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    Weeping Japanese Maple - Acer palmatum dissectum 'Red Dragon'

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    HOLLYHOCKS - 1) Full sun to partial shade. 2) Rich, well drained soil. 3) Biennial, but establish a stand of hollyhocks & they'll reseed each year. 4) Water from below. 5) Height - around 8 ft. 6) Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds

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    Cherry's in the Garden and More: Raindrops, Sunshine, Raindrops

    Raindrops, Sunshine, Raindrops

    Elaeocarpus angustifolius - Fairy Petticoats and Shiva's tears -- Rare tropical plant.

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    Amaranthus Caudatus "Love-Lies-Bleeding"

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    Buttonbush - 28 06 2011, "I photographed this Buttonbush cluster (Cephalanthus occidentalis), also known as Button willow and Honey balls, this morning at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in Washington, D.C. A native wetland tree, it can grow 10-15 feet tall and spread 15-30 feet. The mid-summer blooms are rich in nectar that attracts butterflies and other insects."

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    Abutilon 'Ines' - small to medium shrub, about 1.5m high and wide. Flowers are a lovely combo of soft yellowish-cream petals, backed by dusky, brick-red calyces, and are seen throughout summer.

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    Hydrangea paniculata 'Vanille Fraise' cultivar created by Jean Renault in 2002.

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    Grevillea 'Moonlight'

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    Pyrus 'Silver Frost'

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    Abies 'Silberlocke'

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    False Cypress 'Gold dwarf'

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    Take time to smell the rhododendrons.

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    Pink Chiffon Rose of Sharon

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    This Canadian Hemlock thrives in the shade! More conifer ideas:

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    'Sorbet' peonies - intricate loveliness.......

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    How to Grow Hydrangea from Cuttings

    Himalayan honeysuckle (leycesteria formosa) - This deciduous shrub's other common name ― Himalayan pheasantberry ― hints at the appeal its fruits have for birds. The berries start out green but quickly turn red, then deep purplish black. Grows 6 feet tall and wide. Full sun or light shade. Sunset zones 4-6, 14-17, 20-24.

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    Strawberry tree (Arbutus unedo) - Puffy fruits the size of olives turn from yellow when young to red when mature. The fruits are borne at the same time as urn-shaped flowers among dark evergreen leaves. The species ranges from 8 to 35 feet tall and wide; compact varieties reach only 5 to 8 feet tall. Full sun or partial shade (essential in desert areas). Zones 4-24.

    8 plants with cool-season berries

    Beautyberry (Callicarpa bodinieri 'Profusion'). Round clusters of amethyst to purple berries remain on bare stems after willowlike leaves turn color and drop. This deciduous shrub grows 6 feet tall (sometimes more) and almost as wide. Full sun or light sh

    8 plants with cool-season berries