Audrey's Plantmania

An Annapolis gardener sharing her bounty at bargain prices

Native St Johns Wort / Hypericum densiflorum April 21, 2019


A beautiful native shrub / small tree, with lacy foliage and bright yellow flowers in summer.  Mature trunks develop a shiny bark that looks almost metallic.  Great for winter interest.  Full to part sun, 6 feet tall.  Suckers when mature.


Cercis candensis / Redbud Tree (Native) April 3, 2017

Native Redbud tree blooms in April







This native tree grows to be 8-12 feet tall and requires full to part sun.  Smothered in pink flowers in April.  Seen here on the south side of a giant oak tree.


Harlequin Glory Bower Tree / Clerodendron March 21, 2017

This tree is covered with white, fragrant blossoms in the late summer heat of July and August, and the butterflies adore her.  I often see 3-4 butterflies hovering at the same time over this tree.  After the flowers drop, a beautiful red calyx is left behind, often with a blue berry at the center — two seasons of marvelous interest!

Grows to be 8-10′ tall, 5′ wide, requires half to full sun to bloom.  Full sun.  Read more about it here in Fine Gardening Magazine.



White Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia) March 15, 2010

Filed under: Flowers white,Perennials,Summer Interest,Sun-loving plants,Trees — annapolisplants @ 4:38 am

Perennial multi-trunked tree.  White flowering in July and beautiful bark especially in winter.  15-20′ high, full sun. Very drought tolerant once established.  $5 – $10.