* Rhododendron catawbiense ( Catawba Rhododendron ) is a species of Rhododendron native to the eastern United States , growing mainly in the Appalachian Mountains from Virginia south to northern Alabama .
* It has attractive small, deep crimson-pink flowers that occur early summer. * A very ornamental and variable plant. * Requires an acid humus-rich soil, succeeding in part shade or in full sun in cooler areas.
* Externally it is a very beneficial treatment for a variety of skin complaints, wounds, sores, burns, boils etc and is used in the form of liniment plasters, poultices, herbal steam baths and inhalers.
* Small, delicate plant forms a rounded mound, often loose and open; evergreen; 3" flowers in May, parents of this strain have flowers in variations of pink and purple; acid soil, good drainage; in the U.S. needs light shade in the North, more shade in...
Common Name: Carolina Rhododendron, Carolina Azalea
* Ilex glabra is one of the very few evergreen shrubs (broadleaf or narrowleaf) to thrive in wet sites, noted for its evergreen foliage and upright, spreading, and suckering shrub growth habit when in species form.
Height: 10 feet
Common Name: Ink Berry, Appalachian Tea, Dye-leaves, Evergreen Winterberry, Gallberry
* The Pitch Pine ( Pinus rigida ) is a small-to-medium sized (6-30 m) pine , native to eastern North America . * The resins are obtained by tapping the trunk, or by destructive distillation of the wood.
Increases in height of between 1 and 2.5 metres per year have been recorded even in exposed positions, it makes an excellent shelterbelt tree. This is a very interesting conceptIt is native to California
* The Jack Pine ( Pinus banksiana ) is a North American pine with its native range in Canada east of the Rocky Mountains from Northwest Territories to Nova Scotia , and the northeast of the United States from Minnesota to Maine , with the southernmost...
* Pieris japonica is a shrub with alternate, simple leaves , on brittle stems. The flowers are white, borne in early spring. A poisonous plant if consumed by people or animals.The name "andromeda" originated in the genus where the plant was formerly placed.
* Native to China, common pearlbush is a loose, upright, early-blooming, deciduous shrub with a broad rounded shape. It typically matures to 10-15' tall and as wide. The flower buds resemble white pearls, hence the common name.
Height: 10-15 feet
Botanical Name: Exochorda racemosa
Collection Locale: China
Common Name: Pearl Bush, Common Pearlbrush, Pearlbush
It blooms from April to May, with trusses of 6–12 flowers, campanulate, white to pink, and fragrant. * Fragrant white or pink flowers to 3" across; 8" evergreen leaves; parent of many hybrids; native to eastern China.
Description It is a dense, suckering shrub or small tree growing to 5 m tall, rarely 8 m. Rhododendron ponticum subsp. Baeticum (Boiss. Spain, Portugal. The leaves are evergreen , 6-18 cm long and 2-5 cm broad.
Crop Year: 2001
Height: 10 to 15 feet
Common Name: Ponticum Rhododendron, Pontic Rhododendron, Common Rhododendron
* Sarracenia flava , the Yellow pitcher plant , is a carnivorous plant in the family Sarraceniaceae . They can be grown successfully in a plastic basin or in a pot that is standing in a deep saucer of water.
It is a member of the Ericaceae (heath family). * Gaultheria procumbens ( Eastern Teaberry , Checkerberry , Boxberry , or American Wintergreen ) is a species of Gaultheria native to northeastern North America from Newfoundland west to southeastern Manitoba...
Crop Year: 2014
Seeds Per Pound: 1,708,240
Common Name: Wintergreen, Eastern Teaberry, Checkerberry
* The most important of the edible blueberries, but also a good ornamental; dark green or blue-green leaves, turning yellow, orange, red, and bronzy in fall; masses of white or pinkish flowers with the new leaves; blue-black berries to 1/2" starting in...
* This species is unusual in having alternate leaves whilst almost all other members of this genus have opposite leaves. * An easily grown plant, it succeeds in any soil of good or moderate fertility, ranging from acid to shallow chalk.
* This extremely winter hardy, prostrate, slow-growing, evergreen shrub or ground cover will typically grow to 6-12" high and 3-6' wide. One report says that it is unclear whether this was for medicinal purposes or for the intoxicated state it could produce.
The gray berries appear in large masses, used in candle-making; leaves used to make a gray-green dye. This is a great plant for massing or grouping, in full sun or shade. * This is a handsome plant especially in it's native coastal habitat where it is...
* The wood is hard, heavy, close-grained, very strong, rather brittle. * Persea borbonia is a species of plant in the Lauraceae family, with several common names including redbay, tisswood, scrubbay, shorebay, and swampbay.