Native to the southeastern U.S. Grown mainly for its fall foliage color, but spring bloom is pretty: small, honey-scented white flowers in 1–2-in., brushlike clusters appear on zigzagging stems, either before or with the leaves. Performs best in moist, well-drained, acid soil.Fothergilla gardenii
Typically grows to 2–3 ft. high (though it can grow considerably taller) and as wide or wider, with 1–2 1/2-in.-long, dark green, lopsided leaves. Foliage turns intense yellow to orange to scarlet in autumn, often with all three colors in the same leaf. ‘Blue Mist’ is a blue-foliaged variety that doesn’t color up as well in fall.
From China, Korea, and Japan. This deciduous epimedium grows to about 1 ft. high. Relatively large blo...
Native to much of the Northern Hemisphere. Grows to 2–5 ft. tall and wide, with finely cut, medi...
Native Europe to Iran. Dense, pyramidal tree to 40 ft. high and eventually as broad as tall, with droo...