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Hardy as far north as New York and Boston, with protection,this plant has glossy,reddish-green foliage that can withstand clipping.It will bloom form May until frost. Abelia x grandiflora
This very fast growing, summer flowering shrub preforms best in full sunlight and well drained, fertile soil. It does well in partial shade but the flowering is more sparse. Abelia x grandiflora
This broad, rounded, twiggy shrub has a medium-fine texture and a medium-dense mass. The sepals on this fragrant, very delicate flowering plant persist after the petals fall off. They may have several bloom cycles Glossy Abelia
The correct scientific name for glossy abelia is Ableia x grandiflora
This plant, native form Texas to Florida, prefers drier parts of the cypress, tupelo gum swamps of Louisiana Acer rubrum
this plant with smooth, light gray bark and a clean colorful appearance is known for its ability to grow in wet soils Red maple
This plant, propagated from seed, does best in swamplands but will grow in upland areas. Red Maple
This plant is usually dense with an oblong to oval form with medium growth rate. The leaves are palmately shaped with five lobes and coated on the undersurface with dense white hairs. Red Maple
This plant may be pyramidal in shape and usually branches from the ground. Th fruit on this plant is bright red with divergent wings. Red Maple
This deciduous tree is usually grown for its excellent red color in late winter, early spring flowers and fruit, and red to yellow autumn foliage. The leave are also red stems. Red Maple
The correct scientific name for red maple is: Acer rubrum
This evergreen tree reaches great height in its native land of Australia. It is not winter hardy in most of the region except in protected areas and in central and south Florida. Norfolk Island Pine
Awl shaped juvenile leaves, pyradimal form; and five to seven branches per tier are among the characteristics of this plant. Araucaria Heterophylla
This accent plant with its distinctive form grows best in full sun in a well drained fertile soil. Old plans are sometimes considered unattractive when branches begin to droop. It is propagated by cuttings and is commonly used indoors. Norfolk Island Pine
The correct scientific name for Norfolk Island Pine is : Araucaria Heterophylla
Native to the Himalayas to Japan this plant is widely grown in southern gardens in shaded positions. It preforms best in partial shade where the soil is moist, acid, loose, and well drained. Japanese Aucuba
Most plantings of this plant require the addition of extra organic matter and sand to improve soil texture. They also require protection from direct midday hot summer sun. For best growth, variegated forms require more light than solid selections Aucuba Japonica
The foliage on this plant is dark green, shiny, up to seven inches long and coarsely tooted above the middle. Some of the more popular varieties are variegated. Japanese Aucuba
This coarse textured accent plant produces clusters of bright red berries in winter on old mature female plants. Berries are seldom present however because both sexes are not usually planted. Aucuba Japonica
A leaf fungus disease is a major problem due to poor growing conditions such as improper drainage, too much light and excessive shading. Japanese Aucuba
The variegated cultivators of this plant include 'Variegata','Picturata',and 'Sulfur' Aucuba Japonica
This slow growing plant seems to be better adapted to growing conditions out of the extreme lower south where an ideal specimen may may become five to six feet tall,multiple stemmed, and quite dense. Japanese Aucuba
The correct scientific name for Japanese Aucuba is: Aucuba Japonica
This spring flowering plant does not bloom well in heavy shade. Planting the proper variety will increase floering. It tolerates heavy pruning. Azalea
This plant, native to Japan, is widely grown in the southern states known to Memphis and on the Pacific coast it grows well under high branching trees such as pines provided the soil is moist and sandy with good drainage and high organic matter Azalea
This under-story shrub should be planted in raised beds when drainage is poor Azalea Indica cv.
some problems accociated with this under-story plant are petal and leaf blight, red spider mites, dieback,and chlorosis of the leaves Azalea
Native to Japa, this plant widely grown in the southern states north to Memphis and on the Pacific Coast will grow in sun and high shade and will grow well under high branching trees such as pine. Azalea indica cv.
This dome shaped, medium textured, flowering shrub must have acid soil, good drainage,and mulching because of a shallow root system. Soil preperation is critical for this plant's success Azalea indica cv.
The funnel shaped flowers of this mounding plant, which comes in a variety of colors including white, pink, purplish and orange-red, are set in midsummer Azalea indica cv.
The correct scientific name for trhe azalea is: Azalea indica cv.
This plant is at its best as a landscape specimen during the first 10-15 years of life. It is normally best to begin with a 5-6 foot tree because older specimen are is us less impressive and dieback is usually a problem. River Birch
This small deciduous tree is native from Massachusetts to Flordia and Kansas is widely distributed in the south alongthe sany banks of small streams and rivers, but absent from the Mississippi River floodplain. River Birch
This small tree is usually short lived due to pest problems such as aphids and borers. Systemic pesticides will usually correct these problems. River Birch
This plant grows in association with the American elm, sycamore, red and silver maple, hackberry, box elder, willows,poplar, and beech. River Birch
Soil pH of 6.5 or lower is important to prevent the foilage of this plant from becoming chlorotic. Occasional pruning may be necessary in winter. Never prune large limbs in spring because of excessive bleeding of sap. River Birch
This small deciduous tree thrives in a moist sandy, sandy acid soil of 5.5-6.5 pH. The foliage turns yellow in alkaline soils but this plant is fairly adaptable to most conditions. River Birch
The 'Heritage'cultivar is probably the best cultivar to plant in the lower south due in part to its resistance to heat, cold, and flooding. Betula nigra
The trunk of this tree is reddish brown vwith shaggy, peeling, paper-like bark on younger trees turning to dark brown and scaly on older trees. River Birch
Exfoliating bark on multiple trunks, yellow-green foliage, and its ability to grow in sandy soils are a few of the landscape values of this small tree. River Birch
The leaves of this plant are broad and wedge-shaped with impressed veins. They have a light yellow autumn color but it's not outstanding. The male catkin flowers appear in the spring before the leaves. Betula nigra
This upright oval tree is often multi-trunked with branches that angle to 60 degrees. It is easily transplanted in small sizes and is propagated by layering, cuttings, and seeds. New branches are silky brown. Twigs are bitter to the taste. Betula nigra
The correct scientific name for the river birch is: Betula nigra
This fast growing native of South America easily grows in most soils, thriving best in full sunlight. It blooms most profusely when there is slight moisture and fertilizer stress. Bougainvillea spectabilis
Restricting the root area of this plant seems to increase the bloom in the south where excessive moisture causes too much vegetative growth. Since this plant can withstand drouths very well, they perform best in semi-arid conditions. Bougainvillea spectabilis
This spiny plant has inconspicuous flowers enclosed by intensely colored bracts in shades of red, orange, pink, purple, and magenta. It is best to plant this specimen in overhead structures or containers where the color can be seen from above. Bougainvillea spectabilis
This popular summer tropical vine has profolific flowering in full sun with moderately dry and infertile soil. Rampant growth often occurs at the expense of flowers. Cold damaged plants should be trimmed back in late winter. Brazil Bougainvillea
'Hawaii', 'Orange King', and 'Sunfire' are cultivars of this plant. Brazil Bougainvillea
'Scarlett O'Hara', 'Rosenka', and 'Barbara Karst' are cultivars of this plant. Brazil Bougainvillea
The correct scientific name for the Brazil bougainvillea is: Bougainvillea spectabilis
This nstive of New Guinea, Java, and Australia preforms best in filteres sunlight and shade does best in well drained,fertile soil Schefflera
This plant, with its glossy compound leaf possessing six to eight leaflets, in an excellent tub specimen in protected areas Brassaia Actinophylla
This interior plant produces a flower that grows three to four feet long on mature plants. Schefflera
when used indoors provide this plant with as much direct sunlight as people.In low-lightred interiors, the bottom leaves turn yellow and drop.The soil should only be slightly moist to the touch and fertilized every four to six weeks. Brassaia Actinophylla
Leaf diseases, like mealy bugs, aphids, and spider mites are problems when the plant is used indorrs.It is tolerant of medium-low light intensity and low humidity. Recomended light is 200 ft.candles & the min. is about 75 ft.candles for a 12 hr. duration. Schefflera
Indoor specimens of this woody plant should be moved to prches,covered patios,and other outdoor protected areas during summer months for improved growing enviorment. Water and fertilizing should be frequent. It should be protected from danger of frost. Schefflera
When indoors this plant can become thin and straggly with excessisive leaf drop. cutting back to within 15 to 18 inches of the soilwill allow new shoots to form. it can also be air layed Brassaia actinophylla
The correct scientific name for schefflera is: Brassaia actinophylla
This neat, compact small evergreen shrub is native to Japan is an excellent choice for hedges. Buxus microphylla 'Japonica'
This rounded, compact, vigorous, fine textured shrub has a shallow root system and requires mulching until well established.It should not be cultivated deeply. Red spider mites are a major problem with this plant. Japanese Boxwood
Red spider mites, nematodes and root fungus disease are major problems with this plant and may be serious enough to question the wisdom of using it in large quantities. Buxus microphylla 'Japonica'
Native to Japan this plant thrives in sun and partial shade and is propagated by cuttings, suckers, division or layering. They are hardy with protection in New York and central New England. Foliage is medium yellow-green, new growth light green to a inch. Buxus microphylla 'Japonica'
The correct scientific name for the Japanese boxwood is: Buxux microphylla 'Japonica'
This plant is native to China and Japan, has a relatively slow growth rate. It preferrs loose, fertile, well-drained, acid soil with a PH of 5.0 to 6.0 Common Camellia
This plant can be grown as an under-story plant. It is essential to provide a well-drained soil with both surface and internal drainage. Plants may ne grown in raised beds to ensure adequate drainage Common Camellia
This plant should be maintained with a two to three inch layer of mulch around the base to keep the soil moist and protect it from the intense summer heat. Common Camellia
Scale insect is a serious problem on this winter flowering tree and will normally require annual treatment. Common Camellia
This plant's long blooming season from late autumn to early sppring has value in the landscape. Its positive form often makes it difficult to combine with other plants , except in shade where the form is somewhat irregular. Camellia japonica
This popular winter flowing shrub can be grown outdoors from North Carolina to the Gulf of Mexico and on the Pacific Coast. It should be grown in green houses in more northern regions. Common Camellia
This plant should be fertilized with a complete fertilizer such as 8-8-8 at the rate of 1/4 to 1/2 pound per well established plant in late winter just before new growth begins. Camellia japonica
This plant's upright, postitive oval form and medium texture make it an attractive plant to use in landscapes. Another characteristic of this plant is that the branches spread as the plant gets older allowing it to be maintained as a small evergreen tree Camellia japonica
Glossy green, leathery foliage,long blooming season, and shady under story conditions are all landscape values of this shrub Common Camellia
The correct scientific name for the Common Camellia is: Camellia japonica
This plant is native from Canada to Florida and Texas, and is widely distributed in the South except for costal regions and areas with poorly drained soils. Red Bud
Because it's not well adapted to the extreme lower south,due to stem cankers and borers, they're not many old specimines of this plant in the area. volunteers are abundant around more mature specimines of this small, flowering, under-story tree. Red bud
This plant's fast growth when young causes the branches to be zigzagged. Cercis Canadensis
Landscape values for this plant include that it's a small, under-story tree with early spring color and yellow autumn color and lenticels on the stems.Flowers don't appear on the trunk untill the tree is 3-4 years old. Redbud
Blooming in February and March, this plant has tiny, magenta, pea-like flowers born on the branches and trunks of old wood. Redbud
Cultivars for this plant include 'Alba','Forest Pansy', and 'Oklahoma' Cercis Canadensis
This plant preforms well in full sunlight to partial shade in a fertile, well drained, acid soil. It is usually short lived, around 15 to 20 years in the lower south Redbud
The fruit of this plant appears as a green and magenta flattened pod about 3 1/2 inches long that turns almost black in fall. Cercis canadensis
The correct scientific name for the Redbud is: Cercis canadensis
One of the landscape values of this plant is it's abilities to flower in late winter and early spring. Colors include scarlet, pink, white, orange, and salmon in single and double varieties. Chaenomeles speciosa
This plant has spiny branches and leafy, kidney shaped stipules at the base of each leaf. Chaenomeles speciosa
The spiney branches of this dense, thorny, massing plant can be used in landscapes as a security barrier. Japanese Flowering Quince
This plant, native to Asia, is widely distributed throughout the U.S. It is very well adapted for North Louisiana, where its fruit is normally made into jelly. Japanese Flowering Quince
The flowers on this plant appear in early February. This fruit is apple-like and is used in making jelly.Several plants are needed for cross pollination for fruit. Japanese Flowering Quince
This plant sheds leaves much earlier in south Louisiana due to leaf diseases. It is a decidious shrub that preforms better in north Louisiana. Japanese Flowering Quince
This plant has a meduim fast rate of growth, prefers sun, and thrives in loamy soil. It is tolernat of heavy pruning. Japanese Flowering Quince
This plant, with its rounded, dense, twiggy, thorny mass, is propigated by seeds, roots, ot half-ripped stem cuttings. Japanese Flowering Quince
This plant, native to Korea and China, has a slender, upright, vaseform with many stems arising from a central crown, forming a dense clump. Bridal wreath
The correct scientific name for the Japanese Flowering Quince is: Chaenomeles Speciosa
This plant needs an acid soil with a pH of 5.5 - 6.5. The soil should also be loose, moist,and well drained, with a low water table. The plant will not grow in less exact conditions. Flowering Dogwood
This small flowering tree has very showy, petal like white bracts that appear in spring before and after the foliage. Flowering Dogwood
This plant is Native from Maine to Florida and Texas. It is widely distributed in the uplands of the lower south, but is absent from the Mississippi flood plain. Flowering Dogwood
This is a highly unpredictable small flowering tree in south Louisiana. There are far more failures than success. Flowering dogwood
This plant propogated by cuttings, budding, seeds, and grafting is very sensitive to heavy poorly drained soils and is most often a failure on sites where the topsoil has been disrupted. Cornus florida
Intersecting bark, red autumn color in leaves,red fruit attracting wildlife, and low fertilizer requirements are landscape values for this plant. Flowering Dogwood
This plant usually has a fast growth rate as a seedling but is relatively slow growing after the third year. It preforms best in partial shade and sun where other conditions are ideal. Flowering Dogwood
This plant had leaves that are bright red in the fall, bark that is in small block segments, and produces bunches of bright red berries in late summer and fall, sometimes lasting through the winter if not eaten by birds. Cornus florida
Among the many landscape values of this plant, including it being an under-story tree, its winter form, and interesting bark, one of its most striking features are its showy bracts. Cornus Florida
The flower size of the new grafted cultivaters is twice the size of native seedlings on this plant. The flowers appear as small yellow dense heads that are surronded by four large bracts that are deformed at the tips. Cornus Florida
The correct scientific name for the flowering Dogwood is? Cornus Florida
This popular indoor container plant should be kept only moderately moist and fertilized monthly when this plant actively grows.It requires medium light with 200 ft. candles of light being recommended for a 12 hr. duration. 75 FT. candles are a minimum. Spotted Dumb Cane
This plant, native to tropical America, is a popular indoor plant in the south. It is grown primarily for its large, showy, variegated foliage. Spotted dumb cane
This plant contains a poisionous sap that may cause temporary speech loss if eaten. Dieffenbachia maculata cv
This plant will survive indoors with filtered sunlight but grows best when it recieves direct sunlight for several hours per day. use a soil mix with high organic matter and sand content to ensure adequate drainage. A south to southeast exposure is best. Spotted Dumb Cane
This plant usually has an erect form when young, however, as the plant grows older, it will often bend. It is propigated by stem cuttings since each joint will produce a new plant when buried in the soil. Dieffenbachia maculata cv
This plant is exremely sensitive to cold temperatures. Wilting often occours at 50 degrees F. Dieffencachia Maculata cv
Cultivars of this plant 'Amoena' , 'Picta' ,and 'Rudolph Loehrs' Dieffencachia Maculata cv
This plant is an indoor plant in the south, where it is grown for its large, showy,variegated foliage. It's very sensitive to cold weather. The plant contains poisonous sap that can cause temporary speech loss. Dieffencachia Maculata cv
The correct scientific name for Spotted dumb cane is? Dieffencachia Maculata cv
This plant should be moved outdoors in a protected place during the summer month to encourage accelerated growth. It should be watered daily and fertilized every two weeks during this period. direct sun will scortch the foliage Corn Plant Dracaena
This plant shoould be grown in areas where the average light intensity iss 100-150 ft. candles for 12 hrs. with the min. being 50 ft. candles. The plant produces well in reduced light & is likely among the top two or three plants for indoor use. Corn Plant
The foliage of this plant is a strap shaped rosette of dark green, arching, broadly striped and banded leaves with yellow down the center. the leaves are 18-24 inches long Corn Plant Dracaena
Soil moisture should be kept on the slightly dry side for this plant. When growing indoors, this plant should be fertilized every month to 6 weeks depending on amount of light. Dracaena fragrans 'Massangeana'
This popular infoor plant is very tolerant of low light intensity. It responds best to fertile, well-drained, potting mixtures of garden loam soil, organic matter and sand Dracaena fragrans 'Massangeana'
This plant is one of the most versatile of all indoor plants; however,tip burn is a common problem. It is usually a result of excessive moisture or inadiquate light, mealy bugs and aphids are common insect problems for this plant. Corn Plant Dracaena
This plant is among the most widely used tropical plants. When using this plant for general indoor plantings, it grows in reduced light but will toleate morning sunlight if the change to outdoors is gradual Dracaena deremensis 'Warneckii'
This moderately-slow growing plant prefers a fertile,loose,well-drained soil. The variegated foliage is usually clustered near the top of long stalks with the lower foliage dropping off as the plant matures,exposing bare trunks. Wareneckii Dracaena
The leaves of this plant are sword shaped with green and white stripes and are usually clustered near the top of the stalk Dracaena Deremensis 'Warneckii'
This dependable interior plant will suffer leaf damage in the form of tip browning, premature drip, and tip burn. Warneckii Dracaena
This dependable interior plant,which can tolerate relatively low light intensity, has many horticultural variations available. new selections include dwarf and more compact varieties. Dracaena deremensis 'Warneckii'
This plant should be planted in a porous soil mix containing a high organic and sand content.It should be re-potted every 2-3 yrs., or when it's pot bound.`fertilizer needs to be applied every 4-6 weeks. inside, and every 2-3 weeks if outside. Warneckii Dracaena
4-6 hrs. of natural light per day should be provided for best results. If these conditions are not met,rotate the plants every 6-8 wks. to locations with better conditions.100-150 ft. candles of light for 12 hr. duration with a min. being 50 ft. Dracaena deremensis 'Warneckii'
Side buds will produce new growth relatively fast, especially if plants are placed outdoors during the summer months. Periodic grooming on this plant may be required as old foliage becomes unsightly. Warneckii dracena
'Janet Craig,' with its broad dark green leaves , is a highly popular selection of this plant. Warneckii Dracaena
The correct scientific name for the Warneckii Dracaena is: Dracaena deremensis 'Warneckii'
Native of Japan, this plant is widely planted in the region for its attractive foliage, which is stiff, shiny above, dark blue-green, and 8-10 in. across.It has a moderate tolerance to salt spray and has outstanding shade tolerance. Fatsia japonica
This course textured plant, propagated by cuttings and seeds, needs a lose, well-drained, moist soil, and partial shade, especially during the afternoon. It grows slowly until it becomes well established. Japanese fatsia
The glossy green leaves of this plant,supported by petioles that are 8-12 in. long are often small and burn in full sunlight.can be an indoor plant, should be outside during summer. Fatsia japonica
The creamy white winter blooms on this plant produce rounded clusters of berry-like fruit that are black. Collected seeds in late winter& early spring are easy to germinate.The black pulp is cleaned off,then planted in a mixture of moist peat moss & sand. Fatsia japonica
This plant, which can be used as a tub specimen, is not fully hardy during cold winters in the upper south. It should be fertilized in late winter or early spring using a general purpose fertilizer. Japanese Fatsia
Some of the problems with this plant is its lack of ability to tolerate heavy,wet, poorly drained soils. Also scale insect is a severe pest, often killing the plant when sever infestation occurs. Japanese fatsia
The correct scientific name for the Japanese Fatsia is: Fatsia japonica
This plant is not hardy for Louisiana, but is very versatile as an indoor plant, if several hours of natural light are made available daily. It is intolerant of low, indirect light. It will grow in full sun to partial shade. Weeping Fig
This plant, used as a large scale indoor container specimen, has graceful drooping branches and a medium fine texture. Ficus Benjamina
This plant responds well to outdoor culture during the summer in a protected position. Plants should be watered daily & fertilized every month when growing outdoors. Aerial rootlets are common on this plant. Weeping fig
This tree is also incorrectly called the banyan tree. Fiscus Benjamina
This plant will drop its leaves when there are sudden changes in growing conditions and when there is lo indirect light. Fiscus Benjamina
A widely used indoor plant is a large tree in its native habitat of India. Fiscus Benjamina
The correct scientific name for weeping fig is: Fiscus Benjamina
This plant has a medium growth rate indoors and rapid growth rate outdoors in warm climates. It is cold hardy for outdoor use in Zone 10 and the lower part of Zone 9. Decora Rubber plant
This plant is a large tree in its native habitat of Malaya. It grows well in full sun to partial shade. Decora rubber plant
Old spindly plants of this type may be rejuvenated by cutting back the top to within 18 inches of the soil line i late winter. Plants should be placed outdoors during the summer months. Fiscus elastica 'Decora'
A fertile, well-drained potting mixture of five parts organic matter, two parts sandy loamy soil, and one part coarse builder sand is good growing medium for this plant. Fiscus elastica 'Decora'
This plant with its irregular form and coarse texture, has a dark blue-green foliage. Sudden changes in growing conditions such as , light, moisture, humidity will cause leaf drop. Rubber plant
A large tree in its native habitat of Malaya, this plant is commonly used as a large scale indoor container specimen. It has irregular form, coarse texture, with dark glossy, blue-green foliage that is thick and 6-11 inches long. Fiscus elastica 'Decor'
This plant is not expensive,and is highly promoted and readily available. There are more disappointments than success with this plant.They are intolerant of harsh growing conditions, light intensity, and are found mostly indoors. Decora Rubber plant
This plant is grown in large outdoor nurseries in central America. Decora rubber plant
The correct scientific name for the rubber plant is: Fiscus elastica 'Decora'
This plant,native to China,is a highly popular summer flowering shrub in southern landscapes. It grows well in full sun to partial shade. It needs a moist, well-drained, fertile soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.0 Gardenia jasminoides
Although this plant is an excellent specimen, white fly, sooty mold, and cottony cushion scale are serious problems requiring periodic spraying. Common Gardenia
This plant is very sensitive to heavy, poorly drained clay soil. This usually coincides with chlorosis due to unavailable iron Common Gardenia
This evergreen,summer flowering shrub has a distinctive fragrance. Gardenia jasminoides
This plant is a very popular plant in old gardens of the south. Several outstanding specimen can be found at Rosedown Gardens in St. Francisville, LA Common Gardenia
This mounding, evergreen shrub is often planted as a mass screening Gardenia jasminoides
'August Beauty' ,'Mystery', and 'Veitchi' are common cultivators of this plant. Common Gardenia
These evergreen shrubs are usually long-lived where growing conditions are favorable. space must be provided for a large plant;Otherwise frequent pruning will be needed Gardenia Jasminoides
The correct scientific name for the common gardenia is: Gardenia Jasminoides
This plant produces fan shaped leaves with parallel venation that turn golden yellow in the fall. Ginko biloba
The female tree of this plant produces a fouls smelling fruit, so only male trees should be planted Ginko Biloba
This plant, native to China is sometimes referred to as the living fossil. Ginko Biloba
This long lived tree is tolerant of city conditions, insects, diseases, and drought. Maidenhair Tree
This plant, known for its strong structure, is also known to have grown for 150 million years Maidenhair tree
This very slow growing plant is one of our oldest known plants. It thrives in well-drained soil. It is widely planted around the U.S. Ginko biloba
This decidious tree has spectacular autumn color and completes its leaf drop in a short periods of 5-7 days. Bald Cypress
This plant, Propagated by seeds,layering, grafting, or cuttings, is sometimes called the street tree Maidenhair tree
The correct scientific name for the Maidenhair tree is: Ginko Biloba
This plant, native of Europe, Canary Island, North Africa, and Asia, was brought to the U.S. by early colonists. English Ivy
This slow growing, shade loving plant is propagated by cuttings or layering. make 6-10 in.long cuts in Nov.-Dec. The beds should be 8-10 in. deep.The cuttings should be 8-10 in. apart. rooting occurs in spring. Hedera Helix
This slow growing,woody vine can climb to 40 feet in trees using aerial rootlets. English Ivy
The foliage if this plant has usually three to five lobes and is dark green. It is extremely shade tolerant and is widely used as a noncompetitive ground cover for under-plantings, such as bulbs and other shade tolerant plants. Hedera Helix
This plant, often seen growing on tree trunks and in canopies, has many aired functions in landscapes. it is used on an arbor,trellis,fence coverings, or as espalier or topiary designs. They make excellent container plantings&are often seen in planters English Ivy
This shade loving woody vine requires a loose, porous, well drained, moist soil to achieve acceptable performance. It can be grown in considerable sunlight if these conditions are met and the plant is maintained. Hedera Helix
There are more than 50 named cultivators with many leaf variations, from lobbed to round and heart-shaped what have smooth, wavy, ruffles or curled leaf margins. English Ivy
This plant is susceptible to root&stem fungus,which can kill the plant. A fungicide drench should be used several times each month in July, August,and September. Late application of fertilizer can encourage diseases. Hedera Helix
Two or more foliage types may be observed o this plant depending on the age of planting. These variations are normally observed immediately prior to the plant climbing. Flowering and fruiting often occur on mature plants. English Ivy
The correct scientific name for English Ivy is: Hedera Helix
Native of china and japan, this popular perennial has foliage that forms a low mounding clump with dense growth and coarse texture. Hosta species
the low growing tufted ground cover plants are well adapted for the cooler regions of the country in zones 5,6&7. some species preform well in zone 9, where they have relatively sort dormant period. They usually have broad,oval or heart shaped leaves. Hosta
The best way to propagate this plant is by divisions of clumps and seeds. The sometimes fragrant flowers are usually blue, white, or lilac and appear in summer and autumn. Hosta species
This plant does well in woodland settings where the soil is porous and the organic matter is high. Good drainage is essential. They are easy to grow and preform better in the south than once thought. They are excellent as borders. hosta
The occasional spraying of the foliage of this plant is done to prevent damage by leaf eating insects is about all the special care they require during the summer.Fertilize in the early spring with all purpose plant food. Hosta species
Some of the more popular species of this clumping ground cover plant include Decorata, fotunei,'Honeybells', japonica, and ventricosa. Hosta
Some of the more popular species of this clumping ground cover plant include plantaginea 'royal standard' ,sieboldiana 'elegans', 'gold crown' and undulata 'Albo-marginata' Hosta Species
This species of hosta has the largest flower stalk of all other species at 30 in. Decorata
This species of hosta has a tight rosette crown with thick yellow-edged leaves H. 'Gold Crown'
This species of hosta is reported to do well in the deep south. ventricosa
The correct scientific name for the hosta: Hosta species
This variety of Chinese holly has only one spine 'Carissa'
Some cultivators of this plant include Burfordii,Rotunda, Carissa,and Needlepoint. Chinese Holly
This plant can be used as a sreen or barrior around windows and other areas because of the doark glossy green, sharp pointed,bristly, plastic-like foliage Ilex cornuta cv.
This variety of Chinese holly is very spiny. 'Rotunda'
This plant is valued in landscapes for its conspicious red berries in winter and its glossy,dark, evergreen foliage that can be cut and used in arrangements. Chinese Holly
This plant has the largest fruit of all the hollies. Ilex cornuta cv.
A native of North China, this medium fast growing, widely cultivated plant is parent to several varieties of its species. Ilex Cornuta cv
Although tolerant of most soil conditions, this plant does best in fertile, well drained soil with a clay base. It has dense foliage in sun but is relatively sparse in shade.It can be propogated by seeds or cuttings. Chinese Holly
This vigiorous medium textures plant produces a red berry with no seeds. Some cultivras of this plant do nor need male plans to produce berries. Ilex cornuta cv.
Scale insect is a severe problem on this medium textured, upright, oval plant with strong spines found on its leaves. Chinese Holly
The correct scientific name for chinese holly is: Ilex cornuta cv
This holly produces black fruit. Japanese Holly
This plant, with its upright oval form, medium texture and growth rate,and dense compact growth is one of the bes selections of its species. It grows well in sun to partial shade in moist, fertile ,well drained soil. Ilex crenata cv.
Both surface and internal drainage are essential for this medium-small evergreen shrub with dark, rich green leaves. Otherwise it is plagues with root disease problems. Japanese Holly
Old specimines of this plant have interesting, somewhat irregular form but are seldom seen because of the severe pruning techniques used to maintain it as a clipped hedge. Ilex Crenata cv.
'Rotundifolia' and 'Microphylla' are two of the varities of this evergreen shrub. 'Rotundifolia' is the oldest and for many years the most popular. 'Microphylla' has an upright,dense form with small,fine tetured leaves. Japanese Holly.
This plant produces black fruit in autumn and winter that is often concealed by the foliage. It may be used as a single specimen or in mass plantings in the landscape. Japanese Holly
The correct scientific name for Japanese Holly is: Ilex crenata cv.
This pant has a slow growth rate,but does well in sun and shade. It has an even pyramidal form with medium texture and dense mass. The canopy is sparce when grown in shade,& branches are short and spreading. American Holly
This plant produces abundant fruit in autumn to spring that wildlife use for food. Its flowers are whit but inconspicuous. Ilex Opaca
This plant is propagated by seeds and cuttigs, It prefers fertile,well-drained soil and is usually found in rich,moist bottomlands,borders of swamps and dry but well protected slopes. They are frequently found on sandy soils near the coast. American Holly
This long lived, evergreen tree has yellow-green foliage, abundant bright red berries and a gray trunk. Often used as a screening, it is a very desireable ornamental plant. American Holly
This plant is widely distributed in its native habitat of Massachusetts to FLorida and Texas. Ilex Opaca
This plant is commonly found on sandy soils near the coast but prefers fertile, well drained soil. It is also found in rich,moist bottomlands, borders of swamps and dry but well protected slopes Ilex Opaca
This plant, often grown for its even, pyramidal form, had a medium texture and a dense mass, except when planted in the shade where the canopy becomes more sparse Ilex Opaca
Some of the landscape values for this plant include its grey trunk and yellow-green foliage. American Holly
This long lives , evergreen tree has abundant fruit and often used as wildlife food. American Holly
This slow growing plant does well in sun and shade. It is propagated by seed and cuttings. Its short soreading branches give it an even pyramidal form. American Holly
This plant, native from Massachusetts to Florida and Texas, is commonly found in rich, moist bottomlands, borders of swams and dry, but well portected slopes. American Holly
Oval leaves with remote spiny teeth occour on these plants that are frequently found on sandy soils near the coast. Ilex Opaca
The correct scientific name for the American Holly is : Ilex Opaca
This multiple stemmed plant is good as a screening mass for seaside locations because of its tolerance for salt spray. Ilex Vomitoria
This plant, which is native to woodland areas, usually grows best in well-drained soils. Yaupon
'Foemina' is the common berry producing varitey of this plant. Birds often flock to these trees to eat these translucent berries Yaupon
This plant , native from virginia to Florida to Texas, tolerates most conditions in Louisiana, including costal areas. Yaupon
Fruiting is best in full sun with this plant;however it also grows well in partial shade. Ilex Vomitoria
This very tough and dependable holly is frequently given specail pruning treatment in the horticulture induster because of its ability to be sculpted. Ilex Vomitoria
This plant often becomes a pest in Louisiana because of its high populations, which often form thickets. Yaupon
Only the females of this excellent fruiting plant produce translucent berries in late fall through winter. Yaupon
The correct scientific name for the yaupon is: Ilex Vomitoria
This plant, native to the Himalayas, China and Japan, is a very popular low-spreading evergreen shrub in the region. Juniperus Chinensis 'Pfitzeriana'
This medium-fast growing plant prefers a sunny open location with sandy,loamy, moderately moist soil, but will grow well in rather dry, rocky, or gravelly soil. Dwarf pfitzer Juniper
When propagating the seeds of this shrub, expect them to germinate in the second or third year; otherwise use cuttings of nearly ripened wood in the fall. Juniperus Chinensis 'Pfitzeriana'
This broad, wide spreding shrub with horizontally spreading branches, is a durable landscape plant that forms a dense mass and becomes more open with age. Dwarf pfirzer juniper
This fine textured plant produces two types of leaves on the same plant, scale-like and needle-like, that have a bluish band. Juniperus chinensisn'Pfitzeriana'
The popular variety 'Hetzi' of theis plant has a 45 degree branching. Dwarf Pfitzer Juniper
This long-lived plant is difficult to confine in a small space and is not easily pruned. They are difficult to transplant and are usually not worth the effort and cost, considering the high mortality rate. Juniperus chinensus 'Pfitzeriana'
'Hetzi' and 'Pfitzer Aurea' are cultivators of this popular plant. Dwarf Pfitzer Juniper
The correct scientific name for the Dwarf Pfizer Juniper is: Juniperus chinensis 'Pfitzeriana'
This native of China preforms best in full sun and in loose, well-drained soil with a pH of 5.0 - 6.5 Lagerstroemia indica cv.
This plant relatively easy to transplant in large sizes; however care must be taken when choosing a location because of this plant's unwillingness to grow in shade. Crape Myrrtle
This native of china is wildly naturilized in the southern U.S.. It has no equal amoung small flowering trees. Crape Myrtle
Pests for this borad spreading shrub include bagworms, spidermites,canker and blight. Jiniperus chinensis 'Pfitzeriana'
This small flowering tree can adapt to a wide variety of growing conditions, however is is highly abused due to improper pruning practices. Crape Myrtle
Milder, sooty mold, and aphids are serious pests of this summer flowering tree. As a result, several applications of an insecticide during the growing season may be necessary for control of these problems Crape Myrtle
Branches or trunks of this buff colored plant with exfoliating bark should be thinned and not sheared across the top because this improper pruning practice will cause heavy, swollen joint-like structures on the main trunk. Lagerstroemia indica cv.
The flowers of this plant usually have fringed petals and come in a wide variety of colors including white, pink, purple, and watermelon red. Crape Myrtle
Highly desirable selections are easily to vegetatively propagate. Take 6-8 inch long dormant cuttings in December and place in a moist sandy soil for the remainder of winter. Rooting is normally easy and takes place in spring. Crape Myrtle
The fruit of this plant is a dark brown woody capsule that remains throughout most of winter. Lagerstroemia indica cv.
These deciduous plants should be selected at a very early age for particular form, type, and number of trunks. Single-trunk plants are available for small, restricted spaces; multiple-trunk forms are avaiflable for large specimen types. Lagerstroemia indica cv.
The correct scientific name for Crape myrtle is: Lagerstroemia indica cv.
This plant,native to Japan and Korea,is a widely used evergreen shrub in the South. It is tolerant of most conditions except poor drainage. Japanese Privet
This plant, propagated by seeds and cuttings, has fragant flowers, and autumn and winter fruit. This fruit often atteacts birds in late winter. Ligustrum japonicum cv
This plant's major problems include white fly, leaf spot, and root rot. These can be controlled by spraying. Japanese Privet
The cultivars of this plant are 'Howardii' and 'Frasieri' and have variegated foliage. Ligustrum japonicum cv.
Although many people dislike this plant, it is a highly dependable evergreen shrub or small tree that tolerates adverse conditions in many landscapes. Japanese Privet
This plant had a medium fast growth rate. It is a dense evergreen plant with glossy dark green wavy foliage an us often used as a screen. Ligustrum japonicum cv.
This plant can be maintained as a clipped hedge as well as a multi-trunk, small evergreen tree. It will tolerate heavy pruning and urban conditions. Japanese Privet
The small white flowers found on this plant appear in spring and have a heavy fragrance which can be a nuisance in some situations. Ligustrum japonicum cv.
The fruit of this medium textured plant is green turning black in autumn. Japanese Privet
The correct scientific name for the Japanese Privet is: Ligustrum japonicum cv.
these plants are widely distributed in the south but are absent in the flood plains since they prefer moist, fertile soil with good drainage. They are sensitive to high water like in New Orleans. State tree of Tennessee. Liriodendron tulipfera
This plant is very sensitive to a high water table such as found in New Orleans. May be used as a park, street, and lawn tree. Tuliptree
State tree of Tennessee. Liriodendron tulipfera
This plant, native to this region, has a pyramidal form, coarse texture, yellow autumn color and is a clean shade tree. Tuliptree
This plant, with high aspiring branches and flattened duckbill-shaped buds, is normally present with other hardwoods. Liriodendron tulipfera
The wood of this plant is somewhat brittle in young fast growing specimens. Tuliptree
This plant has two inch long, greenish-yellow marked with orange tulip shaped flower that appears with the foliage in spring. Flowers occur when the tree is 5-7 years old. Liriodendron tulipfera
The foliage of this plant had four lobes and is similar to the shape of a tulip. It is bright green color and turns yellow in autumn. Tuliptree
The fruit of this tree is about 2-3 inches long and is very conspicuous after the leaves fall. Liriodendron tulipfera
This plant does not transplant readily in large sizes, but relatively fast rate of growth makes up for the difference in size. Tuliptree
The correct scientific name of the tulip tree is: Liriodendron tulipfera
This plant, with dark, blue green folige is very popular in landscapes because it combines well with other shrubs. It can also be grown as a tub specimen. Gardenia Jasminoides
Pests for this broad spreading shrub include bagworms, spider mites,canker and blight. Juniperus chinensis 'Pfitzeriana'
The growth rate of this coarse textured plant is medium-slow but can be accelerated with the application of a high nitorgen fertilizer. Magnolia grandiflora
This large summer flowering tree thrives in loose, koist, fertile acid soil.It will grow in full sun to partial shade; however the flowers are sparser in shade. Magnolia grandiflora
The dense shade produced by this plant often requires a substitute for grass to be planted under the tree. Southern Magnolia
Some cultivators of this plant include 'Majestic Beauty', 'St Mary', and 'Russet' Southern Magnolia
This popular evergreen tree is native to North Carolina, to Florida and Texas. It grows in association with beech, oaks, and other hardwoods. Southern Magnolia
This plant is very sensitive to depth of planting and heavy compact soils. Trees planted in these conditions will appear stunted. Southern Magnolia
This densley foliated plant can be high maintenance plant due to the fact that it will drop its leaves throughout the year Southern Magnolia
This dense, salt tolernat plant has a rusty color on the underside of the leaf. Magnolia grandiflora
This plant is a climax species that grows in association with beech, oaks, and other hardwoods. It has stout green twigs and 4-8 inch long stiff leathery shiny green leaves. Magnolia grandiflora
The flowerss of this plant are white, 7-8 inches across, highly fragrent, and appear from April to June. The plant will not flower untill tree growth slows, which is usually around 7 years Magnolia grandiflora
The fruit of this plant is a cone-like structure about 3-4 inches long with bright red, shiny seeds that hang from a filament-like thread when ripe Southern Magnolia
This large summer flowering tree will bloom sooner and more profusely if the roots are confined. Southern Magnolia
The correct scientific name for the southern magnolia is: Magnolia grandiflora
The smooth grey multi-trunk character and large, interesting, fuzzy buds in winter make up this plant's value in the landscape Chinese Magnolia
This plant is becoming very popula rin Southern Landscapes duein part to its white spring flowers,erect form, and fruit that attract wildlife. pyrus calleryana 'Bradford'
This small floering decidious tree preforms best in full sunlight and loose, loamy soil with a pH of 5.0 to 6.5. It blooms in late winter to early spring before the foliage Chinese Magnolia
The cultivators of this plant include 'Alba', 'Alexandrina', and 'Rubra' Chinese Magnolia
The large, showy, fuzzy buds of this plant appear in winter and sometimes open during mild winter days. This usually results in frost damage to the flower. Buds that do survive will produce highly fragrent flowers in late winter Magnolia x soulangiana
This small, flowering tree, with a meduim growth rate, is widely grown in the south. It is considered a favorite of small trees. Chinese Magnolia
The saucer-shaped flower on this plant is usually purplish or rose on the outside with a creamy white center. Chinese Magnolia
The correct scientific name for Chinese Magnolia is: Magnolia x soulangiana
The pink, fragrant flowers on this plant appear in early spring before and with the foliage. The flower buds are much darker than open flowers. Malus species & cv.
This plant is native from Virginia to Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana. It is widely distributed along small stream bottoms and woodland edges where soil is moist. Flowering Crabapple
This plant's leaves are dull green above, and light green below. Toothed leaves occour on shoots of rapid growth and summer branches with zigzag stems. The branches are charcoal colored. Flowering Crabapple
This plant has value as a multi-trunk, small flowering tree. Because they commonly grow along woodland edges they are a source of wildlife food. Flowering Crabapple
Some species of this native tree produce an edible fruit that is commonly used in making jelly and preserves. Malus species & cv.
Leaf spot usually defoliates these trees prematurely in late summer. The tree is usually short lived. In its native habitst, root suckers help to maintain its population. Flowering Crabapple
This plant, with its broad mounding form with crooked, irregular branching, is propagated by seeds and root sprouts. Its yellow-green edible fuit matures in fall. Malis species & cv.
Preformance as a cultivated tree is unpredictable for this short-lived plant. However, it is a good choice in the landscape as a small flowering tree because of its ability to tolerate moist soil conditions and full sun to partial shade. Malus species & cv.
The correct scientific name for Flowering crabapple is: Malus species & cv.
This native of China and Japan is widelt used ofer the entire southern region. Its erect form with foliage at the top of stiff multiple stems make this an attractive addition to the landscape. Nandina domestica
This plant, athough tolerant of most conditions, does best in fertile, moist soil in full sun to partial shade. The bipinnately and tripinnately compound leaves are tinged with red when young and turn bright red in winter. Heavenly Bamboo
The small white flowers found on the tips of the flower stalks of this plant appear in April and produce bright red berries in Autumn snd Winter. Nandina Domestica
This fine textured plant is slightly salt tolerant and grows well in containers. For red foliage color,the plant should be located in a sunny, edxposed location. Heavenly Bamboo
To keep these plants dense and compact they should be thinned by removing one third of the tallest canes each year near gound level in late winter. Nadina domestica
Thos plant will tolerate considerable shade where the form will be upright and open. IOt is one of the most durable plants available for a single clump or heavy mass. Heavenly Bamboo
Available cultivars of this plant include 'Compacta', 'Nana', and 'Hsrbour Dwarf' Nandina Domestica
'Harbour Dwarf' is a popular cultivar of this plant because of its low growing, dense form and compact mass. These miniature forms are prone to mildew, a disease which requires frequent spraying, especailly in the lower South. Heavenly Bamboo
The correct scientific name for the Heavenly Bamboo is: Nandina domestica
Anative of Japan this highly popular large evergreen shrub of this region is especailly well adapted for the upper South. It has soft natural growth if not harshly pruned. Photinia glabra
This plant preforms best in a loose, moist sand, well-drained soil and full sunlight for best leaf coloration. The new growth is bright red, turning green after several weeks. Japanese Photinia
This large evergreen shrub has an upright oval form that is often used as a screening mass or a hedge. It requires full sunlight to have intense red foliage. Photinia glabra
This large evergreen shrub is relatively easy way to keep within a giving area by pruining. The new foliage following the pruning willbe red regarldless of the season. Japanese Photinia
This plant is highly popular for its outstanding foliage color, especailly at the time of new growth in early spring. However root fungud and fire blight are problems in the lower south. Photinia glabra
Do not plant these large evergreen shrubs unless theyt are near perfect drainage conditions in the soil since this plant is sensitive to heavy, poorly drained soils. It's essential that they get loose, well drained soil. Japanese Photinia
The correct scientific name for the Japanese Photinia is: Photinia glabra
Native from New Jersy to Texas, this evergreen tree will rapidly invade idle feilds. It's not found growing naturally on costal plains and on the lower Piedmont Plateau. Pinus taeda
This fast growing plant preferrs sun and is propigated by seed produces a yellow pollen cone in March followed by a 2-6 inch long prickly brown cone Loblolly Pine
The leaves are found in groups of three, are slender and 6-9 inches long. It's an excellent high shade tree for many under-story trees and shrubs. pinus taeda
This large evergreen tree that grows well in poor soils has bark that is divided into broad, thick ridges by deep furrows. It has reddish brown twigs. Loblolly pine
Problems associated with thi splant include fusiform rust, which is a serious disease for which there is no control, and tip moth and colaspis bettle are two insect pests. Pinus taeda
The correct scientific name for the Loblolly pine is: Pinus Taeda
The cultivar 'Maki' of this plant has small leaves and is shrub-like. It hs excellent gray-green color on new growth, making it an attractive landsacpe plant. Podocarpus macrophyllus
This plant, propogated by seeds and cuttings, hasa fine texture , and is commonly used as a screening mass. It can be heavily clipped, although the natural form is usuallt preferred. Japanese yew
This plant has a narrow,upright, columnar form with horizontally spreading branches and somewhat pendant bracnhes. It has a fine texture and a very dense mass, maing it useful in the landscape as a screening mass. Japanese yew
This relatively slow-growing native of Japan is a highly popular shrub in the lower south and on the west coast. It is often used as a container plant in the north and east. Japanese yew
This plant has yellow catkin like male flowers and inconspicious female flowers.The female flowers produce an oval shaped purple-violet edible berry Podocarpus macrophyllus
This plant can be maintained as an evergreen shrub or a small tree. it's very sensitive to heavy,poorly drained clay soils, where root fungus can be a problem. Better than average soil preperation is necessary for good preformaance of this plant. Japanese yew
The correct botanical name for the Japanese yew is: Podocarpus macrophyllus
This small deciduous flowering tree is native of southwest Asia. It has a medium to fast growth rate and performs best in full sun and well drained soils. Thundercloud Flowering Plum
Some of the cultivars of this plant include: 'Atropurpurea', 'Hollywood', and 'Thundercloud'. Prunus cerasifera
The foliage and stems of this plant are dark purple. The leaved are finely serrated and usually bleached in the summer. The stems have lenticels. Thundercloud Flowering Plum
The flowers on this plant are fragrant and usually appear before the foliage in the spring. The are usually pink-white. Flowering occurs after the tree is 3-5 years old. Thundercloud Flowering Plum
The distinctive foliage color and spring flowers make this accent plant a highly visible specimen in landscapes. It is most effective tucked into plantings of neutral green foliage. It provides strong contrast in landscape settings. Prunus cerasifera 'Thundercloud'
This plant is usually short lived in the extreme South due to pest including borers and scale. The will often bleach the foliage in fully exposed locations in the lower South . It will often not retain its purple color in dense shade. Thundercloud Flowering Plum
The correct scientific name for the Thundercloud Flowering Plum is: prunus cerasifera 'Thundercloud'
This medium-fast growing native of Europe western Asia is widely planted in the South. It is very valuable for seasonal interest and can be used as espalier on walls and other flat surfaces. Firethorn
The upright spreading form , and heavy horizontal branches, that posses numerous short spines,of this plant make it an excellent choice for a screening mass in landscapes. pyracantha coccineea
This plant thrives in full son on fertile, well drained, and acid to alkaline (pH 5.5-7.5) soil. It's propagated by seeds or cutting of ripened wood in the fall. Its not easy to transplant, especially in large sizes. Firethorn
The small white spring blooms of this plant are somewhat prominent. They produce clusters of conspicuous bright orange-red apple-like berries in the fall that are persistent throughout winter into early spring where wildlife uses them as food. Pyracantha coccinea
A prominent feature of this fine textured plant is its prominent clusters of bright orange-red berries that are produced on two year wood. care should be taken since this plant can not tolerate severe pruning. Firethorn
This plant can be trained into espalier by removing all branches which grow out of the desired form. Pyracantha coccinea
Fire blight is a severe disease problem on old specimens of this relatively short lived espalier plant. Other major pests include white fly, scale,spider mites, and sooty mold. Fire thorn
Major cultivators of this plant include 'Lalandei' , 'Lowboy', 'Pauciflora','Aurea', 'Kasan', and 'Monrovia' Pyracantha coccinea
The correct scientific name for the firethorn is: Pyracanthia coccinea
This deciduous tree, also known as the sidewalk tree, is well suited to small urban sites. Bradford Pear
This plant has a medium to fast rate and prefers full sun and a fertile well-drained soil. It has a columnar form when young. Pyrus caclleryana 'Bradford'
This plant has a columnar shape when young becoming more oval with age. It is somewhat susceptible to the disease fire blight. Bradford Pear
This plant has a medium-fast growth rate, prefers sun, and fertile, well drained soil.It is also known as a sidewalk tree. Pyrus calleryana 'Bradford'
This deciduous tree is excellent for small, urban sites. Its ability to live in these conditions has earned it the nickname of the sidewalk tree. Bradford Pear
This plant is columnar when young, becoming more oval with age. It is becoming more popular in the South as a spring flowering tree. Pyrus calleryana 'Bradford'
The new leaves on this sidewalk tree are coppery color but quickly turn bright green. In the fall, the leaves become heavy, glossy, and purple in color. Bradford pear
The correct scientific name for the Bradford pear is: Pyrus Calleryana 'Bradford'
This native of Southern United States is distributed in Louisiana in well-drained locations, but isn't abundant. It is found on deep, rich bottomland soils along streams and swamp borders;usually occurring as occasional tree in mixed hardwood forests Quercus Shumardii
This plant has foliage that is about 6-8 inches long and lobed. The lobes are widest at the tip with bristly teeth on the tips. The leaves turn red in the fall. Shumard Oak
The flower on this excellent large shade tree consists of a yellow-green to brown drooping catkin in spring. The fruit is inclosed in a shallow cup shaped enclosure that is attached up to one third of the nut. Quercus shumardii
The large shade tree has very dependable red autumn color for the lower south. It has an oval form with glossy foliage. Shumard Oak
The correct scientific name for Shumard Oak is: Quercus ahumardii
Yellow green catkins in early spring and thick, dark, heavily ridged and deep furrowed bark are two of the features that make this plant attractive in the landscape. Live Oak
This large evergreen tree is native from Virginia to Florida and Mexico. It is often associated with the Deep South , where it's widely grown. It's tolerant if a wide range of soil conditions but does best in moist fertile soil. Quercus Virginiana
This large, evergreen tree has a broad, spreading form and is very long lived. It's easily transplanted in large sizes. It will tolerate salt spray and a wide variety of soil conditions. Live Oak
This large, long lived evergreen tree with a broad-spreading form that is tolerant of salt spray. The bark is thick, dark and divided into broad, heavy ridges by deep furrows. Quercus virginiana
This plant, with its short thick trunk and broad spreading,mounding form, when mature has almost horizontal branches that grow near the ground. It has a medium fast growth rate for the first 10 yrs. then it slows. Live Oak
The leaves of this long lived tree are usually leathery, dark glossy, and blue-green. The leaf margin of summer growth is usually sparsely toothed, almost holly like. Quercus virginiana
Dieback is a problem in these old trees growing under stress. Growth rate can be accelerated by annual applications of fertilizer and supplementary watering during the summer. Apply 1/2 - 2 lbs of complete fertilizer per yr of age of tree in late winter Live Oak
The natural form of this evergreen tree is best if specimens are allowed to grow in large open spaces. It's less successful as a street tree in some cases Live Oak
The correct scientific name for the live oak is: Quercus Virginiana
This native of China has become a highly versatile , widely planted intermediate sized shrub. It preforms well in a moist,fertile,well-drained soil and grows best in positions which receive direct morning sunlight. Raphiolepis indica
The form on this plant is dense-mounding on the cultivar. Some are very compact and low growing while others are open, tall and rangy Indian Hawthorn
This plant has thick, stiff branches with medium textured foliage. The leaves are bluntly toothed, dark green and leathery and are denser near the tips of the branches. Raphiolepis indica
The white to rosy pink flowers on this plant bloom profusely in mid-spring and intermittently through summer and fall. Indian Hawthorn
The fruit of this dense mounding plant appear as prominent green berries that turn purple in autumn. They are normally borne in clusters. Raphiolepis indica
The low to medium sized shrub can list white to rosy pink flowers, purple to black fruit, and copper colored new foliage. It can tolerate salt spray. Indian Hawthorn
The most important considerations for good growth are adequate drainage, proper soil preparation, several hours of direct sunlight each day, and good air circulation.If any of these factors are not met, the performance can be unpredictable. Raphiolepis indica
Cercospora leaf spot is a serious disease of some cultivators of this plant. It will be less severe if the plants are protected from heave dews and provided with about 6 hours of direct sunlight each day. Indian Hawthorn
It's very easy to keep the size of these plants restricted by selective pruning after flowering. Profuse flower blooms occur in mid-spring but continue intermittently throughout summer and fall. Raphiolepis indica
Some of the most popular cultivars of this plant include 'Ballerina' , 'Pink Cloud' , 'Jack Evans', and 'Enchantress' Indian Hawthorn.
Some of the most popular cultivars of this plant include 'Springtime' ,'Clara', 'Janice', and 'Peggy'. Indian Hawthorn
The correct scientific name for the Indian Hawthorn is: Raphiolepis indica
This plant, usually planted for seasonal color, requires full sun and a raised bed with loose, fertile, well-drained soil. Hybrid Tea Rose
This type of rose possesses great vigor and produces long canes. They have many variations and require support Climbers and Ramblers
These plants require a rather a very strict spraying schedule and annual pruning due t pest problems and rapid growth. Hybrid Tea rose
This most recently introduced type of rose has medium to large sized blooms in small clusters on long stems. Grandiflora
This type of rose usually grows only 12-15 inches high. Miniature Rose
When new, these fast growing shrubs should be planted in winter. They should be pruned once they have been established. Hybrid Tea Rose
The leaves of this fast growing shrub are compound, with three to five leaflets and glossy. When pruning, the plant should be cut back to a five-leaflet leaf. Flowers are borne on new wood. Rosa x cv.
These plants are highly specialized. Each type requires special cultural practices to produce quality flowers. A reference on these plants should be consulted before making a major investment in this plant. Rosa x cv.
This plant's color from spring through fall, its ability to be used as a cut flower, or color display as a bedding plant make this an excellent choice for a colorful landsape plant. Hybrid Tea Rose
Large cone shaped flower clusters used primarily in mass plantings for color accent over an extended period are characteristics of this type of rose. Polyanthas
This type of rose profuse aount of medium sized blooms in flat topped clusters that is typically used for color displays. Floribundas
This type of rose produces a profuse amount of medium sized blooms in flat topped clusters that is typically used for color displays. Floribundas
This type of rose produces large pointed buds and stems. The blooms are borne either singly or in clusters of 3-5 blooms per stem Hybrid Tea
This relatively long-lived plant does not preform as well in the extreme South as it does in the upper South. Thin out old, nonproductive canes at or near ground level encourage new growth. Bridal Wreath
This plant is often planted along with azaleas because it looms soon after they do. It has the best fall color of its entire species. Bridal Wreath
This plant should be fertilized in late winter with a complete fertilizer (8-8-8) at the rate of 1 cup per well-established plant. Bridal wreath
A native of Korea and China, this plant has an upright, vase-like form with button-like double white spring blooms in early spring before the leaves thickly set clusters along the branches. Spiraea prunifolia
The foliage of this plant is about 1 inch long, dark, glossy green, finely toothed, pointed on both ends and sometimes displays red or yellow autumn color. Bridal wreath
Thin ou told, nonproductive canes at or near ground level to encourage new growth. Remove one-third of the tallest canes each year to encourage denser growth and better flowering. Never destroy its natural form by shearing across the top Spiraea prunifolia
All specimens of this genus are relatively free of most insects and disease pests. Leaf fungus,leaf spot and powdery mildew are sometimes problems.They can stand a wild range of conditions and are long lived, plus they require less maintenance. Bridal wreath
The correct scientific name for the Bridal wreath is: Spiraea prunifolia
A native of North America, this plant was at one time the chief lumber tree of the Mississippi River floodplain. It's widely distributed in Louisiana as a native and in a cultivated state. Taxodium distichum
This plant has a fast rate of growth for the first 7-10 years, after which growth typically slows. It grows well in highlands and water. Bald cypress
This plant has a conical form with horizontal branching. Its leaves are feather-like and emerald green in the spring and rust brown in the fall. When old, the tops of the trees have nearly horizontal branches, Taxodium distichum
Among the many landscape values for this plant, its ability to grow in wet and dry soils is probably the greatest. Its form, fine texture,foliage color in spring and autumn are also positives. It also produces very durable wood. Bald Cypress.
This plant is the only deciduous conifer. Taxodium Distichum
This plant is the state tree of Louisiana. Bald cypress
The knees produced by this plant when growing in wet areas is a nuisance in most landscape situations. Taxodium Distichum
The correct scientific name for the bald cypress is: Taxodium Distichum
This plant, native to China, has a fast growth rate and does well in sun or shade, which makes it one of the best groundcovers available. Asian Jasmine
To encourage rapid ground cover for this plant cover the planting bed with 2-3 inches of pine bark mulch. Weeds will not be a problem in the bed once this plant has established itself. Asian Jasmine
This plant is sometimes difficult to use in a landscape around small mounding shrubs and bulbs because of the competitive growth. Asian Jasmine
This evergreen vine is propagated by layering or cuttings.It does not flower. Trachelospermum asiaticum
The leaves of this evergreen plant with wiry stems are about 1 1/2 inches long, glossy, and dark green. In colder regions, they turn a dark, reddish-purple after the first major frost. Trachelospermum asiaticum
The correct scientific name for the Asian Jasmine is: Trachelospermum asiaticum
This plant, native to Eastern Asia, is very hardy from North Carolina south on the East Coast, and from Oregon south on the Pacific Coast. Trachycarpus fortunei
This slow-growing plant grows best in full sun and is propagated by seeds. It has erect form with a dense head on a slender trunk with umbrella-like branching, coarse texture, and dense foliage mass. Windmill Palm
This plant's foliage is fan shaped, three feet or more across, drooping on mature blades, and dull dark green. Trachycarpus fortunei
This plant produces long clusters of yellow flowers from spring to fall on mature specimens. Windmill palm
The trunk of this plant is covered with dark brown, coarse hair-like or burlap-like fiber. Trachycarpus fortunei
This coarse textured plant, often grown for its columnar trunk, is also used as a tub specimen. Windmill Palm
This plant is not easily obtained in large sizes due to its slow growth and is therefore expensive. Trachycarpus fortunei
This plant has the ability to withstand cold temperatures that may damage other plants, tolerates light salt spray, and grows well along the coast. It will, however, preform badly in heavy, poor drained soils. Windmill palm
The correct scientific name for the Windmill Palm is: Trachycarpus fortunei
This native of China thrives in moist, fertile soil and full sunlight to partial shade but is quite tolerant of most conditions. it i snot easy to confine due to is very fast growth Wisteria sinensis
To propagate this fast growing plant,use cuttings of old,mature,blooming plant. Otherwise blooming will be delayed for 5+ yrs if started from seed or nonflowering wood. When purchasing plants,be sure atleast one flower is present to ensure the palnt's age Chinese Wisteria
This woody vine has twining branches, medium texture, and dense growth. Wisteria sinensis
This plant has a compound leaf that has 7-13 leaflets, but usually 11. It has silky hairs when young. Chinese Wisteria
The fragrant flowers of this plant are usually blue-violet, pea-like and hang in pendulous clusters from 6-12 in. long. It blooms in spring, before the foliage with a few scattered throughout summer. Wisteria sinensis
This vigorous growing plant can form a tree or standard specimen by careful pruning and thus display an interesting trunk character. A sturdy support must be provided. It requires frequent pruning to restrict its size. Chinese Wisteria
To stimulate flowering on this China native plant, withhold fertilizer and water and prune the roots. Flowering will be sparser when vines are actively growing. Wisteria sinensis
The vigorous growth of this plant can kill trees by strangulation or shading. Also heavy growth may damage wood and painted surfaces. It requires frequent pruning to restrict size. Chinese Wisteria
'Caroline' and 'Alba' are available cultivars in the trade for this plant. Wisteria sinensis
The Japanese species of this plant (floribunda) has very prominent flowers to 20 inches or more. The compound leaves have 13-19 leaflets. The colors available in the Horticultural trade include white, pink, and purple. Chinese Wisteria
The correct scientific name for the Chinese Wisteria is: Wisteria sinensis
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