1) Illicium henryi Henry Anise Tree
- This attractive evergreen shrub is native to China.
- It has star-shaped flowers in pink to deep crimson, anise-scented leaves when bruised and is tolerant of shade.
- This specimen is located adjacent to the Lookout Loop Trail in the Asiatic Maple collection. Grid 25-1E, if using our mobile interactive plant map.
2) Leptospermum scoparium Manuka
- A broad-leafed evergreen shrub native to New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, New Zealand.
- Cultivars produce red, pink or white flowers in both single and double varieties. Flowers give way to small woody capsules containing tiny seeds. Bees love the flowers.
- Many are still in flower in the Pacific Connections Garden’s New Zealand display.
3) Lomandra longifolia ‘Breeze’ Dwarf Mat Rush
- This attractive evergreen perennial with tiny creamy yellow flowers is native to Australia.
- The cultivar ’Breeze’ is much smaller than the type, growing 24”-40” in size.
- Several can be found in flower in our Pacific Connections Australia Entry Garden.
4) Lomatia tinctoria Guitar Plant
- An unusual Tasmanian Proteaceous, small-suckering shrub with fern-like foliage that can be grown in full sun or partial shade.
- Its common namesake is from the flower buds that somewhat resemble a guitar.
- Also, it can be found in flower now in our Pacific Connections Australia Entry Garden (across the path from Lomandra ‘Breeze’ mentioned above).
5) Veronica pimelioides v. glaucocaerulea
- This hebe from New Zealand is an excellent drought-tolerant, low-growing shrub and an excellent rock garden border plant.
- It has grayish-green foliage with pale lilac flowers.
- Go see it in the Pacific Connections Garden’s New Zealand display while it is still in flower.