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Gardenia jasminoides 'Fragrant Pathway' Gardenia jasminoides 'Frost Proof' Gardenia Jasminoides 'Frostproof'
(Zone 7-9)- This ground cover form Gardenia has great vigor! Unlike 'Radicans', this variety seems to not have root rot issues, and grows very well.  The narrow leaves provide an interesting texture. The low mounded growth is under 2' tall by 3-4' wide (maybe larger in time). The fragrant flowers are creamy white and fully double. The finely grown specimen at the JCRA is sited in light shade with no irrigation. Given its small stature this could be planted as a low ground cover in the garden, or as a trailing element in a patio container. [2'T X 5'W] (zone 6a-10)- Considered one of the hardiest varieties, 'Frost proof' has long, slender glossy green leaves. The semi-double fragrant white flowers are abundant in early summer, and can re-bloom through-out the summer. Very well drained soil and sun to part shade are best. [4'T X 4'W] photo credit:  A Charlotte Garden Prolific "must have" bloomer,very,very fragrant, upright in form with beautiful green foliage.
Grows to about 3’ tall
Hardy zone 7-11
Gardenia jasminoides 'Lynn Lowrey' Ginkgo biloba, Maidenhair Tree Halesia tetraptera,  Carolina Silverbell
(Zone 7-11)- This broad leaf evergreen has single white flowers that bloom seasonally in the summer. Best grown in part shade, with moist, well drained soil. Harsh winter wind can burn the evergreen leaves, so we recommend planting in a protected area. [3'T x 3'W]

Price is for a plant in a 2 quart pot.
(zone 4-9)- These seedlings are grown from a beautiful specimen at the Coker Arboretum in Chapel Hill, NC. They can also be used as rootstock for grafting other varieties.  This primitive plant has interesting fan shaped leaves that are 2 lobed. They turn a lovely butter yellow in fall and often fall all at once. Grow in full to part sun with moist, well-drained soil. This is a relatively slow growing tree but can become immense with time. [50'T X 40'W] (zone 5-9)- The "Carolina Silverbell" is a southeast US native. This medium sized deciduous tree has lovely white bell-shaped flowers in spring which dangle in bunches. Interesting 4-winged, oblong fruits will persist through winter. Grow in full sun to part shade with moist, well-drained soil. [40’T X 30’W]
Helwingia chinensis Idesia polycarpa Ilex crenata 'Dwarf Pagoda', Japanese Holly
Helwingia chinensis
Our Price: $35.00
Idesia polycarpa
Our Price: $20.00
(zone 7B-9)-  This rare and unusual evergreen shrub is a colorful addition to the woodland garden.  The foliage is dark green foliage with burgundy undersides and new growth.  What makes this plant so unique is the odd arrangement of its flowers.  In spring, small white bubbles form on the leaf centers, opening to pale yellow.  It is a must see oddity!  It grows best in morning sun, to part shade with well-drained soil with regular summer water. Extra winter protection may be needed with sustained cold.  [6’T X 5’W] 3 quart pot.
This tree of medium size produces large pendulous clusters of persistent red berries. This species is the most spectacular berry-producing tree in our garden. This is a rapid grower with large leaves and light colored bark. Usually a male and female plants are needed for berry production and these are unsexed seedlings.

Zone 6A
[50'T x 25'W]
(zone 6-9)- The tiny rounded leaves are held on irregular branches with extremely short inter-nodes. This creates an upright and artistic form which rivals dwarf conifers for year-round interest. This is a female clone but it rarely produces black fruits and it can grow 3 inches a year. Great specimen for the rock garden or container. Grow in full sun to part shade and acidic, well-drained soil. [4'T x 2'W]
Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil', Japanese Holly Ilex opaca 'Maryland Dwarf' Ilex X 'Whoa Nellie'
Ilex X 'Whoa Nellie'
Our Price: $30.00
(zone 6-9)- A unique form of the Japanese holly, 'Sky Pencil' has a naturally narrow and upright growth habit. Commonly used to the landscape to flank an entry, this makes an outstanding container specimen. It can also be planted as a privacy screen in small areas, since it does not grow very wide. Grow in full to part sun and acidic, moist, well-drained soil. Very easy to grow! [10'T x 2'W] (zone 5-9) Commonly known as "American Holly," this broad leaf evergreen produces greenish white blooms in late spring. It prefers full sun to part shade and moist, well drained soil. [3' H x 10' W]

(zone 6-9)- A golden sport of Ilex 'Nellie R. Stevens', shared by Dr. Dirr and named by Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursery. The new growth is bright gold which is contrasted by dark green inner foliage. It will produce an incredibly showy crop of bright red berries in fall and winter if planted near a male pollinator. This is a fantastic specimen as a single pop of color, or as a screen hedge to stop traffic! Full sun and evenly moist soil will result in best color and growth habit. [15’T x10’W]

Price is for a plant in a 6 quart pot.

Ilex x attenuata 'Bronze Beauty' Ilex x attenuata 'Bronze Beauty' Illicium anisatum, Japanese Star Anise
This holly is similar to Foster Holly but with bronze colored new growth. It is female with red berries. Probably reaching 20 to 25 feet tall.

Price is for a plant in a 3 quart pot.
This holly is similar to Foster Holly but with bronze colored new growth. It is female with red berries. Probably reaching 20 to 25 feet tall.

Price is for a plant in a 4 quart pot.
(zone 7-9)- A wonderful broad leaf evergreen, which deer tend to stay away from. Commonly called Japanese Star Anise, this plant is NOT edible, but rather toxic from the compounds of anisatin, shikimin and sikimitoxin that are contained in all parts of this plant. Whitish star-like flowers appear in spring. The glossy green foliage has a rubbery texture. Growing as a dense shrub to 8' tall by 6-8' wide this is a great specimen for the wet woodland garden. Generally Illicium are quite easy to grow, and have limited pest issues. [8'T X 8'W]

Illicium floridanum 'Alba' Illicium floridanum 'Southern Star' Illicium henryii
Illicium henryii
Our Price: $35.00
(zone 7-9)-  This is a white flowering form of the southeast native.  The aromatic evergreen leaves are 4-6” long, and help to deter deer and other pests.  This grows into an attractive small tree of 10'x 8' in ten years.  Like all Illicium, wet soils produce the most vigorous plants, though they can tolerate drier climates.  Part to full shade is recommend, and in colder climates protect from winter wind, as you should any broad leaf evergreen.  [10'T X 8'W] This Chinese Illicium makes a handsome large shrub up to 12 feet tall and 10 feet wide. It prefers light shade. The aromatic leaves deter deer. It has small pink flowers in the spring.

Price is for a plant in a 6 quart pot.
Illicium lanceolutum Illicium lanceolutum Illicium mexicanum
Illicium lanceolutum
Our Price: $30.00
Illicium lanceolutum
Our Price: $35.00
Illicium mexicanum
Our Price: $35.00
(Zone 7-9) Commonly known as "Chinese Anise," this hardy woody shrub had a compact mound form and produces pinkish orange blooms in the spring. It prefers well drained, moist soil and part sun to shade. [10'T x 10'W]

Price is for a plant in a 4 quart pot.
(Zone 7-9) Commonly known as "Chinese Anise," this hardy woody shrub had a compact mound form and produces pinkish orange blooms in the spring. It prefers well drained, moist soil and part sun to shade. [10'T x 10'W]

Price is for a plant in a 6 quart pot.

'Aztec Fire'

The Mexican Illicium is a close relative of the southeastern native Illicium floridanum. Their glossy leaves are more pointed, and the beautiful red flower is a little larger and contiues to bloom through summer.

Illicium mexicanum need partial shade and a rich well drained soil.

Zone 7-9


Price is for a plant in a 6 quart pot.

Illicium parviflorum 'Florida Sunshine' Illicium parviflorum 'Forest.Green' Illicium parvifolium 'Florida Sunshine'
(zone 7-9)- The brilliant chartreuse-yellow leaves distinguish this small leaf anise from all others. Introduced by Tony Avent, of Plant Delights Nursery. In the autumn the stems turn red and make a great contrast to the golden foliage. It is a vigorous specimen, growing into a dense shrub form. Winter shade/ protection is recommended to reduce leaf burn, and moist, well-drained soils result in fastest growth habit. This plant looks great year round, but is especially glows on a gray winter day! [5'T X 5'W] (Zones 7-10) Commonly known as "Yellow Anise," is a native to Florida. It is an upright, rounded shrub or a small tree that produces yellow-green flowers in the late spring. [10-15' T x 6-10' W]

Price is for a plant in a 6 quart pot.
Illicium x 'Woodland Ruby' Juniperus virginiana 'Taylor' Lagerstroemia fauriei 'Townhouse', Crape Myrtle
(zone 7-9) Commonly known as the "Woodland Ruby Anise tree," is a hybrid of Illicium floridanum and Illicium mexicanum. It is a broadleaf evergreen shrub that produces pinkish red blooms in the late spring. [6-8' T x 4-6' W]

Price is for a plant in a 6 quart pot.
(zone 7-9)- A Carl Whitcomb introduction, Red Rocket® Crapemyrtle has huge cherry red flower clusters through the heat of the summer. New growth is a red to red-purple color and new wood is red in color, the leaves will fade to dark green later in the season. The upright growth habit lends itself well for small gardens. This cultivar is highly resistant to powdery mildew and has some drought tolerance. Very easy to grow in full sun and moist, well-drained soil. Once established it is very drought tolerant. [20'T X 15'W]

Plant is in a 3 quart pot.

Lyonia lucida Magnolia macrophylla var ashei, Bigleaf Magnolia Magnolia kobus v. loebneri 'Powder Puff'
Lyonia lucida
Our Price: $20.00
(zone 7-10)-  A southeastern US native shrub from the coastal plains from Virginia to Florida.  This showy evergreen has shiny leaves and angled branches with clusters of fragrant pink to reddish umble shaped flowers in the spring.  They bloom on last year’s wood, so prune accordingly.  The branches are red-pink and very showy!  Acidic soil and part to full sun are preferred, just like a blueberry.  [6’T X 6’W] (zone 5-9)- A rare southeastern native Magnolia. Eventually this becomes a medium-sized tree with the largest leaves and flowers of any native plant. This is often used as a tropical accent in the garden. This blooms in late spring and likes a moist site. Flowers at a very young age and always attracts a lot of attention. The flowers are more than 1' wide and are very fragrant! [50'T X 30'W]
Price is for plant in 1 quart pot.
(zone 5-8)- This cultivar has larger flowers (6–7 in diameter) which open flatter than most M. loebneri cultivars. It arose as a seedling from open-pollinated M. kobus var. stellata, and was selected and registered by Harry Heineman. The white flowers are very pretty and bloom in early spring. [15'T X 12'W]