Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Flowering plants no doubt add beauty to the landscape.   However, since nothing flowers 100% of the time, adding others plants with varying leaf shape, color, and texture will make for an interesting garden.  The Arboretum has hundreds of trees and shrubs for you to see.  Come take a look.  Here are three examples:
Vitex angus-castus (Chaste Tree) has interesting seed heads that follow the summer flowers.

Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope' with it's variegated foliage and red stems goes through several color changes through the season.  It flowers as well.

Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea (Japanese Barberry) has purple foliage and is deer resistant.

Check out this list of small shrubs for our area:  SMALL SHRUBS FOR NC