Evergreen, Shrubs, Trees
All have ornamental bark, clusters of little urn-shaped flowers, decorative edible fruit, handsome foliage.
Provide good drainage, especially if plant receives regular water.
Thin growth of all types as needed.
Slow to moderate growth to 8–35 ft.with equal spread. Normally has basal suckers, stem sprouts.
Can thin branches to make open-crowned tree, or plant several and leave unpruned to make screen. Trunk and branches have rich red-brown, shredding bark; tend to become twisted and gnarled in age.
Dark green, handsome, red-stemmed leaves are oblong and 2–3 in. long. Clusters of small white or greenish white, urn-shaped flowers and round, 3/4 in. fruit, yellow (young) and red (mature), like strawberries in texture, appear at the same time in fall and winter; fruit is edible but usually mealy and bland in flavor. Individual plants may produce tasty fruit.
The plant will seldom exceed 10 ft. high
Medium-size, very hardy fan palm (to 10°F/°12°C or lower). Moderate to fast growth to 30...
China. Not as vigorous, large, or hardy as the American native C. radicans, but flowers are s...
About 2 ft. tall, with equal or greater spread. Graygreen foliage. Dark purple flowers and lavender br...