Duchess of Edinburgh Clematis

A large-flowered variety; 4″-6″ white double rosettes with a pale green tint. Blooms May-June.  Height – 8-12 ft. Deadhead after first wave of blooms to promote new blooms. Often re-blooms in late summer. Plant clematis in full sun or part shade. Requires moist well-drained soil, and a trellis or arbor for support. Clematis’ needs their roots shaded, so plants other plants at its feet or cover the soil with small stones.  USDA Zones 4-8.

 

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Horticulture Report: Calycanthus ‘Venus’

Plant Name: Calycanthus ‘Venus’Calycanthus Venus
Common Name: Sweetshrub
Plant type: Deciduous shrub
Height: 8-10 ft
Spread:   5-7 ft
Bloom Time:  May to July
Flower Color:  White,  with purple & yellow centers
Exposure: Full Sun or Part Shade (tolerates being almost in full shade)
Soil Requirements: Rich well-drained loam, but tolerates clay soil
Water Needs: Medium moist
Attributes:Showy Magnolia-like fragrant flowers, Glossy green leaves, Fall color
Note: Prune out root suckers to prevent spreading
Uses:  Hedge, Accent or Specimen Plant, Foundation Plantings, Cut Flowers, Naturalizing
Native to: Hybridized patented plant by Dr. Tom Ranney, North Carolina State University
USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-9

 

 

 

(Available at Forest Farms Nursery, Williams Oregon)

Horticulture Report: American Cranberry Bush

Viburnum trilobum (American Cranberry Bush)
Cultivar: Bailey Compact
Plant type: Deciduous Shrub
Height:   5-6 ft    Spread: 5-6 ft
Bloom Time: Late Spring -Early Summer
Flower Color: White
Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil Requirements: Acid, Moist well-drained
Water Needs: Average, do not overwater!
Attributes: Oregon native, low maintenance, dense, compact round shrub, burgundy fall foliage, showy fruit, seasonal interest
Note: Berries non-edible
Uses: Woodland Garden, Borders
USDA Zone: 2a – 7b