* denotes NEW plants for 2015
 

           

Abelia ×grandiflora ‘Canyon Creek’
 (shrub to 6 feet) (Zone 6.)  From the same group of seedlings that produced ‘Rose Creek’.  A yellow foliaged plant with
  copper-colored new growth and pinkish white, fragrant flowers.  A great addition to any garden.     
  
Abelia x grandiflora
(shrub to 6 feet) (Zone 5). Slightly fragrant white-flushed pink flowers from May through frost.  Dark green foliage in the summer turning bronze-red in late fall.         .
 
 

 

Abelia x grandiflora 'Edward Goucher'
(shrub to 5 feet) (Zone 6.) Evergreen shrub whose foliage turns bronze in the winter.  Pink flower are slightly fragrant in May through September.                                                                                

 

Abelia x grandiflora 'Francis Mason'
(shrub to 5 feet) (Zone 6.) Yellow-variegated cultivar with white flowers and copper colored new growth.                              

   

Abelia x grandiflora 'PIIAB-I' Golden Fleece™ - found in First Editions® Collection

   

*Abelia x grandiflora 'Hopleys'
(shrub 5 ft x 5 ft) (Zone 6.) Vareigated Abelia with fold margin and green-centered leaves.  Pink-white flowers present themselves in summer.  Fairly stable variegations and compact growth habit.   

 
Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope' PP#16,988 -  found in our PlantHaven Collection
 

 

Abelia ×grandiflora ‘Little Richard
(shrub to 3 feet) (Zone 6.) Compact Abelia from Currins Nursery in Willow Spring, NC, with dark green foliage and white flowers.  
                                                                       
 

   
Abelia x 'Mardi Gras' PP# 15,203 - found in our PlantHaven Collection
   
 

 

Abelia ×grandiflora ‘Rose Creek’
(shrub to 4 feet) (Zone 6.) From seed collected from Abelia chinensis that was pollinated by chance with all the other Abelia cultivars.  This seedling was selected by Mike Dirr for its low mounding growth habit, crimson stem color, and white flowers.           

   
Amsonia hubrectii     
(Perennial to 3 feet) (Zone 5) Fine-textured fern-like foliage makes this perennial quite attractive. Small, star-shaped blue flowers in the spring give this genus its common name of Blue Star.    2011 PERENNIAL PLANT OF THE YEAR                
 
Amsonia hubrechtii
 

Aronia arbutifolia ‘Brilliantissima’
(shrub to 8 feet) (Zone 5)  A superior selection of our native shrub. Dark green leaves that turn brilliant red in the fall. White flowers in mid-April and bright red berries in September that persist through winter. Good plant for moist soils.     

Aronia ‘Brilliantissima’
   
* Aucuba japonica 'Golden King'
(Shrub 6-8 ft h x 5-7 ft w) (Zone 7) A nice evergreen shrub for shady areas.  Bright golden yellow variegation with vivid markings.  A male that is an excellent pollinator for female forms.              
   
 Aucuba japonica 'Hosoba HoshiFu'
(Shrub to 4 foot) (Zone 7) Long, narrow, lance-shaped leaves that are dark green with many yellow splotches and spots.  Compact grower.                                                                             
   
Aucuba japonica 'Marmorata'
(Shrub to 6 feet) (Zone 7)  I first saw this Aucuba at Hilliers Arboretum in England in 2002.  An evergreen shrub with foliage heavily splashed with yellow variegation.  A female that produces red fruit.   
                                                                      
 
   
Aucuba japonica 'Rozannie'
(3 feet) (Zone 7) A compact growing cultivar with dark green foliage.  Self-fertile, producing large red fruit. (32cp) 
   

Some male Aucuba varieties for berry production are: 'Crassifolia', 'Golden King', and 'Maculata'.

 

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