127 posts in Plant Profiles

January 2012 Plant Profile: Salix lasiandra

In the managed landscape, there are several species and cultivated varieties of Salix that are highly attractive.

Read more

December 2011 Plant Profile: Ilex x koehneana

UWBG has the one of the largest Holly collections in North America and Iles x koehneana goes unnoticed until one gets up close to admire its bold presence as a broadleaf evergreen shrub.

Read more

November 2011 Plant Profile: Acer griseum

Best known for it’s papery bark, Acer griseum is one of the most beloved landscape trees here in the Pacific Northwest.

Read more

October 2011 Plant Profile: Vitis coignetiae

Another woody plant has captured our attention this month and is deserving of this autumn highlight and that’s the Crimson Glory Vine. While most grapes are fruiting now and express some fall color, this outstandingly large and colorful vine is mesmerizing to see especially when back lit by the western exposure of the sun.

Read more

September 2011 Plant Profile: Vitex agnus-castus

The Vitex specimen here at CUH is just coming into bloom and will peak in the next couple of weeks attracting bees, butterflies, and other wildlife.

Read more

August 2011 Plant Profile: Eucomis bicolor

Eucomis bicolor is one of the more common and easily sought after species as it truly showcases why this genus is known as “pineapple lily”

Read more

July 2011 Plant Profile: Triteleia (Brodiaea)

Triteleia are somewhat of a taxonomic nightmare, but truly a much overlooked summer flowering bulb!

Read more

June 2011 Plant Profile: Glumicalyx goseloides

Walking down the Soest Garden path, it’s very easy to miss seeing Nodding Chocolate Flower, a remarkable perennial plant all the way from South Africa.

Read more

May 2011 Plant Profile: Daphne x transatlantica ‘Summer Ice’

Daphne ‘Summer Ice’ is becoming a widely recognized small shrub for the Pacific Northwest. It’s dependable, easy to care for, once established, and possesses fine qualities as such persistent leaves (for the most part) and wonderfully sweet fragrance that’s present almost year round.

Read more

April 2011 Plant Profile: Osmanthus delavayi

One of the most useful and attractive evergreen shrubs for the Pacific Northwest, this fragrant, spring blooming gem is hardy, easy to grow and highly adaptable to our climate.

Read more
Back to Top