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ABELIAS

Dwarf Edward Goucher (Pink)
Kaleidoscope (White)

Size: medium shrub 5′ tall by 5′ wide; often wild sprays of stemsFlowers: May to fall, white/pink tubular flowersFruit: not significantFall color: broadleaf evergreen. Sometimes winter foliage is a deep maroonCulture: full sun. Adaptable to most soils. ToughDisease/insect: none significantUse: foundations, massesCultivars: many including ‘Sherwood’, Confetti™, Sunrise™. (‘Edward Goucher’ is a hybrid)

ALTHEA

Rose of Sharon
Hibiscus syriacus

  • Size: large (9′ tall by 9′ wide) deciduous shrub
  • Flowers: known for significant summer flowers (white, pink, purple)
  • Fruit: not significant, woody capsule
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: full sun; tolerates most soils. Drought tolerant once established
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: specimen, back of mixed shrub border
  • Cultivars: many. Mostly for flower color or type (single/double)

BOXWOODS

Wintergreen
  • Size: large (12′ tall by 12′ wide) broadleaf evergreen
  • Flowers/fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: none/broadleaf evergreen
  • Culture: best in rich, moist soil, partial sun, but more tolerant of sun and heat than Littleleaf Boxwood (B. microphylla). Better suited to south/central Arkansas than Littleleaf Boxwood (B. microphylla)
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: screen/hedge
Winter Gem

BURNING BUSH

Burning Bush

Euonymus alatus

  • Size: medium (7′ tall by 7′ wide) deciduous shrub
  • Flowers: yellow/green, not showy
  • Fruit: brilliant orange, can be significant after foliage drops and if in sufficient numbers
  • Fall color: exceptional, pink
  • Twigs: distinctive ‘wings’
  • Culture: best in rich, moist soil; best in partial sun to shade. Very shade tolerant
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: individual plant, naturalizing, deciduous hedge
  • Cultivars: ‘Compactus’ (red fall color; similar size) more common in trade

BUTTERFLY BUSH

Butterfly Bush

Buddleia (Buddleja) davidii

  • Size: medium to large deciduous shrub (10′ tall by 10′ wide)
  • Flowers: spectacular. Significant summer flower display. Flower colors white, pink, purple, yellow. Attracts butterflies
  • Fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: full sun. Soil adaptable. Drought tolerant. Tough
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: fast growing and large to requires space. Back of mixed shrub border. Low maintenance areas
  • Cultivars: many depending mostly on flower color

CAMELLIA JAPONICA

Pink Perfection

· Size: medium (8′ tall by 8′ wide)
· Flowers: very showy. Flowers variable (single/double; white,
pink, red); flowers typically January thru March. More likely to
see flower bud damage on this than Sasanqua Camellia (C.
sasanqua)
· Fruit: not significant
· Fall color: none/ broadleaf evergreen; Coarser leaves
thanSasanqua Camellia (C. sasanqua)
· Culture: best in rich, moist soil; partial sun; Best in cold
hardiness zones 7 & 8
· Disease/insect: none significant
· Use: screen, back of mixed shrub border
· Cultivars: many for variation in flowers (color, single/double)

Kramer Supreme (Red)

· Size: medium (8′ tall by 8′ wide)
· Flowers: very showy. Flowers variable (single/double; white,
pink, red); flowers typically January thru March. More likely to
see flower bud damage on this than Sasanqua Camellia (C.
sasanqua)
· Fruit: not significant
· Fall color: none/ broadleaf evergreen; Coarser leaves
thanSasanqua Camellia (C. sasanqua)
· Culture: best in rich, moist soil; partial sun; Best in cold
hardiness zones 7 & 8
· Disease/insect: none significant
· Use: screen, back of mixed shrub border
· Cultivars: many for variation in flowers (color, single/double)

CAMELLIA SASANQUA

Yuletide (Red)
  • Size: medium (8′ tall by 8′ wide) broadleaf evergreen
  • Flowers: very showy. Flowers late fall (Oct. thru Dec.). Typically flowers before Japanese Camellia (C. japonica)
  • Fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: none/broadleaf evergreen. Leaves more refined than Japanese Camellia (C. japonica)
  • Culture: same as above. Best in rich, moist soil, partial sun
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: screen, back of mixed shrub border
  • Cultivars: many. Similar flower choices as Japanese Camellia (C. japonica)

GARDENIAS

August Beauty
  • Size: medium (5′ tall by 5′ wide) broadleaf evergreen
  • Flowers: fragrant flowers; pure white flowers in summer, fade yellow
  • Fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: none/broadleaf evergreen
  • Culture: best in rich, moist soil, acid soil; partial sun or shade; Best in zones 7 and 8
  • Disease/insect: scale, whitefly
  • Use: specimen near entry-ways
  • Cultivars: few for increased cold hardiness (‘Kleim’s Hardy’
Frost Proof (Dwarf)

HOSTAS

Green
  • Shade perennial; requires constant moisture
  • Grown mostly for foliage
  • Hundreds of cultivars
  • Flower spikes white or blue-purple
  • Loved by slugs
Varigated

HYDRANGEAS

Oak Leaf

Hydrangea quercifolia

  • Size: medium (5′ tall by 7′ wide) deciduous shrub
  • Flowers: known for significant white panicles in early summer
  • Fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: dramatic, maroon; ‘oak-like’ leaves
  • Culture: best in rich, moist soil; shade or sun
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: foundation, specimen
  • Cultivars: ‘Alice’, ‘Sikes Dwarf’, ‘Harmony’, ‘Snow Queen’ and more
Limelight

Hydrangea paniculata

  • Size: large (9′ tall by 9′ wide) deciduous shrub
  • Flowers: known for dramatic, white, terminal panicles in summer, fade to pink
  • Fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: moist soil; tolerates full sun
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: specimen, back of mixed shrub bed. Has lost favor with introduction of white crapemyrtles
  • Cultivars like ‘Grandiflora’, ‘Floribunda’, ‘Unique’, and ‘Tardiva’ have showier flowers with more sterile flowers
Macrophyllia
  • Size: medium (4.5′ tall by 5′ wide) deciduous shrub
  • Flowers: known for spectacular flowers in early/mid summer (pink or blue; mopheads or lacecaps); most flower on old wood so don’t prune severely in early spring
  • Fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: best in rich, moist soil; partial sun or shade
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: specimen, foundation, mixed shrub beds
  • Cultivars: hundreds for flower type and flower color
AZALEAS
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BURNING BUSH
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CAMELIA
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FORSYTHIA
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GARDENIA
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HOLLIES
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HOSTA
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INDIAN HAWTHORNE
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KNOCK OUT ROSES
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LOROPETULUM
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NANDINA
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ORNAMENTAL GRASSES
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POMEGRANATE
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PYRACANTHA
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Little Rock, AR 72206
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