Plant Database

Arboretum All-Star Plant Database

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Japanese holly fern

Japanese holly fern

Latin Name
Cyrtomium falcatum
Description

Evergreen fern with dramatic, dark-green glossy fronds that resemble holly leaves; provides a lush look in dark shady areas of the garden; can tolerate high-mineral irrigation water.

winter daphne

winter daphne

Latin Name
Daphne odora ‘Aureomarginata’
Description

Shiny variegated leaves are attractive all year; requires little maintenance; intensely fragrant flowers perfume cool winter air.

desert spoon

desert spoon

Latin Name
Dasylirion wheeleri
Description

Evergreen desert plant with long, narrow, blue-gray leaves; cream-colored flowers emerge in summer on tall spikes; drought tolerant and makes a striking accent plant; attracts beneficial insects.

Cooper’s ice plant

Cooper’s ice plant

Latin Name
Delosperma cooperi
Description

Linear succulent foliage creeps along the ground, making an attractive apple-green mat; bright pink-purple flowers bloom in spring, summer, and fall.

hens and chicks

hens and chicks

Latin Name
Echeveria ‘Imbricata’
Description

Lovely, drought-tolerant edging plant for partial shade; sculptural foliage rosettes look like blue-green succulent “flowers;” spreads by producing plantlets that slowly form a groundcover.