Sunday, March 9, 2008

Landscape and Nursery: Some New and Different Landscape Plants to Consider

The following are some new and different landscape plants to consider. Information is from Andrew Bunting, Scott Arboretum, Swarthmore College.

Magnolia virginiana ‘Santa Rosa’ Sweet Bay Magnolia. Santa Rosa is a good evergreen form of sweet bay magnolia with lemon scented flowers.

Magnolia ‘Judy Zuk’. This is a Magnolia x brooklynensis hybrid with yellow flowers with a slight purple blush at the base. It has a very attractive fruity fragrance.
Gelsemium sempervirens ‘Margarita’. Carolina Jessamine. This is a vine that produces profuse quantities of trumpet shaped yellow flowers in late spring and early summer. It has a sweet Jasmine scent.

Emmenopterys henryi. Chinese emmenopterys. This is a rare blooming tree with white, wing-like bracts surrounding white to pale yellow, fragrant flowers in clusters in mid summer. It is a beautiful tree with dark green leaves.

Information from Andrew Bunting, Scott Arboretum, Swarthmore College,

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