Buddleja davidii

Scientific name: Buddleja davidii Synonym: Buddleja variabilis Family: SCROPHULARIACEAE Common names: "Butterfly bush" "summer lilac" "orange eye" Plant Type: Deciduous shrub Conditions: Zone: 5-9 Light: Full sun best - part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Average, tolerates clay Moisture: Moist well drained, handles drought Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 6-12' W 3-6' Leaf and Stem shape: Arching shoots with lance-shaped, … Continue reading Buddleja davidii

Kalmia latifolia

Scientific name: Kalmia latifolia  Family: ERICACEAE Common names: "Mountain laurel" "calico bush" "spoonwood tree" Plant Type: Evergreen shrub Conditions: Zone: 4-9 Light: Full sun - part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Acidic humus rich Moisture: Evenly moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H & W 5-15' Leaf and Stem shape: Glossy dark green leaves Flower: Large clusters of … Continue reading Kalmia latifolia

Rhus typhina

Scientific name: Rhus typhina Synonym: Rhus hirta Family: ANACARDIACAEA Common names: " Staghorn sumac" "Stag's horn sumach" "vinegar tree" Plant Type: Deciduous shrub or small tree Conditions: Zone: 3-8 Light: Full sun - part shade Exposure: Sheltered or exposed, handles seaside conditions Soil: Any, rocky gravel, handles clay Moisture: Well drained with low water - drought tolerant … Continue reading Rhus typhina

Taxus x media

Scientific name: Taxus x media Family: TAXACEAE Common names: "Yew" "Anglojap yew" Plant Type: Evergreen conifer shrub Conditions: Zone: 4-7 Light: Full sun - deep shade Exposure: Sheltered from drying winds Soil: Fertile - sandy loam Moisture: Well drained, will not tolerate wet soils, handles some drought Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 8-15' W 5-10' Leaf and Stem shape: Branches with spreading, … Continue reading Taxus x media

Ilex aquifolium

Scientific name: Ilex aquifolium Family: AQUIFOLIACEAE Common names: "Holly" "English holly" "holm" "hulst" "hulver" Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen shrub or tree Conditions: Zone: 7-9 Light: Full sun - partial shade, less fruit in deeper shade Exposure: Exposed or sheltered Soil: Acidic humus rich soil Moisture: Evenly moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 30-50' W 15-25' … Continue reading Ilex aquifolium

Chamaecyparis pisifera

Scientific name: Chamaecyparis pisifera Family: CUPRESSACEAE Common names: "Japanese false cypress" "Sawara cypress" Plant Type: Evergreen conifer tree or shrub Conditions: Zone: 4-8 Light: Full sun best - part shade Exposure: Sheltered from strong winds Soil: Average - fertile, humus rich Moisture: Moist well drained, tolerant of some drought Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 50-70 W 10-20' … Continue reading Chamaecyparis pisifera

Salix purpurea

Scientific name: Salix purpurea Synonym: Salix purpurea 'Helix' Family: SALICACEAE Common names: "Purple osier willow" "bitter willow" "basket willow" Plant Type: Deciduous, shrub or small tree Conditions: Zone: 5-10 Light: Full sun best- part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Deep, fertile - average Moisture: Moist - wet, handles poor drainage Aesthetic: Plant Size: ' H 12'-24 W 8'-12' Leaf and … Continue reading Salix purpurea

Lantana camara

Scientific name: Lantana camara Family: VERBENACEAE Common names: "Shrub verbena" "Lantana" Plant Type: Tropical evergreen shrub - annual bedding plant Conditions: Zone: 10 - 11 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Cultivated fertile soil Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 3-6' W 1-3' Leaf and Stem shape: Ovate, toothed, dark green leaves, rough-wrinkled above and aromatic … Continue reading Lantana camara

Iochroma cyanea

Scientific name: Iochroma cyanea Synonym: I. cyaneum, I. tubulosa, I. tubulosum Family: SOLANACEAE Common names: "Ornamental eggplant" "Iochroma" "Violet churur" Plant Type: Tropical shrub Conditions: Zone: 9 - 11 Light: Full sun - dappled shade Exposure: Sheltered from scorching sun Soil: Cultivated fertile soil Moisture: Evenly moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size:  H 4-12' W 3-5' Leaf and … Continue reading Iochroma cyanea

Abutilon spp. & cvs

Scientific name: Abutilon spp. & cvs. Family: MALVACEAE Common names: "Flowering maple" "Abutilon" Plant Type: Tropical evergreen or deciduous shrub, perennial or annual Conditions: Zone: 9-10 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Acidic sandy loam Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 2-9' H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Simple or palmately lobed leaves Flower: Bell-shaped or bowl-shaped flowers … Continue reading Abutilon spp. & cvs