Shrubs

Photo By Dr. David Sanford.

OYAMA MAGNOLIA

Story by Hugh Conlon Oyama magnolia, indigenous to eastern Asia, is a deciduous 10-15 feet tall tree or shrub ideally suited for a small garden. Nodding, goblet-shaped, fragrant flowers bloom two to three weeks after the leaves emerge in April, thereby escaping injury from spring frosts. In mid to late May, egg-shaped flower buds unfold …

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DON’T CRY OVER SPILLED WINE

‘Spilled Wine’ weigela Story by Andrea Dee Spilled Wine weigela pours color and character into the landscape. Its magnificent magenta flowers carpet dark purple black wavy foliage from late spring into summer. The foliage holds its vivid color through summer into fall, contrasting nicely with companion chartreuse- and dark-green-leafed shrubs. Similar to other weigelas, hummingbirds …

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DAWN VIBURNUM

Story and Photos by Hubert P. Conlon Visit his blog here: whatgrowsthere.com ‘Dawn’ viburnum is a multi-stemmed, 8-10-foot-tall shrub that blooms in late winter and deserves to be planted in more Tennessee gardens (USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9). It offers four seasons of landscape beauty. In the first warm days of March, the reddish buds swell …

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FUZZY DEUTZIA

Story and Photos by Norman Winter A deutzia renaissance is how my friend Dr. Gerald Klingaman, retired horticulturist with the University of Arkansas, wrote about the new love that for this fuzzy heirloom that has been around for ages. If you haven’t re-discovered the old-fashioned fuzzy deutzia then make it a priority, your landscape deserves …

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