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Acacia cognata ‘Mini Cog’ (photo courtesy of Linda Lamb Peters)

Bower Wattle

Acacia cognata

Grows quickly into a graceful weeping tree 15–25 ft. tall and wide, with narrow, drooping, brigh...

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Milium effusum ‘Aureum’

Bowles’ Golden Grass

Milium effusum ‘Aureum’

The species is native to eastern North America and Eurasia. Its colorful selection ‘Aureum&rsquo...

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Sansevieria trifasciata laurentii (photo courtesy of Joshua McCullough/PhytoPhoto)

Bowstring Hemp

Sansevieria trifasciata

From western tropical Africa. Grown outdoors in mildest-winter climates; houseplant anywhere. Apprecia...

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Box Elder

Acer negundo

Native to most of the U.S. The plain species is a weed tree of many faults. It seeds readily, hosts bo...

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Box Honeysuckle

Lonicera nitida

Evergreen shrub. Native to southwestern China. Grows to 11 ft. tall and 10 ft. wide. Branches are dens...

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Boxleaf Azara

Azara microphylla

Best-known species. Grows slowly in youth, faster once established. Typically reaches 12–18 ft. ...

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Boxleaf Hebe

Hebe odora

Rounded and symmetrical, to an eventual 3 ft. high and 5 ft. wide; easily shaped into a 3-ft. hedge. S...

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Buxus (photo courtesy of Linda Lamb Peters)

Boxwood

Buxus

Boxwood is widely used for edging and hedging. When not clipped, most are soft and billowing. Inconspi...

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Boysenberry

Blackberry, ‘Boysen’

Propagated from a plant collected at the abandoned farm of Rudolph Boysen in 1923, this fruit put Knot...

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Boysenberry

Blackberry, ‘Boysen’ (‘Nectar’)

Trailing, thorny canes can grow 10 ft. in a season, but are commonly controlled by pruning and trellis...

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Pteridium aquilinum (photo courtesy of Mark Turner)

Bracken

Pteridium aquilinum

Usually colonizing open forest or disturbed areas, bracken has big, triangular fronds that rise on 2&n...

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Brake

Pteris

Native to the subtropics and tropics, Pteris includes many small evergreens that are used in ...

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