Fragrant Flowers · Shrub

Sarcococca ruscifolia

Scientific name: Scarcococca ruscifolia Family: BUXACEAE Common names: “sarcococca” “sweet box” Plant Type: Evergreen shrub Conditions: Zone: 8-9 Light: Semi-shade – deep shade, leaves turn chlorotic in sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Humus rich soil Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 3-4′ W 4-6′ Leaf and Stem shape: Arching shoots and glossy, narrow leaves Flower: Extremely fragrant… Continue reading Sarcococca ruscifolia

Shrub · Tree

Pittosporum tenuifolium

Scientific name: Pittosporum tenuifolium Family: PITTOSPORACEAE Common names: “New Zealand pittosporum” “tawhiwhi” “kohuhu” Plant Type: Evergreen shrub to small tree Conditions: Zone: 9-10 Light: Full sun – semi-shade Exposure: Sheltered from winter winds Soil: Average soils with less clay Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 12′-30′ W 6′-16′ Leaf and Stem shape: Handsome glossy leaves with… Continue reading Pittosporum tenuifolium

Fragrant Flowers · Shrub

Chimonanthus praecox

Scientific name: Chimonanthus praecox Synonym: Chimonanthus fragrans Family: CALYCANTHACEAE Common names: “wintersweet” “Japan all-spice” Plant Type: Deciduous shrub Conditions: Zone: 7-9 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Any fertile soil Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 8-13′ W 8-13′ Leaf and Stem shape: Lance shaped shining dark green leaves Flower: Fragrant, waxy white, many petaled, pendent flowers… Continue reading Chimonanthus praecox

Deer Resistant Plants! · Hort. Ed. BC plants · Vine

Hedera helix ‘goldheart’

Scientific name: Hedera helix ‘goldheart’ Synonym: Hedera helix ‘Jubiläum Goldherz’ , Hedera helix ‘Oro di Bogliasco’ Family: ARALIACEAE Common names: “gold heart ivy” Plant Type: Evergreen vine Conditions: Zone: 5-10 Light: Full sun – semi-shade, best colour in sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Wide range of soils, but prefers alkaline Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 13′-26′ W 3′-5′-groundcover… Continue reading Hedera helix ‘goldheart’

Deer Resistant Plants! · Hort. Ed. BC plants · Perennial

Helleborus x hybridus

Scientific name: Helleborus x hybridus Synonym: Helleborus orientalis Family: RANUNCULACEAE Common names: “hybrid Lenten rose” Plant Type: Evergreen perennial Conditions: Zone: 6-9 Light: Partial shade, will tolerate full sun if mulched and watered in summer Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Humus rich, alkaline or neutral soil Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 18″ W 18″, slow growing Leaf and Stem shape: 7-11… Continue reading Helleborus x hybridus

Deer Resistant Plants! · Perennial

Eranthis hyemalis

Scientific name: Eranthis hyemalis Synonym: Aconitum hyemale Family: RANUNCULACEAE Common names: “winter aconite” “winter hellebore” “winter wolf’s bane” Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 4-9 Light: Full sun – dappled shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Fertile humus rich soil Moisture: Moist, well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 3-6″ W spreading groundcover Leaf and Stem shape: Dark green basal leaves… Continue reading Eranthis hyemalis