thorns, so avoid planting near sidewalk and heavy traffic areas.

    Size Range:

    • Small shrub (3-5 feet)

    Light Exposure:

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

    Native Locale:

    • Non-native
  • Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra)

    Japanese hakone grass used as a ground cover.

    Also known as:

    Japanese forest grass, hakone grass, hakonechloa grass
    Japanese forest grass is a low-growing grass that can be planted close together to form a ground cover. There are some interesting cultivars that provide color in the landscape.

    Size Range:

    • Medium plant (12-24 inches)

    Light Exposure:

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

    Native Locale:

    • Non-native
  • Japanese garden juniper (Juniperus procumbens)

    Japanese garden juniper has a low-growing habit.

    Also known as:

    Japanese garden juniper
    Japanese garden juniper is a low-growing, ground-hugging evergreen reaching 6 to 12 inches high and eventually spreading 4 to 6 feet wide. Excellent as a ground cover, used to stabilize slopes or cascading over low walls. The blue-green foliage turns a slight purple in the winter.

    Size Range:

    • Small plant (6-12 inches)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • Non-native
  • Japanese honeysuckle (Illegal to sell in Illinois) (Lonicera japonica)

    The white flowers of Japanese honeysuckle turn yellow as they age.

    Also known as:

    Japanese honeysuckle
    Japanese honeysuckle is an attractive plant, but under the Illinois Exotic Weed Act, it cannot be sold in Illinois. It is also considered invasive in many areas.

    Size Range:

    • Large plant (more than 24 inches),
    • 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
  • Japanese hydrangea vine (Schizophragma hydrangeoides)

    Leaves of Japanese hydrangea vine, cultivar 'Moonlight'.

    Also known as:

    Japanese hydrangea vine
    Japanese hydrangea vine is an excellent vine for wood or stone fences, walls, and arbors. It attaches to hard surfaces by root-like holdfasts. Cinnamon-brown bark and large, white lace cap flowers in late June add to the beauty of this climbing vine.

    Size Range:

    • Large plant (more than 24 inches)

    Light Exposure:

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

    Native Locale:

    • Non-native
  • Japanese kerria (Kerria japonica)

    A Japanese kerria shrub.

    Also known as:

    Japanese Kerria
    Japanese kerria is a lovely 4 to 6 feet high shrub with upright to finely textured arching stems. Plants are especially attractive when abundant bright yellow flowers open in the spring. The bright green, arched stems add winter interest in a naturalized garden and makes an excellent choice for perennial shade borders. In recent years a stem blight disease has made this plant difficult to find in nurseries.

    Size Range:

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

    Light Exposure:

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

    Native Locale:

    • Non-native
  • Japanese larch (Larix kaempferi)

    Branch of Japanese larch laden with cones.

    Also known as:

    Japanese larch
    Japanese larch is a sun-loving, deciduous conifer native to Japan. The 70-foot-high pyramidal tree has slender, pendulous branches, and clusters of bright green needles that turn a golden yellow in the fall before dropping.

    Size Range:

    • Large tree (more than 40 feet)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • Non-native
  • Japanese magnolia (Magnolia kobus)

    Spring flowers of Japanese magnolia.

    Also known as:

    Japanese magnolia, kobus magnolia, kobushi magnolia
    Japanese magnolia or Kobus magnolia is a medium-sized tree native to the forests of Japan. The early spring, goblet-shaped, slightly fragrant, white flowers are tinged with pink. In late fall clustered seed pods split open to reveal red seeds. Seeds are attractive to birds.

    Size Range:

    • Medium tree (25-40 feet)

    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
  • Japanese maple (Acer palmatum)

    Japanese maple tree in fall color.

    Also known as:

    Japanese maple
    Varying in size from large shrub to small tree, Japanese maple is a species with many variations. Many cultivars are available with different characteristics such as finely dissected leaves and weeping branches. Not all cultivars are fully hardy in zone 5 and may need protection in winter.

    Size Range:

    • Small tree (15-25 feet),
    • Compact tree (10-15 feet),
    • Large shrub (more than 8 feet),
    • Medium shrub (5-8 feet)

    Light Exposure:

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

    Native Locale:

    • Non-native
  • Japanese pachysandra (Pachysandra terminalis)

    Japanese pachysandra in flower.

    Also known as:

    Japanese pachysandra, Japanese spurge, pachysandra
    Japanese pachysandra is an evergreen ground cover that is commonly used in shady sites. It produces clusters of small white flowers in spring.

    Size Range:

    • Small plant (6-12 inches)

    Light Exposure:

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

    Native Locale:

    • Non-native
  • Japanese scholar tree (Sophora japonica)

    Pagoda tree has glossy compound foliage.

    Also known as:

    Japanese pagoda tree, scholar-tree, scholar tree, Chinese scholar tree
    Japanese scholar tree is an interesting member of the pea family. In summer, the tree produces clusters of creamy white flowers that have a mild fragrance. The "pea pods" that follow the flowers are unusual in that they are constricted between each seed, giving the fruit the appearance of a string of beads. Despite its name, this tree is really native to China. Also known as Styphnolobium japonicum.

    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
  • Japanese silver grass (Miscanthus floridulus)

    Specimen plant of Japanese silver grass.

    Also known as:

    Japanese silver grass, giant miscanthus, Pacific island silver grass, sawgrass, swordgrass, tupon nette
    Japanese silver grass, is also referred to as giant miscanthus to separate it from the smaller species of miscanthus that is commonly found in gardens. Giant miscanthus can grow up to 14 feet tall and can be overwhelming in smaller gardens. It is a warm season, clumping grass. Borderine hardy in zone 5.

    Size Range:

    • Large plant (more than 24 inches)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • Non-native
  • Japanese spikenard (Araila cordata)

    Flowers and leaves of Sun King Japanese spikenard.

    Also known as:

    Japanese spikenard, mountain asparagus, udo, herbal aralia
    Japanese spikenard is a large, clump-forming perennial with huge clusters of white flowers, massive compound leaves, and showy black berries. A excellent late-summer plant for back of the border, a shade garden, and naturalizing.

    Light Exposure:

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

    Native Locale:

    • Non-native
  • Japanese spirea (Spiraea japonica (syn. Spiraea x bumalda))

    Specimen plant of Japanese spirea, cultivar 'Goldflame'.

    Also known as:

    Japanese spirea
    Japanese spirea is a favorite of many gardeners, offering a wide range of sizes and cultivars. The dense, compact habit, large clusters of late spring and summer flowers in pink or white, with excellent fall color provides many seasons of care-free enjoyment in the landscape.

    Size Range:

    • 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
  • Japanese tree lilac (Syringa reticulata subsp. reticulata)

    Japanese tree lilac in full flower.

    Also known as:

    Japanese tree lilac
    Japanese tree lilac is larger than the shrub lilacs and it blooms a little later. It produces large clusters of small creamy-white, fragrant flowers.

    Size Range:

    • Medium tree (25-40 feet),
    • Small tree (15-25 feet)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • Non-native
  • Japanese umbrella-pine (Sciadopitys verticillata)

    Needles of Japanese umbrella-pine.

    Also known as:

    Japanese umbrella-pine, umbrella-pine
    Japanese umbrella-pine is not a true pine, but it is a needled evergreen. In northern Illinois, this tree is marginal and should be planted in protected site. Wind can be a problem in winter, so avoid windy sites.

    Size Range:

    • Medium tree (25-40 feet),
    • Small tree (15-25 feet)

    Light Exposure:

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

    Native Locale:

    • Non-native
  • Japanese white pine (Pinus parviflora)

    Needles of Japanese white pine.

    Also known as:

    Japanese white pine
    Japanese white pine is a dense, slow-growing evergreen with a smaller stature which makes it an excellent specimen for small landscapes or space restrictions.

    Size Range:

    • Large tree (more than 40 feet),
    • Medium tree (25-40 feet)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • Non-native
  • Japanese wisteria (Wisteria floribunda)

    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
  • Japanese yew (Taxus cuspidata)

    Dark green shiny needles of Japanese yew

    Also known as:

    Japanese yew
    Japanese yews are a popular and versatile evergreen shrub. They make a good foundation or accent plant and dark green leaves make good background for colorful shrubs and perennials. There are numerous cultivars available, varying greatly in size, so choose carefully to find the right one for your site. Be aware that the leaves, seeds, and bark of yews are poisonous.

    Size Range:

    • Medium tree (25-40 feet),
    • Small tree (15-25 feet),
    • 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),
    • Full shade (4 hrs or less of light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • Non-native
  • Japanese zelkova (Zelkova serrata)

    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
  • Judd's viburnum (Viburnum x juddii)

    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
  • June grass (Koeleria macrantha)

    June grass in flower.

    Also known as:

    June grass, prairie June grass, crested hair grass
    June grass is a native grass that can be very useful in tough sites like areas with dry conditions. It is a cool season, clumping grass.

    Size Range:

    • Medium plant (12-24 inches)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • Chicago area,
    • Illinois,
    • North America
  • Kalm's St. John's wort (Hypericum kalmianum)

    Kalm's St. John's wort in flower.

    Also known as:

    Kalm's St. John wort, Kalm's hypericum, Kalms St. John wort, Kalm's Saint Johnwort
    A sun-loving, low-growing, 2- to 3-foot-high, native shrub found in moist, low areas in the upper Great Lakes. The long-blooming, bright yellow summer flowers have showy, pompom-like stamens. Best used in mass for full effect.

    Size Range:

    • Small shrub (3-5 feet),
    • Low-growing shrub (under 3 feet)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • Chicago area,
    • North America
  • Katsura tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum)

    Summer foliage of katsura tree.

    Also known as:

    katsura tree, katsuratree, katsura-tree, Japanese katsura
    The katsura tree, native to Japan, makes an excellent specimen or shade tree in Midwestern landscapes. Its foliage offers an array of color throughout the year. In spring, heart-shaped leaves emerge reddish-purple, changing to blue-green as they mature. In autumn the color display changes again as leaves turn clear yellow or apricot 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
  • Kentucky coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus )

    Leaves and fruit of Kentucky coffeetree.

    Also known as:

    Kentucky coffeetree
    The Kentucky coffeetree's tolerance to pollution and a wide range of soils makes it a suitable tree for urban environments. Native to the Midwest, this tree bears leathery, reddish-brown seed pods that add winter interest to the Midwestern landscape.

    Size Range:

    • Large tree (more than 40 feet)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)

    Native Locale:

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

    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
  • Korean barberry (Berberis koreana)

    Also known as:

    Korean barberry
    Showy yellow flower clusters, reddish-purple fall color, and persistent egg-shaped red berries make Korean boxwood an attractive year-round shrub. May be difficult to locate in nursery trade. Barberry are also on some state lists as invasive.

    Size Range:

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

    Light Exposure:

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

    Native Locale:

    • Non-native
  • Korean boxwood (Buxus microphylla var. koreana)

    Korean boxwood in winter.

    Also known as:

    Korean boxwood, littleleaf boxwood
    Korean boxwood is a small, mounded, broadleaf evergreen shrub with small, glossy, light green leaves with a uniform formal habit.

    Size Range:

    • 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
  • Korean mountain-ash (Sorbus alnifolia)

    Spring flowers of Korean mountain-ash.

    Also known as:

    Korean mountain-ash, Korean mountainash
    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.

    Size Range:

    • Large tree (more than 40 feet)

    Light Exposure:

    • Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)

    Native Locale:

    • Non-native
  • Korean reed grass (Calamagrostis brachytricha )

    A group of Korean reed grass in full flower.

    Also known as:

    Korean reed grass, short-haired reed grass
    Korean reed grass is a warm season, clumping grass. This non-native grass provides multiple seasons of interest in the home landscape.

    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

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