Flowering Shrubs and Small Trees for the South
Master gardener Marie Harrison offers a rich plenty of trees and small shrubs that will bring color to the middle story of your Southern garden. If you choose carefully, you can add sparkle with flowers and fruits and brightly colored leaves all year long between the lower groundcovers and the taller trees of your garden. Many of the selections are native and require minimal care once established. But you can cultivate even the non-natives responsibly with the ecological approach revealed here.
Each entry gives detailed information on ideal growing conditions for the plant, how to care for it, and different selections with each species. Color photographs and line drawings make identification easy.
The author's easygoing style makes the information accessible to gardeners of all levels of experience, from beginners to her fellow master gardeners.
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USDA Hardiness Zone Map
Callistemon rigidus Bottlebrush
Crataegus lacrimata Pensacola Hawthorn
Hamamelis virginiana WitchHazel
Magnolia soulangeana Saucer Magnolia
Prunus cerasoides var campanulata Taiwan Cherry
Kalmia latifolia Mountain Laurel
Lindera benzoin Spicebush
Philadelphus coronarius Sweet Mockorange
Rhaphiolepis indica Indian Hawthorn
Styrax americanus American Snowbell
Weigela florida Weigela
Brunfelsia pauciflora Yesterday Today and Tomorrow
Hamelia patens Firebush
Callicarpa americana Beautyberry
Deutzia gracilis Slender Deutzia
Hibiscus syriacus Althea
Plumbago auriculata Plumbago