Evergreen, Shrubs, Flowers
Good filler plants that are best used in masses; smaller ones are even effective in mixed containers. They have leathery leaves and clusters of small, urn-shaped creamy white flowers. Need deep, acid, humus-rich soil; well suited to woodland gardens. Keep out of drying winds. For shape and neatness, prune oldest stems to the ground occasionally.
Native to southeastern U.S. Spreading, arching plant 2–4 ft.tall, 3–6 ft. wide. Leaves arebronze when they emerge; theymature to dark green, then turnred in winter. Drooping, 1–3-in.-long flower clusters held alongstems in midspring. Regularwater. ‘Curly Red’ has red newgrowth that ages to apple green; leaves are tightly curled.Leucothoe davisiae
Native to bogs and wet places in Siskiyou and Sierra Nevada mountains. Upright shrub to 3 ft. high and 5 ft. wide. Glossy green leavesare bronze-tinted in winter. Flowers in erect, 2–4-in.-long clusters bloom in early summer. Ample water.
All squills have bell-shaped or starlike flowers that come on leafless stems that rise from modest clu...
To 4–10 in. high, 8 in. wide. Leaves similar to those of polyanthus primrose. Evergreen in milder clim...
Smaller than the species, this deciduous shrub grows 6–10 ft. high and a not quite as wide.&ndash