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Un lr» |t| 1 ho i j ¿i I >it is densely rounded and Fr^nc colonics. The 1to 44n.-k>ng.

- Widp r " * i n Xfr - • ' • ••• —

/7/Í7IW mare/)' f°//v (v5Vcr i vt- for four to six weeks. Pro-

«*/> ' 'nf uf/ ?6t»in to relatively heavy ■ ■ - Anmuingb ^ ,t1 tolerant than C/rtJ.

Fit- <Lireat choice in a shrub

ae fo *^Ioricia ipact f«rrns. including ¿iv¿i líatele. They grow 2Vi s large colonies, whereas

Is * >utls .'ind pink (or liKht pink) -lito form. Habit Is like that of

Itivars Ale/ Varieties. cor ompact^a and 'Hummingbird', ft. ig/l. * Humming

Compacta ' 'PinkSpr^


s j hUlC>duction with deep rose-colored, rH- Cirows 6to8 ft. fiigh. An outstanding

Clethro oéntk*o (alt color

Clethra oMoko Hummmqtmf tlo»*n

Clethra oMoko Hummmqtmf tlo»*n

Colu tea arborescens

Common Bladder-Senna

An essentially unknown shrub in American gardens and, to my knowledge, not particularly prized in any countrv. Ihe sum of its ornamental parti, however, makes it worth considering- It is a large, rounded, sometimes scruffy shrub that may require pruning to keep it tidy. 1 he bright green, compound pinnate leaves are com-[Htsed of 9 to 13 leaflets, each V: to \ in, long. The foliage color is distinct from that uf many other shrubs, and it seems to jump out and identify the plant. The *A-In king, pea-shaped flowers are yellow with red markings and appear in six to eight-Howe red racemes from May to July, f he flowers do not overwhelm, but they are curiously pretty— with the right amount of imagination they conjure visions of "Yosemite Sam." The lj if la ted, pealike fruit, 3 in. long and 1 '/j in, wide, range in color from green to reddish to brown at maturity. Transplant from a container into any soil short of permanently wet. I iw the sjvecies on hot, dry sites; it might be a decent choice for highway right-of-ways. Grows 6 to 8 ft. high and wide. Zones 5 to 7, Mediterranean region* southeastern F.urojie.

Camp tot lia peregrin a


1 have loved this denizen of sandy, acid soil since my days as a graduate student at the University of Massachusetts, where the nearby highway verges were covered with the shrub. Small, dainty, wispy, spreading, and colonizing, li forms broad, Mar-topped colonies. The 2- to 4ta-tn.~1ong, dark green, deeply Incised leases give the plant a woodsy appearance. Transplant only as a container specimen. Thrives in low-fertility soils, In sun or light shade. Good "no maintenance" groundcover for naturalistic plantings. Grows 2 to 4 ft. high, A to H ft. wide or more. Zones 2 to 6. Nova Scotia to Manitoba, south to North C arolina.

Color eo prboreiceny Common Bladder-Senna

CompfortPQ ptregrtna, Sw«tfern

Cofnpionrcr peregrino fol-jye vr

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