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Chincherinchee

Ornithogalum thyrsoides

From Namaqualand, South Africa. Leaves grow to 6–12 in. long and 2 in. wide, sometimes dry at fl...

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Ulmus parvifolia

Chinese Elm

Ulmus parvifolia

From China, Korea, Japan. Fast growth 40 to 60 ft. tall, 50 to 70 ft. wide; often reaches 30 ft. in 5 ...

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Disporum cantoniense  (photo courtesy of Andrea Jones/Garden World Images)

Chinese Fairy Bells

Disporum cantoniense

From China, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayas; a worthy addition to woodland gardens. In spring, color...

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Chinese Flame Tree

Koelreuteria bipinnata

Grows to 20–40 ft. tall and wide, eventually flat topped. Leaves are 1–2 ft. long and divi...

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Chinese Forget-Me-Not

Cynoglossum amabile

Biennial grown as an annual. East Asian native reaching 1 1/2–2 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide. Lance-shap...

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Livistona chinensis (photo courtesy of Richard Shiell)

Chinese Fountain Palm

Livistona chinensis

From Japan and Taiwan. Very slow growing; eventually to 40 ft. tall and 15 ft. wide. Roundish, bright ...

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Rehmannia elata

Chinese Foxglove

Rehmannia elata

From China. Grows 3 ft. tall, 1/2 to 2 ft. wide. Clump of coarse, deeply toothed leaves (evergreen in ...

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Chionanthus retusus

Chinese Fringe Tree

Chionanthus retusus

Native to China and Taiwan. Grows to about 20 ft. tall, not quite as wide spreading as Chionanthus...

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Bletilla striata (photo courtesy of Ernst Kucklich)

Chinese Ground Orchid

Bletilla striata

A natural companion to ferns and wildflowers, Chinese ground orchid is native to China, Japan, and Tib...

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Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Chinese Hibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

This evergreen shrub is probably from tropical Asia; has been in cultivation for centuries. One of the...

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Chinese Holly

Ilex cornuta

From China and Korea. Evergreen shrub or tree that needs a long warm season to set fruit. In desert cl...

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Collinsia heterophylla

Chinese Houses

Collinsia heterophylla

Native to California. This is a rather uncommon plant in nature; blooms from spring to early summer, w...

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