Callicarpa americana American Beautyberry spp 3-6′. Deciduous shrub. Native to the southeastern United States. American Beautyberry has a loose, open form and outward pointing branches.Tiny pink flowers appear in spring, and in fall the plant is covered in striking violet berries. The berries of ‘Welch’s Pink’ are more pink than the species. American Beautyberry is a best pick for a wildlife garden as berries are readily eaten by birds. Cross pollination often provides for better fruit set in the fall, for best berry crop plant more than one.
Anise ‘Florida Sunshine’, ‘Pink Frost’ and SPP
Illicium parviflorum ‘Florida Sunshine’ or SPP 5′ Evergreen shrub. Shade tolerant, bright yellow fall color. A shade loving evergreen shrub with brilliant yellow green foliage. ‘Florida Sunshine’ anise is a terrific choice for woodland gardens and shady privacy hedges. The bright chartreuse foliage really shows up in a wooded setting and can be valuable as a contrast plant against darker greens in any landscape design. ‘Florida Sunshine’ anise is more sun tolerant than the species plant. ‘Pink Frost’ has a variegated appearance with cream edges and a pink tint. In cold weather ‘Pink Frost’ anise takes on a lovely, pinkish hue.
See our Native Azaleas page for varieties.
Vaccinium ashei Rabbiteye Blueberry. We carry several cultivar varieties. Rabbiteye Blueberry is native to the southeastern United States and easily grown as a backyard crop or an ornamental plant in Georgia. Flowers in spring, berries ripen in early summer. Rabbiteye blueberries benefit from cross pollination to produce more berries, so at least three varieties should be included when planting. Rabbiteye Blueberry prefers to be watered often and can tolerate shade but will produce the most berries in a sunny location. As an ornamental plant, the Rabbiteye Blueberry bush has exfoliating bark and attractive fall color. Great for erosion control on banks and by creek or pond edges. See our Blueberry Varieties.
Aesculus parviflora Bottlebrush Buckeye 8-12′ deciduous shrub. A shade tolerant native with show stopping white cylindrical panicles of tubular flowers and conspicuous red anthers in mid summer. The perfect answer for a flowing, shade loving bush. Bottlebrush Buckeye has a dense, mounded form and great fall color in bright yellow.
Buttonbush ‘Sugar Shack’
Cephalanthus occidentalis ‘Sugar Shack’ Buttonbush, a Proven Winners plant. 3-5′. Fragrant, white flowers. ‘Sugar Shack’ is a smaller size than the species variety and great for southern residential landscapes. ‘Sugar Shack’ has glossy foliage and colorful red fruit. Buttonbush prefers a little water so is perfect for damp areas but is drought tolerant once established.
Aronia arbutifolia Chokeberry ‘Brilliantissima’ 6-10′ Deciduous Shrub. Native throughout most of the eastern United States. Deer resistant. Chokeberry ‘Brilliantissima’ produces numerous white flowers in spring, and bright red, showy berries in fall. Chokeberry is a valuable plant in a habitat garden and will attract butterflies and pollinators. An upright, open shrub, Chokeberry ‘Brilliantissima’ is noted for its brilliant fall colors. Easy to grow. Chokeberry is a valuable native plant for providing birds with a late winter food source.
‘Cayenne’ Shrub Dogwood
Cornus amomum ‘Cayenne’ dogwood shrub. First Editions Plants.
Elderberry ‘Black Lace’
Sambucus nigra ‘Black Lace’ elderberry. A Proven Winners plant. Distinctive lacy foliage and soft pink flowers in early summer. The deep purple black leaves of ‘Black Lace’ elderberry are finely cut and resembles a Japanese maple. Creamy, light pink flowers make for an attractive color contrast with the dark foliage. Flowers are followed by blackish red berries which may be used for making elderberry jam or wine, or leave them on the bush to attract birds and other wildlife. ‘Black Lace’ elderberry is deer resistant.
Fothergilla ‘Mount Airy’
Fothergilla major Fothergilla ‘Mount Airy’ 3-5′ Deciduous shrub. Native to the southeastern United States. Fragrant honey scented flowers. Blooms appear in spring after leaves emerge. A small shrub with bottle brush like spring flowers, attractive summer foliage, good fall color and upright habit. Fothergilla ‘Mount Airy’ is a good choice for smaller gardens, open woodland gardens and along creek or pond edges. Fothergilla is a best pick for attracting pollinators and butterflies.
Inkberry Holly ‘Nigra’
Ilex glabra Inkberry Holly ‘Nigra’, black inkberry 6-10′ evergreen shrub. Clump forming, evergreen shrub with small, non showy flowers in late spring. Female plants will produce berry like, black drupes in fall which will persist through the winter months. Inkberry Holly is a trouble free plant, prefers sun and moist soil but is shade tolerant. fruit is persistent. A good plant for a wildlife garden, flowers will attract pollinators and birds eat the berries.
Yaupon Holly ‘Stokes Dwarf’
Ilex vomitoria Dwarf Yaupon Holly ‘Stoke’s Dwarf’ 2-3′ evergreen shrub. A dwarf from of Yaupon holly, Stoke’s Dwarf’ is an evergreen shrub with tight branches. It grows in a compact, spreading mound, it is an excellent choice for around foundations, border or low growing hedge. ‘Stoke’s Dwarf’ is a male holly and produces no berries. Perfect for those spots in a landscape that need a low maintenance spot of green.
Ilex verticillata Winterberry Holly. Both male and female. Deciduous Shrub. Male and female plants required for pollination and berries. Plant one male to every three to five females. A deciduous holly with very showy, bright red berries which grow along the branches, Winterberry Holly is a classic Christmas holiday season plant. Foliage is a bright medium green and not shiny as other holly leaves can be, Flowers are non-showy but attractive to pollinators, and berries are loved by birds. Perfect in a landscape as a naturalized hedge.
Weeping Yaupon Holly
Ilex vomitoria ‘Pendula’ Weeping Yaupon Holly. Evergreen. A distinct, irregular weeping Yaupon holly which has bright scarlet berries in fall and winter just in time to decorate a landscape during the holiday season Foliage is small and oval, this tree can produce several trunks in a clump or be trained as a single trunk. Weeping Yaupon holly makes an elegant focal point at an entry way or as a specimen in a garden bed. Tolerant of many conditions.
Dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea
Hydrangea quercifolia dwarf variety oakleaf hydrangea has a compact form is well suited for small gardens and landscapes. They are prolific bloomers which produce exceptionally large clusters of flowers in summer. The flowers showcase beautifully against dark green, dramatically lobed oak like leaves. Blooms open white when they first emerge then quickly turn to deep pink. Flowers are robust and remain upright into the summer and the autumn foliage is a brilliant mahogany red. Ideal for hedges, mass plantings, or mixed borders. See our Hydrangea Varieties.
Hydrangea quercifolia Oakleaf Hydrangea large growing varieties. Deciduous shrub. The larger size of the big oakleafs are a great choice for property borders and foundation plants. They are a stunning companion with evergreen azaleas and rhododendrons which require the same growing conditions. After the azaleas have finished, oakleaf hydrangea will begin to put on a show. See our Hydrangea Varieties.
Itea virginica ‘Merlot’, ‘Henry’s Garnet’
Itea virginica ‘Merlot’ and ‘Henry’s Garnet’. Native to eastern United States Deciduous Shrub. Early summer blooms of fragrant, drooping racemes of white flowers which attract pollinators and butterflies to a garden. Fall colors are dependable, in tones of yellow, maroon and orange. Itea virginica ‘Merlot’ and ‘Henry’s Garnet’ are small shrubs which can work well in a perennial garden, in mass plantings, erosion control or landscaped border.
Leucothoe ‘Margie Jenkins’
Leucothoe axillaris ‘Margie Jenkins’ 2-5′ low growing’. The perfect plant for damp, shady areas where you need erosion control or to hide a drainage ditch, ‘Margie Jenkins’ leucothoe thrives in shady, wet areas. Spring flowers resemble tiny bells and have a mild fragrance. Leucothoe will attract pollinators to your yard and makes an excellent addition to the wildlife garden. New growth is rusty orange and yellow.
Kalmia latifolia Mountain Laurel ‘Olympic Fire’, ‘Minuet’, ‘Carousel’ and ‘Keepsake’. Evergreen shrub. Profuse bloomer. In late spring, showy large clusters of wonderful deep red buds open to produce light pink flowers. Mountain Laurel has an attractive, a dense rounded form with dark green foliage. ‘Olympic Fire’ is evergreen and reaches a height of 6′ so may be used as an effective a privacy screen or for property borders. Shade tolerant, useful in borders, woodland gardens and hedges.
Physocarpus opulifolius Ninebark 8-10′ deciduous shrub, large growing varieties. A Proven Winners plant. Foliage is a unique copper gold in spring which will change to a rich red during summer. The brilliant copper color can be incorporated in a landscape as a contrast bush for deeper greens and make any area stand out. has an open, vase shape with arching branches and in spring, soft pink flowers appear. Give the purple leaf ninebark some sun to maintain its brilliant color.
Dwarf Ninebark ‘Little Devil’, ‘Tiny Wine’
Physocarpus opulifolius Ninebark ‘Little Devil’ and ‘Tiny Wine’ (Proven Winners) 3-4′ dwarf deciduous shrub. Dwarf ninebark with deep burgundy foliage. Ninebark ‘Little Devil’ has a dense, rounded habit and is the perfect native plant for a small space garden or landscape accent where a spot of color is needed. Clusters of small pinkish white flowers appear in spring and provide cheerful contrast against the dark foliage. Ninebark is native to most of the US. ‘Tiny Wine’ is another dwarf ninebark we carry, similar to ‘Little Devil’.
Lindera benzoin Spicebush 6- 12′ with a broad, rounded habit. Blooms in early spring. Spicebush is a dioecious shrub with male and female flowers on separate plants. The the male flowers are larger and showier than females. Flowers of female plants will produce bright red drupes in fall that attract to birds. Female plants will need a male pollinator in order to set the red fruit. Good fall color in yellow and orange. It is also the host plant for the spicebush swallowtail butterfly, making it a top pick for a wildlife habitat garden. Spicebush leaves are aromatic.
St. Johns Wort ‘Sunburst’
Hypericum frondosum St John’s Wort ‘Sunburst’, ‘Blue and Gold’ Golden St. John’s Wort 3′ deciduous shrub. Native to the southeastern US. Bright yellow flowers in summer, and red brown fruit capsules in fall. The unusual seed pods of St John’s Wort ‘Sunburst’ adds dramatic interest to the winter garden. Deer resistant and can be semi evergreen in mild Georgia winters. St John’s Wort ‘Sunburst’ is a good plant pick for informal hedges and mass plantings, its dusty blue green foliage brings texture and color to a landscape.
Southern Wax Myrtle
Myrica cerifera Southern Wax Myrtle Bayberry, Southern Bayberry, Candleberry, Wax Myrtle Semi-evergreen shrub, small tree 20′. Can be pruned to form a as a shrub or small tree. Foliage has a spicy fragrance. Semi-evergreen, southern wax myrtle is useful as an informal hedge or grown as an accent tree. It makes an interesting tree with it’s unique leaf shape. Will tolerate poor soils and is great as a hedge in difficult to reach areas. Non-showy flowers attract pollinators and fruit is eaten by birds, southern wax myrtle is a valuable plant in a habitat garden.
Fragrant. Clethra alnifolia Summersweet ‘Sixteen Candles’, ‘Ruby Spice‘, Pepper Bush deciduous shrub. Very fragrant, plant in groups to scent an entire yard. Highly attractive to butterflies, hummingbirds and pollinators, Clethra alnifolia Summersweet is the perfect plant for a wildlife garden. Bottle brush like flowers appear in summer and the attractive green foliage turns yellow in fall. Plant several cultivars to extend the bloom season. Clethra alnifolia Summersweet is a useful plant for shade gardens.
Sweetshrub Carolina Allspice
Fragrant. Calycanthus Carolina Allspice sweetshrub, 8′. In early summer showy, star shaped burgundy flowers with white tips appear along the branches. Carolina Allspice is a multi stemmed deciduous shrub which prefers a little shade in our southern climate. Use sweetshrub in woodland gardens, along wood edges or in mixed borders. Carolina Allspice sweetshrub fall color is more dependable than the species. Carolina Allspice is native to the southeastern United States.
Viburnum Nudum ‘Brandywine’
Viburnum Nudum ‘Brandywine’. A Proven Winners plant. Possumhaw viburnum or smooth witherod 5-7′ deciduous shrub. A compact Viburnum Nudum. Multi stem, rounded upright shrub with clusters of flat topped, white flowers in spring. Foliage is a glossy dark green which displays beautiful fall colors of orange, red and maroon. The berries are showy in colors of pink and blue and are attractive to birds. A good pick for wildlife or habitat gardens, attracts butterflies, birds and pollinators. ‘Brandywine’ is a low maintenance garden plant for specimens, borders, or mass planting.
Viburnum Nudum ‘Winterhur’
Viburnum Nudum ‘Winterhur’. Possumhaw viburnum or smooth witherod deciduous shrub. Multi stem, rounded upright shrub with clusters of flat topped, white flowers in spring. Foliage is a glossy dark green which displays wonderful fall colors of orange, red and maroon. The berries are showy in colors of pink and blue and are attractive to birds. ‘Winterhur’ is a low maintenance garden plant for specimens, borders, or mass planting. A good choice for wildlife or habitat gardens, attracts butterflies, birds and pollinators.
Yucca ‘Blue Boy’
Yucca desmetiana Yucca aloifolia ‘Purpurea’, Spanish dagger ‘Blue Boy’ hybrid. Colorful foliage is soft and arching with a tropical look. The color os green with attractive, purplish highlights during the summer months, ‘Blue Boy’ will change to a soft red in winter. Grow in sun to part sun and well-drained, lean soil. ‘Blue Boy’ is drought tolerant once established.
Yucca ‘Color Guard’
Yucca filamentosa yucca ‘Color Guard’ Adam’s Needle 20–40” Evergreen. A gold centered variegated yucca bearing the same amazing flower stalks of other yuccas, blooms in early summer. A great choice for dry areas and slopes, ‘Color Guard’ yucca does not like to have ‘wet feet’ or be over watered. Perfect for xeriscaping landscape design. Plant yucca ‘Color Guard’ in full sun.