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Iris ensata or Iris kaempferi

Iris ensata

Iris ensata is also known as the Japanese Iris, Japanese Flag, Sword-leaved Iris, Japanese Water Iris, or in Japanese Hanashōbu 花菖蒲 and it was formerly called Iris kaempferi. The name ensata means sword referring to its leaves. Iris ensata It is part of the Iridaceae family of plants and it is native to Japan, China, Korea, and Russia, its native habitat is usually boggy or marshes with low acid soil. ...

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Paeonia ‘Takara’, an Itoh Peony

Paeonia Takara

Paeonia Takara is also known as Takara Peony, or Smith Opus 2. Paeonia Takara is an Itoh Peony. Itoh peonies are hybrids or more accurately described intersectional hybrid peonies credited to Toichi Itoh the Japanese Peony breeder from the 1940s who popularized hybridizing tree peonies with herbaceous peonies. The result is usually a compact plant with masses of large fragrant flowers. Paeonia Takara is considered a herbaceous perennial and is part of the ...

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Euonymus alatus

Euonymus alatus

Euonymus alatus is also known as the Winged Spindle, Burning Bush, Winged Euonymus. It is part of the Celastraceae family of plants. It is native to Northeast Asia and China. Get Euonymus alatus if you are looking for the spectacular red color in autumn foliage. It is a large deciduous shrub. Euonymus alatus foliage is oval and green but and turn a rosy-crimson red in autumn. It can grow to ...

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Rodgersia podophylla

Rodgersia podophylla

Rodgersia podophylla is part of the Saxifragaceae family of plants. It is native to Japan and Korea. It is also known as Rodger’s Bronze-Leaf, Rodgersia podophylla ‘Rodgers Bronze Leaf’, Rodgresia pinnata ‘Rodger’s Bronze Leaf‘. Rodgersia podophylla is a rhizomatous, herbaceous perennial. It is clump-forming. The foliage which starts as bronze later turns into a deep green. The leaves are jaggedly-lobed and palmate. They turn reddish-bronze in autumn. Rodgersia podophylla Rodgersia ...

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Liriope muscari

Liriope muscari is also known as Liriope platyphylla, Liriope graminifolia, Ophiopogon graminifolius, or commonly known as Big blue Lilyturf, Lilyturf, Border Grass, or Monkey Grass. It is part of the Asparagaceae family of plants. Liriope muscari is native to Japan, China, and Taiwan. It is an evergreen. It is a clump-forming tuberous perennial. It is a hardy plant. Liriope muscari has dark leathery grass-like or blade-like foliage. Liriope muscari Liriope ...

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Pittosporum tobira

Pittosporum tobira

Pittosporum tobira is also known as Australian Laurel, Japanese Pittosporum, Japanese Mock Orange, or Japanese Cheesewood. It is native to Japan. Pittosporaceae family of plants. Pittosporum tobira is a slow-growing evergreen shrub. Pittosporum tobira is a hardy plant and drought-tolerant. Pittosporum tobira Its foliage is obovate, dark green, leathery, and glossy. It flowers with terminal clusters or umbels of five-petal white flowers, which later turns yellow. They are fragrant and ...

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Camellia japonica ‘Kumasaka’

Camellia japonica 'Kumasaka'

Camellia japonica ‘Kumasaka’ or Kumasaka Camellia has showy semi-double round flowers in rosy-pink color. It is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub. It is native to Japan. It has a smooth gray bark. Camellia japonica ‘Kumasaka’ is cold hardy, like other Camellias diffused light is best. Camellia japonica ‘Kumasaka’ is part of the Theaceae family of plants. It can grow to 1.5m or 6ft but it is a slow grower and it ...

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Azalea indica var. simsii

Azalea indica var. simsii

Azalea indica var. simsii is native to East Asia, particularly Japan. It is also known as Satsuki Azalea. Azalea indica var. simsii is a perennial shrub. It is from the Ericaceae family of plants. Azaleas, in their native habitat, grow at higher altitudes of 500-2700m or 1650 to 9000ft. Azalea indica var. simsii is a Rhododendron species and is also known as Rhododendron simsii, Rhododendron breynii, Rhododendron danielsianum, Rhododendron decumbens, ...

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Loropetalum chinense

檵木; pinyi Loropetalum chinense

Loropetalum chinense is also known as Chinese Fringe Flower and Strap Flower. It is an average growing shrub. It is native to China and Japan and Burma. It is part of the Hamamelidaceae family of plants. Loropetalum chinense flowers in winter and spring in particular from February to April. Loropetalum Chinese flowers are pink, the leaves also do change color, starting from bronze to green and then burgundy again. The ...

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Spiraea japonica ‘Anthony Waterer’

Spiraea japonica 'Anthony Waterer'

Spiraea japonica ‘Anthony Waterer’ is also known as Spiraea x bumalda ‘Anthony Waterer’, Spiraea japonica var. alpina Maxim, Japanese Meadowsweet, Korean Spiraea ‘Anthony Waterer’, Anthony Waterer Spirea, or Japanese Spirea ‘ Anthony Waterer’. It is part of the Rosaceae family of plants. Spiraea japonica ‘Anthony Waterer’ is an upright deciduous shrub. It is native to riparian or wetlands in Japan, China, and Korea, however, it does not tolerate saturated soil for a very ...

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