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Plant Name Common (or my) Name Care notes Bloom time Prune? Prune when? Native? Garden zone
Heuchera Micrantha alumroot, coral bells Heuchera micrantha is a species of flowering plant in the saxifrage family known by the common name crevice alumroot. It is native to western North America from British Columbia to California, where it grows on rocky slopes and cliffs. This plant is quite variable in appearance. There are a number of wild and cultivated varieties. The leaves are lobed and usually coated in glandular hairs. They are green to reddish-green or purple-green in color and may have very long, gland-dotted petioles. The plant produces an erect inflorescence up to a meter high bearing many clusters of pink, white, or greenish flowers. Each rounded flower has fleshy, hairy lobes tipped with tiny petals and protruding stamens and stigma. Continuously no no yes woodland
Tellima Grandiflora Fringecup divide clumps in early spring continuously no no yes woodland
Vancouveria hexandra Inside-out flower Vancouveria is a small genus of plants belonging to the barberry family. The three plants in this genus are known generally as inside-out flowers, and they are endemic to western North America. The genus was named after George Vancouver. continuously no yes woodland
Acanthus x 3 Dwarf Bear's Breech Lop off prickly spikes after bloom. Have spreading roots that can become invasive, so give them room, or confine with an 8 inch deep barrier. To propagate, dig and divide between midfall and early spring. Control snails and slugs. Late spring or summer. no trio under apple tree
Adiantum pedatum Maidenhair fern Need steady moisture and soil rich in organic material. Protect from snails and slugs. Scattered in lower woodland beds. Divide clumps in early spring. no yes North side of house, woodland bed
Akebia quinata Five-leaf akebia Deciduous vine; semi-evergreen in mild areas. Twines to 15-30 feet. Clusters of quaint, dull purple, vanilla-scented flowers in spring are more a surprise than show. The edible fruit looks like thick, 2.5-4 inch purplish sausage. yes Midwinter. Recovers quickly when cut to ground. Can become rampant. no Growing on fence at west end of driveway
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus x 3 Blue blossom Ceanothus thyrsiflorus, known as blueblossom or blue blossom ceanothus, is an evergreen shrub in the genus Ceanothus that is endemic to California. yes After bloom. While most Ceanothus can be shaped by tip pruning (performed gratis by deer in the wild) and cleaning out interior or low dead growth, it resents serious hacking. Ceanothus will not produce shoots from old wood, so never prune back severely to old wood. Prune from the inside, lightly thinning, and removing a few lower limbs. Needs very little water. native to california hedge along north fence
Chionanthus Retusus Chinese Fringe tree. To about 20 ft. tall. Usually seen as big multistemmed shrub but can be trained as small tree. Blossoms appear late spring or early summer. No No. patio
Clerodendrum Jasmine tree! Evergreen deciduous shrub, actually. Bloom comes on current season's growth. I'm not sure what kind we have, and they vary greatly. The closest sounding is Harlequin Glorybower, or C. trichotomum. no patio
Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam' x 3 Dye stuff. Perennial. Self-seeding. 2.5-3 ft tall, half as wide. One of most tolerant of drought and neglect. Summer to fall yes Deadhead to prolong blooms season. 4
Daphne ‘Summer Ice’ Semi-evergreen. SW corner bed in front of nandinas. Incredibly fragrant and long blooming! early summer through fall
Dicentra spectablis Bleeding Heart, pink Perennial with drooping, rose colored, heart shaped flowers. May and June.
Ericaceae 'Elliot' Blueberry. Easternmost in blueberry trio. *Fertilize with all-purpose fertilizer in early spring prior to new spring growth. Highbush. Late, tall, upright. Med to lg. berries of excellent flavor. Prune to prevent overbearing, in which fruits are small and growth slows. Cut back ends of twigs to point where fruit buds are widely spaced, or simply remove oldest branches each year. Prune weak shoots. Don't cultivate near roots bc they grow close to surface. Hardy to -40 degrees. Very popular for making pies and other desserts. 7
Ericaceae 'Bluetta' Blueberry Center in blueberry trio. Early. Medium-sized dark blue berries with tangy flavor. *Light amounts of acidic fertilizer twice in spring. Thin wood to prevent overbearing.
Ericaceae 'Blueray' Blueberry Westernmost in blueberry trio. Midseason, vigorous, tall. Large, highly flavored, crisp berries. *Light amounts of acidic fertilizer twice in spring. Thin wood to prevent overbearing.
Helleborus ericsmithii (under apple tree)
Hosta ‘Frances Williams’
Hosta ‘Serendipity’ x 6
Hydrangea m. ‘Variegata’
Knautia purple button flowers wildly healthy and beautiful 8
Leptospermum Lanigerum Australian wooly tea tree I love this plant, and so do the bees! Leptospermum lanigerum is a shrub, commonly called the Woolly Tea-tree, which is endemic to Australia. Plants are found growing in montane eucalypt forest and coastal areas in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria. Sun to partial shade. yes no
Linnaea borealis Twinflower yes
Mahonia nervosa x 6 Dwarf, Cascade, or Dull Oregon grape no yes woodland
Osmanthus Fragrans x 2 Fragrant Olive Fragrant olive (also sweet olive or sweet tea) produces clusters of not particularly showy flowers that have an extremely powerful apricot fragrance. It is a small, upright, evergreen tree or large shrub that will typically grow to 10-15’ tall in cultivation, but may reach 20-30’ tall in its native habitat in Asia (Himalayas, China and Japan). It must be grown in containers in the St. Louis area. Features oval, leathery, glossy green leaves (to 4” long). Leaf margins may be smooth or finely toothed. Tiny white flowers appear in axillary clusters in spring, with some sporadic bloom through the summer into fall. Varieties of the species bear flowers in orange, gold and reddish hues. Genus name comes from Greek osme (fragrant) and anthos (flower). Specific epithet also means fragrant. All of which generally gets the point across that this is a very fragrant flower. In China, flowers are sometimes added to teas. It never blooms. Probably too much shade. no along Jamie's garage?
Persimmon ‘Fuyu Jiro’ Edible persimmons Med-lg flattened, reddish-orange fruit. Flesh is light orange, firm, crunchy, sweet, non-astringent when ripe. Sets fruit w/o pollination, though pollinated often produce bigger tastier crops. Reaches 30+ft. tall and wide. Fruits persist until winter unless harvested. *Prune when young to establish good framework; thereafter, only to remove deadwood, shape tree, or open up an overly dense interior. Remove suckers that appear below graft line. Fruit drop is common in young trees, stemming from too much fertilizer and too little or inconsistent water. * Water regularly and feed once in late winter or early spring.
Philadelphus lewisii mock orange yes Benefits from some regular pruning, usually just to shape, and this light pruning will help keep the plant more dense and full; every few years it is beneficial to cut to the ground about a quarter of the oldest branches, to open up and freshen the plant and allow for maximum bloom. yes patio
Play Area Lawn Seed Mix
Podocarpus Nivalis Spindly little thing under the clerodendrum.
Rheum Rhubarb ornamental No idea what variety this is…
Red Huckleberry x 3
Ribes Sanguinium "white icicle" (or hanuman white, which is what i had originally) White flowering currant Flowering currant is not only a Northwest native, growing extensivley from British Columbia south to northern California, but has also become popular garden shrub grown for its brightly colored and scented flowers in early spring. early spring yes While it can be left un-pruned, it is advisable to cut branches that have flowered back to a strong pair of buds just after they have bloomed. In the fall berries can be consumed fresh (they are insipid however) or processed into jams, or made into wine yes woodland
Ribes Sanguinium Red flowering currant
Rosaceae 'Tristar' strawberries Everbearing variety. Reproduces by runners. Pinch off for fewer, bigger fruits; or not. Tristar -- large berries, excellent flavor. Resists stele and mildew but moderately susceptible to viruses.
Rosmarinus officinalis 'Foresteri' Rosemary Perennial. Herb bed. May-June
Salvia greggii 'Desert Blaze' Autumn sage. Three in herb garden. Bright pink/red flowers loved by hummingbirds. Prune to remove dead flower stems frequently to keep tidy. Before new spring growth begins, shorten and shape plants, removing dead wood. Replace every 4 or 5 years when they become productive. Throughout summer and fall. yes Late winter. Before new growth.
Sambucus Nigra ‘Emerald Lace’ Elderberry (Nigra known as "Black Elder" or "European Elder"). "Dr Suess" looking tree by fuscia. Deciduous. To keep shrubby types dense, prune hard during each dormant season: cut older stems and head back last year's growth to a few inches. Overgrown ones can be cut to ground. Tree kinds need early training to single or multiple trunks. Birds and humans like fruits, but don't eat the red kind as can cause vomiting. To 8-10 feet.
Sequoia S ‘Prostrata’ Dwarf redwood See "Western Gardens" for tips if it looks distressed. yes 7
Siprea Pyramidata ‘Mowhair’ x 3 Deadheading will produce second bloom.
Sweet Woodruff x 3
Syringa v ‘My Favorite’ x 2 lilacs Most lilacs bloom on last year's wood, so prune just after flowering ends. Remove spent blossoms, cutting back to pair of leaves; growth buds at that point will make flowering stems for next year. Very deep purple, "attractive, unusual, and still rare" says one website. To 10-15 ft. tall. yes just after flowering ends 8
Thalictrum occidentale Western Meadowrue Perennial, scattered in lower woodland beds. Foliage clumps resemble Columbine. Send up sparsely leafed stems topped by puffs of small flwoers, each consisting of four sepals and a prominent cluster of stamens. Foliage is good in arrangements. Divide clumps every 4 or 5 years. Late spring or summer. yes
Thymus prostrate x 6
Thymus citriodorus 'Archer's Gold' Lemon Thyme Herb garden 4
Trillium Bulbs x 3 sets of 3 (pretty red trillium)
Campanula Belladonna.
Vaccinium Ovatum x 6
Viburnum Carlesii Korean spice viburnum. [West/SW fence by hostas?] Deciduous. Loose, open habit to 4-8 ft. tall and wide. Leaves downy beneath, turn reddish purple in autumn; inconsistent fall color. Pink buds in 2-3 in. clusters open to sweetly fragrant white flowers in spring. Blue-black fruit not showy. Prune to prevent legginess. Aphids, thrips, spider mites, scale, and root weevils are potential pests. Keep sulphur sprays off leaves.
Viburnum tinus ‘Spring Boquet’ x 5 NW corner potato patch. Evergreen, Mediterranean native, to 4-6 ft high and wide. Leathery dark green. Wine red new stems. Blooms from fall to spring; tight clusters of pink buds open to lightly fragrant white flowers. Bright metallic blue fruits last thru summer. Dense foliage to ground makes it good for hedges, screens. Susceptible to mites.
Lewisia Cotidylon
Alchemilla mollis 'Thriller' x 10ish Lady's Mantle June-July
Montia Parvifolia Miner's Lettuce woodland, north driveway strip
Spiraea pyramidata pyramid spiraea Erect to spreading shrub. Leaves on upper section coated with crisp hairs. Leaves oblong, 1–3 in. long, entire or toothed above middle. Inflorescence is conical or pyramid-shaped, about 2 times as long as wide, crowded with white flowers, buds may be slightly pink. Flower sepals reflexed, petals small and round. Grows in bottoms of valleys along streambanks, moist to dry places in canyons, at low to mid-elevations. early summer yes Deadhead after flowering to promote a second bloom. Prune after bloom. Blooms on stems grown the previous year. yes woodland and patio
hydrophyllum tenuipes pacific waterleaf Came with Harlan transplants. Hydrophyllum tenuipes is an herbaceous perennial plant native to western North America from British Columbia to northern California. The Hydrophyllum tenuipes plant spreads by rhizomes to form large colonies in wooded areas. Wikipedia yes woodland, west fence