Deciduous, Shrubs, Trees
These big, bold plants have an almost tropical look. The leaves are divided fanwise into large, toothed leaflets. Showy spring flowers, borne at ends of branches in long, dense clusters, attract hummingbirds. In autumn, leathery fruit capsules enclose glossy seeds. Prune established horsechestnuts only to eliminate dead or damaged wood and any awkward-looking branches.
Shrub or tree native to eastern U.S. Bulky, to 12–20 ft. tall, with an irregular rounded crown that is nearly as wide. Glossy deep green leaves with five to seven 3–6-in.-long leaflets. Narrow, erect, 10-in. clusters of bright red or orange-red (rarely yellow) flowers. Best choice for humid climates.
From South Africa. Leaves to 1 in. wide and 2 ft. long make coarse, grassy clumps. Oblong flower heads...
Perennial from southeastern Europe. Grows to 1 1/2–2 1/2 ft. tall and 1 1/2 ft. wide, with attra...
Shrub or tree native to eastern U.S. Bulky, to 12–20 ft. tall, with an irregular rounded crown t...