1) Arbutus unedo Strawberry Tree
- Autumn brings bright white bell flowers and deep red-orange fruit, both of which are set off by the deep-green, leathery leaves.
- Hidden under the foliage are attractive stems with shredding red-brown bark.
2) Berberis (Mahonia) fortunei Chinese Mahonia
- Many evergreen Mahonias have excellent textural foliage, from large and bold to low and delicate.
- Berberis fortunei can be found growing low to the ground on our Sino-Himalayan hillside.
3) Rhododendron decorum
- This aptly named rhododendron species has especially handsome foliage, typical of the elepidote (non-scaly) division of rhododendrons.
- The white funnel-shaped flowers are particularly fragrant.
- An excellent specimen can be found along Azalea Way as part of our Plant Parenthood display at the Rhododendron Hybrid Bed.
4) Rhododendron sinofalconeri
- The excellent bold foliage of this rhododendron can be found on our Sino-Himalayan hillside.
- This species is one of the hardiest large-leaf rhododendrons and can quickly grow into a small tree.
5) Vaccinium ovatum Evergreen Huckleberry
- Always a stalwart member of shady gardens in the Pacific Northwest, the delicate texture blends well with ferns, hostas and other shade-loving perennials.
- New foliage is bright red, eventually fading to a deep green.
- The hardy stems make excellent cutting material to bring indoors for the holidays.