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Redbud, Cercis canadensis, is a small deciduous tree that adds elegant beauty to the urban environment in Portland, Oregon. It's used as a street tree and in median strips on major highways. It's native to North America east of the Rockies and widely used in landscaping throughout the country. ... See MoreSee Less
A beautiful evergreen shrub 6 feet or more tall, Chinese fringe flower, Loropetalum chinense var rubrum, blooms in spring with strap-shaped petals. It does best in USDA zones 8 through 10 but tolerates protected sites in zone 7 as well. ... See MoreSee Less
We love this approach to a neighbor's house, framed by shore pine (Pinus contorta) and coral bark Japanese maple (Acer palmatum). ... See MoreSee Less
Darwin's barberry, Berberis darwinii, was discovered for western science by European botanist/naturalist Charles Darwin in Chile during the voyage of the Beagle. A handsome evergreen shrub with striking tangerine flowers, it was given the scientific name by Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker at Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew Gardens. ... See MoreSee Less
We love to see serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia) on our forest walks. Good for bees and the tasty blue-black fruits are delicious for birds. The berries are used to make pemmican. ... See MoreSee Less