I find myself turning to these plants again and again. Sure, you've seen some of them on lists before, and you'll likely see them on lists again. But that shouldn't be surprising. They're great plants for good reasons. Still, I like to think that you might find a plant or two you're not growing yet, and your garden will be enhanced by the addition.
Japanese Stewartia - Stewartia pseudocamellia A garden-sized tree with wonderful exfoliating winter bark, fabulous fall color and summertime bloom.
Crape myrtle -Lagerstroemia Same attributes as above, but will take full blasting sun. Select cultivars known for dependable fall color and attractive bark. I like Natchez, Miami, and Zuni.
Sango-kaku Japanese maple - Acer palmatum 'Sango-kaku' Japanese maple celebrated for its dramatic red stems in winter, fall color, and its graceful presence in the summer garden.
Jelena witch hazel - Hamamelis x intermedia 'Jelena' An attractive vase-shaped shrub offering vibrant orange blooms in winter and reliable fall color.
Paperbush - Edgeworthia chrysantha An unbeatable shrub for winter bloom and fragrance. Silky buds, beautiful in their own right, expand on bare branch to soft yellow, wonderfully fragrant flowers on this daphne relative.
Aztec Pearl Mexican orange - Choisya ternata 'Aztec Pearl' Finely cut evergreen foliage looks good year round. Fragrant white blooms in early season.
Sweet box - Sarcococca ruscifolia A garden workhorse. Tough; shade- & drought-tolerant, fragrant winter blooms, glossy evergreen foliage contributes all season structure.
Charity Oregon grape - Mahonia x media 'Charity' A super-tough shrub with toothy evergreen foliage. Vibrant yellow flowers in winter are a veritable hummer magnet.
Silver Mist dwarf cedar - Cedrus deodara 'Silver Mist' This slow-growing, downward-draping dwarf conifer contributes wonderful foliage color and texture.
New Zealand flax - Phormium Bold, strappy foliage adds drama, verve, and color to your garden. I especially like Tricolor, Maori Maiden and Platt's Black.
Maiden Grass - Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light' Ornamental grass that I've found to be relatively flop-proof. Finely textured foliage, fall flowers that hold up well through most winters.
Japanese forest grass - Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' Looking good month after month; this graceful grass is a key contributor spring to fall. An excellent plant for repeating within the garden at strategic points; lending continuity and rhythm to the overall scene.
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