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Ptychosperma macarthuri

Macarthur Palm

Ptychosperma macarthuri

Native to New Guinea. Grows to 10–25 ft. tall and 12–15 ft. wide, with several clustered t...

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Macrantha Hybrid Azalea

Rhododendron (Azalea hybrid - Macrantha)

Includes plants sometimes referred to as Gumpo and Satsuki azaleas. Low-growing plants, mostly in the ...

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Stephanotis floribunda

Madagascar Jasmine

Stephanotis floribunda

Native to Madagascar. Twines to 15–30 ft. Waxy, glossy green, oval leaves to 4 in. long. Valued ...

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Pachypodium lamerei

Madagascar Palm

Pachypodium lamerei

From Madagascar. Not a palm, though it looks something like one; this is an easy-to-grow shrub with an...

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Catharanthus roseus (photo courtesy of Laura Dunkin-Hubby)

Madagascar Periwinkle

Catharanthus roseus

Native to Madagascar. Good for summer-to-fall color in hot climates; thrives in dry or humid heat. Glo...

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Madrone

Arbutus menziesii

Native from British Columbia to Southern California in Coast Ranges, occasionally in middle elevations...

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Elymus magellanicus

Magellan Wheatgrass

Elymus magellanicus

Botanists have moved some species formerly in this genus to Leymus (see that entry for other ...

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Inula magnifica (photo courtesy of J. S. Sira/Garden Picture Library/Photolibrary)

Magnificent Elecampane

Inula magnifica

From Europe. Grows to 7 ft. tall with 3–6-in. daisies on branching stems in late summer. Docklik...

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Dianthus deltoides ‘Arctic Fire’ (photo courtesy of Kieft Seed)

Maiden Pink

Dianthus deltoides

From Europe and Asia. Grows to 8–12 in. high, forming a loose mat to 1 ft. wide. Blossoms, about...

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Maidenhair Spleenwort

Asplenium trichomanes

Native to much of the Northern Hemisphere, this delicate fern grows in a clump to 6 in. high, 8 in. wi...

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Ginkgo biloba ‘Autumn Gold’ (photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries, Inc.)

Maidenhair Tree

Ginkgo biloba

Ancient survivor from prehistoric times (200 million years ago), when it grew worldwide; now native on...

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Francoa ramosa (photo courtesy of Andrea Jones/Garden Exposures Photo Library)

Maiden’s Wreath

Francoa ramosa

Native to Chile. This old-fashioned favorite is more often shared among gardeners than sold in nurseri...

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