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Landscape Shrubs J-L by Common Name

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Common Name Scientific Name Comments 
Japanese Camellia
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Camellia japonica
  • Size: medium (8' tall by 8' wide)
  • Flowers: very showy. Flowers variable (single/double; white, pink, red); flowers typically January thru March. More likely to see flower bud damage on this than Sasanqua Camellia (C. sasanqua)
  • Fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: none/ broadleaf evergreen; Coarser leaves than Sasanqua Camellia (C. sasanqua)
  • Culture: best in rich, moist soil; partial sun; Best in cold hardiness zones 7 & 8
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: screen, back of mixed shrub border
  • Cultivars: many for variation in flowers (color, single/double)
Japanese Falsecypress; Golden
Thumbnail picture of Japanese Falsecypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Filifera Aurea') shrub showing golden hue of foliage.  Select for larger image and more information.  
Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Filifera Aurea'
  • Size: medium (7' tall by 7' wide) yellow foliaged conifer
  • Culture: best in rich, moist soil, sun; avoid open windy situations in Arkansas
  • Cultivar: this cultivar has distinctive threadlike yellow foliage. There are many other wonderful cultivars of C. pisifera that make great specimens
Japanese Floweringquince
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Chaenomeles japonica
  • Size: medium (5' tall by 7' wide) deciduous shrub; Thorns on stem
  • Flowers: very showy. Very early spring flowering; pink/white/coral/orange
  • Fruit: rare. Looks like a ‘Yellow Delicious’ apple
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: full sun. Best in rich, moist soil. But generally tough
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: beds, low ground cover, foundations
  • Cultivars: many, mostly based on flower color or plant size
Japanese Kerria
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Kerria japonica
  • Size: medium (4' tall by 7' wide) deciduous shrub
  • Flowers: beautiful deep yellow flowers mid-spring and then sporadically throughout the year
  • Fruit: not significant
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: partial sun to shade ('forsythia for the shade'); drought tolerant once established
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Use: flowering shrub for shade, masses
  • Stems green & zig-zag
  • Cultivar: 'Pleni flora' (double), 'Picta' (leaves edged white)
Japanese Privet
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Ligustrum japonicum
  • Size: large (10' tall by 10' wide) broadleaf evergreen
  • Flowers: showy, white/cream terminal panicles in late May, some may find odor offensive
  • Fruit: 1/4" blue-black berry (drupe)
  • Fall color: none/broadleaf evergreen
  • Culture: full sun; adaptable to most soils
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Uses: screen, corner of foundation, best adapted to zones 7 and 8
  • Very similar to L. lucidum (less cold hardy)
Japanese Snowball Viburnum
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Viburnum plicatum
  • Sized: large (10' tall by 10' wide) deciduous shrub
  • Flowers: snow white 'snowballs' of sterile flowers; mid-April
  • Fruits: none (sterile)
  • Fall color: maroon
  • Culture: sun to partial shade; fairly adaptable once established
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Use: large shrub beds
  • This is an anomaly since a botanical species should be able to reproduce by seed and this does not. It is the Doublefile Virburnum (var. tomentosum) that produces seed!!! Kind of backwards
Japanese TernstroemiaThumbnail picture closeup of Japanese Ternstroemia (Ternstroemia gymnanthera f. Cleyera gymna.) foliage and pale red berry-like fruit  Select for larger images and more information.   Ternstroemia gymnanthera
(f. Cleyera gymna.)
  • Size: large (9' tall by 9' wide) broadleaf evergreen
  • Flowers: interesting but typically not dramatic
  • Fruit: not showy
  • Fall/winter color: broadleaf evergreen, foliage turns deep purple in winter
  • Culture: full sun to partial shade; adaptable to soils; best suited to cold hardiness zones 7 & 8
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Uses: wide hedge/screen plant
  • Incorrectly sold in most garden centers as Cleyera gymnanthera
Japgarden Juniper
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Juniperus procumbens
  • Size: low (1' tall by 7' wide) needle evergreen
  • Needles: all juvenile (awl-shaped)
  • Culture: full sun
  • Use: Ideal for cascading over walls; Japanese gardens. Another good choice for Arkansas
Lantanaphyllum Viburnum
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Viburnum x rhytodophylloides
  • Size: large (10' tall by 10' wide) semi-evergreen to broadleaf evergreen. Very coarse texture
  • Flowers: creamy white flowers, mid-April
  • Fruits: significant, red turns black
  • Fall color: none
  • Culture: sun to partial shade; adaptable to most soils
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Use: back of mixed shrub border
  • V. rhytodphyllum (evergreen) x V. lantana (deciduous)
Leatherleaf Mahonia
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Mahonia bealei
  • Size: medium (6' tall by 7' wide) broadleaf evergreen
  • Flowers: lemon yellow, terminal cluster late winter/early spring
  • Fruit: dramatic clusters of blue/purple fruits April - June
  • Fall/winter color: none/broadleaf evergreen
  • Culture: partial shade/shade in Arkansas, leaves yellow if too much sun; moist soil best
  • Disease/insect: none serious
  • Use: Evergreen leaves give plant a tropical look, Oriental gardens; More common than Oregon Hollygrape (M. aquifolium) in Arkansas
Leyland Cypress
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X Cupressocyparis leylandii
  • Size: very fast growing, pyramidal (25' tall by 10' wide) conifer
  • Culture: tolerant of soil; full sun
  • Disease/insect: increasing problem with Seridium and Botryosphaeria canker; bagworm
  • Use: hedge/screen plant; Christmas tree
  • Intergeneric (Cupressus x Chamaecyparis) hybrid
Littleleaf Boxwood
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Buxus microphylla
  • Size: small (3' tall by 3' wide) broadleaf evergreen
  • Flowers/fruits: not significant
  • Fall color: none/broadleaf evergreen; will go off color in late winter (dull orange)
  • Culture: partial shade to shade; must provide adequate water in summer. Best suited to Northwest Arkansas. Intolerant of wet/heavy soils
  • Disease/insect: none significant
  • Use: Tolerates shearing; excellent choice for formal garden
  • Cultivars: many. Most hybrids or cultivars of variety koreana. Reasons: tighter habit, better leaf color, cold hardiness