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Trees with Interesting Foliage II

Liriodendron tulipifera ‘Aureomarginatum’ (syn. Aureo-marginatum, MAJESTIC BEAUTY) – This variegated Tulip Tree does not grow as large as the species. The uniquely blunt-lobed green leaves emerge with generous yellow margins that fade as they mature. Unusual tulip-shaped greenish-yellow and orange … Continue reading

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Variegated Shrubs

Sorbaria sorbifolia ‘Sem’ – An exotic-looking but otherwise very cold hardy shrub also known as Ural False Spirea. It is not as invasive or tall as the species and features finely textured compound foliage that emerges pink and shifts to … Continue reading

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Variegated Vines

Ampelopsis brevipedunculata ‘Elegans’ – A self-clinging deciduous vine with highly attractive deep green leaves, heavily mottled with white and pink (especially new growth). This variegated form of Porcelain Vine prefers part to full sun and also features contrasting rose-pink petioles. … Continue reading

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Running Bamboo

Semiarundinaria fastuosa – Narihira or Temple Bamboo makes a good informal hedge or screen due to its density and averages about 20-25′ tall at maturity in coastal gardens. The young culms (1.5″ diameter) are deep green, turning reddish as they … Continue reading

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Unusual Shade Trees

Manglietia insignis (syn. Magnolia insignis) – The Red Lotus Tree is native to southeast Asia and is closely related to Magnolia. It blooms in early summer with erect reddish-pink buds (composed of 9 petals) that open to pale pink and … Continue reading

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Woodland Perennials

Uvularia grandiflora – Woodland Merrybells is native to eastern North America and an important pollen source to wild bees (Mason, Bumblebees). The pendulous bright yellow flowers (1.5-2″ long) with slightly twisted petals appear mid to late spring, but usually go … Continue reading

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Ornamental Edible Plants

Beta vulgaris var. cicla ‘Bright Lights’ – A colourful selection of Swiss Chard which looks as good in the garden as it does on the plate – featuring stems of red, yellow, orange, pink and white. This colour often extends … Continue reading

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