1) Berberis fortunei Fortune’s Mahonia
- Native to China, this shrub sports deep-red new growth when grown in sunnier locations.
- The mature size is 6-12 feet tall and just as wide.
- This specimen is located in the Sino-Himalayan Collection (Grid 25-1W).
2) Buxus wallichiana Himalayan Boxwood
- A large shrub or small tree native to the northwestern Himalaya and known for very dense, hard wood.
- Trained as a small tree, our specimen is nearing its mature size at 10 feet.
- This specimen is located in the Pinetum near the Wilcox Footbridge (Grid 39-4W).
3) Illicum henryi Henry Anise Tree
- Native to China, this evergreen shrub has excellent, glossy foliage and small-but-noticeable red flowers that turn to unique star-shaped fruit in the fall.
- This species is related to the plant from which the anise spice is derived.
- This specimen is located along the Ridgetop Trail near the Magnolia and Asiatic Maple Collections (Grid 24-1W).
4) Lithocarpus henryi Henry’s Stone Oak
- An evergreen tree native to China, the large, lance-shaped leaves give this tree a unique appearance.
- This tree can reach heights of 60 feet in its native range.
- This specimen is located along the service road, east of the Sino-Himalayan Collection (Grid 24-B).
5) Stachyurus yunnanensis Yunnan Stachyurus
- The new growth of this Chinese shrub emerges pinkish-red and fades to green throughout the summer.
- The new stems remain red until the following spring.
- Located in the Sino-Himalayan Collection (Grid 25-1W)